Stories for May 2005


Tuesday, May 31

Monday, May 30

West all-stars beat East in softball

FALLON - Some of the best talent in northern Nevada softball came together for one last time.

Boxer's inspired story

Those of you who follow local news closely know that Max Baer Jr. hasn't fared so well in his bid to build a casino in Carson City.

Nevada State Women's Bowling results

Woman Team, 724 and Below, Handicapped

Western Modifieds featured at Champion

Western Modified open-wheel racers will make their season debut and a new division dubbed as "Hobby-Bombers" will appear for the first time at Champion Speedway tonight.

Sharks win NSA qualifier

The Carson Sharks 12 and under softball team had an impressive showing this past weekend in the Fallon Memorial Day Tournament. The team won the Nevada NSA World Berth Qualifier held on Memorial Day Weekend.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Comets take second

The Nevada Comets 16 and under softball team featuring players from Northern Nevada took second in an American Softball Association A National Qualifier in Phoenix. Among the local players on the team was Carson High's Kayla Sanchez.

Hayes and Butler are honored

As expected, Nevada catcher Brett Hayes was named the all-Western Athletic Conference catcher by league coaches for the third straight year.

Allen to speak on July 8

Marcus Allen will be the featured speaker at the 37th annual Governor's Dinner to benefit the University of Nevada athletics.

Hinge and unhinge the golf swing

In the last few columns I have asked you to practice the movements of the body without the club.

Sunday, May 29

Fitting finish for Kofmehl

It was only fitting that senior Clint Kofmehl struck out the side to nail down Gary Powers' 700th career win Sunday afternoon against Fresno State.

Saturday, May 28

Powers gets 700th win for Nevada baseball

RENO - It was an emotional and record-setting day for the Nevada baseball program.

Intermountain class shows progress

Four years ago, the Carson Tigersharks' Intermountain Classic long-course swim meet attracted a total of 279 age group swimmers. This weekend, some 425 swimmers from four states are competing over four days at the Carson Aquatic Facility, which represents pretty good progress, according to Carson Tigersharks coach Jim Puleo.

Reno-Fernley Kicks Off Memorial Day Racing Weekend

FERNLEY - The Memorial Day racing weekend commenced at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night with New West Distributing's Hat Night at the Races. Instead of hats, the first 300 fans through the gates received t-shirts instead, plus a night of exciting racing.

Friday, May 27

Big day for race fans

Race fans, start your remotes! Ah, yes - Memorial Day weekend, one of the high holy days of the racing religion, with the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 keeping race fans glued to their seats for nearly the entire day.

Niehoff posts junior national time

Carson Tigersharks coach Jim Puleo is pleased with what he's seen so far during the Intermountain Classic long-course age group swim meet. But now that the Memorial Day weekend meet is at its midway mark, this is when the hard work begins.

Grillo helps lift Wonders to first win

It took a little more than a half - which included some much needed injury time - for Anthony Grillo to make his presence felt with the Nevada Wonders soccer team.

Thursday, May 26

Fandango director chosen as marketer of the year

Casino Fandango's marketing director claimed the title as marketer of the year, not just for himself, but for his seven-member team. Steve Fierro, 51, has only worked at Casino Fandango for a year, but he's already making waves concerning the casino's overall revenue and player participation, according to the Reno-Tahoe American Marketing Association. He was named marketer of the year at the 2005 ACE competition.

Mummy awakes Pack attack

RENO - Ben Mummy picked a great time for the first walk-off homer of his career at Nevada.

Two aces are fired at Silver Oak Golf

Ron Swanson and Mike Glucksman both recently fired holes-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club.

Tigersharks strong in Intermountain meet

Jamie Engan, Abby Niehoff and Kevin Dyer logged first-place finishes in their respective 1,500-meter freestyle divisions to provide bright spots for the host Carson Tigersharks at the Intermountain Classic long-course age group meet on Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, May 25

Sharks win tourney

Pitching and defense helped the Carson Sharks 14 and under softball team team win the Desert Valley Regional Qualifier last weekend in Fernley.

