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Reed, SSHS baseball cap sweeps
Reed pitcher Thomas Sertic allowed three doubles that contributed to a pair of Wooster runs in the first two innings Thursday. After that, the Colts managed just an infield hit and Sertic went the distance in a 6-2 Raiders home win to sweep the season series.
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Damonte Ranch softball drills Spanish Springs
The Damonte Ranch Mustangs went into Thursday's afternoon's prep softball battle at Spanish Springs undefeated against northern Nevada opponents. However, a critic could have said the Mustangs hadn't played any of the North's top teams.
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Sparks softball sweeps Incline
The Sparks High softball team traveled to Incline for a Mount Rose League doubleheader Wednesday, returning to the Rail City with a pair of impressive victories, 13-2 and 12-0.
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Cougars standouts sign
The latest crop of Spanish Springs standout student-athletes announced their intentions to continue their athletic careers at the next level Wednesday. Four SSHS female athletes signed national letters of intent at a signing ceremony in the 12th-year school’s large gym foyer.
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Two tracks start their seasons
This weekend saw a pair of tracks begin their racing year. To the east the newly renamed Reno/Tahoe/Fernley Speedway was in action Saturday evening while, on Sunday, Desert Park Raceway saw the Northern Nevada Kart Club begin its points season.
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Spanish Springs golfers win at Sierra Sage, Reed third
RENO -- Mother Nature may not have smiled on the High Desert League's golfers Tuesday but that didn't stop the Spanish Springs boys team from leaving Stead Golf Course sporting nothing but smiles.
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Cougars outlast snow, North Valleys
With snow flurries gusting across the diamond throughout its Division I North contest, the Spanish Springs baseball team was looking for a way to stay warm as it hosted North Valleys on Tuesday. Fortunately, the Cougars caught fire with their bats and starting pitcher Nikk Audenried.
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Reed shuts out Wooster, 11-0
On Tuesday, senior right-hander Mark Nowaczewski looked like the Reed Raiders ace that everyone expected when the baseball season opened.
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Spanish Springs softball comes from behind to win at Bishop ...
The Spanish Springs Cougars pushed across a trio of runs in the final two innings of Tuesday's Division I North crossover league game, helping them come from behind to capture a 5-3 road triumph over Bishop Manogue in prep softball action.
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Miners slam Cougars, 17-14
After nearly three weeks had gone by since playing their Division I North league opener, Spanish Springs and Bishop Manogue concluded their baseball series Monday in grand fashion.
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Sibling rivalry turns into revelry for Reed's Dettling sisters
Growing up, Mary and Megan Dettling had a bit of a rivalry on the softball field. Whether it was seeing who could get more hits in a game or strikeout more opponents, the sisters were always competing, trying to prove their superiority over the other.
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Lady Cougars win tournament
Entering Day 2 of the Reed Easter Softball Tournament, Reed and Spanish Springs looked poised to meet in the championship game as the respective No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. Unfortunately for one squad, they got to watch as the other Rail City team took the tourney title.
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Sparks baseball splits with South Tahoe
The Sparks baseball team split its Saturday doubleheader with South Tahoe in a battle that decided who would have the inside track at a Mount Rose League championship. Unfortunately for the Railroaders, the Vikings had already taken a game in the series, so now the Lake school is a game ahead of Sparks in the standings.
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Sparks softball takes one of two from South Tahoe
Sparks and South Tahoe locked horns for two softball games Saturday and both teams came away on the winning side of things.
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Spanish Springs baseball falls in tourney title tilt
Spanish Springs entered the final day of its spring break baseball tournament shorthanded due to several players going out of town, but that didn’t discourage coach Ben Hofmann.
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Lady Raiders, Cougars open tournament play
Looking to get in some game action over spring break, the Reed and Spanish Springs softball squads kicked off the Reed Easter Tournament with round robin play Friday.
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Happy Camping
Local youths get in some swings at spring break camp
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Senior standout Lucas Jones leading Cougars on diamond
The first time Lucas Jones played baseball was when he was 6 years old. Hitting off of a pitching machine rather than a live pitcher and being coached by his dad, Jones said he fell in love with the sport from Day 1.
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SSHS names new girls hoops coach
When former Spanish Springs girls basketball coach Christine Eckles stepped down at the end of the season in February, it signaled an end to the only era the Cougars had known. Since SSHS opened it doors in 2001, Eckles had been at the helm of the Cougars’ program. Now Spanish Springs begins a new era under a familiar face from the school’s boys basketball team.
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Local softball squads return to diamond after extended break
The Reed and Spanish Springs softball teams have had an extended break over the past week, but come this weekend those squads will be busy from now until the end of the season.
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