After being thrust into taking over the Fallon boys soccer program in the middle of last season, Joe Wood guided the Greenwave to a strong finish despite missing out on the postseason. Now, Wood will oversee not just the boys soccer program, but the entire Greenwave athletics department after he became the school’s vice principal and athletics director. Brad Daum, the previous athletics director for more than two decades, retired after this last school year.
Playing on a national softball team, running track for the first time and finishing her senior year, Rachel Mori had a lot on her plate. The recent Fallon grad, who also played soccer in the fall, accomplished a lot in the final months of her high school career, including signing her letter to play softball William Peace University, a Division III school in Raleigh, N.C.
For the first time since 2019, the Sierra Youth Football League Experience will kick off the youth football and cheer season. One of the biggest football events in the region will stop at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex on Saturday. Fallon Youth Football League will host the SYFL Experience scrimmage and weigh-in and check-in event, where more than 7,000 players, coaches and families will journey to Fallon.
Each year, the team was closer to achieving its goal of making the playoffs. In her final season, Sydney Gusewelle was determined not to leave the Greenwave empty handed. Fallon made the postseason for the first time during her four years with the program as Gusewelle is now onto making a name for herself at the Division II level this fall.
Injuries couldn’t keep McCartney McAlexander down. Years of battling knee injuries that kept her off the volleyball court and track and field, McAlexander took advantage of her senior year and made it count when it mattered most.
Hard work in the classroom and in the rodeo arena opened a doorway to Texas for Tayler Felton. The Oasis Academy co-valedictorian who graduated in May signed to continue her education and compete in rodeo at Tarleton University, a nationally recognized Division I program.
The eighth annual de Golyer Bucking Horse and Bull Bash didn’t disappoint. More than 100 contestants from Nevada, California and Oregon invaded the valley as 4,000 spectators flocked to the Fairview Arena of the 3C Complex at the Churchill County Fairgrounds on June 25.
Hosting rodeo events since 2014, the de Golyer family continues to be in awe of the community’s support, including sponsorship from local businesses, which makes this weekend one of the summer staples in the Lahontan Valley.
When Fallon’s volleyball team traveled to Las Vegas for the large-class state tournament 23 years ago, the players didn’t dress like a championship team. They couldn’t barely put together an outfit. “We played Green Valley. There are 16, 17 girls on the team. They had matching warmups. They looked great,” Jennifer Hucke said of her junior season. “We could barely put an outfit together. We had T-shirts with basically our numbers on them. We had eight, nine girls on our team.”
When Lisa Swan arrived at Oasis Academy College Prep seven years ago, she saw the group of sixth graders and knew greatness awaited them.
After helping guide the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association through the pandemic, Donnie Nelson was appointed the fifth executive director.
After her family moved from New Mexico to Fallon for her sophomore year, Whitney Skabelund Conger immediately made an impact on the volleyball court and was looking forward to continuing her early success in the winter with the basketball program.
Although the Greenwave wrestling team qualified only a trio for the state tournament, it was still able to send one to the podium.
Two years ago, the Greenwave boys basketball team entered the postseason as the favorite to win and defend its state title.
The Greenwave wrestling team qualified three to Saturday’s 3A state championship after the team placed sixth in last weekend’s regional tournament at Spring Creek High School.
After a year with no wrestling, the Greenwave will send a near-complete lineup to this weekend’s regional tournament.
The Lady Wave basketball team picked up a critical win on Saturday to stay alive in the playoff race with three games left in the regular season.
The Lady Wave basketball team was dealt with a double dose of bad news Friday. In an improved performance compared to the first meeting against No. 1 Lowry, Fallon fell to the Buckaroos in Winnemucca, 54-23, dropping to 1-4 against 3A East opponents.
With less than a minute left in regulation, the Lady Wave needed clutch long-range shooting and defensive stops to keep their playoff hopes alive.
After a humbling setback on Friday against Elko, the Greenwave boys basketball team rebounded on Saturday against Spring Creek to stay in the race for the playoffs.
Six wrestlers reached the podium, including a pair who won it all, as the Greenwave wrestling team finished sixth out of 26 teams in the Walter Marrietta Vaquero Classic in Fernley on Saturday.
A late cancellation of the annual Spring Creek wrestling tournament due to the coronavirus didn’t deter the Greenwave.
The Greenwave wrestling team had its best outing of the season, finishing fourth at last week’s Sparks Invitational in the Rail City.
