Sparks boys pick apart North Tahoe
North Tahoe could not find a way to stifle Sparks' offense Tuesday night. The Railroaders shot 52 percent from the floor as a team and in turn held the Lakers to six points in both the second and fourth quarters to secure a 61-34 road win.
Passion and love of a sport fuels Sparks racing business
A small fabrication shop located at the intersection of Greg Street and Rock Boulevard is where Bud and Joan Fizone, along with partner Bob Wash, give back to a sport they love. And their shop, Visions Race Cars, is helping the next generation of drag racers start their careers.
Lady Raiders lose Williams, game to Huskies
Prep girls basketball fans came out in droves in order to see the area’s best individual talent take one of the best team defenses. Unfortunately for the fans who paid full admission at Reno High, they got to see Reed’s Gabby Williams for a whole 31 seconds.
Sparks boys run past Truckee, girls fall
No matter how many Truckee boys basketball players circled the hoop in search of a rebound, the ball always seemed to find the hands of a Sparks player. That is how the day went for the Wolverines as from the opening tip the Railroaders were never threatened.
Reno boys rally past Reed in overtime
The Reed boys basketball team is much improved since it opened the season with a 13-point home loss to Reno. The Raiders, who had won three league games in a row, got their chance at revenge Saturday afternoon.
Reed rallies in fourth quarter to overtake Spanish Springs
The Reed Raiders finally found some offense in the fourth quarter. The RHS crew was limited to 32 points through three quarters, but exploded for 28 in the fourth. The late onslaught helped Reed pull out a 60-55 High Desert League home win over cross-town rival Spanish Springs in boys prep basketball action Friday night.
Sparks sweeps Whittell as girls get first win
For the Sparks girls basketball team, success on the court has been hard to find as the Railroaders had yet to notch a mark in the win column thus far this season. Even without a ‘W,’ Sparks coach Frank Avilla remained optimistic about the prospects for his young team. On Friday night, the Maroon and Gold backed up that optimism.
Reed's Gabby Williams blazing her own trail
Last summer, Reed High junior Gabby Williams was invited to the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. Despite being the youngest athlete in any event, Williams out-leapt her years with a jump of 6-feet, 2.25-inches, which vaulted her into a fifth-place finish and took over headlines at the trials. Now Williams is taking over the recruiting trails of many women’s college basketball coaches from all over the country.
Hoopsters ready for stretch run
With the first half of the season behind them, local prep hoops teams are gearing up for the stretch run of their campaigns and a possible run into the postseason.
Putman leading the way for Sparks
Last season the Sparks boys basketball team went into the postseason with high hopes of repeating the state championship run that the 2010 Railroaders made. Unfortunately for the Maroon and Gold, it was bounced out of the playoffs in the first round with a heartbreaking one-point overtime defeat. Now as Sparks prepares for Mount Rose League pod play, the Railroaders’ are gearing up to redeem themselves come postseason. Their prospects will lik...
Fun with the Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters made their annual stop in the Truckee Meadows Tuesday night. The historic hoop team beat up on the Washington Generals at Lawlor Events Center on the University of Nevada campus.
NIAA scraps pods system
When the Division I-A (formerly 3A) went to a pods system, it was meant to cut down on travel expenses as the Northern I-A was divided geographically into three leagues.
Racing is in business owner's blood
Motorsports is very much a family affair where wives, sons and daughters follow husbands, parents or relatives into competition. And the Thorwaldson family is a good example of this.