Stories for April 2016


Saturday, April 30

Memories of Wildcat athletics: Reason to be proud of ’Harvard on the Hill’

Editor’s Note: Throughout the 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which are the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal has been featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs. This is the final column of the series.

Friday, April 29

WNC baseball keeps pace in SWAC

While his batting average has languished for most of the season, Western Nevada College sophomore catcher Sam Salyers’ work ethic has not.

Wildcat softball powers to sweep

With the wind blowing out, home runs seemed to be in the cards, and the Western Nevada College softball team was dealing them. In game one, WNC put four out of the park to come out on top of the Badgers, 12-6. Noa Talia blasted two home runs to help the Wildcats take the second game, 12-9, finishing off the sweep Friday at Pete Livermore Sports Complex.

Prep roundup: Dayton beats defending state champ Fallon

DAYTON — The Dayton baseball team picked up its biggest win in quite a while, beating defending state champion Fallon in a wild game 18-12 Friday.

Roger Diez: NASCAR returns to Talladega this weekend

Gardnerville’s Robert Miller nursed his ailing Pro Stock car to the checkered flag at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night to capture his second Nevada Pro Stock Association series $1000 winner’s purse of the season.

Thursday, April 28

Prep roundup: Douglas baseball stays in playoff hunt

MINDEN — Hunter Simpson’s walk-off single capped a four-run seventh inning that lifted the Douglas baseball team to a key 8-7 Northern Division I win against Wooster Thursday afternoon.

Carson baseball wins seventh straight

Carson High’s baseball team controls its own destiny, and the Senators couldn’t be happier. The Senators, thanks to a three-run rally in the fifth inning, knocked off Damonte Ranch, 6-5, for their seventh straight win Thursday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Friday Fodder: Nevada Wolf Pack men’s hoops turns into soap opera

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The bizarre soap opera that’s the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball coaching situation continued this week with the hiring of former UNLV head coach Dave Rice.

Carson baseball wins a wild one

RENO — The third time was the charm for the Carson Senators.

Wednesday, April 27

Dayton stars to move onto college

Three Dayton High seniors — track and field standout Zach Hawley, volleyball setter Shalia Powell and basketball star Angela Sikora — are going to pursue athletic careers at the collegiate level.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing at next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: Gave up 3 runs and 3 hits in 5 innings against College of the Siskiyous. Is 1-2 with 7.72 ERA.

Little League weekend for WNC baseball

This weekend will be Little League weekend for the Western Nevada College baseball program — and all children whether they play Little League or not 12 and under accompanied by an adult — will be admitted to the games at John L. Harvey Field for free.

Tuesday, April 26

Community spotlight: Tie for title at Thunder Canyon

Thunder Canyon celebrated its season-opening event with a two-way tie for the men’s club tournament

Jeremy (Jermo) Allen Correlli

Beloved husband, son, father, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, uncle and friend. Jeremy (Jermo) Allen Correlli was born on June 23, 1981 in Carson City, Nevada to Rick and Patsy Correlli. He passed away peacefully in his home on March 30, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada.

Melvin “Mel” H. Cooper

Melvin “Mel” H. Cooper passed away April 3, 2016, in Carson City, NV. Mel was born July 14, 1924, in San Francisco, CA to Clum and Ethelyn Cooper

Robert Lawrence “Bob” Cole

ROBERT LAWRENCE ‘‘BOB’’ COLE, age 87, passed away on March 22, 2016 at Banner Churchill Hospital in Fallon. Bob was born Nov. 20, 1928 in Syracuse, New York.

Gladys Langson Veitch

Born September 3, 1921 in Omaha, Nebraska to Bessie and John Krage. Passed into Heaven March 23, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Gladys attended North High School in Omaha where she met and married the love of her life, Don Richard Langson in 1941.

Paul Charles Beck

Paul Charles Beck passed away unexpectedly March 9th, 2016 while in Houston, TX on a business trip at the age of 46. He was born February 18th, 1970 in Huntington Beach, CA

Barbara Capet Morgan

Barbara Capet Morgan passed away peacefully on March 19th at the age of 86. She was born in Farmington, West Virginia, was the first in her family to graduate from college, and had careers in medical technology and real estate. Even so, her primary focus was on her family and friends.

