Sparks boys pull away in third; girls fall in Dayton
With a return to Mount Rose League play just around the corner, the Sparks boys basketball team wanted to head into the final stretch of the season on a high note. Thanks to a stout defensive performance and a key third quarter, the Railroaders did just that.
Defense keys Raiders' win over Manogue
When most teams prep for the Reed boys basketball team, they probably focus on the Raiders’ high-speed offense. While Reed’s up-tempo game is what it is most known for, the Raiders also boast an in-your-face defense. Unfortunately for visiting Bishop Manogue, that defense was on full display Friday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...