Stories for July 2013


Wednesday, July 31

Elite field ready for major tuneup at Bridgestone

AKRON, Ohio — In the dark, head-to-head, 11 shots clear of the pack, from rooftops and in every other conceivable way, Tiger Woods has dominated at Firestone Country Club.

Barnes is fighting to keep his tour card

RENO – Ricky Barnes spent the better part of 90 minutes working on his chipping Tuesday afternoon at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Pro Bowl rosters to be determined by draft

NEW YORK — The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains.

Franklin makes it 3 for 3 at swimming worlds

BARCELONA, Spain — Missy Franklin climbed to the top of the podium to collect a prize she really wanted.

Gaudin, Pill lead Giants to 9-2 win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — When Chad Gaudin gets a hit, the rest of the San Francisco Giants have to join along.

Bautista’s late double lifts Blue Jays past A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — R.A. Dickey still believes the Toronto Blue Jays can make something of this season, even sitting in last place in the difficult AL East. They won Wednesday despite four errors.

Lifetime ban on table for A-Rod

NEW YORK — Major League Baseball is threatening to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the game for life unless the New York Yankees star agrees not to fight a lengthy suspension for his role in the sport’s latest drug scandal, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

Obituary: Anne Marie Jones

May 20, 1944 - July 23, 2013 Anne was born in Albany, Calif. and grew up in the Bishop-Lone Pine area. She moved to Carson City in 1971 where she held various jobs ranging from waitress to corrections officer in all three prisons. Anne retired as a Deputy Sheriff for Carson City Sheriff’s Dept. in December of 1999.

Obituary: Gail Lynn White

Dec. 3, 1957 - July 10, 2013 Gail Lynn White, 55 years old, passed away at her home on July 10, 2013. Gail was a loving mother to both of her daughters. Gail volunteered with the Special Olympics of Northern Nevada and she also did a lot with the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. Gail worked for the Division of Environmental Protection for eight years.

Obituary: Rozina “Rose” Nelson

Jan. 17, 1929 - July 28, 2013 Rozina “Rose” Nelson, 84, of Rochester, MN. passed away Sunday July 28th 2013, while in Dayton Nevada.

Tuesday, July 30

Flynn solidifying role as Raiders QB

NAPA, Calif. — Matt Flynn is solidifying his role as starting quarterback for the Oakland Raiders one year after losing that same job in training camp in Seattle.

49ers’ experienced O-line ready for new challenge

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In unison, offensive linemen Alex Boone, Joe Staley and Adam Snyder stood up from their post-practice ice baths and headed for the locker room to prepare for afternoon meetings.

Henry ready for RTO title defense

RENO — J.J. Henry’s reign as defending champion of the Reno-Tahoe Open got off to an inauspicious start.

Community WildCats roll to third tournament crown

The Nevada WildCats U-18 softball squad won its third tournament of the year last weekend at Incline Village. The locals went 7-0 in the two-day event.

Obituary: Daniel Schultz

Aug. 5, 1943 - June 23, 2013 A Celebration of Life for Dan Schultz will be held Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 11 a. m. at The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV 89406 (775) 423-8928.

Obituary: Mary Margaret Belton

Mary Margaret Belton, 64, of Battle Mountain, died Wednesday, July 24, 2013 after more than a year long battle with cancer. She was born August 10, 1948 to Ruby and Frank Adams of Fallon and was an only child as a result of her older siblings having passed prior to her birth. She married Charles Belton on November 29, 1969.

Obituary: Deann Dodson

April 7, 1945 - July 25, 2013 Deann passed away on July 25th at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City after her long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Obituary: John Thomas Kvam

John Thomas Kvam, born July 29, 1946 in San Pedro, California to Grace and Arthur Kvam, passed away peacefully at his home July 22, 2013.

Death Notice: Theresa Zorbas

Theresa Zorbas passed away July 29, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: Wayne Wilfred Cline

Aug. 23, 1931 - July 26, 2013 Wayne Wilfred Cline, long time Fallon resident, passed away on July 26, 2013 at Churchill Banner Hospital after a short illness. Wayne was born in Y

Death Notice: Alice Evelyn Hale

Alice Evelyn Hale, age 83, passed away on July 26, 2013 in Fallon. Arrangements are with the Smith Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Fallon, (775) 423-2255.

