John Walker took his 12-14 year old Little League all-star team to Carson City. It was the first time the Pahrump Little League had sent a team to the state tourney. The team went 1-3.
The Players SC 96 Elite under 18 club team out of Las Vegas traveled to Germantown, Maryland for the National Championships. The team represented Nevada and traveled with six Pahrump girls. The team was coached by Joe Sladek and was in a tournament with the top eight club soccer teams in the nation.
Trojans Coach Jill Harris just concluded a successful minicamp, where Robyn Felder, the head volleyball coach from Dixie State, came down to instruct the girls for three days. Felder brought with her Hannah Harrah, a current Dixie State player who is an outside hitter.
Weekly Pahrump Valley Junior Golf Tournaments On Mondays at 1 p.m. at Lake View Executive Golf Course. This week’s results: Age Group Winners: Boys-15-18 Austen Ancell Score — 59, Boys 7-8 Caden Briscoe Score — 47, Girls 9-11 Breanne Nygaard Score — 45.
One of the world’s hottest and certainly one of the hardest running races happens in Death Valley National Park and is known as the AdventureCORPS Badwater Ultramarathon. Temperatures in Death Valley regularly in July exceed 120 degrees. This year it was absent from the Death Valley for the first time in 27 years due to a safety review, which according to the National Park Service should be winding down soon.
Plaques of appreciation and pins were presented to both Saitta Trudeau and D&J Electrical for their donations of $250 each to the 9-10- year-old Pahrump Valley Little League All-Star team last week.
The Sam Stringer Memorial was a huge success over the weekend with 56 cars turning out for the race. The $1,500 purse was given out in the IMCA Modified class, with 18 cars showing up. The winner was Kyle Heckman, a young racer from California. Randy Thornell took second, Jon Jensen was third, Jason Pike fourth and Tony Kinkade was fifth.
So biking is your thing and you can’t get enough of it and you want to shed some pounds. Then perhaps bike racing is something to take up. Tom Vehe is a local cyclist who wanted to share his passion for the sport.
Pahrump held its first national horseshoe tournament of 2014 on July 12, which was called the Saddle West Open. Horseshoers from all over the state came to Pahrump to try their luck.
Mike Whitman is an off-road desert motorcycle racer who has been racing for 45 years. He has won two Best in the Desert championships in 2008 and 2009. He races expert class, which is one step below professional and according to Whitman there are pro-riders, the experts and then novice riders.