Stories for September 2012


Sunday, September 30

RYDER CUP: Americans lead 10-6 entering final day

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - Europe sure didn't look like a team trailing by four points in the Ryder Cup.

Douglas, Carson battle to 4-all tie

MINDEN - After a hard-fought, physical and surprisingly high-scoring 4-4 draw Saturday afternoon, it was no surprise that coaches for both the Douglas and Carson boys soccer teams were left saying similar things.

Carson girls top Tigers, 4-1

MINDEN — It was a tale of two markedly different halves Saturday afternoon.

Carson JV gridders rip Damonte

RENO - Carson High's JV football team rolled to an easy 58-29 win over Damonte Ranch Friday night.

Where is the defense in Division I?

There are two things that have become evident through the first five weeks of the Division I football season.

Big third quarter carries Nevada to win

SAN MARCO, Texas - Nevada scored 14 unanswered points in the second half to wipe out a 21-20 deficit and beat Texas State, 34-21, Saturday afternoon at Bobcat Stadium in a non-league game.


Offense: Carson piled up more than 300 yards again, but had a couple of hiccups inside Damonte's 30 that cost it dearly.

Tolbert replaces Ackerman as CHS hoops coach

Carson High didn't have to travel far to replace Todd Ackerman - 18 inches to be exact.

A's rally for 7-4 win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Josh Donaldson hit a tying two-run home run in the ninth inning and Brandon Moss hit a game-ending three-run homer in the 10th, and the Oakland Athletics gained ground on the first-place Texas Rangers with a stunning 7-4 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Bumgarner struggles in loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) - One of the last decisions San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has to make is his starting rotation for the playoffs.

Saturday, September 29

Drew, Crisp homer in Oakland win

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Stephen Drew hit a two-run homer, Coco Crisp had a leadoff shot and the Oakland Athletics gained ground on the first-place Texas Rangers in the AL West with an 8-2 win against the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.

Giants turn back Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With the playoffs fast approaching, the last thing the San Francisco Giants wanted to see was star catcher Buster Posey hunched over on his knees behind home plate

Rookies step up on first day of Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - The Ryder Cup might be golf's most pressure-packed stage, but it hardly frightened this bunch.

Bradley helps give Americans 5-3 lead after Day 1 at Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - Keegan Bradley's only regret was there weren't more holes to play.

Friday, September 28

PREPS: Dust Devils need to win out

DAYTON - Dayton High's football team has its collective back to the wall for the last five weeks of the season.

FODDER: Veteran refs will screw up, too

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ...

Shaffer off to impressive start

Through five weeks of the football season, Carson High linebacker Austin Shaffer sits atop the Division I tackling stats with 52.

Carson sweeps Panthers

For the second time in three days, Carson High's volleyball team recorded a sweep.

No mystery guests at this Ryder Cup

MEDINAH, Ill. (AP) - The question used to come up every other year when the Americans began looking ahead to the Ryder Cup.

Thursday, September 27


CARSON (4-1,0-0) AT DAMONTE RANCH (2-3, 0-1) FRIDAY, 7:30 P.M.

Timeout with Maribel Ledezma

Q: What are your favorite sports and why?

Carson boys lose heartbreaker, 1-0

You can sense the frustration within the Carson High boys soccer team, and with good reason.

NFL, officials reach tentative deal

NEW YORK (AP) - So long, replacement refs. The NFL's regular crews will be back on the field starting Thursday night.

Texas' AL West lead at 3 after 8-3 loss to A's

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Rangers were in quick trouble against the Oakland Athletics.

Cain pitches, hits Giants past Diamondbacks, 6-0

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Cain pitched seven innings and had two hits and an RBI to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 6-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 26

Goldschmidt drives in 5 in Giants' win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and a pair of sacrifice flies for a career-high five RBIs

Kottaras' HR in 10th lifts A's over Rangers 3-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - All it took was one big swing from George Kottaras to give the Oakland Athletics a much-needed victory against the team they're chasing in the AL West.

NFL upholds ruling on the field

NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL put its stamp of approval on the still-smoldering outcome of the Green Bay-Seattle game:

PREPS: Carson stops Wooster in 4

RENO - Carson High's volleyball team moved one step closer to a .500 record with a four-set win over Wooster Tuesday night in a Sierra League match.

WNC schedules fund-raiser at Edmonds

Western Nevada College’s softball team has scheduled a 5K fund-raising run for Oct. 14 at the Edmonds Sports Complex.The softball team is financed through private fund-raising.

