Stories for October 2013

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Thursday, October 31

Death Notice: Dwayne “Doc” Cottom

Dwayne “Doc” Cottom, 74, passed away on October 22, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: John William Boyce

In loving memory of an amazing husband, great-grandfather, grandfather, father, son, brother and friend.

Williams named Nationals skipper

WASHINGTON — More than a decade ago, when Matt Williams was still a third baseman, and Mike Rizzo was still climbing the front-office rungs, the future general manager thought he noticed the makings of a future skipper.

Wednesday, October 30

Cunningham promotion sparks Carson defense

Cody Cunningham’s football career at Carson High could be best termed as up and down.

Hobbled Fajardo leading Pack football

RENO — Cody Fajardo is playing this season on just one good leg.

CHS ties, maintains 2-seed for playoffs

MINDEN — Locking horns in a playoff-like atmosphere, the Carson and Douglas high school boys soccer teams scrapped to a 0-0 tie on Wednesday night in their regular season-ending game at Keith Roman Field.

Obituary: Joseph O’Neill Tapp

Joseph O’Neill Tapp died October 29, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Hospital. He was born in Puritan, Colorado on February 12th, 1919, in a coal mining camp.

Obituary: Joseph (Joe) Schneider

Joseph (Joe) Schneider of Jacks Valley passed away at his home (Schneider Ranch) on the morning of October 23, 2013.

Obituary: Jacqueline Christiane Banovich - Janssen

Jacqueline Christiane Banovich-Janssen (Jackie King), passed away unexpectedly while visiting in Fallon, on Saturday, October 26, 2013. Jackie had lived in Fallon for many years, working as an Executive Secretary for Tedford Construction and the Nugget. She had returned to California several years ago to care for her parents. Recently she had moved to Phoenix, AZ. to live with her son.

Death Notice: Lillian M. Thomas

Lillian M. Thomas, 90, passed away on October 26, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Patricia Ann Choat

Patricia is survived by husband, John Choat; children, Glenn Thomas, Barbara Sue; step children, Daniel Choat and Amy Holly; brother, Tom Kenny of Maryland; numerous nieces and cousins in Maryland.

Tuesday, October 29

Wooster tames Carson volleyball in 4 games

RENO — Despite losing in four sets to Wooster Tuesday night, the Carson Senators still are alive in their quest to finish fourth in the Sierra League.

Harbaugh happy with 49ers at season’s midpoint

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jim Harbaugh is undecided whether he will allow himself a day off during San Francisco’s bye week. Even with a whirlwind stretch of travel finally over.

Freitas goal beats CHS 1-0

MINDEN — Jenny Jaggard, Douglas High’s first-year head varsity coach, likes the look of her team heading into the post-season.

Mitey Mites blank Reno

The Carson Mitey Mites recorded their fifth straight shutout of the season, a 6-0 conquest of Reno Central last weekend in Pop Warner action.

CHS blanks Reno, moves into 2nd place

There is no better way to celebrate Senior Night than with a victory. Carson High used goals by Guillermo Hernandez and Miguel Ortiz plus an airtight defensive effort to blank Reno, 3-0, in the Senators’ last regular-season home game of the year Monday night.

Monday, October 28

London drubbing: 49ers hammer Jaguars

At London, in an International Series rout, Colin Kaepernick tossed a TD pass and ran for two more scores. Kaepernick ended up with 164 yards passing and 54 yards rushing, and Frank Gore also ran for two scores for the 49ers (6-2), who have won five in a row.

Death Notice: Patricia Ann Choat

Patricia Ann Choat, 67 of Carson City, passed away on October 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: John M. Smith

John M. Smith of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on October 26, 2013 at the age of 91.

Death Notice: John Milton Smith

John Milton Smith, 91 of Carson City, passed away on October 26, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: John R. Rudolph

John R. Rudolph, 63 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Joan Goodall Knowles

Joan Goodall Knowles, 80 of Carson City, passed away on October 21, 2013. To view the complete obituary, please visit http://www.autumnfuneral.com/ , arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Carson City native Matt Williams to be named manager of Washington Nationals, report say

According to reports from CBSsports.com, Carson City’s Matt Williams is on the verge of being named the new manager of the Washington Nationals.

Sunday, October 27

Trio to be inducted into CHS wrestling hall of fame Nov. 23

Carson High will induct the late Bing Blood, Del Matthews and Scott Kuhlman into the CHS Wrestling Hall of Fame on Nov. 23 at the Carson Nugget Ballroom.

Paint it red: Pack falters, gives UNLV Fremont Cannon

RENO — The unthinkable as far as Nevada Wolf Pack football is concerned has happened. The Fremont Cannon will spend the next year painted red and living in Las Vegas.

Saturday, October 26

Obituary: Mildred Heidenreich

Mildred Scrivens Heidenreich, 92 years old, passed away on September 23rd, 2013 at Carson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center from complications with leukemia. Mildred had been a resident of Carson City- Reno area since April 1932.

