weather icon Partly Cloudy

Coronado golfers set record at Pahrump Valley Invitational

For the 30th consecutive year, the Pahrump Valley Invitational helped kick off the boys high school golf season. For the first time, there were team rounds under par.

Coronado High School shaved 24 strokes off of its first-day score to post 9-under-par 279 Friday for a two-day total of 582 and an 11-shot victory over Bellarmine College Prep of San Jose, California.

Coronado’s total surpassed the tournament scoring record by 4 strokes. Bellarmine also broke par as a team, combining for a 2-under 286 on Friday.

Arbor View’s Hazen Newman was the only golfer under par both days, winning the individual title with a 3-under 141, 4 shots ahead of a four-way tie for second place. There were 13 individual rounds under par, including eight Friday. Joey Dotta of Coronado had the low round of the event with a 4-under 68 on Friday after shooting 83 on Thursday.

Pahrump Valley’s boys finished 13th overall at 695, 139 over par.

“I think we did some things OK,” Pahrump Valley coach Bob Hopkins said. “Just from out watching them, Coach (Steve) Nygaard and I have surmised we need to work on our short game. If you chip and putt well, you score well.”

Kasey Dilger led the Trojans, shooting 169 on rounds of 89 and 80.

“I played pretty good,” Dilger said Friday. “I only got one birdie, but overall pretty good. Yesterday, I couldn’t hit anything good. Today, I could putt better and chip better. My irons were a little bit better.”

Close behind was Koby Lindberg with his 84-87-171.

“I did all right, a couple of mishits here and there,” Lindberg said. “A little bit worse than yesterday. My overall accuracy wasn’t nearly as good.”

Trevyn Wombaker wasn’t pleased with his performance, which was virtually identical from Thursday to Friday, shooting 91 both days.

“I didn’t shoot as well as I wanted to,” Wombaker said. “I had some difficult holes, some bad putts, bad chips, but ended up scoring not too bad. Hit some good balls, some bad balls, ended up playing not very well, but it was a fun time.”

Rounding out the scoring for the Trojans was Ian Kingsley, who shot rounds of 97 and 96 for 193. Garrett Ward also competed for Pahrump Valley, posting rounds of 113 and 104.

“Ian obviously didn’t play as well as he’s capable, and I think Trevyn’s a lot better than 91,” Hopkins said. “We hoped they would all be shooting what Kasey did today. … We’re hoping to be 85 and lower all the time.”

His players echoed that sentiment.

“It’s a good first meet,” Lindberg said. “Hoping to definitely improve during the season. If we put in a lot of work, I think we can probably give them some competition this year.”

“I should be pretty good later in the season,” Wombaker added. “At least I hope.”

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
RODEO 2024: Here are the winners

The Nevada State High School Rodeo was in Pahrump last weekend where junior and senior high school students from around the state came to compete after their winter break.

Trojans girls basketball moves on to the quarterfinals

After Avery Moore stole a pass from the Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) girls basketball team she passed the ball to Paris Coleman who ran up and scored the team’s fourth two-pointer in less than two minutes.

Pastor opens boxing gym for Pahrump youth

Pastor Ruben Bajo, of Full Armor of God Ministries in Pahrump told the Pahrump Valley Times that decades ago the sport of boxing saved his life and kept him off the streets of Los Angeles.

Trojans struggle in nail-biting 4th quarter against Chaparral

It was all up to No. 14 Daxton Palmisano from the Pahrump Valley boys basketball team with less than 10 seconds on the clock to score a three-pointer to get the Trojans into overtime in a hard-fought game on Wednesday.

Trojans boys basketball on 3-game winning streak

Three wins in one week from the Pahrump Valley boys basketball team last week after they won at home against the Pinecrest Academy Sloan Canyon in a tight match that ended 59-57.

UNLV students, staff find solace at NFR morning go-round

UNLV freshman Ty Huel said walking to the Thomas & Mack Center to watch the NFR was like “walking through Mandalay Bay with the Oct. 1 shooting that happened.”

Lady Trojans trounce Chaparral

The Pahrump Lady Trojans basketball team thoroughly steamrolled Chaparral with a 54-3 score in a home game Thursday night.