RENO - Jessica Preslar scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help Nevada overcome a sluggish start in its 59-53 win over San Francisco Saturday before 255 fans at Lawlor Events Center.
Happy New Year, and may your favorite driver/team/car make be the 2006 Champion!
MORAGA, Calif. - When Nevada made its valiant second-half comeback, WAC Player of the Year Nick Fazekas was on the bench.
The flood waters that swept through Carson City last weekend gave all of us a good reminder about just how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. As well as the city prepared, and as quickly as crews reacted for the cleanup, many homeowners were left with soaked floors and a hefty carpet cleaning bill. Some had to replace carpeting entirely. That's not cheap.
It looked like the Galena High boys basketball team was in trouble at halftime of its consolation championship game at the Energy Classic in Gillette, Wyo., on Friday morning. The Grizzlies, who have a goal of limiting opposing teams to 45 points per game, already trailed Wyoming power Cheyenne East 48-38 and still had the second half left to play.
MORAGA, Calif. - Nevada puts its four-game winning streak on the line today against Saint Mary's College.
The Carson High girls basketball team may have played its best game of the year, but it wasn't quite enough in a 47-40 loss to host Juneau Douglas in the Capital Classic in Alaska on Friday.
The Carson High boys basketball team couldn't take advantage of its chances at the foul line as the Senators dropped their final game in the Las Vegas Prep Classic, losing to Palos Verde of Southern California 58-43 on Thursday.
RENO - Meet Carson's Kyle Banko and Shane Miller of Douglas.
RENO - Ramon Sessions was one of the shortest players on the floor, but that didn't stop him from grabbing a career-best 12 rebounds.
1. Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center opens Carson City's new 352,000-square-foot medical center, 1600 Medical Parkway, opened for patients Dec. 3 after the closure of Carson-Tahoe Hospital in downtown Carson City. The old hospital is being used for outpatient services.
Most of the time, New Year's resolutions are good for business. The membership rosters of America's fitness centers fatten. No pun intended.
Fifteen college games remain in the football bowl season, and by this time next week, they will all be decided. That means there's plenty of picks to get to.
RENO - Ramon Sessions' hip is finally healthy. That is bad news for opponents on Nevada's basketball schedule.
Carson City has had a long line of swimmers who have competed at the collegiate level and this year is no different with no less than six Carson High graduates swimming in college this year.
Todd and Kyle Banko and Travis Lamborn are all still alive in the chase for individual titles for the Carson High wrestling team at the Sierra Nevada Classic.
Douglas County Real estate transactions recorded by the Douglas County Assessor's Office by date, address and sale price.
Foul trouble hurt the Carson High girls basketball team in a 57-35 loss to Wasilla, Alaska, in the Capital Classic on Wednesday in Juneau, Alaska.
Carson City Business licenses issued in Carson City as of Dec. 30: Capital Controls, Inc., plumbing/heating contractor, 2646 Pebbleridge Drive, Carson City; Capital Controls, Inc.
Before you read this column, please remember this is just one person's opinion and doesn't reflect the opinion of the rest of the Appeal sports staff.
The Carson High boys basketball team split two games on Wednesday at the Las Vegas Prep Classic, coming back to rout Las Vegas 78-51 after losing to Kelly Walsh of Wyoming 58-51.
A couple of incidents recently put skiing in a different perspective for this snowsporter. One may mean something to most skiers or riders, the other is I hope unique.
The Carson High girls basketball team traveled north to Alaska and beat a team from Down Under Tuesday at the Princess Cruises Capital City Classic in Juneau, Alaska.
RENO - It was a sub-par performance to be sure, but Nevada was philosophical about it.
RENO - David Carter has made very few trips to Saint Mary's College since he graduated in 1989, and they have mostly been to coach against his alma mater.
RENO - If there is a team that has had to endure a tougher road basketball schedule than Nevada has this season, it is Norfolk State.
With the last days of 2005 winding down, it's time to present the Nevada Appeal's year-end boxing awards:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I hope that you were all good little gearheads, and that Santa filled your stocking with your fondest wishes, whether that is a new set of wheels for your racecar or tickets to the Daytona 500.
