Stories for September 2016


Friday, September 30

Michael E Santi,

Michael E Santi, Age 42 of Carson City, passed away September 22, 2016. Funeral arrangements are in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home, 775-882-2644

Shirley Turner

Shirley Turner passed away on September 27, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 82.

Brent Andrew Moulden

Brent “Andy” Moulden, child of Don & Pat Moulden and sibling to Bruce, Beth, Brad & Brian, passed away at the young age of 56. He was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. He moved to Riverside, California and had twins: Shelby & Spencer. He lived the remaining 24 years in Carson City, Nevada.

John William Stertzer

John Stertzer, 94, passed away peacefully at home in Carson City, NV.

Thursday, September 29

Vanegas takes the lead in qualifier

DAYTON — David Vanegas of Medellin, Colombia shot a 5-under par 67 to take the 54-hole lead at 18-under 198 in the Stage One Tour Qualifier at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Excuses, excuses... Wolf Pack needs to step up

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The time for excuses is over. The Nevada Wolf Pack has spent the first four weeks of this season telling us who’s injured and how many frequent flyer miles they’ve piled up. They’ve told us how difficult their schedule is and how hard it is to break in new starters on defense and learn a new system on offense.

Prep roundup: What could have been: CHS falls vs. Manogue

Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw spent a long time in the locker room pondering what could have been.

Wanda Frances Brooks (Bitler)

Wanda Brooks was born on September 20, 1923 in Sparks, Nevada to her parents, Forest F. Bitler and Myrtle Margaret Kelley. After the age of 5, she and her brother, Gorden Bitler, were raised by their father during some very difficult times. Those experiences left her with an ever-present sense of appreciation for all things, a resilient spirit anchored by a sense of humor and serene acceptance of life’s challenges, an everlasting bond and love of family and gratitude for her many friends.

Wednesday, September 28

Prep roundup: Carson boys soccer rolls past Manogue

Alejandro Gonzalez snapped a five-match goal drought with two scores, as Carson High’s boys soccer team rebounded from an ugly loss to beat Bishop Manogue, 6-1, Wednesday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Huling productive with chances for CHS

Senior Tyler Huling had some big shoes to fill when Carson High football practice started in August.

Green has lead after ideal day

DAYTON — Ideal weather and course conditions lead to a perfect scoring storm and a leaderboard filled with red numbers after 36-holes of the Stage One Tour Qualifier at Dayton Valley Golf Club.

Dayton seeks to end 17-game skid

The Dust Devils’ 17-game losing streak dating back to 2014 is a “huge dark cloud” lingering over the town of Dayton, according to the team’s head coach and players.

Shirley M. Turner

Shirley M. Turner, 82 of Dayton, passed away on September 27, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Tuesday, September 27

Carson volleyball rolls past Galena

Led by Jaycie Roberts and Keelin Pilgrim, Carson High tuned up for its big match with an easy 25-13, 25-14 and 25-12 win over Galena Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.

Prep roundup: CHS girls soccer outlasts Miners

Mallory Otto and Yanitzia Perez scored a goal apiece to lead Carson to a 2-0 win over Bishop Manogue in a 4A girls soccer match Tuesday at the Jim Frank Track and Field Complex.

CHS Notebook: Champion Senators start defense of title

Carson High starts defense of its Sierra League championship Friday at home against Galena.

Three tied for lead in qualifier

DAYTON — A trio of golfers playing their first competitive round at Dayton Valley Golf Club share the first round lead in the Stage One Tour Qualifying tournament.

Vera Mae Prahl

Vera Mae Prahl, 88 of Dayton passed away on September 26, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations.

Esther E. Murdock,

Esther E. Murdock, 81, died September 23, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial

Vivian J. Pitts

Vivian J. Pitts, 100, died September 27, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial

Karen E. Fitch

Karen E. Fitch, age 69, of Logansport, IN, passed away at St. Joseph Hospital on Friday, September 23, 2016. Arrangements have been entrusted to Marocco-Rans Funeral Chapel, 574-753-6282

Monday, September 26

Lois M. Ober

Lois M. Ober, 91, died September 22, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Theodore “Ted” Edward Holl

Theodore “Ted” Edward Holl, 79 of Carson City, passed away on September 14, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Norma Vivian Macnab

Norma Vivian Macnab, longtime resident of Carson City, made her peaceful transition to eternal life on September 4, 2016, surrounded by loving family.