Fallon all-stars struggle in Arizona

Fallon’s Babe Ruth all-star teams struggled in their regional tournament after winning state earlier in the month.

Aces walk-off with series win

A fielding error by Tacoma Rainiers first baseman Jesus Montero with one out in the ninth allowed Chris Owings to score the winning run in a 7-6 walk-off Aces victory Monday afternoon in the series finale.

Monday, July 29

In Memory of Scott Douglas Henslee

May 8, 1981 - July 30, 2009 We miss you in so many ways. We miss the things you used to say,

Reno-Tahoe Open is about more than golf

Chris Hoff, the new director of the Reno-Tahoe Open, summed it up perfectly.

Saturday, July 27

Death Notice: Gary William Lundergreen

Gary William Lundergreen, 78 of Stateline, passed away July 22, 2013 at his home. FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is caring for arrangements, (775) 782-1999.

Obituary: John H. Drayer

John H. Drayer, age 71, passed away on July 17, 2013. John retired from the State of Nevada, Department of Motor Vehicles and had lived in Corona, CA for the past 20 years.

Obituary: Margaret Ann Sanborn

Margaret Ann Sanborn, 81, passed away July 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Margaret was born March 23, 1932 in Superior, WI to Theodore and Margaret Gunderson. Margaret married Walter “Russ” Sanborn in 1953. She left Superior to accompany her husband when he went into the Air Force on active duty in 1955.

Schierholtz’s homer in 9th lifts Cubs over Giants, 1-0

SAN FRANCISCO — Nate Schierholtz homered off former teammate Sergio Romo with one out in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win over the San Francisco Giants on Saturday night.

Record-breaking kokanee hooked in Lake Tahoe

For several excruciating seconds, the monster kokanee salmon thrashed about behind the boat.

Norris hits 2-run HR in A’s 3-1 win over Angels

OAKLAND, Calif. — Derek Norris asks for pinch hitting advice from Oakland hitting coach Chili Davis and other veterans who have played in the NL.

Asomugha is feeling at home with Niners

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — A fresh start in a familiar place is bringing out the best in Nnamdi Asomugha.

Woodson back in familiar environment with Raiders

NAPA, Calif. — Charles Woodson is back on the familiar practice fields in Napa once again wearing the No. 24 Oakland Raiders jersey he had for his first eight NFL seasons.

Tahoe celebrity golf tournament was a fun event

I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience covering the celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe last week.

Friday, July 26

Racing heats up as temperatures soar at Fernley

Both the weather and the racing were hot at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last Saturday night. Despite the triple-digit temperatures, the track came in beautifully and the racers loved it.

Death Notice: Joan O. Casinella

Joan O. Casinella, 76, passed away July 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Lucinda Belle Smith

Born in Santa Cruz, CA, to Joe and Evelyn Scott, Lucinda grew up in Tulare, CA. She lived and raised a family in Bishop, CA for 41 years and spent her remaining years in Carson City, NV.

Death Notice: Amedee “Frenchy” Minaberry

Amedee “Frenchy” Minaberry, 79, passed away July 8, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (75) 782-1999.

Death Notice: John T. Kvam

John T. Kvam, 66, a Carson City resident, passed away July 22, 2013 at his home. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is caring for arrangements.

Death Notice: Jack D. Rubin

Jack D. Rubin, 81, passed away in Carson City, Nevada on July 19, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Paul Sigmond Riggs

Dec. 7, 1935 - July 21, 2013 Paul Sigmond Riggs was born in Raleigh, NC. on December 7, 1935 and passed away in Carson City on July 21, 2013.

Thursday, July 25

Media shows no respect for Pack football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football team didn’t receive a whole lot of respect this week from the media at the Mountain West’s two-day media event in Las Vegas. The Pack was picked to finish fourth in the West Division.

Kaepernick strives to get 49ers back to Super Bowl

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick’s every move is scrutinized now that he has reached rock-star status as a third-year quarterback with the NFL’s top-selling jersey.

