weather icon Clear

Lady Trojans win with layup in final seconds

The Lady Trojans basketball team edged Boulder City in the final seconds of the road game 27-26 in a non-league win.

Trojans coach Bob Hopkins said Wednesday’s game was a defensive evening.

“The Eagles had a quicker team than ours,” he said. “We had plenty of opportunities to score but we kept missing the short shots.”

At the half, Boulder City led Pahrump, 14-13. The game came down to the fourth quarter.

The coach said the Trojans (5-4, Sunset League) at one time were up by three at the end of the game and then Boulder City came back and went up by one in the last minute.

“In the last minute no one scored,” Hopkins said. “We made some defensive mistakes in the last quarter that led to them taking the lead.”

He then described how the Trojans won the game in the last seconds.

“Well, we had the ball out of bounds under the basket with under 20 seconds and we threw the ball into Jill Smith, who scored a layup for the win,” the coach said.

The Trojans were fouled multiple times by the Eagles (3-5, Sunrise League) in the last nine seconds, and held on for the win.

The leading scorer for Pahrump was Koral Hearn with eight points. Like all their games, the Lady Trojans spread the points around.

“We spread things around by design,” the coach said. “So every game a different player will lead in the scoring.”

Smith had three points, Jordan Egan four, Helen Vann five, Alyvia Briscoe three and Isabelle Meza four.

The Trojans play a Utah team on Friday to start the Virgin Valley tournament they are going to Friday and Saturday.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Hundreds remember Dusty Park at Pahrump Valley Speedway

It was billed as a Celebration of Life for Dusty Park, and much of the afternoon felt like a celebration. There was laughter and sharing stories among the several hundred people who gathered Sunday at Pahrump Valley Speedway to remember him.

Pahrump baseball players getting back on the field

Pahrump Valley High School baseball players learned their season ended because of the COVID-19 pandemic in early March while they were playing in a tournament in Arizona. Perhaps it’s fitting that some of those same players will be on the Trojan Gold club team that will spend this weekend playing in Arizona.

Dedeic, Dunn capture Pahrump VFW horseshoes tournament

Dan Dunn and Mike Dedeic had to work overtime but came away with the victory in a horseshoes tournament Saturday hosted by the Clyde E. Newman Jr. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10054 in Pahrump.

Quinteros, Gulley win divisions at PVTBC tournament

Rebekah Quinteros and Randy Gulley each took home more than $100 Aug. 29 in the latest Pahrump Valley Tournament Bowling Club event at the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Center.

Tom Rysinski: Sports, social movements have long history together

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “Shut up and dribble” aimed at NBA players who refused to play last week in protest of police brutality and systemic racism after the shooting of Jacob Blake, but there is nothing new about mixing sports and movements for social justice.

Record number of drivers turns out for Vegas to Reno

The 24th Annual Maxxis Tires Casey Folks Vegas to Reno Presented by Fox entered the record books as the largest, best paid, most rewarding and certainly most challenging Vegas to Reno event ever held.