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WNC Softball: North Idaho Cardinals cool down Wildcat bats, games resume Saturday

After a record-setting 22-hit performance and 14-run output in their previous game, the Western Nevada College Wildcats had difficulty finding holes in the North Idaho Cardinals’ defense on Friday.

In their first home game at Edmonds Sports Complex in more than a month, the Wildcats were two-hit by a trio of Cardinals in the opening game, losing 5-0. North Idaho, one of the hottest Scenic West Athletic Conference softball teams, rallied to win game two, restricting the Wildcats to six hits in an 8-6 victory.

Sausage Factory gives away six tickets to Wednesday night's Reno Aces baseball game

The Sausage Factory in Carson City, celebrating its third season as the official hot dog vendor of the Reno Aces, is giving away six tickets to Wednesday night's Aces game against the Las Vegas 51s.

Comstock Shootout soccer tournament kickoff weekend in Carson City underway

Dozens of teams, hundreds of players and car loads of parents arrived in Carson City this weekend for the 21st annual Comstock Shootout Soccer Tournament.

Hosted by the Carson City American Youth Soccer Organization Region #140 and Carson Futbol Club, around 80 soccer teams are playing in the girl’s tournament this weekend with 68 boys teams set to play April 25-26. The tournament is an open tournament sanctioned by AYSO and US Club Soccer.

Western Nevada College Softball: Wildcats smack school-record 22 hits

It was the type of half inning that Western Nevada College softball players won’t soon forget. Thirteen Wildcats came to the plate in the fourth inning, with nine of them hitting their way on base. By the time the damage was done, eight Wildcats had crossed the plate, turning a 3-1 deficit into a 9-3 lead.

The big rally inspired the Wildcats to swat a school-record 22 hits en route to a 14-6 Scenic West Athletic Conference victory and a doubleheader split with the Colorado Northwest Community College Spartans on Saturday in Rangely, Colo.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats' Stolo and Harber among list of contributors in two wins

Little was going right for Western Nevada College in the second game of a baseball doubleheader Saturday in Carson City. The Wildcats’ bullpen was struggling to throw strikes, helping Colorado Northwestern build a 6-1 lead.

With ace Ben Wright frustrating Wildcat hitters, it seemed as if WNC’s chances of staying in hot pursuit of Scenic West Athletic Conference leader Salt Lake City were dimming.

Nevada Wolf Pack puts in a spring football warmup Saturday in Carson City

It was the first live action of the year for the University of Nevada, Reno Wolf Pack as they hosted themselves Saturday in a scrimmage at Carson High School in Carson City.

Building excitement for the season has its advantages, said Nick Rolovich, the Pack's offensive coordinator.

"It's important to engage the community and get everybody excited early," said Rolovich. "We are going the right way everyday and playing for each other. We expect everything these athletes have next season and we know for a fact that they will leave it all on the field next fall."

WNC Baseball: Wildcats grab double header in Carson City

Western Nevada College took little time Friday afternoon to take control in the opener doubleheader of a four-game Scenic West Athletic Conference series against Colorado Northwestern Community College. In just one inning, the Wildcats established a 6-0 lead and never looked back.

The nightcap brought a closer contest, but WNC held on for a 6-4 win. The victories left the Wildcats in second place as the schedule nears tournament time, while the much-improved Colorado Northwestern team still sits near the bottom of the league.

WNC Softball: Makenzie Hospodka, Covione Power Wildcats to Split with Colorado Northwestern

Katilyn Covione pitched a complete-game four-hitter and Makenzie Hospodka knocked in five runs as Western Nevada College softball team returned to the win column in the Scenic West Athletic Conference.

After dropping the opening game of a doubleheader to Colorado Northwestern Community College on Friday, the Carson City based Wildcats battered the Spartans, 8-1, in game two in Rangely, Colo., to end a 16-game SWAC losing streak.
“It wasn’t just a win. I thought it was one of our best games all year,” said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. “They played a really solid game all the way around.”

Lucas Oil adds second off road race at Wild West Motorsports Park

Event Date: 
May 30, 2014 (All day)

The Wild West Motorsports Park will host two Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series events this summer, showcasing northern Nevada as a premier racing site and giving fans double the action.

