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Sparks boys run past Truckee, girls fall
No matter how many Truckee boys basketball players circled the hoop in search of a rebound, the ball always seemed to find the hands of a Sparks player. That is how the day went for the Wolverines as from the opening tip the Railroaders were never threatened.
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Reno boys rally past Reed in overtime
The Reed boys basketball team is much improved since it opened the season with a 13-point home loss to Reno. The Raiders, who had won three league games in a row, got their chance at revenge Saturday afternoon.
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Spanish Springs boys, girls dispatch North Valleys
The Spanish Springs Cougars got a much-needed win Saturday afternoon, pulling away in the fourth quarter for a 68-49 road win at North Valleys in a High Desert League boys prep basketball battle.
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Nevada tops Fresno State for first MWC win
The Nevada mens basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak, including two straight losses to start Mountain West Conference play, at Fresno State Saturday night as the Wolf Pack won 68-61.
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Reed rallies in fourth quarter to overtake Spanish Springs
The Reed Raiders finally found some offense in the fourth quarter. The RHS crew was limited to 32 points through three quarters, but exploded for 28 in the fourth. The late onslaught helped Reed pull out a 60-55 High Desert League home win over cross-town rival Spanish Springs in boys prep basketball action Friday night.
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Reed rolls over Spanish Springs in girls hoops
The Reed girls basketball team knew this weekend would be the most difficult 24-hour span of its league schedule, facing two potential regional semifinalists on back-to-back days.
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Sparks sweeps Whittell as girls get first win
For the Sparks girls basketball team, success on the court has been hard to find as the Railroaders had yet to notch a mark in the win column thus far this season. Even without a ‘W,’ Sparks coach Frank Avilla remained optimistic about the prospects for his young team. On Friday night, the Maroon and Gold backed up that optimism.
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Reed's Gabby Williams blazing her own trail
Last summer, Reed High junior Gabby Williams was invited to the U.S. Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore. Despite being the youngest athlete in any event, Williams out-leapt her years with a jump of 6-feet, 2.25-inches, which vaulted her into a fifth-place finish and took over headlines at the trials. Now Williams is taking over the recruiting trails of many women’s college basketball coaches from all over the country.
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Hoopsters ready for stretch run
With the first half of the season behind them, local prep hoops teams are gearing up for the stretch run of their campaigns and a possible run into the postseason.
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Former Reed, Sp. Springs standouts sign D-1 letters
Two years in school and a few miles of road separated them when Broc Westlake and Luke Arciniega were wreaking havoc on opposing offenses during their high school football careers as standout linebackers.
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Putman leading the way for Sparks
Last season the Sparks boys basketball team went into the postseason with high hopes of repeating the state championship run that the 2010 Railroaders made. Unfortunately for the Maroon and Gold, it was bounced out of the playoffs in the first round with a heartbreaking one-point overtime defeat. Now as Sparks prepares for Mount Rose League pod play, the Railroaders’ are gearing up to redeem themselves come postseason. Their prospects will lik...
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Fun with the Globetrotters
The Harlem Globetrotters made their annual stop in the Truckee Meadows Tuesday night. The historic hoop team beat up on the Washington Generals at Lawlor Events Center on the University of Nevada campus.
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NIAA scraps pods system
When the Division I-A (formerly 3A) went to a pods system, it was meant to cut down on travel expenses as the Northern I-A was divided geographically into three leagues.
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Racing is in business owner's blood
Motorsports is very much a family affair where wives, sons and daughters follow husbands, parents or relatives into competition. And the Thorwaldson family is a good example of this.
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Nevada struggles, falls to Wyoming
RENO -- The Nevada men's basketball team was trying to win its first Mountain West Conference game in school history Saturday. However, many of the 6,282 in attendance probably thought the Wolf Pack got confused.
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Sparks boys pull away in third; girls fall in Dayton
With a return to Mount Rose League play just around the corner, the Sparks boys basketball team wanted to head into the final stretch of the season on a high note. Thanks to a stout defensive performance and a key third quarter, the Railroaders did just that.
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Defense keys Raiders' win over Manogue
When most teams prep for the Reed boys basketball team, they probably focus on the Raiders’ high-speed offense. While Reed’s up-tempo game is what it is most known for, the Raiders also boast an in-your-face defense. Unfortunately for visiting Bishop Manogue, that defense was on full display Friday night.
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Late run propels Reed past Manogue girls
It was the matchup between undefeated teams in the Div. I North that everyone wanted to see -- one team from the Sierra League, the other from the High Desert League.
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Damonte uses big spurts to outlast Spanish Springs
Basketball teams don't often survive to win if they give up 14-0 runs to their opponents. The Spanish Springs boys hoopsters nearly got away with giving up two such spurts. But in the end, those did prove too much to overcome.
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Spanish Springs girls run by Damonte Ranch
Damonte Ranch scored the first bucket of the game Friday night at Spanish Springs. Unfortunately for fans of the visiting Mustangs, that was the only lead their beloved squad would hold.
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