Sunday, September 25

Saturday, September 24

Carson girls beat Galena; start costs boys

Carson High stayed undefeated in Northern 4A play with a tough 2-1 win over previously undefeated Galena Saturday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Darrell Moody: CHS boys soccer needs to right the ship

Carson High’s boys soccer team got another wake-up call on Saturday, and unless they wake up, their season could end in disappointment and not joy.

Purdue 24, Nevada 14: Blough throws for 300 yards, 2 TDs in Purdue’s win

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — For Purdue sophomores David Blough and Markell Jones, Saturday’s 24-14 come-from-behind victory against Nevada was all about redemption.

Fallon hits its stride in win against Dayton

FALLON — Fallon scored five touchdowns on its first 11 plays from scrimmage and quarterback Conner Nelson provided yet another offensive spark in a 52-0 home win Friday against Dayton.

Friday, September 23

Carson football rolls past North Valleys

RENO — Carson High football coach Blair Roman didn’t spend a ton of time talking to his team after Friday’s night’s win over North Valleys

Carson notebook: CHS makes Case for many firsts

RENO — There were a plethora of firsts in Carson High’s easy 56-0 whitewashing of North Valleys Friday night in the Senators’ final nonleague game of the season.

Track champions crowned at Fernley 95A Speedway

Fernley 95A Speedway crowned its 2016 track champions last Saturday night, with trophies being presented after the main in each division.

Edward Leroy Moser Sr

Edward Leroy Moser Sr., 79, passed away at his home in Dayton, Nevada on September 15th following a lengthy illness. Ed was born on March 1, 1937 in Dow, Oklahoma.

Timothy (Tim) Lee Jennings

Our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Timothy (Tim) Lee Jennings, passed away unexpectedly, on September 18, 2016, while in the Bay Area following a SF Giants game. He was a big fan.

Deborah C. Buttler

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin on July 10, 1950 to wonderful parents, Edward W. and Donnabelle Stange Jr. Preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mark Stange of Albuquerque, NM.

Luke Jeffrey Cunningham

Luke was born March 27, 1987 in Carson City, Nevada to Jeffrey L. Cunningham and Joyce Arlene Cunningham. Luke was the second of five children born to their union.

Patricia Louise (Pat) Baker

Patricia Louise (Pat) Baker of Carson City, Nevada died August 26, 2016 at her home in Carson City.

Adrian John Tlachac

Adrian John Tlachac, 88, of Carson City, died peacefully Monday, September 19th, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

Thursday, September 22

Scoring not an issue for 2016 Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... Do not underestimate the significance of the Nevada Wolf Pack’s 38-14 trouncing of the Buffalo Bulls last Saturday night at Mackay Stadium.

Prep roundup: Carson spikers fall in five to McQueen

Year in and year out, the McQueen Lancers have been a formidable foe for Carson High’s volleyball team, and they proved it again on Thursday night.

Nevada has chance to beat Power 5 team at Purdue

Brian Polian doesn’t want to hear the Purdue Boilermakers have won just seven games since the start of the 2013 season.

Annette Groso

Annette Groso passed away on Sunday, September 18, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada with family by her side.

Dannie Carl Buis

Dannie Carl Buis, 83 of Gardnerville, passed away on September 20, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Wednesday, September 21

Alumni notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing in college

FOOTBALL Asa Carter (Carson, Southwest Baptist University): One tackle in 41-37 win over Indianapolis. Colby Brown (Carson, College of Idaho): Had 13 carries for 58 yards in 20-7 win over E. Oregon.

Miller goes both ways on the line for CHS

It seemed like only yesterday when then-sophomore Sheldon Miller was called up to varsity squad during the 2014 playoffs.

Prep roundup: Carson boys soccer rolls to win

Carson High, thanks to a hat trick by Eddie Porter, finished the crossover portion of its 4A schedule with an easy 7-2 win over McQueen Wednesday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Dayton coach faces former team in Fallon

The last time Patrick Squires coached a football game in Fallon, his team was marching toward a state championship.

Evelyn F. Burton

Evelyn F. Burton – 89, of Wellington, Nevada passed away on September 17, 2016 in Wellington, Nevada. Final arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, Nevada.

