Jimmy Cottrell is out to make a little bit of history this year, and if the past three years are any indication, he will accomplish it.
Hal Mumme made no bones about why he took the New Mexico State football job. He wanted to coach in the Western Athletic Conference.
n Just as I predicted a couple of weeks ago, the Alphabet Boys have figured out a way to ruin Jermain Taylor's upset decision over undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins.
Another near capacity crowd filed into Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park for round No. 4 of the AMA-sanctioned Les Schwab Speedway Championships, as "AAA" presented Charter Media Nite.
He comes from North Pole, Alaska, home of Santa Claus, and he'd rather give than receive any day of the week.
All you have to do is listen to Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins speak for a few minutes, and you realize why the Broncos have won three straight WAC titles and have become a national name.
Rufus Skillern will always remember the 2004 season. It's the year he had the best game of his career and established himself as a wide receiver.
If energy equates to wins, the San Jose State Spartans will have a successful first season under new head coach Dick Tomey.
Martin McKeefery of Milpitas, Calif., and Reno's Kim Robbins drove to victories in their respective Legends and Hornets main event races at Champion Speedway on Saturday night.
New car. Same old Nick Rescino Jr. And for the fifth time in seven races over the last two years, Rescino won a California Asphalt Sprintcar Association (CASA) 100-lap feature race at Champion Speedway.
Remember some of the fabled race tracks of the past that have fallen to the wrecker's ball and the developer's grader?
RENO - For the first time in the history of the Reno-Tahoe Open, the defending champion will be back to defend his title.
Carson Valley just keeps finding its way onto the national map.
If there was ever anything to make a Carson City casino manager happy, it would be the expectation of 160,000 visitors driving past that casino/hotel a year. Their destination may be the tourist train ride up to Virginia City on the reconstructed historic Virginia & Truckee Railway, but they're staying at your hotel, eating at the restaurant, and prompting the construction of more commercial properties to boost property tax, which could also trickle down to businesses in the form of economic incentives.
RENO - In a boxing dual meet that favored an experienced South Korean team it was the event's most inexperienced boxer who made the ultimate difference.
As remote and random as the link may seem, a successful junior college soccer coach's move from Lassen College to NCAA Division II power Southwest Baptist has opened the door for four Douglas High graduates to further their careers.
When I needed a chuckle this week, a tiny escape from my humdrum life in front of the ol' Mac, I surfed on over to the Forbes magazine Web site. It is here that I found a welcome dose of reality in a world that tells me I can do whatever I want to if I just put my mind to it.
Defensible space workshop at the Carson City Lowe's, 444 Fairview Drive. For information contact Jo Misuraca at 881-2460, ext. 371 or 882-4410. Aug. 8 Mound House Business Association meeting at 6 p.m. at the Old Time Café, 10196 Highway 50 E
Monica Coleman and Rhonda Abend have taken on new roles - small business owners. And that has come with closets full of kimonos, hoop skirts and saris.
RENO - Nevada head coach Chris Ault has spent all of his life on the offensive side of the football.
The Virginia City High School Muckers boys basketball team received its 2005 1-A State Championship Rings on Wednesday night.
It's one of the most important characteristics an elite athlete can have and its something that 2003 Carson High graduate Lauren Costella has been able to maintain over the past two years.
RENO -- As a loan analyst for a mortgage company 20-year-old Stan Martyniouk is in the business of helping others realize the American Dream by assisting them in buying their homes.
President Bush signed into law the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Act of 2005 ("The Act") on April 20, which will broaden IRA protection from bankruptcy proceedings once The Act becomes effective. The bankruptcy legislation represents the largest overhaul to the bankruptcy system since 1978. One of the provisions of the act provides bankruptcy protection for IRA assets held in both traditional and Roth IRAs from bankruptcy creditors.
RENO - From walk-on status to the media's choice as Western Athletic Conference's Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.
The Longs Drug shopping center has proven to be a popular commercial location, two more businesses are set to move into the development and the lease on the last spot will soon be signed. A scrapbooking store and a Farmers Insurance office plan to open after the buildings are completed in August.
Seventy-year-old Carson City midget racer J.R. Williams has received an invitation to compete in the first USAC Ford Focus midget national races in mid-September.