Wednesday, July 24

Obituary: Mary Lou (Hovenden) Noel

Mary Lou Noel passed away peacefully Thursday, July 18, 2013 In Carson City, her home of over 50 years. A lifelong Nevadan, Mary Lou was born in Ely, Nevada April 18, 1925 To Dr. Ontie and Lillie Hovenden. She was raised in McGill Nevada in the shadow of the Ruby Mountains, and after finishing High School; she attended and graduated from University of Nevada-Reno in 1945.

In Memory of Harry Steinert

July 25, 1930 - July 29, 2013 Your Smile Though your smile is gone forever,

WNC softball signs 11 players

Western Nevada College softball coach Leah Wentworth is seeing both depth and versatility in her recruiting class. Among the 11 players who have signed letters of intent, seven can play multiple positions. And for the second straight season, Wentworth will welcome seven players with ties to Nevada.

Heat greets Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runners

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — In a sport as physically and mentally demanding as ultrarunning, record-breaking heat is no one’s friend.

Tuesday, July 23

WildCats go 1-3 in tourney at Incline

The U-18 Nevada WildCats, who were playing shorthanded, compiled a 1-3 record at an ASA tourney at Incline Village last weekend.

Obituary: Amanda Faith Keeney

Aug. 24, 1984 - July 18, 2013 Matthew 11:28 & 30 28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Obituary: Michelle Marie Stratton

May 30, 1970 - July 10, Michelle Marie Stratton was born on May 30, 1970, and went to be with our Lord on July 10, 2013. Michelle was a 32 year NV resident and has lived in Dayton, NV with her family since 2008.

Obituary: Robert E. Vickney Jr.

Bob Vickney passed away on July 14, 2013 in Rocklin, CA. Bob was born in Las Vegas and grew up in Carson City, Nevada. Graduated from Carson High School in 1981 moved to California to pursue his education and play football. He attended Merced College 1981-1983. Chico State College 1983- 1987 earned his bachelor of Art in Physical Education.

Death Notice: Joan O. Casinella

Joan O. Casinella, 76, passed away July 23, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Shirley Marion Delosh

Shirley Marion Delosh, 84 of Carson City, passed away on July 20, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Liu earns medalist honors again at Martis Camp Club

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Jim Liu, 17, of Smithtown, N.Y., shot a 5-under-par 67 on Tuesday to earn medalist honors for the second consecutive year in the 2013 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship at the par-72, 7,740-yard Martis Camp Club.

Monday, July 22

Obituary: Edwin (Ed) Elmer Walton, Sr.

Sep. 10, 1917 - July 17, 2013 Edwin (Ed) Elmer Walton, Sr. was born on September 10, 1917 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Charles and Lillian Walton. He graduated from high school in Green Bay and enlisted in the Army in 1943. He was assigned to an infantry regiment as a radio/communications lineman

Death Notice: Paul S. Riggs

Paul S. Riggs, 77, of Carson City, passed away July 21, 2013. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 882-2644.

Petterson headed to Big League World Series

Mike Petterson spends his days attending to the carpet and flooring needs of residents in and around Carson City. For the next eight days, the city of Easley, S.C., will roll out the red carpet for Petterson, who is working the Big League World Series which begins Wednesday.

ACC Notebook: Michael Phelps jokes about getting back in the pool

STATELINE — Mark Mulder didn’t get to hoist the trophy this year, but he sure finished like a champion.

Sunday, July 21

Billy Joe Tolliver wins American Century Championship in playoff over Mark Rypien

STATELINE –— Billy Joe Tolliver never believed he was out of the championship picture on Sunday, and as it turned out, he wasn’t.

Saturday, July 20

Obituary: Robert (Bob) Noble Stutsman “Bear Claws”

Robert (Bob) Noble Stutsman “Bear Claws” passed away at age 72 on July 15 surrounded by his loving family. Bear was born on January 15, 1941 in Alton, Illinois.

Obituary: John H. Drayer

Nov. 6, 1941 - July 17, 2013 John H. Drayer, age 71, passed away on July 17, 2013. John retired from the State of Nevada, Department of Motor Vehicles and had lived in Corona, CA for the past 20 years.

