Commentary: Williams is not your ordinary 15-year-old
Thursday afternoon, Gabby Williams will compete against 23 other women for the right to represent the United States of America in the high jump at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. While some of her competitors are professional athletes who devote every waking moment of their lives to this chance, and who have sponsors like Nike and Gatorade, it will merely be an amazing experience for the 15-year-old Williams.
Life Lessons and Tennis
The Northern Nevada Youth Opportunistic Tennis Program (NNYOTP) is in the midst of providing local underprivileged youth with a summer full of free tennis lessons. Held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Oppio Tennis Facility on Sullivan Lane, the program concludes on July 19.
Humes’ passion for tennis brings kids out to courts in bunches
Youth sports plays a large role in many children’s lives. A large part of the responsibility of ensuring that the child enjoys the experience and wants to stay involved with sports falls on the shoulders of the coach. Fortunately for those in the Sparks area who are interested in tennis, that obligation belongs to Mark Humes.
Trading in the fungo for the 9 iron
Anyone familiar with the Spanish Springs baseball program since the school opened, knows Mike Bosco. He was the head coach with fiery intensity, who consistently went to his bag of tricks to pick up key runs or much-needed outs.
Bees top Aces, 9-3
The Aces fell behind early and never recovered Monday night, dropping a 9-3 decision to the Salt Lake Bees at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Aces fall to Salt Lake, 5-3
Reno led Sunday’s game for the first seven innings, but a pair of Salt Lake home runs in the eighth lifted the Bees to a come-from-behind 5-3 win over the Aces at Spring Mobile Ballpark.
Silva trains with Ravens kicker Cundiff
When recent Reed High graduate A.J. Silva announced he would continue his football playing career at Montana State University as a kicker, he probably did not realize the immediate connections he would have with the top in the business. Now, he is already benefitting from the perks.
Sparks Centennial Renegades knock off South Tahoe
Having advanced to the championship round of the Renegades/Hooligans Tournament, the Sparks Centennial Renegades All-Star team opened the final weekend of the tourney with a 12-7 victory over the South Tahoe squad on Friday afternoon at the South Valleys Sports Complex.
Former Pack star brings basketball knowledge back to Truckee...
Five years ago, Kyle Shiloh graduated from the University of Nevada having played a large role in four straight Western Athletic Conference Championships and NCAA tournament appearances. After spending the past five years playing overseas in Europe, the former Wolf Pack defensive standout is back in Reno and looking to impart his basketball knowledge to youth in the Reno area.
Sparks Centennial Teams Clash
After making their way through the first two days of the Hooligan/Renegade Tournament fairly unscathed, both Hooligan all-star teams from Sparks Centennial Little League faced off in an undefeated contest at Shadow Mountain on Wednesday evening. While both entered the game without a loss, the SC Hooligans 1 team proved it was a cut above with a dominating performance en route to a 22-0 victory.
Aces use 9th inning rally to top Rainiers, 7-3
TACOMA, Wash.—Saddled with a one-run deficit through eight innings, the Reno Aces rallied for five runs in the ninth inning to escape with a 7-3 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers Tuesday night in the series opener at Cheney Stadium. With the game knotted at 2-2, Tacoma took the lead in the bottom of the eighth with a two-out, solo home run off the bat of Trayvon Robinson. But the Aces would answer in the ninth. Down a run in the final frame, tw...
Aces cruise past Tacoma, 9-0
Joe Martinez worked seven shutout innings, and the Aces offense took care of the rest Wednesday night, as Reno rolled to a 9-0 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium.