PHOENIX — Through the first four innings of the 2016 baseball season, Western Nevada College played the type of baseball associated with the program’s 10 previous winning seasons.
In memory of former Carson and Virginia City boys basketball coach Tom Andreasen, who passed away recently, the NIAA is honoring the 1972 Virginia City Muckers and the 1975 Carson Senators, both state champions coached by Andreasen, on Feb. 25 at Lawlor Events Center.
DAYTON — Dayton High’s boys basketball team bounced back from a disappointing overtime loss to Fallon on Friday to knock off South Tahoe, 50-45, Saturday afternoon.
RENO — Carson High shook off a horrible first half to steamroll Damonte Ranch and clinch no worse than a tie for its second straight Sierra League championship.
The green flag will wave over a field of 54 cars in the 54th annual Rolex 24-Hour endurance classic today at 11 a.m
Thelma Irene Staley Marcin was born February 20, 1922 in Ogden, Utah. She passed at home on January 18, 2016. She was 93 yrs. Old and lived in Carson City since 1957
Kevin Ray, as he was known in Carson City, passed to another life on January 19th, 2016. Kevin was born on October 29th,1959. Kevin was loved by so many people.
Kathleen (Kay) Estridge Deskin was born in Albemarle, North Carolina to her parents, Kathleen Hendley and Livingston Bowman Estridge
Born in Oroville, CA. Died in Stagecoach, after a long battle with cancer. Survived by his wife, Lori K Whatley and son; Adam P. Whatley, daughter-in-law Teresa Breeden and 2 grandchildren; Dante and Sophia, a brother, Cary L. Webber of Santa Rosa CA, a sister, Ginger Blodgett of Forestville, CA. and his stepfather, John W. Webber of Grants Pass OR
Ever since Carson High’s boys basketball team sailed through the crossover portion of its league schedule unscathed, there has been a big target plastered on its back.
There are about a half dozen reasons why the Nevada Wolf Pack won’t win the Mountain West men’s basketball tournament in March. It’s not at Lawlor Events Center.
Vested in the program for a decade, he continued to raise the bar for a program that’s become a legitimate powerhouse and dynasty in the Silver State.
RENO — It was over almost before it started. Thanks to 10 forfeits and four pins, Carson High’s wrestling team whitewashed Bishop Manogue, 84-0, clinching a share of the Sierra League championship.
There’s a big reason why Carson High’s boys basketball team sits atop the Sierra League with five games left in the regular season — defense.
RENO — Don’t dare tell Eric Musselman his Nevada Wolf Pack should be proud it nearly beat the Mountain West’s best team.
YERINGTON — The Yerington Lions outscored Dayton 17-5 to come away with a 47-43 win in a girls nonleague basketball game Tuesday night.
Retired District Court Judge Michael E. Fondi passed away at home in Carson City on January 22, 2016 after a long and courageous battle with cancer
A surge before halftime turned out to be the difference Tuesday night when the Douglas High girls basketball team picked up a 60-52 victory at Carson.
Carson City diver nabs MW award RENO – For the fourth time this season, University of Nevada senior Krysta Palmer of Carson City has been named Mountain West Diver of the Week. She was honored for her efforts in leading undefeated Nevada past San Jose State with a first-place finish on the 3-meter springboard.
Tommy was born in Reno, NV to David and Cora McLaughlin. In 1954, he joined the Air Force. He was a jet mechanic in Germany for 4 years.
Josephine Case passed away January 22, 2016 in Fernley. She was born December 4, 1939 in Winnsboro, Louisiana to Grady and Hally McCalister Killen.
Deborah “Debbie” Sue Pierce, beloved daughter, sister and aunt, passed away January 22, 2016 in Reno, NV. Debbie was born June 1, 1963 in Escondido, CA to Frank Junior Pierce and Donna Ann Meyer Pierce. Debbie and her family moved to Fallon, NV in 1970.
