Stories for September 2005


Friday, September 30

Carson girls soccer beats Reno

The Carson High girls soccer team handled the wind and Reno High in a 2-0 win on Saturday at Reno.

Fernley to have its finale today

Today is your last chance to see some local stock car racing action, as Reno-Fernley wraps up the season at its 3/8 mile clay oval with the fifth annual Western States Shootout.

Thursday, September 29

Tigersharks shine in Minden meet

Michaela Gillenwater, Abby Niehoff, Kevin Dyer and Tatum Boehnke all came away with titles for the Carson Tigersharks at the Autumn Freeze Swim Meet on Friday at Minden's Carson Valley Aquatic Center.

WNCC soccer falls to Dixie State

The Western Nevada Community College women's soccer team was no match for one of the nation's premiere programs as it lost 8-1 at Dixie State on Saturday in Utah.

Nevada to face San Jose State

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Ask any Nevada football player about the Wolf Pack's nine-game road losing streak, and they give you a perplexed stare.

Pennant fever in baseball

Can you believe these baseball pennant races? This has been a season that diehard baseball fans dream about.

Galena volleyball defeats Elko

Nancy Burrows and Thalia McCann each had strong all-around matches to lead the Galena volleyball team to a 25-15, 25-21, 23-25, 25-9 win over Elko on Friday.

WNCC baseball settles for tie

The Western Nevada Community College baseball team came within an eyelash of sweeping a two-game series from a talented Modesto (Calif.) team before settling for a 2-2 tie on Friday at John L. Harvey Field, the school's on-campus ballpark.

North Valleys stuns Douglas

It's hard to tell exactly which was more surprising.

Galena football beats Spanish Springs

RENO - The last two weeks have been excruciatingly tough for the Galena High football team.

Straight from the ranch

Bulk beef purchasing was once an option only available to those with the freezer space and about $600 to spare at one time, but a group of local ranchers wants to change that. They want to sell their meat locally by cut, rather than by the side.

Wednesday, September 28

Carson tennis teams beat Douglas

The Carson High boys tennis team doubled up for a key win over Douglas on Thursday at Centennial Park. Carson's doubles teams also received just enough help from their friends in singles.

WNCC baseball beats Modesto

The Western Nevada Community College baseball team scored 11 runs in the second inning on its way to an impressive 14-8 win over Modesto on Thursday at John L. Harvey Field, WNCC's on-campus ballpark.

Dayton soccer beats Yerington

The first place Dayton High girls soccer team kept its perfect record in tact in the Northern 3A with a 3-0 win over Yerington on Thursday.

Steroids and the playoffs

The Major League Baseball playoffs begin this Tuesday, but unfortunately the main story isn't about who will win this year's World Series. It's about steroids.

Senators host Lions in first-ever meeting

With a new-look lineup, including another sophomore starting at quarterback, the Carson High football team will take on a new opponent tonight when it plays host to the Liberty Lions from the Bay Area.

Carson Senators Pee Wee football wins

The injury-plagued Carson Senators Pee Wee youth football team overcame adversity to post a 22-6 win over the Sparks Raiders last week.

Dayton and Galena volleyball win

Dayton came back to win 12-25, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15, 15-12 to improve to 6-2 in the Northern 3A.

Junior Pee Wee Silver football team wins

The Carson Senators Junior Pee Wee Silver football team beat the Reno Jets 7-0 last Friday to improve to 3-0.

Carson volleyball digs out win over Wooster

Coming off a loss at South Tahoe just two nights before, the Carson High volleyball team came out with two goals in mind Thursday night - to play as a team and to play good defense.

Soaring home prices dazzle investors

Many Americans appear to believe there's no place like home - no place better to invest their money, according to Smith Barney's Consulting Group. Today, I will discuss CG's thoughts on how investors are being lured by low mortgage rates, easy terms and double-digit price gains in some U.S. cities. They're rushing to buy bigger homes, second homes and rental properties in hopes of cashing in on the boom.

