Stories for July 2019

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Wednesday, July 31

Maureen Fritschi

Maureen Louise Heiner Fritschi Maureen Louise Heiner Fritschi, 72, daughter of Albert and Dora Heiner, passed away after years of battling dementia, on Saturday, July 20th.

Alford announces first recruiting class as Nevada Wolf Pack basketball coach

RENO — First-year University of Nevada head men’s basketball coach Steve Alford has announced his first recruiting class that includes seven players.

Inyowen Standridge

INYOWEN ~ WATCHER IN THE SKIES!

Jane Christopher

Jane Marie Christopher November 26, 1950 ~ July 9, 2019

Alles Richard

Dick Alles Dec. 14, 1925 ~ July 20, 2019 Richard "Dick" Alles, longtime Fallon native, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019. Dick was born on December 14, 1925, to Sam and Juliette Alles.

Michael Watts

Michael E. Watts Jr., age 42, of Silver Springs, NV passed away on July 20, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry's Funeral Home, 775-882-2644.

Dolores Hall

Dolores B. Hall, 91, died July 28, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766.

Michael Ball

Michael William Ball July 3, 1952 ~ July 24, 2019

Tucker Phillip

Colonel Phillip E. Tucker U. S. Marine Corps (Retired) Sept. 29, 1942 ~ July 23, 2019

Marilyn Koschella

Marilyn F. Koschella Nov 11, 1937 ~ Jul 8, 2019 There will be two memorial services held for Marilyn at the following locations:

Mari Ann Perry

Mari Anne Perry Mari Anne Perry, age 32, passed away the morning of July 25th, 2019 in Incline Village, NV peacefully in her sleep after a month of fighting several illnesses. She was a much loved and dedicated mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, niece, cousin, granddaughter and friend.

Jason Zinke

Jason Alan Zinke Mar 23, 1963 ~ Jul 18, 2019

Patrik Leeds

August 17, 1952 ~ June 17, 2019 Patrick Joseph Leeds August 17, 1952 ~ June 17, 2019Patrick Joseph Leeds, age 66, left this life on June 17, 2019 at home in Carson City, NV.

Mary Stuchell

Mary Ann Stuchell Dec 6, 1931 ~ Jul 23, 2019 In loving memory, Mary Ann John Stuchell, born in Hyde Park, PA 1931, and passed away in the comfort of her home with her family by her side, July 23, 2019.

Tuesday, July 30

LV Aces to complete quake-suspended game

LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas Aces and Washington Mystics’ game that was suspended by an earthquake earlier this month will be finished on Aug. 5, the WNBA announced Monday. The teams will play at T-Mobile Arena instead of the Aces’ normal home at Mandalay Bay because that venue isn’t available.

Oakland hopes new receivers, better protection help Carr take more risks

NAPA, Calif. — Whether it was because of the poor pass protection, a lack of big-play receiving threats downfield or a fear of making mistakes, almost no quarterback was as cautious as Oakland’s Derek Carr last year when it came to going for the big play. Al Davis’ old franchise, which was built on quarterbacks like “The Mad Bomber” Daryle Lamonica, who thrived on chucking it deep to speedy receivers, relied heavily last season on checkdowns to running backs and throws short of the sticks.

Jason Verrett’s workload being limited in camp

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Jason Verrett has made strides during his recovery from an Achilles tear but he isn’t ready to compete for a starting job at cornerback just yet. The 49ers have placed Verrett on what they call a “pitch count,” meaning they’ve limited his workload during the early portions of training camp. On Tuesday, Verrett played right cornerback with the second-string defense. When starter Ahkello Witherspoon tweaked his knee and left practice early, Verrett did not replace him — Greg Mabin did instead.

Helen Huntley

Helen Calista (Kolstrup) Yturiaga Early Huntley April 27,1931 ~ July 12, 2019

Walter Cochran

Walter St. Clair Cochran III April 2nd 1946 ~ January 1st 2019 Corky, one of life's true gents!

