So for the last couple of weeks we have seen the issue of domestic violence come into the forefront of major sports and its athletes. The NFL of course taking most of the attention with the Ray Rice turmoil. MLB has also been put into the spotlight when its commissioner Bud Selig was asked about the issue during his farewell tour in San Francisco. Here is part of what he had to say on the subject:
This is a great opportunity for children between the grades of 5th and 8th grade to learn the great sport of volleyball. In our 10 week session your child will get to learn all the fundamentals of volleyball, will make lots of new friends, and learn the important values of sportsmanship. The program runs from Oct. 14 to Nov.
On Saturday, September 20th, the Carson City Kiwanis is holding their Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Day at the Empire Ranch Golf Course. There will be a number events including a 5K walk/run; bench pressing and a scramble golf tournament. Participate in one or more events. Proceeds will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (75%) and the Kiwanis Scholarship Fund (25%).
The Western Nevada College baseball team opens its fall scrimmage season Sunday against Feather River College of Quincy, Calif. The doubleheader begins at 11 a.m. at Peccole Park at the University of Nevada, Reno, the site of six of the Wildcats’ fall games.
D.J. Whittemore, entering his 10th season at the helm of the Wildcats, said the club will take the same approach that it does when the regular season begins in late January.
From 120 members in 2012 to 180 in 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the “Pride of the Sierra,” grow in numbers, support and pride.
Kicking off during Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game against Southern Utah, Greater Nevada Credit Union continues its fundraising campaign, “It’s Time to Support the Band.”
It’s only three days away from the first kickoff of the season for the Carson High School football squad. The first game will get underway Saturday against Clayton Valley High School in Concord, Calif., at 8 p.m. That game will be a very good game if Carson can step up to the plate. Clayton Valley is a very good team; however, with head coach Blair Roman’s focus on keeping the team in amazing physical condition and his sharp eye on what Clayton Valley does both offensively and defensively, I think it is a very achievable task to not only compete but win too.
Coaches and players parade onto the field during the Carson City AYSO Fall 2014 Opening Day Ceremony at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City, Nev., on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Local and league officials kicked off the season for 600 kids making up 82 teams with games, activities and a barbecue.
Soroptimist International of Carson City with co-corporate sponsors Carson Tahoe Health and Tahoe Carson Radiology in association with the Capital Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Carson City Library Foundation present the 13th annual Stroke to Help Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 27.
The tournament is at Eagle Valley Golf Course and the format will be handicapped 4 player teams on the west course and 4 player scramble on the east course. There will be a continental breakfast ahead of the tournament, which begins at 8:30 a.m.
Local non-profit, CHS Football Boosters will hold its annual Kick-Off and Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, August, 23, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Carson Nugget Parking lot in Carson City.
Early Check in is encouraged at 6 p.m. The event will be an evening of great food, provided by Carson BBQ, music, silent auction and raffle as well as an induction ceremony for several former Carson High School Football greats into the Carson High Hall of Fame. Names are withheld until the reveal that evening.
Despite being nearly half the size and half the age of many of the women who are her inspiration and mentors, 14-year-old Sage Donnelly of Carson City has gone big time, winning this year’s prestigious Female Paddler of the Year Award, presented by Canoe and Kayak magazine.
CPAC Athletics, a recreation league program that brings girls from around Carson City for soccer matches, has kicked off for the season. Practice is underway and the first games begin Aug. 16.
The coaching staff is guided by the CPAC training and coaching curriculum, which is based on United States Soccer Federation and National Soccer Coaches Association of America guidelines. Go here and here for more information.
American Family Insurance All-USA Nevada Baseball Team has announced that Fred Bendure, Virginia City High School Baseball Coach has been chosen as Nevada’s High School Baseball Coach of the Year. It recognizes Coach Bendure for guiding the Mucker's to the Division IV State Baseball Title.
Carson City Play On and Talents Athletic Center are hosting NFL Flag Football this Fall. Online registration available at www.talentsathletics.com or in person at 2749 N Carson St, Carson City, NV 89706.
