Reed's Gabby Williams blazing her own trail
Last summer, Reed High junior Gabby Williams was invited to the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. Despite being the youngest athlete in any event, Williams out-leapt her years with a jump of 6-feet, 2.25-inches, which vaulted her into a fifth-place finish and took over headlines at the trials. Now Williams is taking over the recruiting trails of many women’s college basketball coaches from all over the country.
Hoopsters ready for stretch run
With the first half of the season behind them, local prep hoops teams are gearing up for the stretch run of their campaigns and a possible run into the postseason.
Putman leading the way for Sparks
Last season the Sparks boys basketball team went into the postseason with high hopes of repeating the state championship run that the 2010 Railroaders made. Unfortunately for the Maroon and Gold, it was bounced out of the playoffs in the first round with a heartbreaking one-point overtime defeat. Now as Sparks prepares for Mount Rose League pod play, the Railroaders’ are gearing up to redeem themselves come postseason. Their prospects will lik...
Fun with the Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters made their annual stop in the Truckee Meadows Tuesday night. The historic hoop team beat up on the Washington Generals at Lawlor Events Center on the University of Nevada campus.
NIAA scraps pods system
When the Division I-A (formerly 3A) went to a pods system, it was meant to cut down on travel expenses as the Northern I-A was divided geographically into three leagues.
Racing is in business owner's blood
Motorsports is very much a family affair where wives, sons and daughters follow husbands, parents or relatives into competition. And the Thorwaldson family is a good example of this.
Nevada struggles, falls to Wyoming
RENO -- The Nevada men's basketball team was trying to win its first Mountain West Conference game in school history Saturday. However, many of the 6,282 in attendance probably thought the Wolf Pack got confused.
Sparks boys pull away in third; girls fall in Dayton
With a return to Mount Rose League play just around the corner, the Sparks boys basketball team wanted to head into the final stretch of the season on a high note. Thanks to a stout defensive performance and a key third quarter, the Railroaders did just that.
Defense keys Raiders' win over Manogue
When most teams prep for the Reed boys basketball team, they probably focus on the Raiders’ high-speed offense. While Reed’s up-tempo game is what it is most known for, the Raiders also boast an in-your-face defense. Unfortunately for visiting Bishop Manogue, that defense was on full display Friday night.
New era of Nevada football
RENO -- Brian Polian officially became the 26th head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team Friday afternoon at Legacy Hall where he gave his inaugural address to members of the media.
Hard work paying off for Reed's Trae Wells
When the Reed boys basketball team had its season ended last year in the Division I North semi-finals against Douglas, then-sophomore Trae Wells made a decision. Day after day in the spring, Wells hit the hardwood and the weight room, determined to improve for the season eight months away. Ever since, that decision has paid dividends for the Raiders.
Spanish Springs girls run by McQueen
RENO -- The Spanish Springs girls basketball team played liked a squad that was hungry for a win. The Cougars had not picked up a victory in nine days. Granted, they had only played one game in that stretch but it was an emotional 52-48 road loss to rival Bishop Manogue.
McQueen upsets Spanish Springs
RENO -- Points have come at a premium most of the season for the McQueen Lancers. But on Tuesday night, McQueen got scoring balance and contributions from its bench en route to upsetting Spanish Springs 65-58 in a High Desert League boys prep basketball battle.