Edith Gladys McCann

Edith Gladys McCann, 91 passed on September 11, 2016, Mammoth Lakes Hospital. Born June 13, 1925 to Ed and Rosie McCann, Mono Lake, CA.

Tuesday, September 20

Carson volleyball rolls past North Valleys

Carson High’s volleyball team never trailed Tuesday night against winless North Valleys, but it didn’t dominate like it should have either.

CHS notebook: Carson High to count on Gagnon, young receivers

With Luke Myers sidelined with a shoulder injury, the Carson Senators will rely heavily on senior Brandon Gagnon and untested Terin Keller Friday against North Valleys.

Community spotlight: Nevada softball to hold prospect camp

RENO — Registration is now open for a fall Prospect Camp hosted by the Nevada softball coaching staff.

Prep roundup: CHS girls soccer settles for tie

By the narrowest of margins, the Carson High girls soccer team fell from the perfect ranks Tuesday night at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Doris J. Irwin

Doris J. Irwin, 73, died Sept. 17, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Adrian J. Tlachac

Adrian J. Tlachac, 88, died September 19, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Donna (Snyder, Faulkner) Hall

Donna passed away on September 10th, 2016, from complication suffered while recovering from a major stroke.

Mary Cerstvik MacDonald

Mary Cerstvik MacDonald left this world for the next one on September 2, 2016.

Monday, September 19

This week’s prep schedule

Today Volleyball: North Valleys at Carson, 6 p.m.

Larry Walthers

Celebration of Life will be held at Platinum Salon, 716 N. Carson St. #110, Carson City on Sunday September 25 at 1:00.

Michael A. Glenn

Michael A. Glenn, born Saturday, May 28, 1949 in Glendale, California, passed away peacefully with family at his side on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Michael joined the United States Navy in 1968. He served for 27 years, retiring as a CWO3, and visited over twenty countries throughout his naval career. After retiring from the Navy, he enjoyed a second career of 15 years with Skagit Farmers Supply, first serving as the Credit Manager, and then as the Construction Project Manager. He loved spending time with family, tending to a beautiful rose garden, going on adventures on his motorcycle, boating, fishing, cooking, construction, and woodworking. Michael is survived by his wife, son, daughter, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, three grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother. Preceding Michael, in death, are his parents, John and Miriam Glenn of Marla Bay, Lake Tahoe, NV.

David Michael Erickson

David was born to Dr. Rudolf and Louise Erickson in Los Angeles, California He was employed by CGI Inc., here in Carson City, for the past eight years, and Snap-On Tools, for ten years before that, working as a Machinist. He enjoyed music and was a great enthusiast of NASCAR Car Racing. Other outdoors sports he was fond of included, Swimming, fishing, baseball, soccer, and long walks. Dave resided Carson City in a home with long time friend and confidant Nancy Lowery. He is survived by his sister Carol Romero; brother, Daniel Erickson; his son, Robert Erickson; daughter, Courtney and youngest daughter, Chelsea Marie Erickson, plus eight grandchildren.

Jennifer Lyn Bailey

Jennifer Bailey, age 47, of Carson City, passed away at home on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Jennifer was an elementary school teacher in Silver Springs and Dayton, for 22 years. She was born and raised in Southern California before moving to Carson City with her husband in 1990. Jennifer lost a tiring, 15-year long battle with breast cancer on September 6th. She will be remembered by her family and friends for her loving heart, fighting spirit, and love of life, which was only surpassed by her love for her family. Often, against all odds, Jennifer fought to live a full life. Knowing each day was a blessing, her tenacity and grit always pushed her to fight the good fight. Through it all her big smile could light up a room.

Richard Clyde

Richard was born in Sleetmute, Alaska. He was one quarter Alaskan Eskimo. Dick and LaNora were married in Anchorage, Alaska in May of 1961, and came to the States. This summer they renewed their Wedding Vows while in Anchorage, Alaska. He worked through the Operating Engineers, Local #3, in Nevada and Utah as a certified Party Chief and equipment operator. Dick and LaNora settled in Carson City in 1968, where they raised their four sons. Dick was active in the youth sports. He was also active in the Fraternal Order of Eagles, not only here in Carson City, but also in Fallon and the State. In addition, he was an active member and officer of the Ormsby Sportsman’s Association. In 1976 he went to work for the Nevada Dept. of Transportation, working in the Materials Lab. Later, he transferred to Water Resources, where he retired in 1995.