On the afternoon of January 16, 2016, Jon passed away at his home in Fallon, Nevada. He was 74 years old. A fifth generation Nevadan, Jon was born in Fallon in November 1941 to Les Vannoy and Olive Davis Vannoy. He was their first and only son.
Carson is undefeated and Douglas is two games over .500 entering tonight’s (7 p.m.) Sierra League battle.
Michael E. “Mike” Fondi, 78, passed away January 22, 2016 A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016 At St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church. 3000 N. Lompa Ln. FitzHenry’s Funeral Home is trusted with arrangements. 882-2644
Change the format, please. I’m talking about wrestling in Northern Nevada in which it’s not even worth turning the lights on in the gym for dual meets.
RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack literally shook Lawlor Events Center to its rafters Saturday night.
DAYTON — Turnovers and second-chance points. Spring Creek scored 20 points off Dayton turnovers and scored 15 second-chance points in its 57-46 Northern 1A win over the Dust Devils Saturday afternoon.
They have come from as far as 5,341 miles away to play for the Western Nevada College baseball team in 2016, the final year of the program.
The Western Nevada College 2016 softball team is poised to accomplish what no other Wildcat team before it has done: post a winning season and compete on equal footing with the Scenic West Athletic Conference’s top teams.
RENO — A perfect 10, and we aren’t talking about Bo Derek. That would be the Carson Senators, who improved to 10-0 with a 62-53 win over second-place Bishop Manogue Friday night in a Sierra League boys basketball game.
MINDEN — Tre Jackson and the Douglas Tigers wasted no time getting on track Friday night.
With the start of the season mere weeks away, NASCAR announced some big changes for 2016 last week.
UNLV (12-7, 3-3) AT NEVADA (11-7, 3-3) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Lawlor Events Center
Marsha Bowers, 67, passed away January 15, 2016 in Carson City, NV. She was born January 8, 1949 in Green Haven, Maryland to Cecil and Louella Ackerman. Marsha was a 1967 graduate of Carson High School, then she attended Western Nevada Community College. She retired from Walmart in Carson City in 2014.She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Daniel and Bernard Ackerman. Marsha will be dearly missed by her son, Patrick Bowers, a sister, Cecilia Salas and two brothers, Lucky and Cecil Ackerman. Also numerous nieces and nephews. To sign the online guestbook go to www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com
Gertrude L. McFadyen passed away in Carson City, Nevada on January 18, 2016 at the age of 95. She was a Carson City resident since 1993 after spending many years in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Jerry passed away on December 14, 2015 at Carson Tahoe Regional medical center after losing his battle with cancer. Jerry was born on December 27, 1955 in San Diego, CA to marine Master Sergeant James “Bud” Dyke and Jeanie Barry Dyke.
Funeral for Bruce Halsey will be held on February 1 at 11.30 am, at the Veterans Cemetery in Fernley, NV. All friends of Bruce welcome.
“Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.” Magee Frederick Giles Altenburg (84) “went West” on January 18, 2016 in Reno. He was born in Elko on June 28, 1931 and spent his formative years in Battle Mountain before moving to Carson City. Dad resided in Sparks for nearly 60 years. Giles graduated from Carson High in 1949 and completed a B.S. in Physical Education at University of Nevada in 1954. He received six
Juan Pedro Arraiz passed away peacefully January 9, 2016 at his home; he was eighty seven (87) years old. He was born May 22, 1928 in Erro Navarra Spain.
With national signing day for college football looming, Carson High three-sport standout Asa Carter has three offers currently on the table.
When Brady O’Keefe shows up for a wrestling match, his hair could be any number of colors. Ditto for his shoes. Sometimes the colors are so bright you need shades.
Carson High puts its unbeaten league record on the line today at 7 p.m. when it visits Bishop Manogue in a key Sierra League boys basketball game.
Kenneth “Kenny” “Stoney” Stone JR, born August 5, 1963, passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2016 and left a huge hole in our hearts. Kenny loved fishing, camping, all sports and his family and friends. Kenny is survived by his children, Gabrielle and Jacob Stone; his parents, Ken and Phyllis Stone; brother, Corey Stone; sisters, Stacia Stone and Vikki Plants; four nephews and four nieces; two great nephews and one great niece and a beautiful grandson, Ryder Ray Stone.
