What's On Tap?
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (NIAA) has probably never put into effect such wide-sweeping changes as are expected to pass at the organization’s quarterly meeting next week. The state’s governing body for high school sports is expected to pass a realignment plan aimed at cutting school districts’ athletic expenses and keeping student-athletes in class longer.
Reed's Peacon named co-POY
Anyone who followed the High Desert League girls basketball season this year knew it was going to be nearly impossible to justify having one Player of the Year.
There's a Train Comin' Through!
When Sparks High athletic administrator Charlie Walsh spearheaded a campaign for realignment so his school could drop out of the 4A ranks and down to the 3A for the 2004-05 school year, he envisioned the Railroaders competing for state championships rather than getting beat up by schools double in size.
Run of bad luck continues for North girls basketball
RENO — Another Nevada 4A basketball season came and went and another southern Nevada girls program took home a state title. Bishop Gorman rolled to an 82-59 victory over Reed in Friday’s state championship marking the ninth straight year the championship banner will not hang in a northern Nevada school.
Reed girls advance to 4A final
The Reed girls basketball team knew it would have an edge in size for Thursday’s state semifinal matchup with Sunrise Region champion Liberty. It was just a matter of taking advantage of it.
Reno girls collapse against Gorman
RENO — The Reno girls basketball team picked a bad night to play one of their worst games of the winter tournament. Reno, the three-time defending Northern 4A champion struggled offensively throughout Thursday’s state semifinal matchup against Bishop Gorman and was saddled with a 61-40 loss at Lawlor Events Center.
Manogue, McQueen boys fall to southern Nevada foes
RENO — Nevada's two 4A private Catholic schools saw their boys hoops teams battle Thursday night for the right to play for a state title. Unfortunately for Bishop Mangoue, it was not the Miners turn this year, and the Reno school fell to Bishop Gorman, 65-52 in a state semifinal at Lawlor Events Center.
Sparks boys get familiar foe in 3A state semis
Tonight will mark the beginning of the end in the Sparks Railroaders quest for a 3A state boys basketball title. Sparks, which won the 3A Northern Region championship last weekend, will take on Yerington at Damonte Ranch High School in a 3A state semifinal. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m.
Miners, Lancers up for state tourney challenges
When the 4A state tournament rolls around every February, few prep hoop fans in the Silver State give northern Nevada schools much of a chance against their Las Vegas-area foes. Sometimes it’s for good reason and other times its just because of the South’s traditional dominance.