Stories for March 2013

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Sunday, March 31

Darrell Moody: Douglas off to a nice start; CHS needs better pitching

It’s been a strange Division I baseball season thus far. Like the NCAA Tournament, there doesn’t seem to be a dominating team.

Saturday, March 30

Prep / JC Roundup: Reid, Carter enjoy big days on track

SPARKS — Corey Reid won the high jump and took second in the 400 to lead Carson High to a fifth-place finish at the annual Reed Sparks Rotary Invitational during the weekend at Reed High School.

Maher, Wolfe power CHS to big win

Luke Maher has made some adjustments at the plate the past three weeks, and it really shows. The Carson infielder extended his hit streak to six games by going 3-for-3 with a career-high six RBIs to lead the Senators to an easy 15-1 win over Hug Saturday afternoon at Ron McNutt Field.

Walk-off walk gives Pack win in 9th

RENO — Ryan Teel was left hoping and praying. Brooks Klein, at first, didn’t know what to do.

Roger Diez: Racers take the weekend off

After a cornucopia of racing last weekend, with NASCAR, Formula One, and IndyCar all in action, everybody has Easter weekend off. So enjoy the holiday with your families, and participate in all the traditional festivities. I’m at that forgetful age where I can hide my own eggs, so it should be a fun day.

WNC splits with CSI

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Western Nevada split its Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader against College of Southern Idaho Friday afternoon, winning the first game 3-1 and dropping the nightcap 3-2 in 11 innings.

Pack blanked by Bulldogs

RENO — It was anything but a good Friday for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Friday, March 29

Galena rallies, wins in extras

For four innings, Carson High was in control and headed toward a split of its series against Galena, and then the fifth inning came along.

Friday Fodder: Brian Polian was right hire for Nevada Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Brian Polian has only had one spring practice and has basically stayed within his comfort zone, recruiting coaches and players, since he got the job as Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach in January.

Prep roundup Purcell no-hits Hug, 11-0

RENO — Jen Purcell threw the first no-hitter of her career to lead Carson High’s softball team to an easy 11-0 win over Hug in a Division I crossover game Thursday afternoon.

Thursday, March 28

Wednesday, March 27

Grizzlies feast on CHS pitching

RENO — For the second time in three games, Carson High had a dismal day on the pitching mound, and it led to a disappointing defeat.

Tuesday, March 26

Sunday, March 24

Big sixth inning carries CHS to win

RENO — In four of the first five innings on Saturday, Carson High did a poor job of hitting with runners in scoring position.

WNC splits with league-leading CSN

Moral victories don’t mean much to Western Nevada College baseball coach D.J. Whittemore this deep into the 2013 season.

Tigers sweep Wooster, improve to 6-0 in league

RENO — The Douglas High baseball team took down Wooster 6-4 Saturday to complete a season sweep of the Colts.

Ex-CHS softball stars enjoying success at next level

Carson High has done a good job at moving its softball players into the college ranks.

Saturday, March 23

Hamlin gem helps WNC to split

Simply put, it was one of the most dominant and efficient pitching performances ever at John L. Harvey Field.

Series moves from Bristol to California

The 2013 racing season is well and truly under way. Formula 1 joined NASCAR and NHRA with the Australian Grand Prix season opener last weekend, and the IZOD IndyCar series kicks off this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Franklin sparks Aztecs over Oklahoma

PHILADELPHIA — Jamaal Franklin scored 21 points, James Rahon had 17 and San Diego State earned its third NCAA tournament victory, a 70-55 triumph over Oklahoma.

Friday, March 22

Prep / JC Roundup Weintz pitches Tigers to win over Wooster

After largely slugging its way past the competition through the first four games of league play, the Douglas baseball showed Thursday it can grind its way to a win as well.

12-run 3rd inning too much for Carson

Bryan Manoukian and Jon Polson have both been around baseball for a long time, but neither coach had ever experienced what happened in the third inning Thursday.

NCAA tourney is the gold standard; NIT is fool’s gold

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...The NCAA men’s basketball tournament is always one of the most peculiar sports events of the year. Millions of people start paying attention to games they wouldn’t have watched in January even if they were played in their own backyard.

NCAA TOURNAMENT Harvard shocks third-seeded Lobos

SALT LAKE — Give those Harvard kids an A-plus in another subject: Bracketbusting 101.

Thursday, March 21

Wednesday, March 20

Unbeaten Dominicans win WBC crown 3-0

SAN FRANCISCO — Cheers of “Dominicana! Dominicana!” rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.