Obituary: Serge W. Puchert

Serge Puchert, an over forty year resident of Nevada, died Friday, October 18th at his home in Carson City of complications of a stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and dementia. He was 85 years old.

Obituary: Marie Suzette Supera Del Carlo

Marie Suzette Supera Del Carlo age 48 of Carson City passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center due to a serious illness.

Can Polian keep the Fremont cannon blue?

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team had a 550-pound visitor in its locker room this past week.

Roger Diez: Carson’s Mackena Bell wraps up season in 13th place

Happy Nevada Day. If you’re attending the parade in Carson City today, I’ll be announcing at Fouth and Carson streets. Stop by and say “hello.”

Alumni notebook

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

Friday, October 25

Obituary: Nykki Kinsley

Nykki Kinsley, 81, of Henderson passed away peacefully on October 13. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Nykki was born in Sweets, Utah on August 4, 1932.

Death Notice: Rupert Ronald Rose (Ron Rose)

Rupert Ronald Rose (Ron Rose), 83, of Lake Tahoe, passed away on October 22, 2013. Arrangements were in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

Senators back on top

RENO — From the outhouse to the penthouse. From last to first. The Senators have risen again.

Austin Fletcher sets Dayton single-season rushing record

Dayton’s Austin Fletcher broke the school record for single-season rushing yards in the Dust Devils’ 42-19 win at Sparks on Thursday.

Carson volleyball keeps playoff hopes alive

Behind the setting of Danielle Good (28 assists) the Carson volleyball team picked up a much-needed three game sweep of Damonte Ranch (25-13, 25-19, 25-22) on Thursday.

Friday Fodder: Is Polian the right fit for Pack?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Is Brian Polian the right coach to lift the Nevada Wolf Pack football program out of the murky depths of mediocrity? We are seven games into Polian’s first season and, well, the answer to that question is still a mystery.

Thursday, October 24

Obituary: Juanita Hinkle Nivens

Juanita Hinkle Nivens, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, passed away on Sunday, October 20, 2013. She was born to Obediah and Edna Pierson Hinkle June 16, 1930 in Canadian, Texas. Her life travels took her from being a farmer’s daughter to a miner’s daughter and beyond. She spent part of her childhood growing up and exploring in Ione, Nevada where her father owned a “quick silver” mine. As a teenager she lived in Fallon, where she has always considered her home. Many of her fondest memories were of being an active student of the old CCHS.

Obituary: Gayle Maine

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful, feisty Auntie Gayle this past Saturday, October 19. Gayle Maine was a strong willed, big hearted, woman of small stature. She used every bit of her 4’ 11” frame to live life to the fullest. Gayle loved dogs and I’m sure she is petting her beloved Chablis, Merlot, Tiger and Penny right now!

Obituary: Tony Vasquez Leon

In loving memory of an amazing father, grandfather, brother and friend. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at the Cock N Bull from 3pm to 7pm. Tony honorably served in the U.S. Army as a 101st Airborne Ranger and went on to retire after many years of working for the BOSS contractor at NAS Fallon. Tony is survived by his two daughters, Teresa and Stephanie Leon, and beloved grandchildren, Teryn, Tyler, Jessica, Brett and Chesnee.

Obituary: Harold (Hal) Howard Slagle

Harold (Hal) Howard Slagle passed away October 3, 2013 in Orange, CA. Born January 25, 1933 in Oregon, IL.

Wednesday, October 23

Carson earns point vs. Wooster

RENO — Carson High’s boys soccer team made the most of scoring opportunities to grab a point on Wednesday afternoon.

Wolf Pack Notebook: Nevada not making 2nd-half adjustments

Nevada Wolf Pack coach Brian Polian needs to come up with a new halftime speech. The Wolf Pack has been outscored 106-33 in the third quarter this season, leaving its rookie head coach scratching his head.

Fletcher out to break Dayton rushing record

DAYTON — Austin Fletcher has had his sights set on the single-season rushing record ever since he entered Dayton High, and barring unforeseen circumstances, his quest will become fact tonight.

Tigers’ Terada sits in second at state golf

LAS VEGAS — Koko Terada said her goal was to play for the gold this week at the NIAA Division I State Girls Golf Championship.

Death Notice: Howard J. Spreeman

Howard J. Spreeman, 92, passed away on October 16, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Frank Cervantes

Frank Cervantes, age 46, passed away on October 21, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon, (775) 423 - 2255.

Death Notice: Barry A. Fitzpatrick

Barry A. Fitzpatrick, 55, passed away October 17, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Celebration of Life will be held at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Albert Elwin McGilvery

Albert Elwin McGilvery, 78, of Topaz, California, passed away on October 18, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Agaston Joseph Szekely

Agaston Joseph Szekely, 83 of Silver City, Nevada passed away on October 7, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: John Thomas Bibee

John T. Bibee loving husband, father and grandfather passed peacefully at his home in Carson City, Nevada on October 16, 2013.

