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Cougars maul Huskies, Reed downs McQueen
One of the goals for the Spanish Springs wrestling team heading into this season was to win the High Desert League championship. The Cougars accomplished just that, capturing their fifth consecutive league crown with a 78-6 victory over Reno Thursday night, which also marked their 30th straight High Desert League dual win.
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Reed's Silva, Triplett sign letters of intent
High school athletes across the nation signed letters of intent Wednesday with plans of continuing their careers on the field and court. Two Reed student-athletes were among that group.
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Spanish Springs duo makes college plans official
Wednesday’s winter Signing Day day saw a pair of Spanish Springs athletes make their college athletic plans official.
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Reed runs by Damonte Ranch
The first 16 minutes of Reed and Damonte Ranch’s Northern 4A league crossover boys basketball clash didn’t decide anything other than those two teams were tightly matched.
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Reed girls pull away from Damonte Ranch
The Damonte Ranch girls basketball team, winless in league games this winter, had ambitions of handing Reed its first league loss of the season and first loss to a Northern Nevada opponent in the past two seasons.
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Cougar boys knock off visiting Senators
A nearly eight-minute scoreless stretch that bridged the first and second periods proved costly for the Carson Senators. In that span, Spanish Springs reeled off 18 straight points and used it as a catalyst to a 50-34 Northern 4A crossover league win at home in boys prep basketball action Tuesday.
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Spanish Springs girls overcome Carson
The Spanish Springs girls basketball team used essentially two quarters to eek out a Northern 4A crossover league win over Carson, holding on for a 48-42 victory Tuesday evening.
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Sparks boys win at Incline, girls fall short
Last week the Sparks boys basketball team lost a nailbiter to Incline when the Highlanders came to the Rail City and walked away with a 51-50 victory that was sealed by a pair of free throws with 6.8 seconds left on the clock.
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Garcia’s gutsy play earns him new coach’s respect
Sparks senior Erik Garcia might not be the fastest or the tallest player on the basketball court. He might not pour in 20 points a night, although he has that capability.
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Shawn Natenstedt — Nevada’s NASCAR champ
Last year, the Reno-Fernley Raceway joined NASCAR’S Whelen All American Series. When the season ended, Fernley resident Shawn Natenstedt not only captured the track championship, but also claimed the state NASCAR title.
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SSHS grad continues her hoop dreams as she battles knee prob...
Three years ago, Jordan Rogers was heading into her senior season of basketball at Spanish Springs High School as the Player of the Year in the High Desert League and the Northern 4A, as well as a McDonald’s All-American nominee. Rogers did not spend her final season with the Cougars scoring heaps of points or leading her team though.
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Faith Based: Former Nevada standout speaks at local church a...
This season new life was breathed into the San Francisco 49ers organization as it went on a run deep into the playoffs before falling to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship game. For former Nevada quarterback Colin Kaepernick, drafted in the second round of the 2011 draft by the Niners, he is still absorbing it all.
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Commentary: To count or not to count, that is the question
There are a few occasions where Northern 4A athletic directors would be well suited to better listen to their coaches about prep sports issues. After all, the coaches are the ones working with the student athletes on a daily basis.
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Sparks boys bury Truckee, girls fall in one-sided affair
A loss at Truckee Friday night would have severely damaged the Railroaders' hopes of reaching the postseason. The Maroon and Gold wasn't about to let that happen.
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Spanish Springs girls erupt after halftime, run over McQueen
The McQueen girls basketball team looked like it was in handcuffs throughout the second half of its conference clash at Spanish Springs Friday night. The SSHS squad certainly put its guests on lockdown in the final two quarters with some stellar defense en route to a 63-33 romp in the High Desert League affair.
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Reed boys too much for Reno
The Reed boys basketball team faced off against High Desert League rival Reno for the second time this week. A 65-58 Reed win meant the east Sparks school completed the sweep of the season series.
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Reed girls outlast Reno in battle of perennial Northern 4A p...
The Reno girls basketball team learned two things Friday night. Reed is beatable, but you also have to find a way to get sophomore point guard Gabby Williams out of the game if you want to pick up a ‘W’ against the reigning Northern 4A champions.
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SSHS boys earn split with McQueen
The Spanish Springs Cougars dug themselves an early hole in league play, dropping four of their first five conference clashes. But the SSHS crew did not hold a pity party. In fact, it's become one of the hottest teams in the Northern 4A.
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Incline boys sink Sparks with late free throws
Incline senior Patrick Murray was nearly unstoppable in the first quarter. Fellow seniors Jordan Wright and Mitch Gehring picked up the slack in the second half.
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Third-quarter drought proves costly for Sparks girls
The Sparks girls basketball team came out for its game Thursday night like a team on a mission. Unfortunately for the Railroaders, that mission only lasted the opening half as Sparks was outscored 26-4 in the third quarter, blowing a nine-point halftime lead en route to a 47-41 Mount Rose League loss to Incline.
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