Bowling News from the Nugget Bowl: Gordon Sawyer bowled his first 300 game on Oct. 29.
During the year the Pahrump Valley Times celebrates the seniors who are still getting out and being active. Betty Heil is one of those athletes who is 85 and still loves to compete.
Las Vegas has NASCAR and Pahrump has the “Day After the Duel.” This weekend is a big race weekend at the Pahrump Valley Speedway with two big events scheduled.
The Hornets went up against a strong defensive team last Friday at Spring Mountain and lost 74-22. Luis Flores was sacked seven times and couldn’t score in the second half.
Beatty volleyball is going to state. The Hornets are on their way to Reno this Friday to play in their first state tourney since 1998. The last time Beatty won state was in 1993.
Freshman Bryce Odegard raced with the best on Saturday and finished fourth. He was the only member to go to state this year from the boys and girls cross-country team.
Soccer is a game of intense coordination and requires years to perfect good technical skills to control the ball. Not too many kids master the skills necessary to play at the high school level. One family, the DiBlasi family, has taken the game of soccer to the next level.
Last Tuesday, Beatty destroyed the Lady Muckers dreams’ of reaching the State Championship this year. Tonopah lost in four, 25-7,25-17,17-25, and 25-15 against the Hornets in a fierce battle in which both teams played their hearts out on the court.
Audrey Gourley, the founder of Special Olympics in Pahrump, passed away on Sept 22. Gourley was a pioneer for Special Olympics and established it in Pahrump in 2000. She was born Sept. 12, 1936. Gourley is survived by her husband Frank, sons, Tony, Patrick and Frank Jr. and one daughter Nadine.
Golf News: Bernard Lucas had a hole-in-one on Oct. 22 on hole number 11 at Lakeview Executive Golf Course. Phil Bradley also had a hole-in-one on Oct. 28 on hole 10 at the same course.
It has been a while since Beatty was in the playoffs in football. It was 1996. That was before many of the team members were even born. This year the six seniors on the team will be playing in their first playoff game in a Beatty football uniform. It could be their last game ever in a Beatty football uniform, but they are ready to play and prove to people that they can play football. The seniors are: Luis Flores, Jacob Handy, Zain Hammit, Brandon Cross, Waylon Lucas and Lorenzo Pinon.
If you have ever watched the Lady Trojans play their rival, Faith Lutheran in soccer you would know that this game brings out a lot of emotions on both sides and both teams play above and beyond their capabilities. It is truly regarded to be one of the best rivalries in high school soccer, with both teams having their share of upsets over each other.
Ask anyone last year about this time if they thought Beatty would make the playoffs in football this year and they would probably laugh you out of the room, but this year they are in the playoffs.
It was a battle for second place in the Southern Nevada Division IV volleyball last Friday at Sandy Valley. Beatty was hoping to pull off an upset to get the bye in the playoffs, but it wasn’t to be.
Cross country had the division finals last week and the boys and girls both finished in third to Faith Lutheran and Clark. Both teams did their best said Trojans Coach Matt Kolocdzieczyk.