Stories for April 2019


Tuesday, April 30

Night of Fights — Dooley, Hicks win main events

The 25th annual Night of Fights punched its way into the annals of the Greenwave wrestling program, but it was the evening’s last bout between two heavyweights that brought the fans to their feet, and their deafening roar of chants vibrated throughout the City-County Gym at Venturacci Park for the last two rounds.

Panthers upset Wave in doubleheader

Fallon’s seniors may want to replay Saturday’s doubleheader after the team honored them and their parents.

Granados, Britt stay fast

Ben Granados won the 100 meter race at the Big George Track Invitational on Saturday at Douglas High School. Granados ran a 11.17 a season best. He also was second in the 400 meters with a 51.34, a personal record. Misael Becerra was 6th in the 100 (11.65) and 200 (23.51) and 9th in the 400 (53.05). Kai Miller was 9th in the pole vault (10 feet).

Community Sports: Silver State gymnasts successful at regional meet

The Silver State Gymnastics Academy team wrapped up a successful Level 6 and 7 Regional One competition last weekend in Reno.

Monday, April 29

Alford announces 5 members of coaching staff

RENO — University of Nevada men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has named five members to his coaching staff for the 2019-20 season.

Sunday, April 28

Saturday, April 27

Roger Diez: Fast and furious back at Fernley

If you’re in the mood for some fast and furious dirt track racing, head out to Fernley 95A Speedway. Saturday marks the first appearance this season of winged 360 sprint cars. Also on the program are IMCA Modifieds, Sport Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Gen-X cars. Gates open at 3 p.m., racing starts at 6.

Friday, April 26

Local roundup: Carson High softball sweeps Wooster

The Carson High softball field had been a magical place for the Senators all season long. That magic continued for five innings on Thursday. But then the magic came to a crashing halt.

Thursday, April 25

Joe Santoro: With sweep, Pack baseball has momentum

Eric Musselman (remember him?) isn’t the only coach able to get the Nevada Wolf Pack some national attention. ESPN, CBS or Sports Illustrated haven’t called yet but coach T.J. Bruce’s Wolf Pack baseball team did something this week that not even Musselman’s men’s basketball teams the past four years ever accomplished.

Wednesday, April 24

Palmer wins Grand Prix diving event

Carson City’s Krysta Palmer continued her successful ways in diving, recently winning a gold medal in the USA FINA

CHS golf falls to fourth

The Carson High golf team fell into fourth place in the Sierra League standings after a fourth place finish in the league tournament on Tuesday at Genoa.

Nevada football to play Iowa in 2022

RENO — The Nevada football team will play at Iowa in 2022, the schools announced today. The game will be played on Sept. 17, 2022 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City

Spanish Springs routs CHS baseball

Spanish Springs banged out 16 hits on its way to a 16-4 win over the Carson High baseball team on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.

Fallon hosts final meet with regionals in sight

Northern teams from all but the 4A converge in Fallon in less than three weeks when a berth to the state meet in Las Vegas is on the line.

Lady Wave sweep Spring Creek, defeat Lowry in 3A softball

SPRING CREEK — The Lady Spartans turned some heads early Friday in the first game of the series against the defending state champs.

Harmon sits in 5th, eyes state berth

With a couple of weeks left in the season, Fallon’s on par to send one golfer to the state tournament at Genoa Lakes.

Greenwave HOF workshop is May 1

With the nomination deadline about a month away, the Greenwave Hall of Fame is hosting a workshop to discuss and assist the community in completing an application for this year’s class.

Spartans take weekend series from Greenwave

SPRING CREEK — Throughout the season, the Spring Creek baseball team has made timely plays.

Night of Fights returns this Friday

The 25th-annual Night of Fights returns to Fallon this weekend.

Fallon swimmers qualify for regional, aim to lower times

The Greenwave boys and girls swimming team has qualified in all events necessary for the regional meet next month in Carson City.

Tuesday, April 23

Monday, April 22

Carson High track squads show strength at invitational

The Carson High boys and girls track teams continued to post impressive marks at their own Carson Invitational on Saturday.

Senators’ roundup: Carson High softball sweeps Galena

The Carson High softball team scored early and often on its way to a doubleheader sweep at Galena on Saturday. CHS won the opener, 14-2, and the nightcap, 18-3, to improve to 10-3 in the Northern 4A.

Sunday, April 21

Roger Diez: Gardnerville’s Miller second at Fernley

Opening night at Fernley 95A Speedway was a success on every level. More than 50 cars showed up for the four classes of racing, the track was smooth and fast, and the stands were filled with cheering fans. Gardnerville’s Robert Miller, who had won at Lovelock earlier in the day, chased California ace Ryan McDaniel for the entire IMCA Modified main, but came up short and had to settle for second. Craig Nieman won the Sport Mod main ahead of Ryan Svensson, and Royce Goetz passed brother Rocky Goetz to take the Hobby Stock main. Ray Blankenship won the Gen-X main ahead of fellow Fallon driver Kevin Ruder. The next race, on April 27, will feature winged 360 Sprint Cars in addition to the four track classes.

