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SSHS girls open tourney with lopsided loss
The Cougars didn’t get any favors, opening a Winter Break tournament at Marina High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. against a traditional power.
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Wolf Pack flops in Hawaii Bowl
It was billed as a battle between two of the most balanced and prolific offenses in the nation. The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl turned into a ‘snoozefest’ for almost the entire 60 minutes.
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Teams gear up for winter break
The Christmas break has arrived for northern Nevada’s high schools. The prep basketball teams at those schools are choosing to use the time away from the classroom in different ways. While some hoop programs are using the down time to get in some extended practice time, others will play a game or two over break.
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Hawaii Bowl pits Nevada, No. 22 So. Mississippi
HONOLULU — As if being 5,500 miles from Hattiesburg and having Waikiki beach as a backyard wasn’t enough, Conference USA champion Southern Mississippi had to deal with even more distractions.
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Cougars run by Panthers, 70-37
RENO — The Spanish Springs girls basketball team is red hot to start its winter campaign. That’s evident by its 10-2 start that includes five league wins in six tries. Both marks are the best in the program’s 11-year history.
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North Valleys downs Spanish Springs, picks up first win
RENO — It’s been a rough early go of it in league play for the Spanish Springs boys basketball team. Many around northern Nevada expected the Cougars to be among the best teams in the region this winter, but the SSHS cagers have not given those prognosticators any reason to believe that’s the case four weeks into the season.
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Reed takes two from McQueen
During the Reed boys basketball team’s short three-game winning streak to start the Northern 4A league schedule, the Raiders haven’t had to play from behind very often.
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Nevada never trails in win over Portland
RENO — Dario Hunt had 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead Nevada over Portland 78-60 on Thursday.
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Cougars beat up Hawks, Reed falls to No. Valleys
The Spanish Springs wrestling team had a night that was as close to perfect as it may over get. The Cougars crushed Hug, 83-0, in a High Desert League dual meet Wednesday night at SSHS.
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Spanish Springs girls collect rare win at Galena
The Spanish Springs girls basketball team picked up a 58-46 win at Galena Tuesday night ... And it had been a long time coming. It was the Cougars’ first win at GHS in 10 tries and just the Sparks school’s third win ever against Galena in 21 matchups.
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Raiders ride Colts to sweep
Reed basketball fans have been patiently waiting to watch their teams come home to the east Sparks school and host some varsity hoops actions. They got their wish Tuesday night and the Raiders did not disappoint.
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Sparks boys dismantle Portola
It would have been easy for the Sparks Railroaders to let down a bit Tuesday. Afterall, the SHS hoopsters had just won their Rail City Classic tournament for the first time last weekend, stringing three straight wins together.
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Reed wrestlers impress at TOC
Many of the top high school wrestlers in the country flocked to northern Nevada last weekend for the annual mid-December Tournament of Champions hosted at the Reno Livestock Events Center.
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Northern Nevada native is X-Games champ
Matt Buyten typifies what a “Daring Young Man on a Flying Machine” is but flies a motorcycle in the world of Freestyle Motocross.
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Sparks wins Classic
Three years ago, Sparks High brought the Rail City Classic boys basketball tournament back to existence. For years, Reed and Sparks co-hosted the annual preseason event but it went into hiatus after coaching changes at both schools.
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Reed's Moore announces college plans
The dream of playing college sports is coming true for another Rail City athlete. Reed High School senior Makaela Moore made her plans to play softball beyond her high school career official Friday afternoon.
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Reed girls dispense of Reno
The Reed girls basketball team ripped through its northern Nevada foes a year ago. Friday night was going to show if a repeat performance was a likelihood this winter.
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SSHS girls pull away in fourth quarter at McQueen; boys rall...
RENO — Some poor decision-making and a lack of execution in the third quarter nearly cost the Spanish Springs Cougars a victory. In the end, it was those same two areas where the SSHS squad shined and pulled away for a 58-45 triumph in girls prep basketball action Friday night.
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Sparks boys advance to Classic title game
It might have been the guests on the scoreboard, but the Sparks boys basketball team felt right at home in the Brickhouse Friday night as it continued its trek through the Rail City Classic.
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Railroaders Roll
With four games on the slate for the opening day of the Rail City Classic at Sparks High, Maroon and Gold fans had to wait until the very end of the day to watch what they wanted to see.
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