Mary Gavin

Carson City Resident, Mary Gavin, widow of William (Bill) Gavin passed away peacefully on March 20th. Her and Bill moved to Carson City in the seventies from the Bay Area. Mary retired from the State of Nevada, Employment Security Division. Mary touched the lives of many people. She was a long-term hospice volunteer, gave to dozens of charities, a devoted Catholic and a friend of Bill W for over 50 years. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and taking classes at WNC. Mary leaves behind her son and daughter-in-law, John and Joyce, and her adored granddaughter, Tedra Gavin. Following her wishes, there will be no services. If you would like to express your condolences or share a special memory, please visit our Book of memories at

John Louis Southfield

John Louis Southfield passed away at Renown Hospital on March 19, 2016. John was born in New York to Ed and Anna Southfield on February 15, 1924. The family moved west to California where John was in the dairy and hay business. Later in life, John moved to the Fallon area where he ran his ranch and cattle businesses. John lived a simple life and loved his family very much. John was preceded in death by his son John Loren and is survived by his sons Gordon (Jean), Dennis (Linda), and Tim (Shelley); daughters Judy (Rick), and Kim (Bryan); his sister Margie; sisters-in-law Jackie and Carol; and his many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held at the Fallon Cemetery on Friday, March 25, at 11:00 a.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in John’s name be made to one’s favorite charity.

Monday, April 25

Harriette Jennifer Bachman

Harriette Bachman, passed on peacefully to her heavenly father on March 15, 2016 in Los Angeles. She was born on July 17, 1944 to James H. and Myra Louise Jones (Hinkey) in Boise, Idaho. She was the oldest sibling of their 6 children. She spent her early life living in different places as the family moved with the Air Force, and recalled with special fondness, her time spent living in Japan as a very young woman. She was married to her loving

Western Nevada Collebe power hitters move up on home run list

Years from now Western Nevada College baseball fans will say they watched DJ Peters play when he was in a Wildcat blue and white uniform.

Sunday, April 24

Carter sets school record in triple jump

It has been a record-setting season for Carson High senior Asa Carter.

WNC roundup: Baseball splits, softball sweeps

Presented with a second chance at a dramatic final-inning rally on Saturday, the Western Nevada College baseball team was up to the task.

Saturday, April 23

Carson sweeps Wooster

In the past few years, Carson High has always dropped a game or two to teams ranked lower in the standings.

Prep roundup: Carson softball struggles against Galena

Scoring runs continues to be a problem for the Carson High softball team. The Senators managed just six hits on the day and were swept by Galena, 6-0 and 12-0, Saturday at Carson High School.

Memories of Wildcat Athletics: To Bubba and WNC athletics — RIP

Editor’s Note: Throughout the rest of 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which is the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal is featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs.

Friday, April 22

Local roundup: George, Jimmy pitch Wildcats to a sweep

RANGELY, Colo. — Western Nevada College softball rode strong pitching performances by Kristina George and Kaitlyn Jimmy to a Scenic West doubleheader sweep of Colorado Northwestern, 6-0 and 3-2, Friday afternoon.

Haase takes over Stanford men’s basketball program, aims to compete for championships

Basketball has taken Jerod Haase across the country, and now the South Lake Tahoe native is back on the West Coast — at one of the nation’s premier institutions. Haase was hired as head coach of the Stanford University men’s basketball program March 25 and is tasked with returning the Cardinal to success on the hardwood.

Big racing day at Fernley 95A track

Fernley 95A Speedway has a big night scheduled, as the BCRA Midgets make their only appearance of the season in northern Nevada today

Clare Smokey

Clare Smokey passed away March 15, 2016 at her residence in Carson City, Nevada. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday, March 25th, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Walton’s Chapel of the Valley in Carson City. Please go to to sign the guest book.

Marion “Bill” Ratley

Marion “Bill” Ratley, 78 of Silver Springs NV, passed away Sunday March 20th. Born in Merced CA in 1937 Bill spent the majority of his life working in San Jose and Sonora as a gold-medal winning barber, a baker and a volunteer firefighter before retiring to NV. He was preceded in death by his son Mickey and step-son Michael Brouse. He is survived by his wife Jonette of 45 years, Whom he met at a New Years Eve party. He is also survived by his sons Mark and Matt Ratley, his brother Robert, sister Alcia as well as 4 grandchildren. Bill will be missed by all his friends and family.

Daniel Segura

Daniel Segura was born on Jan. 11, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA and passed away peacefully on April 3, 2016 in Carson City, NV. He was preceded in death by his son Daniel Segura, Jr., his step-daughters June Albright & Elizabeth Cevallos. He is survived by his daughter Teresa Lovett, his stepdaughter Bonnie Barron, his brothers Edward & Ruben Segura, sisters Julia & Juanita & 2 grandsons. Danny worked at Al Seeliger Elementary School for over 10 years and spent his leisure time with friends at Bodine’s playing the horses. No services will be held per his request. He will be loved and missed by his family and many friends. To share a memory of Danny, please visit

Thursday, April 21

Carson swimmer Kipling signs with UNLV

When Carson High’s Dagen Kipling started the recruiting process, UNLV wasn’t on his radar.

