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Major Sports Need Major Overhaul In Domestic Violence Policies

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:

WNC Baseball: Wildcats to open fall schedule Sunday

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.

Senator Square: Carson High students return with plenty of sports, clubs and activities

Welcome back to another week of Senator Square, all news about students, staff and events at Carson High School. If you have information you’d like the community to know about in relation to CHS, please contact me agolik@carson.k12.nv.us.

Speech and Debate

Man jailed on felony assault charge in alleged hammer and bat attack

A 39-year-old man was jailed Monday after he allegedly attacked another man with a hammer and baseball bat, a Carson City sheriff’s deputy said. Benjamin Amos Smith is being held on $30,500 bail. He also has a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest out of Reno Township Court.

Coach Bendure receives Baseball Coaching Honor

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.

Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez to Make His Debut at the 25th Annual American Century Golf Championship

Event Date: 
July 18, 2014 - 8:30am

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.

WNC Outfielder Earns All-Star Game Start

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.

Nevada 150 events planned throughout July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 events help celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the state’s 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 1 through July 12.

Carson City-based Sausage Factory gourmet meats now available at Raley's

In time for summer and the July 4 holiday weekend, Carson City's own Sausage Factory now has its products in 14 Raley's supermarkets throughout Northern Nevada.

Shoppers can find 18 varieties of the gourmet sausage, made exclusively in Carson City, in the meat department of any of the grocery stores, said Sausage Factory President Joe Tonino.

"We're proud to be in such a high quality store here in Northern Nevada. Our product line matches well in their meat case," said Tonino.

WNC Baseball Team Continues Academic Success

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.

Ride the River Poker Run

Ride The River Poker Run
Event Date: 
July 20, 2014 - 3:00pm

As Reno’s activity scene and small business offerings continue to rise in tandem, the Riverwalk District is putting downtown on the map with beautiful scenery and cultural diversity enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. And, while poker still races through our blood, Reno is embracing a fresh outlook on the infamous pastime.

Visit the Riverwalk District for the Ride the River Poker Run on July 20, 2014, from 3 to 6 p.m. and help support the Nevada Museum of Art’s summer youth art camps.

WHAT: Ride the River Poker Run
WHEN: July 20, 2014, 3 to 6 p.m.

WNC Baseball: Busy final MLB draft day as five former ‘Cats taken

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.

WNC Baseball: Harber Named Third-Team All-American

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.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats bring handful of prospects to MLB draft

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.

WNC Baseball: South Mountain Ends Wildcats’ Season

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.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats Stay Alive at Western District Tournament in Phoenix

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.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats head for third straight Western District tourney

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.”

Column: Giving away your special collections

First make a list of your collections of special items. It could be antique furniture, old guns, special china or silverware, dolls, sculptures, old cars, baseball cards, etc.

Then consider meeting with the family before you decide which items will go to which family members (or friends). Maybe a beneficiary will prefer receiving cash instead of a collectible item.

Then think about which person will be the best choice for particular items. Which one will pass on to the grandchildren and future generations?

WNC Baseball: Wildcats Triumph over Salt Lake Bruins in regional tournament

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.

Carson edges out Douglas 4-3 on senior night

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.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats’ Offense Overwhelms College of Southern Nevada

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.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats end regular season on winning note

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.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats to enter Region Tournament as No. 2 Seed

Western Nevada College pulled off a rare triple play and executed three double plays, but it wasn’t enough to prevent College of Southern Idaho from ending its hopes of hosting the Region 18 Tournament next week.

Kolton Brost became the first pitcher to shut out the Wildcats this season, blanking the Wildcats on four hits and striking out 11 as the Golden Eagles carved out a 5-0 Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball victory on Friday in Twin Falls, Idaho.

Manogue's defense proves too much for Carson on the baseball diamond

Manouge went straight to work with a single into left field, right after an error by Brandon Allen who fumbled the ball after a bunt. Then after a fielder's choice to get out number two, it looked like trouble early for the Senators, but a pop out to short stop made it a harmless inning with 1 hit, 1 error, no run top of the first.

WNC Baseball: Wildcats Remain in Contention for SWAC Title

Going into the final week of the Scenic West Athletic Conference baseball season, the race for first place is finally clear.

Western Nevada College needs to sweep a four-game series from College of Southern Idaho to win the regular-season title outright for the first time since 2011. The SWAC champion serves as the host for the May 7-10 Region 18 Tournament.

View From The Broadcast Booth: The possible postseason scenarios heading into the final week for WNC Baseball

Hello everyone! As most of you know for the past four months I have been extremely busy with the WNC Baseball season that can be heard live right here on Carson Now every weekend. Well, the regular season is coming to a close this next weekend and WNC still has a shot at the SWAC Championship and bringing the postseason tournament here to Carson City. We hit the road to Twin Falls, ID (one of my favorite stops) to take on the College of Southern Idaho.

This WNC team has battled all year long and has really come on strong as of late.

WNC Baseball: Bennett’s dramatic homer lifts Wildcats past Coyotes

Western Nevada College freshman outfielder Jake Bennett couldn’t have dreamed for a better situation to step to the plate in the ninth inning on Saturday afternoon.

With the Wildcats trailing rival College of Southern Nevada 3-2 and Joey Crunkilton on first base with one out, Bennett launched the first pitch from Josh Nuernberg over the right-field fence for a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory for WNC at John L. Harvey Field in Carson City.

Carson City native Daria Leid named AstroTurf-KCAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Kansas Wesleyan’s Daria Leid has been selected as the AstroTurf-KCAC Pitcher of the Week for her efforts in helping the Coyotes to a 4-0 record last week.

Leid, a senior from Carson City, Nev., went 2-0 on the week, as Wesleyan beat Friends 3-2 behind her complete game performance and beat Bethel 10-0 in a run-rule shortened game on Saturday in Newton.

Against Friends, Leid held Friends to just three hits and two runs, while striking out six as KWU beat the Falcons 3-2. Friends batted just .130 as a team in the game, well below their season average of .329.

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.

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.

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 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.

Sausage Factory hits third season home run as official hot dog vendor for Reno Aces

With Thursday's Reno Aces opener, baseball fans will again line the stands for peanuts, beer and a hot dog made exclusively here in Carson City.

For the third consecutive season The Sausage Factory is the official hot dog and sausage for the Reno Aces. Some 4,500 pounds of product were sent off to Reno last week in preparation of Thursday's opening day.

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.

'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 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.

Carson Middle School's annual Chili and Bingo Night promises zesty good time

Carson Middle School's annual Chili and Bingo Night has become a cherished and favorite annual springtime Friday night Carson City family event.

With dozens of prizes up for grabs through bingo and raffle games, as well as a silent auction and the best homemade chili dished up in the state, Carson Middle School PTA organizers are hoping to make this year's March 28 event, the biggest yet.

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 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.

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 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.

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:


Ralph Denny, Sr.: A good man among our common men

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.

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.

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.

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