Cardinals open with victory

The Carson Cardinals opened the summer season with an encouraging 9-7 win in eight innings over the Galena Spartans on Thursday at Damonte Ranch.

Current standings for women's bowl

Current standings for the Nevada State Women's Bowling Championships at Carson Lanes:

Open wheel racing returns to Champion

There is an element of excitement about open-wheel racing that transcends age barriers - whether you're talking about 20-something Amy Barnes or 60-something Bob Beck.

Egads! Can I be a re-grad?

Three years ago this month, I walked across the stage set up on the University of Nevada, Reno's quad and accepted my rolled up piece of paper, signifying that my life as a carefree, joyous student was now at its finale. I'm not at all bitter about that. Entering the "real world" is a time to celebrate and apply all the lessons I learned at college.

Sanchez to compete in Golden West

The honors continue for the Carson High boys and girls track teams, with Kayla Sanchez being chosen for an elite high school meet on the national level.

All-star softball set to be held in Fallon

Northern Nevada's top senior high school softball players from this past season will be featured in the Fallon Optimist Classic.

Schellin chosen to be Reno's coach

Kyle Schellin has been chosen to be the new boys basketball coach at Reno High, two sources familiar with Northern Nevada basketball confirmed on Thursday.

We work hard for the money

Cindylou Kibbe's dream job is to work with patients and families in trauma. As a new graduate from Western Nevada Community College with an associate's degree in nursing, Kibbe has reached her goal.

Holiday skiing weekend

It's just about last hurrah time for the ski and boarder season with Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Mammoth still running through the weekend, and Mammoth going on to July 4.

Tuesday, May 24

Hayes has been versatile performer

RENO - Barring a huge gaffe by Major League Baseball, Nevada's Brett Hayes' highly successful University of Nevada baseball career will end this weekend.

Rocket to Yanks?

The story surfaced a couple of weeks ago on sports-talk radio, and it hasn't died yet.

Graham has broadcasting dream

One of the most important factors in developing a successful broadcasting career is initiative.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Crosstumblers solid in gymnastics meet

Crosstumblers Gymnasts continued their winning streak at a dual competition against Redwood Coast Gymnastics held recently in Eureka, Calif.

WNCC joins Scenic West

Western Nevada Community College is now a member of the Scenic West Athletic Conference, school officials said today. The college will compete in the SWAC beginning in the 2005-2006 school year.

March state taxable sales exceed $4 billion; 14 percent gain seen

Taxable sales in Nevada exceeded $4 billion in March, a 14 percent increase over the same month last year. Sales are now up 14.4 percent for the first three quarters of this fiscal year.

Monday, May 23

A pivotal motion for golf

The position of the body throughout the back swing plays a key role in your ability to return the club to impact correctly.

West girls beat East

FALLON - A game of streaks could best described Tuesday night's girls' Fallon Optimist All-Star basketball game between the East and West teams at the high school's Elmo Dericco Gym.

Lockwood, Alferitz fire aces

Paul Lockwood started his day off on the right foot during the Carson Valley Men's Club weekly tournament Sunday at the at the Carson Valley Golf Course in Gardnerville.

Brinkley falls in his bout

Yerington's Jesse Brinkley received his chance to fight in the big-time, but in the end it didn't go the way he would have liked.

Kline recalls WESTCAR crash

Shane Kline couldn't believe how fast everything happened.

Upton alive for U.S. Open

Carson High graduate Lynda Upton has given herself the chance to play on one of the biggest stages in women's golf.

Cunningham to coach Dayton

Lowry assistant coach T.W. Cunningham has been named boys basketball coach at Dayton High, has reported.

Fast times at Smith

You're not going to find a lot of excitement or fast lifestyle in Smith Valley. For the most part, the hub of activities in the community revolve around the community's high school that barely numbers more than 100 students.

West boys knock off East

One of the most talented group of senior boys donned their high school basketball uniforms for one final time Tuesday night.

Sunday, May 22

Sheriff's blotter

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

Racing quads add to high-octane show

They range in age from 4 to 10 years old, but their hearts are as courageous as a lion's when it comes to AMA speedway and quad racing.

