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Spanish Springs spikers spank Sparks; Reed wins at Whittell
Sparks and Spanish Springs hooked up in a prep volleyball battle Thursday night but the clash of spikers wound up one-sided. The Cougars were never threatened and rolled to a 25-9, 25-8, 25-12 non-league victory at home.
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Local football programs gear up for Week 2 tilts
Nevada's high school football season kicked off last week and all three Rail City schools got their feet wet in season openers. While the local program had different results, all three coaches saw reason for optimism and areas that need sharper execution.
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Cougars win first HDL tournament
The High Desert League girls golf season could not have started much better for the Spanish Springs Cougars. The SSHS squad posted a 348 team total to easily win the HDL’s first tournament of the fall season.
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Spanish Springs, Reed boys soccer win league openers
Spanish Springs midfielder Irvin Somera did his best to get the Cougars off on the right foot in the Northern 4A boys soccer opener Wednesday afternoon at Wooster.
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Volleyball Roundup: Cougars outlast Truckee; Sparks, Reed swept
Ignoring the fact it’s the first week of the season and Spanish Springs and Truckee aren’t in the same classification, there was some heated playoff style volleyball going on in north Sparks Tuesday night.
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Spanish Springs girls soccer rolls, Reed struggles
RENO — The Spanish Springs Cougars got off on the right in their Northern 4A opener Tuesday afternoon, downing Wooster 3-0 in girls prep soccer action.
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Girls soccer programs looking for return trip to postseason
The Spanish Springs girls soccer team nearly took the second seed for last year’s playoffs due to some strong defensive efforts.
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Dwarfs battle at American Valley
The American Valley Speedway hosted a two-day show, the Northern Western Dwarf Car Regional. Fans that attended on either night saw some in your face racing as these little speedsters tore around this paper clip shaped track.
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Rail City’s boys soccer programs kick off regular season play
The Sparks boys soccer team was the bride’s maid for Incline all last fall.
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Nevada aims high, could be WAC farewell
RENO — Expectations couldn’t be higher for a Nevada football team picked to have the best chance of dethroning league champion Boise State in what could be the last season for both teams in the Western Athletic Conference.
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Spanish Springs outlasts North Valleys, 45-44 in OT
RENO — It became obvious early in Friday's prep football season opener between North Valleys and Spanish Springs that offense would rule the night. That meant whichever team had a defense able to make even a few plays would likely win.
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Sparks gridders win in Yerington, Reed falls to Sacramento-a...
Sophomore quarterback Geo Vasquez led an efficient Sparks offense by completing 11 of 15 passes for 178 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions as the Railroaders beat Yerington 29-22 in the season opener Friday night.
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Bump, Set, Spike
All three local high schools are gearing up for this weekend’s volleyball action. Reed and Spanish Springs are in Las Vegas for a tournament, while Sparks is in Yerington.
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Football Father Figures
Ernie Howren, Rob Kittrell and Scott Hare have something in common. They all think they’ve got the best job in the world.
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Perennial powers tabbed as favorites
The Northern 4A has dissolved its two-league format for football following a statewide realignment that saw the region lose three schools to the 3A ranks and another to independent status. That has left the 11-team league with a new look and new playoff format, but local coaches don’t believe the balance of power has shifted.
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Reed reloads, ready for another strong season
After rolling to an undefeated High Desert League record and the Northern 4A regional football crown a year ago, the Reed Raiders enter this season with a bull’s eye square on their back, despite losing many key players to graduation.
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Sparks working to bounce back after tough ‘09
The 2009 football season started off with promise for the Sparks Railroaders as Wooster became the victim of a 14-point Railroaders win.
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Cougars looking to build on solid '09 season
Unlike the other two Rail City schools, Spanish Springs will have a returning starting quarterback this season.
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Kickoff 2010: Local prep football programs set for season op...
Since last season ended, Nevada's high school football programs have been through winter weightlifting, summer 7-on-7 and conditioning, as well as preseason camp double days.
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What's on tap for 2010-11
The front doors to Washoe County School District high schools won’t open to students for a few more days. Still, there are student athletes who will be plenty busy even before the new school year officially begins. That’s because the 2010-11 school year begins Monday, but the new high school football season kicks off Friday night. And all three Sparks schools are in action.
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