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.
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:
Saturday, I attended a funeral in a somewhat cheerful mood. It was a celebration of the life of Ralph Denny, Sr., and he would have wanted it upbeat.
Over 350 people filled Carson City’s First Christian Church’s sanctuary and foyer. Ralph was not a celebrity or public figure, and few such folks were there – just the heart and soul of our local communities in abundance.
He was a fine man with such a great and joyous impact over 50 years on so many folks that most came in the same mood as me: sad to see Ralph gone, but feeling so much richer for knowing him, and wanting to celebrate him.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Carson City man was arrested Friday on suspicion of felony child abuse. Terry Ray Kilfian was arrested in the 2200 block of Roop Street at 12:19 p.m.
According to the arrest report, Carson City Sheriff's Office deputies met with the 12-year-old victim who claimed his father punched him in the face, then kicked him on the side in his ribs. The child had visible injuries to his neck, face and ribcage, according to the arrest report.
Clinging to a one-run lead with the bases loaded and no one out on Sunday afternoon, the Western Nevada College baseball team had one goal — avoid a sweep on their opening weekend.
Freshman pitcher Dylan Francis complied, retiring the next three South Mountain College hitters to preserve the Wildcats’ 7-6 victory in Phoenix, and a 1-2 weekend.
“Making the pitches he made with the bases loaded was really remarkable. He deserves a ton of credit and praise for his effort,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore.
The WNC Baseball program has been given the "go ahead" by the school and is holding a month-long fundraiser/giveaway in February for WNC students. The team will be selling raffle tickets for just $1.00 each or 25 tickets for $20.00. At the end of the month, they will draw one winner who will get $1,000 towards their own tuition costs.
The National Junior College Athletic Association has named Western Nevada College to its Top 20 preseason baseball poll.
WNC's Carson City team is ranked 14th in the poll, which was released on Monday. Earlier this year, the Wildcats were rated 16th by College Baseball Newspaper in its preseason poll.
On Monday night (January 13th) at the Gold Dust West Bowling Center on Hwy. 50 in Carson City the Western Nevada College baseball team will be having their first ever "Bowling Night." This would be a great opportunity for the community to come down and meet the players and coaches. The fun will start at 7pm. Come out and see the nationally ranked team before they start the season! It's going to be a lot of fun!
CARSON CITY — College Baseball Newspaper has included Western Nevada College in its 2014 National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Preseason Poll.
The Wildcats are ranked 16th, marking the seventh straight season that Coach D.J. Whittemore’s team has been nationally ranked in the preseason. It ties the Wildcats with Iowa Western for the longest-running streak for inclusion in the preseason top-20 national rankings.
With all of the crazy “Black Friday” shopping madness (shootings, knifings, fights, etc.) now behind us, we can begin, once again, to think rationally about ideas for Christmas gifts for that special person(s) in our lives.
So, if you were not part of that frenzied mob scene on the day after Thanksgiving, or if you are still scratching your head about what to get for that person, here are some “Don Q” suggestions for Christmas gifts:
The Carson Baseball Boosters Club, Inc. is kicking off our biggest fundraiser of the year! The 6th Annual Charity Poker Night Fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Fuji Park. Doors will open at 5:00pm and Poker will start at 7:00pm. We need you, family, friends, business partners, etc.
Tickets are $25.00 for dinner and drinks or $60.00 for dinner, drinks, and poker. Dinner includes chicken, tri-tip, BBQ ribs, beer and wine. Just contact us at the information listed below and we'll get you your tickets. We will also have a Raffle and a Silent Auction.
CARSON CITY — One of Coach D.J. Whittemore’s main goals each season is to find a home at the next level for each of his Western Nevada College sophomore baseball players.
Whittemore scratched three names off his relocation list on Wednesday when pitcher Christian Stolo, outfielder Conor Harber and middle infielder Jack Hall signed NCAA Division I letters of intent during a ceremony attended by many of their teammates on the Carson City campus.
We are hearing so much about bullying these days. Of course it's been around since the dawn of time. I believe the best way to combat bullying is sports/after school activities or clubs.
A lot of the kids that are bullied go straight home and do nothing but think about the bad stuff that happens to them and how they are going to make it stop. It consumes their thoughts.