Prep roundup: Carson baseball rolls to victory

RENO — Carson High scored nine times in the first inning and coasted to a 17-6 win over North Valleys Thursday afternoon.

Carson Invitational set for this weekend

The largest-ever Carson High Invitational takes place today and Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Wednesday, April 20

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing at next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: Gave up 4 runs and 2 hits in 1 inning against Butte for his first loss of season. Is 1-1 with 8.74 ERA.

Pradere wows them right away

The name Pradere is synonymous with athletic success at Carson High School.

Prep roundup: Carson softball sweeps doubleheader

Carson softball coach Shane Quilling was worried about a letdown against cellar-dwelling Hug, and he shouldn’t have been.

Carson baseball rolls past North Valleys

Carson High came out swinging in the first inning, and the Senators didn’t stop until they had seven big runs on the scoreboard.

Home is where low scores are for Carson golfers

With three golfers shooting in the 80s, Carson High’s golf team finished third in the weekly Sierra League tournament Monday at Eagle Valley.

Tuesday, April 19

Monday, April 18

Sunday, April 17

Memories of Wildcat athletics: Time spent playing at WNC a pivotal point in my life

Editor’s Note: Throughout the rest of 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which is the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal is featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs.

WNC roundup: Wildcat baseball finishes off sweep of Salt Lake

Call Eric Flores an opportunist. The Western Nevada College freshman first baseman has made the most of his part-time role with the Wildcats this spring.

Carson goes to Jared for big win

Jared Barnard played follow the leader on Saturday against league-leading Spanish Springs.

Prep roundup: Hawley and Pradere shine in track

RENO — Zach Hawley of Dayton won both the shot put and discus at Saturday’s Northwest Invitational at McQueen High School.

Saturday, April 16

Friday, April 15

WNC roundup: Bell rings true, softball upsets Salt Lake

Chad Bell picked an opportune time to have his most productive day in a Western Nevada College uniform on Friday at John L. Harvey Field. With Wildcat lefty Matt Young and Salt Lake’s Joe Barlow dueling in the opening game of a Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader, the freshman third baseman broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning.

Roger Diez: Gibbs Racing has edge on Sunday at Bristol

Rain halted the racing action at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night shortly after the start of the IMCA Modified feature

Thursday, April 14

Pradere has been outstanding leadoff man for Carson

The Northern Division I season is at the halfway mark, and Carson High senior Connor Pradere has put up some impressive offensive numbers.

Prep roundup: CHS golf takes fourth

RENO — Carson High finished a distant fourth in Thursday’s Sierra League golf tournament at Wolf Run.

Eugene “Geno” Jack

Eugene was called home by our Grandfathers on Saturday April 2, 2016 with his daughter, granddaughter, son-in,law, and ex-wife by his side at Banner Churchill Hospital in Fallon, Nevada.

Wednesday, April 13

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing at next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: Pitched six innings against Lassen to get first win of the season. Is 1-1 with 6.10 ERA.

Tuesday, April 12

Community spotlight: Basa wins weight class at Reno Worlds event

Brandon Basa won four straight matches, three by pin, to win the 113-pound weight class at the Reno Worlds at the Reno Event Center over the weekend.

Manogue baseball beats Carson

RENO — The day started with Carson High’s scheduled starting pitcher John Holton sidelined by illness, and it ended with the Senators being done in by one of their friends.

Monday, April 11

William McGregor Cattell

William McGregor Cattell died peacefully, surrounded by his family, on March 27, 2016, at Carson Tahoe Hospital due to complications of lymphoma.

Saturday, April 9

Local roundup: CHS softball splits: WNC baseball splits; another big day for Pradere

RENO — Carson scored four times in the sixth inning of the second game to register a 10-8 win over North Valleys and a split in their Division I doubleheader Saturday afternoon.

Darrell Moody: Carson High, Carson Pop Warner team up

Carson High football coach Blair Roman was looking for a way to get eighth-graders indoctrinated into his high school program.

Another comeback win for Carson

For the second time this week, the Carson Senators used some late-inning magic to register a come-from-behind win.

Opening day in Carson City

Carson City Little League players and coaches pose for a group photo Saturday during 2016 opening ceremonies at Governors Field.

Memories of Wildcat Athletics: WNC athletics equals success

Editor’s Note: Throughout the rest of 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which is the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal is featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs.