Robert Wetzel

Robert Eugene Wetzel, 92 of Minden, passed away on July 21, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Deena Tucker

Deena Eborn Tucker August 22, 1952 ~ July 18, 2019 Deena Eborn Tucker, 66, passed away on July 18, 2019, at her home in Fallon, Nevada three months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Capital City Hoops camp Aug. 5-8 in Carson City

Capital City Hoops, a local non-profit organization, is hosting the second annual Back-to-School Basketball Camp for ages 5-15.

Monday, July 29

John Ellwood Manconi

September 14, 1931 ~ January 19, 2019

Jane Marie Christopher

November 26, 1950 ~ July 9, 2019 Jane Marie Christopher, age 68 of Silver Springs, NV passed away on July 9, 2019 at the hospital in the presence of her daughters. She was born to the late Wallace Wood and Cecelia Sant Wood on November 26, 1950.

Irvin "Jim" Gesselman

June 26, 1935 ~ July 23, 2019 Irvin “Jim” Gesselman, 84, died peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, July 23, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Michael William Ball

July 3, 1952 ~ July 24, 2019 Long time Fallon resident Michael William Ball passed away surrounded by loved ones on July 24, 2019 at Banner Churchill Hospital in Fallon Nevada. Mike was born to Leo and Myrtle Ball on July 3, 1952 in Oakland, California.

Joe Santoro: Can Mountain West football attract attention?

The Mountain West’s football media is predicting another season void of a championship for the Nevada Wolf Pack. The 21 media members who voted in the conference’s preseason poll predict the Wolf Pack to finish third in the West Division behind Fresno State and San Diego State and ahead of Hawaii, UNLV and San Jose State.

Dick Alles

December 14, 1925 ~ July 20, 2019 Richard “Dick” Alles, longtime Fallon native, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2019. Dick was born on December 14, 1925, to Sam and Juliette Alles.

Sunday, July 28

Saturday, July 27

Roger Diez: Monster Energy drivers enter ‘tricky triangle’ this weekend

Last weekend it was the NTT IndyCar series’ turn for rain delays. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series escaped precipitation for once, as New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon remained high and dry all weekend. Yet another new winner took the checkered flag at Loudon, as Kevin Harvick ended his long winless drought with a spirited late-race battle with Denny Hamlin. For the second week in a row, the winning driver came from neither the Gibbs nor the Penske team.

Friday, July 26

Thursday, July 25

Michael E. Watts Jr.

Michael E. Watts Jr., age 42, of Silver Springs, NV passed away on July 20, 2019. Arrangements in the trusted care of Fitzhenry’s Funeral Home,

Omar Sarabia Rodriguez

Omar Sarabia Rodriguez, age 43, of Carson City, NV passed away on July 17, 2019. Arrangements are in the trusted care of Walton’s Funerals & Cremations Gardnerville, (775) 783-9312.

Leonard William Allen

July 4, 1925 - July 10, 2019 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Leonard Allen. He was born on the 4th of July 1925, to Nina and Ray Allen, on what is known today as the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Reservation.

Wednesday, July 24

Bill Funk

Bill Funk passed away surrounded by love on July 12, 2019, following a six-month battle with pancreatic cancer. His beloved wife, Marilyn Zuckerman, passed away last August and Bill just couldn’t live without her.

Otuafi named Female Athlete of the Year

Within a week of her walking on to the court as a freshman, Anne Smith knew she had someone special.

Tuesday, July 23

Nevada Wolf Pack football picked third in Mountain West’s West division

Senior tackle Jake Nelson and sophomore running back Toa Taua were selected to the Mountain West’s Preseason All-Conference team on Tuesday. The announcement was made by the league at its annual media event at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Southern Nevada.

Monday, July 22

Robert Eugene Wetzel

Robert Eugene Wetzel, 92 of Minden, passed away on July 21, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations, 775-888-6800.

Angela Marie Valenzuela

July 25, 1967 ~ July 8, 2019 Angela Marie Valenzuela passed away suddenly on July 8, 2019. Angela was born July 25, 1967, she would have been 52 years old.

