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Lowry's Preston Snow goes up for a layup in Tuesday's game against Fernley.
Lowry's Preston Snow goes up for a layup in Tuesday's game against Fernley.
Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
About the only excitement left on a late Tuesday night is if the Lowry High School boys basketball team was going to score 100 points.
To get there, the Buckaroos needed to score 23 points in the final eight minutes of play. Making it even tougher, all eight of those minutes were on a running clock when Lowry pushed the lead to 35 points with 1:33 left in the third quarter.
Mason Ellingford ended the suspense with a put back in the final minute to give Lowry a 100-49 win over Fernley.
“Everything started with Chance (Huitt) and Anthony (Hemp) on defense,” said LHS coach Chad Peters. “Chance got in early foul trouble with two fouls and we asked him to guard their best guy. He did a good job of staying out of foul trouble and held his man down. Chance was the only guy that did not score tonight but was just as important in the win than anybody else all night long. Anthony came off the bench and picked up the slack. He got hot, hit some shots and played great defense.”
  • Lowry girls drop league opener to Fernley
    Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    Playing in front of its home crowd for the first time this year, the Lowry High School girls basketball team got off to a slow start Tuesday night against Fernley and never recovered.
    The Vaqueros scored the first eight points of the night en route to a 64-39 victory. The Lady Bucks dropped to 0-1 in the Northern 3A and 1-3 overall.
    Lowry’s only bucket of the opening eight minutes of play came at the 4:34 mark of the first quarter on a put back by McKenzi Petersen. The Vaqueros scored the final six points of the opening quarter to lead 14-2.
  • Lowry makes long trek to Las Vegas to start season at Green Valley Duals
    Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Lowry High School wrestling team hit the road last weekend for one of its longest road trips of the season to compete at the Green Valley Duals in Las Vegas.
    The Buckaroos got a look at teams and wrestlers they don;’t see during the year and picked up two wins in five duals.
    “I knew what it would be when I signed up for it,” said LHS coach John Brooks. “I knew there would be some good teams. It would have been nice to get a couple more duals in, making that long of a trip. It was a good chance for our guys to see some different teams and wrestlers instead of going up against guys we will see each week.”
    Lowry picked up a 42-36 win over Basic from Las Vegas on the strength of a pin by Kole Mattson over David Trukeen in the first period of their 285-pound match.
  • Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    Romeo Doubs, Gabriel Sewell and Daniel Brown took home the top honors as Golden Helmet Award winners as the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl-bound Nevada football team handed out its postseason awards at a banquet on Sunday at the Eldorado Resort Casino.
     The Golden Helmet Award represents the Wolf Pack’s Most Valuable Player. 
    Doubs, a play-making sophomore wide receiver, won the Golden Helmet on offense after catching 44 balls for 649 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games this season.
  • Nevada's Weber honored as CoSIDA  Academic All-America selection
    Friday, December 13, 2019 1:00 AM
    After being named a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree last month, Nevada senior linebacker Lucas Weber has been selected to the 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football First Team.
     Weber is Nevada’s first Academic All-America selection since Brooks Klein of the Wolf Pack baseball team earned a second team selection in 2013.
    He is the Pack’s first first team honoree since Andrew Hickey of the rifle team in 2009. Weber is the fifth Nevada football student-athlete to earn the distinction, and first since Erick Streelman in 2002.
  • Nevada to play Ohio in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Nevada football team today accepted an invitation from the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl and will take on Ohio in the Jan. 3 game on at Albertson’s Stadium in Boise, Idaho.
    This is Nevada’s second-straight bowl berth and the Wolf Pack is currently on a two-game winning streak in bowl games. Nevada toppled Arkansas State 16-13 in overtime last year at the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl, and the Pack beat Colorado State 28-23 in the first Arizona Bowl in 2015.
    “We are excited for this great opportunity to play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl," said Nevada's third-year head coach Jay Norvell. "Ohio had a great season and is a really good football team. We are looking forward to the challenge of playing them. I'm thrilled for our seniors to have a chance to play in one more game in their careers."
  • Lady Mustangs shine at preseason tourney
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    Ten varsity basketball girls opened their preseason at an annual adventure, the Serpent Classic this past weekend in Hawthorne.
    “It’s a great way to start the season,” said coach Lee Houston at the dawn of his nineteenth year at the helm of the Lady Mustangs, always a force in the Northern 2A League.
    “We play a lot of games at the tournament, which allows us to work on different things,” Coach Houston added. “It also shows us what we need to work on.”
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    As December begins, so does the season for the Battle Mountain High School wrestling team. Using the early season to get as much mat time as possible, the team split up and headed out in opposite directions.  
    Coach Torrey Vezina took a young crew to the annual Hug Invitational in Reno. The tournament saw 12 teams in action and the Longhorns entered a group of four into the event and that group made the other teams sit up and take notice.
    Senior Tyler Rochester was wrestling in the heavyweight division and captured his first tournament championship with a dominating performance. 
    Freshman Julio Torres finished in second place in his first wrestling tournament ever.  Asher Bundrock and Scott Wall claimed some big wins but came up just short of placing. 
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Battle Mountain High School boys basketball team started a new era under first-year coach Toby Melver with two wins at the Serpent Classic last weekend in Hawthorne.
    The Longhorns opened the tournament with a 50-46 loss to Spring Mountain on Thursday. Battle Mountain led 17-12 at halftime, only to see Spring Mountain rally for 38 points in the second half.
    DJ Martinez paced the Longhorns with 19 points and three rebounds, while sophomore Jay Narramore netted nine points. Freshmen Austin Behrman added six points and six rebounds and Junior Vasquez and Kobe Lake each had four points. 
    “We came out real strong against a good opponent,” said Melver. “Their size and outside shooting wore us down as the game went on and we couldn't hold on in the end.”
  • Pershing JV hosts weekend tourney
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    The Pershing County JV basketball teams hosted the first home games of the 2019-20 season on Friday and Saturday.
    The old and new gyms filled up with players from Fernley, Battle Mountain, Coral Academy, Dayton, Carlin and North Valleys.
    Pershing County JV boys coach Jesse Canchola is glad to be back in his hometown.
    He graduated from PCHS in 2002, a banner year for Pershing’s program. The Mustangs were state runner-ups for the 2A.
    After graduation, Canchola gained coaching experience at Hug, Galena and Damonte Ranch High Schools. He now begins his career as a Mustang mentor.
  • Lowry picks up one win at Elko tournament
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    After more than three weeks of practice without a game, the Lowry High School boys basketball team hit the floor for the first time this season last weekend at the Elko Invitational.
    The Buckaroos played three games in two days and came away with one victory in the three contests. Lowry opened up with Hunter (West Valley City, Utah) on Friday and suffered a 70-53 loss. Lowry took on Reno Saturday morning and was defeated 69-37 and finished the tournament with a 66-54 win over Hug.
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