SILVER DOLLARS AND WOODEN NICKLES: Carson City team carries a big kick

The Nevada Appeal’s Silver Dollars & Wooden Nickels feature recognizes achievements from the capital region and, when warranted, points out other acts that missed the mark.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Carson City’s CPAC Soccer program who will head to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, to compete in an international tournament to be held during the FIFA Women’s World Cup from June 6 to July 5. And to coach and program founder Ian Hill, who’s holding a unique fundraiser for the trip.

Hill will try to speak for 48 ours straight in an attempt to break the world record for speaking the longest amount of time without stopping. He will attempt the feat March 12 and 13 at the Brewery Arts Center.

To sponsor Hill’s attempt at the world record or to donate to CPAC’s trip to Canada, go to or

SILVER DOLLAR: To all the members of Carson High’s 1975 State Championship boys basketball team, who were scheduled to be honored on the 40th anniversary of that feat during halftime of Friday’s boys basketball game between CHS and Douglas. And to Tom Andreasen, the coach of that team.

SILVER DOLLAR: To Jerry Tarkanian, who passed away earlier this week at the age of 84. Tarkanian’s accomplishments may be unfairly overshadowed by his battles with the NCAA, but there’s no denying his achievements and he was arguably the most colorful sports personality in the history of Nevada.

WOODEN NICKEL: To the Nevada Supreme Court for its embarrassing clerical error concerning its announcement of a decision dealing with Chuck Muth’s Citizen Outreach earlier this week. Originally it was announced the court ruled against Citizen Outreach, only a day later to say Oops!, we actually ruled in favor of Citizen Outreach.

WOODEN NICKEL: To the Jackie Robinson West Little League program of Chicago for “stealing” the U.S. Little League Championship. This hits a little close to home as while Mountain Ridge of Las Vegas was awarded the title, the Chicago program’s cheating prevented Mountain Ridge from winning the championship on the field.


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