Stories for May 2016


Tuesday, May 31

Blue Jays go 2-1 to finish tournament

he Carson Blue Jays closed out play in the Reno Knights Memorial Day Classic with two wins and a loss. On Sunday, Carson lost to the Sun Devils, 12-8, and then beat IBAC, 8-7. On Monday, the Blue Jays outlasted the Reed Rangers, 10-9.

Maureen Doris Griffith

Maureen Doris Griffith returned to her loving Heavenly Father May 26, 2016. She was born to Doris and Ralph Heller in Kansas City, MO January 28, 1935. She was a woman of many interests and talents. She loved making and selling crafts, enjoyed researching genealogy, and was an avid Civil War historian. She is survived by her husband William E. Griffith, a son, three daughters, one brother and one sister, 14 grandchildren, and 25 great grandchildren.

Ramona George Dick

Ramona George Dick passed away May 26, 2016 in Gardnerville, NV. Mona was born September 18, 1935 in Woodfords, CA to Omby and Margie George. She was preceded in death by one son. Mona is survived by a son, and four daughters, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Walton’s Chapel in Carson City. Funeral begins at 11:00am. Burial follows at Woodfords Cemetery

Lester “Skip” O. Hitchcock

Lester “Skip” O. Hitchcock, long time Fallon resident passed away on May 27, 2016 at Carson Tahoe Hospital after a short illness. Skip is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jennie and Bart Yost ; sons and daughter-in-laws, John and Julene Hitchcock; James and Barbara Hitchcock; numerous grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Day and time of services to be announced Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home 2949 Austin Highway Fallon, NV. 89406 775 423-8928

Robert Roe Kent

On May 27th, 2016 Robert Roe Kent passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Robert was a third generation Nevadan born to Ira Longfellow and Margaret Anna Dolf Kent on July 10, 1925 in San Francisco, CA. His grandparents came to Fallon by way of Virginia City, Switzerland and the Stillwater Valley in the late 1800’s.Robert was born into a loving and involved extended family with his grandparents being very influential in his upbringing. He spent time on his grandfather’s ranch running errands and eventually working in the Kent family business. The tradition of family was emphasized early, with the importance of food and meals shared together was a long tradition. This was

Monday, May 30

Saturday, May 28

C.J. Keith returning to MMA fighting

Carson Valley resident C.J. Keith is scheduled to resume his Mixed Martial Arts career on June 17 when he appears on a fight card in Fresno, Calif.

Darrell Moody: Las Vegas Raiders sure sounds good

I cut my teeth in journalism covering the Oakland Raiders.

Obituary: Edward Arthur King

Edward Arthur King, died May 24, 2016, at Carson Tahoe Medical Center from the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Carson Blue Jays roll to win

RENO — The summer baseball season is in its infancy, and the Carson Blue Jays are having a ball.

Senators spring ahead in preparing for 2016 season

In the mind of Carson High football coach Blair Roman, the purpose of spring football is about observation and evaluation.

Friday, May 27

Super Sunday for racing is coming up

Sunday is perhaps the biggest day of the season for race fans, with the Monaco Grand Prix, the 100th running of the Indy 500, and NASCAR’s longest race, the Coke 600 at Charlotte.

Margaret Oleta Rolfe

Born July 22nd, 1928 and passed away in her sleep to go with God on May 2nd, 2016. She is survived by her son, Randy, two granddaughters, Tracy and Mellissa and her grandson, Christopher (author of this obituary). She was a wonderful, amazing person and we all learned a lot from her. She was an avid reader and you would usually see her in front of one of her favorite books. She owned various dogs throughout her life and they were her babies. She will be missed dearly. We love you very much.

Thursday, May 26

McHenry takes over as Sierra Lutheran head football coach

Football has played an important role in Billy McHenry’s life from the time when he was growing up in Georgia.

Maffei, Harrison sign to compete at next level

Two Carson High seniors — basketball and soccer standout Andrea Maffei and swimmer Michelle Harrison — have decided to pursue athletic careers at the community college level.

Carson rolls to win in baseball

It wasn’t the prettiest of wins, but the Carson Blue Jays will take it.

Next year is Oliver’s NBA tryout for Wolf Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball fans breathed a sigh of relief this week when Cameron Oliver announced he was withdrawing his name from the NBA draft. There was always little or no chance that Oliver would be drafted next month so the announcement is hardly stunning.