CARSON CITY — The Nevada Army National Guard is set to team up with the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and become one of the association's partners for the 2014-2015 academic year, Nevada Guard and
NIAA officials said Thursday. The NIAA is the non-profit organization of secondary schools in Nevada that acts as the governing body of high school athletics and activities.
Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS ID 3277, (Sun West) is proud to announce that its national spokesman, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez will be participating in the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course at Lake Tahoe.
Carson City's Little League Intermediate All Stars are on their way to Nogales, Arizona after defeating Summerlin North of Las Vegas 17 to 3 in a State Championship showdown at Governors Field Sunday.
The victory earned them a trip to the Western Region tournament in Arizona where they will compete with teams from California, Hawaii, Arizona, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming.
Carson City Little League 50/70 division is one game away from representing Nevada in the western regionals tournament in Nogales, Arizona.
We are looking for donations and support to cover travel expenses as we have two days to raise funds before we have to be down there. Come and watch our game tonight, Sunday, at 7:30 p.m. at Governors Field, 500 Evalyn Dr., in Carson City.
Western Nevada College’s top returning hitter on the baseball team is mirroring the weather this summer — hot, particularly in the Midwest where he is playing in the Prospect League.
Champion City Kings outfielder Jake Bennett has been selected to participate in the league’s annual all-star game July 8 in Terre Haute, Ind. Bennett is sixth in the league with a .324 batting average — identical to what he hit in his first season with the Wildcats.
Lake Tahoe’s one and only curling club is extending its welcome mat this July. Lake Tahoe Epic Curling is hosting two learn-to-curl sessions for those interested in giving this fast-growing Olympic sport a try.
At one of the top junior college programs in the country, baseball comes second to academics. Western Nevada College in Carson City once again made the National Junior College Athletic Association’s list of All-Academic Teams for the 2013-14 school year.
Wildcats coach D.J. Whittemore said that players learn before they arrive at WNC that their academic success is more important than what they accomplish on the diamond.
Not only did the Western Nevada College softball team make strides on the field to finish fourth in the 2014 Region 18 softball tournament in May, the Wildcats outscored their conference foes in a more important area: the classroom.
WNC led three Scenic West Athletic Conference softball teams, making the grade for the 2013-14 National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-Academic Teams announced on Tuesday.
The Tahoe Tennis Academy opened up a new training ground in a more local location for all of the young rising tennis stars this past week. The camp used to be exclusively in its South Tahoe location, hence the name, but camp director Justin Clark made the decision that it was finally time to expand the horizon of the camp and open it up to more kids.
“Tennis has by far changed my life,” Clark said. “It has opened up so many opportunities that I would have never been able to experience had I not started.”
Olympic Day is a worldwide commemoration of Baron Pierre de Coubertin’s June 23, 1894, convening of the first International Olympic Committee (IOC) meeting at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the founding of the Modern Olympic Games.
National Olympic Committees throughout the world will also participate in the international celebration, with each Olympic Committee sending Olympic Day greetings to participating nations.
Discounted tickets to the 25th American Century Championship, the all-star sports and celebrity golf tournament at south shore Lake Tahoe held July 15-20, are now on sale at Raley's, Nob Hill and Bel Air locations throughout Northern California and Nevada.
Dr. Julie Hardt has been named the new head coach of the Carson Tigersharks. A Carson City resident, Hardt graduated from Carson High School and was a Tigersharks team member for years.
An accomplished swimmer, Hardt participated in the US Olympic team trials in 2000 and 2004, is an 8-time All-American from the University of Georgia, a 2001 FINA World Champion and U.S. record holder is the 4 X 200m freestyle relay and a top 10 finalist as NCAA Woman of the Year 2004.
Growing up only a half-hour away from Seattle in Maple Valley, Wash., the Seattle Mariners have always been Taylor Smart’s baseball team.