Green power and Dairy Queen stardom

Renewable energy is working in Nevada. The University of Nevada, Reno, Desert Research Institute and ORMAT Corporation will develop a renewable energy center at the Redfield Campus.

Tuesday, September 27

Douglas boys soccer beats Reno

The Douglas High boys soccer team picked up a key Sierra League win over Reno High as both teams are now 4-2 in league play.

Paoli leaves San Diego, to stay in GBL

Juliana Paoli, a 1996 Carson High graduate, will be leaving her position as general manger of the Golden Baseball League's San Diego Surf Dawgs, but will stay in the GBL to help build another expansion franchise.

Carson girls tennis rolls past Damonte Ranch

The Carson High girls tennis team kept their playoff hopes alive heading into its most important match of the year with a 13-5 win over Damonte Ranch on Tuesday at Centennial Park.

Carson boys soccer beats Wooster

What a difference five days makes.

Caucino takes over as Tigersharks coach

Jack Caucino is accustomed to making adjustments, so it's no surprise that he's settling in just fine as the new coach for the Carson Tigersharks swim club.

Monday, September 26

Time to pick up season passes

Season lift tickets are the locals' way to ski and board on the cheap. Usually, half a dozen outings and you've made up the cost of the season pass.

Carson girls golf settles for third

The Carson High girls golf team settled for a third place finish on a long and tough Washoe Golf Course in Reno in a Sierra League Tournament on Thursday.

Carson Midgets fall to Douglas

Despite a tough 28-0 loss to the Douglas Tigers on Friday, the Cason Midgets youth football team did have its share of highlights.

Sunday, September 25

Ault focused on Wolf Pack

RENO - Nevada football coach Chris Ault isn't thinking much about San Jose State, the Pack's opponent this coming Saturday.

Getting ready for an emergency

We don't like to think we'd ever use this stuff, but it can happen. With the threat of severe weather and its dire consequences emblazoned on the American consciousness, many look to emergency preparedness tools as a way of dealing with the unexpected. Carefully judging the benefits of each product, its function and cost comparisons can outfit your home for disaster.

Saturday, September 24

Martin runs away from Pure Stock field at Fernley

FERNLEY - It was the final points race of the season at Reno-Fernley Raceway Saturday night and the Pure Stock division was added to the card as a make-up race for a rainout earlier in the season.

Friday, September 23

Carson girls beat South Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Carson High's girls soccer team won't get any style points for its performance, but the Senators will gladly take the win.

Senators run well at Stanford Invitational

Christy Works and Chad Shroy both cracked the top 20 and ran personal best times in their respective races to provide highlights for the Carson High School cross country team during the 32nd annual Stanford Invitational on Saturday in Palo Alto, Calif.

Carson boys soccer falls to South Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- No emotion and no offense. It was a lost day for the Carson High boys soccer squad.

Douglas boys soccer beats Hug

David Sturgess and Michael Gransbery didn't waste any time as they combined on the first three goals to help lead the Douglas boys soccer team to the win at Hug.

Dayton girls soccer beats Battle Mountain

Amy Gardner scored the first five goals for the Dayton girls soccer team, which stayed in first place and unbeaten in the Northern 3A, improving to 4-0 in league play.

Stalling contines to shine for Southwestern

Carson High graduate Sarah Stalling continues to play well for the Southwestern Community College women's soccer team in Coos Bay, Ore.

Thursday, September 22

Golden Pick win for Dayton

DAYTON - The Dayton Dust Devils continue to ride the slim shoulders of Erik Hopper, and the 6-foot 160-pound running back doesn't mind the extra weight.

Dayton girls soccer defeats Spring Creek

So far, this is developing into a season of firsts for the Dayton High girls soccer team.

Business licenses

Carson City Business licenses issued in Carson City as of Sept. 16: Javelins, 306 E. William St., Carson City; full liquor bar; Kevin R. Duncan, owner

Nevada takes on Colorado State

Nevada hopes to continue one streak and end another when it visits Colorado State in a nonconference football game today in Ft. Collins.