Death Notice: Donna Sue Hixenbaugh

Donna Sue Hixenbaugh, 83 of Carson City, passed away on July 18, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: John Griffith Campbell Sr.

John Griffith Campbell Sr., aged 89, died on July 14, 2013 at home in Gardnerville. His loving wife, Gloria, preceded him in 2008. He is survived by his three sons, John Griffith Jr. (Nancy), James Moore (Karri) and Robert Lester (Theresa); grandson, Erik (Nicole); granddaughter, Deborah (Nick) and two great-grandchildren, Landon and Mackenzie.

Allen Rowe: Collecting by type boosts coin diversity

There are many strategies when it comes to collecting coins. One that is popular among collectors is collecting by type.

Sweet-shooting Curry in lead

STATELINE — As Stephen Curry walked down the 17th fairway Saturday, he was greeted by footballs and a basketball thrown from the gallery.

Here’s hoping Tiger wins the British Open

I’ll come right out and say it, I hope Tiger Woods breaks out of his majors drought and wins the British Open today.

Friday, July 19

Big Break-NFL coming in fall

STATELINE — At 20 television series, Big Break is one of the longest running reality shows around.

Bell 11th in points in Pro Series

Tonight is Points Race Seven for the Fernley 95A series at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Rypien roars

STATELINE — Mark Rypien won the inaugural American Century Championship back in 1990, and after Friday’s 27-point first-round outburst at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, he’s put himself in great position for a second victory.

ACC Notebook Steph Curry finds tempo in first round

STATELINE — Stephen Curry isn’t used to talking golf, but he sure looks familiar with it on the course.

Obituary: Delbert Leon Marshall

March 11, 1968 - July 12, 2013 Delbert Leon Marshall, age 45, passed away on July 12, 2013 at his residence in Stagecoach, Nevada.

Obituary: Tami Dee Turley (Scolari)

March 23, 1958 - June 20, 2013 Tami Dee Turley (Scolari) was born in San Diego, CA to John M. Scolari & Jeannette M. Melendy. Tami’s family moved to Fallon when she was three years old. She remained a Fallon resident, graduating from Churchill High School in 1976. In 1989, she settled in Pahrump, NV.

Death Notice: Edwin E. Walton Sr.

Edwin E. Walton Sr., 95, passed away July 17, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Michelle M. Stratton

Michelle M. Stratton, a resident of Dayton passed away on July 10, 2013, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 9 a. m., St. Teresa’s Catholic Church is hosting the Memorial. To view the full obituary go to

The usual suspects expect to battle for ACC title

STATELINE — Mention the name Jack Wagner, and you immediately think of heartthrob Frisco Jones from General Hospital or the devilish Dr. Jack Burns from Melrose Place.

Friday Fodder: Northern Nevada shines during Triple-A festivities

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The biggest star this week during the Triple-A All Star festivities in downtown Reno was Northern Nevada and its baseball fans.

Barkley pulls out of ACC with shoulder injury

STATELINE — Charles Barkley has withdrawn from the American Century Championship with a right shoulder injury.

Thursday, July 18

Phelps hits celebrity golf scene

STATELINE — Michael Phelps is taking a realistic approach to his first celebrity golf appearance.

Wednesday, July 17

Triple-A All-Star Game: International stars top PCL

RENO — What started out as a slugfest, turned into a battle of the bullpens at the Triple-A All-Star game.

Celebrities raving about condition of Edgewood

STATELINE — Rick Rhoden has been a fixture at the American Century Championship, and he didn’t pull any punches when asked about Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

Barkley turns Make-A-Wish into a memory of a lifetime

Charles Barkley is never on the top of any golf leaderboards, but he’s been on the top of Preston Garrison’s favorite-person list for 20 years.

Death Notice: Sharon L. Russo

Sharon L. Russo, passed away July 15, 2013 in Minden, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Tuesday, July 16

Wunderlich looking forward to first ACC

STATELINE — When Brad Wunderlich was growing up in St. Louis, he spent his summers working at local golf courses, now it has become his livelihood.

Community sports roundup: Gutierrez, Kalley shine for Tigersharks

Carson Tigersharks swimmers AJ Gutierrez and Ewan Kalley were the second high-point winners in their respective age groups at the recent Swimming at Altitude short course meet at South Lake Tahoe.