Saturday, May 21

Robbins still perfect in Hornets

Just three weeks into the season, Kim Robbins and her little red Honda appear to be running away from the Hornet class at Champion Speedway.

Reno-Fernley Hosts Sprint 100's

FERNLEY - Sprint 100 open-wheel cars made their only 2005 appearance at Reno-Fernley Raceway on Saturday night.

Gannon wins Desert Rose race

No matter what the race, it's never easy to lead from the front and take a wire-to-wire victory.

Friday, May 20

Nextel's Saturday specials

Why does NASCAR continue to run Saturday night races, like last night's Nextel Challenge "Racing Entertainment" event?

Sanchez, Heilman win titles

After winning performance by Kayla Sanchez in the girl's 100-meter dash at the Nevada State High School track and field championships in Las Vegas on Friday, the Carson High team came back on Saturday to claim the gold in the boy's 100-meter dash.

Sanchez a 'triple' winner for CHS

In 103-degree heat and high winds at Palo Verde High School in Las Vegas on Friday, Carson High freshman Kayla Sanchez won the 100-meter dash in the Nevada 4A state track and field championship - twice!

Nevada has 20 hits in win

The University of Nevada (23-26, 12-14 in the Western Athletic Conference) pounded out 20 hits to snap a season high five-game losing streak, downing SJSU (27-25-1, 12-14 WAC) 11-3 Saturday afternoon at Municipal Stadium in San Jose, Calif.

Engan wins title in 500 free

RENO - How many swimmers do you know that win a state title in one event and finish second in another, and aren't jumping up and down with joy?

Thursday, May 19

Powers needs sweep for 700

After losing two of three to San Jose State over the weekend, the chances of Nevada baseball coach Gary Powers reaching 700 wins are slim.

Carson's Williams earns USAC award

Carson City's J.R. Williams has been honored with the United States Auto Club's prestigious Walt Johnson Memorial Achievement Award.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Walling named league player of year

Douglas High's Chad Walling was named as the Sierra League's Player of the Year in baseball to lead a large contingent of Tiger and Carson High players who were named to the all-league teams in baseball and softball.

Wednesday, May 18

Giacomo will win Saturday

The middle jewel in horse racing's Triple Crown, the 130th running of the Preakness Stakes, will be contested Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. A maximum 14 3-year-old horses will be vying for a purse of $1 million over the distance of 1 3/16th miles, which is 110 yards shorter than the Kentucky Derby.


What I actually do: I do historical research for buildings and corporations. I also submit nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. No genealogies please. Where I grew up: Texas

A winning combination

In the six years that Richard Banfield has owned the Carson City Papa Murphy's, he has given about 5,000 pizzas to charitable events and invested about $5,000 into the local Little League program. Banfield does this not just because his 10-year-old, Charles, plays on the Cardinals, but also because he believes in community investment.

Hoyle, Lewis named to first team

Douglas High graduates Cal Lewis and Tommy Hoyle were both named to the all-Golden Valley Conference first team this season for the Feather River Community College baseball team.

Davis rolls with punches

If there's one thing certain about fighting for promoter Don King, it's that's nothing is certain.

Harley-Davidson Financial Services' motorcycle raffle raises money for cancer center

A business can contribute to the community in its own unique way, and Harley-Davidson Financial Services of Carson City has done that. The business donated a Limited Edition 2005 Sportster XL 1200C valued at more than $13,000 to benefit the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. Raffle tickets are $20 and all proceeds from the raffle will go to the cancer center.

Motorcycles return to Fuji Park

Riders from California and Northern Nevada will return to Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park (arena) Saturday for the second of eight scheduled competition races.

Tuesday, May 17

Sierra Nevada Northern teams chosen

Just days after its first Northern 4A Regional championship in baseball, and regional runner-up finish in softball, Spanish Springs High School reaped the benefits of its successful fourth year of existence in the 2005 Sierra Nevada Sports Media Poll All-Northern Nevada Honors released Wednesday.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Dalton takes 2nd in state

Fernley High's Brad Dalton finished second to lead a solid effort by Lyon County golfers at the NIAA 3A State Championships on Wednesday at Dayton Valley Country Club.

