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Frontier days racing at Lovelock
The annual Frontier Days celebration was highlighted by a two-day show at the Lovelock Speedway. Several drivers celebrated as well as they swept their races and everyone got a chance to race on the speedway's new clays surface.
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Schedules set for prep football
With the new alignment in the northern Nevada football ranks, finalizing schedules has been an easier process than in the past for most teams.
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Good Ol' Boys of Summer
The city of Sparks currently has more than 4,100 participants playing in its summer softball leagues. That number is comprised of 317 teams for this second summer season, that will run through mid-September.
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Sparks All-Stars knocked out by Reno West
The Sparks Babe Ruth all-stars saw their summer season come to an end Thursday night at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. Sparks suffered a 12-4 losers’ bracket loss to Reno West at the 14-year-old State Babe Ruth Tournament.
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Regional Ready
It’s going to be a busy week for the Spanish Springs Cal Ripken League. The local youth baseball organization saw six of its all-star teams win state titles and advance to regional tournaments at various venues across the West.
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Truckee Meadows set to host Police & Fire Games
The Northern Nevada Police and Fire Games (NNPFG), a charitable organization, hosted the Western States Police and Fire Games in Reno, Sparks and Lake Tahoe back in 2005.
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Sparks 14-year-old All-Stars stay alive
Sparks survived seven errors and was still able to take down Walker River 13-4 in the losers’ bracket of the Babe Ruth state tournament at Lampe Park in Gardnerville Tuesday night.
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Forehands for Free
A local tennis program for under-privileged youth is winding down its summer lessons over the next week and a half.
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Sparks All-Stars eliminated from state
With a loss Saturday, the Sparks 13-15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Stars fell into the losers' bracket of the state tournament held at the Governors Bowl.
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Action heats up at Rattlesnake
Temperatures close to the century mark greeted fans at Rattlesnake Raceway on Saturday. And the air temperature was as hot as some of the racing would be on the oval.
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Bettencourt wins Reno-Tahoe Open by 1 stroke
Matt Bettencourt will play in the PGA Championship for the first time thanks to an excellent eagle, pristine putting and a caddie who kept him calm.
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Sparks 13-15-year-old All-Stars drop opener
North Valleys only managed to score in one inning and with only one hit in that inning against the Sparks Babe Ruth 13-15-year-old All-Stars Saturday afternoon.
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Bettencourt, Garrigus share RTO lead after second round
RENO — Robert Garrigus shot a 7-under 65 to share the second-round lead with Matt Bettencourt at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
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Roenick, Wagner lead at Tahoe celebrity golf
STATELINE, Nev. — Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick and actor Jack Wagner shared the first-round lead with 26 points at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe on Friday.
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Points in the Paint
Lyndsey Anderson will be a sophomore at Spanish Springs High School when the new school year begins in late August. She was a High Desert League all-league honorable mention selection as a freshman last winter.
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Commentary: Where to go? ACC or RTO
RENO — The Reno-Tahoe Open has never been the crown jewel of the PGA Tour during its 12-year existence, but it has managed to survive for more than a decade, which is a feat in itself, especially since it has never had an unencumbered date.
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Bettencourt leads RTO
RENO — If Chris DiMarco keeps playing like this, his 14-year-old son may have landed a permanent job as his caddie.
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Rhoden eyes three-peat at celebrity golf tourney
RENO — Billy Joe Tolliver likes to tell people that he and Rick Rhoden have combined to win half of all the American Century Celebrity Golf Championships that have been played at Lake Tahoe the past 20 years.
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More all-star baseball for Sparks youths
A myriad of Sparks-area youth baseball teams have taken part in all-star tournaments throughout northern Nevada and the Truckee Meadows. However, there are still a few set to get their swings in.
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Sparks National Little League falls in Carson
CARSON CITY — Reno American set off some fireworks Wednesday night in it winners’ bracket battle with Sparks National at the District 1 11/12 Little League All-Star Tournament.
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