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Cougars blow by Hawks
The Spanish Springs Cougars raced out to a 15-2 lead four minutes into their High Desert League battle at Hug and were never threatened en route to a 71-54 road win in girls prep basketball action Friday night.
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Sparks basketball sweeps Whittell on Senior Night
Celebrating its senior players, the Sparks boys basketball team wanted to avoid any setbacks from the emotions of Senior Night when it took the court against Whittell Friday night. Fortunately for the Maroon and Gold, it did just enough to earn a 58-48 victory.
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Sparks Centennial looks to grow internally and externally
As the winter cold begins to give way to the warmth of the spring, many children around the Rail City will begin to dust off the bat and glove that have been tucked away since the summer months. For those joining the ranks of Sparks Centennial Little League, there will be some new changes in place once the first pitch is thrown.
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Local wrestlers gear up for region championships
After every practice, dual and tournament, Spanish Springs wrestling coach Joe Imelli would gather his team and remind his wrestlers that the focus of their entire season was the Division I Northern Region Championships. Now the Cougars are a mere day away from that culmination.
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‘Cooling off’ period maybe not worst solution, but taxpayers...
McQueen boys basketball coach John Franklin took to his Twitter account a little over a week ago and vented his frustrations with the decision making, appearance and effort of northern Nevada’s prep basketball officials. The NIAA, Nevada’s governing body for high school athletics, responded quickly, saddling Franklin with a one-game suspension.
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Raider boys hold off charging Mustangs
Holding on to a slim one-point lead heading into the final quarter of its crossover league matchup Tuesday night, the Reed boys basketball team lost that edge but led when it mattered.
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Reed girls trounce Damonte, 67-26
Three seconds into the crossover league affair between the Lady Raiders and Lady Mustangs, Reed junior Tyler Sumpter laid in a shot after receiving a pass from Brooke Cervantes. Sumpter failed to convert the three-point play after being fouled, but it mattered little.
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Sparks boys dump Incline; girls struggle
The Sparks Railroaders needed to overcome a lackadaisical first half to pull out a Mount Rose League win at Incline Tuesday night. Luckily for the SHS crew, it did just that and in resounding fashion.
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Defense propels Spanish Springs girls to win at Carson; SSHS...
At the end of the first 16 minutes of play in its Division I North crossover league match, the Spanish Springs girls basketball team held a one-basket lead over Carson High. During the intermission, the Cougars tweaked their defense and in the second half, the Purple and Silver’s fine-tuning paid off.
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Nevada falls short at UNLV
The UNLV Runnin' Rebels hit a few more shots and dominated the rebounding battle en route to a 66-54 Mountain West Conference home win over in-state rival Nevada in men's college basketball Tuesday night. UNLV built a 34-27 halftime lead and held on. The Rebels never trailed in the second half, outscoring the visiting Pack 32-27 after the break in the first meeting between the two schools as conference foes in more than 20 years. Khem Birch, A...
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Point Taken
2009 Reed High graduate climbing statistical ranks of Pacific women’s basketball
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Arenocross returns to LEC
February won't find the Arenacross series visiting Reno as it doesn't go further west than Denver. This change has given promoter Robert Hansen the opportunity to bring back what he started in 1991, Arenocross.
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Nevada pulls away from Boise State
RENO -- Four Nevada players scored in double figures and the Wolf Pack picked up a much needed 75-59 Mountain West Conference victory over Boise State Saturday afternoon in men's basketball action.
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Reed boys hold on against Hug, girls coast
Fans of the Reed and Hug High boys basketball teams packed the stands around the Raiders’ home floor Friday night in anticipation of an up-tempo High Desert League clash. Fortunately for those in attendance, the two squads delivered.
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Spanish Springs boys slip by Reno, girls fall
Three days after upsetting North power Galena, Spanish Springs still had a little late-game magic left. The SSHS squad pulled out a 45-44 home win over High Desert League rival Reno Friday night to complete a key season sweep of the Huskies in local boys prep basketball action.
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Composed Sparks holds off South Tahoe boys; Lady Railroaders...
South Tahoe was within one basket of Sparks early in the fourth quarter. However, three technical fouls over a two-minute span sunk the Vikings’ ship.
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Reed, Spanish Springs rifle programs have perfect aim
After taking aim at one target, shooters from the Spanish Springs and Reed High rifle teams would then take a calm, deep breath in and exhale, refocusing themselves and settling back in as they stared through the sight of their air rifles and down their respective shooting lanes at the target. Although their demeanor did little to hint at it, the shooters were in the midst of a nail-biting match Wednesday afternoon. In the end, Reed just barel...
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Guadron hopes to bring state championship back to Sparks High
Sparks senior Mario Guadron has come a long way in a short period of time on the wrestling mat -- from quitting his first year in wrestling to realistically having a shot at winning a state championship in his last year with the Maroon and Gold.
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Cougar wrestlers take down Carson
A night after wrapping up the High Desert League title, the Spanish Springs wrestling team hit the road to take on the newly crowned Sierra League champion Carson Senators. While the two squads were coming off league clinching victories, the Cougars flexed their muscle in the non-league dual Wednesday night, winning 55-8.
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San Diego State thumps Nevada
RENO -- Nevada gave Mountain West Conference power San Diego State all it could handle for about 30 minutes. Then the wheels fell off the Wolf Pack wagon. The final result was a 78-57 SDSU win in the first meeting between the two schools in 14-plus years.
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