State soccer tourney draws record number |

State soccer tourney draws record number

Saturday’s soccer championships at the University of Nevada’s Mackay Stadium in Reno drew 1,807 paid spectators, the highest paid-attendance figure for a championship round since the sport became Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association-sanctioned in 1988, reported on Monday.

NIAA assistant director Donnie Nelson told the Web site there were at least 600 fans for the Northern 4A girls championship between Carson and Galena. The Grizzlies beat the Senators 3-2 and won their second straight Northern 4A title.

In the 4A boys’ state championship game, South Tahoe won its second title in three years by beating Elko 2-0. In the 3A boys’ state finals, Truckee beat Pahrump Valley 2-0 to claim its fourth state title since 2001. In the 3A girls’ state championship, North Tahoe won its third straight state title with a shootout win over North Shore rival Incline.

Silver Sox tryouts Dec. 13-14

The Reno Silver Sox and the Golden Baseball League are holding tryouts for the 2006 season on Dec. 13-14 at Blair Field in Long Beach.

All nine of the teams’ general managers and their coaching staffs will attend the two-day tryout, evaluating players and selecting which ones will fill open spots on their rosters. Contracts will be offered at the end of the tryouts.

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Last year, 62 players of the 400 who tried out for the Golden Baseball League received contracts. Of those 62 players, seven have had their contracts purchased by Major League teams.

Each team plays a 90-game schedule and has a 24-player roster. Players interested for this year’s tryout can register at, the league’s official Web site.