Senators succumb to Hawks, injuries

RENO - It's just surreal what has happened to the Carson High football team over the past couple of years.

Wednesday, September 21

Carson spikers sweep North Valleys

For the outmanned North Valleys' volleyball team, it was an exercise in futility. For Carson, it was a walk in the park.

Mackay to host state soccer, football

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association announced on Thursday that Mackay Stadium will be the host of this year's state soccer and football championship games.

Douglas spikers beat South Tahoe

Pit the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in the region in a league match and this is what you're bound to get.

Carson tennis gives Reno all it can handle

It's always been the case in the past that the Reno High boys tennis team could just step on the court and know it would win against Carson with no trouble at all. Those days appear to be over.

Senators face tough test at Hug

Life isn't getting any easier for the Carson High football team.

Hooft adjusts to life in pro baseball

Galena High had an extra rooter on its sideline for last Friday's High Desert League football showdown against top-ranked McQueen.

Terrorism poses serious threat to U.S., global financial markets

According to Smith Barney's Consulting Group, the July 2005 bombings in London and Egypt have demonstrated that terrorism can still pose a serious threat to life and safety - and to the stability of the United States and global financial markets. Today, I will provide you with some of consulting group's thoughts on how investors are right to take this threat seriously.

What's in a name on the college level

Another college sports year is well underway with the powerful but controversial National Collegiate Athletic Association forever imposing its will on our country's universities.

Dayton spikers beat Fernley

Dayton swept 25-133, 25-14, 25-9 to improve to 3-2 in the Northern 3A.

Tuesday, September 20

Business calendar

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Carson boys soccer beats North Valleys

The showdown was set on Wednesday when the Carson boys soccer team won 4-0 at North Valleys and South Tahoe won 5-2 at Douglas on Wednesday.

Douglas soccer falls to South Tahoe

The South Tahoe boys' soccer team jumped up early and didn't need much more Wednesday afternoon as the Vikings cruised to a 5-2 win at Douglas in Sierra League play.

State of the state events

With the University of Nevada continuing to expand its athletic facilities, it only makes sense that the college could be used for more high school state championships in the near future.

Senator Pee Wees stay unbeaten

The Carson Senator Pee Wee youth football team began its defense of its regional title by posting two shutouts to begin the season.

Record month for roofing company; Big O Tires donates $65,000 for Katrina relief

Ken Dillon, president of D & D Roofing and Sheet Metal, announced that August was a record month for the company, which completed $2.2 million in projects. "After setting a record in June with almost similar revenue figures, we came right back in August to beat that and establish a new mark," he said.

Monday, September 19

Carson girls tennis beats Wooster

The Carson High girls tennis team tuned up for the stretch run of the season with an 11-7 win over Wooster at Centennial Park on Tuesday.

Kristan Hale returns to play soccer

Kristan Hale couldn't help but feel something special when she saw her shot hit the back of the net during the WNCC soccer team's match Sunday afternoon. It was more than her first goal as a collegiate player and more than an insurance goal in WNCC's 2-0 victory against Southern Idaho in Twin Falls.

Carson golfers take second

Three Carson High golf players shot their personal bests to finish in the top five in Tuesday's Sierra League golf tournament at Sparks' Rosewood Lakes.

Giving your game its best punch

An important shot to learn is the punch shot or three-quarter shot. This shot is especially effective in the wind or when controlling distance is important. It is also effective from less than perfect lies.

Carson tennis wins again

Josh Caron and Bryt Lewis combined to post a 6-0 victory in their doubles match to help the Carson High boys tennis team to a 17-1 Sierra League victory against Wooster in Reno on Tuesday.

Carson girls soccer beats North Valleys

The Carson High girls soccer team continues to be a second half club and because of that, the Senators remained unbeaten in the Sierra League with a 4-1 win at North Valleys on Tuesday.

Carson youth football teams win

The Carson Junior Pee Wee Silver youth football team defeated the Sparks Wolf Pack 21-6 last Friday to improve to 2-0.

