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.
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.
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.
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.
NNKC racers battle under the lights
This Saturday the Northern Nevada Kart Club hosted its annual night race named in honor of Rick Jerome, one of NNKC's founders, who passed away a few years ago. The long night saw a lot of hard racing and two drivers may have made history.
Scrimmage Saturday is always a big a day in the prep football ranks. It usually means double-day workouts in the hot summer sun are in the rear view mirror. It's also the first time student athletes get into full contact against a player not wearing the same colored practice jersey. Lastly, it means Opening Night is less than a week away.
Miller tops Modifieds at Rattlesnake
A warm summer's night set the stage for a night of hard racing at Rattlesnake Raceway. For the fans there was plenty of passing, one race without one caution and the modified feature ended with a surprise victory for the winner.
Little Ben Knoblock is wise beyond his years. The 7-year-old motocross racer from Spanish Springs didn’t pick a favorite rider to idolize based simply on success. It went surprisingly much deeper.