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Sparks gives up lead late, watches season end with 52-48 loss
Leading by three with a minute and a half to play, the Sparks boys basketball team found out why it’s sometimes harder to protect a lead rather than to come back from a deficit.
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Reed graduate growing at Nevada
2012 Reed High graduate Nyasha LeSure is getting more court time as the Nevada women's basketball season wears on.
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Raiders need overtime in win over Tigers
Reed girls basketball coach Sara Schopper-Ramirez knew points would be at a premium when she decided to sit two starters due to disciplinary reasons for Wednesday night’s playoff opener against Douglas.
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Terrance leads Cougars past Senators
At the end of the third quarter of the Spanish Springs girls basketball team's playoff game at Carson, the Senators held a 33-32 edge. From the throng of Purple and Silver supporters, the father of SSHS post Laneesha Terrance shouted “Crank up the diesel!” And that’s exactly what the Cougars did.
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Spanish Springs comes up short in playoff opener
Northern Nevada's high school basketball fans could not have picked a bad game to check out if they wanted to attend a first-round playoff affair Tuesday night. The 1,700 or so fans at Spanish Springs certainly got their money's worth in a dramatic postseason clash between the SSHS hoopsters and Carson.
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Sparks advances to semifinals with 53-44 win over Fernley
Sparks took the lead late in the first quarter and never relinquished it, taking down Fernley 53-44 in a first-round D-IA Northern Region boys basketball playoff clash at the Brickhouse.
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Win slips through Raiders' fingers
In the postseason, sometimes playing with a lead can be a daunting task. Trying to protect that lead on the road in front of a raucous crowd can be an even more harrowing mission. Unfortunately for the Reed boys basketball team, it learned that lesson the hard way as it watched Galena steal a 64-60 victory Tuesday night.
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Local boys hoop teams open postseason
As the prep basketball playoffs get set to tip off tonight, all three Rail City boys basketball squads will be looking to extend their seasons.
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Raiders, Cougars prep for girls regional tourney
The Reed and Spanish Springs girls basketball squads are one day away from opening up the D-I Northern Region tournament. One team will stay in the Rail City and the other will hit the road and leave Washoe County.
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Reed girls basketball adjusts to life without Williams
Thirty-one seconds into what was supposed to be another classic tilt in the rivalry between the Reed and Reno girls basketball teams, silence filled the gym. Reed’s standout junior Gabby Williams lay on the court. With the heart and soul of the Raiders writhing in pain on the floor, the rest of the Blue and Gold stood stunned and worried. Soon though, that shock turned into reality.
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Desert racer switches to modern promotion
For years, desert racing hasn't been in the limelight as far as motor sports are concerned. But that's changing as Northern Nevada resident Roger Norman is on a mission to once again bring desert racing out of the shadows.
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Empey, Beaulac win state championships
Spencer Empey took care of business Friday in his only match at state. He took care of business even faster Saturday morning when he pinned Devin Dishari of Spring Valley to get within one win of a third straight state championship.
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Sparks boys knock off Incline, girls struggle
Less than 24 hours after expending a lot of energy and draining emotions in a key league win at South Tahoe, the Sparks boys basketball team had to bounce back to host Incline in the regular season finale for both schools.
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Wolf Pack ends three game skid against Air Force
Through the first half of its orientation into the Mountain West Conference, the Nevada men’s basketball team did not receive a hospitable welcome into its new league as it went 2-6. Fortunately for Nevada, the Wolf Pack started the second leg of its MWC slate on the right foot.
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Cougars take down rival Raiders, clinch HDL's No. 2 seed
There was plenty on the line in Friday night's Rail City rivalry matchup between the Reed and Spanish Springs boys basketball teams. The two teams played like it but in the end it was Spanish Springs overcoming a three-game losing skid and executing in crunchtime to pull out a 57-48 High Desert League home win in the regular season finale for both teams.
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Lady Cougars knock off Raiders for first time
Being 1-25 doesn’t sound much better than 0-26, but for the Spanish Springs girls basketball team, it means a load of difference.
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State wrestling tournament kicks off
A week after advancing beyond the region championships, local prep wrestlers finally kicked off the state tournament on Friday.
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Sparks boys top South Tahoe, grab No. 3 seed; girls fall
With a Mount Rose League title already locked up, the Sparks boys basketball team hit the road Friday night to take on MRL counterpart South Tahoe in a contest to decide which team would take the third seed for the Division I-A North playoffs and which would slide into fourth. Fortunately for the Maroon and Gold, it added a No. 3 to its postseason resumé .
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Basketball squads battle for playoff positioning
The final weekend of the prep basketball season is finally here and with the playoffs set to tip off next Tuesday, there is plenty of left to be settled.
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Longtime Cougars coach will step down after season
Other than the 2005-06 season, Spanish Springs has only known one girls basketball coach since it opened its doors in 2001. That will change next school year.
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