The grip is an interesting part of the game. A good grip is essential to good golf, after all it is the only contact you have with the club and therefore dictates how you will control the club throughout the swing.
AMA speedway motorcycle racing fans in Northern Nevada are in for a special treat this Saturday night. That's because Flyin' Mike Faria will be in the house.
Season of Life: A football star, a boy, a journey to manhood, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Marx, is more than a book about one of Maryland's most successful high school football programs and more than just a football story.
Exhibition space is available for Northern Nevada Development Authority's 2005 Business and Tech Expo. Businesses will have the opportunity to present their products and services at an event that attracts up to 1,000 business and industry professionals. The Oct. 6 expo will provide technical business assistance and economic analysis to Northern Nevadans.
FERNLEY - Saturday night was Michael Hohl Truck Center Make-a-Wish Night at Reno-Fernley Raceway, with a portion of the gate as well as purse donations from several drivers going to the Make-a-Wish Foundation of Northern Nevada.
Jeremy Joustra was close to perfection on the mound as the Sierra Sun Devils defeated San Francisco Trinity 9-0 in an elimination game at the Joe DiMaggio Tournament of Champions on Sunday near Napa, Calif.
Jay Linstroth emerged as the Western Modified feature race winner, while Joel Worley and Greg Schmidt won their respective Late Model Sportsman and Hornet main events at Champion Speedway on Saturday night.
For 90 minutes, the Nevada Wonders were every bit as good as the playoff-bound Fresno Fuego.
Tony Stewart has been tearing up the track in NASCAR Nextel Cup lately, winning three of four races and vaulting up the "Chase for the Championship" order.
Carson High graduate Kiel Costella, who will be a sophomore at Villanova, continues to turn in strong efforts at the Speedo Nevada-California Sectionals being held at the Clovis West Olympic Complex in Fresno, Calif.
Jeannette and Jerry Doran composed a good-bye letter to their customers, printed out about 200 copies on their office laser printer and signed them all by hand. After 44 years and four different owners, Jerry said Friday he's sad it had to be them that darkened Sierra Nevada Printing.
Douglas High graduate Keston Denny has given himself an excellent chance to advance to Sunday's championship round in the National High School Finals Rodeo.
The Reno Region Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) will hold its Performance Driving Experience and Track Trials today and Sunday in Fernley.
FALLON - After coming back from a 3-0 first-inning deficit, the Carson 14-year-old all-star baseball team needed a rally to knock off Fallon in the first round of the state tournament.
It took Ken Hamilton about a year to learn how to repair an IBM Selectric, the so-called indestructible typewriter and 10-pound anchor that once dominated every American office. Ken's father, Bud Hamilton, 70, taught him the mechanics - and is still teaching him, his son said. The father-son team operate Hamilton Business Machines.
Carson City has partnered with Dick Campagni's Carson City Toyota, and other auto dealers are hankering to create similar partnerships, Supervisor Richard Staub said Thursday. The board of supervisors unanimously approved a $3.6 million redevelopment incentive for the Carson City auto dealer to purchase six acres on South Carson Street to build a new Toyota dealership. In return, he must commit to stay in Carson City for up to 15 years and grow his business.
Douglas High graduates Jimmy Pierce and Chad Walling helped lead the way as the Sierra Sun Devils baseball team rolled to a 14-2 win over Napa, Calif., on Thursday in the Joe DiMaggio World Series being played near Napa.
Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer of the Carson Tigersharks have been chosen to represent the Pacific Swimming all-star team at the Western Zone meet.
Swimming 100,000 meters in the pool over a lifetime would be quite a bit. For the Carson Tigersharks' Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer, that's a typical week.
Most players in a similar situation to Matt Williams would have what I call the "Marlon Brando" complex when it comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame. "I coulda been a contender" would be their lament.
• Carson City Chamber small-business assistance by appointment. Call 882-1565. Wednesday
The Carson City Redevelopment Authority invested $5,000 in baskets of petunias, continuing the effort to beautify downtown. Carson City Supervisor and Redevelopment Authority Chairwoman Robin Williamson said the baskets were installed Sunday on lamp posts in front of the first 10 businesses that agreed to water them.
