Sparks falls short against Portola
Still searching for its first win of the season, the Sparks girls basketball team lost by four points for the third straight game, this time falling 43-39 to the visiting Tigers from Portola, Calif. Tuesday evening.
Fourth-quarter woes doom Sparks boys
The Blue and Black of McQueen hasn’t been seen around the Brickhouse of Sparks High very often since the Railroaders dropped down to the 3A, but Rail City boys basketball fans were treated to a rare treat Monday night.
North Valleys’ racing cheerleader
It’s been an exciting summer and football season for one North Valleys High School cheerleader. Every other Saturday, and after cheering for the team on Fridays in the fall, Mikayla Hancock would head for the Reno-Fernley Raceway and strap into a racing car.
Nevada buries Idaho
RENO — Backup quarterback Tyler Lantrip passed for 340 yards and four touchdowns as Nevada routed Idaho 56-3 on Saturday.
Sparks knocks off Dayton
The Sparks boys basketball team had little trouble dispatching Dayton in the third-place game of Carson High’s Capital City Classic Saturday.
Wolf Pack bites Huskies in OT
Down by three with 10 seconds left in the game, Nevada Wolf Pack guard Deonte Burton raced down the court with the ball. Reaching the three-point line, Burton pulled up and rose in the air, draining the game-tying trey to push the game against visiting Washington into overtime.
Handling Adversity: Reed’s deep football playoff run leaves ...
Reed High basketball coach Dustin Hall and his Raiders program have some preseason hurdles to overcome that most other northern Nevada schools do not. Reed traditionally has a football team that makes deep playoff runs, leaving the athletes who also play basketball getting a late hoops start.
Cougs eager to move up the ranks
Heading into last basketball season, the Spanish Springs boys were expected to challenge the league’s top programs due to their combination of guard play and size in the paint.
Racer follows father into fast lane
Racing is very much a family sport where kids grow up watching either a parent or relative compete. Later some of them move from being in the rooting section to competing on the track themselves.
Depth should pay dividends for Cougars
Last season, the Spanish Springs girls basketball team dug itself an early hole in league play, dropping four of its first five games. A strong 7-4 finish pushed the Cougars to an 8-8 league record (14-13 overall) and into the playoffs.