The former Western Nevada College infielder’s boyhood dream of one day playing for the Mariners became closer to reality on Saturday when the Mariners selected Smart in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball draft.
No one is ever going to call Conor Harber a one-dimension player. Two straight All-American honors and two different paths to the award certainly highlight the Western Nevada College baseball player’s versatility.
Harber became the first Wildcat to earn back-to-back All-American honors when the National Junior College Athletic Association named the sophomore pitcher to the third team earlier this week.
One of the great mysteries of sports is the amateur baseball draft. With the largest pool of players under consideration for draft selection than any other major sport and ball players being scouted from a variety different levels, there is plenty of uncertainty to go around.
Even with a 40-round format, many outstanding players go unselected by a Major League Baseball team. However, a draft hasn’t gone by without at least one Western Nevada College player being selected since the Carson City baseball program formed in 2006.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Wild-horse advocates fighting government roundups across the West are citing past rulings that shot down their own legal challenges in urging a U.S. judge to throw out a lawsuit by livestock interests seeking the removal of thousands of more mustangs from the range.
Silver State Volleyball Club formerly Capital City Volleyball Club and Silver State Volleyball Academy has been serving Northern Nevada and California communities since 1999, assisting girls ages 8-18 to reach their dreams of becoming accomplished volleyball players.
FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING- Open Registration. In Carson Sierra Youth Football League you play with kids your own age (6-14 pre-high school)
No weight limits in SYFL, “Heavy” players play on the line “X-MEN.”
Carson Sierra Youth Football League uses high school rules. SYFL uses 100-yard fields in various high school locations.
Registration is May 31 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Pizza Factory on Hwy 50.
June 28 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Talents Athletic Ctr.
This Friday and Saturday, Carson High School was privileged enough to host the state championship track and field meet. The meet included over 2,500 athletes from all divisions of schools within the state of Nevada.
For the second time in a little more than 24 hours, South Mountain Community College did what no other team in the West could do to the Western Nevada College Wildcats during the 2014 baseball season: win in abbreviated fashion.
The Cougars ousted the Wildcats of Carson City from the Western District Tournament, 9-1, in seven innings on Friday in Phoenix. The host Cougars scored five runs in the seventh inning on a pair of two-run singles to deliver he knockout blow to WNC, which staved off elimination with an 8-2 victory over Trinidad State on Friday morning.
Dusting themselves off after their worst loss of the season, the Western Nevada College Wildcats showed why they are still playing baseball in the middle of May. Spenser Dorsey belted a two-run homer and the Wildcats rapped out eight hits in the first three innings en route to an 8-2 victory over Trinidad State of Trinidad, Colo., at the Western District Tournament on Friday in Phoenix.
“A great job by our team of bouncing back, which they’ve done all year,” WNC coach D.J. Whittemore said. “It was an all-around team effort.
This Sunday May 18, all BMX bikers are invited to participate in Race for Life, hosted by Carson City BMX at Edmonds Sports Complex. Signups are from 9 to 10 a.m. The cost is $10.
What is the Race For Life? It all started in 1981 when an avid 12 year old BMX racer from Michigan discovered he had Leukemia. Todd Kingsbury was his name, and like many BMXers, he had dreams of someday becoming a top pro in the sport. Unfortunately, this dreaded disease would keep Todd from fulfilling his dream.
Work ethic, determination, commitment and effort are just some of the qualities that contribute to the Western Nevada College baseball team’s success. That the Wildcats are still playing when many junior college teams have packed away their equipment and uniforms is a product of a program designed to make the players successful.
“It’s a testament to the work ethic of the players, a testament to the culture established by previous teams and the quality of the position coaches that are developing the players,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore. “We go into every game expecting to win.”
It was the opening round of playoff action Tuesday for the Carson High Senators up against the Reno Huskies. Reno came in as the heavy favorite with an impressive 21-1 record versus Carson’s 10-12 record.
