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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hot Topics: Northern 4A AD's face tough scheduling decisions
The Northern 4A’s top athletic officials have some tough decisions to make this spring. The conference’s athletic directors and athletic administrators met Monday at their bi-monthly meeting and are still scrambling to settle on a football league format for the upcoming fall season.
School event promotes health, wellness
When it comes to special events, Shaw Middle School in the Spanish Springs valley is one of the more pro-active middle schools in the Washoe County School. District. Two weeks after hosting a basketball clinic taught by NBA D-League players, the local school hosted Family Fitness Night on its campus Wednesday.
Reed girls cruise by Galena
The Reed girls basketball team treated Tuesday evening’s trip to Galena just as any other game, as it handily took care of business and breezed to an easy 68-40 victory.