The Lucas Oil Series announced that Wild West Motorsports Park will host weekend races May 30-31 in addition to the race planned for Aug. 22-23. This is the third year in a row Wild West Motorsports Park has hosted a Lucas Oil Off Road Race and the first time there has been two races in one season.

Empire Ranch anniversary features $17 rounds of golf, deals and hole-in-one contest

Event Date: 
April 27, 2014 (All day)

Empire Ranch Golf Course in Carson City is celebrating its 17th season with a birthday bash special that runs from April 27 to May 13.

Golfers can pay $17 for an 18-hole round of golf with cart. Or they can pay $25 and receive an additional free round of golf in June or July and a $5 value coupon to use for food or beverage at Mallards. (Some restrictions apply.)
Enter the hole-in-one contest daily for a chance to win a car sponsored by Carson Dodge Chrysler Jeep.

WNC Softball: Covione’s superlative pitching effort falls short

They did everything but secure their first Scenic West Athletic Conference softball victory in a month.
Salt Lake pushed two runs across the plate in the seventh inning to rally for a 4-3 victory over the Western Nevada College Wildcats on Saturday afternoon in Salt Lake City.

“To have the lead all the way and to end it like that was devastating,” said WNC coach Leah Wentworth. “I’m happy we put ourselves in position to win. We need experiences like that, and moving forward, we need to learn from it.”

WNC Baseball: Wildcats series in Salt Lake ends in a wash

It wasn’t the desired result Western Nevada College was looking for prior to a four-game Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball series showdown with Salt Lake, but the Wildcats did something no other team has done this season — win in Salt Lake City.

The Wildcats gained a series split by outlasting the Bruins 7-5 in the final game Saturday. Needing a doubleheader sweep to creep within a game of first-place Salt Lake, WNC wasn’t counting on a shaky defense hurting its cause.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats Keep Pace with SWAC leaders

Seeing their chances of winning the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball title diminishing with a first-game defeat to Salt Lake on Friday, the Western Nevada College Wildcats pulled off a crucial 5-3 victory to stay in contention.

Video: Pro skater rides ramp floating on Lake Tahoe

Pro-skater Bob Burnquist has skated on almost every surface imaginable. Now he can add the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe to that list. Hope it floats.

WNC Baseball: Wildcat pitchers stand tall in the wind, sweep Southern Idaho Golden Eagles

Jams don’t get much more stressful than the one relief pitcher Spencer Greer dealt with on Saturday afternoon at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.

The Western Nevada College sophomore was protecting a one-run lead against College of Southern Idaho with the potential tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position with two outs in the top of the seventh inning.

With a base open, Greer instead focused on cleanup hitter R.J. Bush, retiring him looking at a third-strike curveball.

WNC Baseball: Fife, Harber help Wildcats gain doubleheader split

Through 13 innings of a Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader on Friday, College of Southern Idaho denied Western Nevada College from putting a crooked number on the scoreboard. But with one swing by Alex Fife that changed as his homer brought in three runs, helping the Wildcats to a doubleheader split.

Fife’s homer was part of a four-run seventh inning that snapped a 1-1 tie and propelled the Wildcats to a 5-1 victory at John L. Harvey Field in Carson CIty. The Golden Eagles won the opener 6-2 behind the pitching of southpaw Kolton Brost.

Signups begin for May 4 Caddyshack-themed 'Golf Fore The Kids' charity tournament

There's a force in the universe that makes things happen. All you have to do is get in touch with it, stop thinking, let things happen and be the ball.

Signups are underway for the Caddyshack-themed Golf Fore The Kids Charity Children's Golf Tournament to be held on Sunday, May 4, at Eagle Valley East Golf Course in Carson City.

This tournament, hosted by the Carson City Downtown Business Association, will benefit the Children's Museum of Northern Nevada and the Eagle Valley Children's Home.

'Carson Connection' shuts down Air Force

Nevada Wolf Pack baseball coach Jay Johnson isn't afraid at all to put a game in the hands of his Carson Connection, relievers Colby Blueberg and Adam Whitt.

WNC Softball: Wildcats’ offense comes to life against 14th-ranked CSI

After a silent day for the Western Nevada College bats on Friday, the Wildcats woke up offensively against 14th-ranked College of Southern Idaho on Saturday in Twins Falls, Idaho.