Two local athletes have accepted scholarships to play baseball and softball at Kentucky Wesleyan, an NCAA DIvision II school, next season.
The easiest way to shave a few strokes off your score is to improve your putting. Most golfers have a tendency to be inconsistent due to poor distance control, this is easily improved with a few subtle adjustments.
He may not have the fastest set of wheels in town these days, but without doubt, Greg Schmidt has enough passion about fast cars and motorsports to last a lifetime.
Good new for rafting fans. North Lake Tahoe rafting companies opened for business last weekend, kicking off the highly anticipated season on the Truckee River. Thousands of rafters will make the popular drift this summer.
As expcted, the University of Hawai'i has been tabbed in a poll of league coaches as the preseason pick to win the Western Athletic Conference volleyball championship this year.
Here are some random thoughts on the Jermain Taylor-Bernard Hopkins middleweight title fight, which was held Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and shown on HBO pay-per-view:
RENO - Carson American's Cinderella run through the District 1 tournament came to a screeching halt at the hands of perennial powerhouse Washoe Valley.
Never mind the hot July weather, two course records and two masters age group records fell during the fourth annual Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50-Mile Endurance Runs on Saturday at Spooner Lake State Park.
The evening didn't go quite as well as Steve Shaw and Tom Silsby would have liked it to, but the Carson City-based Supermodified Racing League team of S&S Motorsports still walked away with a second-place finish at Douglas County Raceway in Roseburg, Ore., on Saturday night.
FERNLEY - Gardnerville's Robert Miller pulled off yet another come-from-behind victory in the IMCA Modified division and Randy Reid accomplished a similar feat in the ground-pounding Pro Stock division at Reno-Fernley Raceway on a hot Saturday night.
The Nevada Wonders did their best to send coach Paul Aigbogun back home with a win Saturday night, but fell a goal short in a 2-1 loss to the Bakersfield Brigade in a United Soccer League match at Carson High School.
Douglas High products Chad Walling and Jimmy Pierce helped lead the Sierra Sun Devils to an 11-3 victory against the Carson Cardinals in the Joe DiMaggio state tournament finals on Sunday afternoon in Reno.
STATELINE - Retired NFL quarterback Billy Joe Tolliver is doing all he can to end the Rick Rhoden-Dan Quinn vice grip on the American Century Championship trophy.
Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer each came away with another win to lead the continued solid effort of the Carson Tigersharks at the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swim Long Course Junior Olympics on Saturday in San Jose.
STATELINE - Charles Barkley and Chris Webber continued to trade bad shots in their much-hyped $50,000 sidebet on Saturday.
Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer continued to impress for the Carson Tigersharks as the team had many personal best times at the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics on Friday in San Jose.
The Carson Cardinals baseball team stayed alive in the Joe DiMaggio Tournament with a 14-4 win over the Northwest Royals on Friday.
STATELINE, Nev. - Rick Rhoden bounced back from a rare day off from golf to take the first-round lead with an all-time tournament best Stableford score of 30 points at the American Century Championship Friday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
Tonight will be a homecoming of sorts for Carson City's Jerry Allec Jr. and C.J. Bawden when the Northern Tour 100 Super Late Model stock car race is held at Champion Speedway.
STATELINE, Nev. - Carson High graduate Matt Williams, who is currently working several jobs for the Arizona Diamondbacks, has more time to play golf now that he's retired.
RENO - Carson American's 11-12 year-old all-star team closed out pool play in the District tournament with an impressive 11-1 win over South Tahoe on Friday at Swope Middle School.
Al Del Greco is the last celebrity other than Dan Quinn or Rick Rhoden to win the American Century Championship, and the former NFL kicker didn't seem confident Thursday afternoon that anything would change when the 2005 champion is crowned on Sunday.
Abby Niehoff pulled off an impressive double for the Carson Tigersharks on Thursday at the Adam Szmidt Memorial Pacific Swimming Long Course Junior Olympics in San Jose. Teams from Northern Nevada and Nevada are competing in the event.
The Carson Cardinals baseball team fell to the Reno Muckdogs 7-2 on Thursday at Reed in the Joe DiMaggio Tournament.
RENO - Carson American won its third straight pool play game Thursday night and earned a spot in the single-elimination phase of the District 1 11-12 all-star tournament.
