It wasn't pretty, but the Carson High girls basketball team set up a much anticipated rematch in the semifinals of the McQueen Tournament.
I had the occasion to visit RWW Fabrications, Rob Woods' shop in Sparks, last week.
A late comeback and a technical foul propelled the Carson Senators to a 60-58 win over Highlands High in the third place game in the 26th annual Capital Classic in boys basketball at Morse Burley Gymnasium on Saturday night.
Nevada Appeal Motorsports writer Roger Diez welcomed me with a belated Christmas gift on Thursday -- a column idea.
The Carson Valley Inn in Minden will have plenty of food and drink values, plus football prizes, during the NFL playoffs
The Douglas High boys basketball team used a huge second quarter to beat Robert Service 60-53 on Friday in the Torrey Pines National Prep Classic in San Diego.
Talia Joyce was the only Carson Senator to score in double figures in their 40-31 win over Service High (Anchorage, Alaska) in the first round of the McQueen Tournament on Friday afternoon in Reno.
The Douglas High girls basketball team opened with two wins on Thursday at the Lady Bulldog Classic hosted by defending state champion Centennial.
Highlands coach Greg Drumheller has a problem any coach would love to have. Before the season, the sixth-year coach welcomed a 6-foot-9, highly skilled Yugoslavian senior exchange student to his roster, which was already filled with quick guards.
The Douglas boys basketball team held a 37-30 lead with two minutes left, but couldn't hang on at the Torrey Pines National Prep Classic in San Diego.
The Dayton High boys basketball team opened defense of its title at the Bishop (Calif.) Christmas Classic with a 73-64 win over Delphi Academy of Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday.
Bruce Barnes rarely disrespects any opponent but he fully expected to beat 3A Spring Creek on Thursday night in the first round of the Capital Classic.
When the Carson High wrestling team came away with a third place finish last weekend at the Vietnam Veterans Tournament in Winnemucca, it was in no mood to celebrate.
In keeping with a tradition of many years, here are this year's "prestigeous" winners of the Don Q awards:
Stopping Luke Rippee was a major concern among Northern 4A football coaches this fall.
Frankie Bleuss, sr., Carson: A leader emotionally and physically for the Senators, Bleuss engineered the Veer offense, rushed for 616 yards and nine touchdowns and threw for another 400 yards even though he was knocked out with a concussion in the first quarter against Hug and sat out the next two weeks.
OK, so the weather in San Diego was much warmer, Bruce Barnes and the Carson High School boys basketball team are very happy to be back home.
Twas the morning before Christmas, so what were the Carson Tigersharks doing? They were at the Carson City Aquatic Facility practicing, naturally.
The Carson High boys basketball team jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 57-42 win over Santana of San Diego in the San Diego Classic on Saturday.
The economy continues to negatively affect racing at all levels. Poor car counts have been reported at tracks throughout the country and loss of sponsorship has been a thorn in the side of promoters, race teams, and sanctioning bodies for more than a year.
The Nevada Appeal will again feature its all-Carson Country teams for the fall sports season.
The Carson High girls basketball team ended the KSA Basketball Classic in Orlando, Fla. on a high note by taking third place in the tournament.
The Galena High boys basketball team continued its brutal schedule with a 65-46 loss to Hart of the Los Angeles area on Saturday at the Holiday Prep Classic in Las Vegas.
RENO -- Nobody was really surprised when Nevada senior Ashley Bastian became the school's career record holder for most 3-pointers on Saturday.
Nick Shine and Eric Aguilera impressively won titles to lead the Carson High wrestling team to a third place finish at the Vietnam Veterans Tournament in Winnemucca.
The University of Nevada Wolf Pack had a strong first half and held off a late charge by the University of Portland Pilots to win 88-79 in front of 5,254 fans at the Lawlor Events Center on Saturday night.
Nine players scored for the Galena High boys basketball team in its 54-31 win over Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas in the Prep Holiday Classic.
Carson linebacker Nick Shine was selected to the Las Vegas Sun's second team all state team. Shine was a first team all league and second team all Northern 4A selection. The 6-foot-2 junior also played tight end and caught two touchdown passes.
The Carson High girls basketball team let a lead slip away in the fourth quarter in the semifinals of the KSA Classic Basketball Tournament in Orlando, Fla.
Kirk Snyder, Kevinn Pinkney, Jerry Petty and Terrance Green visited the media room following Nevada's win over Seattle Pacific on Thursday. None of them smiled. None of them should have. They were subdued and unanimated. It was great to see.
