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.
Several Fallon cowboys and cowgirls punched their ticket to the national rodeo in Lincoln, Neb., or the Silver State International Rodeo – or even both – after competing in this month’s high school and junior high school state rodeo.
Like the thousands of batters he watched fighting off a two-strike count, Richard Pitts is battling to stay alive.
Throughout her high school career, she understood that Oasis Academy was not the biggest school.
After catching the final strike — and out — of the 2021 season, Tyler Austin ran up to his teammate, embraced him, before the rest of the Greenwave piled onto the junior battery after winning the Northern 3A East championship.
The Greenwave defeated the Dust Devils, 5-2, to win the league championship at Fernley High School.
After competing in three-to-four-team meets this season, the Greenwave track and field team hosted the season’s biggest meet on Friday. The Northern 3A region converged in the Lahontan Valley for the regional championships at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex where Spring Creek won both the boys and girls divisions.
The Greenwave swim team finished fourth in the girls division of the Northern 3A regional meet at the Carson Aquatic Center on Saturday.
The Oasis Academy boys golf team made its first-ever regional appearance last week when the team finished third at the Carson Valley Golf Course in Gardnerville.
Thomas Ranson/LVN Oasis Academy’s Emily Payne pitched the Bighorns to a sweep over Smith Valley last week as they host Wells on Thursday in the playoffs.
Thomas Ranson/LVN Oasis Academy junior Maiya Swan leads the team in draws, winning almost 90 percent in her team’s seven games. The Bighorns face Bishop Manogue twice this week, including a rematch on Thursday at the county fields before the playoffs begin with the semifinal round on Monday at Bishop Manogue. The regional championship is next Wednesday.
After competing in its final short-team meet of the regular season, the Greenwave track and field team concludes the abbreviated, six-week season by hosting the Northern 3A regional meet at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex on Friday.
The Greenwave hosted its first meet of the season on Saturday at the Edward Arciniega Athletic Complex with the Lady Wave winning the three-team event and the Fallon boys tying for first.
Emily Payne pitched a perfect game in Oasis Academy’s 21-0 win over Mineral County as the Bighorns swept the Serpents in Hawthorne on Tuesday.
The Oasis Academy softball team continued its unbeaten streak by sweeping Virginia City and Whittell in a pair of doubleheaders.
Spring Creek took home the gold in Saturday’s three-team league meet in Winnemucca.
Fallon nabbed 21 selections to the 3A East All-League team, including Coach of the Year (Brooke Hill), Player of the Year (Levi Andrews), Offensive Player of the Year (Avery Strasdin) and Lineman of the Year (David Palanivelu).
A graduation ceremony – and possibly prom – will return this school year after Churchill County High School Principal Scott Winters presented to the Board of Trustees in last week’s school board meeting. The Class of 2020’s graduation was modified to a drive-through model due to the pandemic, but Winters said a plan has been created — and updated several times — to allow for a graduation ceremony like pre-pandemic school years.
After both Fallon and Spring Creek’s girls soccer teams ended in a shutout tie in the last meeting, the Spartans escaped Saturday’s first-place battle with a 1-0 win in Spring Creek.
The Lady Wave soccer team entertained first-place Spring Creek on Saturday, but the game ended in a scoreless tie after the Spartans came an interference away from winning the game in the final minutes.
One night after dropping a three-set match to Dayton on Senior Night, the Lady Wave volleyball team rebounded by taking down one of the top teams in the 3A East.