Greenwave falls in three games in regional semifinals.
Nearly two decades since Fallon's back-to-back 3A state titles, the Wave set up a rematch with South Tahoe with a trip to state on the line.
Greenwave tennis, cross country teams also wrap up seasons.
The Greenwave Hall of Fame added 13 members over the weekend.
Fallon downs cross-valley rival, 36-15, to improve to 3-1 in Northern 3A games.
Idaho's Sean and Tommy McCormick, who led Fallon to its last state football title five years ago, returned to Northern Nevada and helped the Vandals hammer Nevada, 33-6.
Class of 2023 includes Shaw brothers, Ritter family.
Region's powerful storms caused flooding at the quarter-mile strip 17 miles south of Fallon.
The event has moved to the Rafter 3C Arena; more than 40 high schoolers expected to box.
Greenwave's Lydia Bergman breaks school home run record in season opener.
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Greenwave falls to Elko, Spring Creek but still secures No. 5 seed in 3A boys tournament at North Valleys.
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Melendy wins regional title; three reach semi's; Fallon finishes third.
Returning seven from last year’s squad, Fallon is off to its best start since Chelle Dalager took over the program five years ago.
Going 5-0 in the Mineral County tournament was followed by Fallon knocking off a pair of 3A foes and blowing out Carson, a 5A school.
2022-23 preview: Churchill County is fielding the most wrestlers since Trevor deBraga took over the program seven years ago.
Also, the Fallon Youth Football League placed in three divisions at the SYFL Cheer Competition, with the Greenwave winning the Freshman division.
When he found out that he could not play football this season, Matthew Bird was crushed.
Only one thing was going through his mind as he read the play and saw the ball come toward him with time winding down. “I saw the guy coming to a post in my zone, read it and smacked down the ball,” said Steven Moon, who was in a cover-three scheme and his defensive move stopped Elko from scoring. “Interceptions don’t do anything in that situation.”
When she was growing up in Fallon, Ellen Townsend wasn’t afforded the same opportunities to play in sports like girls and women have today. In 1972 Congress passed Title IX that prohibited discrimination of playing sports based on sex, but the years before then, Townsend and girls across the country were forced to find creative ways of getting on the playing field. She wore boys tennis shoes and was criticized and called names because she wanted to play sports.
A week after its game against Truckee was cancelled due to poor air quality, the Greenwave football team took advantage of clear skies Saturday night, winning its second game of the year.
For the first time in three years, the Greenwave football team is feeling a sense of normalcy going into this Friday’s season opener against Reed.
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.