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Sparks Centennial builds toward initiative
Last June the Sparks Centennial Little League board put in place its ‘2,017 by 2017’ initiative in hopes of increasing the number of boys and girls playing baseball and softball in the Rail City to over 2,000 by the year 2017. A year into its plan and Centennial is well on its way to reaching its goal.
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Sparks High athletics on right track
The Sparks Railroaders completed their first year as a member of the Division I-A North and the year went well for athletics.
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Reed's Williams taking ACL rehab slow and steady
With members of the Reed High track and field team in Las Vegas last weekend for the Division I State Championships, Gabby Williams welcomed any distraction there was. Luckily her job kept her mind from dwelling on the state meet. Still, the standout RHS basketball and track star couldn’t help but ponder what could have been.
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Nevada Storm revels in first year with IWFL, new home at Spa...
Despite winning their 8-man football regional championship last year, the Nevada Storm was without a home when it started the new season.
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Local athletes earn NIAA’s top honor
Every spring the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association releases its Top 10 Student Athletes of the Year for northern and southern Nevada. Each year that list of standout student athletes seems to top the prior year.
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All-league baseball awards released
This past season both the Reed and Spanish Springs baseball clubs found some success on the diamond. The recently released Division I North All-League selections reflected that success as eight Cougars and seven Raiders took home hardware.
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Sparks softball made big strides in spring season
The Sparks softball team improved on last year’s win total by nine victories and reached the postseason for the first time since 2006.
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Nevada to name Mackay Stadium field after hall of fame coach...
RENO — The University of Nevada, Reno and Wolf Pack Athletics will honor the contributions that former football head coach Chris Ault has made to the athletics program by naming the field at Mackay Stadium after the College Hall of Fame inductee.
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Cougar baseball gets back to winning ways
When the 2012 season wrapped up for the Spanish Springs baseball team without a playoff appearance, the Cougars knew it would be a long offseason spent waiting to redeem themselves. Once back on the field, the Purple and Silver did just that.
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Spanish Springs softball never found groove this season
Early on in the prep softball season, it looked like Spanish Springs would be the team to beat. Through their first 13 games, the Cougars only came on the short end once. That was in the Victory Preseason Tournament against Del Oro of Loomis, Calif.
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Winged warriors invade Fernley
The King of the West Outlaw series visited the Reno/Tahoe/Fernley Speedway this weekend for two days of winged 410-sprint car action. Despite the cool nights the action was hot on the track.
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Where are they now?
Here is a brief synopsis of former Rail City athletes playing spring sports in college.
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Reed girls finish fourth at state track
HENDERSON -- Adriana Newell's hopes of winning a third state title in a single meet were dashed Saturday. The Reed senior, who won the 400m and 200m Friday, fell just short of that goal.
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Newell steals shows on first day of state track
The first day of the NIAA State Track & Field Championships was a good one for Reed High School. The east Sparks school picked up a trio of state titles on Day 1 of the annual spring event.
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Railroaders count 2013 season as a success
When the 2012 season wrapped up for the Sparks High baseball team, head coach Greg Vasko knew there were going to be a lot of holes to fill once the 2013 spring came around. After replacing nine seniors from a year ago and still reaching the postseason, Vasko said he can look back at the Railroaders’ 2013 campaign as an accomplishment for the Maroon and Gold.
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Reed softball sees season end
An offensive drought brought the Reed High softball team's season to an untimely end in the D-1 State Softball Tournament at UNLV Friday night. Reed managed just six hits against Palo Verde's No. 3 pitcher and the result was a 4-1 loss in a losers' bracket battle against the Sunset Region's No. 2 seed.
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Phenix pleased with progression in his first season back
No one really knew what to expect from the Reed baseball squad this season. A year after some considered an underachieving season, longtime coach John Phenix took over the reins again with very little experience returning.
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Reed softball falls in state tourney opener
If you give a good team extra outs on the diamond it almost always come back to bite you. It certainly did Reed in a 5-4 loss to Centennial in the first round of the D-1 State Tournament Thursday night.
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Defense lets Raiders down in state tournament loss
The Reed High softball team learned the hard way that postseason mistakes don't often go unpunished. The Raiders dropped a 5-4 decision to defending state champion Centennial in a first-round state tournament tilt Thursday night and it can lay the blame squarely on its defense.
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Manogue makes history to win boys golf state championship
Entering the second and final day of the Division I State Boys Golf Tournament at Sierra Sage Golf Course, the hopes of a northern team grabbing a state championship looked slim. Bishop Manogue sat in fourth place, 19 shots behind first place Foothill, while Reno was in sixth in a 35-shot hole. Then the Miners etched their names in the record books.
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