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Nevada wins 10th straight
Off to one of its best starts in recent years, the University of Nevada men’s basketball team is beginning to conjure up memories of seasons when NCAA Tournament trips were a regular occurrence.
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Prep ski season in jeopardy
This time of year usually brings to mind thoughts of winter wonderland fun, full of snowball fights, sledding, snowboarding and skiing. This year, that is not the case due to one of the oddest winter seasons ever for northern Nevada.
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Rail City Rumble
Hoping to prove itself and pull off an upset, the Reed wrestling team visited rival Spanish Springs Wednesday night in a High Desert League dual meet. The Cougars had other ideas though and cruised to a dominating 57-21 victory.
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Commentary: Why is Tim Tebow so popular?
You can’t turn on sports television or sports talk radio now without hearing the name Tim Tebow, usually over and over again. I was listening to an ESPN radio show a week or two ago and the hosts said they counted how many times Tebow’s name was said on SportsCenter the night before. The answer was 104.
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Fitness for Fun
It was good to be in fifth period P.E. class at Shaw Middle School Tuesday. Those students got a little extra treat on their learning menu that the rest of the school’s PE students missed out on. Players from the NBA’s Developmental League put on a FIT Clinic at the Sparks school Tuesday morning, showing the fifth-period students basketball fundamentals and stressing the importance of living a physically fit lifestyle.
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Reed girls dump Hug
The Reed girls basketball team rolled from the jump, scoring the first 19 points of the game and never looking back in its 73-23 road victory at Hug Tuesday night.
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Big third quarter lifts Hug boys over Reed
The Reed boys basketball team wanted to test itself against the North’s top teams to see where it stood. If the Raiders don’t right their ship quick, they’re not going to have a leg to stand on and they’ll find their 4-0 start in league play was wasted.
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Spanish Springs boys prevail, girls fall short
There is a saying in basketball that you either live by the three or die by the three.
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Sparks boys dispatch Fernley
The Fernley Vaqueros boast one of the top scorers in the Northern 3A in Cade Knutson. The bad news for Fernley was Knutson’s talented skill set was no secret to Sparks.
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Delong hopes to lead SSHS turnaround
In terms of basketball talent this year in Northern Nevada, it doesn’t get much better than Spanish Springs senior Brandon Delong.
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Marie Hooft: Lending a helping hand to Reed athletics
Leaning against the far wall of the Reed High School gym with a slight smile streaking across her face, Marie Hooft quietly snaps pictures of the girl’s basketball game.
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Racer/builder loves Sparks, readies for the Hammers
Derek Trent is a racing businessman, who drives and builds buggies. He’s also very happy he moved his shop to Sparks in 2009.
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Sparks High hosts its wrestling invitational
Heading into the main part of the season, the Sparks Invitational wrestling tournament offered local teams a chance to gain experience and competition before getting back into league duals.
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Reed boys sprint past Sparks
The Reed boys basketball team opened the season with a 23-point loss to Sparks at Carson High’s Capital City Classic, but that was without three of its starters.
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North power Douglas rips Reed
While most teams were participating in tournaments over the winter break, the Reed boys basketball team stuck to practicing at home. After returning to the court for its first game action in over two weeks, Reed initially looked fine.
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Strong start propels Reed girls to victory
Reed girls basketball coach Sara Schopper wasn’t really pleased with her team’s intensity and energy level for much of its conference clash at RHS against Douglas Friday night.
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Vikings dispatch Railroaders in Mount Rose League opener
Sparks boys basketball fans at the Brickhouse Thursday night waited and waited for their team to flip a switch and start playing like a team that had recorded a 9-2 record through its first 11 games.
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Sparks girls struggle in home loss to South Tahoe
Turnovers are a part of the game of basketball, and often they can tilt the game in favor of one team. On the rare occasion that a team turns the ball over more times than the amount of points it puts on the scoreboard, it is a near impossible task to overcome.
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Cougars maul Lions
The Yerington Lions ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the Spanish Springs Cougars Wednesday night. Yerington did get on the scoreboard first but unfortunately for the Lyon County school, that was the lone highlight of the night as Spanish Springs rolled to a 61-15 triumph in girls prep basketball action.
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Spanish Springs boys dump Galena
Returning to league play for the first time since leaving for winter break, the Spanish Springs boys basketball team could have looked like it filled the time off by eating treats and snoozing. Luckily for the Cougars, they were able to shake off the rust while host Galena remained in hibernation, grabbing a 46-26 victory Wednesday evening.
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