Carson volleyball beats Damonte Ranch

The Carson High volleyball team is finally virtually at full strength with the return of Alex McAlman and her return was quite welcome in a key Sierra League win at Damonte Ranch on Tuesday.

Douglas girls soccer beats South Tahoe

MINDEN - A game played this evenly generally does just come down to the ball rolling one way or the other at the right time.

Butler has done it so far for Pack

RENO - Ezra Butler wanted to play linebacker in the worst way, and it took a 4.6 40-yard dash late last spring to convince the Nevada football coaches he could do it.

Sunday, September 18

WAC commissioner believes instant replay is on the way

Western Athletic Conference commissioner Karl Benson pulled no punches. He believes instant replay is on the way for everybody.

Saturday, September 17

WNCC soccer breaks drought in win at Southern Idaho

Courtney Hayes blasted in an early goal to end a four-game scoring drought and put the WNCC soccer team on track to a 2-0 victory against Southern Idaho Sunday in Twin Falls.

Champion Finale: What a show it was

At 11:22 p.m., under a full moon on Saturday night, the checker flag came down and the curtain dropped for the last time ever at Champion Speedway.

Fremont Cannon returns to Nevada

RENO - Five years of frustration is over. The Fremont Cannon is coming back to Northern Nevada.

Friday, September 16

Spencer emerges as go-to receiver for Wolf Pack

RENO - Caleb Spencer has emerged early this season as Nevada's "go to" receiver.

Senators pull out win at Damonte Ranch

Edgar Gomez got the extra opportunity he was looking for and made good on it when he rolled a short shot into the net in the final two minutes to lift Carson High past Damonte Ranch 1-0 in Sierra League boys soccer action on Saturday.

Now, it's on to the Chase for the Championship

Well, the Race for the Chase is over. Now we're into Phase II Hype, the NASCAR Nextel Cup Chase for the Championship. As a public service, I will review NASCAR's points system, so that those of you who are mathematically inclined can figure out all the possible combinations that will win your favorite driver this year's title.

Thursday, September 15

Curtain falls one last time at Champion tonight

A field of California Asphalt Sprintcar Association (CASA) racers will highlight the 42nd, and final, running of the Silver State Classic tonight at Champion Speedway.

Nevada looks to end streak against UNLV

RENO - An electric atmosphere. Plenty of trash talking. A lot of hard hits.

No major changes expected in Pack schedule

Don't expect to see Nevada's football scheduling philosophy change with the new NCAA ruling allowing all schools to play 12 games each year.

WNCC soccer settles for tie

Down to 11 players, the Western Nevada Community College women's soccer team was able to hold up through two overtimes before settling for a 0-0 tie against Salt Lake Community College on Friday in Salt Lake.

High diesel prices are passed to the consumer

Even if you're not filling up at the diesel pump, chances are you're still feeling the pocket book pinch. When the price of fuel goes up, so does everything else. "Fuel is the single largest expense, as far as overhead goes, for trucking," said 47-year-old truck driver Steve Ritter. "Shipping goes up according to the price of fuel.

Updates on ski resort plans for season

Newest ski brand in recent years is the Roxy Ski, a collection of skis and bindings that combines high quality in technology with the Roxy attitude: fun, lively, daring and confident.

Douglas football rolls against Carson

First, Tyler Tinstman saw a wave of blue coming toward him. Then, all of a sudden, the Douglas High junior was looking at an open green field on his way to an 83-yard kick return for a touchdown to start the second half to put the Tigers on track to a 53-19 victory against arch rival Carson on Friday night.

Galena falls just short against McQueen

Galena football coach Steve Struzyk didn't want to hear it.

Hopper leads Dayton

Erik Hopper was the star of the night for the Dayton High football team, which rolled to a 49-6 win over Lowry on Friday in Winnemucca.

WNCC baseball knocks off Astros

The Western Nevada Community College baseball team ran its record to 3-0 in its fall season with an impressive 7-4 win over the Reno Astros on Friday at Moana Stadium.

