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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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Reno overcomes early deficit, downs Tacoma
The Reno Aces don’t have much to play for after suffering through a lackluster season. Reno doesn’t have enough games left in the year to even reach the .500 mark so all it can do is play for pride.
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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.
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Scrimmage Saturday
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.
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WAC Commissioner calls Nevada, Fresno State departures 'self...
SALT LAKE CITY — Fresno State and Nevada should not expect any parting gifts from the other members of the Western Athletic Conference when the Bulldogs and Wolf Pack leave for the Mountain West.
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Grip it and Rip it!
The Spanish Springs and Reed girls golf teams didn’t quite reach their goals a year ago.
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Nevada, Fresno State leaving WAC to join Mountain West
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mountain West is growing, the Western Athletic Conference is in danger of being whittled away and BYU is considering going it alone — at least in football.
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Will this be a summer to remember for Giants fans?
It’s been a while since the San Francisco Giants gave their fans anything to cheer about in October. That may change this year.
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SSHS club track team enjoys successful first summer
This past spring, the Spanish Springs boys track and field team enjoyed more success than it ever had before.
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Tryouts get underway today
The rest of the fall sports programs are firing up with tryouts today.
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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.
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Motocross Prodigy
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.
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Opening Day
Saturday marked Opening Day for AYSO youth soccer in Sparks.
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