Desert Rose to make its debut

A high-powered field of touring cars and drivers are expected to be on hand Saturday night when the West Car Late Model Series debuts in Carson City for the Desert Rose 100-lap feature event at Champion Speedway.

Stewart Title to relocate to Carson City's newest financial center

Stewart Title will relocate its Carson City offices to the new Irwin Financial Center on East College Parkway, joining several other financial businesses. The center will house Irwin Union Bank & Trust Company, Irwin Mortgage, Wealth Strategies, Connemara Development, Bayliss & Associates and Billing Solutions. It will open in February.

Forbes, CHS set for state

Yes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But Sam Forbes almost learned a costly lesson that one shouldn't overdo it.

Monday, May 16

Reduce league honorees

It seems that I write this type of column every year, and I'm hoping the coaches in Northern Nevada might come to their senses one day and change the way all-league teams are selected.

Cockerill takes eighth in 4A golf

Carson High's J.T. Cockerill was still in the thick of the title chase until the last few holes before settling for eighth in the NIAA 4A State Golf Championships on Tuesday at Red Hawk.

Locals shine at Community Colleges

The Feather River Community College softball team finished its 2005 season on a high note, taking fourth in the Golden Valley Conference.

He does know his 'Kraft'

It's quite likely Curt Kraft had a lump in his throat after stepping down as head coach of the University of Nevada track and field program last year.

Body position through the golf swing

How you swing the golf club is largely dependant upon your body position throughout the swing.

Sunday, May 15

Pack headed to Italy

In three days, the University of Nevada men's basketball team will depart for a 10-day trip to Italy for a little education and a little basketball.

4A state boys golf a test of survival

SPARKS - Mother Nature turned the first day of the NIAA 4A state golf tournament into one of survival.

One last chance to hit the slopes

One last weekend on the slopes - Alpine Meadows on Saturday and Squaw Valley Sunday.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Saturday, May 14

Owls complete sweep of Wolf Pack

RENO - You would think after losing 11 of the last 12 meetings to Rice that Nevada is happy to see the Owls leave the Western Athletic Conference at the end of the year.

Koncrete getting a chance to fight again

It's been nearly 55 weeks since he won the vacant IBF cruiserweight belt with an eight-round knockout of Ezra Sellers in Miami, but Reno's "Koncrete" Kelvin Davis is finally getting a chance to fight again.

Klopp, Goss win feature races at Champion

Jim Klopp and Al Goss experienced some difficulties in their heat races at Champion Speedway on Saturday night. There certainly were no problems later in the evening because Klopp and Goss were both on track en route to winning their respective Legends and Late Model feature races.

S&S Motorsports make it two-for-two in SRL

S&S Motorsports of Carson City is two-for-two as driver Troy Regier of Dinuba, Calif. won the Vukovich Memorial at Madera (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday night.

Friday, May 13

Carson swimmers solid in the pool

Jamie Engan is Carson High's female version of John Paul Jones. She hasn't really yet begun to fight.

Galena softball falls

The clock struck midnight on the Galena High softball team's Cinderella run in the Northern 4A Championships on Saturday.

Musings over the Indy 500

Yesterday was Pole Day at Indianapolis, or what passes for it in this year's reconfigured qualifying format.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Galena baseball falls in finals

RENO - The one thing about winning streaks, is sooner or later they have to come to an end.

Sanchez leads Senators in regional track

SPARKS - Carson High freshman Kayla Sanchez admitted that she was nervous before stepping into the blocks for the start of the girls 300-meter low hurdles at the Northern 4A Regional Track and Field Championships on Saturday.

Dayton boys track wins title

Kevin May, Billy and Joey Mountjoy and Josh Wagoner were among those who helped lead the Dayton boys track team to its first Northern 3A title since 2000 on Saturday.

Thursday, May 12

Nevada falls to the Owls

Perennial powerhouse Rice continued its domination of Nevada, knocking off the Wolf Pack 9-3 Friday at Peccole Park in the opening game of their Western Athletic Conference series.

Grizzlies still alive in softball

Forget that Galena High came into the Northern 4A Regional Softball Tournament as the only team with a sub-.500 record.