Obituary: Barbara Ann Costello

With great sorrow, her children notify friends and family that Barbara Ann Costello passed on in the comfort of her home on the 15th of October, 2013. She was a great woman with a positive spirit: a homemaker, mother, volunteer librarian and bank officer. After raising six children, she attended college, became a registered nurse and hospital administrator. She had a love for art, from charcoals, pastels and clays to oils and acrylics. She shared her love of art with others as a plein air art

Obituary: Barry Alan Fitzpatrick (Buzz)

Buzz was born on September 29, 1958 to Rea Luce and Don Fitzpatrick of Fallon, Nevada.

Death Notice: Robert C. Chapman

Robert C. Chapman, 82, of Carson City, Nevada passed away on October 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Clyde G. Wahlborg

Clyde G. Wahlborg, 93, of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on October 13, 2013 in Gardnerville. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, NV.

Death Notice: Kenneth Lee Reveley

Kenneth Lee Reveley, 86, passed away on October 21, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Dorothy Gale Baldecchi

Dorothy Gale Baldecchi, known to her friends as Gale, passed away on October 15, 2013, at the age of 93 at The Lodge in Carson City, where she had lived since 2011.

Tuesday, October 22

Eagle Valley takes 2nd in South Tahoe tourney

Eagle Valley’s eighth-grade girls basketball team wrapped up its season with a second-place finish at the South Lake Tahoe Optimist Tournament over the weekend.

Carson girls blank Wooster, 7-0

RENO — Josilyn Daggs and Sammi Gutierrez scored two goals apiece to lead Carson High to an easy 7-0 win over Wooster in a Sierra League soccer match.

Playoff mullet? Doherty plays solid D

As Ryan Doherty walked through the Carson High football locker room, his teammates urged him to talk about his mullet.

Monday, October 21

Sunday, October 20

Saturday, October 19

Carson fans, you missed a great game

For those of you who stayed away from Carson High on Friday night, you missed a great football game. I’ve been covering Carson football since Blair Roman’s second season as head coach, and Friday’s 27-26 victory ranks as one of the best I’ve seen in my time at Carson.

Senators prepare for Wooster with win

The biggest game of the season for the Carson High boys soccer team is Wednesday at Wooster, and what better way to prepare than with a victory.

Dayton girls improve to 13-0 in league

Dayton High’s volleyball team knocked off Elko 26-24, 25-18 and 25-15 on Saturday to improve to 13-0 in Division IA play.

When Foley hits, it’s like money in the bank

DAYTON — If Madison Foley had a nickname, it would be “Money”.

Back-up QB leads Broncos

BOISE, Idaho — When Boise State’s senior starting quarterback Joe Southwick broke his ankle on the first play from scrimmage against Nevada, the Broncos didn’t panic.

Western Nevada baseball hires two assistant coaches

Western Nevada College baseball coach DJ Whittemore has hired two assistant coaches to work with the Wildcats this year.

Obituary: Carrie Lynn Dalbey

Carrie was born in Whittier, California. She most recently lived in Carson City, Nevada since 1988. She went to school in Indio, California. She loved to cook, try out new recipes on the family. All food gave her joy to make, especially things her mother loved to eat....

Obituary: John Brian McSweeney

John Brian McSweeney passed away early Wednesday morning in his home. He was born July 24, 1940 in Lynn, Massachusetts to his parents Bill and Florence McSweeney. He was the youngest of three children, a sister Joan DeMarco and brother William McSweeney.

Obituary: Rose Pike

Rose Pike passed away in her home after a year of a long battle of bone marrow cancer. She was under the care of St. Mary’s Hospice and her sister Theresa for 3 weeks before going home to our Heavenly Father. She was born to Walter and Francis Klemish in Bridgeport Connecticut. She was Pre-ceded in death by her father, mother, brother Edward, and her great granddaughter Maddy Palmer.

Dust Devils pick up 29th win at Spring Creek

Dayton rolled to a three-game sweep of Spring Creek (25-15, 25-18, and 25-15) on Friday night in girls volleyball. The Dust Devils, 29-1 overall and 12-0 in league, played without senior Madi Foley. Foley was resting a leg injury. Dayton did regain the services of setter Peach Coons, after recovering from an injury.

33 advance to stage 2 Web.com qualifying

Tyler Weworski (Carlsbad, Calif.) fired a 4-under 68 in the final round to finish low qualifier by five shots at 14-under par 274 in the final round of Stage One Web.com Qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Senators in driver’s seat

In the driver’s seat. That’s the position Carson High finds itself in after holding off Galena, 27-26, in a heart-stopper Friday night at Carson High School.

Old guys rule in BCRA midget season at Lakeport

I got an email the other day with the results of the BCRA midget season, which wrapped up last Saturday night at Lakeport.

