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From 2006 to 2008 the Reed girls soccer team won three straight Nevada 4A North State Championships, establishing itself as one of the premiere programs in the state’s prep soccer history. Recently however, the Lady Raiders have struggled to return to the peak of the mountain they once ascended. Surprisingly, Reed coach Jason Saville said the team is not focused on achieving that task.
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Spanish Springs blows away Manogue
Nobody told the Manogue Miners to hit the showers early. Still, when the sprinklers on the Spanish Springs football field popped up prematurely and started spraying around before the fourth quarter even wound to end, the Miners probably got the message.
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Yerington dumps Sparks, 58-21
The Sparks High School football team entered its opening game looking for a good start to the 2012 season. Instead, the Railroaders were quickly left searching for answers as the visitors from Yerington dispatched Sparks 58-21 Friday night.
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Logan races past Reed in second half for 40-24 win
It was a one-point game at halftime, but the host James Logan Colts returned the opening kickoff of the second half for a touchdown and they sent the Raiders home on a long drive from Union City, Calif. with a 40-24 loss.
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Reed, SSHS sweep volleyball matches
Reed went down to Sin City for the Las Vegas Invitational and swept its first three matches in the preseason tournament.
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Grizzlies top Aces, 2-0
Daniel Cabrera registered a quality start for the Aces, but a first-inning Fresno home run stood up Friday night in a 2-0 Grizzlies victory over Reno at Aces Ballpark.
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Here We Go Again : Local gridders ready for season openers
It’s finally here, the week high school football fans across the Silver state have been waiting for. After almost nine months of no prep football, Opening Night is here.
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Raiders continue to build on success
The Reed High football program plodded along through the 1980s and ‘90s with a few playoff teams and a rare elite team. Still, for every elite team in that stretch, there was a cellar dweller as well. Reed watched Wooster and McQueen dominate the North year after year during that stretch.
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Spanish Springs ready for fresh start after disastrous ‘11
When Scott Hare took the reins of the Spanish Springs High School football program, the initial inclination was promising for the program. Following Hare’s opening season in 2006 in which the team went winless, the Cougars improved their record each subsequent season. A 4-5 season in 2007 was followed by 6-4 and 7-4 campaigns in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Then as Spanish Springs seemed to be getting closer and closer to reaching the pinnacle...
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McQueen nips Reed for top spot in preseason poll
It probably should not be a surprise that McQueen and Reed sit atop the annual High Desert League coaches poll. The two schools have finished either first and second every year but one since 2003.
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Change is a Virtue : Division 1 North drops one-league forma...
The most vocal group about the downsides of a one-league system and playing league games from opening night in the Northern 4A the past two school years has been the basketball coaches.
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Veteran Vasquez leads young Railroaders into new campaign
It’s been three years in the making and now it’s time for Geo Vasquez to shine. With two years as Sparks’ quarterback under his belt, Vasquez is ready to lead a very young team this fall.
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Soccer squads gear up for new season
Last year the Sparks High School boys soccer team prevailed over the 3A en route to a state title. Now, as the Railroaders get set to take the pitch and defend their crown, head coach Frank Avilla says this year’s squad may be better.
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Fresno tops Aces, 4-3
Trevor Bauer struck out nine and dealt a quality start for the Aces Wednesday night, but Fresno pushed across an unearned run in the eighth inning to escape with a 4-3 victory over Reno in the series opener at Aces Ballpark.
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Spikers set for season
The Reed volleyball team got hot at the right time last fall. Entering the playoffs as the High Desert League’s third seed, the Raiders stunned their way to a Northern 4A championship and a runner-up finish at the state tournament.
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Aces fall to Rainiers in finale, 14-5
Josh Bell homered twice for the Aces Tuesday night, but the Tacoma Rainiers ran away with a 14-5 victory over Reno in the series finale at Cheney Stadium.
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Bell's homer seals comeback victory for Reno
The Aces trailed by five runs early, but a five-run fifth inning tied it and a Josh Bell homer in the seventh capped the comeback effort, as Reno earned a 6-5 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers at Cheney Stadium.
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Crashing and banging plague 95A and American Valley Speedways
This past week has seen two races, at two different tracks, marked by many cautions, crashes and wild racing. Saturday’s show, 95A Speedway in Fernley was no exception.
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Rainiers top Aces 4-3
The Aces scratched across a run in the first and led for most of the afternoon, but three Tacoma home runs Sunday afternoon lifted the Rainiers to a 4-3 victory over Reno at Cheney Stadium.
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Scrimmage Saturday
The Friday night lights are set to turn on in five days, and with the season on the brink all three Rail City gridiron squads hit the field on Saturday for preseason scrimmages to try and work out some kinks before opening kickoff.
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