Fallon’s Norcutt wins national rodeo title

On Friday, Fallon’s Ali Norcutt took matters in her own hands — along with the help of a trusty steed — and benefited from lower scores from those in front. Following a fifth-place finish in the 2018 National High School Finals Rodeo as a freshman, the sophomore went to No. 1.

Reno Aces planning for annual Military Night

The Reno Aces baseball team is honoring the area’s veterans Aug. 3 with its annual Military Appreciation Night at Greater Nevada Field. Reno hosts Omaha at 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, July 21

Joe Santoro: Fill Mackay? It may take perfection from the Nevada Wolf Pack football team

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team will play at Oregon this year, at Penn State and South Florida next year, at California and Kansas State in 2021, at Iowa in 2022 and at USC in 2023.

Saturday, July 20

Roger Diez: A little brotherly love on the track

It was an all-Busch brothers show at Kentucky last Sunday, with Kurt winning Stage 1 and the race, and Kyle taking Stage 2. The final laps gave a whole new meaning to the term sibling rivalry, with a brotherly love tap as they came off turn four on the last lap. But both hung on for a one-two finish, with big brother Kurt outlasting little brother Kyle to score another win for Chevy.

Friday, July 19

Deena Eborn Tucker

August 22, 1952 ~ July 18, 2019 Deena Eborn Tucker, 66, passed away on July 18, 2019, at her home in Fallon, Nevada three months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Cost of Raiders stadium in Las Vegas rises to $1.9 billion

LAS VEGAS — Officials have raised the budget to $1.9 billion for the 65,000-seat Las Vegas Stadium being built for the NFL’s relocated Raiders and UNLV football. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the stadium authority board on Thursday approved $40 million in construction additions. They include 20 more suites and a field-level club area to be paid for by personal and club seat sales that weren’t part of the original budget.

Thursday, July 18

Wilbur Stephens (Wib)

Wilbur Stephens (Wib), a long time Fallon resident, peacefully passed away this past winter. He lived into his mid-90s and loved his projects and his garden until the end.

Marilyn F. Koschella

November 11, 1937 ~ July 8, 2019 There will be two memorial services held for Marilyn at the following locations:

UNLV: Assistant football coach Barney Cotton waiting for heart transplant

LAS VEGAS — UNLV offensive coordinator Barney Cotton is awaiting a heart transplant and will not coach on the field this season. Rebels coach Tony Sanchez said Thursday in a news release from the school that the 62-year-old Cotton is in Omaha, Nebraska, and on a waiting list to receive a heart.

University of Nevada, Reno seeks OK for Mackay Stadium renovation lawsuit

RENO — Lawyers for the University of Nevada, Reno are asking the state’s board of regents to authorize a lawsuit against architects they blame for a botched renovation project that left the school’s football stadium in violation of the Americans with Disability Act.

Anna Marrone

May 22, 1963 - July 13, 2019 Anna passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Helen Calista (Kolstrup) Yturiaga Early Huntley

April 27,1931 ~ July 12, 2019 Helen was predeceased by her parents Kemma Osgood and Leslie Kolstrup and brother Gary Kolstrup.

Dennis “Denny” “Borgie” LaVern Borgen

Dennis “Denny” “Borgie” LaVern Borgen, age 70, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on July 4, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Aaker Funeral Home, 701-247-2509.

Wednesday, July 17

Douglas High grad Krysta Palmer 10th at world championships

Douglas High graduate Krysta Palmer and her partner Alison Gibson finished 10th in the women’s synchronized 3-meter Monday at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.

Walter St. Clair Cochran III

April 2nd 1946 ~ January 1st 2019 Corky, one of life’s true gents!

McCormick named Athlete of the Year

Sean McCormick may be the most decorated athlete in Greenwave history.

Tuesday, July 16

Darwin A. Barnes

October 18, 1933 ~ July 11, 2019 Darwin A. Barnes, 85, of Minden, NV passed away peacefully on July 11, 2019 in Carson City, NV.