I was bullied in school, but I never had time to think about any of that because I was involved in sports (baseball, basketball, bowling, soccer)
Determination, strong drive, relentless work ethic, and endless thirst for knowledge. All of these are traits you need to have, to work in the sports world. If you want to know how to get any of these? Go ask Jessica Kleinschmidt. She has every one on lock down. She has been working at this career since high school and she refuses to stop until she reaches her goal. Below is an interview I gave her just so fans can get to know her better:
CG- Chris Graham
JK- Jessica Kleinschmidt
This event is hosted by the Carson City Host Lions Club and our community supported project will start at 8:00 am and run until 1:00 pm on Saturday September 14, 2013, at Baily Fishing Pond within Fuji Park.
A 21-year-old Carson City man faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge after allegedly hitting his fiance with a water bottle, pouring water on her and shoving her to the ground.
According to the arrest report, deputies were called to the 1100 block of Woodside Drive at around 8 a.m. regarding a domestic dispute.
For the first time in program history, the Western Nevada College baseball team is going to take a crack at beating a team made up of successful Wildcats from the past.
Coach D.J. Whittemore has scheduled the first Wildcat Alumni Game for 11 a.m. Sept. 7 at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City. Fans are invited to watch the nine-inning game for free.
Seven players from WNC’s three National Junior College Athletic Association World Series teams have agreed to participate in the matchup and, so far, Wildcats from seven of Whittemore’s eight previous clubs will participate.
With the 2014 season a little more than five months away, the Western Nevada College baseball and softball teams will take advantage of the mild fall months ahead in Carson City to prepare their rosters for the spring season.
Baseball coach D.J. Whittemore’s fall scrimmage schedule includes eight home dates at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.
The South Lake Tahoe Police Department is requesting assistance from the public to help identify the suspect who robbed the El Dorado Savings and Loan at 3443 Lake Tahoe Boulevard this morning around 9:30am.
Based on surveillance footage, the suspect appears to be a white male adult in his fifties, approximately 6’-2” tall, weight proportionate to height, wearing a beige baseball cap, a short-sleeved plaid button down shirt, khaki cargo shorts and flip flop sandals.
The suspect walked into the bank and presented the teller with a demand note. The suspect claimed to be armed but did not display a weapon.
South Lake Tahoe police arrested a man on Monday for allegedly skinning a raccoon after a foot chase ended on the South Tahoe Middle School ball field.
Kevin Burroughs, 37, faces several charges including unlawful taking of wildlife. He is also a parolee and a registered sex offender out of California and had a felony warrant for being a parolee-at-large. The raccoon’s remains were recovered and destroyed by Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care.
All-Star Weekend was a huge success for the Northern Nevada area. The Fanfest festivities were a great way to kick off the big weekend. The events included appearances by former San Francisco Giants JT Snow, Robb Nen, Steve Finley, and Jack Clark. There were great interactive things for the fans to do as well: Batting cages, test your pitching speed, see how fast you could steal home, and my favorite thing was the whiffle ball home run field they created in the Reno Events Center.
Enough is enough…..
Major League Baseball needs to set an example this time when it comes to Alex Rodriguez and the other players that are involved in this whole entire Biogenesis situation. It should be a lifetime ban for Rodriguez. I don’t think it will come to that unfortunately but that is what the punishment should be. With all that Alex has done to deceive baseball, the players, and the fans he should never be allowed to be in the game again.
RENO, Nev. - University of Nevada Director of Athletics Doug Knuth announced today that Jay Johnson has been named the head baseball coach at Nevada. Johnson spent the last eight seasons as associate head coach at the University of San Diego. He will begin his duties at Nevada on July 1.
“Through the interview process I was impressed with Jay’s commitment to academics and building relationships within the community,” Knuth said. “I felt he is the coach that will have the Wolf Pack competing at the highest level possible.”
At Western Nevada College, student-athletes continue to maintain perspective about their No. 1 priority in college: an education. WNC’s softball and baseball teams were again among the National Junior College Athletic
Association All-Academic teams honored this week.
In addition, six Wildcats were recognized with individual NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. The Wildcats’ softball team collectively attained a 3.31 grade-point average, topping last year’s 3.18.
