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.
Winged warriors invade Fernley
The King of the West Outlaw series visited the Reno/Tahoe/Fernley Speedway this weekend for two days of winged 410-sprint car action. Despite the cool nights the action was hot on the track.
Railroaders count 2013 season as a success
When the 2012 season wrapped up for the Sparks High baseball team, head coach Greg Vasko knew there were going to be a lot of holes to fill once the 2013 spring came around. After replacing nine seniors from a year ago and still reaching the postseason, Vasko said he can look back at the Railroaders’ 2013 campaign as an accomplishment for the Maroon and Gold.
Reed softball sees season end
An offensive drought brought the Reed High softball team's season to an untimely end in the D-1 State Softball Tournament at UNLV Friday night. Reed managed just six hits against Palo Verde's No. 3 pitcher and the result was a 4-1 loss in a losers' bracket battle against the Sunset Region's No. 2 seed.
Defense lets Raiders down in state tournament loss
The Reed High softball team learned the hard way that postseason mistakes don't often go unpunished. The Raiders dropped a 5-4 decision to defending state champion Centennial in a first-round state tournament tilt Thursday night and it can lay the blame squarely on its defense.