Odds in Quinn’s favor

Prominent stars and sports legends are flooding the celebrity golf tournament this week, but behind the autographed footballs, glitzy girlfriends and designer labels, there are two relatively unknown men who have more influence and power than any of the big names.

Rice calls his game ‘OK’ heading into his 18th ACC

STATELINE — Unlike many athletes in the field for the 24th annual American Century Championship, ex-49ers great Jerry Rice took up golf later in life.

Obituary: Duane F. Schupbach

January 11, 1930 - July 15, 2013 Duane F. Schupbach passed away peacefully at his home on July 15, 2013 from complications caused by cancer and a stroke.

Obituary: Elenor Candee Frey Fort

Elenor Candee Frey Fort passed away on June 27, 2013 of natural causes. She was born in Fallon, Nevada to Paul and Virginia Candee on October 30, 1927, and graduated from Churchill County High School in 1946, where she and her brother, Frank, drove school bus routes and played in the band. During her junior year of high school Elenor was selected, for her accomplishments in 4-H leadership and home economics, to represent the State of Nevada at the National 4-H Congress.

Obituary: Leonard F. Lueck

Jan. 1, 1922 - July 13, 2013 Leonard F. Lueck, 91, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2013 with family near him in Gardnerville, NV.

Obituary: Barbara G. Meacham

Oct. 2, 1945 - July 6, 2013 Barbara “Bobbie” Gayle Meacham, devoted wife, mother, and grandmother has passed from this world July 6, 2013. Born October 2, 1945 to Clovis and Odean Benson, she spent much of her life in California, before meeting the love of her life Deloye in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Obituary: Rose Mason Conley

Feb. 7, 1950 - July 9, 2013 Rose Mason Conley passed July 9, 2013 with family by her side in Carson City. She was born on February 7, 1950 to Eleazar and Magdalena Diaz in Santa Barbara, CA.

Lowe set to make celebrity golf debut

Derek Lowe might be ready to hang up his baseball glove, but he’s just getting started with the golf clubs.

Monday, July 15

Death Notice: John G. Campbell Sr.

John G. Campbell Sr., 89, passed away July 14, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Ronald Lee Gilder

Ronald Lee Gilder, 62, passed away July 10, 2013 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Caitlynn Marie Sterkel

Caitlynn Marie Sterkel, 6 years old of Carson City, passed away on July 10, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

Aces’ Davidson wins HR derby

RENO — Kody Reynolds tried to make it a Hollywood ending to Monday’s Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby at Aces Ballpark.

Sunday, July 14

Brown suffers knee injury, out for year

Colby Brown, Carson High’s starting fullback, will miss the entire 2013 season after suffering an ACL and meniscus injury to his left knee earlier this week.

King headed to Columbia College in Sonora

Carson High graduate Rafe King, one of the top basketball players in Northern Nevada the last two seasons, has decided to attend Columbia College in Sonora, Calif., in the fall.

Saturday, July 13

Obituary: James Earl Lay Jr.

uly 15, 1980 - February 3, 2013 God looked around his Garden found an empty place.

Obituary: Matthew Clay Reeder

Jan. 16, 1971 - June 28, 2013 Matthew passed away on June 28 surrounded by his loving family and friends. Matthew graduated from Carson High School and attended UNR. He resided in Reno.

Obituary: Jack Davis

October 10, 1949 - July 9, 2013 A Life Well Lived To the playful, loving one you could always count on and loved a challenge. You will forever be in our hearts with the fullness of love and the abundance of great memories you left with each of us.

Obituary: Gary Martin

June 25, 2013 You will be greatly missed. Being your friend was an honor and a privilege. You were the only friend we had who could say he was shot down twice in one day in Vietnam. Sundays will never be the same.

Celebration of the Life of Thomas James Cook

September 27, 1929 - April 25, 2013 Please join Tom Cook’s family to celebrate the life and times of Thomas J. Cook. There are stories to share about an extraordinary man and thanks to hand out to those who added so much to his life.

