Stories for November 2013


Saturday, November 30

Nevada season’s end is bitter

RENO — Brian Polian summed up the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 28-23 season-ending loss to the BYU Cougars on Saturday afternoon at Mackay Stadium in one succinct sentence.

Macias sparks Dayton to opening win

DAYTON — For 16 minutes, Bernardo Macias was in mid-season form, and Wooster was helpless to stop him.

Obituary: Kathryn Rooney Lane

Kathryn Rooney Lane passed away on November 1, 2013 at home with her daughters by her side. She was born in Hobson, Montana to Frank and Mary Jane Rooney. Kay was a kind and loving mother, sister, wife and friend. She was proud to say that she was a “Rosie the Riveter” in Tacoma Washington during WW II. She was also a waitress and a homemaker. She resided in Belgrade, Montana and Carson City most of her adult life.

McQueen grad eager to face Wolf Pack

RENO — Kyle Van Noy can’t wait to put on a show for his friends and family back home in Reno this weekend.

Kudos and some criticism in the racing world

I’m going to borrow a device from the Appeal’s editorial page and hand out some silver dollars and wooden nickels in the wake of the 2013 racing season.

Friday, November 29

Thursday, November 28

Nevada men’s hoops team better than last year

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is better than it was a year ago. Honest. Yes, you might not see it yet. They are, after all, just 2-2 against a soft schedule and could very well be 0-4 if not for two lucky wins on the road against bad teams.

Wednesday, November 27

2013 another big year for Carson football

Since Blair Roman took the reins, the Carson High football program has turned into one of the best in Northern Nevada.

Tolbert has lofty aspirations for CHS

One thing about Nate Tolbert: He has high hopes every year, and this year’s goal is a huge one.

Tuesday, November 26

Familiar face is the new Carson wrestling leader

The name Paul Carter is synonymous with Carson High School wrestling.

Santos, Dayton looking forward

DAYTON — One thing is certain, there is nowhere to go but up for the Dayton High boys basketball team.

Halverson ready for a tall task at Dayton

DAYTON — Ben Halverson has a monumental job ahead of him as Dayton’s new girls basketball coach.

Wimberly eyes coaching, NFL career

RENO — Brandon Wimberly is already thinking about his future.

Monday, November 25

Wolf Pack fails at home down the stretch

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack played the role of the gracious host Sunday afternoon.

Kap gets the best of RG3

LANDOVER, Md. — If Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III have become the future of football suddenly put on hold, consider Kaepernick the one more likely to get going again.

Titans back in playoff hunt

OAKLAND, Calif. — With starting quarterback Jake Locker out for the season and Tennessee having lost five of six games, the playoffs seemed a distant hope for the Titans.

Saturday, November 23

Mountain West close to filling all 6 bowl obligations

The Mountain West Conference is in great shape to fill all six of its bowl slots this year, and could even have seven bowl-eligible teams by the end of the month.

Titans-Raiders game plays big in Scranton

OAKLAND, Calif. — A game between two teams struggling to stay on the fringe of the playoff race rarely generates much interest outside the home markets.

Slumping QBs Griffin, Kaepernick meet up

WASHINGTON — The “What’s up with Colin Kaepernick?” talk becomes all relative when compared to the trials and tribulations of his counterpart in the nation’s capital.

CHS takes no solace in close loss

Ten years ago, Carson High might have considered Friday’s heartbreaking 47-39 regional-final loss to Reed a moral victory.

Faith Luthern shuts out Fallon in title game

RENO — Fallon’s hopes of a Division I-A state title was squashed Saturday as Faith Lutheran blanked the Greenwave, 17-0, at Damonte Ranch.

Thurman shows off his arm again

RENO — If Joey Thurman had any eligibility left after this season, he might petition coach Blair Roman to play some quarterback.

Racing series crown champions

Congratulations to NASCAR’s newly crowned champions.

Burton is money in the bank for Pack

Down by one with 2.4 seconds to go? That’s Deonte Burton time.

Friday, November 22

Dayton’s Foley, Fletcher rake in honors

DAYTON — As expected, outside hitter Madi Foley and running back Austin Fletcher walked away with big awards at the recent Division 1A all-league meetings.

Nevada seeks to build momentum at Lawlor

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team wants nothing more than to establish its dominance at Lawlor Events Center once again.

Burton is finally taking over for Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team is better than it was a year ago.