Prep Roundup Despite getting 4 hits Carson tops Wooster

RENO — Carson High’s baseball team continued to struggle at the plate, but managed to put up another victory.

Prep/JUCO Roundup Wildcats sweep arch-rival CSN

The Western Nevada College softball team earned comeback wins in both of Friday’s doubleheader games against the College of Southern Nevada en route to a sweep of its Southern rivals, 7-5 and 6-5 at Edmonds Sports Complex.

Prep Roundup: Carson’s Thurman enjoys big day on the track

Elena Thurman won the triple jump and placed second in the 100 and 200 to lead Carson past Reed in a double-dual meet at Carson High on Saturday.

Carson squeezes past Wooster in Division I baseball action

Bryan Manoukian hesitated briefly when asked to give his overall thoughts on Saturday’s game against Wooster.

Perry’s walk-off HR beats Panthers in 8th

Carson High’s softball team is showing a flair for the dramatic — at least at home.

Community Sports: Carson FC Wolfpack U15 girls take title

The Carson FC Wolfpack U15 girls started the spring season by playing in the U16 Bracket of the Sagebrush Start-up Tournament as the only Northern Nevada representative.

Tuesday, March 19

Monday, March 18

Sunday, March 17

Darrell Moody: Western Nevada baseball players having success at next level

Western Nevada College has done a tremendous job of sending players to four-year schools and into professional baseball since its inception in 2006.

Saturday, March 16

Western Nevada softball team takes 3-of-4 from Southern Nevada

Western Nevada College’s softball team finished off one its best weekends in recent memory by winning three of four against College of Southern Nevada at the Edmonds Sports Complex.

Dominicans beat Puerto Rico 2-0 in WBC

MIAMI — As a reward for their latest victory, the Dominicans get a World Baseball Classic rematch against the team that eliminated them in 2009.

Leonard in 3-way tie for the lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Justin Leonard walked toward the 12th green Saturday at Innisbrook and saw a scoreboard that showed he was tied for the lead in the Tampa Bay Championship. He knocked in his 8-foot birdie putt, assumed he was ahead, and then never looked at another board the rest of the day.

Busch holds off Larson at finish line

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Kyle Larson’s first chance to get a big win in NASCAR ended with him claiming a controversial win.

Pack tops Air Force 6-1 in Mountain West baseball

Kewby Meyer was mad at himself Friday night. “I did terrible,” said Meyer of his 0-for-2 performance on Friday afternoon against the Air Force Falcons. “I really wanted to make up for it.”

Carson girls open league with wild win

Freshman Bailey Allen was 0-for-4 when she stepped to the plate in the seventh inning of a tie game Thursday afternoon.

Roger Diez: Reno-Tahoe-Fernley preparing for season opener

I had the opportunity to visit the 3/8 mile dirt oval at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway on Tuesday to check out the preparations for the upcoming season

WNC splits non-conference DH

It was a case of feast or famine for Western Nevada College’s baseball team Friday afternoon against Mt. Hood.

Friday, March 15

Up to 7 teams seeking No. 1 seed

Up to seven teams could be in the running for No. 1 seeds in the NCAA men’s tournament, the chairman of the selection committee said Wednesday, providing a lot more uncertainty than a year ago.

Carson Senators’ bats silent in 3-1 loss to North Valleys

How does a baseball team go from scoring 17 runs to 1 run against the same team in a span of two days?

Friday Fodder: Will Pack’s Carter use 3 PGs in 2014?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...Nevada Wolf Pack coach David Carter dropped a hint about the immediate future of his basketball team this week before leaving for the Mountain West tournament.

Thursday, March 14

Prep Roundup: Douglas Tigers keep rolling along; Carson swim teams split

The Douglas baseball team sealed a key Northern Division I league sweep Thursday afternoon, defeating McQueen 9-4 in Minden.

NHL approves realignment

The NHL map is finally in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east, and Winnipeg moving west.

Ex-Packer Woodson meets with 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO — As safety Dashon Goldson landed his long-term deal with Tampa Bay on Wednesday, the San Francisco 49ers were already busy preparing to move forward without him.

Frenzy continues in NFL; Bush to Lions, Welker to Broncos

Wes Welker sure knows how to pick his quarterbacks.

Wednesday, March 13

Pack excited for fresh start

As far as Deonte Burton is concerned, the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball season is a long way from over.

