Hot, dry-slick racing adds challenge
Summer weather, coupled with a dry wind, made racing at Rattlesnake Raceway a challenging affair for the drivers on Saturday night, and a busy water truck driver. The result was very slick conditions, with little grip, during the heat races.
River Cats clip Aces, 8-3
Tony Abreu stretched his hitting streak to a career-long and franchise-high-tying 17 games Saturday night, but the Reno Aces dropped the series opener to the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field, 8-3.
Gridiron Finale: Local players enjoy final prep football game
After the final seconds ticked off the clock at the 2011 Sertoma Classic All-Star Football game Friday night at the University of Nevada’s Mackay Stadium, Spanish Springs football coach Scott Hare said the short week of practice helped his Silver squad emerge victorious 14-3 over the Blue team.
Football for Charity
Some of the state’s top athletes are gearing up for their last high school football game. That’s because the Sertoma Classic will get underway tonight. This weekend’s contest is the 30th annual all-star football game, hosted each June by the Sparks Sertoma Club.
Aces get by 51s, 8-7
In the battle of southpaws, Reno starting pitcher Zach Kroenke was hoping to erase the bitter taste of Wednesday’s blowout loss to inter-state rival Las Vegas. It didn’t play out that way, but the Aces would take it as the 51’s bullpen imploded late. That let the home team rally for an 8-7 win.
Early offense leads 51s over Aces
For a good part of Wednesday’s afternoon’s Pacific Coast League contest, it looked like the Reno Aces were in for the worst loss in franchise history. Reno avoided its worst loss ever but its fate remained the same as it still got saddled with a lopsided defeated.
Aces cruise to 13-6 romp over 51s
RENO — A four-hit effort for Konrad Schmidt, two homers by Cody Ransom and runs in each of the first six innings lifted the Reno Aces to a 13-6 victory over the Las Vegas 51s Tuesday in the series opener at Aces Ballpark.
Scott Hare took over the Spanish Springs football program in 2006. After a winless initial season, the program saw its win total increase three straight years. Additionally, he has guided the SSHS gridders into the postseason in each of the last two years after the local school had suffered through a six-year postseason drought.
Wolf Pack receiver wounded in shooting
RENO — Nevada starting wide receiver Brandon Wimberly was shot and seriously wounded during a fight between a group of his football teammates and another group early Saturday in downtown Reno.
Kayla Roundy has not gotten to take the easy stroll on life’s yellow brick road. The 22-year-old Sparks native has dealt with more adversity than most her age. Despite navigating through some tough times, she’s in a pretty good place now.