Things took a slow start for the Carson City offense going one, two, and three to start the game. Reno, however, took no time warming up after scoring two runs in the bottom of the first after a couple of base hits, a wild pitch and an error by Carson’s center fielder TJ Thomson.
In the world of kayaking, Carson City native and 13-year-old Sage Donnelly is a true phenom. She won't tell you how accomplished she is, but don't let her modesty fool you.
Western Nevada College Wildcats softball faced the College of Southern Nevada Coyotes in the Region XVIII tournament on Friday. Both teams needed to win in order to stay in the contest for the championship, and their fight the entire game showed how important a battle it was. WNC batted first as the visiting team, and Katilyn Covione started in the circle for the Wildcats of Carson City.
The Western Nevada College Wildcats took on Scenic West’s topped-rank Salt Lake Community College Bruins Saturday at the Region XVIII tournament. Salt Lake earned home-field advantage and the right to be the home team as the number one seed in the conference. Christian Stolo started on the mound for the Wildcats of Carson City.
The Carson High School Baseball team had hosted a senior night of their own earlier tonight. The festivities took place before the game, which highlighted all of the seniors. This year’s class of 2014 ball players include: Dustin Dutcher, Dominic Norton, Chase Blueberg, Todd Thomsen, Jace Zampirro, Gehrig Tucker, and Charles Nystrom.
The rivalry was real in this one, with the umpire talking to both benches multiple times and even an ejection of one of the coaches.
The rivalry was intense today on the softball diamond today as Carson squared off against Douglas earlier in the afternoon at Carson. The importance of the home game for the Senators was that it was their Senior Night.
For the first time in program history, the Western Nevada College softball team is going to third day of the Region 18 Tournament. Fortunately, the Wildcats didn’t pack for a short stay in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The sixth-seeded Wildcats stunned Snow College 11-9 in an elimination game on Thursday afternoon after ousting Colorado Northwestern earlier in the day. Snow (25-29) had beaten WNC (14-45) n seven of eight meetings this season.
Getting the best of College of Southern Nevada has become the norm for the Western Nevada College baseball team in 2014. That trend continued at the Region 18 baseball tournament on Thursday as the Wildcats withstood a late rally by the Coyotes for a 10-6 victory in Salt Lake City.
Western Nevada College produced the start that it coveted against North Idaho in the Region 18 softball tournament on Wednesday in Twin Falls, Idaho.
The Wildcats scored four first-inning runs, but the Cardinals rallied behind Hayden Fields’ five RBI for a 10-6 victory on the opening day of the double-elimination tournament. WNC of Carson City (12-45) will meet Colorado Northwestern Community College (8-46) in an elimination game at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
After being told last season that she may never play softball again, Cara McCarthy continues to defy the odds in her softball career.
The Western Nevada College infielder and Bishop Manogue High School graduate announced on Saturday that she’ll continue her education and softball career at Nyack College, an NCAA Division II school in Nyack, N.Y.
“I was in talks with two different schools, both in New York. I was trying to go back East because that is where I’m from,” McCarthy said.
For the second straight day, the Western Nevada College baseball took more than a game to light up the scoreboard. But like the Wildcats have done all season, they didn’t allow one subpar performance lead to two.
The Wildcats of Carson City concluded their regular season with a 5-2 victory over College of Southern Idaho on Saturday in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Heather Septon won’t ever forget her sophomore appreciation day at Western Nevada College. Septon slugged two home runs and knocked in seven runs as the Wildcats lost a 16-12 slugfest to College of Southern Nevada in the team’s final home softball game Saturday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.
California Chrome, the horse with humble beginnings and co-owned by a Topaz Lake man, wins the Kentucky Derby. (See Video)
Horse racing is a sport filled with blue bloods. An up-and-coming 1-year-old filly sold for $9 million last year. Stud fees for an upper-echelon colt can cost $150,000 per breeding session. Even the drinks are expensive. Top-shelf mint juleps at Saturday's Kentucky Derby cost $1,000 (rainwater from the island of Tasmania, Australia, was imported for ice).