Wednesday, May 25

Toni Marie Davis

Our beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Toni Marie Davis passed away on April 28, 2016. Toni loved her flowers, gardening, cooking and her family.

Margaret Oleta Rolfe

Born July 22nd, 1928 and passed away in her sleep to go with God on May 2nd, 2016. She is survived by her son, Randy, two granddaughters, Tracy and Mellissa and her grandson, Christopher (author of this obituary). She was a wonderful, amazing person and we all learned a lot from her. She was an avid reader and you would usually see her in front of one of her favorite books. She owned various dogs throughout her life and they were her babies. She will be missed dearly. We love you very much.

Voila Allstot of Carson City, NV Passed away on May 11th, 2016. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 775-882-4965

Voila Allstot of Carson City, NV Passed away on May 11th, 2016. Walton’s Chapel of the Valley is trusted with arrangements. 775-882-4965

Schulz, Hawley end careers with state titles

Carson High’s Ian Schulz and Dayton’s Zach Hawley ended their high school careers in impressive fashion.

Nelson signs with Central Washington University

Joe Nelson lost nearly all of his senior baseball season because of a knee injury suffered in a football game at Bishop Manogue midway through the season.

Tuesday, May 24

Community sports: Johnson wins Monthly Masters event at Silver Oak

Eric Hoyle, Wes Camp and Kevin Johnson won Flight 1 at recent Silver Oak Men’s Club tournaments earlier this month.

Nevada’s shot-blocking frosh Oliver pulls out of NBA draft

RENO (AP) — Nevada forward Cameron Oliver has pulled out of the NBA draft and plans to be back with the Wolf Pack for his sophomore season.

Monday, May 23

CHS Blue Jays win summer opener

RENO — There were some new faces in Carson’s lineup for its summer baseball opener, but it was the varsity veterans that did major damage Monday against the Reno A’s.

Domitrovich signs to play football at University of Saint Mary

Adam Domitrovich, who made his mark at Carson High with his long-snapping abilities, has signed on to play football at University of Saint Mary, an NAIA school located in Kansas.

Lehmann leads CMS 7th graders to 2nd place

Carson Middle School placed second in the seventh and eighth-grade boys division at Wednesday’s annual TahNeva Championships at Carson High School.

Marchegger and Sierra Lutheran cap strong meet

Two years ago, Elaina Marchegger was riding horses. Now, she’s a five-time individual state champ.

Saturday, May 21

WNC program bows out with memorable contest

TRINIDAD, Colo — The heart-tugging defeat might go down as the most memorable game Western Nevada College ever played on the baseball diamond; this for a program that won three Western District tournament titles and participated in three National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.

Darrell Moody: Reid qualifies for nationals in decathlon

Corey Reid made a name for himself as one of the best and versatile track performers in recent history at Carson High, and he hasn’t missed a beat at the four-year-level.

Lady Wave eliminated by Eagles Friday

SPARKS – One of the arguably best seasons in Greenwave softball came to an end Friday night when the Boulder City Eagles came back to beat the Lady Wave, 6-5.

Wildcats roll to victory to stay alive

It ain’t over till it’s over and for the Western Nevada College baseball team, it’s not over.

Pradere 2nd in 800 race

Abby Pradere’s first-ever state meet appearance was bittersweet.

Purcell earns regional honor

RENO — University of Nevada softball star Jennifer Purcell, a Carson High graduate, was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association first team.

State boys track: Schulz takes second in discus

Ian Schulz’s first throw in the discus never made it out of the cage. Not exactly the way he wanted to start the competition.

Friday, May 20

Roger Diez: Sprint Cup million dollar All Star race tonight

Tonight’s scheduled points race at Fernley 95A Speedway has been canceled due to a conflict with the grand re-opening of the Hawthorne track, which is hosting round three of the Nevada Pro Stock Associations 10-race championship series.

Kathie Wyatt

Kathie Wyatt, 64, passed away May 19, 2016 in Gardnerville, NV. She was born in Schurz, NV on November 17, 1951 to Robert and Leasha Wyatt.