Wednesday, September 14

Supermodified Racing League final race will decide championships

The Supermodified Racing League's final race is Saturday at Madera Speedway, Madera, Calif.

Dayton volleyball sweeps past Sparks

Sara Simmons and Diana Rutt each had a strong serving nights with seven aces to help lead the Dayton High volleyball team to a 25-17, 25-15, 25-15 win over Sparks on Thursday in the two teams' Northern 3A opener.

'Those who can do business, do business'

Carson City contractor Tom Metcalf is walking amongst the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, beneath the twirling blades of military helicopters. He's there to do a job and witness the largest reconstruction effort in recent American history. "I've talked to local contractors here and they say there is so much work that they're going to have to bring in workers from across the U.S.," said Metcalf, owner of Metcalf Builders Inc.

Apples galore

WASHOE VALLEY - Al and Delane Pennington readily admit that they don't know a whole lot about operating an organic apple orchard. "If there is anyone who knew less about farming, it was me," Al Pennington said.

Senators, Tigers renew long-time rivalry

No matter whether they're playing the first game or last, there's never any shortage of motivation when the Carson Senators and Douglas Tigers get together on a football field.

Bracket Buster field increased

For the third consecutive year, ESPN has expanded the number of teams and number of conferences for its Bracket Buster Saturday basketball event.

NFL hasn't treated Saints right

In the wake of horrible Hurricane Katrina, the National Football League has done the right thing by giving the victims donations and staging a fund-raising telethon. But when it comes specifically to the NFL's treatment of their own New Orleans Saints and their fans, the league's actions have clearly been wrong.

Tuesday, September 13

ROP football falls to Battle Mountain

Dontae Clay ran for 165 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough for the Rite of Passage football team, which lost to Northern 2A power Battle Mountain 43-21 on Friday in a league contest.

Douglas soccer beats Damonte Ranch

David Sturgess scored three goals to help lead the Douglas boys soccer team to a 6-3 win at Damonte Ranch on Wednesday.

Carson Midgets fall to Sparks Steelers

Despite its physical play, the Carson Midget Pop Warner football team couldn't overcome its own mistakes in a 20-12 loss against the Sparks Steelers last week in its season opener.

Shroy wins meet for Carson

The Carson High boys and girls cross country teams used its toughest course they'll run on all year to tune up for a major event this weekend.

Gardner's shoes a hot item

Something that caught my attention recently was two-time Olympic medalist Rulon Gardner auctioning off his shoes he wore at last summer's Olympics in Athens, Greece, on ebay.

Carson soccer defeats Hug

With three starters out of action, Carson High boys soccer coach Jason Koop wasn't quite sure what to expect from his team against Hug Wednesday night.

Corner is taking the Chiefs and Packers

Well the first week of games provided many upsets and surprises but one theme rings true, the point spread does not matter.

Monday, September 12

Carson boys tennis falls to South Tahoe

Despite a valiant effort, the Carson High boys tennis team couldn't pull out the match it needed in a 10-8 loss at South Tahoe on Tuesday.

Carson girls soccer rolls past Hug

It was more like a scrimmage for the Carson High girls soccer team, who rolled to a 13-1 win over Hug on Tuesday at CHS.

Douglas volleyball sweeps Carson

Facing Douglas was going to be difficult under any circumstances. On Tuesday night, the Carson High volleyball team had to face that challenge in its Sierra League opener and at less than 100 percent personnel-wise.

Wang fires 88 for Carson golf

Led by Samantha Wang's career-best 88, the Carson High girls golf team finished third at Tuesday's Sierra League golf tournament at Eagle Valley East.

Time to start preparing for skiing

It's still hiking time, with the aspens soon turning yellow (and that makes the Spooner Lake trail a must), but skiing and snowboarding are looming.

Galena volleyball sweeps McQueen

Julia Mailander had 20 kills to help lead Galena to a 25-19, 25-20, 25-12 win over McQueen.

Nevada looks to end the streak

RENO - Nevada football coach Chris Ault calls the Fremont Cannon a "special trophy."