Saturday, April 20

Friday, April 19

Thursday, April 18

Joe Santoro: Pack has a coach; does it have players?

The Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team has a new head coach. But does it have players? Steve Alford got a 10-year contract to coach the team last week but he takes over a roster that has been gutted.

Carson High golf tied for 3rd in league play

The Carson High golf team is now tied for third in the overall Sierra League standings after Wednesday’s league tournament at Toiyabe.

Wednesday, April 17

Damonte Ranch shuts out Carson High baseball

Matthew Sigafoos shut down the Carson High baseball team, pitching Damonte Ranch to a 9-0 win on Tuesday night at Ron McNutt Field.

Fallon sweeps doubleheader to take weekend series

Despite a first-game 6-5 loss in extra innings on Friday, Fallon’s baseball team roared back to sweep a doubleheader Saturday against Lowry, 14-4 and 3-1, to maintain second place in league standings.

Lady Wave softball splits games vs. Sparks, Reed

Fallon defeated Sparks, 18-3, Friday in a Northern 3A softball game played in the Rail City.

Wave track continues to improve

The Greenwave track and field team competed over the weekend at the Del Oro Invitational in California.

Former Greenwave coach named to MSU-Northern Hall of Fame

The 2019 Montana State University-Northern Hall of Fame Class will feature a Skylight basketball player who made a big, big splash in her days at Northern, and a Northern wrestler who came to MSU-N from just up the Hi-Line.

Tuesday, April 16

Monday, April 15

Carson High track posts strong marks at Del Oro Invitational

The Carson High boys and girls track teams continued to post impressive marks on Saturday at the high-powered Del Oro Invitational in Sacramento.

Prep roundup: Salciedo throws no-hitter as CHS softball sweeps Hug

Jailene Salciedo pitched a no-hitter after Caydee Farnworth also pitched a complete game shutout as the Carson High softball team swept Hug on Saturday.

Sunday, April 14

Saturday, April 13

Roger Diez: Drivers can’t beat around the ‘Busch’

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Bristol was dominated by Ford drivers, but when the checkered flag flew it was a Toyota in front. “Kyle (expletive) Busch won,” from Clint Bowyer on the radio summed it up. Bowyer led 24 laps, but Ryan Blaney led the most laps with 158. Combined with teammates Joey Logano at 146 and Brad Keselowski with 40 laps led, the Penske Fords led nearly half of the 500-lap race. It was Busch’s third victory of the season, putting him 27 points ahead of teammate Denny Hamlin and 35 ahead of Logano in the standings.

Friday, April 12

Joe Santoro: Knuth may have worked his magic again

Sports fodder ... Doug Knuth has worked his magic once again. The Nevada Wolf Pack athletic director lost men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman last week to the Arkansas Razorbacks so Knuth immediately went out this week and got the next best thing.

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas.

Thursday, April 11

Alford signs 10-year deal with Nevada

RENO — The University of Nevada made it official on Thursday when the school’s athletic director Doug Knuth announced the hiring of Steve Alford as the Wolf Pack men’s basketball team’s head coach. Alford, a highly successful coach with 11 NCAA Tournament berths and four Sweet 16 appearances, has signed a 10-year deal to lead Nevada.

Carson High boys golf third in standings

The Carson High boys golf team remained in third place in the overall Sierra League standings after a fourth place finish at the third Sierra League Tournament of the year at Reno’s Sierra Sage on Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 10

Dayton schools lock-in caused by employee with pellet gun

Lyon County School District released a statement Wednesday after a precautionary lock-in was lifted at Dayton Elementary, Intermediate and High schools that the individual seen near the sites was a Lyon County employee with a pellet gun attempting to address an issue related to squirrels.

Prep Roundup: Carson High track, softball, baseball, golf in action

Down 4-1 going into the fourth inning, the Carson High softball team face another important moment in its season against another one of the Northern 4A’s upper echelon teams in McQueen.

Oasis LAX enters 2nd half of season

After a hot start to the season, the Oasis Academy girls lacrosse team finds itself chasing a trio for first place with one month left.

Fallon takes series from visiting Elko

Fallon snatched a victory out of the jaws of its longtime nemesis Elko on Saturday in Northern 3A baseball at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.

Fallon rallies for an 11-8 win over Elko

The Lady Wave softball team rallied from a 5-0 deficit against visiting Elko in an 11-8 win Friday afternoon at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex and then fell to Elko 13-9 on Saturday.

Fallon places in top 5 in 2 divisions in Rocklin

The Greenwave traveled over the Sierras on Saturday and returned with impressive results.

Tuesday, April 9

Monday, April 8

Arkansas fetes Musselman, has high hopes for hoops program

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas gave a rousing welcome to Eric Musselman, welcoming its new men’s basketball coach with a Monday pep rally at Bud Walton Arena.

Prep Roundup: Carson High baseball routs Wooster

Garritt Benavidez had plenty of support but the three runs the Carson baseball team scored in the first inning was all he needed in the Senators’ 10-2 win over Wooster on Saturday.

Sunday, April 7

Arkansas tabs Nevada’s Eric Musselman as next coach

Arkansas hired Nevada’s Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level.