Joseph Albert DiLonardo

Joe DiLonardo has bid farewell to all of us and his beloved Carson Valley to go home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born to Uliana Marie and Francis Santo DiLonardo in Trenton NJ, he attended Dunellen HS and Rutgers University. Joe moved his family to Carson City in 1977 and later ran for mayor. He became the Chair of the Republican Party of Northern Nevada, and was a Nevada delegate at the 1992 Republican National Convention. Joe organized the International Camel Races in Virginia City, served as the Nevada Day Parade Chair, and volunteered at the Nevada Historical Museum and the League of Women’s Voters. Joe was a genuine people person and generous to his family and friends. Joe enjoyed hunting, boating, skiing and loved playing music. In 1948 he married Mildred Mattox of Bound Brook NJ, his wife of 49 years until her passing in 2007.

Leona Evelyn Howk

Leona Evelyn Howk, 73, died September 8, 2016, following complications after heart surgery. She was born April 21,1943, in Long Beach California, at the Navy hospital. She grew up in Paradise and Chico California.

Terrence Frederick “Terry” Knight

Terry Knight, 68, of Carson City, passed away unexpectedly at his home on August 5, 2016. He was born April 17, 1948 in Kansas City, Missouri, and was an only child. He graduated from Oak Park High School in Kansas City in 1966. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Georgetown University, and a Master’sDegree at Colorado State University. He moved to Carson City in November 1978, and worked at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), beginning in 1978 as a Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner.He retired in May 2007. He especially enjoyed traveling all over the world and loved the outdoors.

Charles Robert Schlapkohl

Charles Robert Schlapkohl, 86, a Carson City resident for most of his life, passed on August 22, 2016, after a long battle with illness.

Sunday, September 18

Wolf Pack notebook: Butler serves up another big game vs. Buffalo

RENO — James Butler loves to play against the Buffalo Bulls. In fact, he owns them. Ditto for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Dahl, Fallon’s gridiron hero, goes into Nevada hall

He’s the epitome of what hard work can produce. Through determination and his love of life, Fallon’s Harvey Dahl reached the pinnacle of success as an offensive lineman in the National Football League.

Prep roundup: Carson girls soccer rolls to win

Carson High, on the strength of four first-half goals, blanked the North Valley girls in soccer, 8-0, Saturday afternoon at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Three Carson City students named National Merit Scholar semifinalists

Anna Glenn, Rylan Kane and Rachel Rombardo of Carson City have all been chosen as National Merit Scholar semifinalists.

Nevada rolls to win against Buffalo

RENO — The Buffalo Bulls were just what the Nevada Wolf Pack needed Saturday night.

Saturday, September 17

Another busy weekend for fans of racing

Once again, race fans have a full weekend of racing on tap.

Carson football rolls past McQueen

It was smashmouth football. Plain and simple.

Carson notebook: Keema has breakout game

Jace Keema had been quiet during Carson High’s first three games.

Truckee rolls against Dayton

DAYTON — After Friday’s 63-0 victory at Dayton, Truckee running back Cole Harrity said he was “sick of having a .500 record.”

Coman leads Douglas to rout of NV

MINDEN — Dawson Coman rushed for four touchdowns, three of which came in the first half to put the Douglas High football team on track to a 48-0 victory against North Valleys Friday night.

Prep roundup: Mead, JV runners strong

Logan Mead was the top runner for the Carson High boys cross country team at Friday’s Sierra League meet at Reno’s Bartley Ranch Regional Park, finishing 12th.

Friday, September 16

David Michael Erickson

David Michael Erickson, 60, of Carson City,Nevada,passed away surrounded by loved ones on August 31,2016.He leaves behind his longtime girlfriend Nancy,three children (Robert,Courtney & Chelsea),along with numerous grandchildren. Dave was an avid racing fan and had a strong sense of justice.He was extremely passionate about music and loved to share it with others,especially his kids.He had a penchant for flannel shirts and was pretty good on the drums,both air and kit.His quirky sense of humor will be greatly missed.

