Stories for May 2013


Friday, May 31

Carson gridders wrap up spring practice

Carson High’s football team wrapped up its two-week spring session with a two-hour 7-on-7 scrimmage Thursday afternoon.

Senators toss gem in 10-0 win

RENO — Jace Zampirro and John Holton combined on a 3-hitter, and Chase Blueberg collected three hits to lead the Carson Blue Jays to a 10-0 win over the Reno A’s on Thursday at Bishop Manogue.

Thursday, May 30

Powers deserved more from departure

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

UNR season football tickets selling at record pace

RENO — Nevada athletic officials say season tickets for this year’s Wolf Pack football games are selling at a record pace.

Thurman helps Blue squad to win

Elena Thurman said she hadn’t played basketball since Carson High was eliminated from the section playoffs in mid-February, but it wasn’t evident Wednesday night.

Rivals Nolan, Myers lead Sierra all stars in OT loss

Carson’s Matt Nolan and Douglas’ Hunter Myers are rivals during the high school season and teammates during the travel ball season. They both used the term bittersweet when asked about the end to their high school careers.

Wednesday, May 29

Carson High Blue Jays split four games; Butler makes all-region for golf

The Carson Blue Jays split four games during the Memorial Day weekend.

Community sports roundup Reid, Baker shine in Mt. Sac Decathalon

WALNUT, Calif. — Corey Reid and Dakota Baker finished first and third, respectively, at the 36th annual Mt. Sac Decathalon held over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 28

Monday, May 27

Sunday, May 26

Stars shine at Tah-Neva meet

Below are the top three finishers in individual results and team scores from the Tah-Neva Championships held Wednesday at Carson High:

High school hoop stars take court Wednesday

Carson High basketball coaches Nate Tolbert and Carlos Mendeguia will get a chance to coach some of the best players in Northern Nevada on Wednesday.

Saturday, May 25

Roger Diez: Get comfy for a long day of racing Sunday

Congratulations are in order, first to Ed Carpenter for winning the pole for the 97th Indy 500, and second to Jimmie Johnson for his NASCAR All-Star race victory.

Powers steps down as University of Nevada baseball coach

RENO — Wolf Pack baseball coach Gary Powers has decided to retire from his position after more than 30 years of service to the University of Nevada, Powers and University of Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth announced Friday.

Blue Jays open summer season

The Carson Blue Jays, the summer baseball team of the Carson High Senators, started its season with a 11-6 to the Reno A’s on Wednesday.

Friday, May 24

Thursday, May 23

Wednesday, May 22

Youth basketball team qualifies for national event

The Nevada Nets, an eighth-grade AAU basketball team based in Carson City, won a tournament in Sacramento recently to qualify for the upcoming national tournament in Anaheim June 27-30.

Tuesday, May 21

Cochise batters WNC, 18-11, to capture title

For Western Nevada College’s baseball team and its fans, it didn’t seem like the Cochise fourth inning would ever end.

Monday, May 20

Sunday, May 19

Wildcats win to force final game

STERLING, Colo. — D.J. Whittemore said it wouldn’t be easy for Cochise College to apply the knockout punch to his club in the Western District baseball championship.

State Track Carson relay squad nabs second in the 3200 relay

LAS VEGAS — Led by the boys 3200-meter relay squad, Carson High’s track team brought home three more medals on Saturday at the NIAA State Track & Field Championships at Silverado High School.

STATE SWIMMING Koontz wins state 100 free title

Douglas swimming standout Shelby Koontz capped a brilliant freshman season Saturday, winning the Division I state title in the 100 free at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Darrell Moody: Carson has best track in Northern Nevada

It’s become readily apparent after watching Northern Nevada track for the past few years that Carson High has the best facilities in the area, and should host the state track meet every other year.

Saturday, May 18

Sprint cars wrap up series at Fernley

The King of the West Sprint Car Series made its debut on the high banks of the 3/8 mile clay oval at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway last night.

Preston PRs en route to medal

LAS VEGAS — Maddie Preston is on fire.

WNC splits two, advances to finals

STERLING, Colo. — Western Nevada College advanced to the Western District baseball tournament championship round by splitting a pair of games on Friday.

Friday, May 17

Preston gunning for 2 state titles in Vegas

Maddie Preston has been a model of consistency for the Carson High track team this year, posting team-best marks in the long jump, triple jump and high jump, and qualifying for regionals in all three events.

