Stories for June 2013


Sunday, June 30

Change the all-star tournament, please

Back in the old days when I played and coached Little League baseball, there was just one all-star team and there was no mandatory play rule, and the all-star tournament was single elimination.

Jay Johnson excited to lead Pack

RENO — The first time Jay Johnson tried to sell himself to the Nevada Wolf Pack, well, Nevada wasn’t buying.

Saturday, June 29

Carson City’s 11-12 stars pound Truckee in opener

Carson City’s 11-12 all-star team started the District 1 Little League Championships with a bang.

Obituary: Lyle Meals

July 12, 1925 - January 15, 2013 The family of Lyle Meals invites you to join us to celebrate his life on Saturday, July 13th from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Arbors Memory Care, 2121 Prater Way, Sparks.

Death Notice: Robert Hanson Howe

Robert Hanson Howe, 70 of Dayton, passed away on June 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Jeffrey Scott

Nov. 26, 1953 - June 22, 2013 “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.”

Obituary: Lucile Boyd

Feb. 28, 1923 - June 18, 2013 Lucile Boyd passed away in her home after four weeks under the care of Hospice. She was born in Martin, Tennessee on February 28, 1923 to B. R. Boyd and Annie Mae Boyd. Lucile was preceded in death by her father, B. R. Boyd; her mother, Annie Mae and her brother, Charles Boyd.

In Loving Memory: Larry Huntt

March 20, 1920 - June 30, 2013 Cherished husband, father, grandpa, teacher and friend; ten years ago today you passed away.

Carson all-star teams remain alive in tourney

Carson City Little League’s 9-10 and 10-11 all-star squads kept their championship hopes alive with wins in the District 1 Championships at Governors Field on Friday.

Roger Diez: Kofoid, 11, picks up first win at RTF

Reno-Tahoe-Fernley had a full night of racing action last Saturday.

Friday, June 28

Obituary: Verla Anderson

Aug. 7, 1923 - June 26, 2013 We mourn the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Verla Orvalaine Anderson. Verla passed away peacefully in her sleep after a long illness on June 26, 2013. She was at home, with family and friends at her side.

Death Notice: Ronald LaChance

Ronald LaChance, 64, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on June 20, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Battier preps for celebrity golf

Now that he has another basketball championship wrapped up, Shane Battier is turning his attention to golf.

Wolf Pack did right thing by honoring Ault

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director Doug Knuth should be applauded for the way he has shown respect for former football coach and athletic director Chris Ault.

Douglas outlasts Carson, 13-7

MINDEN — Without Gehrig Tucker, Jace Zampirro and Chase Blueberg in the lineup, Carson wasn’t expected to put up much of a fight Thursday night against rival Douglas.

Thursday, June 27

9 commit to RTO

RENO — Nine players, including defending champion J.J. Henry, have committed to the 15th annual Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf & Country Club.

Obituary: Wendy Joy Vincent (Kwapich-Mossi)

Wendy Joy Vincent (Kwapich-Mossi), was taken from her family tragically, too soon in her young life, on June 11, 2013. Wendy was born in Reno, Nevada on January 21, 1973 to Elliott and Linda Vincent. Wendy attended schools in Reno and Tucson, AZ.

Obituary: Alexander Joseph Silva

Feb. 3, 1932 - June 21, 2013 A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Al Silva passed away peacefully with his wife of 45 years and a granddaughter by his side. H

Obituary: Rosaline “Rose” Maxine Williams

Sep. 9, 1929 - June 22, 2013 Rosaline “Rose” Maxine Williams Rodarte passed away June 22, 2013. She was born September 9, 1929 in Stillwater and was the eldest child of Henry and Amy Adams Williams.

Obituary: Carolin “Kelly” Glass

April 28, 1942 - June 22, 2013 Loving mother and grandmother, born on April 28th, 1942 entered Heaven’s gates on Saturday, June 22 at Renown Medical Center in Reno.

Death Notice: Viola R. Strobel

Viola R. Strobel, 84, passed away June 27, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Daniel Schultz

Aug. 5, 1943 - June 23, 2013 On Sunday, June 23, 2013 Daniel Schultz passed on to his next adventure while surrounded by his family. Dan was born August 5, 1943 in Portland, OR. He grew up in Eureka, CA and later attended the University of San Francisco where he met and married Kathy, the love of his life and wife of 44 years.