Eleanore K. Gardner

Eleanore K. Gardner, 102, died July 3, 2019 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Floyd Birdsell

FLOYD BIRDSELL, 77, of Carson City passed away July 13, 2019. Arrangements are in care of Walton's Chapel of the Valley, (775) 882-4965.

Carol Joyce (Speck) Peirce

Carol Joyce (Speck) Peirce, age 85, of Carson City, NV, passed away on July 14, 2019. Arrangements are in the care of Walton’s Chapel of the Valley, 775-882-4965.

Monday, July 15

Diana Lynn Rollins

Diana Lynn Rollins, 65, died July 11, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, 775-882-1766.

Gregory “Greg” Hanson

January 17, 1947 – June 29, 2019 A beloved husband, dad, grandpa, brother, and friend, Greg Hanson was a passionate plantsman and outdoorsman.

Ceva Frances Anderson

July 6, 1932 - June 30, 2019 Ceva Frances Andersen 86, of Carson City, NV, died peacefully in her sleep on June 30, 2019. Born July 6, 1932.

Raoul C. "Bill" Noland

July 1, 1924 - June 13, 2019 Bill passed away on June 13, 2019 in Gardnerville, Nevada. Born July 1, 1924 in Vallejo, California to Roscoe C. "Tommy" Noland and Edna Miller Noland .

James (Jim) Warren Pelfrey

March 14, 1961 - June 13th, 2019 Jim passed away after a long battle with cancer.

Linda J. Peton

Linda J. Peton, 73, died June 29, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Linda Sue Ellis (Schaper)

June 15, 1941 - June 17, 2019 Linda Sue Ellis (Schaper) passed away on June 17th in Carson City, Nevada at the age of 78, after a brief stay in the hospital.

Bettie Anne Richie

May 9, 1936 ~ July 8, 2019 Bettie Anne Richie, long time Fallon resident, passed away July 8, 2019. Bettie was born May 9, 1936 in Houston, Texas to Lynn and Camille Dequire. Bettie with her husband, Sam, moved to Fallon in 1999.

Fallon riders qualify for national rodeo finals

Hope and dreams are what young cowboys and cowgirls seek at the next level of competition. Fallon’s lucky seven hope to roll the dice their way this week.

Sunday, July 14

Joe Santoro: Can 2019 - 20 Nevada Wolf Pack pack Lawlor Events Center?

The lines of fans in front of Lawlor Events Center’s doors waiting to watch Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball games might be a whole lot shorter this coming season

Saturday, July 13

Tony Romo expands lead, takes command at American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament

STATELINE, NEV. — Tony Romo gave the field a glimmer of hope, but the defending champ finished strong and holds a commanding lead heading into the final round of the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament.

Roger Diez: Weather playing big role in NASCAR season

This seems to be a year in which Mother Nature is more involved in NASCAR races than ever. Perhaps inspired by Independence Day celebrations, she provided a light show in the form of lightning at Daytona last weekend. Saturday night’s race was delayed until Sunday, and then ended after 127 of the scheduled 160 laps by lightning, followed by rain.

Friday, July 12

Defending champ Romo gets hot late, leads after 1st round at ACC

STATELINE, Nev. — Tony Romo caught fire on the back nine Friday and jumped into the first round lead at the American Century Championship. Romo, the defending champion, shot 5-under par on the back nine at Edgewood Tahoe and finished with 26 points, ahead of Patrick Peterson, 24, Derek Lowe, 23, and five points better than two-time champion Jack Wagner and John Smoltz.

James Edward Wilson

June 23, 1931 - June 26, 2019 It is with much sadness to announce that “Jim” Wilson passed away on June 26, 2019. He was born June 23, 1931, in Phoenix AZ, to James Faye Wilson and Elizabeth Lovelady Wilson.

Harold Bersin

Harold Bersin of Carson City, NV passed away peacefully and in the presence of God on June 24, 2019.