The Carson High boys basketball team attempted 11 less free throws than Vista of San Diego made and that led to an 86-77 loss for the Senators on Friday in the San Diego Classic.
Ciarra Christian and the Carson Senators were close to perfection when it came time to shoot free throws down the stretch Thursday afternoon.
Just about every ski resort in the Sierra Nevada is open for business, although the business may have a bit of a task getting to the resorts. Latest to come on board are Sierra-at-Tahoe and Diamond Peak in Incline Village.
Joanna Hixon scored 22 points and Stacey Raits added 11 points to lead the Galena High girls basketball team in its win over Hug.
The Carson High boys basketball team wanted tough competition during its nonleague season and has traveled all the way to San Diego to receive it.
Dayton High's Tim Torres came through with the pin that Dayton High needed to give the Dust Devil wrestling team a 42-40 win over Yerington on Wednesday.
Yerington High graduate Brandee Smith has made a big splash as a freshman at Yakima Valley Community College and Carson graduate Meghan Gradert, a sophomore at Yakima, is picking up right where she left off as a freshman.
Champion Motor Speedway has announced that a rules and regulations meeting will be held for all winged sprint car racers, crew chiefs and team owners at 7 p.m. today at the Plaza Hotel, located at 801 S. Carson St.
Forgive coach Paul Croghan and his players if they overlooked the Sparks Railroaders on Tuesday night.
MINDEN -- Douglas High's girls basketball team did some homework on Monday night, and it paid big dividends.
The Carson High boys basketball team was able to exploit Sparks' zone defense in a 66-50 win on Tuesday.
The Dayton High wrestling team went 2-2 at the Fallon Tournament, beating Reno High (42-21) and Sparks (40-28) and losing to Battle Mountain (50-30) and Rite of Passage (44-28).
The Galena High boys basketball team couldn't overcome a slow start in a 69-49 loss to Foothill of Las Vegas on Saturday.
Abby Niehoff was the youngest of the Carson Tigersharks competing at the Senior Championships Saturday, but the 11-year-old ended up as one of the most successful.
I don't know if you hate to shop as much as I do, but there's something at Carson Mall that should motivate all us gearheads to spend some time there this holiday season.
It was almost on a dare that Jeff Float entered the 200-yard freestyle at the Pacific Short Course Senior Championships Saturday at the Carson City Aquatic Facility.
The Carson High wrestling team showed its among the state's best in the early season.
The best thing for Carson this season has been its starters have waited until the second quarter before playing.
A contingent of 26 Godspeed Wings team members will run today in Carrollton, Ga., at the USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Cross Country National Championships.
Two days after Ricky Correlli scored the game winning shot in a double overtime win over Fallon, Carson was hoping for some more late game magic against Foothill of Las Vegas.
Napoleon McCallum's journey this week reflects the direction and accomplishments of his football career.
With all apologies to any log rollers out there, I'm much more excited about the 2003 Subaru Primal Quest adventure race coming to Tahoe next year than the ESPN Outdoor Games.
Coming off a disappointment at the U.S. Open last weekend in Minneapolis, Lauren Costella rebounded on a positive note Friday at the Pacific Short Course Senior Championships at the Carson City Aquatic Facility.
The Carson High wrestling team is shaking things up at the Coronado Invitational in Henderson.
The Dayton High boys basketball team picked up an impressive win over 4A Spanish Springs 58-48 on Friday.
The Galena High boys basketball team sustained a heartbreaking loss on Friday at home, losing to Jefferson of Daly City, Calif. 50-49.
Carson cruised in the first two games of its own tournament at Morse Burley Gymnasium and Paul Croghan wasn't happy about it.
The Douglas boys basketball team turned in a solid effort, but it wasn't enough in a 65-59 loss to a talented Vanden team of Fairfield, Calif. in the Vacaville (Calif.) Tournament.
With luck the incoming storm will actually drop enough snow to open up all the resorts around the lake.
A 30-year-old construction worker from Carson City was arrested at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Douglas County Jail on a Carson City Justice Court warrant for suspicion of misdemeanor failure to comply with court order. Bail was set at $2,000 cash.
Emily Haas scored 15 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Douglas High School girls basketball team to a 52-43 non-league victory against McQueen Tuesday night in Reno.
Six Carson High wrestlers warmed up for a major tournament this weekend in a 70-6 win on Wednesday against a short-handed Hug team.
Homeschooled students will be allowed to participate in Douglas County school district sports on a space-available basis.