Obituary: Gary Dale Minatre

Feb. 23, 1937 - Dec. 29, 2012 Gary Dale Minatre, 75, passed away December 29, 2012 in Tucson, Arizona. He was born to Calvin Reece and Irene Poston Minatre on February 23, 1937. Gary attended Carson High School and worked a number of years for Nevada Bell. He retired from the Dept. of State, Foreign Service as a telecommunication specialist.

Obituary: Col. Arthur Wayne Reed

Aug. 28, 1916 - June 25, 2013 Col. Arthur Wayne Reed, 96, passed away June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Col. Reed was born August 28, 1916 in Wichita, KS to Arthur and Clyde Reed. Col. Reed was a graduate of the U.S.M.A. at Westpoint in 1939. From there he embarked on a thirty year career in the U.S. Army, artillery division. He is a WWII veteran. Col. Reed was stationed in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor. After Col. Reeds retirement from the Army he went to work for General Dynamics in San Diego, CA retiring in 1978.

Death Notice: Buzz McLelland

Buzz McLelland, 75, passed away June 27, 2013 in Gardnerville, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Sierra Grace Woodward

June 23, 2013 Sierra Grace Woodward, 26, passed away June 23, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Beloved daughter of Don Woodward and Marcia Fillmore.

Wednesday, June 26

Tough opening night for local all-star squads

It was a night two Carson City Little League all-stars would just as soon forget, but for different reasons.

Death Notice: Kenneth G. Streit

Kenneth G. Streit, 76, passed away June 25, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Michael B. Silva

Michael B. Silva, 69, passed June 18, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Tuesday, June 25

Death Notice: Kenneth L. Miller

Kenneth L. Miller, 69, passed away June 19, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Samuel Edward Merchant

Samuel Edward Merchant, 81, passed away June 24, 2013 in Dayton, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Danette Thomas

Aug. 5, 1937 - June 21, 2013 Danette Thomas peacefully passed away on June 21 at the age of 75. She was born in San Francisco, CA on August 5, 1937. Her greatest joy was her 57 year marriage to her best friend and beloved husband, Bill Thomas.

Obituary: Dolores Woods

Nov. 19, 1933 - June 20, 2013 Dolores Marie Woods, 79, passed away at home after an unexpected illness on June 20, 2013 surrounded by her husband and children.

Death Notice: Jeffery Leslie Scott

Jeffery Leslie Scott, 59 of Carson City, passed away on June 22, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Alma Faye Hyatt

Alma Faye Hyatt passed away June 21, 2013 in Fallon. She was born April 12, 1930 in Sparks, Nevada to William A. and Lena M. Duckworth Smith. Alma co-owned and operated the Overland Bar in Carlin for many years with her husband Jack Hyatt. He preceded her in death in 1999. She was also preceded in death by her son Will-B 2 grandchildren and her brothers.

Obituary: Karen Frances Smith

1943 - 2013 Surrounded by family, Karen Frances Smith slipped away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Karen was born to parents, LuVerne and Alfred Breen on May 28, 1943 in Greeley, Colorado. She attended Provo High School in Igloo, South Dakota and graduated in 1961.

UCLA wins 3-1 in CWS opener

OMAHA, Neb. — UCLA followed its script yet again.

Back on court, Williams stretches winning streak

LONDON — After a week filled by a headline-grabbing, off-court tiff with Maria Sharapova and a series of apologies stemming from a magazine profile, Serena Williams got back to doing what she does best.

Monday, June 24

Obituary: Andrew Jeffrey Hansen

June 16, 2013 Andrew Jeffrey Hansen, age 32, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Independence, Missouri, at the home of Vicki Digby and his father, Kraig U. Hansen. Andrew (Drew) attended Colorado State, UNR, was a manager for Verizon, a skier, snow-boarder, golfer and SCUBA dive master. He was currently a business manager for MeraVic in Independence, MO.

Saturday, June 22

What is Hernandez hiding?

