CMS 8th graders win Tah-Neva tourney |

CMS 8th graders win Tah-Neva tourney

Nevada Appeal Staff Report

Carson Middle School’s eighth grade boys basketball team won three straight games to capture the Tah-Neva championship at South Lake Tahoe.

“The boys played their best three games of the season during this tournament, and they won it by playing hard-nosed pressure defense,” coach Doug Whisler said. “Cameron Price was dominating on offense and Nolan Shine on defense. Kyle Steele and Trey Maurer played consistently well on both ends of the court.”

Carson opened with a 35-12 win over South Tahoe, as Shine led the way with nine points and Price dropped in eight. In the semifinals, Carson knocked off Incline 32-22 as Price scored 11, while Shine and Maurer added seven apiece. In the finals, Carson topped Carson Valley 40-28 thanks to 13 points by Steele, eight by Maurer and seven from Shine.

Carson finished the season 18-1.

Angels’ Jepsen to speak at WNC fundraiser

Western Nevada College will host a full evening of dinner and baseball lore on Saturday, Jan. 15 at the Peppermill Hotel-Casino, Reno.

This year’s annual fundraiser for WNC will feature Los Angeles Angels pitcher Kevin Jepsen. Jepsen, a Bishop Manogue High School graduate, is a right-handed reliever and a member of the bronze medal-winning team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The event includes a three-course dinner, hosted beer and wine, raffle, and both live and silent auctions. Tickets cost $75 or $700 for a table of 10 for tickets purchased prior to Jan. 1. On or after Jan. 1, tickets will be $100 each or $1,000 for a table of 10.

This year, participants also have the option to help support a Nevada high school baseball or softball program by attending the Wildcats athletics fundraiser. Fifty percent of their net ticket proceeds ($15) may be directed to the Nevada high school softball or baseball team of their choice.

To purchase tickets, contact the WNC Foundation at 445-3240.

Bowlers tear it up

Three bowlers turned in good scores recently, two at Gold Dust West and one at Carson Lanes.

On Dec. 12, Jennifer McCain, 28, of Carson City rolled a perfect game for the Sierra Strike Line squad at Gold Dust West.

Also at GDW, Jim Follis rolled a 297 game and a 731 series in the Thursday Men’ Senior Trio League.

On Dec. 19, 23-year-old Dustin R. Smith bowled a 299 game at Carson Lanes. This is his first 299 in league bowling. He has a 203 average. His other games were 203 and 194 for a 686 series.