Galena baseball wins a wild one

The only thing missing was a black cat.

Douglas baseball is eliminated

After fighting their way past Wooster earlier in the day, and clawing their way back out in front of Spanish Springs in the sixth inning after trailing for most of the game, the Douglas Tigers fell victim to a perfectly-placed bases-loaded squeeze bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night.

Douglas softball eliminated

Spanish Springs did its damage in the bottom of the second and that's all it took Friday afternoon against Douglas High.

Carson swimmers solid in the pool

Everything went according to plan for the Carson High boys and girls swim teams in the preliminaries of the Northern 4A Championships on Friday at the Carson Aquatic Center.

Business licenses

Douglas County New firms listed in Douglas County, as of May 10: "Mr. Fix It," 2901 La Cresta Circle, Minden; handyman; Wayne R. Walters, owner

McCarvel heads for Carroll

Russell McCarvel is going home.

Wednesday, May 11

Neitzke takes fourth in diving

It was a bittersweet meet for Rachel Neitzke, but the Carson High diver did provide the Senator girls swim team with some valuable points on Thursday in the Northern 4A diving championships.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Energy efficiency wise move for area organizations

Many Northern Nevada organizations are realizing the wisdom of energy conservation, and they're getting money to do it. Four nonprofit agencies in Carson City and Douglas County will receive energy efficiency grants from Sierra Pacific Power Co. for a combined total of about $20,000.

Plenty of snow, but Dead Man's trail now a must

Spring skiing is alive and well at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows (where they got 10 inches this week of snow), Boreal and Mammoth, but the hiking trails are clearing at lower levels (we won't be able to do Horse Tail Falls for weeks).

Credible?NBA has doubters

Once again the credibility of the NBA has been attacked, with Houston coach Jeff Van Gundy's allegation of a conspiracy.

Douglas softball stays alive

After stumbling out of the gate a bit to open the Northern 4A tournament Thursday afternoon, the Douglas High softball team managed to piece together enough runs in an elimination game to see another day.

Tigers fall to the Cougars

There was some sense of relief among Douglas Tiger fans heading into Thursday night's regional playoff game against Spanish Springs, since the Cougars had used Steve Masten, one of the top pitchers in the state, the night prior.

Lorenzen signs with Southern Idaho

Galena High's 6-4 Derek Lorenzen has signed to play men's basketball with Southern Idaho Community College.

Angler's Edge swims upstream

Nevada Appeal News Service GARDNERVILLE - Angler's Edge owners Don and Liz Weirauch moved their flyfishing store to a fresh fishing hole this month, and they're finding it's more convenient for their customers.

Going big time

MOUND HOUSE - Despite its small space in Nevada's manufacturing community, 2Phase Technologies Inc. has secured a $1.1 million government contract and attracted attention from around the world with its patented tool-making method. The high-tech developer, which incorporated in Nevada in 2001, is located off Industrial Parkway in a new 2,500-square-foot manufacturing center.

Swain accepts coaching job at Buchanan

Eric Swain, a Carson City product who coached the Reno High boys basketball team to Sierra League championships the past two seasons, was named head coach of the program at Buchanan High School in Clovis, Calif., on Thursday.

Carson baseball falls to Reno

Patience went a long way toward keeping Reno High alive in the Northern 4A Regional Baseball Tournament on Thursday afternoon.

Galena baseball rolls to victory

If Galena coach Gary McNamara was told before the season that his young team would be one win away from playing for the Northern 4A title, he wouldn't have believed it.

Tuesday, May 10

Galena holds on against Carson

For five innings, the Carson High offense was nowhere to be found. The Senators were at the mercy of Galena southpaw Andrew Ferguson.

Monday, May 9

Denny, Kugler win titles in rodeo

Keston Denny and Alyce Kugler both won titles to lead another outstanding effort for the Carson Douglas Rodeo Club at the Washoe County High School Rodeo over the weekend.

Pesis honored at Pacific Lutheran

Carson High graduate Rachel Pesis was recently honored by Pacific Lutheran University as a four-year-letter winner in women's crew.