The recent news about New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez isn’t as disturbing or surprising as you might think.

Krupp goes out strong for Blue in losing effort

RENO — Carson High’s Logan Krupp said he wanted to end his high school football career on a high note. Krupp registered 10 tackles and a hurry from his outside linebacker position, and was one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal performance by the Blue team in Friday night’s 32nd annual Sertoma Football Classic at Damonte Ranch High School.

Carson pitchers struggle in 13-3 loss

RENO — The biggest reason for summer baseball is to improve and develop talent for the following spring.

Obituary: Stephen A. Hays

Jan. 8, 1922 - May 14, 2013 Stephen A. Hays passed away as peacefully as he lived his life on May 14, 2013. Stephen was born on January 8, 1922 in Monet, MO, to Harry and Hazel Hays. He spent his childhood in Iowa and received his BS in Chemistry from Iowa State College. He earned his MS in Chemical Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley prior to enlisting in the United States Army Air Corps, where he served as a B-24 Pilot in the Pacific during World War II. He spent many years as a chemist in the aerospace industry and retired from Rockwell International in Southern California in 1987.

Obituary: Von E. “Bonnie” Clampitt

Jan. 6, 1926 - June 19, 2013 Von E “Bonnie” Clampitt passed away peacefully at her home in Carson City on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. She was born January 6, 1926 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Hazel Deckert and Ned Thomas. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1943.

Obituary: Lindsay Elizabeth Magness

Jan. 29, 1980 - June 6, 2013 Lindsay Elizabeth Magness, age 33, beloved daughter of Sandra and James Magness and sister to Michael Magness and sister-in-law to Linnea Magness and (Loreen King) her Nanny, passed away June 6, 2013 peacefully at home.

Friday, June 21

Roger Diez: Local race fans have plenty of options this weekend

For classic car, motorcycle, and hot rod buffs, it’s that time of year again.

Blue Jays drop two in Reno tourney

RENO — One game the Carson Blue Jays never had a chance to win. In the other they blew a 5-0 lead. All in all, not the best day at the ballpark.

Obituary: Everett O. Oliver

Aug. 11, 1930 - May 17, 2013 Everett O. Oliver, Jr., age 82, passed away on May 17, 2013 following a brief illness. He was born on August 11, 1930 in Chickasha, OK to Everett O. Oliver, Sr., and Mary E. Hendrick-Oliver.

Thursday, June 20

Martis Camp set to host prestigious junior event

TRUCKEE — If you like amateur golf at its purest form, circle the dates July 22-27 on your calendar.

Wolf Pack’s Polian needs a history lesson

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack football coach Brian Polian was quoted in an story last week stating “there isn’t a lot of tradition here.” Not a lot of tradition at Nevada?

Allen hurls gem to beat North Valleys

RENO — Simply put, it was the best game of Brandon Allen’s Carson High career.

Death Notice: Marie Higgins

Marie Higgins, 93, passed away on June 17, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home, (775) 882-2644.

Death Notice: Von E. Clampitt

Von E. Clampitt, 87, passed away June 19, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Priscilla Sage Stalder

March 28, 1986 - June 15, 2013 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Priscilla Sage Stalder. A cherished daughter, loving mother, and caring sister. Priscilla leaves behind a daughter, Jordan Alexis Knight; mother, Barbara Ann Leonard; father, Chuck Stalder; sisters, Alicia (Nick) Woodson and Erica (Eric) Hornnes; brother, Elijah Stalder and many other family and friends too numerous to personally mention.

Obituary: James Fredrick “Jim” McQueen

Sep. 2, 1940 - June 19, 2013 James Fredrick “Jim” McQueen, age 72, passed away on June 19, 2013 in Fallon.

Death Notice: Roy Robert Angell, Jr.

Roy Robert Angell, Jr., 79, passed away June 9, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Richard “Ricky” Watson

Richard “Ricky” Watson, 18, passed away June 16, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Margaret Jane Clemmer

Margaret Jane Clemmer, 77, of Carson City passed away June 15, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Wednesday, June 19

CCLL announces all-star selections

Carson City Little League named its all-star teams on June 15 in preparation for the upcoming District 1 all-star tournament which gets under way at Governors Field June 26.