San Francisco offense looks to rediscover its groove

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh called his players together Thursday and talked to them about writing a new story.

Thursday, November 21

Obituary: Mrs. Louise (Nunn) Cox

Joplin, MO - Mrs. Louise (Nunn) Cox, 90, resident of Joplin, MO died Friday, November 01, 2013 after a long battle with congestive heart disease just 3 weeks before her 91st birthday.

Wednesday, November 20

Rivera feels at home on defensive line

Brady Rivera has found a new home, and he’s loving it.

Death Notice: Archie Eugene Bowen

Archie Eugene Bowen, 84, of Carson City, passed away on November 18, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley.

Death Notice: Richard Leonard Monson Sr.

Richard Leonard Monson Sr., 83, of Gardnerville, passed away on November 16, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Emma Del Myers

Emma Del Myers, 91 of Carson City, passed away on November 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Dorothea Radabaugh

Dorothea “Dottie” M. Radabaugh passed away November 18, 2013 at her home in Carson City, NV. Dottie was born November 16, 1920 in Marshallville, Ohio to Walter and Evelyn (Krites) Rupp.

Death Notice: Helen P. McKenzie

Helen P. McKenzie, 63, passed away November 19, 2013 in Minden, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Charles Orville Whitaker

Charles Orville Whitaker, 91, of Washington City, UT passed away on November 16, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home (435) 743-6363.

Obituary: Gloria Belle Smith

Gloria Belle Smith, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend passed into her heavenly reward on November 16th, 2013 at The Lodge Assisted Living in Carson City. She was 88 years old. Born September 10th, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan to Addie Belle (Hunter) Wiest and William F. Wiest I, she was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, George A. Smith, her parents, sister Shirley (Wiest) Marshall and brother William F. Wiest II.

Death Notice: Mary Bradley

Mary Bradley, 61, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Ross, Burke and Knobel (775) 323-3154.

Tuesday, November 19

Ortiz named top midfielder

Carson High’s Miguel Ortiz was named the Sierra League’s top midfielder by league coaches.

Gutierrez’s top-10s leads Tigersharks at state meet

AJ Gutierrez, 12, recorded six top-10 finishes at the recent Nevada Short Course Championships sponsored by the Boulder City/Henderson swim team.

Cohen’s comeback has been a success for 9-2 Senators

Alan Cohen played football his freshman season, but it wasn’t the best of experiences.

Obituary: Janet Carol Smith

In loving memory of Janet Carol Smith, who passed away on November 5, 2013.

Obituary: Jimmy R. Weaver

Jimmy silently slipped away in the early morning hours on November 11, 2013. His sudden passing is deeply mourned by his wife, Diana; daughter, Deborah; grand-daughter, Elizabeth (Brian) Allen; and grandson, James Striplin Jr. He was preceded in death by his son, James Weaver in 1986.

Death Notice: Adalane “Jackie” Sandes

Adalane “Jackie” Sandes, 85, passed away November 17, 2013 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: SSgt Michael Landis

SSgt Michael Landis, passed away in Tampa, Florida on November 13, 2013. Mike was born in Fallon November 9, 1986. He attended schools in Churchill County, graduating from Churchill County High School in 2005. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2006. He has done extensive traveling throughout his enlistment and received numerous medals.

Monday, November 18

Death Notice: David T Schultz

David T. Schultz, 71, of Washoe Valley, passed away on Saturday, November 9, 2013.

Rookie McGloin propels Raiders

HOUSTON — Oakland rookie Matt McGloin was so good in a victory over the Houston Texans that it raised questions about whether Terrelle Pryor will get his job back when he’s healthy.

How Carson, Reed reached regional finals

Carson and Reed collide in the NIAA Division I regional final Friday night at 7 p.m. at Damonte Ranch High School coming off impressive wins.

Death Notice: Opal Marie Monson

Opal Marie Monson, 77 of Gardnerville Nv, passed away on November 16,2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. 775-888-6800

Death Notice: Marie Pauline Edwards

Marie Pauline Edwards, 96, of Minden, Nevada, passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Nevada Funeral Services.

