Sports is slowing down for the winter break so all of you Trojans, Tonopah and Beatty fans will have to put up with my opinion this week before Christmas.
The outpouring of love continues to grow each day for Muckers Coach Javier Gonzalez. Gonzalez coached at the junior varsity level in volleyball for the Muckers for 10 years. This year was his first time coaching at the varsity level and he took the varsity team to the state tournament.
Muckers Coach Duffy Otteson knew some minor changes had to be made. He also knew his team would learn from their mistakes and move on after the first match only a week ago.
The Trojans men’s basketball team traveled up to Hawthorne for a Central Nevada tournament where they played five games in span of three days. The team won two games and lost three. Trojans Coach John Toomer is slowly rebuilding the team and working on the team’s confidence.
The Pahrump Valley Junior Trojans Wrestling team was at the Rattler Roundup on Dec. 14 at Mojave High School and took third place overall. The competition was stiff with close to 445 wrestlers there.
Playing Division-1 schools is always hard in basketball for the Trojans. Last Monday’s game against Rancho High School wasn’t any different.
Robert Otteson is the commissioner of officials for Central Nevada, a newly formed association. He is also a volleyball official. He said during the November month of playoffs some Tonopah officials had the honor of officiating the high stake games.
The Lady Trojans basketball team is learning to work together as a team. In the first two weeks of the season the team has compiled a record of 5-6. The Trojans are coming off several wins at the Lake Mead Holiday Classic in Las Vegas where the team posted 4 wins and a loss in the two-day event over the weekend.
The Tonopah Muckers men’s basketball team played well at the Wells Rural Electric Tournament last weekend. Joe Westerlund’s team came up with the first win of the season during the first game of the tournament. The squad defeated their opponent Carlin by a score of 44-28.