Casey M. Jones

August 5, 1941 - July 6. 2019 Casey M. Jones died from complications of dementia Saturday, July 6, 2019 with his wife of 38 years, Mary C. Jones by his side.

Thursday, July 11

Hugh Frank Eugene

Hugh Frank Eugene Stone, 66 of Dayton passed away on July 7, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Dorothy Marie Smith

Dorothy Marie Smith, 90 of Fallon, passed away on July 4, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Robert Victor LeMere

Robert Victor LeMere, 92 of Yerington passed away on July 6, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Lamar Baxla

Lamar Baxla, 75 of Carson City, passed away on July 3, 2019, arrangements are in the trusted care of Autumn Funerals & Cremations 775-888-6800

Joseph R Burnett

Joseph R. Burnett, 50, died July 3, 2019 in Carson City, Nevada. Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial 775-882-1766

Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball will host Utah, USC at Lawlor Events Center

RENO — The University of Nevada men’s basketball team will play six non-conference home games at Lawlor Events Center next season.

Wednesday, July 10

Tuesday, July 9

Fallon standouts to play lacrosse for University of Nevada, Wolf Pack

Standout Oasis Academy attackmen Josh Carter and Trey Rooks will continue their career at the next level.

Results from Sixth-annual de Goyler Bull Bash

The following are results from the sixth-annual de Goyler Bull Bash recently at the Churchill County Fairgrounds.

Players, fans remember former Aces pitcher

Both fans and players paid their respects Thursday to former Aces pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who died unexpectedly earlier last week. Prior to the Fourth of July game, players from both Reno and Sacramento lined up for a moment of silence to remember the 27-year-old Skaggs, who pitched for Reno during parts of the 2012 and 2013 seasons. At the time of his death, Skaggs pitched for the Los Angeles Angles, and in his seven-year Major League career, he had a 28-38 record

Monday, July 8

Community Sports: Wes Camp takes honors at Silver Oak

Wes Camp carded a two-under par 69 for the low gross honors at the Sunday Men’s Club tournament June 30 at Silver Oak Golf Course.

Sunday, July 7

Saturday, July 6

Roger Diez: NASCAR back at Daytona on Saturday

Last weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup race at Chicagoland was a very good day for Chevrolet. Alex Bowman won the race after finishing second three times earlier in the season. Defending Chicago winner Kyle Larson was second and seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson was fourth. The late-race duel between Bowman and Larson was epic, one of the best finishes of the season. Chevrolets took five of the top 10 spots, and three of them were Hendrick Racing cars

Friday, July 5

The best ever? Jones, Nunes could make cases at UFC 239

LAS VEGAS — Any attempt to choose the most dominant active fighter in mixed martial arts inevitably leads to a choice between two champions: Jon Jones or Amanda Nunes.

Opening games will be tough on Nevada Wolf Pack football, says Joe Santoro

The Nevada Wolf Pack football team isn’t exactly going to ease into its 2019 schedule. For just the second time in program history, the Pack will open the season against two Power Five teams. The season begins against Purdue at home on Aug. 30 and continues against Oregon on the road on Sept. 7.

Thursday, July 4

Wednesday, July 3

XFL’s plans for upcoming season starting to take shape

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Oliver Luck’s first year as the XFL’s commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and getting the league’s framework set up. The next couple months are what Luck refers to as the fun part of preparing for next year’s return.

Tuesday, July 2

Fallon 9U wins Cal Ripken state title

Fallon Youth Baseball sent four teams to last week’s Cal Ripken state all-star tournament with the 9U club winning the whole thing to represent Nevada in the regional tournament this month.

Cron, Tomas joining Triple-A Home Run Derby

Reno Aces infielder Kevin Cron and outfielder Yasmany Tomas have committed to participate in the Triple-A Home Run Derby on Monday at Southwest University Park in El Paso, Texas.

World Series of Poker set to open in Las Vegas

Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights.

Community Sports: Carson Blue Jays split with Bandits

The Carson Blue Jays split two games with the Bandits on Friday and Monday.

Monday, July 1