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Carson High football seeking mental toughness

September 19, 2018 — Carson High football coach Blair Roman continues to do his best Yogi Berra act, essentially telling his team this game "is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical." Roman and his staff are focusing on the Senators' psyche as they head into Friday's

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Carson High receives four stars in report

September 19, 2018 — When it comes to the finished product, so to speak, the Carson City School District is doing its job according to a report released by the Nevada Department of Education. Carson High School was rated as a 4-star school in the Nevada School Performance Framework

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CHS students show improvement on ACT test

September 15, 2018 — The number of Carson High students who met all four benchmarks on the ACT test college prepatory test improved by 1.5 percent over the last year. All high school juniors in the state take the ACT test. In 2018, 11.8 percent of CHS students taking

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Reed scores early, often to down Carson High

September 14, 2018 — SPARKS — The time is now for the Carson High football team. No more platitudes about progress made here and there, no more two steps forward and one step back. Actually on Friday night it was a case where the Senators may have taken one

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Carson High faces another Northern power in Reed

September 12, 2018 — It's not like the Carson High football team shouldn't know what it's up against. Carson (1-2) has another tough challenge on Friday night as it travels to defending Northern 4A champion Reed (1-2) for a 7 p.m. game. CHS has already gotten a taste of

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McQueen too much for Carson High

September 7, 2018 — RENO — If there was ever game in which a team couldn't look at the scoreboard to determine its effort this was it. Little mistakes led to big plays which led to a snowball effect that ended up leading to a 44-0 loss for the

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Carson High football hopes for deja vu all over again

September 5, 2018 — Carson High football coach Blair Roman is doing his best Yogi Berra act as he's hoping for deja vu all over again. Last season CHS was coming off a 34-0 loss to Reed. But the Senators rebounded for a 21-10 win over McQueen the next

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Carson High football hopes for better start at Foothill

August 29, 2018 — Maybe Carson High football coach Blair Roman can tell his team Friday's game at Foothill near Redding, California, actually starts at 6:45 p.m. Friday's game is actually at 7 p.m., but maybe if the Senators thought the game began 15 minutes earlier, they would get

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Carson High football team scores 28 unanswered points in win over Lower Lake

August 24, 2018 — The moment came in an instant but seemed to be run in slow motion. The Carson football team faced fourth and four at the Lower Lake 30-yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter. Carson trailed 27-13 at the time when Johnny LaPlante

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Carson High football hoping for all the right moves

August 22, 2018 — Carson High football coach Blair Roman has three clear goals for his team during the 2018 season. They are tangible win-loss goals, but they are simple goals Roman expects will lead to positive results when it comes to the win-loss record. Simply put Roman wants

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Chance Smith makes an impression in Carson High football scrimmage

August 18, 2018 — If a statement could ever be made in a scrimmage, Chance Smith made it. But if you think it did anything to shake up the defending Northern 4A champions, think again. Yes, Smith and the Senators' offensive line looked impressive on Smith's 60-yard touchdown run

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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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Joe Piscopo in Carson City to film ‘Casino Boss’

August 10, 2018 — It would be hard to imagine finding a more unassuming entertainer than Joe Piscopo. While making the rounds at the Carson Nugget on Thursday he makes it a point to shake hands with every person he comes across. So it's a natural fit for Piscopo

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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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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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Carson City Silver Dollars purchased for $1.2 million

August 6, 2018 — What's considered to be the finest set of 19th century silver dollars, well, ever, are selling, well — like hotcakes. What's being called the finest known set of 19th century silver dollars struck at the historic Carson City Mint from 1879-1883 has been acquired intact

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Carson City’s Mountain Vista Baptist Church to hold first service

July 27, 2018 — Celebration Sunday has arrived for two Carson City Southern Baptist churches who have merged into one. Capital Baptist Church and First Baptist Church have merged and will meet as Mountain Vista Baptist Church in its opening service on Sunday. Sunday school will be held at

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Carson City’s Krysta Palmer goes for it on the world stage

July 25, 2018 — For Krysta Palmer, it's all about going for it. "I went for it," said Palmer about taking on the world competition in diving this summer. The end result was winning her second straight medal at the World Cup, a fifth place finish in the World

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Carson City’s Nate Yeskie has had little time to celebrate national title with Oregon State

July 17, 2018 — So Nate Yeskie, you've just won the national title with the Oregon State baseball team, where are you going? Hitting the recruiting trail. Although Yeskie and the Beavers were briefly able to bask in the glow of their College World Series title when they were

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Jefferson Starship flies at Concert Under the Stars

July 11, 2018 — Mary Sanada went to her first Jefferson Airplane concert in 1966 at the Anaheim Convention Center. More than 50 years later she was sitting near the front of the stage before 6 p.m. Like many other fans she braved the 95-degree heat as she arrived

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