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Fallon hosts national drag race

June 8, 2017 — Top Gun Dragstrip, along with the National Hot Rod Association, held the Pacific Division National Open series last weekend. In all, 185 racers from five western states competed against one another over the two days. Top speeds at the event exceeded 200 miles per hour […]

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Community spotlight: LaRussa to speak at Aces event: Carson City Elks Shoot winners named

January 11, 2017 — Former Oakland Athletics manager Tony La Russa will speak at the Reno Aces' Hot Stove Luncheon Jan. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at Harrah's in Reno. The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Reno. La Russa, a 2014 Hall of Fame inductee and current […]

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Taking aim at the basket

November 25, 2016 — Fallon youth will get to show off their basketball skills at the Elks Foundation Hoop Shoot free throw contest on Dec. 10. The Fallon Elks Hoop Shoot is open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13. The contest will take place at the Venturacci […]

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Community spotlight: Tickets on sale for Pack football games

August 3, 2016 — RENO — Single-game tickets for Nevada football are currently on sale. Tickets can be purchased three ways — on line at NevadaWolfPack.com, over the phone at (775) 348-PACK, and in-person at the Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, which is open weekdays from 10 a.m. until […]

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Community spotlight: Carson City 10s take third in district

July 12, 2016 — Carson City Little League's 10-year-old all-star squad wrapped up its District 1 play on Sunday with a 19-11 victory over Carson Valley in the third-place game at Governors Field. Carson City rolled to an early 13-4 lead thanks to four in the first, three in […]

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Community sports: Carson High cross country runners start conditioning

June 29, 2016 — Conditioning for the upcoming cross country season is under way. Coach Pete Sinnott said the group is meeting every Monday at the Spooner Maintenance Station, Wednesdays at Carson Middle School and Fridays at the south end of the Pete Livermore Sports Complex. Any runner interested […]

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Community spotlight: Pumas Elite win South Tahoe tournament

June 22, 2016 — Carson Futbol Club's Pumas Elite won four straight matches to capture South Lake Tahoe's CUFA Tournament over the weekend. Carson, a U-16 team, knocked off the East Bay Eclipse, 3-0, in the semifinals, and blanked Almaden FC, 2-1, for the championship. Carson topped Legacy FC […]

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Community sports: Running Wild races to grass v-ball crown

June 15, 2016 — Running Wild beat the CV Crushers, 21-15 and 21-8, to win the coed championship grass volleyball event during Carson Valley Days last weekend. Members of the team were area volleyball stars Talyn Jackson and Jaycie Roberts. Nick Lonnegren and Chris Downs were the male members […]

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Golf for the Arts returns Saturday

June 14, 2016 — The Arts Center in Fallon is calling all golfers June 18 to the Fallon Golf Course for its fourth annual Golf Tournament for the Arts. Patricia Sammons, executive director of the Arts Center (formerly the Rising Sun Gallery Arts Studios) is partnered with Western Nevada […]

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Community Spotlight: Local golfers compete in course events

June 8, 2016 — Mike Parapid shot a net 63 to win Flight 1 at the recent Silver Oaks Men's Club tournament. Parapid nipped Eric Hoyle by one shot and Phil Doss by two. In Flight 2, Robert Martin triumphed with a net 58, four clear of Vern Payette […]

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Community Spotlight: Saints march to undefeated season

June 1, 2016 — The Saints capped an undefeated season with three wins last week en route to the championship in the Talents Carson City NFL Flag Football League. The Saints edged the 49ers 32-18, topped the Seahawks 58-36 and slipped past the Packers, 46-35, to finish the season […]

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Community sports: Empire clinic and flag football

May 18, 2016 — Empire Ranch has slated weekly junior golf clinics starting June 7. The clinics are open to boys and girls from 5 to 16. The clinics are held every Tuesday or Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The cost is $125 per month. Call 885-2100 for […]

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Community spotlight: Pumas Elite on a roll in last 2 tournaments

May 3, 2016 — The Carson Futbol Club U-16 Pumas Elite have won their last two tournaments in impressive fashion, outscoring opponents 43-4. On April 2-3, the local squad won the Sagebrush Spring Startup in Reno by going 4-0. The Pumas edged Carson FC Galaxy, 3-2, in the championship […]

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Community spotlight: Thomas, Zewan team up to win golf tourney

April 20, 2016 — Terry Thomas and Jim Zewan combined for a net 55 to win Silver Oak Golf Club's Senior Men's Club event held at Genoa Lakes on April 12. Ray Moore and Rudy Hammond shot 57, while Tona Smith and Steve Alcalay came in at 59. Barry […]

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Community Spotlight: Carson bowlers roll their way to easy win

February 24, 2016 — Carson High's bowling team opened the playoffs with a 42.5-2.5 win over Bishop Manogue last week. The tournament format is baker style, meaning there are three-person teams rotating through the 10 frames. The team of Dustin Floyd, Matt Hinton and Tyler Lethcoe rolled games of […]

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Community spotlight: Carson City’s EV seventh grade volleyball is on a roll

February 10, 2016 — Eagle Valley's seventh grade volleyball team is having quite a season. EV is off to an 8-1 start and recently won the Optimist Tournament in Lake Tahoe. In the tournament, EV went 2-1, and then went 5-1 on Saturday to take the championship. EV beat […]

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Community Spotlight: Eagle Valley spikers remain undefeated

January 27, 2016 — Eagle Valley's seventh-grade volleyball team is now 5-0 after wins against Carson Middle School, Alder Creek and Pau Wa Lu. EV knocked off Carson Middle, 25-8 and 25-22, beat Alder Creek 25-13 and 25-11, and topped PWL 25-22 and 25-8. Abby Lemburg led the way […]

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Community spotlight: Olympic boxing trials will be held in Reno

December 2, 2015 — The U.S. Boxing trials for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil are scheduled for Dec. 7-12 at the Silver Legacy Grand Exposition Hall and the Reno Events Center. The trials, which will be free to the public, will have two sessions daily (1 p.m. and 6:30 […]

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Community sports: Hoop shoot winners move on to Reno competition

November 18, 2015 — Abner Lowe (12-13 boys), Riley Mello (12-13 girls), Kristyn Webb (10-11 girls) and Mae Sharpe (8-9 girls) all won first place at the Tahoe-Douglas Elks Hoop Shoot on Nov. 14. The next level of competition will be in Reno in January. Zach Pena was second […]

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Community spotlight: Registration nears end for Carson City youth hoop leagues

November 10, 2015 — Registration is close to wrapping up for the Carson City Recreation Department's youth basketball programs. The program closes out sign-ups on Nov. 15. You can register on line at http://www.carson.org/ccpr or in person at the Carson Aquatic Center from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday […]

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