Jean Lucille Slatkovski passed away peacefully on January 20, 2016. A native of Ohio, she moved to Carson City in 1967. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Emil Slatkovski. She is survived by her two children, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A special thank you to The Lodge, Gentiva Hospice and Interim Healthcare for the kindness and comfort provided to Jean during her last days. No service will be held. Donations in her name can be made to the Humane Society in honor of her beloved dog, Chancy.
NEVADA (10-7,2-3) AT WYOMING (10-9, 3-3) When: Today, 7 p.m. Where: Arena-Auditorium
Andrea Maffei scored a season-high 14 points, all in the first half, to lead Carson High’s girls basketball team to an easy 55-34 win over Galena Tuesday night in a Sierra League game at Morse Burley Gym.
Carson High’s basketball team was stretched to the limit Tuesday night, but the Senators stemmed the tide and remained unbeaten in Division I play.
Helen Shirley Buchanan, 93, born in South San Francisco, CA on September 9, 1922 passed away in Carson City, NV on January 16, 2016.
Debora L. Johnson ended her battle with cancer on January 15, 2016. She was born in Salinas, Ca. and moved to Nevada in 1997. She is survived by her three children, four grandchildren, five sisters, and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved companions Chiquita and Melody. There will be a service for her at 1635 Clearview Dr, Calvary Chapel on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11am with a reception to follow.
Alistair Clarke Mackay, “Al” was born on January 12, 1933 in Queensland, Australia and passed on January 13, 2016 at Renown hospital in Reno. He is survived by his son Alistair Anthony “Tony” Mackay, 5 grandchildren, brother Ian Mackay all of Australia, and companion Jan Brown of Fallon, NV. A memorial service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Rio Vista Dr. in Fallon at 11:30 AM on Saturday, January 23, 2016 followed by a reception at Smith Family.
Gladys Rachel Roush, age 100, passed away on January 14, 2016 in Cathedral City, CA. She was born April 10, 1915 in Golden, MO to Jacob Frank and Myrtle Turner Davis. Gladys was a homemaker. She is survived by her daughters, Peggy Sharp (Bernard) of Fallon; Rowena Neal of Yuma, AZ and son, Rushkerk Roush of Hemet, CA. sister, Frankie Backo of Idaho; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Smith Family Funeral Home, 505 Rio Vista Dr. Fallon. Burial will follow services in the Churchill County Cemetery.
RENO — Carson High opened the second quarter with a 17-0 run to wipe out an eight-point deficit and beat Wooster, 63-29, in a Sierra League girls basketball game Friday night at Craig Congdon Gym.
Dayton head football coach Tom Eck announced this week he will not return as the high school’s head football coach in the upcoming 2016 season.
When Shawn Estes retired from Major League Baseball in 2008 after 13 years and 101 victories, he knew he wanted to stay involved in the game.
RENO — Carson High’s recipe for success Friday night against Wooster was simple.
Jeffrey Wiley (Lt. Wiley) age 66, lost his battle with cancer on December 11, 2015. He passed away quietly in his home, surrounded by his family.
his 61 years, Michael Stuart Greene proved that the sum of a life is so much greater than one. He leaves a legacy of communities aided by his work as a fire chief and visionary creator of emergency medical services systems, people aided by his work as a paramedic, his family, and a universe of lifelong friends.
Coral Elaine Pedlar passed away in Carson City, Nevada on January 7, 2016 at the age of 68 with her husband, and daughter, sister and brother-in-law at her side.
Mike passed away on December 17, 2015, he was 69 years old. Mike was born on May 22, 1946 in Santa Monica, CA the son of Frederick W. & Nora Jean (Lynch) McCord. He attended Venice High School. Mike served in the U. S. Navy during Vietnam.
Adam McCall, 39, passed away January 11, 2016 at his home in Carson City, NV. He was born on February 19, 1976 in Stockton, CA to Mark and Janette McCall.
