Stories for April 2005


Saturday, April 30

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Friday, April 29

CHS track shines in BYU meet

The Carson High boys and girls track teams had a banner day at the BYU High School Invitional in Provo, Utah, posting many personal best and Northern Nevada top times.

Runners `Escape from Prison Hill'

Challenging would be an accurate description of the inaugural Escape From Prison Hill Half-Marathon trail run on Saturday. And if it wasn't difficult enough, race director Jeff Mark has proposed an idea use the 40-pound headstone trophies given to the overall winners as a way to handicap next year's run.

Snyder lends helping hand in Fallon

On the other side of a pedestal is usually a story of how dedication and advice leads to success.

Heller brings three generations of racing to track

In politics, there is a distinct difference between the left and right. In racecar driving, the difference is much more literal.

Douglas clinches crown

It would've been hard to tell that the Douglas High baseball team had just clinched its first regular-season championship in nearly 15 years Saturday afternoon after sweeping a doubleheader from Wooster.

Dayton softball sweeps

Nicole Greer pitched two one-hitters to lead the Dayton High softball team to a doublehader sweep at Incline on Saturday.

Galena, Dayton batters sweep

The Galena High baseball team kept pace with Spanish Springs in the race for first in the High Desert League by sweeping a doubleheader against Reed on Saturday. Galena won both games 10-7.

Thursday, April 28

D1 casino sidebar

BLACKJACK why is it so popular? The objective of blackjack is to beat the dealer's hand by either having a total that exceeds the dealer's total and by not going over 21 when the dealer does. Casinos have the edge because players must go first and when they bust their hand they automatically lose, even if the dealer also busts.

Carson softball loses doubleheader

The Carson High softball team now finds itself in a little bit more of a pickle as far as the Sierra League playoff race is concerned.

This and that for weekend

Some thoughts for a Northern Nevada weekend.

Carson baseball splits doubleheader

Logan Parsley delivered not once, but twice, and helped Carson High's baseball team avoid a sweep against Reno.

It's Game Day for the Lucky Spur

Two weeks ago when General Manager Michelle Kich stood in the center of Stew's Sportatorium at the Lucky Spur, she didn't think it could be finished. Kich, who is a cousin of co-owners Michael and James Stewart, worried that the sports bar and family restaurant would not meet its projected opening day of June 13. But now she's ready for the Big Day.

CHS is swept in swim

The Carson High boys and girls swim teams had encouraging efforts against Reno High on Friday.

Wednesday, April 27

Carson rifle fourth in nation

Once again the Carson High Naval Junior ROTC team proved to be one of the best clubs in the country.

Douglas baseball hammers Wooster

RENO - The plan was relatively simple.

Cougar baseball team wins tournament

The Carson Valley Cougars 14 and under traveling baseball team won the Hit it in the Bay baseball tournament held last weekend in Martinez, Calif.

ESPN scrapes bottom

ESPN television always produces its fair share of meaningless programming. Recently, viewers have been treated to a steady dose of three new shows that joined the growing list - Bowling Night, Battle of the Gridiron Stars and Stump the Schwab.

Deal them in

For Bente Giljarhus, an exchange student at Sierra Nevada College, it's all about the free drinks and the socializing. "You get the free drinks at the blackjack and roulette tables, not at the video games" the 27-year-old student from Norway said. "They never give you free drinks there. And video games are not social games. Craps is more social."

Black commits to Central Methodist

Carson High graduate Rodney Black has committed to playing baseball at Central Methodist University, an NAIA school, next season.

Carson's Johnston is honored

Carson High senior Sarah Johnston has been recognized by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association as one of Northern Nevada's top 10 student-athletes.

Tuesday, April 26

Carson defeats Lassen

The Carson High baseball team tuned up for a key three-game series with Reno High by beating Lassen 13-11 in eight innings on Wednesday in Susanville, Calif.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

CHS has 'Moore' on track

Matt Moore knows that he truly won't know where he stands until he qualifies for the NIAA 4A State Championships to be held the third weekend of May in Southern Nevada.