‘Richest Rodeo in the West’ opens today

RENO — An up-and-coming young buck who’s trading his basketball shoes for cowboy boots and the defending world champion bull rider are among the headliners this week at the 94th Reno Rodeo, dubbed the “Richest Rodeo in the West.”

Death Notice: Betty Rae Chenea

Betty Rae Chenea, 89 of Carson City, passed away on June 15, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: William Ellery Sweet

William Ellery Sweet, 82 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 14, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Casey O. Mulgrew

Casey O. Mulgrew, 62, passed away June 14, 2013 in Reno, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Giants score twice in 8th to beat Padres

SAN FRANCISCO — Juan Perez is trying to convince the San Francisco Giants to keep him around when injured center fielder Angel Pagan returns from the disabled list.

Tuesday, June 18

Obituary: Harvey Oliver Kolhoss

Sep. 15, 1914 - June 17, 2013 Harvey Oliver Kolhoss passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at Banner Churchill Hospital. He was born in Fallon, Nevada on September 15, 1914 to Harvey and Nannie (Matthews) Kolhoss. Harvey was raised in Fallon and attended local schools graduating from Churchill County High School in 1934. After high school, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno graduating in 1938 with an engineering degree.

Obituary: Larry Porter

February 6, 1948 - May 15, 2013 Larry Porter is survived by his wife of 45 years, Cindie Porter; two children, Buddy Porter and Christy Porter; son in law, Gary Grimes; three grandchildren, Alexis, Austin and Harley; and brother, Chip Porter; and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary: Randall R. Williams

Oct. 12, 1958 - June 8, 2013 Randall R. Williams passed away on Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Carson City, NV. He was born on October 12, 1958 and was a Carson City resident all his life. He was employed by Wedco in Carson City at the time of his death.

Death Notice: Kyle H. Theilen

Kyle H. Theilen, 59, passed away June 8, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Emily Anne Round

November 24, 1979 - June 6, 2013 Emily Anne Round born in Carson City, NV to Peggy Dodd of Gardnerville, NV and Joe Round of Gardnerville, NV was taken at a young age of 33 to a tragic motorcycle accident on June 6, 2013.

Carson gives one away

Simply put, the Carson Blue Jays couldn’t stand prosperity.

Monday, June 17

Sunday, June 16

Saturday, June 15

In Memory of Lorene and Gina Rasner

In memory of Lorene who left this life on April 25, 2013 and her daughter Gina who passed on December 13, 2012. Friends and family will gather together to celebrate their lives on Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Mills Park at 5:00 p. m. by the covered picnic pavilions.

Obituary: Clair A. Black

July 7, 1940 - May 20, 2013 Passed away unexpectedly at home of a heart attack May 20, 2013 he was 72.

Obituary: Anne Mary (Swaufield) Williams

Aug. 26, 1943 - April 24, 2013 Anne Mary (Swaufield) Williams, age 69, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.

Obituary: Theresa Field

Dec. 27, 1946 - June 12, 2013 Theresa Field, 66, passed away June 12, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Theresa was born December 27, 1946 in Napa, CA to Louis and Betty Klufts. A longtime resident of Carson City, Theresa worked at Gilbert’s Drug store and later for the State of Nevada in the Notary department. She enjoyed gardening in her free time. Theresa also devoted much of her time to her family and grandchildren especially their involvement in sports.

Obituary: Barbara F. Vucanovich

June 22, 1921 - June 10, 2013 Former U.S. Representative Barbara F. Vucanovich died Monday, June 10, 2013 after a brief illness. Born June 22, 1921 in Camp Dix, New Jersey, Vucanovich was the daughter of Major General Thomas Farrell and Ynez White Farrell. Vucanovich graduated from the Albany Academy for Girls and attended Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart in New York.

Holton dominates North Valleys, 3-0

On a day when the Carson Blue Jays struggled at the plate against less-than-stellar pitching, it was a good thing that sophomore-to-be right-hander John Holton was at the top of his game.

NASCAR loses driver in dirt-track disaster

Once again we are reminded that this sport we love can also break our hearts.

