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Streak puts Reno Aces’ Vargas in Pacific Coast League elite

August 15, 2018 — To say Reno Aces second baseman Ildemaro Vargas had a combination of skill and luck during his 35-game hitting streak would be an understatement. The Aces infielder put together the longest hitting streak in Aces' history and the fifth longest in the Pacific Coast League

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Quilling, Mariani brothers, Stewart, Sanchez to join CHS football Hall of Fame

August 15, 2018 — If there ever was a man who was named appropriately, it was Shane Quilling. Much like the character played by Alan Ladd in "Shane," Quilling could be gruff, but was also known for his compassion — and his passion. Quilling, who unexpectedly died in February

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Softball tournament set for this weekend

August 14, 2018 — The Dresslerville Athletic Club invites those interested to participate in the Walt Kizer Memorial Fast Pitch Softball Tournament to be held on Saturday and Sunday. Cost for the double elimination tournament which raises funds for student-athlete scholarships is $425 per team. First, second and third

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Joe Santoro: Northern Nevada could get Raiders’ camp

August 11, 2018 — There seems to be a good chance Northern Nevada is going to benefit from the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas for the 2020 NFL season. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported this week Reno is the favorite to land the Raiders' training camp from late

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Tahoe ski resorts transitioning into year-round recreation destinations

August 10, 2018 — Once dormant for most of the calendar year, Lake Tahoe ski resorts are transitioning into year-round recreation destinations. With flat lift ticket sales across the ski industry, climate change and the historic knowledge not every winter is epic, resorts are looking to summer activities as

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San Jose racer back to try to three-peat in Carson City

August 9, 2018 — San Jose's Mike Rush is having the time of his life right now. He has the chance to raise his two daughters, Savannah, 11, and Bella, 2, during the week. Then he does what he loves and that's racing motorcycles on the weekend. The stay-at-home

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Roger Diez: France scandal just one of NASCAR’s problems

August 9, 2018 — Taking a short break from political scandals, there's a big one brewing in NASCAR. Last Sunday after Chase Elliot's first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup win at Watkins Glen, his first in the series (more on that later), NASCAR CEO Brian France was arrested for DUI

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Carson High football has high expectations as practice begins

August 7, 2018 — Expectations could be lowered when it comes to the Carson High football team. But that's not the Senator way or the philosophy of Carson coach Blair Roman. The Senators are coming off a 4-6 season in 2017, but that doesn't mean Carson is going to

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Nevada Outdoorsman in Wheelchairs celebrates 10th anniversary

August 7, 2018 — ELKO — Nevada Outdoorsmen in Wheelchairs (NOW) is pleased to announce its 2018 hunt participants. The upcoming hunt commences in Elko on Aug. 22 as the organization celebrates its 10th annivesary. Selected for the hunt are Tony Sosby from Paris, Kentucky, and Elko's Lizzy Pritchett.

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‘Leave No Trace’ is the law of the land

August 4, 2018 — You've hiked miles into the backcountry and gone up countless feet in elevation. You're almost to the beautiful waterfall you've been looking forward to — the climax of the trip. The euphoria that comes from the hard work and exercise sets in for a great

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Roger Diez: No beating around this Busch

August 3, 2018 — With Kyle Busch's win last Sunday at Pocono, the "big three" are now the "big two and a half." Busch and Kevin Harvick now have six wins apiece to Martin Truex Jr.'s measly four. Between all three, they've won 76 percent of the Monster Energy

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Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack’s Portlandia episode an important one

August 3, 2018 — At first glance, the Nevada Wolf Pack football team's season-opening game on Aug. 31 at Mackay Stadium against Portland State appears to be nothing more than a glorified scrimmage. A satisfying tailgate meal on a warm summer night followed by a rousing touchdown-filled victory. The

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‘Schutte’ yeah, Nevada should be No. 1

August 1, 2018 — Mark it down, the University of Nevada men's basketball team has received its first No. 1 ranking in school history. Actually, it's not really an official ranking of any kind, but Chris Schutte of SBNation has written the Wolf Pack should be No. 1 in

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Single-game tickets for Nevada Wolf Pack football on sale

August 1, 2018 — RENO — Single-game tickets for the 2018 Nevada football schedule are on sale. Tickets are available online at NevadaWolfPack.com, in person at the main ticket office on the lower level of Lawlor Events Center and over the phone at 775-348-PACK (7225). This year's home schedule

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CCBMX Friday Night Lights

August 1, 2018 — Carson City BMX Friday Night Lights will continue at the Pete Livermore Sports Complex on Edmonds on Aug. 10, 17 and 24. Signups are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and racing begins shortly after. Cost is $7. Those who are running late need to call

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PGA’s Barracuda Championship begins Thursday in Reno

July 31, 2018 — The PGA Tour returns to Reno this weekend for its 20th year. The Barracuda Championship begins Thursday at Montreux Golf & Country Club. A $3.4 million purse will be awarded when the field takes aim during the Modified Stableford format tournament. The winner is scheduled

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Community sports: Silver Oak celebrating 20th anniversary

July 31, 2018 — Silver Oak Golf Course will hold its 20th anniversary celebration from Aug. 6-10. On Monday, Aug. 6, free golf will be offered for club members and golf for guests will be $30. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, free family footgolf begins at 2 p.m. Those participating

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Joe Santoro: Nevada Wolf Pack football can’t be just a fourth estate

July 27, 2018 — The Mountain West's media have picked the Nevada Wolf Pack football team to finish fourth in the West Division this year. Don't let that discourage you. There are, after all, not many things in sports less meaningful than preseason media rankings. But if the Wolf

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Roger Diez: The Fast and the Furious take on Fernley

July 27, 2018 — The racing was fast and furious at Fernley 95A Speedway last Saturday night. Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Hobby Stock purse was $800. Rocky Goetz of Dayton won the main going away, with a three second margin of victory over Sun Valley driver Rick

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Hot Shots softball team lives up to its name

July 27, 2018 — The Nevada Hot Shots 18 and under softball team lived up to its name by posting a 15-2 record through a gauntlet of 17 games over six days in two high-powered tournaments. The Hot Shots won the College Showcase held on July 21 and 22

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