'Sellers of a program'

RENO - Joe Sellers was a young batboy when he came to Northern Nevada for his first visit in 1956.

Priess helps lead York College

Carson High graduate Tim Priess has helped York College of Nebraska, an NAIA school, to one of its winningest season ever.

Nevada women sign 6-5 post player

RENO - Kim Gervasoni, Nevada women's basketball coach, is going far and wide to strengthen her squad.

Fernley softball beats Dayton

Heather Matthews of Fernley won a pitchers duel against Dayton High's Nicole Greer as the Vaqueros beat the Dust Devils 2-1 on Wednesday in Fernley.

Track to open its season

Quote: "Does anyone out there suffer from road rage? Of so, then Bomber racing at Champion may be your answer" - Champion Speedway General Manager Les Kynett

Monday, April 25

Local boy featured in Sports Illustrated

Gardnerville's John-Henry Lambin is featured in Faces in the Crowd in this weeks' "Sports Illustrated."

Carson golf takes second

MINDEN - Carson High's golf team continued its stellar play by finishing second at Tuesday's Sierra League Invitational at Genoa Lakes Resort.

Carson softball sweeps

The Carson High softball team warmed up for a showdown with Sierra League frontrunner Reno High by sweeping at Elko on Tuesday.

Spanish Springs too much for the Tigers

Spanish Springs collected 12 hits and put a swift end to Douglas' 13-game winning streak Tuesday afternoon, walking away with a 12-7 win against the Tigers.

Bell set to make debut

If you go out to Champion Speedway for the season opener this Saturday night, keep your eyes peeled for the No. 11 Legends car.

Sunday, April 24

Promoter hopes raceway leads to bigger and better things

Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park is providing family-oriented motorsports and entertainment. It's helping also to generate additional revenue for a much bigger picture.

Don't give up on springtime skiing

Seems that our editorial cartoonist is a bit ahead of the times with a recent drawing showing two skiers waist deep in slushy snow. The caption was along the lines of time to give up on skiing.

Track set to begin season

For the record, the address is 1230 Race Track Drive in Carson City.

Brinkley gets his break

It's unknown whether or not Jesse Brinkley has read Sun Tzu's "The Art of War," but it's evident after watching Sunday's episode of "The Contender" that Brinkley has learned there's more than one way to defeat an opponent.

Kugler, Denny win for Carson-Douglas rodeo club

It's always nice to have an opportunity to compete at home, especially when you follow a circuit that encompasses the entire state and you only have one home date all year.

Nevada softball program feeling growing pains

Nevada's softball program is still experiencing the growing pains that come with a new program.

Pitcher hopes to help Senators qualify for Northern 4A playoffs

When you think Carson High softball over the past four years, the name Mandy Carvin comes to mind.

Saturday, April 23

Family golf clinic attracts crowd to Empire Ranch

While the weather forecast wasn't exactly promising earlier in the week, Shelly Godeken-Wright said she was prepared for anything Sunday when the 13th annual Fred Alexander Memorial Family Golf Clinic was held in Carson City.

Cremeans takes opener at Reno-Fernley

FERNLEY - Reno-Fernley Raceway kicked off the 2005 dirt oval racing season on Saturday night, featuring the ultra-fast Western Dirt Late Model Tour.

Carson City Pumas shoot their way to Comstock title

On a day when records fell at the 12th annual Comstock Shootout boys age group soccer tournament, the Carson City Pumas set a new standard for offense Sunday in winning their Under-14-year-old Cascade Division championship.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Friday, April 22

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Reno softball sweeps Douglas

The Douglas High softball team twice positioned itself to take a victory at Reno High Saturday afternoon, but twice the Huskies found ways late in the game to steal a win away.