Douglas picks up first league win

MINDEN — Wes Hundley scored the go-ahead touchdown and Douglas High School’s defense made the lead stand Friday night for a 26-16 Sierra League football victory against Bishop Manogue.

Elko routs Dayton in lopsided affair

ELKO — The first 20 seconds went about as well as it possibly could have for the Elko football team.

Friday, October 18

Obituary: Eugene Charlie Stainbrook

Eugene Charlie Stainbrook was born March 23, 1928 at the Methodist Hospital, Mitchell, SD to George and Mary Stainbrook of Alexandria, SD. He passed away Monday, October 14, 2013.

Death Notice: John J. Fults

John J. Fults, 73, passed away on October 11, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: William C. Hoffman

William (Bill) Hoffman, 81, passed away peacefully October 10, 2013. Bill was one of three children, born February 25, 1932 to George and Evelyn Hoffman. Bill was the founder of Retirees to Eliminate State Income Source Tax of America (RESIST) of AMERICA, saving millions of retirees from taxation without representation.

Death Notice: Kent Douglas Redwine

Kent Douglas Redwine, 61, passed away on October 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Eugene Ellils Ghiselli

Eugene Ellis Ghiselli, 77 of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on October 14, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, (775) 888-8600.

Dayton faces must-win against Elko today

Win or go home part 3. That’s what Dayton High’s football team is facing when it visits the Elko Indians in a key Division 1A match-up.

Thursday, October 17

Polian looks to start winning tradition vs. Boise

RENO — Chris Ault left a long list of impressive accomplishments for Brian Polian to live up to as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s head football coach.

Pack’s season is really about two games

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... College football, especially in the Mediocre West Conference, is a very forgiving animal. There is always a division title to win, a conference title to grab, a bowl game to win and a rivalry game to claim a gaudy trophy.

Manogue spikes Carson in 3 games

RENO — Sierra League leader Bishop Manogue pounded Carson in straight sets Thursday — 25-10, 25-11 and 25-20.

Weworski leads after 54 holes

DAYTON — Tyler Weworski (Carlsbad, Calif.), fired a 5-under 67 to retain the lead with a 10-under total of 206 after 54-holes of Web.com Tour qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Death Notice: Stephen “Les” Harris

Stephen “Les” Harris, 62, passed away October 12, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Elwood “Woody” Rakow

Elwood “Woody” Rakow was born February 17, 1945 and passed away October 13, 2013 at the age of 68. He is survived by his brothers, Knox, Arnold and Rodger Rakow and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Winds, scores go down at Dayton Valley

DAYTON — The wind died and down went the scores with it in the second round of Web.com Tour qualifying at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Wednesday, October 16

Carson boys nipped by Spanish Springs

SPARKS — High Desert leader Spanish Springs dealt Carson a 2-1 loss in a Division I boys soccer match Wednesday night.

Knight is the epitome of a team player

For the first time this year, Jesse Knight is getting some work on the defensive side of the ball, and he’s loving it.

Polian: Better tackling will help defense

Nobody has to tell head coach Brian Polian that his Nevada Wolf Pack has one of the worst run defenses in the nation.

Obituary: Harold Richard Duarte

Harold Richard Duarte, age 89, of Tucson AZ, formerly of Alpine County and Santa Clara County. Born in Centerville, CA. He served on the Alpine Board of Supervisors for 10 years and many California and Nevada Commissions.

Celebration of Life for Marlene Fulper

Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 20th at 870 E. Bonanza Dr. in Carson City from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dayton spikers roll South Tahoe in 4

DAYTON — Ashley Vickers had 14 kills and 10 digs to lead Dayton High’s volleyball team to a 25-18, 19-25, 25-22 and 25-23 win over South Tahoe Tuesday night in a Division 1A volleyball match.

Anderson shines in loss

What started out as a promising night, ended in disappointment for the Carson High volleyball squad.

Eagle Valley 8th graders win Tah-Neva title

Eagle Valley Middle School won the Tah-Neva 8th-grade championship last weekend at Carson Middle School.

Wind makes for high scores at qualifier

DAYTON — Cool fall temperatures and a gusty northeast wind played havoc with scoring in the first round of the stage one Web.com qualifying tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club. A combination of the wind blowing from the opposite direction from normal, fast and hard greens and difficult pin placements lead to the high scores.

Tuesday, October 15

Obituary: Cheryl Armstrong

Cheryl Armstrong (Tovey) went home to be with the Lord on October 2nd, 2013, five months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Her loving husband, Phil Armstrong, was by her side when she passed. Cheryl’s final days were spent resting quietly in her home, eagerly waiting for the moment she met Jesus face-to-face.

Obituary: SueDea Maiden

SueDea Maiden, 74, of Carson City entered into eternal peace on Friday, October 11, 2013, at her home surrounded by those who love her.

Obituary: Carl Vernon Haas, Jr.

