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Sparks softball splits doubleheader with Hug
Sparks overcame what coach Frank Avilla called first-game jitters and salvaged a twin bill split with Hug, taking down the Hawks 7-6 in the nightcap after falling 8-5 in the season opener Friday.
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Reed, Sp. Springs softball continue play in Sacramento tourn...
The Reed High softball team kicked off its season with a rare tie Thursday at the Victory Preseason Tournament in Sacramento. A day later and it looks as if the tie wasn't all that rare. Reed settled for another tie Friday, playing to a 1-1 draw against Roseville in its first game of the day. Reed came back in its second tournament affair Friday to dump El Camino 6-1.
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SSHS baseball holds on for win in opener
The Spanish Springs baseball team began its spring campaign on Thursday hoping to start off on a good note. Although the Cougars had to sweat it out at the end, they did manage a season-opening victory
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Reed baseball rallies for 11-10 win in opener
The John Phenix era at Reed High got a new start Thursday and it was a good start.
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Spanish Springs softball opens season with wins, Reed settle...
Opening Day turned out to be a good one for the Spanish Springs High softball team Thursday. The Cougars picked up a pair of wins in their first game action of the new spring campaign, knocking off California schools Benicia, 7-0 and Antelope, 5-3, at the Victory Preseason Tournament in Sacramento.
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Nevada defense dissolves against No. 11 New Mexico
With 34 seconds left in Nevada’s home game against New Mexico, the 6,401 Wolf Pack fans in attendance roared to their feet and gave a standing ovation following a layup by senior Keith Fuetsch. Unfortunately for the Silver and Blue, that play was the lone reason to cheer in the final 10 minutes of senior night.
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Spanish Springs softball reloads for spring season
No prep softball program in the Silver State has experienced more success over the past six years than Spanish Springs. So given the tradition of winning, and the fact that the Cougars return 12 players from last year's club that went 25-10, it's easy to see why softball players at the 12th-year school have smiles on their face every spring.
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Cougars optimistic about new spring season
Spanish Springs High School has had some great baseball teams since it opened its doors in the fall of 2001. The Cougars won regional titles in 2005 and 2011, but SSHS has yet to put itself among northern Nevada's consistent elite.
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Reed wrestling coach Barraza steps down to pursue education,...
For four years, former Reed standout wrestler Dan Barraza has been leading the wrestling program at the east Sparks school. After this season, he felt it was time to take time off.
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Reed softball must mesh veteran players with inexperience
The Reed softball team has historically been one of northern Nevada’s premier programs. This year, fans will get to see if the Raiders can reload after losing five senior starters that helped lead the team to the state tournament last spring.
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Enthusiasm up in Sparks softball ranks
The Sparks softball squad claimed four victories a year ago to go along with over 20 losses, but is there a change in tide coming to the oldest Rail City school?
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Railroaders eager to get back on baseball diamond
Last season, the Sparks High School baseball team entered the final week of its season holding a 14-5 record overall and an 8-1 Mount Rose League mark with a chance to secure a league title and No.1 seed in the postseason. Unfortunately for the Maroon and Gold, Truckee sent the Railroaders spiraling into the playoffs with a three-game sweep. Sparks then dropped a pair of 4-1 and 4-2 decisions to Elko in the first round of the playoffs to end i...
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Reed baseball looks to build on last year
For over 25 straight years, the Reed High baseball team made an appearance in the postseason, but never managed to hang a state championship banner on the gym wall. A three-year drought then kept the Raiders out of the postseason until a return to the playoffs last season. Unfortunately, the High Desert League’s No. 7 seed dropped a heartbreaking 7-5 extra-inning loss to Reno in its playoff opener before being eliminated 10-4 against Bishop Ma...
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MX season begins in soggy Sand Box
Area motocross riders began their season this weekend. Hosting the event was the local chapter of the Over The Hill Gang and the venue — the Sand Box — or as it's commonly known, the Fernley Lion's Motocross track.
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Local baseball, softball squads get in preseason scrimmage work
The last Saturday in February marks the first day of spring sports practice and the first Saturday of March is often called 'Scrimmage Saturday.' That's because it is usually the final weekend before teams start non-league play and many coaches use it to get in scrimmages and evaluate their teams after a week of workouts.
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UNLV buries Pack with threes, rolls to eighth-straight rival...
Before the University of Nevada men’s basketball team’s game against UNLV, Wolf Pack guard Malik Story said he couldn’t call the series a rivalry due to the Rebels’ dominance of late over the Pack. Unfortunately for Silver and Blue fans, Nevada did nothing to change Story’s stance Saturday afternoon.
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Prep golfers open season with high hopes
Prep golf squads have lucked out the past couple days with nice weather, but coaches know the warm temperatures and sunny skies this early in the season are fleeting.
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Reed enters contest, hopes to refurbish locker rooms
Reed Athletic Administrator Kevin Taylor does not like what he sees when he has to walk through the locker rooms on the campus of his east Sparks high school. Because of that, Reed's second-year assistant principal is trying to do something about it.
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Empey wins state ADs athletic essay contest
Spencer Empey has racked up plenty of accolades during his high school career. Apparently it's a practice that doesn't get old for the Reed High School senior.
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Quarter auction fundraisers for Sparks, Spanish Springs high...
Those in the Rail City may want to start emptying out their piggy banks and turning their pockets inside out because the quarter auctions for both Sparks and Spanish Springs High School are just around the corner.
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