Northern 4A track outlook

100 meters: Fastest qualiers: Josh Heilman (Carson) 11.01; Kayla Sanchez (Carson) 12.22. Watch out for: Todd Mowry and Brandon Barker (Manogue) have run 11.0 and 11.1; Megan and Paige Olivetti (Wooster).

Senators pick up key split

RENO - Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.

Eberle takes sixth, eighth

Galena High graduate Annabeth Eberle finished her women's gymnastics career at the University of Utah with a sixth and eighth place performance in Saturday's individual events at the NCAA Championships.

Galena baseball sweeps Damonte

Jacob Anderson pitched a no-hitter and Tony Thompson and Tom Jansen combined on a one-hitter as the Galena baseball team swept Damonte Ranch, winning 10-0 in the opener and 9-0 in the nightcap.

Carson baseball is swept

RENO - The oldest cliche in baseball - pitching and defense - wins games has never rang truer than in this year's Sierra League race.

Carson track has an outstanding meet

Josh Heilman, Matt Moore and Kayla Sanchez continued to turn in impressive performances to help lead another outstanding performance for the Carson High boys and girls track teams at the Silver State Invitational at Spanish Springs.

Cheating rears its ugly head

Last week when I commented on the current NASCAR "cheating," situation, little did I know that there would be a major development almost immediately.

Tiger baseball sweeps Reno

For the past five years or so, getting a Sierra League victory against the Reno Huskies has been hard enough.

Thursday, April 21

Eberle, Utah take third

Galena High graduate Annabeth Eberle ended her team career with a bang for the University of Utah women's gymnastics team at the NCAA Championships on Friday in Auburn, Ala.

Nevada falls to Fresno

The University of Nevada (19-15, 8-5 in the Western Athletic Conference) ran into a hot hitter in Beau Mills and pitcher in Matt Garza on Friday night falling 3-1 to Fresno State in the first game of a three-game series at Pete Beiden Field in Fresno, Calif.

A few things retiring women should know

Having been married for a number of years and having a daughter, I recognize there are differences between men and women. That being said, I have identified a number of financial-planning issues I believe women should consider to help ensure their lifestyle in retirement is all that they want it to be. First, I believe women need to look forward to a long retirement and plan accordingly. The U.S. Census Bureau recently reported that a woman who reaches age 50 today without serious health problems is likely to reach her 92nd birthday. That could potentially become an extended retirement.

Brinkley becoming worldwid star

RENO - Yerington's Jesse Brinkley has been a familiar enough face for Northern Nevada boxing fans, but as the Bachman Turner Overdrive song goes, You ain't seen nothing yet.

Real estate transactions

Carson City Transactions recorded by the Assessor's Office by date, address and sale price. For details, go to

Wilcks lifts Nevada

RENO - The University of Nevada softball team (20-21) inched closer to the .500 mark as freshman pitcher Jordan McPherson picked up both victories here Friday as the Pack swept WAC rival UTEP, 4-2 and 5-2.

Wednesday, April 20

Douglas baseball knocks off Reno

With just about anyone else on the mound, you're going to your bullpen for help when the game is tied in the seventh inning and the No. 1-ranked team in the region loads the bases with one out.

Picking the NBA playoffs

The National Basketball Association playoffs begin Saturday, and it doesn't seem that too many people really care. The glory days of the NBA are long gone, and clearly something is missing.

Carson baseball beats Wooster

Ordinarily, Carson High baseball coach Steve Cook would have been very nervous after watching a 2-0 lead turn into a 3-2 deficit in the top of the sixth inning against Wooster. However, he took one look at his players coming off the field and had a good feeling on Thursday afternoon.

Senators cruis past S. Tahoe

With the Northern 4A Regional Softball Tournament set for its own home field, the Carson High softball team knows exactly where it wants to be on the weekend of May 11-13. The Senators also know exactly where they don't want to be.

Tuesday, April 19


The new wine room in Adele's Restaurant & Lounge contains about 3,000 bottles of fine wine, including Beringer and Bernkasteler Badstube encased behind oak cabinets and glass. An oil painting of a docked sailboat is displayed above the brick fireplace in the new expanded lounge. A pair of high-backed red leather chairs and another pair of blue upholstered chairs are placed on the wood floor in front of the fireplace.

