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.
Reed athletes announce college plans
Wednesday was all about girl power at Reed High School. Three of the east Sparks school’s top student-athletes, all females, signed national letters-of-intent to continue playing their favorite sports beyond high school.
Winter prep sports programs tip off official practice
If it’s mid-November, that means winter athletic programs at Nevada’s high schools have begun practice for a fast-approaching season. Sparks schools Reed and Spanish Springs have Northern 4A League games on their Opening Night, Nov. 29. Sparks, a Northern 3A member has games that same week.
Cougars take HDL's top honors
The Reed volleyball team stole all the postseason thunder, but Spanish Springs’ success during the regular season was not ignored when the High Desert League coaches voted for all-league postseason awards.
Racers rip Fernley sandbox
On Sunday, the Over the Hill Gang club hosted round 7 of SMRA’s Nevada State Championship MX series. And for the final time this year, the Lion’s Motocross Track echoed with the sounds of racing.
Reed rips Spanish Springs, 48-16
The Reed Raiders opened the Northern 4A football playoffs in fine fashion Friday night. Reed scored the first 34 points of its postseason opener and cruised to a 48-16 regional quarterfinal triumph at home over cross-town rival Spanish Springs.
Railroaders revved up for state tournament
If the 3A State Soccer Tournament were a wedding, the Sparks Railroaders would be getting quite familiar with the role of bridesmaid. Sparks usually makes the wedding party, but never walks off into the sunset with the top honor.
Here We Go Again: Reed, Spanish Springs football open playof...
It’s rare in organized football for teams to play back-to-back games against each other. However, that is indeed the case this week as Reed and Spanish Springs face off in the first round of the Northern 4A regional playoffs — after meeting on the gridiron in both schools’ regular season finale just seven days ago.
Ten days ago, not many who follow northern Nevada prep volleyball would have picked Reed to win a regional title. Perennial Northern 4A powers Reno and Manogue would have been much safer picks. Even league runners-up Galena and Spanish Springs looked like they had the potential to maybe get hot for a few days and win the needed three straight playoff victories to hoist a regional banner.