With eight different Wildcats delivering a hit in the opening game, the Carson City Western Nevada College team scored seven times in a 17-7 defeat. CSI completed the four-game Scenic West Athletic Conference sweep with a 14-3 victory in game two.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats Move into Second Place in Scenic West Athletic Conference

Western Nevada College moved into second place in the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball standings by winning a four-game series from host College of Southern Nevada on Thursday and Friday in Henderson.

The Wildcats, based in Carson City, won the first three games of the series before the Coyotes edged WNC 4-3 Friday to deny a sweep. WNC improved to 7-5 in the SWAC, trailing only Salt Lake (11-2). CSN is 4-8 in conference play.

Talents Athletic Center is offering Spring Soccer

Event Date: 
March 31, 2014 (All day)

Eagle Valley Middle School Competes in State Science Olympiad

An extra-curricular activity at Eagle Valley Middle School, 11 Carson City students prepared for three months at after school meetings and on their own to compete in the state Science Olympiad held March 8 in Las Vegas. The team is coached by Josh Billings, 8th grade science teacher with assistance from family and teachers.

Seventh-Ranked College of Southern Nevada Holds Off Wildcats

Three mercy-rule-shortened games against seventh-ranked College of Southern Nevada didn’t demoralize the Western Nevada College softball team on Saturday in Henderson.

Freshman pitcher Katilyn Covione blanked the Coyotes for four innings, and the Wildcats had the tying and possible winning runs in scoring positions in the final inning before CSN nailed down a 3-2 Scenic West Athletic Conference victory.

The Coyotes started their Saturday sweep with a five-inning 11-2 victory.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats keep foot on gas pedal in sweep of Saints

The Western Nevada College Wildcats may look back to Friday, March 14 as a pivotal point in their season. Two dramatic walk-off victories gave the Wildcats a momentum boost that inspired them to workmanlike 17-2 and 7-5 nonconference wins over Mount Hood Community College of Gresham, Ore., on Saturday in Carson City.

The four-game sweep improved WNC’s overall record to 19-9 and righted the club after splitting four games the previous weekend at Colorado Northwestern.

WNC Softball: Coyotes defeat Wildcats twice despite homers by Septon, Rechel

Sophomores Jenny Rechel and Heather Septon slugged home runs, but Western Nevada College lost both ends of a softball doubleheader to seventh-ranked College of Southern Nevada by identical 11-3 scores on Friday in Henderson.

The wins moved the Coyotes (16-6) into a first-place tie with College of Southern Idaho (17-7) in the Scenic West Athletic Conference standings. WNC’s SWAC record dropped to 6-15.

WNC baseball team takes two to open series

The Western Nevada College baseball team turned turned two tight contests into victories with walk-off home runs on both ends of a doubleheader Friday afternoon in Carson City.

The Wildcats won 6-5 and 9-6 over Mount Hood Community College of Oregon. The series continues Saturday with a doubleheader at John L. Harvey Field beginning at noon.

WNC baseball: Wildcats win game one of Friday doubleheader

The Western Nevada College Wildcats baseball team just won game one of a four game series against Mount Hood Community Community College 6-5, in 10 innings.

Game 2 begins at approximately 3 p.m. today, at John L. Harvey Field at WNC in Carson City.

Another doubleheader begins Saturday at noon.

CHS Bowling Steamrolls Manogue 34-11 for Unprecedented 13th Title

The Carson High Bowling team wasted no time at all in wrapping up their 13th championship in 14 seasons on Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort against Manogue High School.

The Carson High School starting lineup: Alec Fletcher, Jacob Zumbro, Dustin Floyd, Skylar Belchar, Brett Paulson, Matt Lidell, Chris Baird, Conlin Herrick, and Tyler Lethcoe steamrolled Manogue 34-11 in the Baker's format for the title. CHS wrapped up the championship by the 6th game in the 9 game match.

Carson High, UNLV baseball great settling in as Nationals new skipper

Growing up in Carson City, first-year Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams didn’t spend time focusing on any major league heroes. He didn’t even watch a lot of the Saturday games on network TV.

WNC Softball: Wildcats at home split doubleheader with Snow College, games continue Saturday

Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball hosted Snow College from Ephraim, Utah Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. WNC entered the series just one game behind Snow in the Scenic West Athletic Conference, and remained that way, splitting Friday’s doubleheader.

