McQueen surprises Reno
RENO — The McQueen boys basketball team will be making its first trip to the state basketball tournament in eight years. The Lancers assured themselves of a state tourney berth with a 54-37 upset win over Reno Thursday night in a 4A Northern Region tournament semifinal at Spanish Springs High School.
Miners roll over Senators in regional semifinal
The Bishop Manogue Miners steamrolled their way to a state tournament berth with a 65-40 victory over Carson during a Northern 4A Tournament semifinal at Spanish Springs High School in boys prep basketball action Thursday night.
Railroaders look for regional crown, state berth
The Sparks boys basketball team earned the No. 1 seed to last year’s Northern 3A tournament and then proceeded to get bumped from the playoffs after just one game. It might not have seemed like it at the time but it was the best thing to happen to the Railroaders — for this year.
Nevada takes down Fresno State
RENO — A second-half rally helped the Nevada Wolf Pack capture a 74-70 home victory over Fresno State in Western Athletic Conference men's basketball action Wednesday night.
Raiders prep for Senators
Even though the Sierra League is considered by most the weaker of the two Northern 4A girls basketball leagues, playoffs always seem to bring out the best in teams.
Powers smokes John Flynn 100
This year's season for MRANN began with the John Flynn Memorial 100, named to honor the Nevada Army National Guard pilot that lost his life in Afghanistan. And staging the event was the Trail Blazer's Motorcycle club.
Spanish Springs wrestlers win regional crown
RENO – Goal number one, check. Goal number two, check. Spanish Springs made three goals for the 2009-2010 wrestling season, so far the Cougars have accomplished two of them. The first was a High Desert League title. The second was winning the Northern 4A Regional championship. The Cougars did just that Saturday.
Cougar boys see playoff dreams die
RENO — Offensive woes proved costly once again for the Spanish Springs Cougars Friday night. They definitely contributed to the SSHS squad being assured it will miss the postseason for the first time in three years.
Playoff picture taking shape
As northern Nevada’s high school basketball programs wrap up their regular seasons this weekend, coaches and fans alike are scrambling to analyze playoff scenarios and seeding.