Babe Ruth All-Stars prep for state tourneys
With the Little League District I tournaments firing on all cylinders and Sparks teams representing the Rail City impressively, the Sparks Babe Ruth All-Stars are hoping to do the same thing when their tournaments begin in 10 days.
Aces rally for 15-8 win over Las Vegas
Reno trailed by six runs in the fifth inning Monday night, but the Aces exploded for 14 runs over three frames to earn a come-from-behind 15-8 victory over the Las Vegas 51s at Aces Ballpark.
Dwarf cars invade Rattlesnake; NNKC roars at Desert Park
FALLON — The DART series for Dwarf Cars invaded Rattlesnake Raceway for their first visit to this banked dirt oval. The heat during the day matched the heat on the track as these little speedsters, as well as the regular classes and Outlaw Karts ripped through their races.
Marina venue a big hit
Sports enthusiasts and some of the country’s best professional watercraft racers and beach volleyball players took in a sun-soaked day at the Sparks Marina during the Sparks Xtreme Beach Sports Festival on Saturday.
Sparks Little League All-Star squads take alternate paths
Heading into the fourth day of the Nevada District 1 Little League All-Star Tournament today the Sparks Centennial All-Star squads will be looking to stay on the winner’s side of things while their counterparts from Sparks National will attempt to just stay alive in the tournament.
British group looks to cultivate passion for soccer
For years, soccer has been a sport of fleeting popularity in America. While many kids grow up with the game during their childhood, the number of people continuing to stay on the pitch through their adolescence has always waned. One soccer camp is hoping to change that in the Rail City.
Chips are for Kids
The Resort at RedHawk is getting everyone in the family involved on the golf course this summer by offering junior golf clinics. With the first month-long session wrapping up, there is still plenty of time for youngsters interested in learning the game to take advantage of the classes.
Festival organizers excited about Sparks venue
The Sparks Marina is set to showcase something most Rail City residents have rarely been exposed to in the world of sports. This weekend the Sparks Marina will host the Sparks Xtreme Beach Sports Festival, bringing both the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) tour and the Upstate Watercraft Promotions International Jet Sport Boating Association’s (UWP-IJSBA) watercross national tour to the Rail City.
Youth camp proves popular
Youths from across the Truckee Meadows have turned out in high numbers this month to take part in Bret Pagni’s 2012 Summer Baseball Camps. The first four-day camp ran June 11-14 and the second session wraps up today after starting Monday.
Commentary: Williams is not your ordinary 15-year-old
Thursday afternoon, Gabby Williams will compete against 23 other women for the right to represent the United States of America in the high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. While some of her competitors are professional athletes who devote every waking moment of their lives to this chance, and who have sponsors like Nike and Gatorade, it will merely be an amazing experience for the 15-year-old Williams.
Life Lessons and Tennis
The Northern Nevada Youth Opportunistic Tennis Program (NNYOTP) is in the midst of providing local underprivileged youth with a summer full of free tennis lessons. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Oppio Tennis Facility on Sullivan Lane, the program concludes on July 19.