Tuesday, September 25

Monday, September 24

Carson City Sheriff's Blotter

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

Sunday, September 23

Saturday, September 22

Reorganized Bully’s set to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Jo Sonner wasn’t entirely sure what awaited her when she walked into a conference room packed with attorneys, accountants and restaurant executives a few days before Christmas in 2009.Her ex-husband, Paul Sonner, had just died suddenly the day before, barely two weeks after he’d filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his Bully’s Sports Bar & Grill chain.And while Jo Sonner had played a key role in the creation of Bully’s, she had been entirely out of the business since the couple’s divorce five years earlier

Reorganized Bully's set to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Jo Sonner wasn't entirely sure what awaited her when she walked into a conference room packed with attorneys, accountants and restaurant executives a few days before Christmas in 2009. Her ex-husband, Paul Sonner, had just died suddenly the day before, barely two weeks after he'd filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for his Bully's Sports Bar & Grill chain.

Shift to smaller casino firms continues

The return of Ferenc Szony to the Reno gaming market marks yet another shift away from large corporate ownership of Northern Nevada gaming properties.It’s a trend that’s likely to continue.Szony, a longtime Reno gaming executive, heads newly formed Truckee River Gaming, which bid $19.2 million to purchase the Sands Regency in Reno, Gold Ranch Casino in Verdi and Terrible’s Casino in Dayton from Las Vegas-based Affinity Gaming.

Hoarding gold or silver

Hoarding gold is part of life for more than many think. Recently in our local news was an unassuming man who passed away with more than $7 million worth of gold coins in his house. In this case the gold was stored in ammo cans stashed in various places around the house, but over the years we have been involved in many strange deals like this one.

Fernley champs recognized

Congratulations to all the class champions at Fernley 95A Speedway.

PREPS: Dayton subdues Spring Creek in 5

DAYTON - Dayton needed five games to get a win over Spring Creek Friday in Dayton. Game scores were 25-20, 21-25, 25-16, 20-25 and 18-16.

Will Nevada ends its UH drought on the islands?

Nobody has to remind Chris Ault of the struggles his Nevada Wolf Pack football has experienced at Hawaii.

Carson shocks Reed, 32-30, on last-second pass

Matt Nolan was sore. He got banged in the head and the ribs, but in the end, he and the Carson Senators had the last laugh.

Friday, September 21

Thurman gets job done for Senators

Joey Thurman got his feet wet as a sophomore last year, and that experience has helped him grow immensely into his first season as a full-time starter.

PREPS: Dayton gears up for big showdown with Lowry

Mistakes, whether it be penalties or turnovers, have plagued the Dayton High football team in recent weeks.

Pack will end Hawaii drought

Sports fodder for a Friday morning .

Unforced errors kill Carson High

A few more matches like the last two, and Carson High volleyball coach Robert Maw may start pulling out his hair.

Thursday, September 20

Flags by replacements, regular refs about the same

NEW YORK (AP) - The numbers say there isn't much difference in the NFL with replacement officials. Comments from players and coaches say otherwise.


REED (2-2,0-0) AT CARSON (3-1, 0-0) Friday, 7 p.m.

Senators rally for 3rd tie of season

Ties are getting to commonplace for the Carson High boys soccer squad these days.

Timeout with Muranda Fowler

Muranda Fowler, Dayton High Soccer

PREPS: Foley-less Dust Devils lose

TRUCKEE - Competing without injured starter Madison Foley, Dayton fell in straight sets in a Division I-A volleyball match at Truckee on Wednesday, 25-16, 25-13 and 25-17.

Wednesday, September 19

Niners on top in NFL rankings

NEW YORK (AP) - An efficient Alex Smith and a rock-solid defense have the San Francisco 49ers on top of the AP Pro32 power rankings.

PREPS: Carson loses in 3 to Lancers

RENO - McQueen knocked off Carson in straight sets - 25-18, 25-22, 25-20 -in a Division I crossover volleyball match.

Boys & Girls Clubs hosting ski, snowboard sale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada will be holding a sidewalk ski and snowboard sale Friday from noon to 6 p.m. at their clubhouse.

Carson blanks Damonte in physical struggle

Put Damonte Ranch and Carson on the same soccer field, and you will get one physical game.

Tuesday, September 18

Monday, September 17

Sunday, September 16

Gore looking to have another big game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - The San Francisco 49ers are benefiting from the stellar start of running backs Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter.

Eagles-Ravens battle highlights Week 2

Andy Reid looks at John Harbaugh and sees exactly what he should be seeing.

Johnson gets pole for first playoff race

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) - Jimmie Johnson took an immediate step toward another Sprint Cup title - but the five-time champion is well aware it was a small one.

MOODY: Scheduling snafus hurting soccer

Two weeks into the Division I soccer season, and schools have already had to move two straight weekends of Saturday games.

PREPS: Drozdoff wins prestigious race

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. - Carson High's varsity cross country teams finished seventh at the Nevada Union Invitational Saturday morning.