Steven Joseph McCallister 55,

Steven Joseph McCallister 55, a Carson City resident, went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2016. He was born in Fremont California to Sidney & Kay McCallister of Pahrump, Nevada. He was preceded in death by his sister Cheryl McCallister. He is survived by his parents Sid & Kay, a son Steven McCaw of Boulder City, Nevada, a brother Tim McCallister of Pahrump, Nevada, his sisters Debra Reyes of California & Katerina Jacobsen of Carson City, Nevada, along with several nieces & nephews.

Jim Moran

Jim Moran, 89, died May10, 2016 at the VA Hospital in Reno, NV. He was born Sept 25, 1926 in Sawtell (Los Angeles) CA to William and Violet Moran. Jim served in WWII on the medical ship USS Mercy in the Asiatic Pacific Theater.

Paulina Grilli

Paulina Grilli, 71, passed away May 6, 2016 in Carson City, NV. She was born March 8, 1945 in Dennyloanhead, Scotland to Victor and Lena Grill

Jordyn Haylee Page

Jordyn Haylee Page, 19, our bright light, our Angel, left us very unexpectedly on May 11th. Jordyn began her life changing legacy on October 21st, 1996. J

Donald Laurence Shiffer

Donald Laurence Shiffer, 76 of Carson City passed away on May 10, 2016. Private services will be held, arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Albert Augustino Mussi

Albert Augustino Mussi, 90, lifelong Fallon resident, passed away on May 7, 2016 at home, after suffering a stroke, with his family by his side. Albert was born on April 13, 1926 to Nathaniel and Mary Mussi. He attended Churchill County Schools

Michael Ray Taylor

Michael Ray Taylor, 58 of Dayton passed away on May 14, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Robert Irvin Root

Robert Irvin Root, 91 of Gardnerville, passed away on May 13, 2016 arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

John Monti

John Monti passed away May 12, 2016 in Carson City, NV. Walton’s Chapel of The Valley is in charge of his final arrangements.”

Russell Joseph LeBlanc

Russell Joseph LeBlanc, 89 of Minden, passed away on May 13, 2016. arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations

Vivian E. Weigel Serpa

VIVIAN E. WEIGEL SERPA, passed away on May 6, 2016 after a short illness near her home of Tortuguero Costa Rica. She was born August 2, 1936 to Robert “Bob” and Effie Weigel

Ruben Eloy Gallegos

Ruben Eloy Gallegos of Austin, Nevada passed away surrounded by family and friends at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, May 3 after a brief illness.

Tina Marie Brock Mathews Soliz,

Tina Marie Brock Mathews Soliz, passed away peacefully with her loved ones by her side, May 6, 2016 she was 49 years old. Tina was born on March 26, 1967 in Lynwood, CA.

Norma E. Lackey

Norma E. Lackey, 84, passed away peacefully on February 29, 2016 in her Carson City home with her longtime friend and companion, Paul Martin by her side.

Dr. Pamela S. (Hemsath) Ornellas

Dr. Pamela S. (Hemsath) Ornellas, “Dr. O,” passed away on May 6, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family. Pam was the first born child to Robert W. and Susan K. Hemsath in Carson City, Nevada on July 15, 1961

James Richard Shaw

James Richard Shaw, long time Fallon resident, passed away on May 3, 2016 after a long illness. Richard was born in Seymore, Texas on January 29, 1934 to Ernest and Opal Shaw. He had served with the US Air Force for 4 years . He

Wilbur Sutton Thain, M.D.

Benson, UT- Wilbur Sutton Thain M.D., 90, a long-time physician in Cache Valley, passed away on April 30, 2016. Bill, as he liked to be called, was born in Logan, Utah on November 4, 1925 to Wilber Evans Thain and Elizabeth Sutton Thain

Karl D’Aaron Small

Karl D’Aaron Small, son of Frank Aaron Small & Marie Estelle Harris, passed away on April 18, 2016 at the age of 82 after battling cancer.

Linda O. Grissom-Whitside

Linda O. Grissom-Whiteside “Momma” was born in Sweetwater, Texas on September the 5th of 1953 and left this world to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on April the 24th of 2016 in her home.

Michael Mari Fortune

Michael Mari Fortune, 90, passed away on May 2, 2016 in Hawthorne, Nevada. He was born December 31, 1925 and was a resident of Fallon, Nevada.