Obituary: Marie Elizabeth Dembroge

Aug. 10, 1951 - July 7, 2013 Marie Elizabeth Dembroge passed away on July 7, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Marie was a 41 year Nevada resident and was living in Carson City with her husband, Raymond Dembroge. She was born on August 10, 1951, in San Jose, California and she was 61 years old.

Remembrance Gathering; To Honor the Life of Andrew J. Hansen

Saturday, July 20, 2013; 1 to 4 p.m. at the Silver Oak Clubhouse (on the golf course)

Late pass lands Hirst in victory lane

Kyle Hirst won the King of the West sprint car main at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last Saturday with a late-race pass on Willie Croft in traffic

Friday, July 12

Obituary: Lacee Nicole Shupe

She was loved by all who knew her, sadly she was taken too soon. Lacee was a life long resident of the Carson Valley. She was an avid horse lover and spent many afternoons at the river with her friends. As a young girl Lacee spent years dancing at the Academy of Dance Arts. Lacee was a recent graduate from the Redken International Academy of Style as a nail tech.

Kaepernick needs to start embracing fans

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Colin Kaepernick needs to take a step or two back, catch his breath, collect himself and realize exactly what has happened to his life in the last year. He is no longer little Colin from Turlock, Calif., with the great smile, amazing athletic ability and engaging, friendly personality.

Carson stars eliminated

Reno American used big innings in the fourth and sixth to knock off Carson City, 15-6, in the District I junior all-star tournament Thursday night at Governors Field.

Thursday, July 11

Obituary: William (Hap) Bryan Hancock

September 20, 1929 William (Hap) Bryan Hancock passed away at his residence in Fallon after a short battle with cancer. Hap was born September 20, 1929 in Lakeview, Texas to William Bryan and Alice (Dutchie) Hancock. Hap lived to rope, spent many hours of practicing and teaching the young and the old. Hap enjoyed sharing horsemanship knowledge with close friends especially Gary Crowley.

Obituary: Renee G. Phillips

September 27, 1959 - June 23, 2013 Renee Gail (Mayberry) Phillips was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 27, 1959 and passed away at home surrounded by the love of her family and friends in Dayton, Nevada at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the age of 53, from breast cancer which she fought so hard, for two and a half years.

Obituary: Paul E. Alexander Jr.

Nov. 6, 1924 - June 19, 2013 Paul E. Alexander Jr, 88 of Fallon, Nevada peacefully passed away with his family by his side on June 19, 2013

Death Notice: Daniel Leo McBride

Daniel Leo McBride, 60 of Silver Springs, passed away on July 8, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Cyclists will ride again in Death Ride

Touring the California Alps sounds pleasant enough, calling to mind visions of biking through tree-shrouded hills or pedaling past meadows brimming with wildflowers.

Wednesday, July 10

Smoltz wants to win — not contend — at ACC

After four top-10 finishes, John Smoltz is tired a being a contender at the American Century Championship.

Death Notice: Frank Williams

Frank Williams, 78, passed away June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

U-18 WildCats win South Tahoe tourney

The WildCats’ U-18 softball squad compiled a 4-0-1 record to win the South Tahoe ASA Tournament last weekend. The local squad went 2-0-1 in Saturday pool play, and then came out to beat the Tahoe Smoke 14-2 in the semifinals and the Nevada Lightning, 8-1, in the championship game.

Carson junior stars lose District 1 debut

Centennial Little League scored six runs in its final two at-bats to knock off Carson City, 9-2, in the Junior District 1 all-star opener Tuesday night at Governors Field.

Fajardo headed back to Manning Passing Academy

RENO — Cody Fajardo is heading to Louisiana once again to help teach America’s youth how to become a better quarterback.

Tuesday, July 9

Obituary: Beatrice Rose Gero

Beatrice Rose Gero was born on April 1, 1930 in Stafford Springs, CT. She passed away on July 6, 2013 in Reno Nevada. Bea was married to Edmond Gero on November 4, 1950 and they were married for 62 years. She is survived by her husband, Edmond; daughter, Cynthia D. Gero-Moore (Tony); son, Mark K. Gero and two grandchildren.