News from the Biz Bank ... Reno chosen as top city to do business

StoneHedge Financial Group, a Nevada-owned and operated full-service investment company and strategic alliance partner of Business Bank of Nevada, hired Carson City's Jay Tomlinson to manage a portion of the company's growing Northern Nevada operation. Tomlinson joins StoneHedge Financial with 40 years of experience in the investment and financial planning business. He will work at Business Bank's Carson City branch, 1811 E. College Parkway.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Snyder to speak at Fallon fund-raiser

After qualifying for the World Series in February, the Fallon Mustangs traveling baseball team turns to its biggest fundraiser to help cover the travel expenses.

Comstock Shootout will be held

It's become an annual rite of spring in Carson City: For the next two weekends, soccer moms, dads, players, coaches and anyone who has anything to do with the sport will take over the community.

Business calendar

Friday • "The Influential Leader" simulcast at the Capital Christian Center, 1600 Snyder Ave. This seminar is composed of nine speakers from the celebrity leadership roster, including John C. Maxwell, Marcus Buckingham and Jackie Freiberg. Tickets are $79, which includes seminar materials, breakfast and lunch. For more information, call Brenda Simpson at 883-3355.

Rodeo set for weekend

The Carson-Douglas Rodeo Club have been traveling all over the state competing in high school events throughout the year.

Briefcase: Westside Ink

Name: Diane McEachin Title: Owner Business name: Westside Ink - books, art, pie Phone number: 885-9777

Monday, April 18

Carson baseball falters in loss to Manogue

The Carson High baseball team doesn't look like a team that's ready to be taken seriously in the Sierra League race.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Carson softball defeats Dayton

Carson and Dayton High Schools are two teams battling for their playoff lives in softball, so Tuesday's game between the two clubs served an important purpose.

Senators swing their way to victory

Despite tough conditions, the Carson High golf team returned to form in a Sierra League Tournament at Rosewood on Tuesday.

Another case of Tuesday blahs for Wolf Pack

RENO - The Tuesday blahs continued for the Nevada baseball team.

Sunday, April 17

Matt Bowman makes transition at Nevada

RENO - It had been a long time since Matt Bowman had played outfield. Six years to be exact.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Carson City man finishes Boston Marathon

It wasn't the finish Sean Lehmann envisioned. The Carson City runner did make it to the finish line at the 109th Boston Marathon on Monday, and he was glad to have had the chance to experience the event.

Denny wins steer wrestling at Battle Mountain

Keston Denny captured second-place in steer wrestling on Saturday and then came back to win the event on Sunday to supply a highlight for the Carson-Douglas High School Rodeo Club during the Battle Mountain Rodeo.

Beautiful spring skiing last weekend

If ever there was a weekend that clearly demonstrated the pleasures of spring skiing and boarding in the Sierra Nevada, last week was it.

Traffic jam atop WAC baseball race

What's more congested than the Spaghetti Bowl area at 5 p.m. on a weekday?

Saturday, April 16

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Friday, April 15

Douglas softball sweeps North Valleys

When the Douglas High softball team looks back on the 2005 season two months from now, Saturday's doubleheader at North Valleys just may stick out as the turning point.

Taking a shot at different winter sport

I had a ski cap on. The ski gloves were on. The skis were on. So was the sun bloc. Now, I was ready to take my first shot at the winter sport of biathlon - which tests an athlete's skills at cross country skiing and precision target shooting.

Galena sweeps Elko

All of a sudden, this doesn't look so much like a rebuilding season for the Galena High baseball team.

Dayton baseball splits

The Dayton High baseball team received outstanding pitching from Travis Wood and Cory Yoder in a 2-1 win over North Tahoe in nine innings in a Northern 3A game on Saturday at Dayton.

