Spanish Springs all-stars win tourney debut
A 14-run second inning provided more than enough offense for the Spanish Springs Cal Ripken League all-stars Wednesday night in the 10-year-old State Tournament opener. The offensive explosion broke an early deadlock and propelled Spanish Springs to a 21-6 romp over Sun Valley in the tournament opener for both teams at Gepford Park in Sun Valley.
Commentary: Why soccer lacks mainstream appeal
I think I’ve watched two televised women’s soccer matches in my life. One was the 1999 women’s World Cup final between the U.S. and China, the game when Brandi Chastain ripped off her jersey after burying a penalty kick that gave her American squad the championship. The other was the women’s World Cup quarterfinal between the U.S. and Brazil on Sunday.
Spanish Springs 9-year-old All-Stars win state
After a 20-3 loss to Fallon to close out round robin action a day earlier, Spanish Springs fans were probably hoping to avoid a rematch in Monday night’s Cal Ripken Baseball 9-year-old All-Stars State Tournament championship game.
Shutout gives Sp. Springs 11-year-olds berth to regionals
After rolling to five straight mercy-rule victories to open the Nevada State Cal Ripken Tournament, most Spanish Springs fans were probably looking for another. That didn’t come, but a win did, which was good enough to give Spanish Springs a berths in the Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament, which begins July 25th in Beaver, Utah.
North Nevada Rally rips in desert
After the rough few years the North Nevada Rally has been growing and once again brought drivers and navigators to challenge the dirt roads of Northern Nevada. This year the event joined the Rally-America and the Bilstein Southwest Rallycup Series as well as being part of the Joshua A. Norton Rally Championship.
11-year-olds roll, advance to title game
With four straight 10-run mercy rule victories under their belts, the Spanish Springs 11-year-old Cal Ripken All-Stars were looking for a fifth as the double elimination bracket began to decide who would be Nevada’s representative at the regional tournament.
Reno clips Rainiers, 6-2
Reno scored four runs in the seventh inning — highlighted by a three-run double by David Winfree — to roll to a come-from-behind 6-2 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers Sunday at Cheney Stadium.
Spanish Springs 9-year-olds pick up 2 wins at state
On Day 1 of the state tournament, the Spanish Springs 9-year-old Cal Ripken Baseball All-Stars accomplished the same feat as their 11-year-old counterparts. Although they didn’t dominate at the plate as much, they dominated where it counted — on the scoreboard.
Some people might think of tennis as a ‘country club’ or ‘rich kid’ sport. In many places, access to the sport might be limited to a more affluent population but not in the Rail City.
Frank Sandomenico was named the Spanish Springs volleyball coach in late spring of 2008. At the time, the SSHS volleyball program was a Northern 4A bottom feeder and was one of the school’s few programs that had not earned a regional playoff berth through its first seven years of existence.
Commentary: South rules the roost; don’t expect that to change
In doing research last week for the package of stories that ran in last Sunday’s paper on, more realignment upcoming for high school sports in the Silver State, I talked to more than one coach who was frustrated. However, I felt the pain specifically in the gripe of Bishop Manogue boys basketball coach Bill Ballinger.
Bees take series finale with Aces, 11-9
A ballpark record 9,580 fans saw the Aces roar back from an early deficit Sunday night, but Reno couldn’t hold on to a slim one-run lead, dropping an 11-9 decision to the Salt Lake Bees in the series finale at Aces Ballpark.