In game one, the Wildcats topped Snow 3-1, with Meghan Hospodka hitting a three run homer to win it for WNC. In the second game, Snow College rallied to win 12-4, despite two home runs by Wildcat Hali Bennion. Carlee Beck pitched both games for WNC.

Escape From Prison Hill Trail 1/2 Marathon & 10K

View from the EFPH race route
Event Date: 
April 19, 2014 (All day)

It's back and better than ever: the 2014 edition of the Escape From Prison Hill trail half marathon and 10K races!The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon and 10K in Carson City, Nevada, is happening on Saturday, April 19. The Escape from Prison Hill Half Marathon is a challenging trail run with great views of the Sierra Nevada, Nevada valleys, and the Nevada State Prison! The 10K packs the same views and less-challenging terrain in a shorter distance. 

WNC Baseball: Karnos, Roque Key Wildcats’ SWAC-Opening Victory

Pitching decided the outcomes of a Scenic West Athletic Conference-opening baseball doubleheader Saturday at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.

Freshman right-hander Max Karnos pitched a four-hit complete game to provide Western Nevada College with a 7-1 victory over Salt Lake in the opener, but the Bruins battled back for a 6-2 win in game two behind the stingy hurling of Jason Jourdan and Eric Carter.

“Salt Lake has a good team. We each won one; that’s about right,” WNC coach D.J. Whittemore said.

New athletic facility opens in Carson City

Rob Heaton has opened Talents Athletic Center, a sports facility located in North Carson that offers programs on agility, speed, strength, conditioning, personal training and group program development for kids 5 to 18.

WNC Softball: Wildcats Lose Tripleheader to North Idaho

North Idaho College cooled off the Western Nevada College Wildcats, sweeping three Scenic West Athletic Conference softball games on Friday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Tori Almos blanked WNC on four hits while striking out 11 to earn the first-game victory, 6-0, snapping the Wildcats’ five-game winning streak. The Cardinals completed the sweep with 14-1 and 10-5 wins.

The teams elected to play three games on Friday with snow and extremely cold temperatures forecast for Coeur d’Alene on Saturday. A high temperature of 12 degrees is expected on Saturday.

WNC Baseball To Kick Off Conference Play At Home Against Salt Lake today, Sunday

The Western Nevada College baseball team came out on top in the Scenic West Athletic Conference’s round-robin competition over the last weekend.

Now WNC, which improved to 11-5 overall, will play Salt Lake, the only team to beat the Wildcats in Henderson, on Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, at John L. Harvey Field. The conference-opening doubleheaders begin at noon both days, weather permitting.

You can listen to the live broadcasts of the games right here on CarsonNow.org at the link below:

http://www.carsonnow.org/play-play-chris-graham

Welcome home bash March 15 for South Lake Tahoe's three Olympians

South Lake Tahoe, the tight-knit ski community big on Olympic athletes will honor its three USA team members in a city-wide celebration, Saturday, March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

Carson Youth Wrestling Club Competes at National Tournament

The Carson Bulldog Wrestling Club competed in the Rocky Mountain National’s Rumble in Reno wrestling tournament this past Saturday at the Peppermill.

Carson City’s youth wrestling club had 20 wrestlers competing in both the Rookie and Experienced categories for ages 6 to 15 years old. The club finished with ten top placers, four of which were first place honors.

WNC Softball: Wildcats complete four-game sweep

One Hospodka presented enough of a challenge for Colorado Northwestern Community College pitchers to contain on Saturday, but two Hospodkas in the top half of the Western Nevada College lineup proved to be too much for the Spartans to handle.

Twin sisters Makenzie and Meghan Hospodka hit two-run homers as WNC completed a Scenic West Athletic Conference softball doubleheader sweep of CNCC with a come-from-behind 7-5 victory in Carson City.

College Baseball: Wildcats rally from 3-0 deficit in ninth to beat Colorado Northwestern

Talk about having your back against the wall and responding. Western Nevada College trailed Colorado Northwestern 3-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning on Saturday night in Henderson and still found a way to win.

WNC Baseball: Freshman holds Wildcats to two hits in seven scoreless innings

After scoring 21 runs in their previous game, the Western Nevada College Wildcats ran into a pitcher on Friday that kept them off-balance.

Salt Lake Community College freshman right-hander Jason Jourdan checked the 14th-ranked Wildcats on two hits through seven innings en route to the Bruins’ 4-3 baseball victory in Henderson.

