Carter Eckl

Sports Director | Host of Behind the Bench

With Nevada News Group since 2019

Phone: +17752835541


Job duties:
My job as sports director is to try and provide the best coverage of local athletes as possible. That encompasses high school sports, local athletes competing in college and at the professional level. I love being able to interact with the communities around Northern Nevada and hope to continue to tell their stories as best as possible. Feel free to share any story ideas or tips with me via email at
I hope to continue to serve this area to the best of my ability.

About me:
I am originally from the East Bay in California, but attended Ohio University for college where I studied journalism. I will admit to being a tad biased toward the Bobcats as Athens, Ohio, may be one of the prettiest places in the country – besides the Sierra, of course.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding and just generally trying to get out of the house.
I think I am also becoming a decent cook, albeit very slowly.
Whenever I can, I love being around family or friends, which are spread all over the country.
While I enjoy essentially every sport that I’m aware of, I personally love professional baseball and the intricacies and nuance that come with the game.

2023 Nevada Press Association Awards
• First Place Sports Spot News Story – The Record-Courier
• Second Place General Excellence – Nevada Appeal
• Second Place General Online Excellence – Nevada Appeal
• Third Place Sports Spot News Story – The Record-Courier
• Third Place – Sports Feature Story – Nevada Appeal

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Recent Stories

Finnerty, Simpson, Weaver top girls all-region teams

Carson head coach, Nate Tolbert, earns Coach of the Year

Both Carson and Douglas High School girls basketball teams had award winners from this season's all-region teams released Thursday afternoon.

Thacker headlines boys area all-region hoops selections

Senator boys get one all-region nod

Douglas and Carson High School basketball combined to put five players on the all-region teams announced Thursday.

Douglas, Carson wrestlers chosen to all-region teams

The Douglas and Carson High School wrestling teams had numerous athletes recognized on the all-region teams for the season.

Tiger wrestling secures a pair of podiums at state

Kavanagh second, Tekansik fourth at state meet

Douglas High School wrestling had two wrestlers earn their way onto the podium this year at the Class 5A state wrestling tournament in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Cougars cage Tigers state dreams in semis

Douglas High School girls basketball came up one win short of a state tournament berth this season after a loss to Spanish Springs Thursday night.

Reed ends Douglas boys’ season

Douglas High School boys basketball saw its season come to an end Wednesday night at Reed in the Class 4A North regional quarterfinals.

Douglas girls survive McQueen

Tigers advance to 4A North regional semifinals

Douglas High School girls basketball faced a scare Tuesday against No. 6 McQueen, but were able to pull out a win and earn a spot in the regional semifinals.

Tiger wrestling sends ten to state

Douglas High School wrestling punched 10 tickets to the state tournament at regionals Saturday at Spanish Springs.

Tiger boys stifle Senators to end regular season

Postseason route through regionals is set

Douglas High School boys basketball knows where it will be playing Wednesday to open the regional tournament.

Tiger girls basketball enters postseason with win over Carson

Douglas High School girls hoops knows who and when they'll open the Class 4A North regional postseason against after Friday's win over Carson.

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Ella Kavanagh wrestles during the Class 5A North regional championships. …

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Douglas High sophomore Ella Kavanagh tries to put Fernley’s Sophie …

Douglas High's Cody Highfill works for a pin at the …

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