The Strength of Shouse

On Sept. 16, 2012, Zeth Shouse collapsed on a high school football field after a blood vessel burst in his brain. He went into a four-month long coma and didn’t return to his home of Elko for seven months. More than a year and a half later he continues to recover physically and mentally. Editor’s Note: This story won first place for Best Multimedia Story in the 2013

From the O-line to the pyramid

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In the 2011-12 school year, Austin Cummins was the only male cheerleader on the Spring Creek Cheerleading squad. He was an offensive lineman in the fall, while also being a member of the cheerleading squad.

Anatomy of the Kick

Spring Creek long-distance runner Daniel Sallee, a Northern Regional Champion in the two-mile describes how he finds a “kick” at the end of a race. It was a move he used exclusively all of the 2013 track season and during his regional championship run.

The Elevatorz

Roberto Sanchez (iLL ZakieL) and Rick Boltz (Breed Tha Loc) are underground miners living in Elko, Nev., who have a passion for making their own rap music, which is heavily influenced by their work in the gold mines of Northeastern Nevada. For more information, visit www.

New coach, same old Spring Creek

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In 2012, the Spring Creek girls basketball team with head coach Holly Miller won its fifth state title in seven years. Despite having a new coach, the Spring Creek girls’ program remains the same: one of the best in the state.

The Inaugural Ruby Mountain Relay

The first-ever Ruby Mountain Relay was held Aug. 3-4 starting in Lamoille Canyon, running around the Ruby Mountains and ending in Wells. Teams of 12 or 6 members each ran 184 miles in 25-36 hours.

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