Pahrump Valley High School’s baseball and softball teams are off to flying starts, combining to win nine of 11 games in their season-opening tournaments last weekend.
Brian Hayes could be forgiven for tamping down expectations for the Pahrump Valley High School baseball team. The Trojans graduated two pitchers, Garrett Lucas and Bradda Costa, who combined for 116 strikeouts in 118 innings and 12 victories last season for a team that went 20-17-1 and reached the Class 3A State Tournament for the first time in 11 years.
Only five starters return for the Pahrump Valley High School softball team, a fact that first-year coach Cassondra Lauver never seems to mention.
All season, Pahrump Valley High School girls basketball coach Bob Hopkins watched his younger players make progressively larger contributions. Apparently, opposing coaches took notice.
The dynasty continued for the It’s On Like Donkey Kong team in Donkey Basketball, and this year’s victory had something special attached to it.
Salli Kerr, executive director of Nevada Outreach, would prefer that No To Abuse, the organization’s program targeted at victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, stalking and teen dating violence, was not necessary.
It’s not always easy to get kids to want to spend time with their older relatives and neighbors, but 13-year-old Catalina Sandoval had a little motivation for the annual Batting 1.000 Challenge softball game pitting young Pahrump players against a team from Pahrump’s Veterans of Foreign Wars post and VFW Auxiliary.
At 13 years old, Brandon Mountz has been riding bulls for only about two years. Senior Tye Hardy also has been riding for about two years. But in that short amount of time, both have established themselves among the best in the state.
For the third time this season, the Beatty High School boys basketball team was matched up with Tonopah, this time in the opening round of the Class 1A Central/South Region Tournament.
Twenty-nine former Pahrump Valley High School baseball players returned to their alma mater’s field Saturday to take part in the annual Maroon and Gold Alumni Day.