Bruins F Horton practices ahead of Game 2

CHICAGO — Milan Lucic remembers it like it was yesterday.

Saunders sharp in Seattle’s win over A’s

OAKLAND, Calif. — Mike Zunino hit his first career home run on a tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning and the Seattle Mariners held on for a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.

Mickelson, Horschel share lead

ARDMORE, Pa. — Phil Mickelson made his first birdie on his last putt. Billy Horschel never missed a green. It was all they could do to barely break par against Merion, which is turning out to be the real star of this U.S. Open.

Friday, June 14

Obituary: Mike Evasovic

June 10, 2013 Mike Evasovic, age 85, passed away peacefully at his home on June 10, 2013, surrounded by his family and friends. He was born in Ruth, Nevada to Serbian immigrants, Mike and Helen (Trbovich) Evasovic. He was the 9th of 10 children.

Death Notice: Gary A. Bowers

Gary A. Bowers passed away June 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is in charge of final arrangements.

Obituary: Ronald Keith King

Dec. 29, 1951 - June 10, 2013 Ronald Keith King, born on December 29, 1951 in Sacramento, CA passed away on June 10, 2013 in Minden, NV. Ron was a long time Carson City and South Lake Tahoe resident. He spent his career in the food service industry working at many establishments including Harvey’s and Harrah’s casinos in South Lake Tahoe as well as Garibaldi’s in Carson City.

Thursday, June 13

Obituary: Carl Chris Jacobsen

June 8, 2013 Carl Chris Jacobsen passed away June 8, 2013 at the age of 70. He is survived by daughter, Stacy Jacobsen; two brothers, Tim and Ted Jacobsen; as well as two sisters, Evelyn King and Betty Sebert. There will be no services.

Death Notice: Carmen Maria Altemueller

Carmen Maria Altemueller, 53 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 6, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Ralph Charles “Chuck” Ferguson Jr.

Nov. 8, 1933 - June 11, 2013 Ralph Charles “Chuck” Ferguson, Jr. passed away June 11, 2013 in Fallon. He was born November 8, 1933 in Fallon, Nevada to Ralph, Sr. and Irene I. Harvey Ferguson. He was a truck driver for rainbow bakery, an air force veteran and was loved by all who knew him.

Death Notice: Veronica Elaine LeBlanc

Veronica Elaine LeBlanc, 61 of Carson City, passed away on June 5, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Marvin Glaesman

October, 1925 - June 11, 2013 Marvin Glaesman, a World War II Navy Man made his Honor Flight June 11th to meet his Commander-in-Chief, the Lord Jesus Christ, in person. He died at home with his wife and family.

Death Notice: Seyed Fard

Seyed Fard, 83 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Lawton Thomas Russell

Lawton Thomas Russell, 63 of Gardnerville, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Kerr eager to return to Tahoe for ACC

Steve Kerr has worn many hats during his professional career — 16-year player with seven teams, consultant, general manager and TV analyst.

Wednesday, June 12

Death Notice: Donna Marie Gustat

Donna Marie Gustat, 79 of Reno, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Lindsay Elizabeth Magness

Lindsay Elizabeth Magness, 33, passed away June 6, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Christopher Anthony Dobbs

Dec. 1, 1981 - June 7, 2013 Our beloved son and brother Christopher Dobbs left his worldly body on June 7, 2013 in Sparks, Nevada.

Death Notice: Donna M. Simpkins

Donna M. Simpkins, 78, passed away June 10, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are pending.

Death Notice: Bula Marilla Hrstka

Bula Marilla Hrstka, 91 of Carson City, passed away on June 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Hogan’s 1-iron all but extinct

ARDMORE, Pa. — The only 1-iron anyone talks about at Merion Golf Club is kept under wraps.

2 ex-WNC stars headed to Omaha

Some people might want to start calling the Western Nevada College baseball team a World Series launch pad. In the past four seasons, the Wildcats have sent five student athletes to NCAA baseball’s showcase tournament in Omaha, Neb., a year after participating in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series in Grand Junction, Colo.

