Reed, SSHS baseball cap sweeps
Reed pitcher Thomas Sertic allowed three doubles that contributed to a pair of Wooster runs in the first two innings Thursday. After that, the Colts managed just an infield hit and Sertic went the distance in a 6-2 Raiders home win to sweep the season series.
Damonte Ranch softball drills Spanish Springs
The Damonte Ranch Mustangs went into Thursday's afternoon's prep softball battle at Spanish Springs undefeated against northern Nevada opponents. However, a critic could have said the Mustangs hadn't played any of the North's top teams.
Sparks softball sweeps Incline
The Sparks High softball team traveled to Incline for a Mount Rose League doubleheader Wednesday, returning to the Rail City with a pair of impressive victories, 13-2 and 12-0.
Cougars standouts sign
The latest crop of Spanish Springs standout student-athletes announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers at the next level Wednesday. Four SSHS female athletes signed national letters of intent at a signing ceremony in the 12th-year school’s large gym foyer.
Two tracks start their seasons
This weekend saw a pair of tracks begin their racing year. To the east the newly renamed Reno/Tahoe/Fernley Speedway was in action Saturday evening while, on Sunday, Desert Park Raceway saw the Northern Nevada Kart Club begin its points season.
Cougars outlast snow, North Valleys
With snow flurries gusting across the diamond throughout its Division I North contest, the Spanish Springs baseball team was looking for a way to stay warm as it hosted North Valleys on Tuesday. Fortunately, the Cougars caught fire with their bats and starting pitcher Nikk Audenried.
Miners slam Cougars, 17-14
After nearly three weeks had gone by since playing their Division I North league opener, Spanish Springs and Bishop Manogue concluded their baseball series Monday in grand fashion.
Lady Cougars win tournament
Entering Day 2 of the Reed Easter Softball Tournament, Reed and Spanish Springs looked poised to meet in the championship game as the respective No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. Unfortunately for one squad, they got to watch as the other Rail City team took the tourney title.
Sparks baseball splits with South Tahoe
The Sparks baseball team split its Saturday doubleheader with South Tahoe in a battle that decided who would have the inside track at a Mount Rose League championship. Unfortunately for the Railroaders, the Vikings had already taken a game in the series, so now the Lake school is a game ahead of Sparks in the standings.
SSHS names new girls hoops coach
When former Spanish Springs girls basketball coach Christine Eckles stepped down at the end of the season in February, it signaled an end to the only era the Cougars had known. Since SSHS opened it doors in 2001, Eckles had been at the helm of the Cougars’ program. Now Spanish Springs begins a new era under a familiar face from the school’s boys basketball team.