Stories for December 2012


Monday, December 31

Manoukian takes reins at Carson

Bryan Manoukian is no stranger to baseball in Carson City.

Sunday, December 30

Saturday, December 29

Nevada coach Chris Ault retires

RENO — The most significant figure in the history of Nevada Wolf Pack sports is no longer associated with the university.Head football coach Chris Ault

Storybook night: Story scores 35 to lift Pack

RENO --Malik Story knew his teammates needed him Friday night.

Prep roundup: Carson bounces back in San Diego

The Carson boys basketball team defeated LaMirada, Calif., 49-43, on Friday at the Under Armour Holiday Classic in San Diego.No other information was available

Roger Diez: Looking back on motorsports in 2012

With New Year’s Day only days away, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of the 2012 racing season.

Friday, December 28

Prep Roundup: Five wrestlers advance

The Carson High wrestling team advanced five wrestlers to today’s day 2 of the Sierra Nevada Classic at the Reno Livestock Events Center.

Thursday, December 27

Carson JV boys drop tourney opener

The Carson JV boys basketball team dropped a 46-40 decision to Spanish Springs at the State Farm Holiday Classic on Wednesday

Reno's Morgan brings Bulldogs to face Pack

Keith Fuetsch wants to get in one last jab at his friend Austin Morgan.

Wednesday, December 26

Tuesday, December 25

Manning, Peterson, Pagano: 2012 a year to remember

DENVER (AP) - From Peyton Manning overcoming four neck surgeries to Adrian Peterson's rebound from a shredded knee to Chuck Pagano's fight with leukemia, this has been the Year of the Comeback in the NFL.

Avant rose from gang life to a man of Christ

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jason Avant raises his hands to the sky after every reception in celebration for much more than catching a ball.

Luhrs goes about his business for Senators

When you become a senior in high school, two things can happen. You will maintain the same drive or dedication that got you through the first three years in and out of the classroom, or you get complacent and experience a case of senioritis.

Monday, December 24

Time out with Skye Simpson

School: Carson High School Sport: Basketball

Sunday, December 23

Darrell Moody: Bill O'Brien is my pick for coach of the year

The Associated Press recently announced that Notre Dame's Brian Kelly was its pick for coach of the year

Prep Roundup: McCarthy leads Carson at Las Vegas classic

Cole McCarthy finished second at the Las Vegas Holiday Classic,

Saturday, December 22

Evans keys Nevada Wolf Pack off the bench

RENO - Don't for even a moment think that Jerry Evans is happy about losing his starting job.

Prep roundup: Carson advances 7 wrestlers in Vegas

Kyle Sharp, Cole McCarthy, Jordan Luhrs and Brady Rivera all went 3-0 to advance through the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Holiday Classic on Friday.

Roger Diez: Be safe on the roads

As I write this, the weatherman is predicting as much as six inches of snow on the valley floor over the weekend.

Friday, December 21

Improved Senators ride Smith to win

Baby steps. It's what teams take when a new coach comes in and installs a new offense. Improvement has come in tiny increments for the Carson Senators under first-year head coach Nathan Tolbert.

King-led Senators knock off Damonte

If Carson High can play the rest of the season like it did in the second quarter Thursday, the Senators will be one tough team to beat the rest of the season.

UNR failed to protect its home turf

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Thursday, December 20

AP names Kelly top coach


Seattle on cusp of playoffs, not talking about it

RENTON, Wash. (AP) - It's not hard to get Pete Carroll talking. Getting him to speak about the postseason is another matter.

Shine in the spotlight in Carson win

RENO -Carson High's wrestling team extended its Sierra League winning streak to 24 straight Wednesday night, but it wasn't easy.

Wednesday, December 19

Police Blotter

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

Hessig, Kipling lead Tigersharks

Sixty-nine members of the Carson Tigersharks team participated in the Candy Cane Chiller in Minden over the weekend.

Two second-half surges carry CHS to win

RENO - Carson let two first-half double-digit leads slip away much to the chagrin of coach Nathan Tolbert.

