SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Alex Smith quietly stayed behind the scenes after losing his job and watched from the sideline as San Francisco returned to the Super Bowl for the first time in 18 years. Yet the No. 1 overall draft pick from 2005 did make one thing known: The veteran quarterback still considers himself a starter.
The Carson Tigersharks swim team finished ninth in last weekend's Nevada State Short Course Swimming Championships at the Desert Breeze Aquatic Center in Las Vegas.
Ten Carson High basketball players - five boys and five girls - and girls coach Nathan Tolbert received post-season honors for the 2012-13 season.
After a horrific start to the season, the Western Nevada College softball team is starting to hit its stride.
Stemming rallies before they spiral out of control has been the Western Nevada College softball team's Achilles' heel a month into the 2013 season.
The Nevada Wolf Pack baseball team had to take the good with the bad on Saturday at Peccole Park.
Western Nevada College Softball Coach Leah Wentworth said her team exhibited a bit of a split personality in its home doubleheader Friday against Colorado Northwestern Community College.-
All that was missing was a birthday cake Friday at Peccole Park.
Sports fodder on a Friday morning ..
It's been less than a week since Carson High's boys basketball season ended on a disappointing note.
The Dayton Valley Palmer Club, the men’s golf club at Dayton Valley Golf Club, is open to public membership and now accepting applications for the 2013 season.
Wrestling was taken down by the recent International Olympic Committee announcement to drop the sport as one of its core sports for the Summer Olympic Games in 2020.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has hit rock bottom.
Top-ranked Salt Lake Community College completed a four-game series against Western Nevada College on Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex.
It was supposed to be a Carson High coronation; the Senators' first regional title since 1995.
Carson High's girls basketball team ended its season last week by losing to Spanish Springs in the opening round of the playoffs, 53-45.
For a basketball team to be successful, it has to have a couple of standout players and a group of complementary players.
Carlos Mendeguia figured out a way to combat the high admission prices the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association charges for student tickets, and possibly put a few more people in the seats for tonight's regional championship game against Hug.
Western Nevada dropped to 0-6 in Scenic West Conference play after dropping a doubleheader to No. 1 Salt Lake, 4-2 and 15-4, Friday at Edmonds Park.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong isn’t too concerned about what other guys do with their World Series championship rings.
To say that the Carson High boys basketball program has been in a drought is an understatement.
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Leonard Washington's continued resurgence and the return of Larry Nance Jr. helped Wyoming snap a five-game conference losing streak.
For 28 minutes, the Carson-Spanish Springs girls basketball game was full of drama like you would expect in any postseason game.
SPARKS - It played out exactly like the Douglas girls basketball team's last seven or eight matchups with perennial powerhouse Reed High School.
MINDEN - The game will be remembered for McQueen senior Kody Eckert driving the lane and nailing a fadeaway floater with 4.5 seconds left to deliver a 60-59 victory for his team in the first round of the Division I playoffs Tuesday night.
SPARKS - Carson High led for just 54.3 seconds of its Division I playoff opener at Spanish Springs Tuesday night.
Carson City The following people were booked into the Carson City Jail. All suspects are innocent until proved guilty in court:
RENO --David Carter doesn't hesitate when asked what the biggest challenge his Nevada Wolf Pack will face Wednesday night (6 p.m.) against the Wyoming Cowboys in Laramie, Wyo.
A couple of thoughts after spending upward of 12 hours during the last two days watching the annual NIAA State Wrestling Championships in Reno.
RENO - Kyle Sharp came to the 2013 NIAA State Wrestling Championships hoping to improve on his 2012 fourth-place effort.
RENO - The Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team has said all season long that it can't afford another loss at home.
The Division I basketball playoffs start on Tuesday for the girls and Wednesday for the boys.
Trying to score the basketball against Douglas High is like shooting in a forest of towering trees.
In what coach DJ Whittemore called “the greatest comeback in program history,” the Western Nevada College baseball team erased an eight-run deficit en route to a 12-11 win over Pima College on Friday.
RENO - Carson High wrestling coach Tim McCarthy said earlier this week that all seven of his wrestlers had a chance to medal at this week's state meet.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - Adrian Peterson put up one of the best seasons by a running back in NFL history to run away with the MVP award.
It is time coach David Carter pulls point guard Deonte Burton aside and tell him to take over the Nevada Wolf Pack men's basketball team.
More than 30 Division I schools and 126 wrestlers converge today at the Reno Livestock Events Center for the NIAA State Wrestling Championships.
The Colorado State Rams taught the Nevada Wolf Pack a painful lesson Wednesday night at Lawlor Events Center.
RENO - Brian Polian has had a busy first month as the Nevada Wolf Pack head football coach.
Kenzie Tillitt has always considered the University of Colorado her "dream college".
Michelle Sandage earned the reputation of being one of the most physical soccer players in Northern Nevada.
DAYTON - Josh Joyner capped a three-year varsity career at Dayton High School by signing a national letter-of-intent to attend Division II Western Oregon University Wednesday afternoon.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will make it a priority to re-sign franchise safety Dashon Goldson to a long-term contract this offseason - something the defender believes he has more than earned after helping his team reach the Super Bowl.
RENO - The Colorado State Rams rebound the way David Carter wishes his Nevada Wolf Pack would rebound.
RENO - Brian Polian has high hopes for his first Nevada Wolf Pack football recruiting class.
Carson High clinched second place and a home playoff game by virtue of its 41-28 win over Wooster Tuesday night at Morse Burley Gym.
Matt Nolan talked to coach Carlos Mendeguia Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. and told him that he probably wouldn't be able to play because he had a sore throat and a 102-degree fever.
MINDEN — Douglas sent its seniors out in style Tuesday night, rolling over Damonte Ranch 80-45 in the Tigers’ final home game of the regular season.“It’s a compliment to our guys just for coming in focused,”
A dozen years ago, I was announcing the Outlaw Kart races at Silver State Raceway when I was informed that I was mispronouncing the name of a 10-year-old beginner in the Box Stock class.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Bill Parcells was a winner everywhere he coached.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Adrian Peterson called it a blessing in disguise.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Malik Story's big first half helped Nevada stay with New Mexico. The Wolfpack couldn't keep up late in the game.
This is the day every red-blooded football fan in America has been waiting for - the Super Bowl.
The Western Nevada baseball team stranded 10 runners on base in losing to Central Arizona College 3-1 on Saturday in Coolidge, Ariz.
RENO - If you looked at Carson High's wrestling lineup and tried to predict who would advance to state, Dominic Kinder's name wouldn't have come up.
The Nevada Wolf Pack admits it has gotten pushed around a bit in its first season in the Mountain West Conference.
RENO - With a few exceptions, it was business as usual for the Carson High wrestling team at the opening day of the Division I tournament at Reno High.
RENO — Carson High’s girls basketball team, behind 20 points by Savannah Smith, knocked off Damonte Ranch, 50-28, Friday night in a Sierra League game.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Hall of Famer Jerry Rice has no interest in a back-and-forth debate with Randy Moss during Super Bowl week about who's the greatest NFL wide receiver of all time.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When Jed York attended his first football game at age 3, he had already developed an eye for watching the way his uncle ran the San Francisco 49ers during their glory days.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lance Kaepernick was 23 days old when he died.