Death Notice: Hannah Glenn

Hannah Glenn, 96 of Gardnerville, passed away on November 17, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Antoinette Marie Mead

Antoinette Marie Mead, 72 of Gardnerville, passed away on November 11, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements. (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Everett Williams

Everett Chucko Williams, 80, passed away on November 10, 2013 at his home in Carson City. Chucko was born January 13, 1933 in Schurz, NV to Murphy Williams and Mamie Jones Williams.

Obituary: William Elton Davies

William Elton Davies, 68, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013, surrounded by his loving wife and family at John Muir Medical Center in Concord, California.

Obituary: Howard J. Spreeman

Howard J. Spreeman passed away at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center on October 16, 2013. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin and grew up on a farm near a small local airport which started the dream of Howard becoming an aviator.

Obituary: Dwayne “Doc” Cottom

Dwayne “Doc” Cottom, 74, of Carson City, passed away October 22, 2013. Doc was born May 12, 1939 in Cherryvale, Kansas to Homer Eugene and Marjorie (Hileman) Cottom.

Obituary: Adam Miltenberger

Adam was born in Knox, North Dakota to Theresa (Keller) and Adam Miltenberger. Adam was the youngest of 6 children. Brothers, Walt, Julius, and Joe. Sisters, Kathryn and Marie.

Death Notice: Mary L. Lutz

Mary L. Lutz, 71, passed away November 16, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Sunday, November 17

Saturday, November 16

Life and times with Todd Christensen

It was just a normal Wednesday morning at the Appeal. As per my custom, I started checking the various wire files to see what might make the Thursday paper.

Dayton loses in finals

HENDERSON — Dayton High’s Cinderella season came to a close Saturday afternoon, one win short of winning the school’s second state volleyball crown.

CHS can’t break through

Carson High’s girls soccer team found out first hand why Arbor View has become arguably the best program in Southern Nevada.

Wolf Pack snaps 5-game losing streak

The Nevada Wolf Pack football season is no longer in a seemingly never-ending downward spiral.

CHS uses more trickery against Damonte

Every week it seems that Carson unveils a trick play, and Friday was no exception.

Dust Devils sweep their way to finals

The Dayton volleyball team cruised into the state finals with a three-game sweep over Boulder City Friday afternoon in Henderson.

Mustangs unable to pony up vs. Carson’s D

When it came time to make a big play, Carson’s defense came through in a big way.

NASCAR champs will be crowned this weekend

Champions in all three of NASCAR’s touring divisions will be crowned this weekend at Homestead.

Pack looks to stop losing skid

RENO — Brian Polian hopes his Nevada Wolf Pack football team learned a valuable lesson this year.

Friday, November 15

Overtime gem sends CHS girls into title game

A picture-perfect play vaulted Carson High’s girls soccer team into the NIAA Division I finals.

Red-hot Dayton hopes to conquer 1A field

The word chemistry usually drums up thoughts of science, but you hear the word more and more from athletic coaches at all levels.

Blueberg catching fire as Carson makes playoff run

For much of the season, tight end Chase Blueberg was the forgotten man in the Carson High offense.

It is all smoke and mirrors in college football

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack football program needs to learn a lesson from Northern Illinois and Fresno State. College football, especially for mediocre programs in mediocre conferences, is all about scheduling.

Thursday, November 14

Obituary: Lynn Palma Barbagallo Phalan

Lynn Palma Barbagallo Phalan, 71 years old, wife of James Phalan died Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Lynn was born September 28, 1942 in Pittsburg, California.

Obituary: Milton Owen Lott

Milton Owen Lott, age 77, passed away at his home in Gillman Springs, NV on Nov. 11, 2013. He was born on October 18, 1936 in Ucon, Idaho to Alonzo (Lon) and Ruby Anderson Lott. Together with his wife Judy they owned and operated their own Trucking Company. Milton was preceded in death by his eldest son, Mark Lott.

Obituary: Lorraine Joan Pepi

Lorraine Joan Pepi, 87, of Carson City, Nevada died October 3, 2013 surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Purcell, Foley sign onwith Nevada Wolf Pack

Carson High’s Jennifer Purcell and Dayton High’s Madi Foley are in the upper echelon of their respective sports, and now they are going to be together at the University of Nevada.

Wolf Pack Notebook: Wimberly just wants to win

RENO — Brandon Wimberly knows what he means to the Nevada Wolf Pack football team.

Three WNC players moving on to D-1 schools

One of Coach D.J. Whittemore’s main goals each season is to find a home at the next level for each of his Western Nevada College sophomore baseball players.

