76°F
weather icon Clear

Donkey basketball continues to draw big crowds

Donkey basketball was a huge success in its third year running at the high school last Friday night.

According to RCMS the event sold 873 tickets, just 21 tickets shy of last year. Donkey basketball made $5,937 and RCMS will split $3,194 with the high school.

The successful fundraiser was started two years ago by Rosemary Clarke Middle School Principal, Tim Wombaker, to raise money for a special fund for his students that pays for incentives and rewards for those who do well with grades, testing and attendance.

During the school year, students have an opportunity to earn bikes or win a trip to the Nugget Bowling Alley or Treasure RV, to name a few. The money is also split with the high school who uses the money to bolster its programs.

Eight teams took to the court. The teams came from all walks of the community. The Nye County School District put up an elementary schools team, a middle school staff team, a high school staff team, a high school student team and a Nye County School District staff team. In addition to the school district teams, there was a Pahrump business team, a Nye County Sheriff’s team and a Nye County Coalition team.

The winning team just happened to be Rosemary Clarke Middle School, which picked up its second win in three years. It beat the staff team from the high school 3-0 in the championship game. Is it fixed? Of course not, all the teams ride the same donkeys. Some teams just have a better time of it.

The high school staff team, who won last year’s tourney was disappointed that it didn’t win.

Trojans Coach Craig Rieger said it all with this comment, “No offense …We couldn’t hit water if we fell out of a boat. We were small but we were slow.”

THE LATEST
Pahrump Valley baseball | 3 Trojans make top 100 in division

The defending state champion Pahrump Valley baseball weren’t able to bring home another title this season, but three standouts for the Trojans ranked in the top 100 players in the 3A division for their batting averages.

Off-roaders compete in 60-mile Beatty poker run

Beatty was filled with off-road enthusiasts for last month’s BigHorn Outback Explorers’ annual Poker Run. In all, 176 vehicles, including ATV’s, UTV’s, Jeeps, and trucks, took to the 60-mile route through Beatty’s outback backyard

Pahrump Valley baseball gets fifth straight win

Sitting undefeated in the 3A South-Mountain baseball standings, the Pahrump Valley Trojans got their fifth win in a row.

PVHS slowly catching up to No. 1 The Meadows

Kayne Horibe (8) has been essential in the last two games the Pahrump Valley baseball team has played, earning the most RBIs on the team.

Trojans home run isn’t enough for win

A home run from Madison Rodriguez (6) wasn’t enough for the Pahrump Valley softball team to beat the Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM) Bulls in a conference game on Wednesday.

SOFTBALL: Trojans top Moapa, fall to Needles

The Trojans softball team suffered their first loss this season against a school from a neighboring state on Monday, but it also added a win in a weekend game against Moapa Valley (2-1) at home.

Muckers baseball off to 1-3 start this season

By the end of the weekend, the Tonopah Muckers had played four games, where they scored over 17 runs.

Muckers start softball season 1-3

Tonopah softball started their season over the weekend with four games on Friday and Saturday.