Mike Freeman showed up ready to run for the first day of cross country practice at Douglas High School on Aug. 14. The only problem he discovered, there wasn't a team that would allow him to run.
It will be many, many years before the University of Nevada will find out if Dang Pibulvech was the right person to run its' women's soccer program.
Champion Speedway will offer a "Night of 200 Laps" Saturday as four racing divisions will feature 50-lap main events. The evening is also billed as Ladies Night, offering a $2 discount to all women age 18 and older.
He's a 6-2, 210-pounder, who bench presses 295 pounds, runs the 40 in 4.8 seconds and has a vertical leap of 31 inches.
'Armed with experience from last season and bolstered by the addition of a talented junior class, an abundance of confidence surrounds the Douglas High School football camp these days.
Now that they've had a taste of success, the Galena Grizzlies are looking for more as they head into the 2002 football season.
Even though no varsity football team at the school has ever posted a winning season record since Dayton High opened its doors in 1983, first-year head coach Rick Walker is optimistic that the Dust Devils are ready to try and make a run at more success.
Carson High graduate Chris Barredo knows what he's gotten himself into with the University of Nevada football team.
A faster, stronger and more experienced Carson High football team will take the field this season under second-year coach Shane Quilling.
If you're looking for a hike this holiday weekend, there are some places that I would recommend, some that I wouldn't. After all, those flatlanders will be out in force at the more popular and accessible treks.
Douglas High graduate Joe Andrews has a tight end body, but he's been playing at offensive tackle.
RENO -- When it comes to building soccer programs, Nevada women's soccer coach Dang Pibulvech uses building a house as his only example.
Fred Thorn of Reno, made his first ace on 17th hole on Saturday on the East Course at Eagle Valley Golf Club.
Paul Croghan knows how important every stroke counts. He also knows the importance of peaking at the right time of the year.
In the next two years, Carson High could be a strong force in girls tennis.
During the period of time from Aug. 5 through Aug. 14, four athletes successfully completed the first-eve,r Nevada10-in10-Challenge.
On the night of Aug. 17 at Champion Speedway, officials noticed sportsman driver Virgil Miller was running antifreeze in his car.
With a senior-laden team, first-year coach Pat Houlihan has an experienced group heading into this season with the Carson High boys tennis team.
Whether he's conducting a workout session at Virginia City Middle School or traveling around the world to coach amateurs in a tournament, Bobby Lee's involvement with boxing seems endless
Last week we looked at what, if anything, numbers mean in boxing when one looks at the number of consecutive title defenses, overall records, dominance of division and greatness.
RENO -- It didn't matter that Craig Stadler, known as the 'Walrus', was playing in the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open on Thursday.
NASCAR once again rolled out its infinitely variable red flag rule at Watkins Glen a couple of weeks ago.
Of course, NASCAR officials ignored a badly jumped start by Tony Stewart on the final restart, allowing him to redeem himself for his antisocial behavior at Indy the week before.
RENO -- Come November, the Douglas Tigers and Galena Grizzlies could very well face each other in the Northern 4A football playoffs.
RENO -- Craig Stadler made the most noise on Saturday at the Reno-Tahoe Open , but it will be Chris Riley, Jonathan Kaye and Steve Flesch who will go into the final round as the co-leaders at 12-under par.
RENO -- Before Tom Pernice Jr. even started his round on Friday at the Reno-Tahoe Open, he was happy. That's because he saw goofy Duffy Waldorf was in his playing group, along with Michael Clark III.
When 23-year-old Charles Howell III wins his first tournament on the PGA Tour, which will happen very soon, he will think back to a certain sunny day 10 years ago at a driving range in Orlando, Fla.
RENO -- Steve Flesch woke up Friday morning in pain with a sinus migraine headache. When the day was over, Flesch was tied atop the leader board with Tom Pernice Jr. and Ben Crane at the 4th annual Reno-Tahoe Open.
RENO -- Considering Montreux Golf and Country Club is the second highest course on the PGA Tour, it would make sense that those in contention after the first round of the Reno-Tahoe Open enjoy mountain courses.
RENO -- Last year was Charles Howell's first year playing PGA Tour events, but it wasn't enough for him to finish fourth at the Reno-Tahoe Open.
It's a good news, bad news situation for the Carson High volleyball program.
RENO -- When PGA rookie Pat Perez and the rest of the 132 players begin first round play today in the 4th annual Reno-Tahoe Open, they realize their biggest obstacle to winning has already been avoided.
Bill Penner was right there for the running boom of the 1970s. He started running in the Air Force and even progressed to the point where he ran a marathon before disaster appeared to strike in 1980.
RENO -- Gary Nicklaus will be facing a familiar opponent when he and 131 other players begin the 4th annual Reno-Tahoe Open on Thursday.
Four athletes (and four good personal friends) completed 10 very physically and mentally-demanding challenges in a period of 10 grueling days.
Three generations of Carson High's finest will be the latest inductees into the school's Football Hall of Fame.
The Nevada Comets 16 and under softball team had a goal at the beginning of the summer to win a national title.
TRUCKEE, CALIF. -- T.J. Duncan was only one playoff hole away from qualifying for the upcoming Reno-Tahoe Open.