WNC Softball Tops Colorado Northwestern; Games continue Saturday in Carson City

Western Nevada College Wildcats Softball hosted Colorado Northwestern Community College Friday afternoon for a doubleheader at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City. The Wildcats won both games, 10-2 and 7-2. Pitchers Carlee Beck and Katilyn Covione earned the wins for Western.

In game one, the Wildcats scored in the second inning when Lindsay Ashbaugh knocked an RBI double that scored Andi Lee, who was walked and Katilyn Covione who singled. The score 2-0, WNC.

Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe wins Olympic gold at Sochi

South Lake Tahoe's Maddie Bowman won gold today in Sochi. She went into the Olympic Freeskiing Halfpipe finals sitting comfortably in third, led all women with an 89 in the finals.

Marie Martinod of France won silver and Ayana Onozuka of Japan won the bronze.

The South Tahoe High graduate, who won the last two XGames in the event, is competing in her first Olympics at age 20. She is now the first woman to ever win a gold medal in the inaugural Olympic Ski Halfpipe.

4th Annual Carson High School Safe & Sober 5k Run/Walk a Huge Success

Yesterday was a great success for the 4th annual Carson High School Safe & Sober 5k Run/Walk. We had a great turn-out with 115 sign-ups and 104 participants. We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors and many volunteers who made this day a complete success – without all of you, this event would not happen! The weather was outstanding, especially if you were running with the wind at your back!

College baseball: WNC Wildcats win third straight series

Western Nevada College clinched its third consecutive road baseball series victory by overtaking Riverside City College with a big seventh inning on Saturday in Riverside, Calif.

Spenser Dorsey’s two-run single highlighted a six-run seventh inning and Tony Roque knocked in three runs on two hits as 14th-ranked WNC defeated the Tigers 8-2.

By taking two of the three nonconference games from the Tigers, the Wildcats’ series victory follows triumphs at 10th-ranked Cochise and Pima.

Riverside evens series with Wildcats in college baseball

Western Nevada College of Carson City took a one-run lead in the eighth inning, but Riverside rallied for a 4-3 baseball victory on Friday night in Riverside, Calif.

Pinch-hitter Paul Martinez tied the game with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, and the Tigers won it when Jeremy Alderman’s first pitch on an attempted intentional walk with runners on third and second bases sailed to the backstop.

Wildcats show resilience against tough Salt Lake Bruins; games resume today

The Western Nevada College Wildcats softball team faced the Bruins of Salt Lake Community College, Friday, Feb. 14 for a home opening doubleheader at Edmonds Sports Complex, Carson City.

The Wildcats came into the series 0-4 in the Scenic West Athletic Conference after losses to College of Southern Nevada last week. They managed eight hits in the first game, but lost 5-14 in five innings. In the second game the Wildcats fought hard, but came up short despite 12 hits. They fell 5-7. Pitchers Lindsay Ashbaugh and Carlee Beck took the losses for WNC.

WNC softball opens home series against No. 16 Salt Lake

Western Nevada College hosts Salt Lake Community College, the national NJCAA runner-up for the past three years, in its home-opening softball series beginning Friday at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City.

Doubleheaders against the Bruins are scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.

The Wildcats (3-10, 0-4) got off to a rough start in SWAC play after dropping four games to ninth-ranked College of Southern Idaho last week.

WNC Wildcats baseball grabs series from 10th-ranked Cochise

Western Nevada College became a different baseball club during the second week of the season, ironing out some issues on the mound and behind the plate. The result was capturing a 2-1 weekend series over 10th-Ranked Cochise College in Douglas, Ariz.

Lake Tahoe's Jamie Anderson Takes Gold in Sochi; Mancuso wins 4th medal

South Lake Tahoe's hometown girl Jamie Anderson cleaned up her second run to earn the first-ever women’s slopestyle snowboarding gold medal Sunday at the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games.

Senators aim for Regional Championship in Wrestling

Carson Senator Wrestling
Event Date: 
February 14, 2014 - 3:00pm

The Carson High School Wrestling team has been one of the most successful sports in the long and prestigious history of Carson High School. Over the last six years they have won 30 consecutive league dual matches and six straight Sierra League titles. In 2012 the Senator wrestlers were crowned Northern Nevada’s NIAA Regional Champions and they are gunning for that distinction again this year.

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