Carl Vernon Haas, Jr. passed away on October 4, 2013 at his home in Kingston, NV.

Death Notice: Nance Ann Koran

Nance Ann Koran, 89, of Carson City, NV passed away on October 5, 2013. Arrangements are entrusted to Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Death Notice: Edward L. Morgan

Edward L. Morgan, 89, passed away on October 9, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are with Smith Family Funeral Home in Fallon, (775) 423-2255.

Obituary: Herbert “Herb” Henry Peters

Longtime Fallon resident, Herbert Henry Peters passed away on October 13, 2013. He was born February 3, 1924 in Clear Lake, Minnesota to Fred Peters and Annie Hoeck Peters.

Death Notice: Tommy R. Willhoit

Tommy R. Willhoit, 71, passed away October 12, 2013 in Silver Springs, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Brandon Steven Turner

Brandon Steven Turner, 21 of Carson City passed away on October 12, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Sue M. Hill

Sue M. Hill, 69, passed away October 8, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Ted H. Romero

Ted H. Romero, 90, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013, of natural causes in Fallon, Nevada. He was born June 24, 1923 in Stonycreek, Pennsylvania to Peter and Katena Romeo.

Obituary: Dan O. Homer

Dan O. Homer, resident of Fallon, NV at age 58, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2013 at Renown Medical Center with his family by his side, after fighting a surprising 5 year battle with liver cancer.

Obituary: Robert Edward Tupa

June 18, 1925 - October 13, 2013 Robert Edward Tupa, known to family and friends as Bob Tupa, was born in Cedar Lake, Scott County, Minnesota on June 18, 1925, and passed away on October 13, 2013, in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 88

Davis leads 49ers to 3rd straight win

SAN FRANCISCO — Vernon Davis caught touchdown passes of 61 and 35 yards and finished with a career-best 180 yards receiving, leading San Francisco to its third straight victory.

Time out with Carson High School’s Lizzie Flansberg

School: Carson High Year: Senior Sport: Tennis

Death Notice: Roger A. Emdia

Roger A. Emdia, 59, passed away on October 12, 2013 in Silver Springs, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Debra K. Cook

Debra K. Cook, 58 of Walker, California passed away in Gardnerville, Nevada September 9, 2013. FitzHenry’s Carson Valley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (775) 782-1999.

Death Notice: SueDea Maiden

SueDea Maiden, passed away October 11, 2013. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is entrusted with arrangements, (775) 882-4965.

Death Notice: William C. Hoffman

William C. Hoffman, passed away on October 10, 2013. Arrangements in the trusted care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley (775) 882-4965.

Monday, October 14

Death Notice: Jack R. Bernard

Jack R. Bernard, 62, passed away on October 9, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Patricia Irene Fisher

Patricia Irene Fisher passed away peacefully on 4 October, 2013 at the age of 83. She was surrounded by loved ones.

Death Notice: James A. Mordecai

James A. Mordecai, 82, of Stagecoach, Nevada, passed away in Reno on September 27, 2013. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Samuel Albert Penrod

Samuel Albert Penrod, 80 of Carson City, passed away on October 9, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-8600.

Death Notice: William F. Cairns III

William F. Cairns III, 75, passed away on October 7, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Sunday, October 13

Delgado, Drozdoff lead CHS

FRESNO — Eveline Delgado finished 14th and Alex Drozdoff finished 15th to lead Carson to a sixth-place finish among Division II schools at the prestigious Clovis Invitational Saturday at Woodward Park.

Rask seeks to regain Web.com tour card

DAYTON — The name has changed from PGA Tour to Web.com Tour Qualifying but for the 75 players in the field at Dayton Valley Golf Club this week the stakes remain the same.

Watching boys soccer these days is no fun

I’m fed up. Between poor officiating, awful player behavior and crappy conduct by Carson High soccer fans, I’m not enjoying attending boys soccer matches much these days.

Saturday, October 12

Obituary: Helen M. Burns

Helen M. Burns, 94, of Carson City passed away September 22, 2013. Helen was born December 8, 1918 in Oakland, California to James and Helen (Madsen) Gooch.

Kudos to RTF Speedway winners

Due to a computer glitch, last week’s column sailed right past the Appeal’s sports email box and is lost somewhere in the cloud. So I will reiterate my congratulations to the 2013 champions at Reno-Tahoe-Fernley Speedway.

Fletcher carries Dayton

DAYTON — Austin Fletcher would love to end his Dayton High career with a playoff appearance and the school rushing record.

First half lifts CHS

RENO — Carson High scored three first-half goals en route to a 3-0 win over Manogue in a Sierra League boys soccer match Friday night.

Damonte pounds Douglas, 36-7

RENO — Damonte Ranch scored touchdowns on four consecutive possessions, two of which came during a span of 17 seconds in the third quarter, to break away for a 36-7 Sierra League football victory on Friday night against Douglas.