Wildcats rally to win Western District debut

STERLING, Colo. — The situation looked discouraging for the Western Nevada College Wildcats in the second inning of their Western District baseball tournament opener in Sterling, Colo., on Thursday afternoon.

Ault’s move makes no sense

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . On the surface, Chris Ault joining the Kansas City Chiefs as a consultant makes absolutely no sense.

Thursday, May 16

Carson relay teams look to medal

Carson High has always put top-notch relay teams on the track during the postseason, and this year is no exception.

Wednesday, May 15

Wildcats draw Lamar in tourney opener

Coming off a dominating performance at last week’s Scenic West Athletic Conference, the Western Nevada Wildcats open District play on Thursday against Lamar College in Sterling, Colo.

Tuesday, May 14

Monday, May 13

Sunday, May 12

Yamamoto shines for Linfield College

It’s been quite a sophomore season at Linfield College for former Carson High softball player Lisa Yamamoto.

Reed too much for Tigers in finals

RENO — There it was. A regional championship, six outs away and ripe for the picking.

PREP ROUNDUP Lynch leads Dayton at region meet

YERINGTON — Lettie Lynch qualified in four events — two individual and two relays — to lead the Dayton High track team at Saturday’s Division IA regionals at Yerington High School.

14 Senators advance to state

RENO — Madison Preston demonstrated that it’s not how you start, but how you finish, Saturday at the NIAA Division I Track & Field Championships at Damonte Ranch High School.

Saturday, May 11

Wildcats capture Region 18 title

HENDERSON — There are few teams that can compete with one that allows just a single run in three tournament games.

Kipling, Showalter lead CHS boys

Fifteen Carson High swimmers have moved on to the NIAA Division I regional swimming finals today at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Wildcats blank CSN, reach title game

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College moved into the championship game of the Scenic West Athletic Conference with a 10-0 mercy rule win over top-seeded College of Southern Nevada on Friday at Morse Field.

Local racers back in action tonight at Fernley

Lots to talk about this week — local racing, NASCAR appeals and rule changes, Talladega in the rear view mirror and Darlington in the windshield, Indy 500 preparations, and Formula 1 in Spain. Oh, and happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. You know who you are.

Friday, May 10

Fajardo could put up huge numbers for Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Nevada Wolf Pack quarterback Cody Fajardo will have a Heisman Trophy-worthy season in 2013.

Prep / JC Roundup Hamlin stops Salt Lake in SWAC opener

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College’s Cody Hamlin celebrated being named the Scenic West Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year by throwing his best game of the season.

Success in track runs in the Reid family

In his short time at Carson High, Corey Reid has already established himself as one of the best competitors in the last 10 years, and that shouldn’t surprise anybody who has lived in this town for a while.

Carson ready for regional finals

Finish in the top three or you’re done. That’s what faces the 20-plus members of the Carson High track team as they venture to Damonte Ranch High School for Saturday’s NIAA Division I regional finals. The top three finishers in each event advance to the NIAA State Championships on May 17-18 in Las Vegas at Silverado High School.

Thursday, May 9

Carson’s season ends with loss to Grizzlies

The day started with Carson leadoff hitter Gehrig Tucker being taken to the emergency room and ending up in bed, and it ended with a couple of defensive mistakes.

Red-hot Wildcats open with Bruins

HENDERSON — No Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball team has had a better won-loss record than the Western Nevada College Wildcats over the last half of the season.

PREP / JC Roundup Douglas softball advances to semifinals

MINDEN — The Douglas High girls softball team advanced to the regional semifinals Wednesday afternoon, beating Galena 9-1.

Wednesday, May 8

German’s homer in fifth beats Carson, 3-2

RENO — After getting crushed twice in shortened games by the Manogue Miners during the regular season, nobody gave Carson High much of a chance to win its playoff opener.

Community sports Two-way tie at Thunder Canyon tourney

Bob and Monica Pike and Dave and Brooke Nielsen shot net 62s to win Thunder Canyon Country Club’s Cinco de Mayo 4-ball Shamble tournament on May 5.

Prep Roundup Douglas softball wins; baseball falls

MINDEN — The game didn’t have an optimal start and the scoring came in unconventional ways, but the Douglas High School softball team took care of the most important statistic ­— the win column — in the first round of the NIAA Division I regional playoffs Tuesday afternoon.

Tuesday, May 7

Monday, May 6

Saturday, May 4

Darrell Moody: Barlow signs Division II football offer

Justin Barlow made a name for himself with his quickness and run-stopping abilities at Carson High, and three years later he hopes to have that success at the college level.

