Carter Eckl

Sports Director | Host of Behind the Bench

With Nevada News Group since 2019

Phone: +17752835541


Job duties:
My job as sports director is to try and provide the best coverage of local athletes as possible. That encompasses high school sports, local athletes competing in college and at the professional level. I love being able to interact with the communities around Northern Nevada and hope to continue to tell their stories as best as possible. Feel free to share any story ideas or tips with me via email at
I hope to continue to serve this area to the best of my ability.

About me:
I am originally from the East Bay in California, but attended Ohio University for college where I studied journalism. I will admit to being a tad biased toward the Bobcats as Athens, Ohio, may be one of the prettiest places in the country – besides the Sierra, of course.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, snowboarding and just generally trying to get out of the house.
I think I am also becoming a decent cook, albeit very slowly.
Whenever I can, I love being around family or friends, which are spread all over the country.
While I enjoy essentially every sport that I’m aware of, I personally love professional baseball and the intricacies and nuance that come with the game.

2023 Nevada Press Association Awards
• First Place Sports Spot News Story – The Record-Courier
• Second Place General Excellence – Nevada Appeal
• Second Place General Online Excellence – Nevada Appeal
• Third Place Sports Spot News Story – The Record-Courier
• Third Place – Sports Feature Story – Nevada Appeal

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Recent Stories

Cardiac cats into state championship

Douglas High softball staves off elimination with seventh-inning rally

Douglas High School softball will be playing on the final day of the season for the third year in a row Saturday.

Tiger softball falls in state opener

Douglas High School softball dropped its opening game at the Class 5A state tournament Thursday.

Carson swimming well represented at state

Carson High School swimming had an individual regional champ over the weekend and will send a group to the state meet this weekend in Las Vegas.

Tiger swimmers, divers move on to 5A state

Douglas High School swim and dive will have a nice contingent of representatives in Las Vegas at this weekend's state swim meet.

Champions (again)

Tiger girls track DQs overturned, regional results reinstated

The NIAA overturned its ruling that disqualified Douglas High girls track and field's team title, as well as two relay teams and an individual. They will all be reinstated.

Douglas softball wins third straight regional crown

Tigers cement legacy, top seed at state

Douglas High School softball caps another perfect campaign against the Northern 5A with its third straight regional championship.

Senator track and field sends a handful to state

Sierra Lutheran, Dayton will be represented at state meet

Carson, Sierra Lutheran and Dayton High School will all have representatives at the state track and field meet next weekend, following regionals at Carson High Friday and Saturday.

Strabala, Coons lead state qualifications for the Tigers

Tigers girls win regional team title

The Tiger track and field team were led by several new school records at the Class 5A North regional meet this weekend.

Tiger girls track loses team title, state relay teams on DQ

Douglas High School girls track and field had its Saturday flipped on its head after a disqualification ruling in the Class 5A North regional meet.

Douglas dive sends three to state

Douglas High School diving will have a trio of representatives at next weekend's state dive meet.

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Photos by Carter

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