Return of Pimental should give CHS a boost

She’s baaaaaaaaaaaack. Senior midfielder Kiahna Pimental has been cooling her heels on the bench the last couple of weeks because of grade problems, but after satisfying her academic issues, she is expected to be in the starting lineup when Carson, 12-3-4, hosts Coronado, 15-1-4, in the Division I state semifinals Friday at 8:30 a.m.

Wednesday, November 13

Obituary: Peggy Louise Mitchell

Peggy Mitchell passed away peacefully in Washoe Valley, NV, at her home of 50 years.

Death Notice: Everett “Chucko” Williams

Everett “Chucko” Williams, 80, passed away on November 10, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: Donald Oliver Moore

Donald Oliver Moore passed peacefully away on November 10, 2013. Donald was born July 18, 1930, in Astoria , Oregon, to Ray A and Deliah (Hoffnagle) Moore.

Former Raiders TE Todd Christensen dies at 57

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — With his penchant for poetry, Todd Christensen never fit the Raiders’ renegade mold. But that didn’t keep him from becoming one of the team’s best all-time tight ends.

Carter makes his mark on special teams

As Carson High’s only starting sophomore, Asa Carter has made his presence felt on both defense and special teams this season.

Carson High golfers honored

Carson High’s Heather Evans was selected to the all-Sierra League second team and Division I regional second team for girls golf.

Tuesday, November 12

Monday, November 11

Florida St. takes firm hold of 2nd in BCS standings

Florida State took firm hold of second place in the BCS standings behind top-ranked Alabama and grabbed the inside track to the national championship game.

Death Notice: Larena F. Burns

Larena F. Burns, 99, passed away on October 29, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home. (775) 882 - 2644.

Death Notice: Alice M. Gasswint

Alice M. Gasswint, 64 passed away on October 31, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home (775) 882 - 2644.

Obituary: Eve K. Sorter

Eve left us peacefully in her home in Carson City to be with the Lord on Friday morning October 25, 2013. She was dearly loved by everyone. Her joy will be with us forever.

Obituary: George Richard Browning

BROWNING, George Richard, 79 of Tequesta, Florida and of Carson City, NV passed away on November 6, 2013 in Tequesta.

Obituary: Donald (Don) Horace Boardman

Donald (Don) Horace Boardman passed away at home on November 4, 2013 after a battle with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Obituary: Anna Louise Cunningham

Anna Cunningham passed away peacefully on November 4, 2013 at the age of 81. She has gone to reunite with her devoted husband George Cunningham.

Death Notice: Phyllis Conerby

Phyllis Conerby, 85, a Carson City resident, passed away on November 8, 2013. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is caring for the arrangements.

Obituary: Martha Griffin

Martha Griffin passed away at her home in Smith Valley to be with our Lord and many loved ones that had gone before her on Thursday evening, November 7, 2013.

Sunday, November 10

Darrell Moody: CHS offense looked good in playoff win

It was nice to see the Carson High offense have an impressive game in its playoff victory Friday night.

Douglas girls 3rd, CHS 6th at state

RENO — As advertised, the NIAA Division I state girls cross country race on Saturday was a closely contested affair.

Dust Devils survive in 5 to win regional title

DAYTON — The seventh game of a World Series. The NCAA Final Four. The seventh game of the NBA Championship.

Senator girls lose 1-0 in regional final

RENO — As the final whistle sounded, Carson High’s Josilyn Daggs dropped to her knees in frustration, knowing the goal of repeating as regional champions was gone.

Alumni notebook

FOOTBALL Blake Plattsmier (Carson-Stetson University): Redshirting this year.

Saturday, November 9

Obituary: Edell Anglin

After a year of steadily declining health, Edell Maurice Anglin, 74, a 40 - year resident of Carson City, Reno and Las Vegas, moved to his permanent heavenly address when his heart stopped unexpectedly at a hospital in Sacramento.

Johnson leads contenders into Phoenix race

Despite his record of four wins at Phoenix, NASCAR Sprint Cup points leader Jimmie Johnson must be haunted by recent history.

Pack looks to end road skid today vs. Rams

Brian Polian is hoping the power of positive thinking pulls his Nevada Wolf Pack football team out of its losing streak.

Pacific sinks Nevada by 2

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack seemingly did everything but win the basketball game Friday night.