It's not the Giants, but Chris Healy is having fun calling prep action

There was a time when Chris Healy dreamed of being a play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants. Instead, he's had to settle for play-by-play for Bishop Manogue High School football on KHIM 920 AM Immaculate Heart Radio in Reno.

Sunday, September 11

Good news for Wolf Pack, Wilson injury not so serious

RENO - The knee injury to Nevada defensive end Charles Wilson isn't as serious as the Nevada coach Chris Ault and the training staff originally thought.

Despite 2-12 record, WAC remains optimistic about bowls

Two weeks and two wins. So, what's up with the Western Athletic Conference football teams?

Appeals court upholds decision to invalidate inventor's key patents

LAS VEGAS - A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling that invalidated key patents - for the bar code scanner and industrial robotic vision - of the late Jerome Lemelson of Incline Village, one of America's most prolific and controversial inventors.

Saturday, September 10

Rain fails to dampen action at Reno-Fernley Raceway

FERNLEY - Rain and a brief hailstorm temporarily halted the action at Reno-Fernley Raceway on Saturday night, but the track was dried and racing resumed.

WNCC christens new stadium with a sweep

D.J. Whittemore has become Carson City's version of Ray Kinsella. He has built it. And the people are already coming.

Drivers have different reasons to celebrate at Champion

For Al Goss, there was no way to celebrate his 42nd birthday. For Denny Hadler Jr., it was a step forward in his comeback from a serious accident two months ago. For Mark Turner, it was a memorable highlight from his rookie season. And for Jason Philpot, it was a special curtain-closer.

Friday, September 9

Nevada routed by Washington State

RENO - Nevada showed, without question, that it isn't ready for the prime time.

Mighty Mites Silver rolls to win in opener

The Carson Mighty Mite Silver Senators opened the season with a 36-0 win over Fallon on Saturday.

Dayton girls soccer rolls past Lovelock

The Dayton girls soccer team scored early and often in an 11-1 league win over Lovelock on Saturday.

Carson boys soccer beats Douglas

The day belonged to Enrique Mendoza and Carson High's back-line defenders.

Carson girls soccer beats Douglas

A lot of times, golden opportunities don't come around once. So after missing on her first golden chance, Carson High's Danielle Benamati wasn't going to miss again when she was given a reprieve.

Carson volleyball sweeps Elko

The young Carson High volleyball team showed their growing pains - and then how much they've grown - all in a matter of minutes against Elko on Saturday at CHS.

The Chase comes to an end

Four years ago today, we were all transfixed in front of our television sets watching the destruction of a New York landmark and the beginning of a new era in America. We should all pause for a moment and reflect upon this changed world, even as we continue to enjoy our shared passions for music, movies, baseball, football, and yes, racing.

Manogue rallies past Carson

RENO - Bryan Maffei exploded with another big game for the Carson High football team on Saturday.

Thursday, September 8

Stalling shines for Southwestern soccer

Carson High graduate Sarah Stalling and the Southwestern Community College women's soccer team of Coos Bay, Ore., are off to a strong start.

Krueger runs for four touchdowns as Grizzlies tame the Colts

RENO - Just two games into the season, the Galena High football team has already done a lot to erase memories of its 1-9 season in 2004.

Douglas falls to McQueen

There's just something about McQueen.

Flowers doesn't bloom for Nevada

Wide receiver Nichiren Flowers spent the entire first half on the bench of Friday night's Washington State-Nevada football game.

Long, Freeman win Kirkwood races

Brett Long and Mike Freeman led area runners in the Kirkwood 10K/5K runs on Saturday at Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

Wednesday, September 7

Galena volleyball sweeps Wooster

The Galena High girls volleyball team swept to a 25-7, 25-22, 25-20 against Wooster on Thursday.

Many questions for Nevada in opener

RENO - There are a few big questions facing Nevada when it opens its 2005 football season by hosting Washington State (1-0) tonight (7:05 p.m., ESPN) at Mackay Stadium.

