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McQueen upsets Spanish Springs
RENO -- Points have come at a premium most of the season for the McQueen Lancers. But on Tuesday night, McQueen got scoring balance and contributions from its bench en route to upsetting Spanish Springs 65-58 in a High Desert League boys prep basketball battle.
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Sparks boys win, girls fall
Through the first 14 minutes of the Sparks boys basketball team's home game against Fernley Tuesday night, neither side was able to create any separation. While almost the entirety of the first half did not help clarify the superior team, the final 120 seconds before halftime proved to be the deciding factor.
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Reed sweeps hoops action at North Valleys
The Reed boys basketball team looked like a yo-yo in a High Desert League clash with North Valleys Tuesday night. One minute the Raiders looked impressive and the next they couldn’t get out of their own way.
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Desert Fox rules once again
After seeing the need for a desert motorcycle racing series, business partners Dennis Belingheri and Paul Ziegler started the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada, or MRANN as its known. This is an umbrella group that sanctions races staged by member clubs.
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SSHS wrestlers third at Sparks Invitational; Raiders, Railro...
All three Rail City high schools entered wrestling teams in the Sparks Invitational and all three snared Top 10 finishes. Unfortunately for Sparks-area wrestling fans, none of the local schools captured the top prize.
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Reed falls short in 2OT marathon at Douglas
After 32 minutes of play, regulation wasn’t enough between the Reed boys basketball team and Douglas. Neither was a single overtime period in the Division I North crossover league match. Needing a second overtime, Douglas outlasted the Raiders and grabbed 75-67 double-overtime victory at home Saturday afternoon.
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Elko drops Sparks boys, 65-51; Lady Railroaders fall by 50
Sparks senior Keiffer Putman got off to a hot start at Elko Saturday, but the Sparks boys basketball squad cooled off after the first quarter and it was the Indians’ game as the hosts secured a 65-51 victory.
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Defying the Odds and Gravity
One after another, a group of kids sprint down the pole vault runway at the ‘Jump N Shout’ facility, plant their pole into the ground and launch themselves skyward over the bar. As each person takes his or her turn, 13-year-old Makayla Linebarger stands shyly at the back of the line. Once it is her turn, her timid exterior vanishes.
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Sparks boys bury Spring Creek
The Sparks Railroaders put themselves to the test in their early season schedule for nights, exactly like Friday night. By tuning themselves up with games against Division I opponents, the Railroaders were able to take care of business against one of their own Division I-A schools, beating Spring Creek 69-34 for their first league victory. Sparks raced out to an early 7-0 lead and never looked back as Keiffer Putman made three 3-pointers and s...
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Spring Creek girls steam past Railroaders
SPRING CREEK — Starting Friday night's game without two of its regular starters, the Spring Creek girls basketball team had no problems getting off to its best start of the season.
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Manogue shoots down Spanish Springs girls
After a break of 14 days since their last league contests, the Spanish Springs and Bishop Manogue girls basketball teams couldn’t wait until the end of winter break to return to league action. They wouldn’t even wait until the normal 5:15 p.m. start time.
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Cougars pick up tempo against Miners, grab win
With the winter break all but over, the Spanish Springs boys basketball team returned to Division I North action after a two week rest. Despite the time off, the Cougars rang in the new year in style as they started right where they off in a crossover league match at Bishop Manogue Thursday night.
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Cougar on the Prowl
Wrestling consists of three two-minute rounds in which wrestlers go toe-to-toe, trying to out-muscle, out-maneuver and out-think their opponent. After battling through the six minutes that makes up a match, most wrestlers are left beaten and exhausted. Even if the match is ended in the first or second round, wrestlers often are left gulping for air as they drag themselves off the mat. Rarely does a wrestler jog off the mat with a smile on his ...
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Prep hoopsters make most of winter break
There was plenty of prep basketball action going on during winter break. For teams, it wasn’t about wins and losses. It was all about growing as a group and preparing for the upcoming league action.
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Northern Nevada's 2012 racing season complete
This past year's racing was a feast for area motorsports fans. A track that seemed dead was reborn and the next generation of oval track racers got their own series.
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The Perfect Wrestler
The sport of wrestling breeds a different type of athlete. In baseball, a player can get a hit in three out of 10 at-bats and consider it a success. In basketball, a good night for a player is making 50 percent of their shots. Wrestling demands perfection. No matter what level or weight class, every wrestler craves to win each match they go into. And unlike team sports in which defeat is shared with all, the burden falls solely on the lone wre...
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Spanish Springs boys close out Torrey Pines tourney on winni...
The Spanish Springs boys basketball team made sure it was returning to northern Nevada on a winning note by taking down Rancho Bernardo, 57-54, in the finale of the Torrey Pines Holiday Classic.
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Spanish Springs girls drill Desert Oasis, 59-34
Lyndsey Anderson scored 17 points and Riley Holladay chipped in 12 as the Spanish Springs girls basketball team breezed to a 59-34 win over Desert Oasis in the final game for both schools at the Las Vegas Holiday Classic, hosted by Centennial High School.
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Empey defends title on last day of SNC
A handful of Rail City prep wrestlers made it through to the second and final day of the Sierra Nevada Classic, but only one was left standing as the champion of his respective weight class at the end of the day. To no one’s surprise, that was Reed’s Spencer Empey.
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Harloff shoots down Sparks, leads Wooster to 72-58 win
It’s not often that basketball teams get to play the same opponent in back-to-back games. However, the Sparks boys basketball team got the opportunity to use that measuring stick Friday afternoon when it took on Wooster for the second time within a seven-day span.
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