Blast from the past: Bishop Manogue’s first quarterback returns to his old school

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Blast from the past: Bishop Manogue’s first quarterback returns to his old school
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Bishop Manogue’s first quarterback, Tom Kessenich, returned to Reno last week seven decades after he last suited up for the Miners. Kessenich, who now lives in Colorado, spoke to Bishop Manogue before the team’s game against Reed last week. He was invited back to campus by the Miners Football Alumni Association, Inc., which coordinated the trip.
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Duke Dinner 2020 has been postponed, due to Coronavirus, to a date to-be-determined. We all look forward to our next Duke Dinner and the good time we will have!! Stay Safe!!
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Miners Football Alumni Association, Inc. (MFAAI) Duke Dinner 2020 Honoring Coach Chris Ault and the 50th anniversary of his Bishop Manogue 1970 State AA Championship team; along with his 1969 team; and his 1971 State AA Championship team. What: Coach Chris Ault will be honored at “Duke Dinner 2020”, MFAAI’s annual fundraiser for the Bishop
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In Memoriam: Coach Ed Markovich
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Edward John Markovich Reno – May 22, 1944 – March 17, 2019 Edward “Ed” John Markovich, adored husband, son, brother, father, grandfather, Pittsburgh Steeler-loving and utterly loyal Nevada Wolf Pack alum, died on Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was 74. On his last day, the former University of Nevada, Reno football offensive guard was where
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First Annual Duke Drakulich Dinner
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First Annual Duke Drakulich Dinner March 13, 2019 Honoring the Era of Coach Joe Sellers – 2001-2005 Presented by Miners Football Alumni Association, Inc. “In Support of Manogue Football” Guest Speaker:  Vic Drakulich – Reminisces on Coach Duke Drakulich, Manogue’s First Head Football Coach Dinner Speaker:  Matt Virden, Miners Football Alum, Class of 2004, will
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MFAA Dinner 2017
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Support Manogue Miners Football Miners Football Alumni Associationis holding a dinner and silent auction in honor of the Miners teams of 1976 – 82. Our featured speaker for the evening will be former Manogue Head Football Coach Pat Rippee. Coach Rippee was the Miners Head Football Coach from 1976 to 1981. In 1982, Coach Rippee’s brother,
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1988 State AA Champs
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The moments after the Miners defeated Moapa Valley for the 1988 State AA Championship.  The final score was Miners: 21 – Moapa Valley: 17.  The RGJ’s caption for the picture says that the player in the foreground, # 14, is Scott Talbott who was the Miners’ quarterback that year.

Miner Miracle 1982
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The 1982 Nevada state championship game pitted Bishop Manogue against bitter rival the Truckee Wolverines. Down 13-0 at the half, the Miner struggled mightily to move the ball. The third  quarter passed with the ball changing possession but no score. It seemed like a field position battle with the Wolverines trying to run the clock out and win the state title.
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