Questions to ask a financial adviser

In a good market, most investors love their advisors. For the most part, the values of their investments are going up and all is right with the world. Investment performance and costs take a back seat to personality and service. But when a bad market rolls around, opinions can change sharply. All of a sudden performance and cost mean everything.

Real Estate Transactions

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

Winter storm in win for Dayton

Ashley Winter contributed to all three goals to help lead the Dayton High girls soccer team to a 3-0 win at Whittell on Thursday.

Carson boys tennis rolls past North Valleys

That's how many players Carson High boys tennis coach Pat Houlihan got onto the court in the Senators 15-3 Sierra League win over North Valleys on Thursday at Centennial Park.

Dixie soccer defeats WNCC

Just based on experience, the outcome of this game was predictable.

Carson girls tennis team tops North Valleys

Aided by wins from five different singles players and four doubles teams, Carson High logged a 15-3 Sierra League girls tennis victory against North Valleys Thursday in Reno.

Tuesday, September 6

Appraiser shows how to tell valuable from the old

As a child, Dee Perino collected many types of memorabilia. After college and working as a psychiatric nurse, Perino decided to go back to her first love. For the last 26 years she has been both an antique store owner and an appraiser.


Open 8:30 a.m. until the last appointment, Monday to Saturday What I do: The day spa features eight hair stations, two manicure/pedicure stations, one massage room, one shower steam room and one aesthetician's room. I wanted to provide a blend of beauty, health and relaxation solutions geared for a more sophisticated crowd.

Rasner reflects on his debut

It would be easy for a 24-year-old pitcher who struggled in his Major League debut in the middle of a playoff race to lose his perspective. But throughout his career - in high school, college and the minor leagues - 1999 Carson High graduate Darrell Rasner has always been able to maintain his perspective.

Nevada's 'Union' hopes to remove its label

RENO - Nevada coach Chris Ault has been quick to point out that his biggest concern entering the 2005 season is the inexperience and depth on the offensive line.

Douglas boys soccer beats McQueen

The Douglas High boys soccer team scored two goals in the first 15 minutes and made them hold up in a 2-0 win over McQueen on Thursday.

Senators face test at Manogue

Having passed one test last week in a 13-7 win against Elko, the Carson High football team now faces another formidable challenge against Bishop Manogue Saturday in Reno.

Next-to-last race set at Champion

Western Modified open wheeler racing will make its final appearance at Champion Speedway Saturday night with a "Twin 50s" feature race included on the track's next-to-last show before its gates close for good.

Carson boys soccer beats Manogue

It would have been easy and understandable if Carson High's soccer team had its thoughts on Saturday's Sierra League opener against visiting Douglas and overlooked Bishop Manogue.

Young Senators push Manogue to five games

The "Baby" Senators gave it all they could and just fell short on Thursday at Manogue High.

Business happenings

"Project Management for Executives" - a one-session project management course that covers essential project management issues and information for executive managers and project sponsors, offered by Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno.; 8 a.m.-noon at the university's Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. Course fee: $100. Registration and information: (775) 784-4062 or 1-800-233-8928.

Don't bash Harris poll just yet

Sometimes television commentators pop off and say the stupidest thing.

Hopes for Hurricane Katrina victims

I turned 26 this week, a time when the nation is stunned by the Gulf Coast disaster. Not a ripe time for celebrating, not that 26 marks any particular milestone. I survived 25 at the Nevada Appeal. Every day has been utter joy. I'm closer to 30 now than 20. Four years left before the "what have I done with my life meltdown."

Monday, September 5

CHS tennis teams sweep Hugf

Since Hug had just one doubles pair, the Carson High boys tennis team already had a Siera League win before it stepped onto the court on Tuesday at Centennial Park.

Galena volleyball rolls against South Tahoe

The Galena High volleyball team rolled to a 25-10, 25-14, 25-17 win at South Tahoe on Tuesday.

Carson girls soccer rolls to victory

It didn't take long for Carson High's soccer team to establish itself Tuesday night - 15 seconds to be exact.