Jacob's well against San Jose State

RENO - Nevada outfielder Jacob Butler didn't mince any words.

Carson sweeps S. Tahoe

After an embarrassing week in which the Carson High baseball team was routed by McQueen on Tuesday and then suffered its first ever loss to South Tahoe on Thursday.

Mercer to keep playing

As long as Carson High graduate Joe Mercer is given the chance to play professional baseball, he's going to take it.

Greer pitches perfect game

Nicole Greer pitched her second perfect game of the season as the Dayton High softball team swept North Tahoe in Northern 3A action.

Thursday, April 14

Carson swimmers sweep past S. Tahoe

The Carson High boys and girls swim teams had no trouble in dispatching of South Tahoe on Friday at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Moore sets meet record

Matt Moore shattered a meet record to lead an outstanding effort by the Carson High boys and girls track teams at the Woody Wilson Invitational on Friday at UC Davis.

Winans sale marks end of 40-year furniture business

It's the beginning of the end for the Winans Furniture stores in Reno and Minden. The family-owned furniture stores open for business today for a going-out-of-business sale that will pay back more than 100 creditors.

Galena sweeps past Elko

The Galena High baseball team kept pace in the High Desert League race by sweeping a doubleheader from Elko at home on Friday.

Nevada comes back for victory

RENO - Nevada started its showdown against San Jose State in inauspicious fashion.

Marcial plays through tragedy

RENO - You have to admire the mental toughness and courage of Nevada shortstop Robert Marcial.

Carson falls to Manogue

This time, the Carson High softball team was unable to put together a big seventh inning comeback to win the game.

Fox looks for one more

With the signing of power forward Demarshay Johnson, Nevada has one more scholarship to award for the upcoming season.

Wednesday, April 13

Carson softball is a winner

Mandy Carvin faced one batter over the minimum through four innings as the Carson High softball team took care of business with a 10-0 win over South Tahoe on Thursday at CHS.

South Tahoe stuns Carson baseball

CARSON CITY - Somebody forgot to tell this year's South Tahoe High Vikings about decades of never beating Carson. Somebody forgot to tell them about their 2-40 Sierra Division record since 2003 going into Thursday's game.

Savidge sets best mark

It is one of those once in a lifetime moments and it's happened in the state of Nevada - well never.

NBA, Derby, Steroids

With only a week to go in the regular season, by next Friday, the NBA playoff match-ups will be set and the odds will already be out. Handicappers should be looking to bet on the teams with the best health, depth, experience, coaching, defense and current momentum going into the postseason.

News about the city - from garage doors to Gottschalks

A Carson City garage door company was honored by Martin Door Manufacturing for sales excellence in 2004. Carson Overhead Door was recognized by Martin Door earlier this year as one of the company's top-selling dealers for the past year. The company, managed by Todd Laffoon, was given Martin's bronze star for sales excellence.

Brady is groovy for Douglas

A last-minute decision turned into something truly great for Douglas High's D.J. Brady.

Tuesday, April 12

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Locals at Feather River

Feather River Community College's baseball and softball teams are thinking postseason and a strong nucleus of local athletes is a major reason why.

Christian signs with CSI

When one saw the passion in which Ciarra Christian played the game of basketball, it would have likely came as a surprise when the former Carson High standout decided to stop competing.

Gilbert's light is shining

For most people being one of nine remaining contestants on NBC's latest reality show "The Contender" would mark a tremendous achievement.

Bizzy Buzzy: a besieged bakery

The little yellow building at the Carson City Airport survived a war against the elements. Rain water had rushed in from the tarmac, filling one room in the kitchen. The building had settled, causing a crack in two walls. So, if you stood in the flooded kitchen room you could look through the crack and watch a plane landing on the runway and feel the wind against your face.

Monday, April 11

Lorenzen among local athletes to move on

The process for Derek Lorenzen's college dreams should be a long and arduous one over the next couple of months. Unless if Lorenzen catches a Division I college coach's eye this weekend.

