Marc Garcia, Brandon Griffith and the Southern Oregon State University Raiders well remember that their 2001 football season ended with a 16-13 loss on a late touchdown to Carroll College in a snowstorm during the NAIA Championship Series quarterfinals.
One letter pretty much sums up the status of the Douglas High School boys basketball team right now. That's the letter U -- for uptempo and unknown.
Besides the oddity of Elko's team last year, the state playoffs is usually when McQueen finally gets tested. And coach Ken Dalton doesn't think it will be any different when the Lancers host Sunset Region champion Palo Verde today at 1 p.m. at John Robb Stadium in the state semifinals.
Most people think Nate Burleson has a difficult decision to make. It shouldn't be. If the Nevada wide receiver can go in the first three rounds of the NFL draft, peace out Reno.
Carson High's boys and girls basketball teams know if they can finish at least second place in the Sierra League, all of their Northern 4A zone playoff games will be played at home.
Douglas High School's Luke Rippee was named Offensive Player of the Year and Grant Hall Lineman of the Year on the All-Sierra League football team.
ROCKLIN, Calif. -- Just over a year ago, Amber Gwinn wasn't sure if she would ever play soccer again. During her senior year at Douglas, Gwinn and several others were kicked off the team midway through the season following an off-the-field incident involving alcohol.
RENO -- Nate Burleson is now Nevada's single season reception leader. He doesn't care.
Evan Fischer, a 2000 Carson High graduate, placed in the top 16 in three events for the University of Tennessee men's swim team at the Nike Cup Championships in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Thirteen points from a PR disaster. That's how close NASCAR came at Miami-Homestead last Sunday.
RENO -- Perseverance paid off big time for the University of Nevada volleyball team Saturday night and the reward was a berth in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship match.
RENO -- The scoreboard didn't tell the story. Looking at senior center Cody Johnson did.
I was a bit skeptical when Jim Nealis first told me that a Premier Development League (PDL) soccer team might be coming to Carson City.
While Hawai'i is the team to watch, seven other teams will be out to challenge the top-seeded Rainbow Wahine when the Western Athletic Conference volleyball Tournament gets under way today at the University of Nevada in Reno.
Reno's best player doesn't even touch the ball that much. Josh Barrett rarely is seen in the backfield and lines up out wide only occasionally. But he still makes big plays. Whenever. Wherever.
Kirkwood won its highest ratings ever in national snowsport publications. Kirkwood was joined by Mammoth and Squaw as top ranking Sierra Nevada resorts in Transworld Snowboarding, Freeskier and SKI magazine.
-- Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., Wednesday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 8 p.m. on Carson Access Television Channel 10 -- "The Outdoor Recreation Show," a one-hour television program about local outdoor activities.
A cancer survivor, entertainer, stock broker or as he's called at the Nevada Fitness Center in Minden, "That crazy guy that does all the weight."
OK, gang, with all of that brand new, beautiful snow on our nearby mountains, it's time to have some fun, outdoors.
The Godspeed Wings returned home with one team championship and a pair of runner-up finishes from the Pacific Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships held Sunday in Santa Rosa, Calif.
The Lassen College women's soccer team beat Cabrillo college 4-0 in the first round of the Northern California regional playoffs on Tuesday in Susanville, Calif.
When he watches boxing on television, Harley Kilfian Sometimes dreams that he's in the ring for one of those primetime bouts.
Lauren Costella, Tara Theilemann and Justin Barber are all Academic All-Americans who are also versatile swimmers.
IRVING, Texas -- The Colorado Rockies put together their second big trade within a week, agreeing Tuesday to a tentative deal that would send Larry Walker to Arizona for Matt Williams and three other players
I spent last weekend in the Florida sunshine at Daytona International Speedway, announcing the American City Racing League doubleheader that was run with the Grand-Am series season finale. I understand it was a little wet and windy here. Sorry I missed it.
Imagine you're Galena boys soccer coach Marco Merlo. You lead your team to an undefeated league record and a High Desert League championship
RENO -- Now that the Dayton High volleyball team has had a taste of the NIAA/U.S. Bank 3A State Championships, it's already looking forward to next year.
RENO -- The University of Nevada baseball team announced the signing on Friday of two Carson Country players in Carson High's Owen Brolsma and Douglas High's Austin Graham.
