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Reed boys basketball eager to prove it’s for real
The Reed boys basketball team won four Northern 4A league games last season. Through four league games this season, it has already matched that number of wins.
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Sparks knocks off Wooster, 59-42
Not many teams can earn the distinction of losing to all three Rail City schools in a single season due to a lack of common opponents, but the Wooster boys basketball squad achieved that feat Friday night.
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Reed girls settle for fourth at West Coast Jamboree
The Raiders couldn’t hold on for a win in the third-place game of the Gold Division and Dos Pueblos took down Reed 64-61 Friday.
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Empey pulls out dramatic win at Sierra Nevada Classic
Reed junior Spencer Empey was seconds away from experiencing something that he hasn’t experienced in the past year and a half of wrestling — a defeat.
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SSHS girls take 5th at Classic; Reed girls, Cougar boys fall
It’s been an up and down Larry Doyle Classic for the Spanish Springs girls basketball team, but the trip to SoCal ended on an upswing as the Cougars took home fifth place after beating Laguna Hills Thursday, 63-57.
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Hoopsters continue California tourneys
Of the three local basketball squads participating in winter break tournaments in California, only one came away with a ‘W’ Wednesday. And it was a convincing victory at that.
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Nevada survives Cedarville
Wednesday night’s tune-up for Western Athletic Conference play probably shouldn’t have been as close as it was.
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Local hoopsters pick up wins in California
Through the first two days of the Larry Doyle Classic at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., the Spanish Springs girls basketball has split its games, avoiding its first back-to-back losses of the season.
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SSHS girls open tourney with lopsided loss
The Cougars didn’t get any favors, opening a Winter Break tournament at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. against a traditional power.
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Wolf Pack flops in Hawaii Bowl
It was billed as a battle between two of the most balanced and prolific offenses in the nation. The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl turned into a ‘snoozefest’ for almost the entire 60 minutes.
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Teams gear up for winter break
The Christmas break has arrived for northern Nevada’s high schools. The prep basketball teams at those schools are choosing to use the time away from the classroom in different ways. While some hoop programs are using the down time to get in some extended practice time, others will play a game or two over break.
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Hawaii Bowl pits Nevada, No. 22 So. Mississippi
HONOLULU — As if being 5,500 miles from Hattiesburg and having Waikiki beach as a backyard wasn’t enough, Conference USA champion Southern Mississippi had to deal with even more distractions.
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Cougars run by Panthers, 70-37
RENO — The Spanish Springs girls basketball team is red hot to start its winter campaign. That’s evident by its 10-2 start that includes five league wins in six tries. Both marks are the best in the program’s 11-year history.
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North Valleys downs Spanish Springs, picks up first win
RENO — It’s been a rough early go of it in league play for the Spanish Springs boys basketball team. Many around northern Nevada expected the Cougars to be among the best teams in the region this winter, but the SSHS cagers have not given those prognosticators any reason to believe that’s the case four weeks into the season.
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Reed takes two from McQueen
During the Reed boys basketball team’s short three-game winning streak to start the Northern 4A league schedule, the Raiders haven’t had to play from behind very often.
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Nevada never trails in win over Portland
RENO — Dario Hunt had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Nevada over Portland 78-60 on Thursday.
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Cougars beat up Hawks, Reed falls to No. Valleys
The Spanish Springs wrestling team had a night that was as close to perfect as it may over get. The Cougars crushed Hug, 83-0, in a High Desert League dual meet Wednesday night at SSHS.
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Spanish Springs girls collect rare win at Galena
The Spanish Springs girls basketball team picked up a 58-46 win at Galena Tuesday night ... And it had been a long time coming. It was the Cougars’ first win at GHS in 10 tries and just the Sparks school’s third win ever against Galena in 21 matchups.
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Raiders ride Colts to sweep
Reed basketball fans have been patiently waiting to watch their teams come home to the east Sparks school and host some varsity hoops actions. They got their wish Tuesday night and the Raiders did not disappoint.
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Sparks boys dismantle Portola
It would have been easy for the Sparks Railroaders to let down a bit Tuesday. Afterall, the SHS hoopsters had just won their Rail City Classic tournament for the first time last weekend, stringing three straight wins together.
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