Nolan carries Senators to big road win

RENO - When high-scoring Rafe King got into foul trouble again in the first half, the situation didn't look great for the Carson Senators.

Tuesday, December 18

Time out with Carson's Javier Torres

Name Javier Torres Carson High, Senior Wrestling/Football

Monday, December 17

Sunday, December 16

Pack ends 7-6 after letting 13-point lead slip away

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In charge nearly the entire way, Duke Williams and Nevada let the New Mexico Bowl spin out of control at the end.

Pack holds off Dons, 59-51

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team learned a very valuable lesson Saturday afternoon.

Disappointing end for UNR

It was a disappointing end to what turned out to be a mediocre season for the Nevada football team.

Saturday, December 15

Gross receipts tax gross for coins in Nevada

There is a storm brewing out there and it could be a nasty one. Recently there has been a push for a gross receipts tax (the tax for education). This tax could essentially end the entire industry of numismatics and bullion here in Nevada. First let us get one thing clear.

O'Keefe moves on at TOC

RENO - And then there was one.

Friday, December 14

FODDER: New Mexico Bowl will be offensive explosion

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Battle of top runners in New Mexico Bowl

Stefphon Jefferson admits he has heard of Arizona Wildcats running back Ka'Deem Carey.

Thursday, December 13

Wednesday, December 12

Facing Pats, 49ers looking to step up offensively

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers are looking forward to matching up with Tom Brady and the prolific offense of the New England Patriots on Sunday night.

Another slow start hurts Dayton girls

DAYTON - Incline rolled to a 10-point first-quarter lead en route to a 53-40 win over Dayton in a nonleague girls basketball game Wednesday night.

Carson wrestlers gear up for big meet

The annual Reno Tournament of Champions is billed as the "Toughest Tournament in the United States", and with good reason.

Galena tops Douglas boys

After the Douglas and Galena boys basketball teams matched each other punch-for-punch through most of three quarters, it was the Grizzlies who pieced together the first extended run of the ball game midway through the second half.

Pack cruises past Cal Poly

RENO - Christmas came early for the Nevada Wolf Pack Tuesday night.

49ers know they face daunting task defending Brady

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco cornerback Tarell Brown turned off the Monday Night Football game as soon as Tom Brady and the Patriots jumped out to a big lead.

Carson Middle School wins two Tah-Neva titles

It was a big weekend for the Carson Middle School boys basketball teams, as both the seventh and eighth-graders walked away with Tah-Neva championships.

Tuesday, December 11

Pack hosts Cal Poly

David Carter is hoping history repeats itself.

Monday, December 10

Sunday, December 9

Marquez KOs Manny Pacquiao in the 6th

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Juan Manuel Marquez knocked Manny Pacquiao out cold with a vicious right hand at the end of the sixth round Saturday night, putting a ferocious end to the fourth fight between the two boxers.

Nevada knocks off Huskies

SEATTLE (AP) - Deonte Burton scored 29 points and had a career-high six steals to help Nevada beat Washington 76-73 on Saturday night.

Cowboy charged after player dies in auto accident

IRVING, Texas (AP) - Police charged Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent with intoxication manslaughter Saturday after he flipped his car in a pre-dawn accident that killed teammate Jerry Brown.

Johnny Football may need a new nickname after Heisman win

NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Football just got himself a way cooler nickname:

MOODY: Prep hoop tournaments in trouble?

It's getting harder and harder to put on a high school basketball tournament these days.

PREP: Carson wrestlers take 2nd

SACRAMENTO — Carson High’s

Saturday, December 8

Pacquiao and Marquez both desperate for win

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The fact they're much bigger than when they first met eight years ago is undeniable.

Carson rolls past Reed

For the second straight night, seniors Rafe King and Matt Nolan stepped up when the Carson Senators needed them the most.