• Carson City Chamber small-business assistance by appointment. Call 882-1565. Wednesday
• Don't charge anything to a credit card that you can't pay off the next month. Don't carry a balance. Debit it. • Stop using credit cards. Seek the advice of a professional credit counselor.
STATELINE - After 301 tumultuous days of bickering, a declining fan base and an entire season being canceled, the National Hockey League and the players' union reached a tentative deal Wednesday that ensures hockey will return to the ice this fall.
STATELINE - Whenever Michael Jordan tees it up at the American Century Championship, anything can happen.
Carson City native Juliana Paoli has had the loftiest of goals in everything she has entered into.
The Carson American 11-12-year-old all-stars didn't need a thrilling finish this time to improve to 2-0 in the district Little League Tournament at Reno's Swope Middle School.
Thanks to Jack Jacquet, the Carson Cardinals baseball team gained a measure of revenge in its opener of the Joe DiMaggio Tournament.
One of Cary Groth's goals is to get better student-athletes at the University of Nevada, so she must have been happy when the WAC released its all-academic squad for the spring semester.
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. - For the first time in his professional career, Dusty Bergman is an all-star, and he's loving every minute of it.
The American Century Championship kicked into high gear at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course Tuesday, with three-time soccer Olympian Brandi Chastain running between holes to cross-train. The unique brand of extreme golf by the gold medalist became the talk around the barrier ropes.
The pitch shot is a short, high shot. A typical scenario is a 10 to 40 yard shot with a bunker between the ball and the green.
There were plenty of clutch performances to go around for the Carson American 11-12 all-stars in the 5-4 win over Reno American West on Tuesday in their opening game of the district tournament at Reno's Swope Middle School.
Supermodified Racing League owners Davey Hamilton and Steve Fensler recently announced they have sold the supermodified division to WC Promotions.
After being burned out by the devastating Waterfall Fire last year, a near capacity field of runners is expected to be on hand Saturday for the return of the Tahoe Rim Trail 50K/50-Mile Endurance Runs.
There's an angry red-haired Irishman gnashing his teeth on Highway 50 East, and he's part of the logo for the new Mulligan's restaurant and sports pub. Owners Nate Lance and Damon George invested about $250,000 into the restaurant, including $150,000 for the remodel.
A Carson City company that makes amplifiers and motion controllers for robotics plans to expand and build two rental units. Essy Fatehyar, owner of Western Servo Design, said his company will add on four suites to its site. Founded in 1990, the company's headquarters is a 10,125-square-foot building at 1501 S. Sutro Terrace.
Robert Humphreys took the checkered flag to win a Legends main event on Saturday night that literally turned into a racing test of survival that saw Denny Hadler Jr. leave Champion Speedway by Care Flight for the second time in the past year.
Gary Glenn was simply hoping to stay on the track long enough to put himself in position to win at the end. The driver from Orangevale, Calif., driver succeeded in his goal of staying on the track, then made his move to take the lead on Lap 86 en route to victory in the Desert Rose 100 WESTCAR Late Model feature race at Champion Speedway on Saturday night.
Ben Callon let the lack of a call and his temper get the best of him Saturday night, and his Nevada Wonder teammates paid the price.
Ashton McIntosh has had a strong meet so far for the Carson Tigersharks over the first two days of a Zone 4 short course swim meet in South Tahoe.
If you were planning to go to the Nextel Cup Race at Atlanta Motor Speedway at the end of October, you might want to take a lawn chair.
Carson High graduate Aron Harvey had a tough choice to make. He could have attended Carson's graduation ceremony or try to qualify for the Super Bowl of amateur motocross racing.
The Carson American 11-year-old all-stars were eliminated from the district Little League Tournament in an 11-5 loss to Washoe in the quarterfinals on Friday at Sparks' Shadow Mountain.
Carson City Business licenses issued in Carson City as of July 1: Valentiner Crane Architects, O of T, Utah, Carson City; architectural services; Valentiner Crane Architects, owner
The Northern Nevada volleyball officiating group is looking for a few more good men and women.
The future $12 million Carson City Sheriff's Department Administration Building provides room for victims to privately report crimes to deputies, Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong said.