While the Carson High girls basketball team fell again at the San Diego Above the Rim Classic, it was able to end the tournament on an encouraging note.
As a member of the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad, Harvey Dahl toiled in the trenches for the first 14 games of this regular season.
Carson City Business licenses issued in Carson City as of Dec. 16: Quality Detailing, 508 Thompson St., Carson City; detailing vehicles (mobile basis); James Barry, owner
Citizens for Affordable Homes, Inc., a builder of self-help homes, will relocate to its new office at 100 Pinecone Road in Dayton on Wednesday. All contact information will remain the same. CAHI has finally come to realize the dream of office ownership, after renting office space on Winnie Lane for about three years.
Like many Americans, you are probably working hard to build wealth in the form of retirement savings. Undoubtedly, you also appreciate the importance of strategies to help preserve those assets when you change jobs or retire. One of the best ways to do so is through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) rollover, which can help maintain your retirement funds' tax-advantaged status and may provide you with better control over your asset allocation strategy and the distributions you will ultimately take from the account.
Returning and exchanging items the day after Christmas can often be more hectic than shopping for everyone on your list. Plan ahead and you may not have to wait in a 20-minute line to return one blouse. Some stores are tougher on returns than others - check it out before you make a needless trip. A few stores are offering low prices. Perhaps Monday is the best day to start shopping for next year.
Rocking and rolling. That's what it's like to be at Lawlor Events Center these days for a Nevada men's basketball game.
The Carson High girls basketball team lost 61-25 to one of the San Diego area's top teams in Mt. Carmel at the Above the Rim Classic on Thursday.
Making correct picks in college football bowl games can sometimes become difficult. Here are some strategies to use when making bowl game wagers.
Damonte Ranch held off a late run by the Douglas girls' basketball team to claim a 44-40 victory in south Reno.
Citing the performance of his junior wrestlers, Highlanders coach Jeremy Reichert said the team was improving with each meet.
Only a couple of Carson City racers traveled over the hill for the final race of the prestigious QRC Cup at Red Bluff on Saturday, Dec. 10.
RENO - Nevada coach Mark Fox expected a dogfight, and he got exactly that.
RENO - Kyle Shiloh often goes unappreciated except those close to the Nevada basketball team.
Caleb Davis, Brian Halverson and Kyle Banko logged successive pins to finish the night as the Carson High wrestling team rallied for a 42-34 Sierra League dual meet victory against North Valleys on Wednesday in Reno.
RENO - A year ago, Nevada defended its way to an 11-point win over Georgia, holding the Bulldogs to a putrid 27.6 percentage from the floor.
Carson High coach Bruce Barnes could be forgiven for looking ahead to a possible meeting with former teammate and rival Eric Swain in the finals of the Capital Classic.
Rosella Nunez scored all 15 of her game-high points in the second and third quarters to help the Carson High girls basketball team post a 64-26 victory against Gardena, Calif., on the opening day of play at the Bishop's School Above the Rim Prep Classic in La Jolla, Calif., on Monday.
Through eight nonconference games, Nevada has shown great improvement in one area from last year - 3-point shooting.
Top-ranked Oklahoma State captured three individual titles en route to its ninth team championship in 10 years at the Reno Tournament of Champions college wrestling tournament on Sunday.
Todd Banko placed fifth at the high-powered Coast Classic in Scotts Valley, Calif., to lead a solid effort for the Carson High wrestling team this past weekend.
It's nearly Christmas and since WWE diva Trish Stratus has decided to play Scrooge and turn down my requests for a date, I've decided instead to share with you this gift list.
The Yerington High boys basketball team was just able to hold on, but kept its unbeaten mark in tact in the Northern 3A.
The Douglas High boys basketball team was in complete control against Utah's top team in the first half. But then the Tigers were brought back to reality in the second half.
It seems like ages ago that I attended the first race at a rather primitive 3/8 mile clay oval at Reno-Fernley Raceway.
