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San Diego State thumps Nevada
RENO -- Nevada gave Mountain West Conference power San Diego State all it could handle for about 30 minutes. Then the wheels fell off the Wolf Pack wagon. The final result was a 78-57 SDSU win in the first meeting between the two schools in 14-plus years.
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SSHS wrestlers top Reed with eight pins
In a battle that saw 12 of the 14 bouts decided by a pin, including seven of the first eight matches, the Spanish Springs wrestling team finished off crosstown rival Reed with victories in the final six matches of the High Desert League dual en route to a 57-24 win.
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Spanish Springs surges late to overtake Galena
The Spanish Springs Cougars used the charity stripe to their advantage Tuesday night. The local club made 14 of 15 fourth-period free throws, including 13 straight in one stretch to help it upset North power Galena, 59-53, at home in a Division I North crossover league affair.
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Cougars maul Grizzlies, 62-29
To say Riley Holladay got off to a hot start in Tuesday's game against Galena would be a huge understatement. She scorched the visiting Grizzlies for 24 points and grabbed nine steals but it was her red-hot opening eight minutes that propelled Spanish Springs to a 62-29 romp over Galena in a Division I North crossover league contest.
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Reed boys outlast Carson
After a first half that did little to hint toward the eventual victor, the Reed boys basketball team found itself in a three-point shooting contest in the second half of its prep hoop tilt against Carson Tuesday night. Luckily for the Blue and Gold, junior forward Alonzo Vega was on its side.
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Reed gets back to winning ways without Williams
There was an eerily somber mood in the stands of the Reed and Carson girls basketball game Tuesday night.
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Sparks boys pick apart North Tahoe
North Tahoe could not find a way to stifle Sparks' offense Tuesday night. The Railroaders shot 52 percent from the floor as a team and in turn held the Lakers to six points in both the second and fourth quarters to secure a 61-34 road win.
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Commentary: McQueen's Franklin blasts local basketball offic...
The relationship between officials and coaches has long been a heated one. At least one northern Nevada prep basketball coach reached his boiling point early Sunday morning.
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Passion and love of a sport fuels Sparks racing business
A small fabrication shop located at the intersection of Greg Street and Rock Boulevard is where Bud and Joan Fizone, along with partner Bob Wash, give back to a sport they love. And their shop, Visions Race Cars, is helping the next generation of drag racers start their careers.
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Old Sparks basketball meets new
It was an odd sight Saturday night at Excel Christian School. Old Sparks basketball met new Sparks basketball.
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Lady Raiders lose Williams, game to Huskies
Prep girls basketball fans came out in droves in order to see the area’s best individual talent take one of the best team defenses. Unfortunately for the fans who paid full admission at Reno High, they got to see Reed’s Gabby Williams for a whole 31 seconds.
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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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