Obituary: Beulah Fowler Testolin

Beulah Fowler Testolin, 89, completed her gifts of hospitality and service to others on this earth, passing peacefully, surrounded by family on July 4, 2013. Beulah was born March 6, 1924 in Elida, New Mexico, the first child of Alvin Fowler and Mae Miller Fowler.

Obituary: Joyce Lohr

Joyce Lohr, 83, passed away June 30, 2013 in Susanville, CA with family at her side. Joyce was born February 16, 1930 in Kansas. She moved to Nevada with her husband and two children in 1969 to pursue her dream of owning a ranch. Joyce lived her retirement days at her ranch with her many horses, cats and dogs, who she loved dearly. She was moved to Susanville approximately five years ago after suffering a stroke.

Obituary: Betty Joan Blanchard

Joan was born in Havana, Kansas to Charles and Constance Roberts. She preceded in death by her husband, William; father, Charles; brothers, Bill and Eldon. She is survived by her mother, Connie; sisters, Esther and Caroline; brother, David; sons, George (Kathryn) and Bill; daughter, Connie Badilla (Jimmy Martinez); her grandchildren, Scott Edmunds, Summer Blanchard, Robert Badilla (Diana), Vanessa Badilla, Joseph Badilla and three great-grandchildren.

Obituary: William Jack “Bill” Brinkley

September 8, 1927 - April 26, 2013 Join us in a Celebration of Life Friday, July 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Northern Nevada Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV; with military honors.

Obituary: Steve Larson

June 28, 2013 Steve Larson, 56, of Dayton, Nevada, passed away on June 28, 2013 of a heart attack in Santa Rosa, NM while traveling home from work in Texas.

Obituary: Betty Trigueiro

Betty Trigueiro, age 91, passed away on July 2, 2013. Betty was born in Reno, NV to Lee and Gertrude Johnson on October 17, 1921, and moved to Fallon as a small child. She went to school in Fallon, graduated from Churchill County High School and in 1940 married Stillwater resident Louie Trigueiro. With the exception of several years in San Francisco during the 1940s Betty and Louie made their home in Fallon. After Louie’s death in 1979 Betty continued to live in Fallon, until a recent move to Chico, California to be near her Granddaughter. Betty worked for the Churchill County School District for many years until her retirement as manager of the school lunch program.

Death Notice: Frederick Charles Spielberger

Frederick Charles Spielberger, 60 of Fernley, passed away on July 2, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Richard Ralph Bates

Richard Ralph Bates, 62 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: J. C. Herring

J. C. Herring, 71 of Carson City, passed away on July 1, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Ronald W. White

Ronald W. White, 74, passed away July 3, 2013 in Gardnerville, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Alexander Joseph Daniel McGregor

May 18, 1923 - July 2, 2013 Alexander passed away at home after a long illness, surrounded by family and loved ones. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and decorated WW II Veteran, he was a glass blower and postal worker. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and daughter Cathy Mary.

Obituary: Maynard W. Rakow

Maynard W. Rakow, 69, passed peacefully on July 3, 2013. He is the son of Frederick and Carmelita Rakow.

Death Notice: Roderic A. Coyner

Roderic A. Coyner -- Age 57, of Carson City, passed away on July 2, 2013. Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements. 882-2644

Obituary: Worth Marie Borda

March 11, 1925 - June 27, 2013 Carson Valley resident, Worth Borda, daughter of Charles and Eleanor Gilbert, and the widow of Pete Borda, passed away peacefully June 27, 2013.

Monday, July 8

Obituary: Samuel Spoto

Sep. 26, 1917 - July 2, 2013 Surrounded by family, Samuel J. Spoto, a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away peacefully on July 2, 2013. Mr. Spoto, son of

Obituary: Karen Irene (Stapish) Nichols

Aug. 14, 1943 - June 29, 2013 Karen Irene (Stapish) Nichols passed away peacefully at home on June 29, 2013. Karen was born August 14, 1943 in Colorado Springs, CO to Harry and Elene Stapish.

Obituary: Hannah Grenberg Grilli

Dec. 15, 1941 - July 4, 2013 Hannah Grenberg Grilli, 71, passed away July 4, 2013 in Reno, NV. Born December 15, 1941 in Shelton, WA to Richard and Olive Grenberg. Member of Quid

Death Notice: Karen Irene Nichols

Karen Irene Nichols, passed away on June 29th, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements with Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Saturday, July 6

Why not give Thunder Canyon a try?