William “Bill” W. Tolle

Bill was a rodeo cowboy from the age of 14. He roped calves, adding bareback broncs at the age of 17. He served in the army in the Korean War from 1950 – 1953.

Mae Marie Haden

Long time Fallon resident Mae Marie Haden, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, April 1, 2016.

Lorraine Gail Bevins

Lorraine Gail Bevins, passed away peacefully on April 23, 2016 with her family by her side, after a short battle with cancer.

Marcos Leo “Marc” Welch

Gone too soon... Marcos Leo “Marc” Welch was born on September 28,1954 in Pocatello, Idaho, but spent the majority of his life in Nevada.

James (Jim) Musso

James (Jim) Musso was born on August 30, 1933 in Clovis, CA and passed away on April 25, 2016. He is preceded in death by his parents, August and Ruth, and his sister, Theresa.

Allan Souligny

Carson City resident Allan Souligny passed away on April 25, 2016 at the age of 69. Born in California, Allan moved to Gardnerville in 1977 and became a Carson City resident in 1996. In 2009, Allan retired from his position as a

Judith Denise Kennedy

Hopefully this reflects some of my mom’s dry, witty humor because she would have wanted it that way. On the afternoon of April 2nd, 2016, J

Allen E. Marsh

Allen E. Marsh was born in Burkburnett, Texas on October 21, 1928 and passed away on April 4, 2016. He is predeceased by his daughter, Carla Jo Marsh.

Richard “Dick” Deegan

Richard “Dick” Deegan, 77, passed away on April 19, 2016 in Fallon, NV. He was born on March 29, 1939 in Altadena, CA to Richard and Eleanor Deegan.

LaUna Ione (Launa) Bishop

LaUna Ione (Launa) Bishop, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend passed away quietly, surrounded by family and loved ones, April 18th, 2016 in Reno Nevada.

James William Crawford

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, sidekick, buddy and best friend went to be with our Lord on April 30, 2016, from the complications of lung cancer

Thursday, May 19

WNC baseball wins district opener

Western Nevada College put the pedal to the metal in its opener of the Western District baseball tournament on Thursday in Trinidad, Colo.

Odor provided a sweet moment

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . .

Asa Carter has done it all for Carson

The finish line is just ahead for Asa Carter. Today, at the first day of the NIAA State Track & Field Championships, begins the final chapter for one of the best athletes to ever come out of Carson High School.

Fallon drops state opener to Boulder City

RENO – Leave the ball up and someone’s bound to hit the ball far.

Lady Wave loses first round to Grizzlies

SPARKS – Fallon’s opening game in the state tournament began with a lesson in infield backup in a 9-2 loss to the Spring Valley Grizzlies, the No. 1 seed from Southern Nevada.

State track notebook: Pradere set for showdown; Ply to be busy

One of the most intriguing head-to-head battles this weekend is the battle between Carson’s Abby Pradere and Centennial’s Karina Haymore.

Doris Darlene “Dolly” Perkins

Doris Darlene “Dolly” Perkins, passed away at her home in Fallon with her husband by her side, after a long battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Judith R. Tustin

Judith R. Tustin, 78, passed away April 24, 2016 at her home in Carson City, NV. Judy was born December 19,1937 in Raymondville, TX to Elton and Mary Alice Ray.

Florence Joyce Lopiccolo

Florence Joyce Lopiccolo, long time resident of Carson City, NV and known affectionately to family and friends as “Dolly” passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2016.

Florence Mary DeVries (Southerland)

Florence Mary DeVries (Southerland), 82, of Silver Springs, Nevada, died April 20, 2016, at John Muir Hospital in Concord, California.

John Butler

John Butler, 83, passed away April 10, 2016 at his home in Carson City, NV. John was born January 5, 1933 in Memphis, TN to James and Fannie Kate Butler. J

Antonia Hills (Toni Shane, Shepley, Hills)

Toni Hills passed away on December 15, 2015 following a long illness. Toni is survived by her husband, Lawrence (Larry) Hills.

Susan Elaine Peterson

After a fierce, years-long battle with crippling diseases, Susan Elaine Peterson passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, April 10th

Allen lee Bliesner

Allen Bliesner passed away after his battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Laura Neill Bliesner, sisters Lynn Bell-Texarkansas,TX, Janet Croteau-Canton,IL, brother James-Spokane,WA, and Aunt Pauline Gallion-Spokane, WA. No services are planned per his wishes. Arrangements are in the care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Dorothea Jeanette Doyle

Dorothea Jeanette Doyle, 63, a Cape Coral, FL resident for the past ten months, formerly of Carson City, NV passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 in Bonita Springs, FL.

