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Carson should host football event

After watching the Honor Bowl last weekend, I thought the concept was a great one.

Del Oro High had a tremendous athletic facility on par with Carson’s. It was probably more spread out than Carson’s facility. Except for the Reed-North Clovis game (19-16 North Clovis) none of the other games were really close in the end. Fallon put up a good fight against Cardinal Newman, but couldn’t play enough defense to win.

Why couldn’t Carson High host a two-day event like that? There are plenty of ways to do it, too. You could do a Northern Nevada vs. Southern Nevada sort of thing, or you could do Northern Nevada vs. Sacramento. You could do a Nevada (North and South) versus California. Who knows, maybe you could lure a De La Salle team up here. Carson fans painfully found out that football in the East Bay is pretty darn good, and Clayton Valley (enrollment 1,700) isn’t even one of the best teams though it is right on the cusp.

“I’ve actually thought about that for a few years,” Carson coach Blair Roman said. “We have a tremendous facility.”

Certainly it would be something Joel Dunn & Co. at the Carson City Visitor’s Bureau could sink their teeth into. The group did a great job with the state track meet last year, and Dunn has been successful running other big sporting events in town.

I think this is something Carson could handle on its own, but you could also make Douglas part of the equation.

Think of it, two games on Friday night and two games on Saturday night.

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It’s times like these where I’m proud to live in Nevada.

I was impressed people stepped up in the community to donate money for the new scoreboard at Carson High recently.

I don’t know if the kids at Carson realize it or not, but they have one of the best athletic complexes in the state of Nevada. I doubt anybody is ever going to surpass the facility at Bishop Gorman, but Carson may come the closest. The Senators already have the best track facility in the state, and that’s not even close.

How long is it going to take for the NIAA to make Carson the permanent home for state track every other year? Even one day longer is too long for my taste.

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College boxing is coming to the Carson Valley Inn on Sept. 13 as Air Force, Nevada, Washington and Cal boxers will be trading punches at TJ’s Corra.

At least 10 3-round bouts are scheduled starting at 4 p.m.

Tickets are $10 each and available at http://www.carsonvalleyinn.com or at the front desk at the hotel.

Dan Holmes, a coach at Nevada, is excited to bring the event to the Carson Valley.

“This event at the CVI presents a great opportunity to see some National Collegiate Boxing Association champions in action,” Holmes said. “I’m sure we’ll see some boxers who will go on to the 2015 NABC finals.”

Holmes was referring to Nevada’s Garrett Felling and Jacob Berggren.