Friday, October 11

Thursday, October 10

Time for Pack defense to find the stadium

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack’s first bye week of the season couldn’t have come at a better time. But if the Wolf Pack is spending more than five minutes a day working on its offense this week, well, they are wasting their time.

Dayton sweeps Lowry

Despite playing without standout Madi Foley, the Dayton volleyball team swept Lowry in three games Thursday night (25-18, 25-17, 25-17).

Dayton ready for homecoming battle against Colts

This certainly isn’t uncharted territory for the Dayton High football team. With five weeks left in the regular season, the Dust Devils, 2-3, face a second consecutive must-win game when they host Wooster, also 2-3, at 7 p.m. today.

Senators hang on for 5-set victory

Fast start, ugly in the middle and a gutty finish. That best described Carson High’s 25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 21-25 and 16-14 upset of second-place Galena on Thursday night in a Sierra League match at Morse Burley Gym.

Obituary: Jennifer Nicole Oney

February 2, 1988 - September 26, 2013 Jennifer Nicole Oney passed peacefully on Sep. 26, 2013. For information regarding her service and the complete obituary please go to waltonsfuneralhomes.com

Obituary: Rosanna Mayer

Rosanna Mayer was born in Lodi, CA on March 4, 1944 and passed on Oct. 6, 2013. She loved the Carson Valley and crafting. She retired from the Carson City WalMart. She is sincerely missed by her husband, Larry; her daughter, Rochelle; her brother; three grandchildren; and her great-granddaughter.

Wednesday, October 9

Bye week is perfect timing for Carson

Carson High’s bye week couldn’t have come at a better time. With a key Sierra League game against 6-0 Galena on Oct. 18, the 4-2 Senators have two weeks to fine-tune their offense and defense, and get some important healing time for some banged-up players.

Senators blank Reed 2-0 in wild game

Simply put, it was one of the more bizarre games of the season.

Passing game struggles don’t worry Kaepernick

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Colin Kaepernick strolled through the 49ers’ locker room with about a dozen or so reporters, then made his way into a small nook where several offensive linemen sat in front of their stalls.

CHS girls 3rdat Rosewood

RENO — Carson High’s girls golf team prepped for next week’s regional tournament with a third-place finish at Rosewood Lakes on Monday.

Death Notice: Alexander “Grant” Milford

Alexander “Grant” Milford, 62, passed away on October 2, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: John F. Meyer

John F. Meyer, 81, passed away October 7, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Trinh Thang

Trinh Thang, 60 of Carson City, passed away on September 10, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Patricia A. McInnis

Patricia A. McInnis, 67, passed away on October 7, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: James A. Rutledge

James A. Rutledge, 69 of Carson City, passed away on September 23, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Death Notice: Peggy E. Simmons

Peggy E. Simmons, 72, passed away October 7, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Kevin R. Wirts

Kevin R. Wirts, 45 of Tuscon, Arizona, passed away October 7, 2013 in Tuscon, Arizona.

Obituary: Grant Milford

Grant passed away unexpectedly, born Oct 15th to Frances and Vic Milford. Grant was a kind and gentle person and loved by all.

Obituary: William Allan “Bing” Blood

William Allan “Bing” Blood, son of Robert Blood and Vera Hanner Blood was born in Buchanan, Michigan on February 21, 1942 and passed away October 6, 2013 in Reno, NV at the V.A. Hospital.

Tuesday, October 8

Trio combines for 53 at Silver Oak

Lee Gilmore, Glenn Stegeman and Mel Younker combined for a net 53 to win the Silver Oak Senior Men’s Club 4-man scramble event on Oct. 1.

Carson survives against Douglas

Heading into the home stretch, Carson High’s volleyball team knows it needs to play much better than .500 volleyball to make the post-season party, and Tuesday was a good start.

Daggs scores twice in CHS victory

Josilyn Daggs scored two goals and Samantha Gutierrez scored one to lead Carson High to a 3-0 win over Reed in a Division I crossover match Tuesday night at CHS.

Obituary: Louis Mori

Life long resident of Fallon , Louis Mori passed away on October 5, 2013 at his home. Louie was born September 3, 1922 to Lorenzo and Menchina (Venturacci)

Obituary: Clara Jean Turner

Clara went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013.

Obituary: Debora Marie Morrison Cunningham

Deb was taken from us suddenly on October 3, 2013. She is preceded in death by her mother, Sharon Morrison; grandparents, Amma and Humpa, and survived by her daughter, Heather; sisters, Jeri, Donna and Iwa; brothers, Robert, Jim, Shawn and Jordan, and her father, Robert; aunt, Patty; uncle, Doug and 17 nieces and nephews.

Obituary: Robert Lee Somerville

Robert Lee Somerville left us to join his wife, Stella Somerville to continue their journey together on October 7, 2013.