Karen Dale Case

Karen passed away in the early morning hours on 9/8/16 at her home in Dayton, NV. Karen was born to Norma and Dale Lawson in Oakland, CA. Karen had two daughters Jennifer Kline and Melanee Glenn. In the 1970’s Karen made South Lake Tahoe her home. In 1995 Karen married Russell case. Karen worked in the Deaf Ed Program for Washoe County School Dist. For more than 10 years. Karen loved to work with children and enrich children’s lives. Karen was passionate about Mother Nature and peace on earth. Karen leaves behind her youngest daughter, her spouse Russell Case and sisters Lorrie Perry and Cheryl Lawson. Six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Karen was proceeded in death by her mother and eldest daughter. A private graveside burial is planned and a public celebration of life on a later date.

Thursday, September 15

Prep roundup: Carson VB rolls to win against Hug

RENO — Carson High served up 16 aces and got 18 kills from Jaycie Roberts en route to an easy 25-13, 25-3 and 25-7 win over Hug in a 4A crossover volleyball match.

Nevada looks to set tone for season vs. Buffalo

RENO — Brian Polian doesn’t believe that anyone is surprised, shocked or stunned by what his Nevada Wolf Pack football team has done so far this season.

Things could get interesting at QB for Pack

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . . . Does the Nevada Wolf Pack have a quarterback controversy?

Big Call-up to the Majors

Most young boys who don a baseball uniform dream about playing in the big leagues. As these ballplayers become older, their hunger grows more intense to reach the ultimate level, especially when they receive “the call” to report to a major league team.

Frank L. George

Frank L. George, 84 of Carson City, died July 30, 2016.

Homer E. Talbot,

Homer E. Talbot, 90, died September 13, 2016 in Reno, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Dean E. Metcalf

Dean E. Metcalf, 84, died September 13, 2016 in Minden, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Wednesday, September 14

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

FOOTBALL Asa Carter (Carson, Southwest Baptist University): One tackle in 31-28 win over Tarleton State. Colby Brown (Carson, College of Idaho): Had 12 carries for 31 yards in 42-12 win over Williamette.

Myers breakout game helps CHS become more balanced

Luke Myers had a breakout game, one he and the Carson Senators needed badly.

Prep roundup: Dayton spikers subdue Fernley in four games

DAYTON — Dayton spotted rival Fernley a game, and then roared back to win three straight Wednesday night to stay unbeaten in 3A play.

Dayton gears up for 3-0 Truckee

Following Dayton’s 52-12 loss against Spring Creek last week, Dust Devil quarterback Dylan Torgerson said he felt the Spartans “could go to state” and win the Northern 3A championship.

Patricia C. Shade

Patricia Carol Hicks (Shade), born on Nov 7, 1943, in Longview, WA. She grew up in Gastonia, NC and graduated from high school there, in 1962. In 1975, she married her husband, LeRoy Shade on Nov 11, 1976. She worked for the

Tuesday, September 13

Community spotlight: Night golf set for Genoa Lakes

The Genoa Lakes Ranch course is hosting a Glow Golf Tournament on Oct. 1.

Prep roundup: CHS spikers, tennis are winners

SPARKS — Jaycie Roberts had nine kills, four blocks and five digs to lead Carson High’s volleyball team to a 25-12, 25-18 and 25-9 win over Reed Tueday night in a match that lasted less than an hour.

CHS notebook: Carson must take on two quarterbacks

Carson High’s defense will face a two-headed quarterback system when it hosts McQueen Friday at 7 at the Jim Frank Track & Field Complex.

Barbara Lee Nickel Adkins

Barbara Lee Nickel Adkins - 83, of Sacramento, Ca, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016. Arrangements are in the care of Mt. Vernon Memorial Park, 8201 Greenback Ln., Fair Oaks, CA - service Sept. 16th at 11am

Monday, September 12

Richard David Fuller

Richard David Fuller, 52 of Carson City passed away on September 7, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Robert Eugene Gomez

“Butch” Gomez, 69 of Carson City passed away on September 8, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Melissa Beryl Gore

Melissa Beryl Gore, 91 of Carson City, passed away on September 3, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Charmaine Frances Scott

Charmaine Frances Scott, 84 of Carson City, passed away on September 6, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Sunday, September 11

Saturday, September 10

Carson boys soccer rolls against Reed

SPARKS — Carson High remained unbeaten with an easy 6-1 decision over Reed in a 4A crossover boys soccer match at the Dave Nolte Track Facility Saturday morning.

Former Nevada greats receiving their just due

The University of Nevada’s annual Hall of Fame dinner is set for Sept. 16 at the Reno Ballroom.