State Cross Country Capsule

When: 9 a.m. Today Where: Rancho San Rafael Park Division I preview GIRLS:

Division I Playoffs: Carson holds on against Spanish Springs

Carson High didn’t get many second-half stops Friday night, but it got two when it needed them the most.

Friday, November 8

Obituary: Lynda Kathleen Teglia

Lynda passed away at her home in Gardnerville on October 28th, 2013 after a 2 year battle with Leukemia. She was born to the late Lorraine and Carl Spanner on December 23, 1943 in Greeley, Colorado.

Wolf Pack ready for opener vs. UOP

RENO — Deonte Burton has already noticed a big difference in this year’s Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team compared to last year.

Thursday, November 7

Friday Fodder: Football isn’t for the weak of heart

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...If you believe that Richie Incognito is the only bully in the NFL, well, go get your juice boxes and orange slices and get out to your daughter’s soccer game before the other mommies and daddies get upset.

Senator boys lose 1-0 heartbreaker

RENO — Carson High’s goal of a second straight state soccer appearance was thwarted by Spanish Springs.

In Loving Memory of Bobbi Dowell

Born 24th of September 1935 Shamrock, Oklahoma

Death Notice: Calvin Lester Jones

Calvin Lester Jones, 88 of Carson City, passed away on November 4, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Wednesday, November 6

Cowee takes football one day at a time

The stretch run starts for both Aaron Cowee and the Carson High Senators on Friday night.

Carson blanks Reno, qualifies for state

RENO — For the third straight year, Carson High’s girls soccer team has qualified for the NIAA state playoffs.

Nevada hopes to cure road blues against CSU

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack football team has just one more opportunity to win a game on the road this season.

Death Notice: Thomas V. Martin

Thomas V. Martin, long time Carson City resident, 67 years old, passed away on November 4, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Truckee Meadows Funeral Home in Reno.

Death Notice: John R. Greene

John R. Greene, 59, passed away October 25, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Containing Fralick key to playoff opener

By the time Friday’s playoff game against Spanish Springs rolls around, members of the Carson High defensive unit will hear and see a lot of Cougars QB Hunter Fralick.

Community Sports: Raiders club fundraiser Sunday

The Carson City Raiders Booster’s Club annual fundraiser and auction is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Carson Lanes Eleventh Frame Lounge.

Prep Roundup: Cougars end Carson’s volleyball season

SPARKS — Beating Spanish Springs is tough when you’re at full strength. When you are minus three players, two of whom play significant minutes, that task becomes impossible.

Hernandez, defense key Senators’ win

On the strength of two Cristian Hernandez goals and pressure defense, Carson High’s boys soccer team has survived to play another day.

Tuesday, November 5

Obituary: John L. Wood

John L. Wood, 64, passed November 1st surrounded by his loving wife and sons, as well as his brother and sister-in-law, at their home in Kingston, NV. John was born in Bishop, Ca. July 21, 1949, and moved to Carson City in 1957, graduating from Carson High School in 1967.

Obituary: Ricky (Slick) Paul Lann

Born in Sacramento, CA, raised in Weimar, CA and lived in Fallon, NV. Ricky had the biggest heart and was true to everyone. He worked as a carpenter, at WalMart and finally ended up driving a water truck for the family business.

Obituary: Paul Alan Laird

Paul Alan Laird passed away at his home on November 1, 2013 after a two- year battle with brain cancer. Paul was born at Carson Tahoe Hospital on May 3, 1966 and attended Carson City schools, graduating from Carson High School and from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.

Obituary: Elinor P. Zito

Elinor Patricia Zito, loving wife, aunt, cousin and friend, passed away peacefully at Carson Tahoe Hospital on October 30, 2013.

Celebration of Life: John B. McSweeney

PLEASE JOIN US IN A CELEBRATION OF LIFE for John McSweeney at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles in Carson City on Saturday, November 9th. The celebration will be from 5 pm to 9 pm with appetizers and desserts provided.

Monday, November 4

Timeout with Ethan Lopes

School: Carson High School. Sport: Cross country.

Death Notice: Kathleen A. Rose

Kathleen A. Rose, 73, passed away on November 1, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Phaedra K. Bonaccorsi

Phaedra K. Bonaccorsi, 74, passed away on October 30, 2013 in Carson City. Arrangements are in the care of FitzHenry’s Funeral Home (775) 882-2644.