Joy Burgess Bailey, Jr. passed away December 26, 2015 at Northern Nevada Medical center in Sparks, Nevada with his family present.
Donna Jean Keller, Fallon resident, passed away peacefully at Banner Hospital after a 4 year battle with cancer. Donna was born in Fallon, NV on August 19, 1953 to Harold “Mick” Freeman of Fallon, NV and Iretta Freeman (Cooper) of Oakdale, Nebraska.
Eugene Frederick McMullin died of natural causes at Brookdale Senior Living in Sparks, NV on January 4, 2016. Eugene Frederick McMullin was born on August 23, 1925 in San Francisco, California to Mabel Mau and Elmer Francis McMullin.
Michael Lee Alberts, Jr., beloved husband, dad, and grandfather, lost his battle with brain cancer on Jan. 7, 2016 in Fallon, surrounded by his family. Mike was born in Colorado Springs in 1972. In 1979, the family moved to Texas. He graduated from Prairie Land High School in 1990. At the age of 17, he joined the Navy where he worked as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer and was affectionately called “Tex” or “Cowboy”. He had to take a medical retirement after his
Two of the most well-known area athletes in recent memory are part of the 2016 NIAA Hall of Fame Class.
RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack lost a free throw shooting contest Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.
Dayna Myrehn (8-9 girls), Ben Morrison (8-9 boys), Thomas Burchett (10-11 boys), Kendall McDonald (12-13 girls) and Doug Hostler (12-13 boys) won title at the recent Carson City Elks Lodge National Hoop Shoot.
Damonte High broke open a close game with a 21-6 third-quarter surge en route to a 54-36 win over Carson in the Sierra League opener for both schools Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gymnasium.
Last week the Carson Senators were guilty of playing down to the level of North Valleys in a 50-41 win, and Carson coach Carlos Mendeguia admitted he was concerned the same thing might happen against Damonte Ranch.
RENO — Eric Musselman wanted his Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team to learn something from last Wednesday’s 85-63 loss at Fresno State.
CLOVIS, Calif. — Carson High wrestling standout Brady O’Keefe knocked off Wade Unger, 4-3, to finish fifth at the 39th annual Doc Buchanan Classic Saturday at Clovis West High School.
If you read Friday’s Nevada Appeal, you no doubt know Dayton is staying in Division 1A (soon to be called 3A again) for at least the next two seasons.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Tyron Criswell scored 19 points and Nevada cruised to an 86-63 victory over Air Force on Saturday.
NEVADA (9-6, 1-2 MW) AT AIR FORCE (10-5, 1-1) When: Today, 11 a.m. Where: Clune Arena, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Make no mistake about it, the Carson Senators are the team to beat entering the meaty part of the season.
McQueen outscored Carson 14-4 in the fourth quarter, and that was the key to the Lancers’ 45-36 Northern Division I crossover game Friday night at Morse Burley Gym.
Georgette Twain Sieff passed away in Reno, Nevada on January 4, 2016 at the age of 90 with her daughter at her side. Georgette was born June 10, 1925 in Martinez, Ca. to George W. and Cecilia Collignon. In her early childhood years, she and her parents moved to New York City where her parents were both stage actors and musicians with her mother also being a dancer.
Joseph (Joe) John Pieretti passed away January 4, 2016 surrounded by his family. Joe a native of Carson City was born April 24, 1931 to Eugenio Pieretti (Lammari Lucca, Italy) and Natalina (Frugoli) Pieretti (Dayton, Nevada). He attended schools in Carson City graduating from Carson High where he excelled in sports. He was the only one in his class to letter all 4 years.
Andrew Getas D.D.S. passed away on December 19, 2015. He was born on June 2nd, 1957 in Maryland. The family then moved to Pacifica, California to settle.
Lillian Hansen of Silver Springs, Nev., formerly a resident of Hayward, Cal. entered eternal life on Dec. 24, 2015. Lillian was born Dec. 3, 1926 to Flossie (Eckart) Greengo and A. Everett Greengo in Albert lee, Minn. As a young girl, Lillian and her family moved to Cal. and settled in Hayward.