Bittersweet win for Wolf Pack

RENO — The Nevada Wolf Pack didn’t know whether to laugh or cry on Saturday.

Saturday, September 15

Orioles lose 3-2 to Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The last thing Buck Showalter wants to be at this stage of the season is "Captain Obvious," as he puts it.

Pence's slam helps Giants beat Diamondbacks 6-2

PHOENIX (AP) - Hunter Pence has the most RBIs on the San Francisco Giants since he was acquired in a deadline deal with Philadelphia.

Nevada hopes to shake off last week's loss

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack football team's focus this week wasn't exactly on the Northwestern State Demons.

Brown sparks Carson to 40-27 win

RENO — Carson’s Colby Brown is proving he’s

Tillitt scores twice in CHS victory

Kenzie Tillitt scored two goals to lead the Carson girls soccer team to a 4-1 win at McQueen Friday night. Carson added goals from Lorena Gomez and Kiahna Pimental.

Drama begins anew n NASCAR

Jeff Gordon fans, rejoice! Your hero did what he had to do at Richmond last Saturday night, and snagged the final Chase wild card spot in a nail-biter.

Friday, September 14

Thursday, September 13

PREPS: Carson boys lose, 10-8

Carson High's boys tennis team dropped a 10-8 decision to Wooster in a Sierra League match Thursday at Carson.

Smith lets his play do the talking

One thing Sage Smth isn't is a self promoter.

Disappointing Nevada crowd

Sports fodder for a Friday morning . .

Akers surprised self with 63-yard field goal

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - David Akers' mouth fell open and his eyes popped as he threw his arms into the air in both celebration and disbelief. Somehow, a field goal from 63 yards out had gone in - after bouncing off the crossbar.

Lincecum pitches Giants past Rockies 8-3

DENVER (AP) - No question, Tim Lincecum is getting better. Especially away from San Francisco.

PREPS: Manogue sweeps Carson spikers

RENO - Carson High's volleyball squad, coming off an emotional win over Galena on Tuesday, was swept by Bishop Manogue in three games on Wednesday night.

Timeout With Aaron Elissa

Q: What are your favorite sports and why?

Carson upset after Manogue ties game in extra time

RENO — Carson High soccer coach Mehdi Samii didn’t mince words.“I think we truly got wronged,”

Wednesday, September 12

Leonard Davis literally a big addition to 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Leonard Davis is one of the NFL's biggest men today because his parents, both of whom had lost spouses, found each other in small-town Texas and decided to add one more child to their already enormous blended family.

Bumgarner's bat helps Giants to 9-8 win

DENVER (AP) - Madison Bumgarner had all sorts of trouble throwing his fastball. He had no problems hitting one.

A's hold off Angels in 9th for 5th straight win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Jerry Blevins has been near the back of the Oakland bullpen for most of his six seasons with the Athletics, rarely shining and sometimes struggling.

Tillitt-led Senators top Manogue, 2-1

RENO — Kenzie Tillitt snapped a 1-all tie with a goal in the 64th minute to give Carson High girls soccer team a 2-1 win over Bishop Manogue Tuesday night.

Carson roars back from 1st-set loss to beat Grizzlies

The night started with Kenzie Price being asked and accepting a prom invitation over the public address system, and ended with Carson High's volleyball team jumping for joy.

Tuesday, September 11

Monday, September 10

Sunday, September 9

Dodgers win, trim game off Giants' division lead

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers trimmed a game off their division deficit with a 3-2 win against the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants on Saturday.

Packers, Niners gear up for today's opener

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Green Bay is Exhibit A in an NFL trend that emphasizes mesmerizing passing games above all else, and Aaron Rodgers nearly passed the Packers to an undefeated season in 2011.

Mickelson surges into share of the lead with Singh

CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - The best in golf returned to Indiana for the first time in more than 20 years, and based on the All-Star performance that broke out Saturday in the BMW Championship, this show might leave these golf-hungry fans even more mesmerized.

Greene, Drozdoff run well for Carson

RENO - Carson High's boys team finished ninth at the Nature's Bakery Nevada Twilight Classic Saturday night.

Pack lets win slip away in 4th quarter

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack's home opener Saturday afternoon at Mackay Stadium was a simple case of give and take.

Saturday, September 8

McQueen hands error-prone Carson first loss

RENO - On the first offensive snap of the game, Garrett Schafer completed a 9-yard pass to Logan Krupp, who fumbled the ball away.

Truckee hammers mistake-prone Dayton

DAYTON - In a game marked by turnovers and special teams miscues, Truckee steamrolled Dayton, 51-14, Friday night. The win pushed Truckee's winning streak to 38 games.

