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New era of Nevada football
RENO -- Brian Polian officially became the 26th head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team Friday afternoon at Legacy Hall where he gave his inaugural address to members of the media.
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Hard work paying off for Reed's Trae Wells
When the Reed boys basketball team had its season ended last year in the Division I North semi-finals against Douglas, then-sophomore Trae Wells made a decision. Day after day in the spring, Wells hit the hardwood and the weight room, determined to improve for the season eight months away. Ever since, that decision has paid dividends for the Raiders.
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Reed wrestling tripped up by North Valleys; Forfeits push SS...
The Reed High wrestling team returned to the mats of the Division I North Wednesday night, but unfortunately for the Raiders, their guests from North Valleys did not give them a gracious welcome back to the High Desert League.
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Air Force shoots down Nevada in Pack's MWC debut
The Air Force Falcons knocked down 10-of-17 shots from 3-point land to key a 78-65 win over Nevada Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both schools.
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Tight budgets likely to leave prep officials without a raise
The Agenda for next week’s two-day Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Sparks reads like a laundry list of issues involving the Silver State’s athletic programs.
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Spanish Springs girls run by McQueen
RENO -- The Spanish Springs girls basketball team played liked a squad that was hungry for a win. The Cougars had not picked up a victory in nine days. Granted, they had only played one game in that stretch but it was an emotional 52-48 road loss to rival Bishop Manogue.
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McQueen upsets Spanish Springs
RENO -- Points have come at a premium most of the season for the McQueen Lancers. But on Tuesday night, McQueen got scoring balance and contributions from its bench en route to upsetting Spanish Springs 65-58 in a High Desert League boys prep basketball battle.
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Sparks boys win, girls fall
Through the first 14 minutes of the Sparks boys basketball team's home game against Fernley Tuesday night, neither side was able to create any separation. While almost the entirety of the first half did not help clarify the superior team, the final 120 seconds before halftime proved to be the deciding factor.
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Reed sweeps hoops action at North Valleys
The Reed boys basketball team looked like a yo-yo in a High Desert League clash with North Valleys Tuesday night. One minute the Raiders looked impressive and the next they couldn’t get out of their own way.
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Desert Fox rules once again
After seeing the need for a desert motorcycle racing series, business partners Dennis Belingheri and Paul Ziegler started the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada, or MRANN as its known. This is an umbrella group that sanctions races staged by member clubs.
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SSHS wrestlers third at Sparks Invitational; Raiders, Railro...
All three Rail City high schools entered wrestling teams in the Sparks Invitational and all three snared Top 10 finishes. Unfortunately for Sparks-area wrestling fans, none of the local schools captured the top prize.
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Reed falls short in 2OT marathon at Douglas
After 32 minutes of play, regulation wasn’t enough between the Reed boys basketball team and Douglas. Neither was a single overtime period in the Division I North crossover league match. Needing a second overtime, Douglas outlasted the Raiders and grabbed 75-67 double-overtime victory at home Saturday afternoon.
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Elko drops Sparks boys, 65-51; Lady Railroaders fall by 50
Sparks senior Keiffer Putman got off to a hot start at Elko Saturday, but the Sparks boys basketball squad cooled off after the first quarter and it was the Indians’ game as the hosts secured a 65-51 victory.
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Defying the Odds and Gravity
One after another, a group of kids sprint down the pole vault runway at the ‘Jump N Shout’ facility, plant their pole into the ground and launch themselves skyward over the bar. As each person takes his or her turn, 13-year-old Makayla Linebarger stands shyly at the back of the line. Once it is her turn, her timid exterior vanishes.
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Sparks boys bury Spring Creek
The Sparks Railroaders put themselves to the test in their early season schedule for nights, exactly like Friday night. By tuning themselves up with games against Division I opponents, the Railroaders were able to take care of business against one of their own Division I-A schools, beating Spring Creek 69-34 for their first league victory. Sparks raced out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back as Keiffer Putman made three 3-pointers and s...
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Spring Creek girls steam past Railroaders
SPRING CREEK — Starting Friday night's game without two of its regular starters, the Spring Creek girls basketball team had no problems getting off to its best start of the season.
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Manogue shoots down Spanish Springs girls
After a break of 14 days since their last league contests, the Spanish Springs and Bishop Manogue girls basketball teams couldn’t wait until the end of winter break to return to league action. They wouldn’t even wait until the normal 5:15 p.m. start time.
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Cougars pick up tempo against Miners, grab win
With the winter break all but over, the Spanish Springs boys basketball team returned to Division I North action after a two week rest. Despite the time off, the Cougars rang in the new year in style as they started right where they off in a crossover league match at Bishop Manogue Thursday night.
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Cougar on the Prowl
Wrestling consists of three two-minute rounds in which wrestlers go toe-to-toe, trying to out-muscle, out-maneuver and out-think their opponent. After battling through the six minutes that makes up a match, most wrestlers are left beaten and exhausted. Even if the match is ended in the first or second round, wrestlers often are left gulping for air as they drag themselves off the mat. Rarely does a wrestler jog off the mat with a smile on his ...
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Prep hoopsters make most of winter break
There was plenty of prep basketball action going on during winter break. For teams, it wasn’t about wins and losses. It was all about growing as a group and preparing for the upcoming league action.
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