Death Notice: William Allan “Bing” Blood

William Allan “Bing” Blood, 71 passed away on October 6, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremations & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Freda “Joyce” Burger

Freda, known as Joyce to friends and family, was born March 30, 1921, in Elma, Washington. She was the oldest of three children of James and Phoebe Moore. She died September 30, 2013 in Carson City at the age of 92.

Obituary: Dennis Williams

Dennis was born on July 7, 1945 to Elwood Williams, Sr. and Lola Bobb in Fallon. He graduated from Churchill County High school in 1963. Dennis received an associate’s degree in Seattle.

Death Notice: Rosanna M. Mayer

Rosanna M. Mayer, 69, passed away on October 6, 2013 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial (775) 882-1766.

Monday, October 7

Timeout withRyan Doherty

School: Carson High Year: Senior Sport: Football

49ers pound Schaub and Houston

SAN FRANCISCO — Tramaine Brock is kicking himself for not having a third interception. He came oh so close.

Obituary: Robert R. Wirts

Robert R. Wirts, 79 of Minden, Nevada passed away September 30, 2013 in Reno Nevada.

Obituary: Grace Neal Watson

Grace May Neal Watson, 92, passed away from this life on October 3, 2013 in Carson City, NV. She was born on August 12, 1921 in Van Buren, Arkansas to Ethel (Bolling) Neal and Carl Neal. Grace had formerly resided in Apple Valley and Victorville, CA and moved to Carson City in 2008.

Death Notice: Alexander Oliver Grant Milford

Alexander Oliver Grant Milford, 62, passed away in Carson City, Nevada on October 2, 2013. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Death Notice: Harold Dennis Swain

Harold Dennis Swain, 71 of Carson City, passed away on October 6, 2013. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations (775) 888-6800.

Sunday, October 6

Two games, two ties

Goals in the final 20 minutes by Zach Smith and Cristian Hernandez enabled Carson to salvage a point with a 2-2 deadlock against visiting Galena Saturday afternoon.

Foley-led Dust Devils cruise past Reed

Despite the absence of setter Peach Coons to an ankle injury, Dayton managed to knock off Reed 24-26, 25-19, 25-12 and 25-22 Saturday afternoon.

Football playoffs will never take a backseat to soccer

It irritates the heck out of me when uninformed people write letters to the editor.

Saturday, October 5

Obituary: Nancy A. Santi

Nancy passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013. She was 64 years old. She was born in Oakland, CA. on May 5th, 1949. Nancy grew up, married Ronald M Santi and raised her family in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Minden, NV in 1989. Beloved mother of Michelle Santi Austin and Michael Santi; grandmother to Rachel, Britney, William, Alison and Grace; sister to Walt and Ken Reeder. Preceded in death by her parents, Thelma & Earl Reeder.

Carson snaps Sierra skid

The Sierra League drought is over. After going winless in 2012, Carson High snapped a four-game league losing streak with a wild 38-35 win over Damonte Ranch in its homecoming game Friday night.

Galena pulls away from Tigers

RENO — Ben Barnard ran for two touchdowns and had a momentum-turning 50-yard kick return for Galena Friday night in its 27-7 homecoming win against Douglas in the Sierra League football opener for both teams.

Fletcher runs Dayton past ST

SOUTH TAHOE — South Tahoe was trailing by two with 24 seconds on the clock when Dayton dug in for one last stand.

Dust Devils sweep Fernley

Dayton improved to 8-0 in league and 24-1 overall with a three-game win over Fernley on Friday. Scores were 25-12, 25-15, 25-21.

Wolf Pack rallies, falls in OT

SAN DIEGO — Quarterback Quinn Kaehler threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Eric Judge in overtime and San Diego State beat Nevada 51-44 on Friday night.

Tigers hold on, take game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. — Max Scherzer overpowered Oakland with his dominant fastball, then baffled the Athletics with his off-speed stuff.

Friday, October 4

Death Notice: Antonia Luna Leon

Antonia Luna Leon, 66 of Carson City, passed away on September 29, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Memorial Service: Douglas Scott Kreck

A memorial service for Douglas Scott Kreck will be held at Empire Ranch Country Club, in Carson City, Nevada on October 12th at 4:00 p.m. The family invites anyone whose life he touched to attend.

Death Notice: Cheryl Anne Armstrong

Cheryl Anne Armstrong, 65 of Carson City, passed away on October 2, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements (775) 888-6800.

Thursday, October 3

Big road game for Pack tonight

RENO — The 2013 season for the Nevada Wolf Pack football team is all about taking baby steps.

Senators sweep North Valleys

RENO — Carson High’s volleyball team won its second straight match, knocking off North Valleys 25-21, 25-12 and 25-22 in a Division I crossover match Thursday night.

Dust Devils seek to avenge ’12 loss to Vikings

Dayton High’s football team finished one game out of a playoff spot last year, and a big reason why was a 37-36 loss to South Tahoe. It was a winnable game, and it was one that Dust Devil coaches felt got away.