Saturday, April 6

Roger Diez: Busch misses hat trick in Texas

Kyle Busch came up short on his bid for the hat trick at Texas Motor Speedway last Sunday. Busch won both the Gander Outdoor Truck race and the Xfinity race, but the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series win went to teammate Denny Hamlin, who now ties with Busch at two wins apiece. A pair of Stewart-Haas Fords finished second and third, with Clint Bowyer beating teammate Aric Almirola for the runner-up spot. Jimmie Johnson scored his best finish of the season in fifth with teammate William Byron in sixth, a good sign for the Hendrick Racing and the rest of the Chevy contingent.

Friday, April 5

Jorge M. Pierrott

Jorge M. Pierrott, 43, died April 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Thursday, April 4

Ruth D. Flores

Ruth D. Flores, 98, died April 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Joe Santoro: Will Eric Musselman stay with the Nevada Wolf Back?

It has now become an annual rite of spring at the University of Nevada. The Eric Musselman coaching carousel. Will Muss go? Will Muss stay? Is Muss in Reno today? What does wife Danyelle say? Whose private jet has taken Muss where on another whirlwind 24-hour trip?

Darlinda “Ruby” Jennings

Darlinda “Ruby” Jennings, 72, of Carson City, Nevada, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Simple Cremation, 775-324-3720.

Wednesday, April 3

Community Sports: Local golf scene getting in full swing

The Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club held its first tournament for 2019 on Sunday, March 24. The format was four-man teams with two best balls on each hole.

Reno Aces set to open season at Fresno

The crack of a bat, the snap of leather, the whizzing of baseballs across the infield … and that means professional baseball has arrived in Northern Nevada for both players and fans.

Bellinger slam, Dodgers survive messy 9th to edge Giants 6-5

LOS ANGELES — Cody Bellinger can’t miss at the plate. His offense has helped the Dodgers win four of six and jump out to first place in the NL West. Bellinger has hit safely in every game, with five homers and 12 RBIs.

Community Sports: Local golf scene getting in full swing

Carson Valley Men hold first event The Carson Valley Men’s Golf Club held its first tournament for 2019 on Sunday, March 24. The format was four-man teams with two best balls on each hole.

Max effort leads CHS past Reed

Max Fontaine singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Carson High baseball team beat Reed 3-2 on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.

Triple play helps Carson High sweep Reno

For what seemed like a split second — it actually took a few seconds — reality ceased to exist at the Carson High softball field when a fantasy of a play happened that may turn out to be the season-defining moment for the Senators.

Tuesday, April 2

Truckee takes 2 of 3 league games from Fallon

RENO — The Greenwave took the first game of a weekend series, but Truckee swept a doubleheader on Saturday to remain on top of the Northern 3A baseball race.

Wave shines in largest regional meet

In its last meet of the month, Fallon produced several standout performances just before heading over the hill for back-to-back weekend meets.

Golf and swimming results

Golf Results Next golf tournament is April 16 in Spring Creek

Danyelle Musselman says Pack coach has ‘no plans to go anywhere’

Eric Musselman’s wife, Danyelle Musselman, said her husband wasn’t going anywhere after it was reported the University of Nevada men’s basketball coach was a serious candidate for the coaching job at Arkansas, the Reno Gazette Journal reported.

Donna V. Chisam

Donna V. Chisam, 65, died March 29, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Monday, April 1

Gary A. Kruger

Gary A. Kruger, 78, died March 31, 2019 in Carson City, NV. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Robert Arden Wilcox

11/30/25 - 3/23/19 Bob was born in Collinwood, Ohio, to Elmore and Nina Wilcox. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Alice. He will be lovingly remembered by his family and friends. A memorial service is scheduled on May 11th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Carson City. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the church.

Gertrude Riordan Gottschalk

Feb 4, 1916 - March 15, 2019 Gertrude Riordan Gottschalk, one of Nevada’s foremost political activists, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, at her place of residence, Sierra Place, in Carson City. She had celebrated her 103rd birthday with a family dinner on February 2nd.

Renee R. Anderson

Renee R. Anderson of Fallon, Nevada passed away on March 26, 2019. Prior to living in Fallon, she grew up in Southern California, eventually moving to Henderson, NV.

Ralyn Smith

Ralyn Smith of Fallon, 89, a member of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe, born April 9, 1929, to Jim Smith and Florence Wadsworth Smith, entered into eternal life March 27, 2019. His kindness, playful personality and love for his family and friends will be missed.

Bob Oats

November 4. 1941- March 15, 2019 Bob lost his battle with cancer on March 15, 2019. He was 77 years old. Bob is survived by his wife of 44 years , Bernice Thomas Oats originally from Kenosha, WI, and now of Newcastle Ca, their sons John and Brad of Roseville, CA and sister Margaret Davis of Fallon, NV.

Prep roundup: Reger shoots Douglas High past Carson High

The Carson and Douglas High softball teams had a preview of what should be to come later in the season between two rivals who are expected to be among the Northern 4A’s top teams at the Reed Tournament on Saturday.