Carson baseball falls to McQueen

A young team that's had a great deal of success needs a reality check every once in a while. That's what happened to the Carson High baseball team on Tuesday at Ron McNutt Field.

Nevada baseball falls apart

RENO - Nevada coach Gary Powers didn't mince any words after the Wolf Pack's latest defensive meltdown.

Sunday, April 10

Skiing season still going strong

The season is far from over but already the resorts are talking about next season.

Carson softball tunes up for key game with win

No Mandy Carvin. No Liz Rankl for half a game. No problem.

Where's Harry?

Holy Cow! I can still remember getting caught up with the Chicago Cubs during their 1984 pennant run when WGN-TV brought their games to cable here. Or might have been a matter of getting caught up with Harry Caray?

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

WAC tourneys set in softball and baseball

The Western Athletic Conference announced last week that it would start holding conference championships in softball and baseball next year, and Jeff Hurd, senior assistant commissioner, said the host sites would be awarded during the summer.

Saturday, April 9

Hawaii baseball defeats Nevada

RENO - There are no gimmees in the Western Athletic Conference. Just ask Nevada baseball coach Gary Powers.

Fans fascinated with AMA action

About 500 inquisitive motorcycle race fans showed up Saturday for the inaugural show at Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park.

S&S Motorsports wins supermodified opener Saturday in Arizona

Only nine Supermodifed Racing League entries were on hand for the season opener Saturday at Tucson Raceway Park in Tucson, Ariz., but Troy Regier, driver of the No. 98 S&S Motorsports, gave the fans a show they won't forget.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Friday, April 8

Carson swimming sweeps Manogue

The Carson boys and girls swim teams turned in dominating performances in beating Manogue on Saturday.

Dayton softball splits

Sierra Barnwell went 4-for-5 with a double and two runs as the Dayton softball team salvaged a split against Truckee, winning the nightcap 7-4. Truckee won the opener 10-3.

Senators complete sweep of Panthers

There is one basic goal anytime the Carson High baseball team comes to bat - to score at least one run in every inning.

Carson boys and girls track take second

The Carson girls track team didn't have the best of luck, but still narrowly missed out on winning the Reed Invitational on Saturday.

Galena softball sweeps Fallon

FALLON - A monumental error on a routine fly ball gave Galena new life Saturday afternoon in the first game of a High Desert League softball game at Fallon.

Zalokar wins Jester Jog

Fred Zalokar of Reno ran to first-place in the 10K race Saturday during the annual Jester's Jog.

Douglas softball sweeps South Tahoe

Kellei Kizer pitched a one-hit shutout to key a doubleheader sweep for the Douglas softball team against South Tahoe Saturday at Lady Tiger Field.

Carson softball splits with North Valleys

Carson High's Mandy Carvin and Nicole Ellis of North Valleys came away with a split in their dual between two primetime Northern 4A softball pitchers on Saturday afternoon.

Nevada baseball pounds out win

RENO - After being stymied by bad weather throughout the entire month of January and the early part of February, Nevada hitters are finally in a nice groove.

Galena and Fallon baseball split

Jacob Anderson pitched a two-hitter in the second game of a double-header Saturday in leading Galena to a 3-1 win and a split with the Greenwave Saturday afternoon in Fallon.

NASCAR season could be interesting

Is anybody else out there old enough to remember the great gas crisis of 1973?

Douglas baseball sweeps South Tahoe

Chad Walling went 2-for-2 with two RBI and a triple to help out his own cause as the Douglas High baseball team defeated South Tahoe 21-6 in game two of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Douglas High.

Thursday, April 7

Stokes seventh, Carson rifle 11th in nation

Cody Stokes finished seventh in the nation to lead the Carson High Naval JROTC rifle team to an 11th place finishe out of 250 teams at the annual Secretary of the Navy postal match.

Lewis deserved better at Douglas

I admit that I wasn't surprised when Keith Lewis announced his resignation as Douglas High's basketball coach a couple of days ago.

