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Special Olympics Bowling Regionals: Our Mustangs bowling team competed in both single and doubles matches at the South Point Bowling Center Las Vegas on Nov. 22. Single play medal winners: gold medals: Holly Flanagan, Nicole Foster, Justin Hayes, Ashlin Johnson, Cinthia Nelson, and Burdett Ward; silver medals: Billy Klem and Brandon McMillen; bronze medals: Erin Briskey, Kellye Dorrough, Cory Fitzwater, Lucas Mont-Ross, Brian Roberts, Sebastian Smith and Travis Walker.

Getting the winning edge on the office football pool takes some effort

Winning the office football pool is not the easiest thing to do. The basics of choosing teams to win a pool goes beyond just picking your favorite teams and my favorite, “I picked that team because they had nice colors in their uniform.” Let’s face it there is some skill to it.

Trojans basketball has whole new team and coaches

The Trojans boys basketball team has been trying to rebuild for the past three years. The Trojans had a new coach last year, John Toomer and this will be his second year after a 3-19 record overall.

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Ageless racer keeps going at Pahrump Valley Speedway

Many senior citizens in Pahrump are chastised for their slow driving in the valley. Russ Wilson is 86 and definitely not one of those drivers. Wilson races at the Pahrump Valley Speedway and is the oldest driver on the track at 86 years old.

Pahrump weightlifters break records and bring home the gold

The 2014 World Powerlifting Championships were held on Nov. 23 at Ballys in Las Vegas. The meet attracted 619 lifters from all over the world.

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Members of the Pahrump Parks and Recreation Advisory Board held their first ever 3-on-3 Community Basketball Tournament this month at the newly constructed basketball courts at Simkins Park.

Winning is good, but learning to lose is far more valuable

Competition, when is it beneficial and when is it not? Since the 60’s the thought has been that kids shouldn’t be exposed to losing. In many youth sports across the country participation trophies are given out to everyone, with the thought that losing is too devastating for children to participate in.

Nye County youth coaches express thanks

As 2014 winds down, the coaches throughout the Nye County School District wish all of Nye County a happy Thanksgiving. And the PVT Sports is thankful for all the hardworking coaches in Nye County who mold and shape our youth.

Local Special Olympics organization relies on funding from outside community

Special Olympics in Pahrump has had some problems with people wanting to donate just to the Pahrump Special Olympics. Area Director Jim Soltz addresses this problem as well as what the financial needs of Pahrump Special Olympics are and where the money is going.

Beatty hoopsters warming up for the season

Joe Serrano, last year’s Beatty boys basketball coach, won’t be returning this season. Steve Sullivan, former girls basketball coach and volleyball coach, will be the new head coach. Beatty Athletic Director Bryson Moore said Serrano is moving on to better things. Under Serrano the team was 4-10 overall.

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The PVTBC will hold a Certified Snakebite/10 Pin/No Tap Singles Turkey Shoot Tournament, with handicap, on Nov. 22 at the Pahrump Nugget. This tournament will be sponsored by Nevada Treasure RV Resort.

Kyle Heckman wins After the Duel

Who is Kyle Heckman? Ask around the track and really nobody knows. Even the owner of the track, Chad Broadhead had to be reminded who he was. Heckman was the man who returned to the Pahrump Valley Speedway to win another $1,500 purse at the second annual After the Duel last Saturday. Heckman also won the Sam Stringer Memorial this year in July.

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