Theodore “Ted” Maylone

Theodore “Ted” Maylone was born in the log home his grandfather and great-grandfather built near Fairplay California to Edgar F. and Minerva (Pittman) Maylone on February 21, 1927.

Shannon Taylor Wines

On Sunday, April 10, 2016, the San Francisco Giants and 49ers, UNR Wolfpack and the Dayton High School DustDevils gave back to Heaven one of their biggest fans.

Beulah Kay Devenpeck

Beulah Kay Devenpeck of Carson City entered into rest on April 15. A long-time resident of Nevada, Beulah was a successful business owner of the Pine Nut Lodge at Topaz Lake and the Pony Express in Gardnerville. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 70 years. Beulah enjoyed travel and visited many parts of the US and the world. She is lovingly remembered as “mother” to her niece, Elizabeth Tedder, and great nieces Aurore Miller and Mary Wemheuer. She is also survived by five great, great nephews.

Nancy Evans Lane

Nancy went to be with the Lord suddenly of cardiac arrest on April 18, 2016. She was born on July 7, 1937 in Ventura, CA to Ruth and Elmer Evans. After a move to Fallon, Nevada, young Nancy attended schools in Churchill County.


DOLORES LUCILLE STENNETT, age 96, passed away on April 14th in Sparks, Nevada. She was born May 4, 1919 in California and had been a longtime Fallon resident. She had served as county recorder for Churchill County. She is survived by her son, Dan Allen of Fallon and daughter, Judy Mason of Placerville, CA. 4 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 1:00 pm at the Churchill County Cemetery under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home, Fallon. 423-2255.

Dennis Bell(Denny)

Dennis Bell(Denny) passed away at his home on his 72nd birthday. He was born in Shrewsbury, Kentucky to Dilley(Red) Bell and Dorothy Bell.

Leonard “Hap” Gleason

Leonard “Hap” Gleason, Jr 86, passed away peacefully on April 15, 2016 at the Homestead Senior living facility. He was born in Kansas City, MO on March 9, 1930 to Leonard Sr. and Doris Gleason and was blessed with 4 beautiful sisters who spoiled their only brother rotten.

Janet Bowser Allen

Janet Bowser Allen passed on April 13, 2016 at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Fallon, NV of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family.

Walter Louis Hogan

Walter Louis Hogan of Fallon, NV passed away Thursday, April 14, 2016 after a brief illness. He is survived by a sister, Suzie B. Bogard of Houston, TX, a brother, Roddey D. Hogan of Tyler, TX and five nephews. Services will be held at 1 pm April 21, 2016 at the Northern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Fernley, NV. under the direction of Smith Family Funeral Home. 423-2255.

Wednesday, May 18

Tah-Neva meet at Carson City

Carson Valley Middle School’s Hunter Reed is flanked by Carson’s Luis Valdez (right) and Garrett Tibma in a heat of the 8th grade boys 400-meter run Wednesday at the Tah-Neva Track Championships at Carson High School. Results will be featured in the Appeal within the next week.

Western Nevada College Baseball opens district play against host school

Combine aluminum bats with high elevation and the Western District baseball tournament should provide fans with plenty of offense.

11 Carson High School baseball players earn post-season honors

Eleven Carson High baseball players received post-season accolades in a vote among league coaches.

Tuesday, May 17

Local roundup: Allen, Schulz, Purcell honored

Bailey Allen capped off a brilliant four-year softball career by being named to the all-region first team as announced by Northern Division I coaches.

Hawley looks for two state titles

Dayton High’s Zach Hawley can’t wait for the weekend.

Monday, May 16

Saturday, May 14

Bell’s homer lifts WNC to region title

HENDERSON — No deficit is too large for the Western Nevada College Wildcats.

Pradere, Schulz, Carter qualifies for state in 2 individual events

Abby Pradere, Ian Schulz and Asa Carter enjoyed banner days, earning state-meet berths in two individual events apiece Saturday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Darrell Moody: Senators have had a successful sports year

The school year is rapidly coming to a close, and it’s been one of the best sports seasons in my 12 years at the Appeal.