RENO - It's funny how easy the game of basketball is when you play some defense and take care of the ball.
RENO - More often than not, a basketball coach would be satisfied if their team limited an opponent to 62 points.
Ross Aguiar and a group of local wrestling enthusiasts took the line from "Field of Dreams" to heart when they first envisioned a top-level collegiate and high school tournament in Reno.
All 12 players scored for the Dayton High boys basketball team as it rolled to a 67-36 win over Fernley on Friday.
Many times last season, Nevada football coach Chris Ault mentioned that JC transfer Robert Hubbard was good enough to be getting some playing time in the Pack's backfield.
Signs of improvement could continue to be seen from the Carson High girls basketball team despite a 48-40 loss at McQueen on Friday.
Carson City Real estate transactions recorded by the Carson City Assessor's Office by date, address and sale price. For details on individual transactions, visit www.carson-city.nv.us/Assessor/
The Nevada Appeal and Sierra Nevada Media Group have two new directors overseeing advertising. Gloria Thomas, 57, took over as regional advertising director for the group in mid-November. She advanced to this position after spending two months as the regional classified manager.
Carson City Business licenses issued in Carson City as of Dec. 9: Quality Detailing, 508 Thompson St., Carson City; detailing vehicles (mobile basis); James Barry, owner
Nevada's seasonal decline in construction and gaming industry jobs was offset by increased retail hiring in November. Birgit Baker, director of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, said state businesses added 1,200 jobs during the month.
SPARKS - Carson High's scheduling has turned out to be a double-edged sword.
RENO - The play didn't go quite as Bishop Gorman coach Grant Rice planned, but he'll gladly take the result.
With only three weeks remaining in the National Football League's regular season, it's about time we review which trends have been the best moneymakers so far this year. Point spread records may vary depending on what sources you use.
Now that 2005 is winding down and the holidays are upon us, I think it's time to face the facts and address a subject none of us want to think about: long-term care insurance. Fact No. 1: A research study in May, 2005, sponsored by the Society of Actuaries Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks, reports that most Americans underestimate their likelihood of needing long-term care. Relatively few consumers either own long-term care insurance or can afford to pay for extended care on their own, according to the report.
The Ormsby House was built in 1972 by the Laxalt family. It passed through the hands of four other owners before being bought in 1999 by Allen Fiegehen and Don Lehr for $3.75 million.
This year the editorial department at the Nevada Appeal had a Christmas tree and a gift exchange. I got a book by Gloria Steinem and a Russian record. No, I don't own a record player. Yes, I remember what one looks like. We even decorated this year, which is quite an achievement for a group of editors and reporters. I didn't help, of course, because I'm not really a festive person.
Small-business assistance at the Carson City Area Chamber of Commerce, call 882-1565 for an appointment. Sunday
RENO - There will be new shopping options to look forward to next holiday season. The Summit Sierra, Northern Nevada's new open-air lifestyle shopping center, has announced six new confirmed tenants for its upscale shopping experience. The most recent additions include:
After a huge win against one of Northern California's top teams, the Galena High boys basketball team will jump right back into the fire.
Alli Otto says she was very disappointed when she left MacKay Stadium after the Carson Senators lost 3-2 against Galena in the Northern 4A girls soccer championship match back on Nov. 12.
The Carson High boys basketball team made a valiant second half comeback before falling short in a 54-46 loss to Corona Del Mar, Calif., on Thursday in the Rail City Classic at Reed.
SPARKS - It was only fitting that the game-winning basket in Carson High's 68-67 overtime win over El Camino in the first round of the Nugget-Rail City Classic was a putback by Jake Jeffers.
The Carson High baseball program will have a chance to really make a name for itself during the off season thanks to three players.
RENO - With coaches from Nevada, Syracuse, UCLA and Washington looking on, talented sophomore Luke Babbitt scored 25 points to help power Galena to a 61-37 win over Santa Rita of Tucson, Ariz., in the first round of the George Maldonado Memorial Classic Wednesday night at Galena.
The Dayton High boys basketball team broke open a close game in the third quarter on its way to a 70-52 win at Incline on Thursday in its Northern 3A opener.