Gonzalez back to Falcons

The Baltimore Ravens are paying the price for winning a Super Bowl.

Gonzalez starts for U.S. against Puerto Rico in WBC

MIAMI — Gio Gonzalez munched on chicken wings and shrimp scampi at a sports bar in his hometown as he watched Team USA rally to stay alive in the World Baseball Classic.

Prep Roundup

RENO — Carson High’s baseball team opened its Division I season in impressive fashion by knocking off North Valleys, 17-5, Tuesday afternoon.

Burton can’t carry Pack past Cowboys

LAS VEGAS — Larry Nance Jr. scored 19 points and Leonard Washington scored 18 to lead Wyoming to an 85-81 win over Nevada to open the Mountain West Conference tournament Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 12

Monday, March 11

Sunday, March 10

Colorado State cruises to 77-66 win over Nevada

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Colton Iverson had 21 points and nine rebounds as Colorado State secured the No. 2 seed for the upcoming Mountain West Conference tournament with a 77-66 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Diminutive Baker on a roll for WNC

Tyler Baker entered Saturday's doubleheader with just seven hits and a .156 batting average.

Bad year for Pack basketball

For the first time that I can remember, the Nevada men’s basketball team will be in the play-in game at a conference tournament.

PREP/JC: Carson baseball finishes 3-2 in tourney

Carson High’s baseball team finished the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament with a 3-2 record after splitting two games on Saturday.

Saturday, March 9

DIEZ: Hamlin fine was an overreaction

NASCAR must be pretty sensitive about the new Gen 6 Sprint Cup car judging from their overreaction to comments by Denny Hamlin after last Sunday's Phoenix race.

PREP-JC: WNC softball swept by Snow

EPHRIAM, Utah - Western Nevada College's softball team led early in both games, but ended up losing the doubleheader, 6-3 and 6-4, against Snow College Friday afternoon in a Scenic West Athletic Conference match-up.

Carson splits tourney games

SPARKS - Carson High's baseball team earned a split decision in second-day action at the Mike Bearman Memorial Tournament at Mitchell Field.

Friday, March 8

Rough start for Carson softball

SACRAMENTO - Carson High opened its 2013 softball season with an 8-0 loss to Casa Roble in the opening game of the Sacramento TOC at the Sacramento Softball Complex.

Senior Night should be for seniors

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Manoukian Era starts with 2-1 win

Jace Zampirro and Gehrig Tucker are expected to be key contributors to Carson High's baseball team this year, and in Thursday's season-opener against Elko they came up big.

Thursday, March 7

TRACK: Carson boys look for big year

Robert Maw doesn't mince words when he talks about his Carson High boys track team.

Lobos pull away from Pack in second half

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack learned a lesson about what it takes to be a championship team Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.

Wednesday, March 6

COMMUNITY: Local black belts excel in Las Vegas

Taekwondo Black belts from Chi Kwan Taekwondo in Carson City along with their instructor won five medals at the 2013 US Open Taekwondo Championships in Las Vegas recently.

New era for Carson High softball

There is a lot of new things within the Carson High softball program in 2013.

Tuesday, March 5

Manoukian, new-look Senators open season Thursday

With just two scrimmage games under their belts, the new-look Carson Senators open the 2013 season by meeting Elko at 4 p.m. Thursday at Ron McNutt Field.

Monday, March 4

Sunday, March 3

Saturday, March 2

Byler powers Wolf Pack to sweep

Austin Byler had a day on Saturday that he's only dreamed about before.

WNC bats go silent in DH sweep

Eight hits in two games.

Moser-led Rebels too much for Pack

RENO - There was no hidden reason for the UNLV Rebels' 80-63 victory over the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday at Lawlor Events Center.

Pack looks for signature win vs. Rebels

RENO - David Carter insists that his Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has not quit on the season.

Friday, March 1

A's RHP Parker sharp in spring debut, Giants win

PHOENIX (AP) - Last spring, Jarrod Parker was on edge during his time in Oakland's training camp. He was unrealistically pushing himself to make a good impression. Once he calmed down, he was solid.

AP sources: Flacco agrees to Ravens deal

Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens reached a tentative agreement Friday on a new contract that would make the Super Bowl MVP the highest-paid player in NFL history.

Belding's gem gives WNC a split

After dropping a school-record fourth straight Scenic West game, 3-2, in the opener of Friday's doubleheader against Salt Lake, Western Nevada needed a stopper in the nightcap.