Thunder Canyon wants you.

Carson 11-12s eliminated

For the second time in the tournament, Washoe got the best of Carson City’s 11-12 all-star team.

Obituary: Gary A. Bowers

Dec. 18, 1937 - June 12, 2013 Gary went home to be with the Lord on June 12, 2013 in Carson City, at the age of 75. He was surrounded by family and friends in his last hours as he lost his valiant battle against cancer. He left this life peacefully and with dignity just as he lived his life.

Carson stars roll to win

Crooked numbers were the norm for the Carson City 11-12 all-stars on Friday night.

Friday, July 5

Obituary: Kyle Henry Theilen

Oct. 8, 1953 - June 8, 2013 Kyle was 59 years old. He is survived by his wife, Kristine; two sons, Matthew and Joshua and their families; his parents; one brother and one sister.

Thursday, July 4

Jay Johnson right choice for Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolf Pack definitely drilled a line drive off the wall for a double when it named Jay Johnson as its head baseball coach.

Obituary: Samuel “Sammy” L. Scott

August 13, 1943 - June 28, 2013 Samuel “Sammy” L. Scott, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013. He was born on August 13, 1943 in Downey, California to Milton Claude and Octavia Lucille Scott.

Carson nips N. Tahoe, 2-1

Justin Nussbaumer threw 4 2/3 innings of no-hit ball, and Brian Guthrie and Eddie Tierney each drove in a run to lead the Carson City 9-10-year-old all-star team to a 2-1 win over North Tahoe in a consolation game in the District 1 Little League Championships Monday at Governors Field.

Carson loses thriller to Black Sox

RENO — For 5 1/2 innings, the Carson Blue Jays were headed toward a season-ending two-game winning streak.

Carson City 11-12 squad knocked out by Washoe

And then there none. Carson City’s 11-12 all-star squad was thumped by Washoe, 12-2, in a loser’s bracket game in the District 1 Championships Tuesday night, dropping Carson into the consolation bracket which wiped out its chances for a district tile.

Carson 11-12 all-stars overwhelm North Tahoe

Carson started its offensive onslaught in the first inning, and never let up. Colby Zemp slammed a 3-run homer in the first inning, and Kahle Good added two solo homers to lead Carson City to a 15-8 win over North Tahoe in a 11-12 consolation game at the District 1 Championships Wednesday night at Governors Field.

Wednesday, July 3

Obituary: Beverly Nation

August 8, 1930 - June 22, 2013 Beverly Nation was born Beverly Jean Kaye August 8, 1930 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She died June 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada

Death Notice: Samuel Scott

Samuel Scott passed away June 28, 2013 in Reno, NV. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Djokovic, del Potro reach Wimbledon semifinals

LONDON — Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro set up a semifinal meeting at Wimbledon, each winning in straight sets Wednesday in quarterfinal matches that wrapped up within five seconds of each other.

Tuesday, July 2

Susan Hood, Kathy Archer team up for win

Susan Hood and Kathy Archer teamed up for a net 59 to win the Fourball stroke play event at Thunder Canyon on June 28.

Obituary: Patrick “Pat” Montell Fisler

August 27, 1941 - June 27, 2013 Patrick “Pat” Montell Fisler of Fallon, passed away on June 27, 2013 with his family by his side, after a short battle with cancer.

Obituary: Jack Downing Grim

Sep. 15, 1923 - June 30, 2013 Jack D. Grim, 89, died peacefully Sunday, June 30, 2013 at Carson-Tahoe Hospital with his family surrounding him. Jack was born in Wellington, Kansas to Burton Oscar and Anna Virginia Bruton Grim.

Obituary: Kenneth George Streit

Dec. 14, 1936 - June 25, 2013 Kenneth George Streit passed away peacefully during the early morning hours on June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV holding hands with his wife Joyce; his life partner and soul mate for 38 years. Ken was born on December 14, 1936 in Kenosha, WI. He is preceded in death by his father, Matthias Streit (1973) and mother, Cecilia Trimarchi (2006).

Monday, July 1