The Yerington High boys basketball team was able to hold off Fernley in the two schools' Northern 3A opener at Yerington.
The Carson High wrestling team picked up a hard earned win over Damonte Ranch at home on Wednesday in Sierra League dual meet action.
RENO - There is still a ton of basketball left this season, and Nevada is showing signs of having another good season, possibly good enough to land it in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year.
Jeff Rogers, a 2003 Carson High graduate, received the Spirit Award this season for the Macalester (Minn.) men's soccer team.
What I do: The store is packed with things from all over the world, beautiful pieces of art, sculptures, metal art and other unique items that you won't find locally. Where I grew up: New York and Florida.
She was fatigued. There were six to eight inches of fresh snow on the ground and temperatures hovered in the mid-30s. Her hopes of a top-25 finish and All-American recognition appeared dim. Annie Brinson wasn't feeling so positive about her ninth and final trip to the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.
As a member of the University of Nevada boxing team, Reno's Joey Gilbert slugged his way to three national championships. Now the 29-year-old attorney will be looking to win his first belt as a professional.
RENO - Road-weary Nevada showed that it's tank wasn't quite empty.
RENO - Nevada basketball coach Mark Fox will get an opportunity to see just how resilient his basketball team is.
Jaycee Carroll, Utah State's outstanding shooting guard, was named Xbox Live Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
A Carson City-based corporation that operates five gyms in the area has a New Year's resolution: to become a World Gym. On Jan. 1, Nevada Fitness will become a World Gym franchisee. World Gym International runs and franchises more than 300 health and fitness centers in about 30 states and 20 countries worldwide, according to Hoovers.com.
Annie Brinson and Meagan Myer finished 28th and 29th respectively with personal record times in their Young Women's division age group race for the Sierra Flyers at the USATF Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships held in Smithfield, R.I., on Saturday.
The Galena High boys basketball team tuned up for a tough stretch over the next month with a 60-37 win over Caldwell, Idaho, on Saturday at home.
Remember back about four years ago when NASCAR announced its new TV package with FOX and NBC for $2.8 billion, and I warned you that you were going to be seeing more commercials to pay for it? Well, it's gonna get worse.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - The game was there for the taking. Nevada had closed UCLA's nine-point halftime lead to one point, and was ready to take charge of the game.
RENO - Scoring droughts for the Nevada women's basketball team seemed as severe as a deadly plague.
MINDEN - Coming off a tough loss less than 24 hours before, coach Rob Streeter was interested in seeing how his Douglas High boys basketball team would respond against arch rival Carson on Saturday afternoon.
Travis Lamborn, Jonas Schenzel andd Kyle Banko all won titles to lead a solid effort by the Carson High wrestling team at the James Riddle Tournament on Saturday in Oakdale, Calif.
The Galena High boys basketball team rolled to its first win of the year, beating Jefferson of South San Francisco 80-41 on Friday at home.
Promoter Gary Shaw said his relationship with Reno middleweight Joey Gilbert is over.
I'd like to follow up on what my colleague Joe Ellison said in his weekly column that appeared Friday - Oregon got hosed.
For two quarters, the Carson High girls basketball looked woefully out of sync.
The Douglas High wrestling team defeated Damonte Ranch 54-15 in a Sierra League meet on Wednesday.
MINDEN - There may be a line that separates 4A and 3A schools, but if there's a gap, it seems to be narrowing - at least when it comes to the Carson and Dayton high school boys basketball programs.
It took a quarter and a half for it to get settled in but once it did, the Douglas boys' basketball team had little trouble disposing of Fallon, 65-36 in the Tigers' home-opener Thursday night.
Kayla Skog took first in the vault to lead a strong effort by Crosstumblers Gymnastics at the Nevada State Championships held in Reno on Nov. 19 and 20.
College football's Bowl Championship Series never fails when it comes to angering certain conferences, universities, players and fans. And far too often, the Pacific-10 Conference schools are the ones being provoked.