Friday, April 8

Local roundup: WNC baseball splits, Wildcat softball goes 1-2

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Josh Mill provided Western Nevada College with a rally-killing performance out of the bullpen on Friday in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Gardnerville racer wins two events

Gardnerville racer Robert Miller dominated the IMCA Modified division in northern Nevada in 2015, and appears to be doing the same in the Pro Stock division this year.

Thursday, April 7

Archie stifles El Paso

Nevada Appeal staff report

CHS dusts off Reno to cap sweep

RENO — Carson High’s baseball team sent a message to the rest of the Northern Division I teams Thursday night at Zunini Field.

Pack coach is the ‘Musselman’

Sports fodder for a Friday morning... Eric Musselman simply turned in the best season for a first-year head coach in the history of Nevada’s three most high profile sports (football, men’s basketball, baseball).

Wednesday, April 6

Local roundup: CHS golfers finish 3rd at Genoa

GENOA — Lakoda Smokey shot a 2-over-par 74 to lead Carson High to a third-place finish at Wednesday’s Sierra League tournament at Genoa Lakes.

Aces beef up to make run at PCL title

Reno Aces manager Phil Nevin’s excitement for the 2016 Triple-A baseball season focused on the improvements the team should show this year as it enters its eight season in the Pacific Coast League.

Lopez ends the drought for CHS vs. Reno

Jesse Lopez wiped out many years of frustration with one swing of the bat.

Sunday fire near Eagle Valley Golf Course was human-caused

Officials said the fire that burned three acres at Eagle Valley Golf Course on Sunday was human caused. The fire started around 3:30 p.m. Sunday and burned parts of the course and a restroom area and concession stand, though no one was injured. Fire Chief Bob Schreihans said the fire most likely started from a cigarette or other human-made object.

Local roundup: Dayton baseball wins, CHS softball falls

DAYTON — Gage Duke hit a two-run single in the fourth to give Dayton a 4-0 lead, and the Dust Devils held on for a 4-3 win over South Tahoe Tuesday afternoon in a Division 1A baseball game.

Tuesday, April 5

Community Spotlight: Lehman’s terms: She takes 1st in breakaway roping at local rodeo

Lindy Lehman pulled out a first-place finish in a closely contested breakaway roping recently during the Carson-Douglas High School Rodeo held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing at the next level

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: At spring training.

Monday, April 4

Memorial Service & Celebration of Life

Memorial Service & Celebration of Life

Sunday, April 3

Purcell homers twicein Nevada victory

RENO — Carson High grad Jennifer Purcell hit two two-run homers to lead Nevada to a 4-0 Mountain West Conference softball win over New Mexico Saturday at Hixson Park.

Memories of WNC Athletics: Why I love the Wildcats

Editor’s Note: Throughout the rest of 2016 Western Nevada College baseball and softball seasons, which is the last for WNC athletics, the Appeal is featuring columns every Sunday from those who are sharing their memories of the programs.

Narrow defeat leads to Carson High being swept

Carson High’s softball team ran the gamut offensively Saturday against Reno.

Local roundup: Pradere, Carter winners at Mustang Invitational

STOCKTON — Abigail Pradere won two events and Asa Carter placed in three to lead Carson High’s track team at the Mustang Invitational on Saturday.

Saturday, April 2

Darrell Moody: MLB is here, and it is about time

The Major League Baseball season gets under way this week, and all I can say it’s about time.

Former director of Nevada Indian Commission dies

Sherrada James Kizer Fielder, died on March 30, 2016, at Carson Tahoe Regional Hospital. She was appointed to the Director of the Nevada Indian Commission, by Gov. Kenny Guinn and served in that capacity from 2000 until 2005. Prior to that, she served as the Secretary/Treasurer to the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California from 1990 to 1993. Also included among her accomplishments is that she served as Miss Washoe Tribe while she was a senior in high school.

Local roundup: CSN sweeps Wildcats, extends lead to 3 games

HENDERSON — Brody Westmoreland stroked a game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning as College of Southern Nevada completed a Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader sweep of Western Nevada College, 4-3, on Friday in Henderson.

Nevada wins CBI title

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team can finally call itself a national champion.

Moyle pitchesCHS past Alta-Utah

LAS VEGAS — Bryce Moyle scattered seven hits over six innings, and Jace Keema drove in two runs to lead the Carson Senators to an easy 7-1 win over Alta-Utah Friday afternoon at the Bishop Gorman Easter Invitational at UNLV.

Friday, April 1

Nevada goes for the title

RENO — Eric Musselman expects nothing less than a Lawlor Events Center bursting at the seams on Friday night