New York Yankees pitching legend Whitey Ford will be the featured speaker at the 19th annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner.
The Carson High girls basketball team will begin a busy stretch when it hosts its 22nd annual tournament.
Nevada cowboy Charley Gardner scored an impressive 80 points during Monday's round of the National Finals Rodeo saddle bronc competition.
The Galena High boys basketball team won for just the second time in 11 years at South Tahoe, pulling out a 47-42 win on Tuesday.
Smith Valley held off a late Yerington rally to stun the Lions on their homecourt.
Galena High School is looking to fill two varsity coaching positions.
There was simply no way Tim McCarthy could stay away from wrestling in northern Nevada.
The Carson girls basketball team couldn't hold a 10-point lead early in the fourth quarter and ended up losing 60-55 on Tuesday at Fallon.
Galena High's Whitney Dibble has committed to play volleyball for Seattle Pacific University, a Division II school.
The following men and women were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in court:
MINDEN -- Coming into the championship game of the Carson Valley Classic boys basketball tournament Saturday night, Memorial coach John Grammer knew Amador Valley would present a big challenge.
Northern Nevada runners had a strong day on Saturday at the Foot Locker Western Regional Cross Country Championships.
Jake Deen scored 17 points but it wasn't enough as Dayton lost to Sparks 69-66 in overtime in the championship game of the 20th annual Sutro Classic on Saturday at Dayton High.
Justin Barber of the Carson Tigersharks nearly qualified for the U.S. National Championships on the final day of the U.S. Open in Minneapolis.
It's the time of year to start thinking about what to put under the tree for your favorite driver or race fan.
Since Carson and Douglas have a history of waging some exciting wrestling matches, it wasn't surprising to see the arch rivals battle back and forth Saturday for the championship of Carson's fifth annual Capital City Duals.
Carson High girls basketball coach Paul Croghan was happy with the first four minutes of his team's game against Manogue.
MINDEN -- The Douglas High gymnasium hasn't been kind to Carson boys basketball coach Bruce Barnes.
MINDEN -- Churchill County High School used a ball-hawking defense and ball control offense to outlast Carson 47-43 Friday afternoon at the Carson Valley Classic boys basketball tournament.
Justin Barber and Lauren Costella accomplished something for the Carson Tigersharks on Friday that no other club team was able to do at the U.S. Open in Minneapolis.
Before another game is lost at the buzzer, before another game is started with two quality point guards on the bench, before another grown man cries, can the experiment with Terrance Green as a point guard be over?
Justin Barber and Lauren Costella of the Carson Tigersharks both turned in impressive efforts on Thursday at the U.S. Open swim meet in Minneapolis.
To glance at the Galena High School boys basketball team's early season schedule, it would be easy to accuse coach Tom Maurer of being downright sadistic.
MINDEN -- In a matchup between teams that stand in stark contrast to each other, aggressiveness and momentum were decisive for the Carson and Merced high school boys basketball teams Thursday afternoon.
The Carson High wrestling team passed its first major test of the season, winning in the season opener, 46-25, at Wooster on Wednesday.
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association's attempt to create a fair and equitable realignment proposal might as well be called Mission Impossible.
RENO -- After Wednesday night's 82-80 loss to rival UNLV at Lawlor Events Center, Nevada guard Kirk Snyder said he'd never been 1-3 ever, which is what the Wolf Pack is now.
RENO -- Even at the end of what had been a long day, the Memorial High School boys basketball team found a way to make some big plays down the stretch and pull out a 64-61 victory against Galena Wednesday night.
There was an abundance of talent last year when the Carson Valley Classic boys basketball tournament made its debut.
On paper, the Douglas High School wrestling team has some quality individuals returning for the 2002-03 season. What first-year coach Mike Gamberg is looking for, however, is for those individuals to come together and form a quality team.
First-year Carson High wrestling coach Dean Schmanski knows that expections are high this year for his team.
The Carson High girls basketball team got off to a disappointing, but encouraging start at Colfax, Calif. on Friday
The Douglas High boys basketball team got off to an impressive start in a 71-36 win over Spanish Springs on Saturday.
RENO -- The Palo Verde Panthers quickly found out what the rest of the Northern 4A already knew--never fall behind early against McQueen.
RENO -- Ada Gee's worst fears were realized in the opener of the John Asquaga's Nugget Classic.
OK, now what do we do with our Sundays? The racing season is well and truly over, so I guess we'll have to watch football now and wait for Daytona.