Friday Fodder: Bubble boy staring Cody Fajardo

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . The Nevada Wolf Pack needs to cover quarterback Cody Fajardo in bubble wrap between games, put him in a secret hotel with an armed guard outside his door, deliver food to his room and hire cheerleaders to do his homework.

A’s, Tigers prepare for playoff rematch

OAKLAND, Calif. — Josh Donaldson mimics Miguel Cabrera whenever he can, and he has no problem copping to it.

Obituary: Eddie Buckner

Eddie Buckner left our world on September 26th. He told us he was going to stake out the most perfect fishing lake in heaven and would be there waiting for us.

Death Notice: Elizabeth Betty Purviance

Elizabeth Betty Purviance, 96, passed away September 23, 2013 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, (775) 882-1766.

Obituary: Michael Theodore Gutierrez

Michael Theodore Gutierrez, resident of Fallon, passed away October 2, 2013. Mike was born August 14, 1968 in Daly, California to Theodore and Lydia Gutierre

Watch out, Mel, Carson has its own lethal weapon

Before the season started, Carson High’s Joey Thurman set some lofty goals for himself.

Hernandez brothers are too much for Douglas

Starting slow and finishing fast seems to be the way Carson High’s boys soccer team operates.

Ashbaugh coming home to play for WNC Wildcats

The Western Nevada College softball team’s bullpen just got stronger. Carson High School grad Lindsey Ashbaugh, who played softball at Feather River College in California last year, is coming home to pitch for the Wildcats in 2014.

Wednesday, October 2

Death Notice: Shirley L. Stewart

Shirley L. Stewart, 87, a resident of Gardnerville, passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013.

Obituary: Jason Holt

Jason Holt, 27, loving son and husband, passed away on September 29th, 2013.

Tuesday, October 1

Carson, Tigers battle to scoreless draw

Still alone at the top. Carson High’s girls soccer team remained in first place in the Sierra League after battling rival Douglas to a scoreless draw Tuesday night.

Anderson leads Senators to victory

Juliana Anderson recorded 18 kills to lead Carson High’s volleyball team to a 21-25, 25-20, 25-22, 21-25 and 15-11 win over Wooster Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Mitey Mites blank Reno

The Carson Pop Warner Mitey Mites, led by defenders Seth Knox, Alex Myrehn, Dawson Main and Isaac Avina, blanked Reno North, 24-0, Saturday afternoon.

Obituary: Richard Ratliff

Richard Ratliff was taken from us by suffering a heart attack.

Death Notice: Dennis Michael Holton

Dennis Michael Holton, 68 of Carson City, passed away on September 24, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Mary Louise Clifford

Mary Louise Clifford was born on October 6, 1918 in Vitoria, Basque Country, Spain to her parents, Marcelino and Eladia Erquiaga.

Death Notice: Christopher Dwight Jones

Christopher Dwight Jones, 55 of Carson City, passed away on September 28, 2013. Autumn Funerals & Cremations is trusted with the arrangements, (775) 888-6800.

Obituary: Jill Shipstad Thomas

The world of professional skating lost one of its biggest stars on September 19 when Jill Shipstad Thomas passed away.

Obituary: Dr. Charles A. Woessner

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Woessner, passed away on September 27 in Carson City. Chuck was born in Oakland, California to Charles Woessner and Bonnie Himes Woessner. He spent his youth in Oakland, but began visiting his beloved Sierra Nevada as a teenager. His adventures included taking his first ride on a chairlift (35 cents a ride at Sugar Bowl ) in hiking boots and borrowed skis, only to realize at the top of the lift that he had no idea how to get down the mountain.

Death Notice: James William Pillsbury, Jr.

James William Pillsbury, Jr., 96 of Gardnerville, Nevada passed away on September 25, 2013 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations of Gardnerville, Nevada.

Death Notice: Genevieve Morris

Genevieve Morris, 70 of Carson City, Nevada passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013. Arrangements are pending. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Timeout withGabrielle Palazzolo

School: Carson High Year: Junior Sport: Volleyball

Jackson could return for Air Force game

RENO — Don Jackson, who began the season as the Nevada Wolf Pack’s starting running back, might return to the field Saturday at Mackay Stadium against the Air Force Falcons.

Busy Cooper standing out on both sides of the ball

Ever since Blair Roman took over the Carson High football program seven years ago, he has had a Cooper in the program.

NIAA should look at 5 divisions

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I have an opinion on everything when it comes to high school sports. Sometimes I’ve been told I’m nuts and people have also told me that my opinions were spot on.

Banged-up Dayton hosts powerful Lowry

DAYTON — Just when you thought the Dayton High football schedule couldn’t get any tougher, the Lowry Buckaroos are coming to town.

Friday Fodder: Pack will need toughness against Falcons

Sports fodder for a Friday morning...No self-respecting Division I Football Bowl Subdivision team should ever lose to the Air Force Falcons at home.