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Sparks boys win at Incline, girls fall short
Last week the Sparks boys basketball team lost a nailbiter to Incline when the Highlanders came to the Rail City and walked away with a 51-50 victory that was sealed by a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left on the clock.
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Garcia’s gutsy play earns him new coach’s respect
Sparks senior Erik Garcia might not be the fastest or the tallest player on the basketball court. He might not pour in 20 points a night, although he has that capability.
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Shawn Natenstedt — Nevada’s NASCAR champ
Last year, the Reno-Fernley Raceway joined NASCAR’S Whelen All American Series. When the season ended, Fernley resident Shawn Natenstedt not only captured the track championship, but also claimed the state NASCAR title.
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SSHS grad continues her hoop dreams as she battles knee prob...
Three years ago, Jordan Rogers was heading into her senior season of basketball at Spanish Springs High School as the Player of the Year in the High Desert League and the Northern 4A, as well as a McDonald’s All-American nominee. Rogers did not spend her final season with the Cougars scoring heaps of points or leading her team though.
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Faith Based: Former Nevada standout speaks at local church a...
This season new life was breathed into the San Francisco 49ers organization as it went on a run deep into the playoffs before falling to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game. For former Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Niners, he is still absorbing it all.
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Commentary: To count or not to count, that is the question
There are a few occasions where Northern 4A athletic directors would be well suited to better listen to their coaches about prep sports issues. After all, the coaches are the ones working with the student athletes on a daily basis.
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Sparks boys bury Truckee, girls fall in one-sided affair
A loss at Truckee Friday night would have severely damaged the Railroaders' hopes of reaching the postseason. The Maroon and Gold wasn't about to let that happen.
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Spanish Springs girls erupt after halftime, run over McQueen
The McQueen girls basketball team looked like it was in handcuffs throughout the second half of its conference clash at Spanish Springs Friday night. The SSHS squad certainly put its guests on lockdown in the final two quarters with some stellar defense en route to a 63-33 romp in the High Desert League affair.
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Reed boys too much for Reno
The Reed boys basketball team faced off against High Desert League rival Reno for the second time this week. A 65-58 Reed win meant the east Sparks school completed the sweep of the season series.
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Reed girls outlast Reno in battle of perennial Northern 4A p...
The Reno girls basketball team learned two things Friday night. Reed is beatable, but you also have to find a way to get sophomore point guard Gabby Williams out of the game if you want to pick up a ‘W’ against the reigning Northern 4A champions.
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SSHS boys earn split with McQueen
The Spanish Springs Cougars dug themselves an early hole in league play, dropping four of their first five conference clashes. But the SSHS crew did not hold a pity party. In fact, it's become one of the hottest teams in the Northern 4A.
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Incline boys sink Sparks with late free throws
Incline senior Patrick Murray was nearly unstoppable in the first quarter. Fellow seniors Jordan Wright and Mitch Gehring picked up the slack in the second half.
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Third-quarter drought proves costly for Sparks girls
The Sparks girls basketball team came out for its game Thursday night like a team on a mission. Unfortunately for the Railroaders, that mission only lasted the opening half as Sparks was outscored 26-4 in the third quarter, blowing a nine-point halftime lead en route to a 47-41 Mount Rose League loss to Incline.
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Hot Topics: Northern 4A AD's face tough scheduling decisions
The Northern 4A’s top athletic officials have some tough decisions to make this spring. The conference’s athletic directors and athletic administrators met Monday at their bi-monthly meeting and are still scrambling to settle on a football league format for the upcoming fall season.
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Nevada downs NMSU, stays perfect in WAC
The Nevada Wolf Pack extended its win streak to 14 games Thursday night after dispensing of New Mexico State, 68-60, on the road in a Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball battle.
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School event promotes health, wellness
When it comes to special events, Shaw Middle School in the Spanish Springs valley is one of the more pro-active middle schools in the Washoe County School. District. Two weeks after hosting a basketball clinic taught by NBA D-League players, the local school hosted Family Fitness Night on its campus Wednesday.
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Reed, Spanish Springs wrestlers win duals
The Reed wrestling team was in action Wednesday evening and made quick work of host Hug, dispatching the Hawks for an 81-0 High Desert League dual victory.
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Spanish Springs boys have prayers answered at Douglas
There are dramatic ways to win and then there’s what the Spanish Springs Cougars did Tuesday night against Northern 4A power Douglas. It was dramatic and then some.
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RHS boys struggle at Galena
The Reed boys basketball team had been rolling along, racking up three wins in a four-day stretch that started last Friday.
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Reed girls cruise by Galena
The Reed girls basketball team treated Tuesday evening’s trip to Galena just as any other game, as it handily took care of business and breezed to an easy 68-40 victory.
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