Keeping your golf game parallel

Start improving your ball striking by developing an understanding of the correct club position through impact.

Cockerill wins, Carson finishes third

RENO - It was a bittersweet day for the Carson High golf squad.

Lefty was the real Natural

He was a man who loved to see kids at the ballpark, and to this day, his name is well known to an older generation of fans, many of whom never even saw him play.

Teixeira, Gardner set for playoffs

What a difference a year makes.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Crosstumblers shine in gymnastics meet

Crosstumblers Gymnasts began its 2005 USAIGC season with success. In the first meet of the season held on April 24 at Crosstumblers Gymnastics, the entire team qualified to the USAIGC State Championships to be held on June 5 in Santa Rosa, California.

Sunday, May 8

Sheriff's blotter

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

Nevada still in the WAC race

You shudder to think what great shape the Nevada baseball team would be in had it been able to garner home sweeps against Hawai'i, Fresno State and Louisiana Tech.

Corrales, Castillo put on a show

Do you know anybody who watched Saturday's lightweight unification bout between Diego "Chico" Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo and still isn't a fan? If so, please be sure and check to see if he or she has a pulse.

Streeter named Douglas basketball coach

Holding a brand-new Douglas Tiger baseball cap and a file full of paperwork, Rob Streeter was ready to get to work.

Briefcase- Junette Kelly

Where I grew up: Southern California. My most memorable business experience: My most memorable experience is people who used to be in the club in the early 1990s, they are calling and wanting to be members again. I had five marriages in the club earlier, and several are back in now - one is a widow and the others are divorced. We have a social every Friday night and three events every month.

Saturday, May 7

Hadler, Goss, Robbins win Champion main events

After having its regularly scheduled season opener rained out one week before, Champion Speedway dodged the weather on Saturday night and got in three divisions of racing on a dry track.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Friday, May 6

Carson boys swimming beats McQueen

The Carson High boys swim team warmed up for the Northern 4A Championships with a convincing 170-102 win over McQueen on Saturday in Reno.

Wonders see red in opening loss

The Nevada Wonders ended up seeing red in their Premiere Development League soccer season opener on Saturday night.

Douglas baseball sweeps the Senators

With the exception of a 15-minute delay in the bottom of the sixth inning while the home plate umpire had to use the facilities, Douglas' senior day couldn't have gone any smoother.

It's Fast times at Carson High

SPARKS - Forget about Sean Penn and the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Galena wins; CHS softball eliminated

The Galena High baseball team secured the High Desert League's No. 1 seed into the Northern 4A playoffs with a 5-2 win over McQueen on Saturday at home.

Toyota to run in Busch

Are you ready to hear a Saturday afternoon Victory Circle interview start out, "Well, Chris, the Mountain Dew/Kibbles n' Bits/Drano/Old Everclear Camry run real good today, and my guys did an awesome job in the pits,"?

Thursday, May 5

V&T officials are betting on a historic payback

The Virginia & Truckee Railway is historically known as the "most crooked shortline in America," because its run from the Carson City border to Gold Hill is full of twists and turns. Construction on its span across the Overman Pit, phase one, is under way.

Douglas softball sweeps Carson

Carson High did its damage in the first innings of each game of a doubleheader at Douglas High Friday afternoon, but the Tigers were able to take care of business through the remainder of the day to pick up a sweep of the Senators.

Bowman belts two home runs

Carson High graduate Willie Bowman hit his first two home runs of the year on Friday for the UNLV baseball team in a 20-1 win at Air Force.

Tigers seeking coaches

According to sources, the hiring of a new boys basketball coach at Douglas should happen sometime this month.

Carson track announces staff

Jeb Onweiler, general manager of the AMA sanctioned Carson City Raceway at Fuji Park, is pleased to announce the following positions have been filled for the 2005 Les Schwab Tire Speedway series.

Nevada baseball rolls to victory

RENO - There is something about the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs that bring out the best in the Nevada Wolf Pack.

Galena baseball beats McQueen again

The Galena High baseball team keeps finding ways to win and as a result, the Grizzlies are on the verge of winning the High Desert League title.

