Submitted by Don Quilici on Thu, 12/05/2013 - 8:56am
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:
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 11/22/2013 - 2:03pm
Repeats every day until Sat Jan 25 2014 .January 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 4:37pm
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.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Thu, 10/24/2013 - 3:07pm
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)
Submitted by Chris Graham on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 3:34pm
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
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 5:33pm
Event Date:September 14, 2013 - 8:00am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:03am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 4:19pm
September 7, 2013 - 11:00am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sun, 08/25/2013 - 10:28am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 08/21/2013 - 10:49am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 2:50pm
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.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Fri, 08/02/2013 - 4:44pm
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.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Thu, 08/01/2013 - 8:17am
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.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 5:21pm
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.”
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 06/22/2013 - 12:16pm
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
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 9:22pm
June 29, 2013 - 9:00am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 1:54pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 06/08/2013 - 4:02pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 7:37am
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 2:05pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 05/31/2013 - 8:51pm
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.
Submitted by editor on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 2:10pm
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.
Submitted by editor on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 5:47pm
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.
Submitted by editor on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 8:52pm
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.
Submitted by editor on Thu, 05/16/2013 - 7:37pm
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.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 8:35pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:24am
May 17, 2013 - 11:00am
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.)
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 05/11/2013 - 2:50pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 05/10/2013 - 4:48am
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.
Submitted by editor on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 10:40am
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.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Wed, 05/08/2013 - 7:36am
Event Date:June 10, 2013 - 9:00am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 05/04/2013 - 7:54am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 1:30pm
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."
Submitted by editor on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:35am
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 5:01pm
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.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 4:59pm
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.
Submitted by Carson Now Reader on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 9:35pm
Event Date:April 28, 2013 (All day)
Come out and support the Carson Capitals Baseball Program in their inaugural Grand Slam Run on April 28th at 10 am at El Charro Avitia. This is a 5K and 10K event for the entire family. Registration is $25 Adults prior to April 18 and $30 after and only $15 for kids ages 5-14. There will be race day registration from 8:30-9:30 am for $35. Registration for the race gets you a water bottle and buffet lunch. You can also purchase Lunch tickets for $10 if you aren't able to run.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 2:04pm
When D.J. Whittemore was an assistant baseball coach at Wooster High School in 2002, he almost overstepped his boundaries.
A Wooster hitter was one strike from striking out during the state tournament, and head coach Ron Malcolm was ready to put in a pinch-hitter because he didn’t like what he saw.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 1:30pm
CARSON CITY — Anytime a child picks up a book and reads it cover to cover, it is the equivalent to hitting a home run.
Emphasizing the importance of reading to more than 100 Seeliger Elementary fourth graders, WNC baseball players Donald Glover, Evan Parker and Carson Now sports editor and play-by-play announcer Chris Graham used the children's book "Home Run" to encourage youngsters to think of reading like playing baseball or softball. Finishing books from front to back should be celebrated because the rewards — learning something new — will last a lifetime.
Submitted by editor on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 11:36am
CARSON CITY — Scott Parker has joined the Carson City branch of AAA as the branch manager. He will oversee the 10 employees and office operations related to insurance, travel and memberships of the century-old-plus company. He started on Jan. 14.
Parker, who hails from Medford, Ore., has a long history of management in the insurance industry. This includes a 26-year stint with Farmers Insurance Group in different capacities. He last worked as a district sales manager after serving as a reserve district manager and agency owner as an independent agent.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 02/06/2013 - 8:24am
A 44-year-old Carson City man was arrested after officers were led in a foot pursuit that went inside a busy local restaurant. The man, identified as Tony Clarence Wilson, was tasered on the patio of the establishment located in the 1000 block of South Carson Street.
Wilson faces a felony charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and violation of a suspended sentence. The arrest happened Feb. 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Wed, 01/30/2013 - 5:11pm
Submitted by Chris Graham on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 11:44am
Two Top-10 nationally ranked teams will face-off this weekend in sunny Arizona. #2 Central Arizona College and #8 Western Nevada College will play four games starting this Friday in Arizona. Last year at this time, both teams faced off in Las Vegas and WNC took three out of the four games. Central Arizona was ranked #1 at the time. The Wildcats also eliminated CAC from the playoffs last season by beating them 9-3 in Salt Lake City, UT during the Western District Tournament.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 11:42pm
For the first time in program history, the Western Nevada College baseball team will open its season at home.
A rainy forecast in Las Vegas has prompted WNC and South Mountain Community College to move their Friday and Saturday doubleheaders to John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.
“I hope to see the faithful at the yard for 50-degree temperatures tomorrow,” said WNC baseball coach D.J. Whittemore.
Doubleheaders are scheduled for 11 a.m. both days.
Submitted by Jeff Munson on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 11:17am
A 26-year-old Dayton man was arrested and faces felony charges of battery on a police officer and probation violation after he allegedly punched a Carson City deputy twice in the face with a closed fist.
Christopher Scholl was arrested at 2 a.m., Thursday in the 1700 block of Fair Way after a foot chase with officers. According to the arrest report, officers were patrolling the area of Empire Ranch Road and Morgan Mill Road. A vehicle entered the Empire Ranch neighborhood and began driving around and came to stop in front of a home on Fair Way.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 6:07pm
Baseball pollsters weren’t reluctant to include a young Western Nevada College squad among the top teams in their preseason rankings, given the Wildcats’ penchant for success over the past several years.
WNC, which made it to the JUCO World Series for the third time in program history last spring, has been ranked eighth in the Collegiate Baseball preseason poll. The honor came despite the fact that Head Coach D.J. Whittemore must replace 15 of his top 18 players from a team that posted a 48-17 record and won the NJCAA Western District title for a third time.
Graham's Word: The Steroid Cloud Rolls Over The Baseball Hall of Fame; No One Voted in on 2013 BallotSubmitted by Chris Graham on Wed, 01/09/2013 - 10:14pm
For the first time since 1996 and only the eighth time in history, Cooperstown will not be welcoming anybody to the hallowed ground of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and we could be seeing a lot more years like this to come unfortunately. The 2013 ballot saw many newcomer names that were superstars in their playing days.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:56pm
Carson Now is proud to begin its third year of being a host to Western Nevada College Baseball broadcasts. Western Nevada Baseball is now widely known as a national power across the USA. In 2012, Carson Now brought you the exciting season that saw the Wildcats baseball program make it to their third JUCO World Series appearance. This year, the Wildcats will have a strong team that is anxious at retaking that trip to Grand Junction, Colorado.
Submitted by Chris Graham on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 1:18pm