WildCats win softball tournament

After going 0-3 in pool play on Saturday, the Nevada WildCats won three straight games to win the Sierra Summer Classic at Golden Eagle Regional Park last weekend.

Knights sweep Blue Jays in twin-bill

RENO — Zeroes were anything but the norm in the Reno Knights-Carson Blue Jays doubleheader Tuesday night at Zunini Field.

Tuesday, June 11

Monday, June 10

Saturday, June 8

Obituary: James Terry Bullock

Oct. 18, 1935 - May 26, 2013 A fan of auto racing and avid golfer, James T. Bullock, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 26, 2013. His wife and youngest daughter were by his side.

Darrell Moody: Genoa Lakes in top-notch shape

I had the opportunity to play golf at Genoa Lakes right before my recent surgery, and I came away very impressed with the course.

Holton, Thomsen spark Blue Jays

Moments after John Holton’s pop-up dropped untouched behind first base and brought in the winning run, Carson Blue Jays coach Bryan Manoukian had a wry smile on his face and half of his face was covered by his hat. It appeared that he knew his team had escaped another loss.

Nadal edges Djokovic 9-7 in 5th in French semis

PARIS — His dramatic and delightful French Open semifinal was 4½ hours old — and 14 games into the fifth set — when Rafael Nadal raced from the net to the baseline to retrieve Novak Djokovic’s seemingly unreachable lob.

LeBron eyes Game 2 adjustments

MIAMI — If LeBron James played for the San Antonio Spurs, Gregg Popovich might have a message for him.

Donaldson hits grand slam to lead A’s to win

CHICAGO — A comeback victory with a grand slam, a last-inning homer-saving catch. Just another win for the Oakland Athletics during a run that has put them in first place in the American League West.

Cain is outstanding, but ‘dumb’ pitch costs Giants

PHOENIX — Matt Cain and the San Francisco Giants were on the brink of giving Patrick Corbin his first loss in 10 decisions this season.

Friday, June 7

Carson High School wrestling coach goes out on top

Tim McCarthy, the elder statesman of wrestling coaches in Northern Nevada, has stepped down as Carson High School’s head coach.

New coach is energizing Nevada fans

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack athletic department has sold a school-record 1,100 new season tickets for football.

WNC’s Harber has good shot in draft

Who will become Western Nevada College’s 28th baseball athlete to be drafted?

Carson Blue Jays get hits, but not enough runs

The opportunities to score runs were ther, but the Carson Blue Jays failed to execute.

Thursday, June 6

Hank Haney says Michael Phelps isn’t that much of a project

Hank Haney is probably best known for being Tiger Woods’ swing coach; now he spends his time working with well-known celebrities and sports stars on his TV show “The Haney Project”.

Wednesday, June 5

Seven WNC baseball stars moving on

The pipeline from Western Nevada College to NCAA Division I and other standout baseball programs around the country continues to flow with Wildcat talent.

Community sports roundup Tennis camp set for Centennial next week

Diane Baker-Roberts, Carson High tennis coach, is putting on her yearly tennis camp from June 10-13 at Centennial Park.

Tuesday, June 4

Phelps in celeb golf, Jordan may be out at ACC

Michael Phelps joined the celebrity golf lineup this week, but Roger Clemens and possibly Michael Jordan are out.

Monday, June 3

Sunday, June 2

Saturday, June 1

Carson juniors on losing end of all-star game

RENO — Carson High made its presence felt at Saturday’s Northern Nevada Junior All-Star baseball game.

Carson seniors on winning all-star team

RENO — Luke Maher, Charlie Banfield and Cody Schmidlin donned the Carson blue and white one last time for Saturday’s Northern Nevada Senior All-Star baseball game.

Baseball, softball coaches need to get a clue

This is my yearly rant at the Division I softball and baseball coaches.

Purcell named first-team softball

Carson High pitcher-outfielder-first baseman Jennifer Purcell was named to the Sierra League’s first team as voted on by the league coaches.

Memorials for fallen drivers scheduled

It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts on the tragedy at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last Saturday night.

Blue Jays hold on for victory

RENO — The Carson Blue Jays moved over the .500 mark for the summer season with a wild 10-8 win over McQueen Thursday night.