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  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • Pershing County wrestlers compete in Chester Invitational in California
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 1:00 AM
    Five wrestlers headed to Susanville, Calif., this past weekend to compete in a grappling tradition, the Chester Invitational at Lassen College. Mike Brooks coaches Lovelock’s team.
    Nikita Pavlov (170) finished third. Colton Wanner (152) placed fourth.
    According to the coach, Devin Moura (120) and Dmitri Zveniatckovskii (145) had solid showings. Noel Zaldivar (145) earned the first win of his freshman season by a pin.
  • 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."
  • Local girls compete at 2019 Nevada Swimming Championships
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    Three Winnemucca girls took part in the 2019 Nevada State Swimming Championship in Henderson on Nov. 8-11.
    The Winnemucca team merged with a larger team in Reno to provide more support to the community a little over a year ago. The squad that went to Henderson included Claudia van der Veen, Paris Collins and  Colette van der Veen.
  • 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.
  • PCHS boys open preseason
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 1:00 AM
    Ten Pershing boys basketball players played a preseason tournament in Hawthorne this past weekend. 
    They included Tim Fecht, Victor Flores, Jordan Gentry, Dalton McNeff, and Raul Rincon on the varsity level. JC Astle pitched in on Saturday.
    Ashton Nolf, Esteban Vidrio, Blake Burrows, Blake Barter and Brandon Reder stepped up from JV due to low numbers.
    “Our entire program this season consists of only 13 players,” said Ben Halverson as he strode into his first year as a PCHS Mustang varsity basketball coach. 
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 1:00 AM
    Six Nevada football players have earned Mountain West honors for the 2019 season, including defensive end Dom Peterson who was named first-team All-Mountain West. 
    Freshman kicker Brandon Talton earned second-team honors, while senior defensive back Daniel Brown, sophomore wide receiver and punt returner Romeo Doubs, senior linebacker Gabriel Sewell and sophomore running back Toa Taua earned All-MW Honorable Mention accolades.
    Peterson was named first-team All-MW for the first time in his career after proving to be the Wolf Pack’s most dominant defensive lineman this season.
    The sophomore ranked second in the conference and led Nevada with 13.5 tackles for loss, 13 of them being solo. Peterson also ranks second in the MW with eight sacks, averaging .73 per game which is good for 28th in the nation. 
  • Friday, December 6, 2019 1:00 AM
    Jazz Johnson scored 20 points, making four 3-pointers, and Nevada demolished Santa Clara's five-game win streak 98-67 Wednesday night.
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