Carson City’s 50/70 All Star baseball team, is representing the State of Nevada in the inaugural national All Star tournament in Irvine, Calif.
The tournament is from July 19th thru July 26th. In order for the team to make the trip they are looking for sponsors to help pay for expenses. They are also going to have a car wash at Carson Dodge Chrysler Jeep, on June 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Any and all contributions would be greatly appreciated. All contributions need to be in by July 15. For information, contact Jay Artz at (775) 230-1170.
Two former Western Nevada College baseball players may soon meet again, in the 2013 College World Series.
North Carolina State relief pitcher Andrew Woeck and Oregon State reliever Brandon Jackson are also among a growing number of former Wildcats student athletes who made it to the College World Series after also playing in the JUCO World Series in Grand Junction, Colo., a year earlier.
More than 1,100 selections went by in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft before the Baltimore Orioles chose Western Nevada College freshman outfielder Conor Harber on Saturday.
It marked the ninth straight year that the Wildcats have had at least one player taken in the 40-round draft. The 2009 draft was the only other time that the Wildcats didn’t have multiple current or past players selected.
Harber, who could play another season at WNC, start a pro career in the minors or sign with a four-year school, was taken by the Orioles with the 1,149th pick in the 38th round.
The pipeline from Western Nevada College to NCAA Division I and other standout baseball programs around the country continues to flow with Wildcat talent.
WNC baseball coach D.J. Whittemore has announced that five players from his 2013 team made up primarily of freshmen have been inked by Division I schools, while two others have signed with NCAA Division II powerhouse Dixie State College. The five join nine players from last year’s team who signed with Division I teams and eight from the 2011 squad.
Two future Major League Baseball Hall of Famers — Chipper Jones and Iván Rodríguez — are the latest to join the field of 80 sports legends and entertainment celebrities at the 24th annual American Century Championship at Lake Tahoe South, July 16-21.
CARSON CITY — Hundreds of people showed up last week to pay tribute to Carson City’s finest — who along with AAA’s renowned roadside assistance program — come to the rescue for local citizens every day.
AAA handed the Carson City Fire and Sheriff’s Department a $2,500 check each to pay for public education materials and the K9 unit, respectively.
“(We) will use it there (as) a way to give back,” said Tom Tarulli of the Carson City Fire Department.
In addition, Friday’s event brought out officials and the mascot for the Reno Aces. AAA sponsors the minor league baseball team.
For Western Nevada College’s baseball team and its fans, it didn’t seem like the Cochise fourth inning would ever end.
The inning started on Saturday afternoon, was interrupted by lightning and rain and then lasted an additional 28 minutes on Sunday afternoon in the Western District baseball tournament championship.
By the time the final out was recorded on a tag out by second baseman AJ Hernandez, 15 Apaches had batted and 10 runs had scored, erasing a one-run deficit as Cochise rolled to an 18-11 title-clinching victory over the Wildcats in Sterling, Colo.
Western Nevada College advanced to the Western District baseball tournament championship round by splitting a pair of games on Friday in Sterling, Colo.
The Wildcats dropped into losers’ bracket with a 4-2 defeat to sixth-ranked Cochise, Ariz., on Friday morning but ousted Lamar with a 9-1 afternoon victory.
WNC (43-19) earned another shot at Cochise behind the pitching of Christian Stolo and Evan Parker, as well as a six-run fifth inning.
The situation looked discouraging for the Western Nevada College Wildcats in the second inning of their Western District baseball tournament opener in Sterling, Colo., Thursday afternoon.
Lamar Community College was in command, 5-0, after knocking starting pitcher Brandon Show out of the game. WNC had committed two errors and the Lopes’ ace, Sam Wilson, was throwing the Wildcat hitters off stride.
There is no place like someone else’s home, at least for the Western Nevada College baseball team. Since March 23, the Wildcats have played 19 of 23 games on the road, compiling an 18-5 record.
That ability to focus and excel away from home will come in handy this weekend in Sterling, Colo., as the Wildcats pursue their second straight Western District Championship and a berth in the National Junior College Athletic Association World Series.
CARSON CITY – It’s AAA to the rescue. The membership-based organization known for its century-old roadside assistance will honor local rescue and emergency personnel during a party scheduled for May 17 at its Carson City location.