AAA tips for saving money on gas

Avoid luxury gas Premium fuel costs about 20 cents a gallon more than regular. If your car doesn't need premium grade fuel, don't buy it. Check your owner's manual. If the manufacturer does not require high-octane fuel, your car will run just as well on the least expensive gas. Avoid mid-grade fuel, your engine either needs premium or regular.

New WNCC soccer coach hits the ground running

Hillary Arthur knew there would be a lot of work ahead when she accepted the position as head coach of the Western Nevada Community College women's soccer program on Jan. 18

Nevada baseball beats Hawai'i

RENO - Tim Schoeninger lived in Colorado and pitched two years at Nebraska, so he is no stranger to cold, windy days.

WNCC soccer class introduced

Kristel Thompson enjoyed a highly successful senior soccer season for Dayton High School last fall. But after going down with an ACL injury during basketball practice in early December, Thompson figured her days as a soccer player were over.

Carson track off to a strong start

The Carson High boys and girls track teams came into the Reed Invitational with a goal winning the meet. Both teams got off to a strong start on Friday.

Hixon to Idaho State, Christian to Southern Idaho

Former Galena High athletic standout Joanna Hixon has committed to play women's basketball at Idaho State, has reported.

Wednesday, April 6

Galena baseball beats Fallon

Andrew Ferguson settled down after a rough first inning and the Galena baseball team rallied for a 10-5 win over Fallon on Thursdy at Galena.

More and more money for oil

Dennis Baggett pulled his giant Bounder Fleetwood Recreational Vehicle into an open space at the North Carson Street Arco AM/PM and took out his debit card. It's time to pay the price for his semi-retirement tour of the West Coast with his cat, Skidder. A blue Ford 4X4 is hitched to the RV. He takes up the entire side of a pump island.

Carson golfers take third

The gusting winds that wreaked havoc on the Carson Valley Thursday afternoon made Eagle Valley East play like Doral's famed Blue Monster course.

Carson baseball defeats North Valleys

There's nothing spectacular about the Carson High baseball team. It's just a solid bunch.

Douglas baseball defeats South Tahoe

What started out as a pitchers' duel quickly turned into a blowout Thursday afternoon at Douglas High School.

From steroids to Angels Angels

There is an old adage in professional sports that says, "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'." In our win-at-all-costs American society we say, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." Olympic silver and bronze medals are just not good enough since, "second place is just the first loser."

Business Calendar

Tuesday • Free workshop for contractors to learn more about federal regulations that require certain practices to be followed during construction to help protect water quality. The workshop is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Meek's in Gardnerville, 1405 Industrial Way. It's sponsored by the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Douglas County and the Douglas County Building Industry Association. To RSVP or for more information, call Mark O'Farrell at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension in Douglas County at 782-9960.

Nevada brothels want to be good neighbors and pay taxes

MOUND HOUSE - If visitors to the Moonlite BunnyRanch aren't too distracted by the half-naked woman in skyscraper heels likely to be lounging at the bar, they might notice a small glass box stuffed with dollar bills near the door. This month, the brothel is collecting donations for the Silver Springs Spay and Neuter Clinic. Two months ago, it was the local children's museum.

Lewis steps down, Evans is athletic director

Douglas High School will go through a shake up in its sports department next year - with a new boys basketball coach and a new athletic director.

Costella yet to be picked for University Games

Despite finishing third in the 1,500-meter freestyle on Wednesday at the World Championship trials, Carson High graduate Lauren Costella has yet to be named to represent the United States at the World University Games.

Hummel wins PGA match play event

Washoe Valley's Steve Hummell won three matches over a two-day period to win the Sierra Nevada PGA Match Play Championship at Thunder Canyon Golf Club.

Tuesday, April 5

Schacter wins national title for Nevada boxing

RENO -- After 55-plus years in the sport University of Nevada boxing coach Greg Rice knows how to spot talent. And from the beginning of the season he touted freshman David Schacter as a rising star.

