Rail City wrestlers set for state tourney
If Reed senior Spencer Empey wants to finish out his high school career with a third straight state championship, he will need to win three more matches this weekend and end the season with a 41-0 record.
Local athletes announce college plans
On Wednesday, high school student athletes from across the nation signed their national letters of intent, declaring where they would be taking their next step in life. For five prep athletes in the Rail City, it was a special day.
SSHS girls dump McQueen
The Spanish Springs Cougars put three players in double figures and rolled to an easy 56-31 romp over McQueen in girls prep basketball action Tuesday night.
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Spanish Springs boys basketball coach Kyle Penney was seen putting a rope into his coaching bag just after the final buzzer sounded Tuesday. It's unclear what the rope was intended for, but if Penney was having thoughts about tying a noose and using it on someone, it would be hard to blame him.
Sparks boys cruise, girls fend off North Tahoe
With one week remaining on the regular season schedule, Sparks boys basketball coach Dan Schreiber said he wanted his team to put together a complete game just in time for the playoffs. On Tuesday night against North Tahoe in a Mount Rose League tilt, the Railroaders began to put the pieces into place.
Raiders sweep Panthers at home
A far cry from a defense-lacking performance at North Valleys, and two offense-free outings this past weekend, the Reed boys basketball team put it all together in its final regular season home game, handling the Panthers, 69-61.
Wolf Pack dropped by New Mexico
The University of Nevada men's basketball team faced yet another tough road test in the Mountain West at New Mexico on Saturday afternoon, and again the Wolf Pack was handed a loss.
Spanish Springs spanked at Hug
An abysmal third period may have cost the Spanish Springs Cougars a chance at a season sweep of league-leading Hug. The SSHS hoopsters managed just four points in the lackluster quarter and were held scoreless through the final 5:11 of the frame.
Cougars blow by Hawks
The Spanish Springs Cougars raced out to a 15-2 lead four minutes into their High Desert League battle at Hug and were never threatened en route to a 71-54 road win in girls prep basketball action Friday night.
Sparks basketball sweeps Whittell on Senior Night
Celebrating its senior players, the Sparks boys basketball team wanted to avoid any setbacks from the emotions of Senior Night when it took the court against Whittell Friday night. Fortunately for the Maroon and Gold, it did just enough to earn a 58-48 victory.
Sparks Centennial looks to grow internally and externally
As the winter cold begins to give way to the warmth of the spring, many children around the Rail City will begin to dust off the bat and glove that have been tucked away since the summer months. For those joining the ranks of Sparks Centennial Little League, there will be some new changes in place once the first pitch is thrown.
Local wrestlers gear up for region championships
After every practice, dual and tournament, Spanish Springs wrestling coach Joe Imelli would gather his team and remind his wrestlers that the focus of their entire season was the Division I Northern Region Championships. Now the Cougars are a mere day away from that culmination.
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McQueen boys basketball coach John Franklin took to his Twitter account a little over a week ago and vented his frustrations with the decision making, appearance and effort of northern Nevada’s prep basketball officials. The NIAA, Nevada’s governing body for high school athletics, responded quickly, saddling Franklin with a one-game suspension.