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Fans get a chance to meet Nevada’s Chris Ault on Thursday

Darrell Moody

College football fans in Carson City will have a chance to talk about the upcoming season with Nevada head coach Chris Ault from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Dick Campagni’s Carson City Toyota.

The trip is part of Nevada’s annual caravan, which also includes a May 20 trip to Fallon, another hotbed for Wolf Pack football fans.

Rory Hickok, associate athletic director, said the theme for this season is “One Community One Pack.”

“We currently have 252 season ticket holders in the Carson City area, and we’d like to double that this year by working closely with the current season ticket holders in Carson and asking them to identify their friends and neighbors to join the Pack,” Hickok said.

The 2010 season will be an exciting one with senior Colin Kaepernick back at quarterback again. This year will see Nevada hosting both Cal and Boise State, two of the top programs on the West Coast, as part of its seven-game home schedule.

“I think it’s a great opportunity to become a season ticket holder,” Hickok said. “We have not raised ticket prices, and with our current pricing, we are the third-lowest priced season ticket in the WAC.

“Also, for the first time, this summer, we’ll have several retail outlets who will be selling general admission season tickets, including the Carson Bullys, Capital Ford and Carson Toyota. General admission season tickets start at $95.

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Nate White, former Carson High football player and assistant football coach, will start his second season as a professional baseball umpire in the Pioneer League.

The Pioneer League encompasses Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. White will start his season on June 2.

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Sgt. Ramon Branchcomb is competing in the inaugural Department of Defense Warrior Games May 10-14 as a member of the U.S. Army team.

Branchcomb, son of Adrian and Eugenia Branchcomb of Carson City, was selected to represent the Army in the 10-meter air rifle standing and prone events at Colorado Springs, Colo.

The games are part of an effort to inspire recovery from injury, capitalize on physical fitness, and promote opportunities for growth and achievement for injured, ill, and wounded soldiers.

“I volunteered in the games to instill the ‘can-do’ spirit in my fellow soldiers,” said Branchcomb, a Warrior in Transition with the Warrior Transition Battalion at Joint Base Lewis in McChord, Wash.

Branchcomb joined the unit in January to heal from neck surgery. The WTB strives to help soldiers like Branchcomb through medical care, advocacy, leadership and transitional resources.

• Contact Darrell Moody at dmoody@nevadaappeal.com.