RENO -- Coming off an emotional win the night before, the Galena High School volleyball team tried to come up with an encore performance against Durango in the NIAA/U.S. Bank 4A State Tournament semifinals Friday night.
RENO -- The Durango Trailblazers simply had too much firepower for the Douglas Tigers to handle during their opening round Class 4A match at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Volleyball Championships Thursday afternoon.
The Carson Junior Midget Blues ended their season with a 39-0 loss to the unbeaten Reno Raiders in the Snow Bowl Championship game on a cold, rainy and windy night.
All-league teams in the Northern 4A in several sports feature many Carson Country athletes.
The Carson Senator Midgets Pop Warner football team finished the season in third place after a 19-13 win over the Reno Wolf Pack.
RENO -- Nevada's final exhibition game before the regular season begins was about as exciting watching the clouds roll in.
Galena High School's Ben and Matt Fry both played key roles for the Grizzlies in their Northern 4A playoff opening 7-6 victory against Douglas on a rainy night in Minden.
One amazing streak came to an end for the Douglas High School volleyball program last Saturday at the Northern 4A Regional Volleyball Tournament.
This past Monday, just hours after Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe saw four feet of snow fall during a four-day span, the sun was shining and over 2,000 skiers and snow boarders played in near mid-winter conditions.
The winter months aren't normally conducive to many athletic activities in Carson City.
RENO -- It didn't take a lot to convince Galena High School's Steve Lerud or Joanna Hixon who they wanted to sign with Wednesday on the first day of the NCAA early signing period.
And because it is mid-November and if by chance, you are a hunter, fisherman, backpacker, camper, four-wheeler, ATVer, hiker or whatever, there is an associated problem.
Chi Kwan Tae Kwan Do School of Carson City swept to many top awards during the Western United States International Taekwondo Championships held Saturday in Las Vegas.
Andrea Honer, a key figure for the Douglas High School girls basketball team in its drive to a runner-up finish at the state 4A tournament back in February, made her debut for Texas Christian University Sunday.
It took a while to get rolling, but the Douglas Tigers Midget football team exploded to score four second-half touchdowns on their way to a 30-6 victory over the Cardinals last Friday night in the Sagebrush Empire League's Snow Bowl in Sparks.
At least three Carson Country athletes will sign with major college programs today. But they certainly won't be the last of the athletes to sign with major college programs before the end of this school year.
Andrew Willett has won three titles so far to lead a strong effort by the Carson Tigersharks at the Nevada State Short Course Swimming Championships.
RENO -- It won't be surprising if the opening exhibition game for the University of Nevada women's basketball team serves as a microcosm for the season.
The late Casey Stengel's dictum, "Nice guys finish last," was disproved at Rockingham last Sunday.
Douglas High's Tracey Hawks was the Midfielder of the Year and teammate Jessica Brady was the Defender of the Year in the Sierra League in girls soccer.
The Northern 4A girls soccer championship was canceled Saturday because of unplayable conditions at Foster Field, according to Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association executive director Jerry Hughes.
MINDEN -- Once the Fallon Greenwave gets rolling, they are one tough volleyball team to stop.
It was ugly, but the University of Nevada football team kept its slim bowl hopes alive.
Shanna Sparks placed third to lead the Carson High girls cross country team to a third place finish at the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Championships on Saturday in Boulder City.
The Lake Tahoe area, no doubt, has the more trendy climbing spots like Cave Rock, Lover's Leap and 90-foot wall.
Opening day for Northern Nevada's Pacific Coast League franchise is scheduled for April, 2005.
Two local women were medalists at the recently held World Senior Games in St. George, Utah.
At a glance, the performance of the Carson High School girls at the Northern 4A Cross Country Championships last Friday didn't quite measure up to what they had done the year before.
Had to get one last hike in, this time with a friend from Los Angeles who wasn't acclimated to the altitude. So an easy trek was planned, up Highway 88 past Kirkwood to the Castle Trail at the high-point of the highway before it begins its downward thrust.
Luke Rippee and Evan Bill, instrumental in Douglas High School's regular season-ending 43-32 victory against Carson, have been recognized for their performances as NIAA-Chevron High Performance Athletes of the Week for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 2.
