Local senior hoopsters take part in All-Star game
When the Spanish Springs High girls basketball team saw its season come to an end in the semi-finals to Reno, senior guard Riley Holladay thought it would be the last time she wore the Purple and Silver. Fortunately for Holladay and a handful of others representing the Rail City, the 2013 Local Sports Program Senior All-Star Game offered one last shot to don their prep uniforms.
Competition, hard work and smiles set foundation for SSHS se...
In the Division I Volleyball State semifinal match last November, Spanish Springs sat just one set victory away from a berth into the state championship. Suddenly though SSHS watched its two-set cushion disappear. Then in the fifth and decisive game, the Cougars found themselves down in a race to 15.
Gang races at Fernley, Tragedy at RTF Speedway
FERNLEY - For many years, a Memorial Day Weekend has been marked by the Reno chapter of the Over The Hill Gang staging one of the club's national races at the Sandbox. It's a tradition where the home club defends its turf against the invaders from California clubs.
North crown highlights Reed's softball season
When practices began for the 2013 spring softball season late last February, third-year Reed coach Jon Wunder did not quite know what kind of club he had on his hands. A couple weeks into the new season, he still probably wasn't sure but by late April he was confident he had one of the top teams in northern Nevada.
Local softball programs clean up in all-league hardware
Given the Rail City's abundance of prep softball talent -- it does boast the two most successful programs in the state over the past decade -- it should be no surprise when the annual all-league awards are released and filled with the names of Sparks-area athletes.
Sparks Centennial builds toward initiative
Last June the Sparks Centennial Little League board put in place its ‘2,017 by 2017’ initiative in hopes of increasing the number of boys and girls playing baseball and softball in the Rail City to over 2,000 by the year 2017. A year into its plan and Centennial is well on its way to reaching its goal.
Reed's Williams taking ACL rehab slow and steady
With members of the Reed High track and field team in Las Vegas last weekend for the Division I State Championships, Gabby Williams welcomed any distraction there was. Luckily her job kept her mind from dwelling on the state meet. Still, the standout RHS basketball and track star couldn’t help but ponder what could have been.
Local athletes earn NIAA’s top honor
Every spring the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association releases its Top 10 Student Athletes of the Year for northern and southern Nevada. Each year that list of standout student athletes seems to top the prior year.
All-league baseball awards released
This past season both the Reed and Spanish Springs baseball clubs found some success on the diamond. The recently released Division I North All-League selections reflected that success as eight Cougars and seven Raiders took home hardware.
Cougar baseball gets back to winning ways
When the 2012 season wrapped up for the Spanish Springs baseball team without a playoff appearance, the Cougars knew it would be a long offseason spent waiting to redeem themselves. Once back on the field, the Purple and Silver did just that.