Sierra Lutheran to begin girls soccer

During the past couple of years, Sierra Lutheran High School has been building its athletic department by adding various sports. In the 2014-2015 school year, SLHS added football and baseball programs.

WNC’s George SWAC first team pitcher

In a history-making season for the Western Nevada College softball team, Kristina George made some more this week.

Prep roundup: Hawley has big day; 4 CHS swimmers make state

YERINGTON — Dayton High’s Zach Hawley continued his season-long dominance, winning both the shot put and discus at Saturday’s Northern 1A regionals at Yerington High School.

Friday, May 13

Roger Diez: Place your bets on Jimmie Johnson at Dover this weekend

Last Saturday’s Western States Dwarf Regional race at Fernley 95A Speedway was canceled after rains through the day rendered the track a mud bog.

Senators set for meet

Carson High has made one change entering today’s NIAA Division I Track & Field Championship.

WNC pulls off memorable comeback

D.J. Whittemore and his Western Nevada College baseball team won’t ever forget the comeback they pulled off against College of Southern Nevada on a sweltering Friday afternoon in Henderson.

Sierra Lutheran track & field breaks school records; heads to regionals

As usual, Sierra Lutheran High School’s track & field program is one to watch this season. So far, multiple school records have been broken for individual performance: Grace Bonafede, Long Jump 15’ 7.5”, Triple Jump 34’ 1.5”; Zach Ferenz, Discus 143’6”; Kristy Missamore, Shot Put 33’ 10.5”; Briana Mofhitz-Faieta, Pole Vault 7’; Blake Ranalla Triple Jump 39’ 9.5”. In the Girls 4x800m Relay, Elaina Marchegger, Taylor Davison, Emma Herron, and Clare Davison broke the school record of 10:39.50.

Carson’s season ends in loss against Manogue

All good things end eventually. The Carson Senators’ Cinderella season ended with a disappointing 10-3 loss to Bishop Manogue Thursday afternoon in a loser’s bracket game of the Northern Division I regional baseball tournament at Peccole Park.

Carson High track: Senators’ 1600 relay team has eyes on the prize

Asa Carter, Ian Van Rensselaer, Brandon Basa and Hector Gomez-Barrios made the most of their first time together as a relay team.

Prep roundup: Fallon edges Dayton baseball in playoffs

ELKO — Fallon scored an unearned run in the sixth inning to edge Dayton, 5-4, in the first round of the Northern 1A regional baseball tournament Thursday at Spring Creek.

Peters SWAC Player of the Year

When a hitter registers the type of offensive statistics Western Nevada College’s D.J. Peters did during the 2016 season, few can question why he was chosen as the Scenic West Athletic Conference Player of the Year.

Thursday, May 12

WNC roundup: baseball sets up showdown; softball’s season ends

Like they did throughout the regular season, the Western Nevada College Wildcats won their Region 18 baseball tournament game against Salt Lake, 5-4, on Thursday in Henderson by a number of players filling their roles.

Warriors are the Wings; Bulls were the Beatles

Sports fodder for a Friday morning

Carson baseball faces elimination

After posting 22 wins during the regular season, Carson High finds itself facing elimination in the Northern Division I baseball tournament.

Carson baseball stays alive with comeback

Carson High’s baseball team made its biggest comeback in recent memory and will live to play another day.

Western Nevada College softball splits on day 1 of Region 18 tourney

Kacie Freudenberger’s home run leading off the second inning touched off a five-run outburst as Western Nevada College cruised past Colorado Northwestern, 18-1, in the opening game of the Region 18 softball tournament on Wednesday morning in Taylorsville, Utah.

Wednesday, May 11

Tuesday, May 10

Community spotlight: CHS athletic department informational meeting set

The Carson High athletic department is holding an informational meeting May 23 at 6 p.m, in Morse Burley Gymnasium.

WNC roundup: Baseball, softball set for tournaments

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — The timing of the Region 18 softball tournament couldn’t be better for Western Nevada College. The Wildcats are playing their best softball of the season coming into this week’s double-elimination regional tournament.

Prep roundup: Douglas sweeps CHS softball: Carson golf 7th

Carson High’s softball team ended its season by getting swept by arch-rival Douglas, 10-9 and 10-3, Tuesday afternoon.