The Carson American 9-10-year-old all-stars pulled out a thrilling 7-6 comeback win over North Valleys in the district Little League Tournament on Thursday at Shadow Mountain in Sparks.
Hillary Arthur had a goal of bringing in 18 quality student-athletes for her inaugural season as Western Nevada Community College's women's soccer coach.
Goalkeeper Travis Sharp all too well remembers his first United Soccer Leagues appearance for the Nevada Wonders - a 4-1 loss to the Yakima Reds in Yakima, Wash., on May 20.
Hall of Fame running back Marcus Allen admitted he didn't know much about the University of Nevada when he accepted the offer to be guest speaker at Friday's 37th annual Governor's Dinner.
When Cary Groth took over as Nevada's athletic director, one of her primary goals was to establish a solid Division I football schedule.
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/
With three championships in three different divisions, Shane Kline has had a pretty good run at Champion Speedway these past 10 years.
Two former Galena High graduates will likely begin their dream of making the Major Leagues this summer.
Shawn Estes' first hit of the season for the Arizona Diamondbacks proved to be a costly one as it landed him on the disabled list.
Minden's Stephanie Murata will be making another trip to the World Championships in wrestling to be held in Budapest, Hungary in September.
Maurice Dussaq is celebrating his crystal anniversary as the owner of Fastsigns sign and graphics center. The center has come a long way since 1990 when it cut letters out of vinyl to make signs.
STAGECOACH - Five bouts with cancer became a gift in disguise for a Stagecoach woman, who turned her difficulties into hope for other cancer patients. It also led her to help save their skin.
Between noon and 3 p.m. daily a steady stream of customers enters Real Scoop ice cream shop, some ordering the Wow Cow low-calorie soft-serve dessert. Operated by Ormsby ARC since last October, the business trains developmentally disabled adults for customer service.
Team roping: Cowboys and cowgirls must rely on each other like no other event in rodeo.
The S&S Motorsports Supermodified Racing League team from Carson City seems unstoppable.
We've heard the news before. ... On Saturday, 26-year-old super lightweight Martin Sanchez died in a Las Vegas hospital, less than 24 hours after he had been knocked out in the ninth round of a bout against Russia's Rustam Nugaev.
Enough talk. No more weaving stories of the past season.
Pitching, defense, clutch base hits and a close score - all the elements of a great baseball game - were evident Sunday afternoon when Washoe turned back Carson National 2-1 during District I Little League 11-year-old all-star tournament play in Sparks.
Troy Regier, driver of the Carson City-based No. 98 S&S Motorsports super modified race car, always finds a way to do things right.
Jeff Gardner showed on Saturday night why he is the hottest driver on the California Asphalt Sprintcar Association (CASA) circuit when he rallied to win the Mike McCreary Memorial Firecracker 100 at Champion Speedway.
FERNLEY - The mood was somber at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night after a visiting driver, Mike Cohen of San Jose, Calif., succumbed to an apparent heart attack during the first Dwarf Car heat race.
After knocking on the door to win a main event for the past month Vince Malone was able to break the door down and win the Late Model Sportsman feature race on Saturday night at Champion Speedway.
Four sidecar motorcycles took to the dirt track and slowly made their way to the starting line, staggered in lineup. Introductions were made of driver and passenger along with a short summary of how the race would be run.
The Carson Sharks carved out single runs in five of their six at-bats to knock off the Reno Predators 5-2 Saturday afternoon to win the 14-and-under National Softball Association (NSA) B State Championship.
Robin Desota of Kingsbury captured first-place in the 32nd annual Ponderosa Ridge Run trail race from Spooner Summit to Kingsbury on Saturday.
Drew Moreland turned in an outstanding pitching performance and doubled, but it wasn't enough in the loss for the Carson National 11s.
RENO - Working his way through the heavyweight division, Samuel Peter has picked up several nicknames - "The Nigerian Nightmare," "The Knockout Sensation" and "The Locomotive."
In last Sunday's Nevada Appeal Opinion section, columnist Guy Farmer mentioned that he has been writing his column for 9 years, since 1996.
The Carson Comets scratched and fought for more than seven hours on Saturday in the scorching sun at Centennial Park.
The Carson American 11-year-old all-stars trailed throughout the entire game until when it counted the most - in the last inning.