Another big game for Carter, but CHS falls

Wins against perennial powerhouse Reed have been tough to come by in recent years, and Carson High was on the cusp of pulling off an early season upset Friday night.

Dayton grabs lead before falling to S.C.

The final score mattered, but Dayton’s first lead in a football game since 2014 — even if it took luck — was sweet for the Dust Devils.

Nevada heads to storied N. Dame xyxy

The Nevada Wolf Pack is going to get a healthy dose of college football history, tradition and royalty this weekend.

Roger Diez: Recap of frenzied Labor day action

Labor Day weekend was another frenzy of racing activity, with IndyCar, Formula One, NHRA, and all three NASCAR touring divisions in action. Here’s a quick recap of the action.

Friday, September 9

Carson football notebook: Special effort by several Senators

Carson High’s special teams came to play Friday night, delivering several big plays in the Senators’ heartbreaking 47-41 loss to Reed.

Donald Patrick Lafreniere

Pat Lafreniere, age 72, of Dayton, passed away at home on Saturday, August 20, 2016. He is survived by Shirley, his devoted wife of 38 years; his daughter Kathy Jo Lafreniere and his grandson, Orion, of Martinez, CA; his stepson James Riley (Cindy) of Carson City, stepdaughter Becky Hahn of Modesto, CA; grandsons Dale, Michael, James, Bobby, Jon, Chris and Michael; granddaughters Michele, Telsa, Shellie, Roxanne, and Kasey, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by stepson Mike Riley, and by his mother, Margaret Lafreniere and his stepfather, Robert Lafreniere. He is also survived by his sister Marla Miles of Carson City, his brother Ken Lafreniere (Janeen) of Folsom, CA, and his brother Bob Lafreniere (Vicki) of Sunnyvale, CA, as well as 11 nieces and nephews, and many grandnieces and grandnephews. Pat served in the United States Navy and was assigned to the USS Lofberg from 1961 to 1964. He was a staunch union painter with Union Local 913 for 30 years. Pat was born in Klamath Falls, OR, and lived in Sunnyvale, CA for a number of years before retiring to Dayton, NV, where he resided for 14 years.

Thursday, September 8

Carson volleyball falls to Spanish Springs

Carson High got a glimpse at its volleyball future much of Thursday night against Spanish Springs, and it was pretty good.

Friday Fodder: Can the Wolf Pack upset Notre Dame?

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... The Nevada Wolf Pack last Friday night suffered through its most disappointing season opener since it made the jump to Division I-A in 1992.

Wednesday, September 7

For Carson High’s Andreas, end game is staying healthy

You can’t blame Nick Andreas for feeling a little snake bit. The Carson High senior has battled injuries much of his football career.

Carson boys soccer beats Spanish Springs

The defending state champion Carson Senators had two reasons to celebrate Wednesday night.

How Carson City-area athletes do at the next level

FOOTBALL Asa Carter (Carson, Southwest Baptist): Had 1 tackle in 49-35 win over E. New Mexico. Colby Brown (Carson-College of Idaho): Carried 11 times for 63 yards in loss to Montana Western.

Dayton faces tough task in Spring Creek

The tough-luck Dayton football team has already experienced on-field and off-field hardship in two road games this season.

Donald Robert Lindsay SR

Donald Robert Lindsay SR, 72 of Carson City passed away on September 2, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Sherman W. McKissock

Sherman W. McKissock, 94, died August 29, 2016 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

James Joseph Keegan

James Joseph Keegan, 86 of Gardnerville passed away on September 5, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Yvette Marie Kearl

Yvette Marie Kearl, 83 of Carson City passed away on September 3, 2016 , arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 775-888-6800

Robert J. Hordzwick

Robert J. Hordzwick, 60, died September 6, 2016 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Thalia Marie Sperry Dondero

An advocate for children and education, a devoted public servant and a pioneer for women in ClarkCounty politics,Thalia Dondero died in Las Vegas on Sept. 4, 2016, due to complications from congestive heart failure. She was 96.

Senior Judge John W. Ray

-Senior Judge John W. Ray passed peacefully on September 03, 2016 at age 85.

Tuesday, September 6

Prep roundup: Carson volleyball able to hold on vs. Reno

RENO — Carson High opened its Northern Nevada 4A season with a 25-22, 22-25, 25-14 and 26-24 win over Reno Tuesday night.