Carson City's D.J. Freeman had an assist for the Wild Pee Wee ice hockey team in a 4-1 loss to Cupertino, Calif., last weekend. The Wild also lost 3-1 to the San Francisco Saber Cats over the weekend.
This is the time of year in which there is plenty of tournament action in high school basketball.
There was no letdown for the Yerington High boys basketball team in a 71-47 win over Hawthorne at home on Wednesday.
RENO - Nevada made its first home appearance in 18 days, and the Wolf Pack treated their fans to a dominating performance.
RENO - Ramon Sessions sat out the entire game against UC Davis Wednesday night, and coach Mark Fox isn't sure when his talented sophomore point guard will return.
A plan to purchase and revitalize Reno's Fitzgerald's Hotel-Casino stalled Wednesday amid concerns by members of the Nevada Gaming Control Board over its financing. All three members of the board expressed concern the financing was "stretched thin," leaving Wolf Lichten and his son David in danger of failure if they have a couple of bad months.
Reno - Rich "Goose" Gossage, one of baseball's best relief pitchers will be the keynote speaker at the University of Nevada's 22nd Annual Bobby Dolan Baseball Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
With the Thanksgiving break over, a contingent of Northern Nevada Outlaw Kart drivers headed over the hill for the sixth race in the Red Bluff winter series last Saturday.
Ric Garcia knew there was no time to waste when he accepted the job as head coach of the Carson High girls basketball team at the end of October
The Yerington High boys basketball team gave Northern 4A school McQueen all it could handle on Tuesday before falling 58-46.
When you shoot 28 percent from the floor, turn the ball over 25 times and give up 17 offensive rebounds, you aren't going to win many basketball games.
Caitlin Crofts scored 12 points and Micheon Aguilar added 10 points in the nonleague win for Galena.
The Carson Senator Inline Hockey team made a perfect weekend, sweeping both of its games after beating Fallon 5-2 on Sunday at the Pony Express Pavilion.
RENO - Nick Fazekas enjoyed two huge games and helped Nevada stay undefeated last week, and his efforts earned him Xbox Live Western Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors.
RENO - Nevada reaped the rewards of its co-championship season by walking off with two of the major awards on Monday when B.J. Mitchell and Chris Ault were named Western Athletic Conference offensive player and coach of the year on Monday.
RENO - Nevada accepted an invitation to play in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl against the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Dec. 24, in Honolulu.
It wasn't so easy for the Lemoore High wrestling team this time around.
RENO - In high school football, defense wins state championships.
The past couple of weeks you've read about some of the NASCAR "silly season" changes coming up for 2006.
The Dayton High boys basketball team picked up an impressive 61-49 win over Liberty of Brentwood to winning its own Sutro Classic on Saturday.
STOCKTON, Calif. - Mo Charlo made the most of his 24-minute stint Saturday night.
Four games into the new season, pressure defense has emerged as an Achilles' Heel for the Douglas High boys basketball team.
Although we have experienced a slight pullback in oil prices, many people are concerned as we head into the winter months. Consulting Group Senior Financial Writer Jack Guinan addressed these fears in a recent article. I have extracted some of his thoughts and comments.
STOCKTON, Calif. - The Nevada Wolf Pack exorcised a demon Saturday night.
The Dayton High boys basketball team rolled to a 2-0 start in its own Sutro Classic with a 73-26 win over Bishop, Calif., on Friday. Dayton advanced to today's semifinals and with a win would advanced to the championship game to be held later today. Jordan Stokes scored 20 points and Erik Hopper added 13 points.
PALO ALTO, Calif. - No. 5 Stanford is quickly making a strong case for another national volleyball title.
Douglas High School student Eddie Vega helped the Reno Moondogs under-15 boys age group soccer team win the high-powered Irvine Nike Harvest Cup in Southern California over Thanksgiving weekend.
STOCKTON, Calif. - Mo Charlo came to Nevada with a lot of fanfare, and slowly, he is starting to live up to the expectations.
Eleven teams, including one of California's premiere prep wrestling programs, will compete in the eighth annual Capital City Duals today at Carson High School.