Carson girls golf takes second

Michelle Kop and Samantha Wang finished in a tie for fourth place to lead the Carson High girls golf team to a second place finish in a Sierra League Tournament on Tuesday at Wildcreek Golf Course in Sparks.

Horgan fires hole-in-one

Tom Horgan recently fired a hole-in-one at Silver Oak Golf Club, using an 8-iron from the blue tee on the 129-yard sixth hole. Adele Horgan witnessed the feat.

WNCC ballpark to have 400 stadium seats

Those who are planning to attend Western Nevada Community College baseball games next year may be wondering if they're going to have a place to sit. They don't have to wonder any more.

Sunday, September 4

Nevada coach Ault has to settle for view on television

Nevada football coach Chris Ault admits he doesn't know a whole lot about Washington State, which visits Mackay Stadium Friday at 7 p.m., but it's not for lack of trying.

Rasner gets call to start

Carson City's Darrell Rasner will take the mound for his Major League debut today against the Florida Marlins when the Washington Nationals attempt to gain ground in the wild card race at Robert F. Kennedy Stadium.

Friday night lights presents a conflict

Come Friday night, Mike Rippee will be focused on his job as head football coach when the Douglas High football team takes the field to play McQueen in Reno.

Saturday, September 3

Thrills and spills at Reno-Fernley Raceway

FERNLEY - Reno-Fernley Raceway's five-division Labor Day show featured thrills, spills, and some exciting racing on Saturday night.

'Big Al' Goss stays out front in Sportsman division at Champion

Ed Goss was all smiles as he walked over and held up his hand for a high-five.

Friday, September 2

Memory lane at Sears Point

There was lots of good racing on the tube last weekend, but my favorite was the Indy Racing League's first outing on a natural road course at Sears Point (OK, Infineon) Raceway in Sonoma.

Schroy paces Carson cross country in opener

Chad Schroy ran to second-place in the junior boys race and logged the second fastest time of the day overall to lead the Carson High cross country team in its season opener at the Northern 4A all-class meet on Friday afternoon in Gardnerville.

Galena rolls against South Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE - A football season couldn't have started any sweeter than it did for Galena High on Saturday.

WNCC falls against North Idaho

No doubt, any soccer team always wants to score on its first shot.

Dayton girls soccer falls to Damonte

Sarah Elissa scored on an assist from Carole Theising in the 11th minute to give the Dayton High girls soccer team an early lead

Nevada can't finish against UCLA

Self destruction and disappointment are just two ways to describe the Nevada volleyball team's blown chance in upsetting a Top 25 team.

Thursday, September 1

Dayton rolls by Mammoth

DAYTON - It's safe to say that Dayton football coach Rick Walker is stoked about his newest receiver.

Douglas falls to Spanish Springs

For the first half, Spanish Springs basically had their way offensively rushing for 323 yards and building up a 20-3 lead.

Nevada falls to No. 18 San Diego

Nevada gave its best shot in knocking off a Top 25 volleyball team but fell short to San Diego in its first match of the Sand's Regency/SBC Tournament Friday night at the Virginia Street Gym.

Douglas boys soccer ties North Tahoe

Despite a slow start, the Douglas High boys soccer team came away with an encouraging 0-0 tie against Northern 3A power North Tahoe on Friday.

Big points night at Champion

Season championships in both the Legends and Late Model Sportsman divisions could well be on the line when racers compete for double points tonight at Champion Speedway.

Some notes on a scorecard

Some thoughts and opinions before heading into the weekend:

Virginia City players go from court to soccer field

Dribbling a ball presents no problem to Katy Herrington and Kerrry Yocum - on a basketball court, that is. But for the two Virginia High School graduates, there is a new twist these days. They're both dribbling, and playing full-time, for the Feather River College women's soccer team.

McBroom able to sweep away Elko

Defense came up big to set the table, then in the end, sophomore quarterback Chris McBroom came up big on the offensive end as the Carson High football team rallied for a 13-7 victory at home against Elko on Friday night.