Jeffrey was born in Los Angeles and was a member Lovelock Nevada Paiute Tribe. Jeffrey lived in Carson City, NV. He will be missed by his family & many friends. A Memorial service and potluck will be held on the 16th of January at 12:00pm in the Carson Colony Gym on Curry St. in Carson City, NV.
Keith Corwin Flanders, 85, passed away Sunday, January 3rd 2016 at his home in Carson City, Nevada. Keith was born in Long Beach, Ca. on August 11, 1930
Dayton High’s athletic programs will stay in Division 1A for at least another two years.
Carson High’s boys basketball team looks to extend its league winning streak to six when it hosts the McQueen Lancers tonight at 7 at Morse Burley Gym.
FRESNO, Calif. — Marvelle Harris scored 18 points to move into fourth place on the Fresno State list of all-time top scorers and the Bulldogs rolled past Nevada, 85-63, in a Mountain West Conference contest Wednesday night at Save Mart Center.
Dick was born March 19, 1929, in Council, ID. He was the fourth of five sons born to John Wesley and Mable Mildred Fields. He was raised in Lander, WY and grew up working on the family ranch. The family moved to Nampa, ID and Dick graduated from Nampa High School in 1948. In January, 1951, Dick joined the U. S. Navy and served until November, 1954 when he received an honorable discharge. During that time, he married Georgiana Joy Richards while stationed in
Edward August Jesse Jr., “Ed” to his friends and “Daddio” to his children, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, December 18, 2015, at Renown Medical Center in South Meadows following a four-month illness. Jesse was born on June 16, 1929, in Milwaukee, WI, to Helen Moederndorfer Jesse and Edward August Jesse Sr. and moved to Reno, NV, in 1949 to attend the University of Nevada where he graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history (1954; 1956).
Lydia Zeiler-Barnes, 92, of Billings, Montana, passed away on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. At the time of her death, she was a resident at Aspen Meadows in Billings, where she had lived for the past five years. Lydia was born on Dec. 23, 1923, in Lincoln, Neb., to Ida and Jacob Heinrich, and was raised on a farm near Billings.
Robert William Stewart, 76, passed away due to natural causes on January 3, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Mr. Stewart was born October 13, 1939 in Pepin, Wisconsin and moved to Nevada in 1963. In his youth, he loved flying air planes, driving jet boats, and owned race cars.
RENO — North Valleys outscored Carson 20-4 in the third quarter en route to a 66-39 win over the Senators Tuesday night in a Division I crossover girls basketball game.
Don King passed on January 2, 2016. Don was a very warm and caring person to his family and friends and was always there for a friend in need. Don was proud of his four years in the Navy during the Korean War. He was an active
Melissa Dale Shute, 47 passed away on November 19, 2015. Melissa was born on May 15, 1968, the daughter of Dale and Vilma Weneck. Melissa loved cooking and being with friends and family. She was the life of any gathering, and brought smiles to all she knew with her energetic personality. Melissa is survived by her parents, husband, Michael, Mother-in-law, Nadine, and daughter, Brittany. She leaves behind numerous friends and family who loved her dearly.
Harvey Mitchell, Jr., member of the Washoe Tribe, was born in Shurz, NV August 26, 1960. He passed away in Carson City, NV on January 2nd, 2016.
Richard L. Hutchinson passed away December 27, 2015 at the age of 59 in Sacramento, CA after four years of battling cancer.
Doris M. Cole, 98, passed away December 26, 2015 in Hope, Arkansas. Doris was born June 13, 1917 in Delphos, Iowa to William and Electa Jones.
RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack is serious about protecting its home floor this season.
Now that the holidays are over, boys and girls basketball teams in northern Nevada dive headfirst into league play.
Here’s wishing a happy 2016 to everyone, and may your favorite driver win the championship this year! Last week I did a brief preview of the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup season, so I’ll update the news on some other series this time.