Obituary: Elli (Eleanor Gansberg) Nielson

Elli, (Eleanor Gansberg) Nielson, 70, of Carson City, passed away October 29, 2013 after a long battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Death Notice: Kam Yin Lau

Kam Yin Lau, 62 of Silver Springs, Nevada passed away on October 30, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Marie O. Walters

Marie O. Walters, 84, passed away October 26, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Samuel Thomas Brady

Born in Reno at Washoe Medical Center in 1939 to Bud and Alva of Carson City.

Death Notice: Mauricio J. Polack

Mauricio J. Polack, 49, passed away October 21, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Sunday, November 3

Grittiness is difference for CHS

Finishing the close ones. That’s the difference between this year’s Carson High football team and last year’s edition.

Consistent Shoaf key cog on CHS defense

Adam Shoaf doesn’t have a goal this season and he might have one or two assists, but he’s one of Carson High’s most valuable soccer players.

Carson girls second, qualify for state meet

RENO — Out of respect for injured teammate Alex Drozdoff, members of the Carson High girls cross country team wrote “I run for Alex” on their legs, and then they went out and qualified for next week’s NIAA State Championships.

Daggs makes nice return after injury for Senators

Josilyn Daggs remembers it well, and that’s not surprising. Serious knee injuries tend to stay in the memory bank.

Carson JV football wins league title

Carson High’s JV football team topped Douglas, 46-15, Thursday night to win the league title with a perfect 4-0 record.

Pack hoops team ready to move on from disastrous 2012

RENO — Marqueze Coleman has been anxiously awaiting Monday night for nearly eight months.

Pack can’t stop Carr, FSU

FRESNO, Calif. — Derek Carr threw for 487 yards to break the Fresno State career passing record and lead the 16th-ranked Bulldogs to eight straight wins to open the season for the first time since 1989 with a 41-23 victory over Nevada on Saturday night.

Saturday, November 2

Obituary: Greg “Goatee” Hoffman

Greg “Goatee” Hoffman, 65, passed away at his home with his wife, Evie, by his side on September 23, 2013.

Obituary: Dr. Kent Douglas Redwine

Dr. Kent Douglas Redwine passed away on October 12, 2013. He was born in Glendale, CA to Malcolm and Clarabelle Redwine. He relocated to Carson City in 1974. Kent received a heart transplant in October 1986 which enabled him to obtained his BS and Ph.d in Chemistry from UNR, enjoy numerous motorcycle rides and travel to many countries around the world. His greatest accomplishments in life were his children, Nicholas and Rhianna and his grandchildren.

Pack needs upset to keep postseason hopes alive

The Fresno State Bulldogs are what the Nevada Wolf Pack football team wants to be when it grows up.

Vettel wraps up another F1 crown

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel clinched his fourth consecutive Formula One driving championship in India last Sunday in what was probably the last Indian Grand Prix.

Defense rescues Carson in OT win

MINDEN — On a night when Carson High’s offense struggled, the defense stepped it up in a major way.

Fernley ends Dust Devils season, 52-21

Fernley brought its “A” game to Dayton Friday night, running up 38 points in the first half en route to a 52-21 win.

Tiger offense can’t support strong ‘D’

MINDEN — In a season that has produced a number of highlights, the Douglas defense may have enjoyed its finest game of the season on Friday night.

Friday, November 1

Obituary: Duane Lynn Snyder

Duane Lynn Snyder of Carson City, Nevada passed away at his home on October 16, 2013 following a brief hospitalization. Burial will be at Lone Oak Cemetery in Carson City and a memorial service will be held at Carson Masonic Lodge No. 1 at a future date. Autumn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Carson gets past rival

MINDEN — Quickness coupled with timely plays at opportune moments on Thursday night were the difference for the Carson High volleyball team in its victory against Douglas in the regular-season finale for both schools.

Friday Fodder: Don’t give up on Brian Polian — yet

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Brian Polian might have to make some very difficult decisions once this Nevada Wolf Pack football season is over. We’ve said all along that Polian’s success or failure in his career would depend upon the performance of his assistants.

Dayton hosts Fernley with playoff spot at stake

DAYTON — Eyes on the prize. The prize for Dayton High’s football team is the final spot in the 1A playoffs if it can knock off Fernley in the regular-season finale for both schools today at Dayton. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m.