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.
Sparks girls fall in season opener
The 2011-2012 Sparks girls basketball season tipped off Saturday afternoon, but the Railroaders are already looking ahead to their next game after losing 67-25 to visiting North Valleys.
Reed football set for North final, adapts to short turnaround
Local coaches often talk about trying to stay true to their practice and game routine during the annual fall high school football season. Reed and Carson meet in the Northern 4A championship game today at 12:15 p.m. at Mackay Stadium but their preparations leading up to the title tilt over the past eight days have been anything but routine.
Single mom loves desert racing
Now that the racing season has ended its time for competitors to relax and take stock of the year’s efforts. It’s been a good year for Kari Cashen as she achieved one goal in winning a championship, and to add some icing on her cake, won an international contest that came with some great prizes.
Louisiana Tech rallies to stun Nevada
Like the flames of a raging fire the Wolf Pack started out strong, controlling every aspect of the game against visiting Louisiana Tech — for the first 51 minutes of its game. The final nine minutes were a disaster.
Local athletes garner awards
The High Desert League’s postseason soccer awards list was released this week and a handful of Sparks-area athletes gave the list plenty of local flavor. Seven Reed and six Spanish Springs players are taking home all-league certificates after standout fall seasons.
Reed football hosts Douglas in North semifinal
Many coaches and prep football fans around Northern Nevada tabbed Reed as the favorite to win a regional title this fall. The Raiders are 10-1 and riding a 10-game winning streak, having already won a regular season league title and a first-round playoff game.
Nevada shoots down Pacific
Monday night, the Nevada Wolf Pack men’s basketball team dropped its second straight game, remaining winless on the young season. However, the loss is not what the team took from the 71-67 defeat to its rival UNLV. Instead, the Wolf Pack carried with it the way in which it finished the game, nearly rallying from 18 points down with just over six minutes left in the game.
Local standouts honored
There was plenty of talent around the Rail City this season on the soccer pitch. Four boys soccer players from the three Sparks high schools earned some of the top awards for their respective leagues.