Galena High graduate Annie Baxter was named to the 2002 Verizon Academic All-District second team for the University of Nevada women's soccer team.
On a summer day in 1993, Mike Rippee walked across the football field at Reed High School as he prepared to coach in the Sertoma Classic All-Star football game. Suddenly, he smiled when the subject of playoffs came up.
RENO -- The smallest player on the field made the biggest difference for Douglas.
The weather at John Robb Stadium should be miserable when Carson High plays undefeated McQueen in a first round playoff game tonight at 7. Shane Quilling couldn't be happier.
A great shot to have in your arsenal is the punch shot. This shot flies lower than normal and is effective in the wind, from difficult lies and when trying to keep the ball low for any reason.
In only its first season playing women's soccer, Lassen College already has won the Golden Valley Conference with several games left in the regular season.
Don't be surprised to see the Douglas Tigers and Fallon Greenwave face off when the Northern 4A Regional Volleyball Tournament championship match is played Saturday night in Minden.
On paper, the Carson High volleyball team should finish third at this weekend's Northern 4A tournament and qualify for the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Championships.
During the one-week period of time from Oct. 23 through Oct. 30, Elaine and I had three great, trout fishing trips that will live forever in our memory banks.
Steve George will have a unique and certainly an impartial view of the Northern 4A Regional high school volleyball tournament this weekend in Minden.
The Carson Junior Midget Blue Pop Warner football team advanced to the Snow Bowl Championship game with a 7-0 win over the second place Reno Jets.
Champion Motor Speedway General Manager Jeb Onweiler announced Tuesday that Robert Kline has been named race director of the 1/3 mile asphalt oval racetrack for the 2003 season.
Alonzo Hatchett has watched these young football players grow and grow. And now, barring any major surprises, he figures the Douglas Tigers Midget Pop Warner squad is in position to reach out toward its highest ambitions.
The Dayton Valley Blue Devils Junior Pee Wee Pop Warner football team is heading to the Snow Bowl.
Well, the fat lady hasn't sung yet but she's certainly tuning up. Tony Stewart is just three races away from his first Winston Cup Championship.
SPARKS -- The Carson High girls soccer team roller coaster of a season ended in heartbreaking fashion on Saturday afternoon at Reed High.
SPARKS -- Carson hasn't won a playoff game since winning the state championship in 1998 and Reed has been the main reason why.
The Galena High volleyball team finished High Desert League play at 10-2 with a 15-9, 15-11, 15-5 win over Elko on Friday.
Klopp began racing in 1985 at the age of 19 in a late model race car. After more than enough years racing the late models, Klopp switched to Legends, where "he found his home," mostly because of the expense factor.
RENO -- Shanna Sparks ran faster than she ever had before at Rancho San Rafael Park. It just wasn't good enough to win the race, as the Carson High School senior had to settle for second-place at the Northern 4A Cross Country Championships on Friday afternoon.
Carson High School's Frank Bleuss, along with Javier Vega and Jesse Gutierrez of Dayton and Amanda Crabb of Virginia City were among the NIAA-Chevron High Performance Athletes of the Week for the week of October 14-19.
Four members of the Carson City Raiders Booster Club recently attended the Oakland Raiders Football 201 Workshop for Women held at the organization's training facility in Alameda, Calif.
Eric Silsby has greatly improved as a supermodifed race car driver. In just his third season as a driver for S&S Motorsports in Carson City, Silsby has posted more fast qualifying times than any other driver on the Supermodified Racing League circuit.
It's looking more and more like high school girls soccer players in Nevada will never be a state champion and that is sad.
Snowsport season's creeping up on us with Mammoth Mountain planning to open Nov. 7 and Heavenly Nov. 22.
The Carson City Senator Midget Pop Warner football team improved to 4-3 with a 28-7 win over the Fallon Bulldogs.
Now that the preliminaries are all over, the gun for the Northern 4A and 3A Regional Cross Country Championships is ready to go off. And predictably, nothing is going to be predictable about the meet today in Reno.
The United Soccer Leagues will award a Premier Development League (PDL) team to Carson City starting in 2003, a top USL official said on Wednesday.
Sheriff candidate Ken Furlong outspent his opponent Bob Guimont by nearly $20,000 in what turned to be the costliest race in Carson City this election season.