Grandmother and grandkids on a winning run

The families are on a streak. Evi Fennimore hasn’t missed a game all season, and the Nevada high school basketball team where two of her grandchildren play hasn’t lost a game so far all season.

Jake Penney, a senior, and Nate Penney, a junior, are on the starting five at Spanish Springs High School in Sparks, Nevada, where they live with their parents Kyle Penney and Katie Fennimore Penney. Their mom is the daughter of Evi and the late Ron Fennimore, of Wrangell.

Kyle Penney is the team coach.

The Spanish Springs high school squad is the No. 1 seed in the state tournament, scheduled for this month, in addition to winning Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association honors for the highest grade-point average, reported the proud grandmother, who spends summers in Wrangell and winters in Sparks — which allows her to see all the games.


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