Costella takes third in World trials

Carson High graduate Lauren Costella appears to have returned to the form that allowed her to win a bronze medal at the World University Games two years ago. And because of that, Costella will likely be returning to the World University Games this year.

Carson third in its own invitational

After a strong showing on Wednesday, the Carson High golf team is in great position to win its own tournament today.

Wilcks takes advantage of chance at Nevada

RENO - The opportunity was there, and Kaycee Wilcks seized it.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Coaches have authority at Carson

Politics have always been a part of high school sports. So it didn't surprise me when the recent controversy surrounding the McQueen baseball team took place.

Monday, April 4

Lamborn takes third at WOW

Carson High sophomore Travis Lamborn took third at the prestigious World of Wrestling Tournament held this past weekend at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Douglas baseball comes back to beat Galena

Normally, when a team trails 8-1 in the second inning, it almost certainly means it's going to be a long afternoon.

Carson golf wins league event

Over the years, the Carson High boys golf team has found out how important - and costly - one stroke can be.

Carson softball falls to Reno

The Carson High softball team couldn't solve Stephanie Shuman in a 4-0 loss to Reno High in a Sierra League game on Tuesday in Reno.

Nevada baseball lets it slip away

The University of Nevada (15-11) committed a season high eight errors which led to seven unearned runs in an 11-8 loss to California (21-12) on Tuesday at Peccole Park in Reno. The loss snapped the Wolf Pack's four-game win streak as Cal won for the first time in four games.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Pitchers supply highlight for Carson in win over Whittell

Now that senior left-hander Wes Osmer has been lost for the season with an elbow injury, pitching depth has suddenly taken on new importance for the Carson High baseball team.

Sunday, April 3

Skiing season still far from over

Season's far from over, although Heavenly will close Stagecoach lift Monday. Gondola and California base lift will run through May 1.

Koncrete Davis still has his spirit

The IBF may have stripped Reno's "Koncrete" Kelvin Davis of his cruiserweight title, but it hasn't taken away his fighting spirit.

Nevada's Owen Brolsma on comeback trail

RENO - Owen Brolsma remembers the date very well. Pitchers have a knack for remembering serious injuries.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Saturday, April 2

Galena's Geib, Fritsche win at Bay Area meet

Fritsche won the boys pole vault with a clearance of 14-feet, 6-inches that also tied the school record and Geib won the 3,200 meters by 80 meters with a time of 9:24.6 on a cool and breezy day at Chabot College.

Sheriff's blotter

The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:

Friday, April 1

Carson track impressive at Fallon

The Carson High boys and girls track teams showed their among the best programs in Northern Nevada on Saturday at the Fallon Invitational.

IRL hitting the road in Florida

This weekend marks the Indy Racing League's (IRL) road racing debut at St. Petersburg, Fla.

Henrys and Leck shine in baseball

Carson High's Ryan and Aaron Henry helped the Lassen Community College baseball team take two-of-three this weekend from College of the Siskiyous.

Ten commit to WNCC soccer

Western Nevada Community College will take another step toward putting its inaugural women's soccer program on the field on Friday afternoon when coach Hillary Arthur introduces her first recruiting class.

Spring Creek softball sweeps

DAYTON - Katie Crnkovich found herself in a new role for the Spring Creek High softball team on Saturday. The junior, who normally splits the pitching chores for the Spartans, found herself in a solo role one night after teammate Katie Garcia sustained injuries in an automobile rollover.

Dust Devils split with Spring Creek

DAYTON - A sweep would have been nice. But everything considered, Dayton High baseball coach Craig Miller had no complaints after the Dust Devils split their Northern 3A doubleheader against Spring Creek on Saturday.

Engan posts national qualifying time

Jamie Engan posted a senior national championship qualifying time in the 1,000-yard freestyle to help lead another impressive effort by the Carson Tigersharks Swim Club on Saturday at the Far Western Championships in Morgan Hill, Calif.