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Cougars optimistic about new spring season
Spanish Springs High School has had some great baseball teams since it opened its doors in the fall of 2001. The Cougars won regional titles in 2005 and 2011, but SSHS has yet to put itself among northern Nevada's consistent elite.
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Reed wrestling coach Barraza steps down to pursue education,...
For four years, former Reed standout wrestler Dan Barraza has been leading the wrestling program at the east Sparks school. After this season, he felt it was time to take time off.
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Reed softball must mesh veteran players with inexperience
The Reed softball team has historically been one of northern Nevada’s premier programs. This year, fans will get to see if the Raiders can reload after losing five senior starters that helped lead the team to the state tournament last spring.
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Enthusiasm up in Sparks softball ranks
The Sparks softball squad claimed four victories a year ago to go along with over 20 losses, but is there a change in tide coming to the oldest Rail City school?
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Railroaders eager to get back on baseball diamond
Last season, the Sparks High School baseball team entered the final week of its season holding a 14-5 record overall and an 8-1 Mount Rose League mark with a chance to secure a league title and No.1 seed in the postseason. Unfortunately for the Maroon and Gold, Truckee sent the Railroaders spiraling into the playoffs with a three-game sweep. Sparks then dropped a pair of 4-1 and 4-2 decisions to Elko in the first round of the playoffs to end i...
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Reed baseball looks to build on last year
For over 25 straight years, the Reed High baseball team made an appearance in the postseason, but never managed to hang a state championship banner on the gym wall. A three-year drought then kept the Raiders out of the postseason until a return to the playoffs last season. Unfortunately, the High Desert League’s No. 7 seed dropped a heartbreaking 7-5 extra-inning loss to Reno in its playoff opener before being eliminated 10-4 against Bishop Ma...
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MX season begins in soggy Sand Box
Area motocross riders began their season this weekend. Hosting the event was the local chapter of the Over The Hill Gang and the venue — the Sand Box — or as it's commonly known, the Fernley Lion's Motocross track.
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Local baseball, softball squads get in preseason scrimmage work
The last Saturday in February marks the first day of spring sports practice and the first Saturday of March is often called 'Scrimmage Saturday.' That's because it is usually the final weekend before teams start non-league play and many coaches use it to get in scrimmages and evaluate their teams after a week of workouts.
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UNLV buries Pack with threes, rolls to eighth-straight rival...
Before the University of Nevada men’s basketball team’s game against UNLV, Wolf Pack guard Malik Story said he couldn’t call the series a rivalry due to the Rebels’ dominance of late over the Pack. Unfortunately for Silver and Blue fans, Nevada did nothing to change Story’s stance Saturday afternoon.
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Prep golfers open season with high hopes
Prep golf squads have lucked out the past couple days with nice weather, but coaches know the warm temperatures and sunny skies this early in the season are fleeting.
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Reed enters contest, hopes to refurbish locker rooms
Reed Athletic Administrator Kevin Taylor does not like what he sees when he has to walk through the locker rooms on the campus of his east Sparks high school. Because of that, Reed's second-year assistant principal is trying to do something about it.
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Empey wins state ADs athletic essay contest
Spencer Empey has racked up plenty of accolades during his high school career. Apparently it's a practice that doesn't get old for the Reed High School senior.
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Quarter auction fundraisers for Sparks, Spanish Springs high...
Those in the Rail City may want to start emptying out their piggy banks and turning their pockets inside out because the quarter auctions for both Sparks and Spanish Springs High School are just around the corner.
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Boys all-league hoop honors announced
All three Rail City schools represented well in postseason awards
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Building a culture of wrestlers
Tucked away in a small room at Shaw Middle School well after most kids have retreated to their homes for the night, a group of boys circle a wrestling mat, watching intently as their coaches walk through a new move. The youngsters then try their hand at the move, working through an endless cycle of attempts as they strive to perfect their craft with the Spanish Springs Wrestling Kids Club.
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Girls basketball all-league honors announced
When the Indianapolis Colts went 2-14 after former franchise quarterback Peyton Manning missed the entire 2011-12 season due to injury, some half-jokingly suggested he should win the MVP due to how awful the Colts were without him -- proving how valuable he really was.
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Off-road passion leads to business
Samco Fabrication is a small business specializing in off road, rock crawling and desert racing. Owner Sam Cothrun caught the off-road racing bug when he attended Wooster High School.
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Spring sports officially get underway
With the lights in local basketball gyms turned off and wrestling mats rolled up, Rail City prep athletes are now taking to baseball and softball diamonds, as well as lacing up their track shoes. Saturday marked the first official day of practice for the spring sports and everyone was excited to get back on the field, even if the weather did not quite resemble the spring months.
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Reed baseball opens season with familiar face as new head coach
When spring sports practice opened up Saturday, the Reed baseball team started a new era. Or more like a new old era.
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Wolf Pack cannot keep pace at San Diego State
Coming off a demoralizing overtime loss at home against Fresno State, the Nevada men’s basketball was looking for a bounce back effort at San Diego State Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately for the Wolf Pack, the Aztecs dashed those hopes with a 88-75 victory.
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