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Celebration of life honors Carson City’s lost loved ones

November 26, 2018 — The balloons drifted high into the sky as all those at Carson High's Ron McNutt Field who released them looked upward. Along with being a tribute to their lost loved ones, the balloon release also was a way for those who participated to show how

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Carson High girls basketball small but optimistic

November 24, 2018 — There's a sense of a new-found confidence that at least is developing with the Carson High girls basketball team. "Cautiously optimistic," said Carson coach Doug Whisler about the outlook for this year's team. "We're optimistic it's going to be better than last year." After missing

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2nd-year CHS basketball coach sees fresh start

November 21, 2018 — Even though he's in his second season as Carson High's boys basketball coach, Jordan Glover said it really feels like a fresh start in a way. "It's almost like a whole new start," he said. Part of the reason is the Senators return just three

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Carson High wrestling has high hopes for season

November 17, 2018 — The goals — and their order during the season — never change for the Carson High wrestling team. First comes the effort to win the Sierra League title, which Carson has done eight of the last nine years. After that goal is hopefully accomplished, then

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Minden adaptive athlete ready for monobobsled season

November 15, 2018 — For a person who had been active in extreme-type sports all of his life, Steven Jacobo admitted it was difficult to accept his plight in life at first. But Jacobo eventually recovered — if not totally physically — then mentally and emotionally. Now he's an

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Carson High grad Vince Inglima leads resurgent San Francisco State

November 10, 2018 — Vince Iglima has enough perspective to know he's been fortunate to receive the opportunities he's gotten, but also knows enough the chances he's been given have been earned. And he's always done everything he can to take advantage of those opportunities he's earned and he's

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Virginia City’s Fletcher to play football at next level

November 10, 2018 — It's a big and could be historic weekend for Virginia City High School athletics. The football and volleyball teams continued their effort to win NIAA 1A state titles. And Tabor Fletcher signed to play football at the next level. Fletcher has signed to play for

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McQueen tops Douglas High in playoff opener

November 3, 2018 — RENO — After the game was over, the Douglas High football team didn't want to look at the scoreboard. Sure the game got away from the Tigers in a big way as McQueen took a 55-9 win over Douglas on Friday night in an Northern

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Carson boys seek state cross country title

November 2, 2018 — When Carson High cross country coach Pete Sinnott evaluates his boys team's chances of winning the school's first 4A state title since 2009, he puts it this way: "I think there are five teams who reasonably can win this race," he said. "I think we're

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Douglas High hopes to carry momentum into McQueen

October 31, 2018 — It could be difficult to instill confidence into a team that's about to face a club it lost to 49-7 earlier in the season. But what happened last week doesn't hurt in that effort. The Douglas High football team hopes to carry the momentum from

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Hug holds off Carson boys soccer in playoffs

October 29, 2018 — RENO — Carson's Daniel Escalante cleared the ball in front of the net shortly after the game had started and the Senators had dodged a bullet. But there were more bullets to come the Senators couldn't dodge. The Carson High boys soccer team allowed three

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Krueger’s huge game leads Douglas past Carson

October 25, 2018 — For the Carson High football team, it was definitely a nightmare on Saliman Street. Trevor Kruger rushed for 261 yards on 33 carries and three touchdowns and finished with 354 total yards to lead the Douglas High football team to a 24-14 win over Carson

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Douglas VB sweeps past Carson

October 25, 2018 — MINDEN — The Douglas High volleyball team had its own version of the Fab Five and it was fitting it came on senior night. Douglas normally doesn't keep all of its five seniors — Hailey Hughes, Erika Leitenbauer, Sierra Sullivan, Hannah Kyle and Savannah Rasmussen

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Bragging rights, playoffs on the line in Carson-Douglas matchup

October 24, 2018 — It's been a rite of passage for high school football players in the area for almost 90 years. Yes, there's a trophy that goes to the winner. And yes, there's playoff implications. But when the players of the Carson and Douglas high football teams take

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For Carson High football in its win against Wooster it was Maffei in the middle

October 20, 2018 — RENO — When Bradley Maffei burst through the line on his 55-yard touchdown run early in the second half, it was like he was carrying all of the Senators' frustration with him. Seven weeks of frustration. Maffei burst up the middle twice in the second

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CHS boys soccer clinches playoff spot

October 18, 2018 — The message was simple for the Carson High boys soccer team at halftime. "You've got to play with urgency," said Carson coach Frank Martinez about what he told his team at halftime. Carson trailed at halftime 1-0 but took the message from Martinez to heart.

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CHS seeks redemption against Wooster

October 17, 2018 — There's nothing else for the Carson High football team to do but to move on. "That's all you can do anyway," said Carson coach Blair Roman after last week's 70-7 loss to Damonte Ranch. But the Senators (1-7, 0-3) have a chance for redemption this

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Carson High’s Beglin sisters tie for 4th at state golf

October 16, 2018 — DAYTON — Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. It usually takes a little luck to be a champion and Carson High sophomore Karen Beglin just didn't have it at the NIAA 4A State Golf Championships on Tuesday at Dayton Valley Golf Club. First

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Carson High no match for Damonte Ranch

October 12, 2018 — Normally the Carson High football team would be watching film Saturday morning of Friday night's game. But there was no sense in watching this film. "We're not watching this film," said Carson coach Blair Roman after his team's 70-7 loss to Damonte Ranch on Friday

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Douglas volleyball outlasts Carson High in five games

October 10, 2018 — Douglas High's Hailey Hughes would set the tone for this chess match of a roller coaster ride, back-and-forth rivalry contest. She fittingly scored the first point on the match on a block and the last two points of the match on kills. Hughes was just

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