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Cougars coaches pleased with progress
Coming off a heartbreaking loss to Carson in the first round of the 2011-2012 playoffs, the Spanish Springs girls basketball team was eager to get back on to the court this past November. The enthusiasm and determination showed early on for the Lady Cougars.
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Sparks has reasons to be proud this basketball season
The season for the Sparks girls basketball team started off rocky with a 53-9 loss to North Valleys in the season opener and then the dismissal of head coach Tony Shaw prior to the second game of the season.
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Hug boys, Reno girls eager to tip off state basketball tourn...
A year ago, the Bishop Gorman boys basketball team featured nine players that went on to play college basketball or football. It may have been the most talented team in state history. The Gaels squad drubbed North champion Hug 90-51 in the state championship game.
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Reed basketball programs look forward to next season
It was never a guarantee that the Reed girls basketball team would repeat as state champions or even Northern Region champions. But over halfway through the league season, it was looking pretty good for the Raiders.
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Pack left looking for answers after unraveling late against ...
With his tie undone and a weathered look drawn across his face, a fed up David Carter sat down for his post-game interview with anger raging in his eyes. Unfortunately, the Nevada men’s basketball coach had no answers following the performance of his team Tuesday night.
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Desert Fox scores victory at Nightingale
Great weather, not too warm or cool but with a wind greeted the big bike racers of the MRANN series as they began their season. Once again the Trail Blazers kicked off the season with the 15th Annual Sahwave Hare and Hound event.
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Reno girls win D-I North championship
CARSON CITY -- The Reno Huskies girls basketball team is beginning to look like it has two gears, cruise control and light speed. For the second straight night in the Division I North region Tournament, Reno turned a close contest through two and a half quarters into a lopsided win.
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Hug overtakes Carson, captures North boys hoops crown
CARSON CITY - Its hard to win a prep basketball game if you never lead in 32 minutes of regulation play, but that's exactly what the Hug Hawks did in Saturday night's Division I North boys final.
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Skill & Drill
Local youths improving hoop skills at SSHS winter youth clinic
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Spanish Springs season comes to close with regional semifina...
CARSON CITY -- High Desert League rivals Reno and Spanish Springs met for the third time this winter in a Division I North regional semifinal. Unfortunately for Spanish Springs, Friday's postseason affair turned out much like the first two meetings, a double-digit loss with one key stretch that largely sealed the Cougars' losing fate.
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Reed falls short against Manogue, sees season end in regiona...
The season may not have ended the way the Reed girls basketball team wanted it to, but the after losing state player-of-the-year candidate Gabby Williams to a torn ACL injury last month, not many northern Nevada prep basketball fans gave the Raiders much of a chance to compete in the postseason.
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Sparks gives up lead late, watches season end with 52-48 loss
Leading by three with a minute and a half to play, the Sparks boys basketball team found out why it’s sometimes harder to protect a lead rather than to come back from a deficit.
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Reed graduate growing at Nevada
2012 Reed High graduate Nyasha LeSure is getting more court time as the Nevada women's basketball season wears on.
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Raiders need overtime in win over Tigers
Reed girls basketball coach Sara Schopper-Ramirez knew points would be at a premium when she decided to sit two starters due to disciplinary reasons for Wednesday night’s playoff opener against Douglas.
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Terrance leads Cougars past Senators
At the end of the third quarter of the Spanish Springs girls basketball team's playoff game at Carson, the Senators held a 33-32 edge. From the throng of Purple and Silver supporters, the father of SSHS post Laneesha Terrance shouted “Crank up the diesel!” And that’s exactly what the Cougars did.
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Spanish Springs comes up short in playoff opener
Northern Nevada's high school basketball fans could not have picked a bad game to check out if they wanted to attend a first-round playoff affair Tuesday night. The 1,700 or so fans at Spanish Springs certainly got their money's worth in a dramatic postseason clash between the SSHS hoopsters and Carson.
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Sparks advances to semifinals with 53-44 win over Fernley
Sparks took the lead late in the first quarter and never relinquished it, taking down Fernley 53-44 in a first-round D-IA Northern Region boys basketball playoff clash at the Brickhouse.
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Win slips through Raiders' fingers
In the postseason, sometimes playing with a lead can be a daunting task. Trying to protect that lead on the road in front of a raucous crowd can be an even more harrowing mission. Unfortunately for the Reed boys basketball team, it learned that lesson the hard way as it watched Galena steal a 64-60 victory Tuesday night.
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Local boys hoop teams open postseason
As the prep basketball playoffs get set to tip off tonight, all three Rail City boys basketball squads will be looking to extend their seasons.
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Raiders, Cougars prep for girls regional tourney
The Reed and Spanish Springs girls basketball squads are one day away from opening up the D-I Northern Region tournament. One team will stay in the Rail City and the other will hit the road and leave Washoe County.
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