The event is slated for 11am to 3pm at 2901 S. Carson St. (between the Super 8 motel and Dodge dealership off Highway 395 on the south end of town.)
There are few teams that can compete with one that allows just a single run in three tournament games. Western Nevada College pitchers completed a dominant Region 18 baseball tournament performance with a 6-0 championship victory against College of Southern Nevada on Saturday in Henderson.
“Our guys were ready to play,” said WNC coach D.J. Whittemore. “They earned it. They grinded it out all year, and they kept believing in one another and themselves.’
Wildcats’ right-hander Philip Belding tossed a four-hit gem to provide WNC with its third straight complete-game pitching effort.
Cody Hamlin scattered seven hits and struck out 10 and Joseph Crunkilton homered as Western Nevada College rallied for a 3-1 victory over Salt Lake in the Region 18 baseball tournament on Thursday in Henderson.
The victory sends the Wildcats (39-18) into a winners’ bracket matchup with tournament host College of Southern Nevada, which routed College of Southern Idaho 10-1, at noon Friday.
The teams quickly settled into a fast-paced pitchers’ duel between Hamlin and Brady Corless.
No Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball team has had a better won-loss record than the Western Nevada College Wildcats over the last half of the season.
After concluding the first half of the conference season by losing three of four games at College of Southern Idaho and seeing their record fall below .500, the Wildcats won 14 of their final 16 games. Their only two defeats during that stretch were to conference winner College of Southern Nevada, which hosts this week’s postseason tournament.
The Carson City CrossFit Future Athlete Sport Conditioning Summer Camp will run June 10 through July 12.
This will be for all youth athletes playing football, soccer, basketball, baseball, track, cross country, tennis, or want to get in to the Sport of Fitness, CrossFit.
The program will encompass strength training, sport conditioning, kettlebells, tire flips, plyometrics, and sprints. This program is designed for the young athlete to not only get stronger but get better conditioning in during the summer months.
As the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball season winds to a close, Western Nevada College gave itself momentum and possibly a better seed in the upcoming conference tournament. The Wildcats swept a doubleheader Friday against College of Southern Idaho, 5-3 and 10-8, at John L. Harvey Field.
The victories assure that WNC will be no lower than the third seed in the upcoming conference tournament in Henderson, and leave the door open for a No. 2 seed. The Wildcats will play another doubleheader against CSI on Saturday at noon, in Carson City.
A day after NBA basketball player Jason Collins came out as gay to Sports Illustrated, a former NFL coach and an Oakland Raider record-setting placekicker believe the NFL is ready to accept a gay football player.
"I don't think the NFL is going to have a problem," said Herm Edwards, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach, now an NFL analyst for ESPN. "Is there going to be a vote of confidence in the locker room? For some of the younger and immature players, but the veteran players — they get it."
Outstanding Western Nevada College students and faculty have been honored for outstanding scholarship and teaching during the 2012-2013 academic year.
Awards were presented to students for academic excellence, tutoring, peer mentorship, athletics, those in the Latino cohort and in student government, as well as to faculty for outstanding teaching and service during the 2012-13 academic year.
Faculty of the Year honors went to Mathematics Professor Michael Hardie, Ed.D. and English instructor Ryan Stryffeler, Ph.D.
A young boy walking to Seeliger Elementary School in Carson City was approached by a man Wednesday morning who was driving an older-model mini-van, now being sought after by authorities.
The juvenile was walking north on Saliman Road Wednesday morning and was approached by the man at around 8:05 a.m., between Kingsley Lane and Sonoma Street, said Sgt. Earl Mays.
Carson City sheriff's patrol officers are looking for a dark or navy blue minivan and the driver, described as a white male in his mid 30s with short dark hair and sideburns.
Any chance that Western Nevada College would suffer a letdown against Colorado Northwestern after a road sweep over defending Scenic West Athletic Conference champion Salt Lake was knocked out of the park. Instead, the Wildcats erupted for 46 runs and a weekend sweep.
AJ Hernandez hit two home runs, Conor Harber wore out opposing pitchers, and five Wildcats threw multiple scoreless innings Western extended its win streak to eight games.