Carson girls soccer beats Spanish Springs

For the second straight game, Carson High’s girls soccer team dominated the action but barely won the match.

CHS Notebook: Carson, Reed renew rivalry on Friday

The biggest hurdle for Carson High’s football team in its quest for its first regional title since 1960 has been the Reed Raiders.

Community Spotlight: Young Wildcats off to good start after two tournaments

The newly formed Nevada Wildcats 12U softball squad is off to a 6-5 start after two fall tournaments.

Alumni Notebook: How Carson City area athletes are doing in college

FOOTBALL Blake Plattsmier (Carson, Stetson): Went 3-for-6 passing for 32 yards in a 49-0 loss to Mercer. Overall, 4-for-9 for 50 yards with two interceptions.

Carson City’s Chi Duong headed to World Tae Kwon Do championships

Carson City’s Chi Duong has qualified for the 10th World Tae Kwon Do Poomsae championships set for Sept. 29-Oct. 2 in Lima, Peru.

Monday, September 5

Saturday, September 3

Carson football report card

Report Card: RENO 34, CARSON 17

Darrell Moody: Surprised by Kaepernick’s decision

Like Chris Ault, I’ll admit I was shocked about Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem.

CHS frosh-soph boys win Twilight meet

SPARKS — Carson placed four runners in the top 12 en route to winning the boys frosh-soph title at the Nature’s Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic Friday at Shadow Mountain Park.

Surprise ending in Prostock event

Last Saturday’s Nevada Prostock Racing Association’s main event featured a surprise ending.

Carson boys soccer knocks off South Tahoe

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it and that’s the theory Carson boys soccer coach Frank Martinez is going by.

Dust Devils fall and find ‘crime’ scene

The most competitive Dayton football game in nearly two years ended in a 20-10 loss Friday at Sparks and what police called a “crime investigation” before players got on the bus to head home.

Ugly effort by Carson

RENO — Blair Roman’s post-game talk to his team was probably the shortest in his Carson High tenure.

Nevada just escapes with an overtime victory

RENO — Brian Polian warned his Nevada Wolf Pack football team about the Cal Poly Mustangs this week. It turns out the Wolf Pack didn’t take their head coach all that seriously.

Kaho’s all-around effort too much for CHS

RENO — The Carson coaching staff raved about Reno’s Brandon Kaho all week, and the Huskies’ standout delivered.

Douglas falls against Reed

MINDEN — Reed only needed 18 offensive plays to score 35 first-half points en route to a 53-16 win against Douglas Friday night at Keith Roman Field.

Friday, September 2

Remember MeJoe Brindle

Joe, it’s been 6 years since you were murdered in Reno. It still feels like yesterday and yet also so long ago. There is an empty space in time where you used to be. Whispers of you travel through us as ghosts of the past to remind us of a future that no longer exists. Our hearts, minds and spirits are full with tears of sadness as this day passes before us. We send all our Love, Light, Hugs and Kisses.

Thursday, September 1

Nevada opens season tonight versus Cal Poly

RENO — The Cal Poly Mustangs are not Brian Polian’s idea of an easy way to start off a college football season.

You can get comfy at Mackay

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ... If you have stayed away from Mackay Stadium in recent years because you could see the game better on your television at home, well, you now need a better excuse to avoid attending Nevada Wolf Pack home football games.

Prep roundup: Beglin takes second in league event

WASHOE VALLEY — Carson High finished fourth in the initial Sierra League girls golf tournament of the season Thursday at Toiyabe Golf Club.

Joan Lorraine Copley

Joan Lorraine Copley, 95 of Carson City passed away on September 1, 2016. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Debbie Lee Loomis

Debbie Lee Loomis age 55 of Carson City, passed away August 27, 2016. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral home

Maurice Dominique Herlax

Maurice Dominique Herlax, 80, left his earthly body for his heavenly home on August 18th, after a courageous battle with a long illness. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Thomas Scott Gardner

Tom Gardner, long time resident of Carson City, NV, passed away suddenly at his home in Belize on 8/17/16 with his wife Rose Gardner by his side.

Federico Ramos Gomez

Federico Ramos Gomez, 54 of Carson City passed away on August 27, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Luis Jose Martinez

Luis Jose Martinez, 57 of Carson City passed away on August 28, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800

Janet May Bloomfield

Janet May Bloomfield, 71 of Carson City passed away on August 29, 2016, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations. 888-6800