PREPS: Carson boys lose hard-fought match, 2-1

The Carson boys soccer team dropped a hard-fought game to Galena, 2-1, on Friday. All three goals were scored on penalty kicks.

Pack ready for home opener

RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack knows as well as anyone that a victory over the California Golden Bears can only carry you so far.

A's McCarthy still in 'life-threatening' situation

SEATTLE (AP) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Brandon McCarthy remained in a "life-threatening" situation in a Bay Area hospital two days after being hit in the head by a line drive.

Friday, September 7

DIEZ: Barlow wins fifth straight title

Congratulations to Carl Barlow of Silver Springs, who won his fifth consecutive Hobby Stock main at Fernley 95A Speedway last weekend.

PREPS: Dayton looking to pull off upset of Truckee

Dayton High football coach Rob Turner doesn't sugarcoat it.

Carson struggles, but still sweeps Hug

Well, one out of three isn't bad.

Wolfe balances life, school and sports

Casey Wolfe has a lot on his plate these days; maybe more than any of his Carson High teammates.

Jefferson enjoys big day against Cal

RENO - Stefphon Jefferson had more to worry about Saturday afternoon than just the California Golden Bears defense.

SANTORO: Don't get excited about Cal win

Sports fodder for a Friday morning ..

Thursday, September 6


CARSON (0-0, 2-0) at McQueen (0-0, 0-2) Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Dayton spikes Sparks

SPARKS — Dayton High’s volleyball team continued its impressive early season start with a 25-11, 25-13 and 25-17 victory over Sparks in a Division 1A match Wednesday night

Carson defense comes up strong again

Two games and two exceptional efforts by Carson High's defense.

Wednesday, September 5

Greinke sharp in Angels' 6-1 win over Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Zack Greinke is settling in as a key member of the Angels' rotation, just as Los Angeles is making a serious push in the playoff chase.

Roddick-del Potro match suspended by rain

NEW YORK (AP) - Andy Roddick's fourth-round match against Juan Martin del Potro at the U.S. Open has been suspended because of rain and is scheduled to resume Wednesday.

Giants, Cowboys open NFL season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - A good start is what is on the line this time when the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys in the NFL season opener.

Newly signed Haggans joins 49ers at practice

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Clark Haggans joined the San Francisco 49ers at practice Tuesday pledging to hit the ground running with a team that fits the rugged style he has established throughout a 13-year NFL career.

Snedeker to make US Ryder Cup debut as rookie

NEW YORK (AP) — Brandt Snedeker had nothing more than big hopes and another strong finish when he left the TPC Boston,

PREPS: Carson boots Hug, 6-0

For Carson High, it was more like an intersquad scrimmage than a real game.

Reno spikes Carson in 3

RENO - Reno High's volleyball team knocked off Carson, 3-0, in a Division I match Tuesday nght.

Tuesday, September 4

Monday, September 3

Time Out with Kamryn Forrest

School: Carson High Year: Senior Sport: Volleyball

Sunday, September 2

Soriano powers Cubs past Giants

CHICAGO (AP) - While Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants are fighting for the NL West title, Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs have their own magic number.

No. 2 Alabama wins 41-14 over No. 8 Michigan

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban believes his latest talented and tenacious team took a step toward creating its own identity.

Nevada spoils Cal's party with 31-24 victory

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Stefphon Jefferson ran for 141 yards and scored his third touchdown with 36 seconds remaining as Nevada spoiled the reopening of Memorial Stadium by beating California 31-24 on Saturday.

Nevada spoils Cal’s party with 31-24 victory

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Stefphon Jefferson ran for 141 yards and scored his third touchdown with 36 seconds remaining as Nevada spoiled the reopening of Memorial Stadium by beating California 31-24 on Saturday.

Dayton boys lose tough one to Elko

FALLON - Missed chances was the theme for the Dayton boys soccer team.

Gotta love those 99-yard drives

Believe it or not, Carson High's 99-yard game-winning drive wasn't the first of that length that I've witnessed.

A's win 8th straight

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - On what should have been the most joyous night of the year for the Oakland Athletics, the team's season-high eighth straight win ended with a swift and stunning loss.

Saturday, September 1

Schafer sparks Carson to victory

For much of Friday's game, Carson High quarterback Garrett Schafer was up and down. In the last two minutes, with the game on the line he was money.

Moss gets 4 hits, 4 RBIs as A's rout Boston

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Brandon Moss had career highs of four hits, four RBIs and four runs, Josh Reddick hit his first career grand slam, and the Oakland Athletics routed the Boston Red Sox 20-2 on Friday night to match their best winning streak of the season at seven.

PREPS: Dayton soccer teams split

FALLON - Lessons learned and victories were earned.