Vivian E. Weigel Serpa

VIVIAN E. WEIGEL SERPA, passed away on May 6, 2016 after a short illness near her home of Tortuguero Costa Rica.She was born August 2, 1936 to Robert “Bob” and Effie Weigel.Vivian was a true “free spirit” her whole life. She enjoyed sewing, crafts, travel, watching sunsets, and the sea turtles on her beloved Island of Tortuguero, Costa Rica.She is survived by her daughters, Shari (Doyle) Nicholson of Fallon, NV and Ilene (Bruce) Jonas of Elko, NV;

Mae Marie Haden

Long time Fallon resident Mae Marie Haden, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Monday, May 9

Krebs leads Carson into playoffs

A year ago, junior Kyle Krebs exploded onto the scene and compiled an impressive .402 batting average.

Carson softball beats Wooster; golfers 7th after first day of regionals

Carson rally beats Wooster RENO — Carson overcame a 3-2 deficit with five runs in the top of the seventh to beat Wooster, 7-3, Monday afternoon in a Division I make-up game.

Joan “Jodi” Souther

Joan “Jodi” Souther of Carson City died on March 15th at the age of 82. Jodi was born May 4th, 1933 in San Diego, California to Simon Jacob Buquet and Margaret Ann Featherstone.

Saturday, May 7

Darrell Moody: Allen doesn’t regret choice to stop playing softball

Bailey Allen insists she has played her final school-sanctioned softball game; maybe her last fast-pitch softball game ever.

Local roundup: WNC softball shows no mercy to CSN

HENDERSON — Western Nevada College’s offense continued to sing and sting at College of Southern Nevada on Saturday afternoon.

Senator athletes safely into regional finals

Asa Carter, Ian Schulz, Ian Van Rensselaer, Abby Pradere and Athena Favero have been the big producers for Carson High’s track program, and the group didn’t disappoint at Saturday’s Northern Division I Track & Field trials Saturday at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Friday, May 6

WNC roundup: baseball ends at home on high note; softball sweeps

It was only fitting that Western Nevada College won its final game at John L. Harvey Field on a well-executed bunt by a power hitter.

Carson High School hosting regional track meet today

Weather is the big concern at today’s Northern Division I trials at Carson High’s Jim Frank Track & Field Complex. Field events get under way at 9:30 a.m. and running events start at 10.

Northern Nevada Division 1 track capsules

BOYS 100 meters: Top times: Reed juniors Bobby Widmar ran 10.80 and Tayjion Campbell 10.84 while senior Eric Espiritu went 10.93 at the Sacramento Meet of Champions on April 30. Returning champion: Espiritu (10.81).

Prep roundup: CHS boys have success in the pool

Carson High’s boys swimming team went 1-0-1 against McQueen and Reno. The Carson boys beat McQueen 163-92 and tied Reno, 133-133. The McQueen girls beat Carson, 146-133, and Carson defeated Reno, 148-128.

Roger Diez: Talladega demolition derby lived up to its reputation

Tonight is the finale of the two-day Western States Dwarf Car Regional race at Fernley 95A Speedway.

Western Nevada College baseball plays final games at John L. Harvey Field

The record will show the Western Nevada College baseball team beat College of Southern Nevada 2-1 in the final game played at John L. Harvey Field.

O’Keefe signs to wrestle at Kansas Wesleyan

Carson High wrestling standout Brady O’Keefe has signed a letter of intent to attend Kansas Wesleyan University. O’Keefe announced the signing Tuesday night at the Dog Pound, the home of the Carson Bulldog program.

Carson baseball beats Douglas on senior night

It was a Senior Night Cody Azevedo won’t soon forget. Azevedo, playing in his last regular-season game ever at Ron McNutt Field, drove in seven runs with two doubles and a single to spark Carson High to a 17-7 win over arch-rival Douglas on a rainy Thursday night.

Thursday, May 5

Don’t count out Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Don’t sleep on this Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team. Yes, it’s difficult to invest emotions in a team that gagged and strangled on its own expectations in last year’s Mountain West tournament at home and didn’t even qualify for the regionals after winning 41 games.

Carson baseball beats Douglas

MINDEN — Clutch hitting was the difference Wednesday when the Carson Senators surged to an 8-5 Northern Division I baseball victory against arch rival Douglas.

