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Prep Roundup: Sierra Lutheran boys, girls eliminated

February 15, 2018 — RENO — All week long, Sierra Lutheran boys basketball coach Ben Walther wondered whether he would have the services of top scorer Zane Warkentin. The coach said Warkentin, a junior, had been feeling strange all week. It turns out Warkentin had mono. Warkentin watched helplessly

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Bighorns looking toward the future

February 15, 2018 — The Bighorns basketball team closed its inaugural season in the NIAA with a home game against Tonopah, falling 66-28. Caden Johnson, Brenden Norman-Leary and Joshua Mikulak led the Bighorns, each scoring six points. Douglas Lee was close behind them with five, Joshua Mincer scored four

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Oasis girls end season with loss to Tonopah

February 15, 2018 — The Lady Bighorns had a good run for their first season in the NIAA, ending 10-8 overall. Their final game against Tonopah was a loss Friday, 60-41. The game against the Lady Muckers started close, Oasis trailed by four at the end of the first

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Fallon wrestling overcomes adversity but is not satisfied

February 15, 2018 — On my way out after he lost in the Sierra Nevada Classic, I glanced back down at the mats and noticed he and his father were still there, talking. Tommy McCormick was going through a rough patch to open his sophomore season. He didn't advance

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Lady Wave pumped up for regionals

February 15, 2018 — After winning its first NIAA state championship last year, the Lady Wave basketball team is hoping for a repeat performance. For the second year in a row, the Churchill County High School girls' basketball team (16-0 in league) enters the Northern 3A Regional playoffs as

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Greenwave basketball seeks redemption

February 15, 2018 — The Greenwave boys basketball team (12-4 in league) is looking for redemption this season. Last year, the team was eliminated by Elko in the Northern 3A Regional semifinals. Now the Greenwave is back, going to Elko as the No. 2 seed in the league. Their

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Darrell Moody: The future of Carson High hoops

February 14, 2018 — It's late February, and that means playoff basketball is just getting underway. For me, it's a different feeling. Since 2003, I can't remember a year when both Carson's boys and girls teams were shut out of the playoffs. The Carson boys finished on a high

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Dayton, Sierra Lutheran set for playoffs

February 14, 2018 — The regional basketball playoffs for 1A and 3A teams get underway Thursday in Elko and Reno. The Dayton boys, who got the sixth and final spot in the Northern 3A, faces off at 4:40 against No. 3 seed Spring Creek. The Sierra Lutheran boys and

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Greenwave takes 2nd in Northern 3A

February 13, 2018 — The Greenwave boys basketball team secured second place in the league during the weekend, defeating Sparks and South Tahoe. Saturday's game against the Sparks Railroaders ended 81-42. The Greenwave dominated the court, taking a 21-9 lead in the first quarter. The Fallon defense crushed the

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Lady Wave takes top spot in league

February 13, 2018 — The Lady Wave basketball team closed out an undefeated league season over the weekend, defeating Sparks and South Tahoe. Saturday's South Tahoe game ended 66-35. The Wave put the game out of reach taking a 30-5 lead after the first quarter. Going against Sparks Friday,

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Poracky’s miracle, Dooley’s comeback complete Fallon’s four-title run

February 13, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — It's only fitting that Bob Costas' "Miracle on Ice" call happened 38 years ago this month during the Winter Olympics. Marcel Poracky, a senior transfer student, in true underdog fashion, upset all three opponents in Friday's 3A state wrestling tournament to win

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McCormick brothers win state titles

February 13, 2018 — LAS VEGAS — Tommy McCormick didn't like climbing onto the second-highest step of the podium last year. McCormick, a freshman at the time, had won the 3A regional wrestling title and advanced to the state championship, only to fall short of winning the title like

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Sierra Lutheran sweeps Coleville

February 10, 2018 — Zane Warkentin scored 10 points, Luke Bonafede added nine, and Peyton Hedwall, Bret Walker and Kyman Berger finished with eight each to lead Sierra Lutheran to a 63-30 win over Coleville in the regular season finale Saturday night. "Great effort tonight by the boys," coach

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Carson High boys knock off Douglas

February 9, 2018 — Wins have been hard to come by for Carson High's boys basketball team this year. So when you end your season with two straight wins, including a season-ending victory over your archrival, you can walk away feeling much better about yourself. The Senators, thanks to

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Douglas High girls clinch No. 2 seed with win at Carson

February 9, 2018 — Ashlynn Campbell scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the first quarter to put the Douglas Tigers on track to a 45-25 win on Friday at Carson's Winterfest girls basketball game at Tom Andreasen Court. Douglas (9-7 league, 13-14 overall) surged to an 18-7

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Prep Roundup: Carson High wrestlers eliminated at state

February 9, 2018 — It was tough sledding for the Carson High quartet of Jesse Case, David Remer, Kyle Rudy and Alex Wells at the NIAA 4A State Wrestling Championships on Friday at the Orleans Arena. Case went 1-2, while Wells, Rudy and Remer all went 0-2. Rudy's second

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Bighorns win against Gabbs

February 8, 2018 — The Oasis Academy boys' basketball team won its second game of the season, 51-40, Wednesday when they traveled to Gabbs. The Bighorns had a slow start in the first quarter trailing at the end of the first quater, 10-9. In the second, though, Oasis took

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Wave middle schoolers crush Lady Falcons

February 8, 2018 — Churchill County Middle School's volleyball teams dominated Coral Academy Tuesday, both seventh- and eighth-graders winning in two. In their first set the seventh-graders started opening their lead early. The Lady Falcons held on though, closing the gap and tying the game. It was not enough,

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Former Fallon QB signs with Division I school

February 8, 2018 — Joe Pyle is the definition of perseverance. When Brian Polian was at the helm of Nevada's football program, his coaching staff invited Pyle as a preferred walk-on, which meant he didn't need to try out. He was on the Wolf Pack roster. After two-plus seasons

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Greenwave cheer team takes first at Northern Nevada Invitational

February 8, 2018 — Churchill County High School's cheerleaders took first place at the 2018 Northern Nevada Cheer and Dance Invitational. The Fallon team scored 203 out of 300 points in the competition. Head cheer coach Shanta Sponsler said the team had strong stunts and worked together as a

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