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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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New era of Nevada football
RENO -- Brian Polian officially became the 26th head coach of the Nevada Wolf Pack football team Friday afternoon at Legacy Hall where he gave his inaugural address to members of the media.
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Hard work paying off for Reed's Trae Wells
When the Reed boys basketball team had its season ended last year in the Division I North semi-finals against Douglas, then-sophomore Trae Wells made a decision. Day after day in the spring, Wells hit the hardwood and the weight room, determined to improve for the season eight months away. Ever since, that decision has paid dividends for the Raiders.
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Reed wrestling tripped up by North Valleys; Forfeits push SS...
The Reed High wrestling team returned to the mats of the Division I North Wednesday night, but unfortunately for the Raiders, their guests from North Valleys did not give them a gracious welcome back to the High Desert League.
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Air Force shoots down Nevada in Pack's MWC debut
The Air Force Falcons knocked down 10-of-17 shots from 3-point land to key a 78-65 win over Nevada Wednesday night in the Mountain West Conference opener for both schools.
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Tight budgets likely to leave prep officials without a raise
The Agenda for next week’s two-day Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s Board of Control meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Sparks reads like a laundry list of issues involving the Silver State’s athletic programs.
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Spanish Springs girls run by McQueen
RENO -- The Spanish Springs girls basketball team played liked a squad that was hungry for a win. The Cougars had not picked up a victory in nine days. Granted, they had only played one game in that stretch but it was an emotional 52-48 road loss to rival Bishop Manogue.
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McQueen upsets Spanish Springs
RENO -- Points have come at a premium most of the season for the McQueen Lancers. But on Tuesday night, McQueen got scoring balance and contributions from its bench en route to upsetting Spanish Springs 65-58 in a High Desert League boys prep basketball battle.
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Sparks boys win, girls fall
Through the first 14 minutes of the Sparks boys basketball team's home game against Fernley Tuesday night, neither side was able to create any separation. While almost the entirety of the first half did not help clarify the superior team, the final 120 seconds before halftime proved to be the deciding factor.
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Reed sweeps hoops action at North Valleys
The Reed boys basketball team looked like a yo-yo in a High Desert League clash with North Valleys Tuesday night. One minute the Raiders looked impressive and the next they couldn’t get out of their own way.
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Desert Fox rules once again
After seeing the need for a desert motorcycle racing series, business partners Dennis Belingheri and Paul Ziegler started the Motorcycle Racing Association of Northern Nevada, or MRANN as its known. This is an umbrella group that sanctions races staged by member clubs.
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