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

BASEBALL Jace Zampirro, Carson, Feather River: No action last week. Is 1-2 with 7.72 ERA. Adam Whitt, Carson, Astros: Is 1-0 with 7.51 ERA and one save.

Wednesday, May 4

Tuesday, May 3

Lemburg strong for CHS

Lauren Lemburg pitched two strong games against Spanish Springs last weekend and came up empty handed.

Two Western Nevada College softball sophomores sign with NAIA school

An early season tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz., provided college coaches a chance to see a slice of what Melanie Mecham and Kacie Freudenberger have contributed to Western Nevada College’s softball program over the past two seasons.

Monday, May 2

The meaning of relationships and hopes

More than 25 years ago, one of the most prolific movies on baseball, life and relationships debuted in thousands of theaters in what turned out to be a major blockbuster of 1989.

Barbara Joyce Mucha

Barbara Joyce Mucha left us to join God and her husband Joseph N Mucha (Sonny) on 4-7-16 She was born 4-39-42 to Bob Wheeler and Annie Williams, she has 4 children Susan Mucha, Sandra Harker, Sherri Mucha and Joseph N Mucha Jr (Nick) 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, 3 brothers D.J, Jimmy, Tommy and 2 sisters Rosie and Sally. She married Sonny on 10-3-59 where they lived until moving to Carson City NV in 1990. She was a wild and free spirited woman, her words “God spank me hard but please let me in”, she loved her family very much and will be dearly missed by each and every one of them

Joel Caroline Ierien

Joel Caroline Ierien (Nelson, Clement, Harrison) passed away last year (2015) on July 20th.

John E Grub

John E Grub was born December 26, 1933 to John and Gladys Grub in Minneapolis Minnesota. John went West on March 15, 2016 at home with his loving wife by his side after a courageous battle with cancer. In 1941 the family moved to Torrance California to be close to relatives.

Shirley Jane Newton

Shirley Jane Newton, age 81, passed away at her home in Carson City, Nevada on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016 due to complications from multiple myeloma.

Bruce Edward Hyatt

Bruce Edward Hyatt Sr. 72, of Fallon, Nevada, passed away comfortably and peacefully,Thursday afternoon, April 7, 2016, at Renown Medical Center, Reno, Nevada,after a battle with cancer. Surrounded by loved ones at his side.

Marion Ann Hanna

Marion Ann Hanna passed away at home with her family present on March 29, 2016 from end stage COPD. (she never smoked) She was born in Los Angeles, California on August 26, 1925 to Charles F. and Ruth Brice Hallemann. S

Ina Omodio

Ina Omodio, 97, passed away April 11, 2016 in Carson City, NV. Ina was born May 22, 1918 in Ely, MN to Gustav and Helmi Helbakka. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Geno Omodio who passed away in 2002. Ina will be dearly missed by her children, Dianna Fusano (Bob) of Wenatchee, WA, Gary Omodio (Beth) of Carlton, MI and Sheila Omodio of Carson City, NV. Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. A private Funeral service will be held for Ina. To sign the online guestbook go to

Dorothy Ann (Berger) Yenter

Dorothy Ann (Berger) Yenter passed away on April 9, 2016 in Carson City. A celebration of her life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Carson City at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16. She will be interred in the Berger family plot at Lone Mountain Cemetery.

Donald William Conner

Donald William Conner, 70 years of age, passed away at his home on March 29, 2016. He was born December 12, 1945, in Reno, Nevada, the youngest of three sons born to Ralph and Sylvia (Bolton) Conner. He grew up in Reno, and graduated from Churchill County High School.

Sunday, May 1

Carson is swept by Galena

RENO — Carson High started the day with aspirations of being tied for the top spot in the Northern Division I standings, and they finished the day by itself in third place.

Prep roundup: Big day for Pradere, Schulz

SACRAMENTO — Abby Pradere and Ian Schulz turned in outstanding performances Saturday at the prestigious Meet of Champions at American River College.

WNC roundup: Softball wins 3-of-4 behind Carter’s belt; baseball still in hunt for title

Briauna Carter certainly won’t forget her sophomore day at Western Nevada College. What the third baseman did against Snow College on Saturday afternoon brought her to tears, as well as many of her teammates.