Virginia City celebrates historic preservation

Historic preservation week is observed each year as an opportunity for communities and organization to share Nevada's history with family activities. May 8-14

Wednesday, May 4

Carson softball falls against N. Valleys

RENO - Nicole Ellis outdueled Mandy Carvin and helped herself at the plate with a first-inning run-scoring double to spark North Valleys to a 4-0 win over Carson in a Sierra League softball game Thursday afternoon.

Sprinters put Carson on track

Led by its armada of sprinters, Carson High will have an abundance of gold medal contenders when the Northern 4A Regional Track and Field Championships begin today in Sparks.

Afleet Alex will win derby

Saturday features the 131st version of the most exciting two minutes in all of sports, the running of the Kentucky Derby at Louisville's Churchill Downs.

Restoration grants

Total restoration grants awarded from 1993-2004 to some area projects: • Brewery Arts Center - Carson Brewing Co. building: $584,287 • Brewery Arts Center - St. Teresa Church: $158,976

On Silver Mountain

VIRGINIA CITY - Inside the Fourth Ward School, two historians are recreating Yin Shan. Yin Shan is Chinese for "Silver Mountain," what Comstock-era immigrants called Virginia City. It was here that Chinese-Americans worked grueling hours mining the precious ore from skinny tunnels under Virginia City's topography.

Puzey resigns at Douglas

The Douglas High School softball team entered the season with an outstanding shot to take its first state title since 1992.

Galena softball falls against Fallon

The Grizzlies fell to 10-10 in the High Desert League, but have already clinched the No. 4 seed into the Northern 4A playoffs.

Carson baseball edges Douglas

No joshing, it was a good finish and one heckuva high school baseball game.

Tuesday, May 3

Business Calendar

• Reno Career Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hilton Reno Resort and Casino, 2500 E. 2nd St. Admission is free, business attire required. • Nevada Commission for the Reconstruction of the V&T Railway at 4 p.m. in the NACO building, 201 S. Roop St., second floor conference room.

Kop named to Honor Society

Carson High graduate Allison Kop has earned a place in the St. Mary's College Honor Society as a junior.

Tigers Fab five to play for Mesa

Douglas High School might as well have just gift-wrapped the 2005 freshman football class in orange and black for Mesa College in Arizona.

Greer throws one-hitter

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - Senior pitcher Nicole Greer could have been wearing a Reed, Wooster or McQueen uniform on Wednesday afternoon. She threw that well.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Monday, May 2

Dahl trying to catch on with Dallas

Fallon native Harvey Dahl is one step closer to realizing a longtime dream.

Carson JV track shines

Gloria Sosa and Floyd Hernandez each were triple winners to lead an outstanding effort by the Carson High boys and girls track teams at the Northern Nevada Junior Varsity Invitational on Tuesday.

Keeping your head on the course

Most golfers would like to improve their game by hitting the ball more consistently and more powerfully.

Longs center businesses trickle in

After about nine months of construction, four local businesses are set to move into the Longs Drug shopping center on Highway 50 East and Airport Road. "We're probably a couple of weeks from opening," Pizza Factory owner Matt Ingram said Tuesday. "We've had a few delays, but nothing major."

Nevada baseball routed by Stanford

RENO - Calling all cars. Calling all cars. Be on the lookout for the Nevada offense. Last seen in the vicinity of Virginia Street.

Sheriff's blotter

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

Hill shoots hole-in-one

Dave Hill shot a hole-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club on Friday.

Sunday, May 1

Dayton High softball ace nears her final inning

DAYTON - When you listen to Nicole Greer speak, you realize instantly you aren't listening to your normal teen-aged girl.

Springtime skiing is the best

Last Sunday morning was a day to cherish for snowsporters. Heavenly was closing, true, and most of the other resorts around Tahoe had closed (Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth are still open).

Carson finishes second at Sierra League tourney

GENOA - Led by Tyson Roser's 77, Carson High's golf team closed out the regular season with its fourth second-place effort of the season Monday at Genoa Lakes Golf Club.

Chico wants to be the man at 135 pounds

On his way to winning three world titles in two weight divisions, Diego "Chico" Corrales has never been one to take the path of least resistance.