When it was time for tryouts, not enough girls came out to field a team. Dusty Casey, the Oasis Academy athletics director who also coaches the girls basketball team, noticed a disturbing effect on student participation because of the pandemic. It wasn’t just his basketball team. Low numbers are plaguing the Bighorns to the point where this current school year feels like Oasis Academy has gone back in time.
A year after making the playoffs for the first time in school history, the encore season looked promising.
The last time Chelle Dalager’s cagers stepped on the floor, Elijah Jackson sunk a buzzer-beater to lift Fallon over Elko, again, for the state championship at Lawlor Events Center.
The girls were getting used to the new system just in time for the playoffs before an early exit in the regional tournament. Kevin Wickware was excited to see what the incoming senior group could do with a year under its belt. But then the pandemic happened and canceled the 2020-21 basketball season.
A state champ was crowned the last time Fallon hit the mat almost 18 months ago. After the pandemic canceled the 2020-21 season, the Greenwave wrestling team is back as it opens the season Saturday with the annual Earl Wilkens Memorial Tournament.
After reaching the playoffs for the third-straight season, the Greenwave football team was well represented on the all-region and all-league teams as announced by the Northern 3A coaches.
The Voice of the Greenwave was inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
The defense held as long as it could but Fallon’s inconsistent offense couldn’t keep up as Moapa Valley stayed unbeaten this season after a 42-21 win in Saturday’s 3A state semifinal game.
The defense stepped up against the best scoring offense in the league, setting up a last-minute, game-winning touchdown as the Greenwave football team upset No. 1 North Valleys, 21-14, on the road on Saturday. The win sends Fallon to Saturday afternoon’s state semifinal at Moapa Valley while the loss ended North Valleys’ undefeated season, which included wins over Elko, competing in the other state semifinal, and 3A powerhouse Truckee.
After the Fallon boys and girls tennis teams advanced to the semifinals of the Northern 3A team tournament last week, the Greenwave turns the corner to this weekend’s singles and doubles regional tournament.
ELKO — After spotting Fallon a 12-0 lead, the Elko football team came back to outscore Fallon by four touchdowns for the remainder of the game in a 32-19 win Saturday afternoon. Fallon, which sits at 1-1 in the 3A East, travels to Fernley (1-0) on Friday for a key battle against its cross-valley rival. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.
The Lady Wave golf team finished the regular season last week and qualified one for next week’s state tournament in Mesquite.
A defensive battle in the first half let up after the break as the Greenwave football team exploded for 22 points to knock off Spring Creek, 28-14, Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.
The pandemic left Toby Escobar in a tough situation in completing his Eagle Scout project before turning 18 in July.
SPARKS – Down to their third-string quarterback who has never taken a snap and facing a much-improved opponent, the Greenwave still found a way to come out on top.
RENO – In its first game since the opening-season tournament in Yerington, the Lady Wave volleyball team nearly swung the momentum in the second game before falling to Wooster in straight games on last Monday.
Fallon’s running game struggled to get going and Reno took advantage of 10 three-and-outs in a 42-18 win over the Greenwave in Friday night’s NIAA Hall of Fame game at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex.
For the first time in two years, football returns to the Lahontan Valley when it should: under the lights on a Friday night in the late summer and fall.
The Fallon 13U all-stars hosted the Pacific Southwest Babe Ruth Regional Tournament for the first time in more than a decade.
A pair of Hawaiian teams battled on the mainland for the right to advance to this month’s Babe Ruth World Series.
Fallon’s Avery Strasdin was named as one of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and One Nevada Credit Union's Top Ten Student-Athletes for Northern Nevada.
The school’s first girl to lead Block F. A wrestling coach who put Fallon on the map. A dedicated research team that dug up decades’ worth of statistics. A group of girls who shined on the links during the 1970s.
The Babe Ruth Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament returns to the Lahontan Valley for the first time in more than a decade when Fallon will host the 13-under tournament July 26-31.
After watching the pandemic limit the library’s services for the past 15 months, Carol Lloyd is happy to see people walking through the doors again.
One of the most successful setters in Wolf Pack history will host a three-day volleyball camp this month.
Sadie O’Flaherty, who graduated from Oasis Academy in May, earned All-American and All-Academic honors and was named a recipient of the Jackie Pitts Award by USA Lacrosse last week.
Instead of engaging in a shouting match with this notorious travel ball coach, the umpire stayed calm and collected. He explained the reason for the call and asked the coach to return to his dugout. Not satisfied with the response, he walked back, still frustrated. His team still won and would eventually win the second game of the doubleheader against the California school.