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part feature on women who work at Champion Speedway.
Officially, it was called the fourth annual Cross Country Cup. Participants had some other descriptions about the Godspeed Wings youth running club's event Saturday morning at Western Nevada Community College.
The Western Nevada River Bandits were no-hit in an 8-0 loss to Kennewick, Wash. on Saturday in the USABA 17 and under World Series in Pasco, Wash.
I spent last weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway announcing a doubleheader race for the American City Racing League.
It had been a relatively disappointing week for Lauren Costella at the Phillips 66 Summer National Swimming Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Fernley's Drake McElroy came away with the bronze medal on Friday in the moto X freestyle finals at X Games VIII on Friday in Philadelphia.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Lauren Costella of Carson City swam to her second top-10 finish at the Phillips 66 Summer National Championships when she placed ninth in the 800-meter freestyle on Friday.
Baseball has always been a passion for Richard French, but just when he thought he had taken it as far as he possibly could, another door opened up. A door that has led him to Oklahoma.
Yerington is a town in stagnation, a town possessing an industry magnet as strong as most people's desire to visit the dentist.
The Western Nevada River Bandits were able to pull out a 7-6 win over the Washington Merchants in its opener of double elimination play on Friday in the USABA 17 and under World Series in Pasco, Wash.
Most often when one reads about the Sierra Club it's about some kind of legal dispute over environmental issues.
Carson High graduates Julie Hardt and Dana Baum helped the Reno Aquatics Club to a strong finish in the 800-meter freestyle relay on Thursday in the Phillips 66 United States Summer Swimming Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Editor's note: This is the first of a two-part feature on the women who work at Champion Speedway.
CINCINNATI -- With their playoff chances slipping away, the Cincinnati Reds acquired starter Shawn Estes from the New York Mets on Thursday for two minor leaguers and two players to be named.
Fernley's Drake McElroy stands in third after Thursday's moto X freestyle preliminaries heading into today's finals of X Games III in Philadelphia.
Carson High's Eric Melendez helped the Western Nevada River Bandits knock off a previously unbeaten team with his pitching and hitting at the USABA 17 and Under World Series.
Carson City podiatrist Sean Lehmann will run in the grand-daddy of long distance events.
A broken back and leg would be enough to end the careers of most athletes. But it just made Fernley's Drake McElroy more determined.
The Western Nevada River Bandits were able to pull out a 13-12 win over the Kennewick Stars on Wednesday in the USABA 17 and under World Series in Pasco, Wash.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Julie Hardt of Carson City swam to 14th place in the women's 200-meter freestyle during the Phillips 66 Summer National Championships on Wednesday.
On a breezy and cool Saturday morning, my first view standing at the top of 9,983-foot Pyramid Peak was spectacular.
Tommy Lee, a two-time All-Around cowboy winner in the Nevada High School Rodeo Association, has been named as Western Nevada Community College's first rodeo coach.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Carson City's Julie Hardt and Lauren Costella cracked the top 30 overall in the 400-meter freestyle on Tuesday during the Phillips 66 U.S. Summer National Swimming Championships.
MINDEN -- The Carson Tigersharks got stronger as the weekend progressed and their reward was a second place finish at the Zone 4 Swimming Championships.
Twenty-seven USAC western and regional drivers representing five Western states competed at Champion Speedway Saturday night, with a Utah driver making it to winners circle at the end of the fast and furious, 50-lap main event.
The University of Nevada football team didn't have to look far to find two players on this year's roster.
I may have missed the Fearless Four doing the Rim Trail Monday, but I had the chance to hike the Bayview Trail up as far as Dick's Lake.
Two of the United States Auto Club's sprint car series will be in town this weekend, beginning with a "Meet the Drivers" barbecue today at Albertson's on North Carson Street at College Parkway.
Carson City's finest from the Summer Youth Flag Football League put on an entertaining display during its championships games on Thursday.
Baseball has taken Ron and Terrie McNutt from coast to coast across the U.S. over the last 30-plus years. Now, the Carson High School coach and his wife are on their way to China to participate in the 12th Beijing International Friendship Series.
There hasn't been an American driver In Formula One competition since Michael Andretti abandoned his McLaren ride in 1993.
I've been at the Nevada Appeal over two years now and for some, that's 729 days too many.
In the long run, this is turning out to be quite a year for George Ruiz. Literally.
While there's no end of hiking around the Sierra Nevada, once in a while one gets the urge to try something a little different. Say a jaunt to the California coastal areas for more green and often cooler temperatures.
A few weeks ago I was approached by Champion Speedway General Manager Kris Martin to take part in a Celebrity/Media race at Champion Speedway.
While Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner may be finding out that the "glamorous" life of professional baseball isn't all it's cracked up to be, the former University of Nevada standout is making the adjustment to his new career.
Many golfers with otherwise good swings are inconsistent due to a tendency to scoop the ball.
Richard Hamm hit his fourth hole-in-one on Friday on the fourth hole at the Eagle Valley Golf East Course.
An 86-mile an hour fastball from an "out-of-shape" Chris VanZant was enough to impress Eastern New Mexico University.