Carson softball swept by Galena, misses playoffs

Carson High’s softball team entered Saturday’s home doubleheader against Galena needing a sweep to have a chance to qualify for the regional tournament which starts on Tuesday.

Baker enjoys big day on track for Senators

RENO — Dakota Baker had a big day on the track Saturday, and if he can duplicate it seven days from now, he’ll punch his ticket to Las Vegas for the state championships.

Red-hot WNC sweeps 4-games from CSI

Western Nevada College honored nine players on Sophomore Day on Saturday, and many of them contributed to a doubleheader sweep of College of Southern Idaho.

Second-game rally enables Wildcats to sweep CSI

When WNC baseball coach D.J. Whittemore pinch-hit Joey Crunkilton in the bottom of the eighth inning for Spencer Dorsey, who had two homers in three at-bats, it caught people off guard.

Barr grabs main event win at Fernley track

It was a good night at Reno Tahoe Fernley Speedway last Saturday, with warmer temperatures and milder winds than the season opener.

Prep / JC Roundup CSN sweeps Wildcat softball team

HENDERSON — College of Southern Nevada swept Western Nevada in a Scenic West Athletic Conference doubleheader, 11-2 and 8-3, Friday afternoon.

Friday, May 3

Carson track team ready for regionals

Just get through. That’s the message members of the Carson High track and field coaching staff delivered to their athletes on Wednesday afternoon, as they prepared for the Division I regional trials on Saturday at Damonte Ranch High School.

2010 Nevada team keeps giving to NFL

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 2010 miracle football season just keeps getting better and better. In fact, it doesn’t seem like such a miracle anymore. The 2010 team can now boast nine players that have been drafted by the NFL.

Prep Roundup: Spanish Springs tops Carson

SPARKS — Carson High’s playoff hopes took a severe hit when the Senators dropped a 6-2 decision to Spanish Springs on Thursday afternoon.

Tigers hang on vs. Carson

MINDEN — With packed bleachers and a rivals occupying the opposing dugouts, the playoff atmosphere was certainly in the air Thursday afternoon at Tiger Field.

Thursday, May 2

Obituary: Lorene J. Kamps

Jan. 23, 1923 - Nov. 19, 2011 Lorene Julia Kamps, 88, formerly, Lorene Sutton of Fallon lost her battle with Alzheimer’s in 2011. Lorene had been residing at Shawnee Gardens Nursing Home in Shawnee, KS since 2004. Lorene had retired in 1996 and moved to Kansas City from Galveston, TX where she had worked as the Sommelier for Gaido’s Restaurant. KC is the home of her daughter, Kathy Jenkins and four grandchildren.

Wednesday, May 1

Weintz, Tigers get the best of error-prone CHS

Carson High’s Charlie Banfield threw one of the best games of his career, but Douglas’ Nolan Weintz was a tad better.

Death Notice: Alvina Mae Sprowl

Alvina Mae Sprowl, 83 of Carson City, passed away on April 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Nancy Ruth Miller

Nancy Ruth Miller, 69 of Gardnerville, passed away on April 27, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Josephine Louise Breuer

Josephine Louise Breuer, 89 of Carson City, passed away on April 30, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Emily Lynne Monares-Holland

Emily Lynne Monares-Holland, 67 of Dayton, passed away on April 20, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Patricia C. Newcomb

Patricia C. Newcomb, 71 of Carson City, passed away on April 27, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Robert Henry Hinds

Robert Henry Hinds, 94 of Dayton, passed away on April 26, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Marjorie Rae Egan Drew

1925 - 2013 Born December 7, 1925 in Sparks Nevada, Marjorie was the first born to George and Ida Egan. She was a past worthy advisor of the Carson Assembly of the Order of Rainbow for Girls organization, a social club for up and coming young women. Marjorie attended Carson schools, graduating from high school in 1944, and attended UNR

Obituary: Marie Embry

April 28, 2013 Marie Embry passed away at Renown Hospital Sunday evening a little after 9 p.m. She is survived by her children, Sylvia Willard, Linda Glimp, Norma Rose, Amy Allen, Steven Rose, Jenny Westin, and John Embry.

Sargent-led Douglas records sweep of CHS

MINDEN — Douglas High sophomore Kali Sargent had a career day Tuesday afternoon against rival Carson High.

Community Sports Pumas U13 team wins Comstock Shootout

The Pumas U13 boys soccer team representing the Carson Futbol Club won the recently concluded Comstock Shootout at Edmonds Sports Complex.