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Prep golfers open season with high hopes
Prep golf squads have lucked out the past couple days with nice weather, but coaches know the warm temperatures and sunny skies this early in the season are fleeting.
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Reed enters contest, hopes to refurbish locker rooms
Reed Athletic Administrator Kevin Taylor does not like what he sees when he has to walk through the locker rooms on the campus of his east Sparks high school. Because of that, Reed's second-year assistant principal is trying to do something about it.
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Empey wins state ADs athletic essay contest
Spencer Empey has racked up plenty of accolades during his high school career. Apparently it's a practice that doesn't get old for the Reed High School senior.
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Quarter auction fundraisers for Sparks, Spanish Springs high...
Those in the Rail City may want to start emptying out their piggy banks and turning their pockets inside out because the quarter auctions for both Sparks and Spanish Springs High School are just around the corner.
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Boys all-league hoop honors announced
All three Rail City schools represented well in postseason awards
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Building a culture of wrestlers
Tucked away in a small room at Shaw Middle School well after most kids have retreated to their homes for the night, a group of boys circle a wrestling mat, watching intently as their coaches walk through a new move. The youngsters then try their hand at the move, working through an endless cycle of attempts as they strive to perfect their craft with the Spanish Springs Wrestling Kids Club.
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Girls basketball all-league honors announced
When the Indianapolis Colts went 2-14 after former franchise quarterback Peyton Manning missed the entire 2011-12 season due to injury, some half-jokingly suggested he should win the MVP due to how awful the Colts were without him -- proving how valuable he really was.
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Off-road passion leads to business
Samco Fabrication is a small business specializing in off road, rock crawling and desert racing. Owner Sam Cothrun caught the off-road racing bug when he attended Wooster High School.
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Spring sports officially get underway
With the lights in local basketball gyms turned off and wrestling mats rolled up, Rail City prep athletes are now taking to baseball and softball diamonds, as well as lacing up their track shoes. Saturday marked the first official day of practice for the spring sports and everyone was excited to get back on the field, even if the weather did not quite resemble the spring months.
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Reed baseball opens season with familiar face as new head coach
When spring sports practice opened up Saturday, the Reed baseball team started a new era. Or more like a new old era.
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Wolf Pack cannot keep pace at San Diego State
Coming off a demoralizing overtime loss at home against Fresno State, the Nevada men’s basketball was looking for a bounce back effort at San Diego State Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Wolf Pack, the Aztecs dashed those hopes with a 88-75 victory.
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Reno takes down Gorman for girls state title
Most fans of girls prep basketball around the state knew the Reno Huskies had plenty of weapons going into the winter season. Some thought the RHS gang was the best team in the state.
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Spanish Springs resident provides a little bit of everything...
Shalen Shaw went to Shaw Middle School in Spanish Springs and enrolled at Spanish Springs, even going to the Sparks-area high school for the first two weeks of freshman year.
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Silver State's athletic administrators meet in Vegas
Friends and colleagues from across the Silver State annually meet at Nevada's state basketball tournament, which rotates between Las Vegas and Reno. Some meet for fun and others meet out of professional necessity.
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Spanish Springs boys basketball starts youth developmental l...
This season the Spanish Springs boys basketball team achieved a number of milestones in program history. After working its way to the second seed in the High Desert League, the Cougars earned the right to host their first ever playoff game. Now SSHS is accomplishing another first for the program.
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Sparks resident helps lead Reno High girls basketball on sid...
Yvette Harding won 76 games in a row as a girls basketball player at Reno High in the early 1980s. While she used to help the Huskies win games on the court, now she's helping them win games from the sideline.
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Reno girls knock off Centennial in state semis
The Reno High girls basketball team has played perennial state power Centennial five times in the last two seasons. Centennial is probably starting to wish it never saw Reno in the postseason.
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Gorman ends Hug's season
After getting blown out and outclassed on the hardwood by Bishop Gorman in last year's state title tilt, the Hug Hawks were looking to earn some respect in a Division I state tournament semifinal rematch Thursday night at the Orleans Arena.
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Sparks could use arena like the Orleans
In 2005 the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, the state's governing body for high school sports, started to alternate the state basketball tournament yearly between northern and southern Nevada venues. That came after nearly 20 straight years of state tournaments at Lawlor Events Center on the UNR campus.
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Cougars coaches pleased with progress
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Carson in the first round of the 2011-2012 playoffs, the Spanish Springs girls basketball team was eager to get back on to the court this past November. The enthusiasm and determination showed early on for the Lady Cougars.
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