PREP: Douglas girls romp against S. Tahoe

GARDNERVILLE — A certain pattern is beginning to develop for the Douglas High girls basketball team.Suffer through a rocky start

Friday, December 7

Painful week ends for Raiders coach

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - After enduring one of the toughest weeks of his life and career, Raiders coach Dennis Allen's return to the Oakland Coliseum ended with another painful memory.

Carson rides Nolan, King to victory

Matt Nolan and Rafe King are arguably the best 1-2 backcourt combo in the Sierra League this year

PREP: Carson girls win second straight

RENO - Carson High's girls basketball team used a big second quarter to pound Summerville 69-36 in a first-round game at the Winter Classic at Reno High School.

SANTORO: Nevada doesn't deserve bowl bid

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Thursday, December 6

CHS-DHS rivalry best in state

Everybody in Northern Nevada knows how big the Carson-Douglas rivalry is. Well, it appears the entire state knows what a big deal it is.

Carson wrestlers roll on

RENO - The Carson High wrestling team is 60 percent along toward achieving its goal of winning a fifth consecutive Sierra League wrestling title.

Hometown hero lends a hand

Matt Williams is coming home.

Wednesday, December 5

Father of Raiders coach Dennis Allen dies at 66

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - Grady Allen, the father of Oakland Raiders coach Dennis Allen and a former NFL linebacker, has died. He was 66.

Bosox sign Victorino to $39 million over three years

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The fast-moving Boston Red Sox made their second splashy move of the winter meetings, agreeing Tuesday to a $39 million, three-year contract with free-agent outfielder Shane Victorino.

Scutaro, Giants agree on contract

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Second baseman Marco Scutaro is staying in San Francisco after agreeing to a $20 million, three-year contract with the Giants late Tuesday.

Carson press too much for Galena girls

Carson High's girls basketball team certainly won't get any style points for its win over Galena, but after losing its opener by 47 points, the Senators could care less.

Galena overcomes Carson strategy

Carson High's strategy against Galena was obvious from the outset - control the ball and keep the game in the 40s.

PREP: Douglas girls pummel Wooster

After starting the game extremely cold from the floor,

Tuesday, December 4

Monday, December 3

Sunday, December 2

Chiefs' player kills girlfriend, then turns gun on himself in front of GM, coach

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It began like any other Saturday for the Kansas City Chiefs during the NFL season, their general manager and coach at work early to put final touches on this weekend's gameplan. Then they got a call to hurry to the parking lot.

Only one letterman back for Dayton

When Jason Santos convened his first practice of the year at Dayton High, he didn't see a lot of familiar faces.

MOODY: Te'o should win Heisman

I'm so sick of the Johnny Manziel for Heisman talk that I could literally puke.

PREPS: Buzzer-beating 3-pointer beats CHS

WINNEMUCCA — Tyson Terlink knocked down a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to give Virgin Valley a 50-48 win over Carson in the final day of the Lowry Tournament Saturday morning.

WRESTLING: Carson takes second in own tournament

It was a bittersweet day for the Carson High wrestling team at its Capitol City Duals Tournament.

Boise State gets past Wolf Pack - again

RENO - Duke Williams summed up the Nevada Wolf Pack football team's season perfectly.

Saturday, December 1

Giants don't tender contract to closer Wilson

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Brian Wilson and his overgrown black beard might be headed out of the Bay Area.

Lynch, Strahan and Ogden make Hall semis

CANTON, OHIO (AP) - First-time candidates John Lynch, Michael Strahan and Jonathan Ogden were among 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2013 class announced Friday.

Pack coach unhappy with team after loss to Drake

RENO - David Carter isn't very happy with his Nevada Wolf Pack basketball team right now.

PREP: Carson boys fall to Lowry

WINNEMUCCA - Lowry, the defending NIAA 1A state champion, dropped Carson from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 57-44 victory Friday night in the second day of the Winnemucca Tournament at the Winnemucca Events Center.

DIEZ: Wrapping up the racing season

Another racing season has come to an end, and race fans will have to wait until January when Speedweek kicks off with the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. In the meantime, here's a quick review of the 2012 racing season and a salute to all the champions.