The Trojans baseball team lost its first league game against the Faith Lutheran Crusaders on Thursday, dropping to 10-7 overall and 3-1 in league play.
It was a picture-perfect day to be at Mountain Falls Golf Course in Pahrump last Friday as the Trojans Golf team hosted the annual Pahrump Invitational, which had sixteen teams and 108 individual golfers in all.
Trojans track traveled last week to two different meets. Earlier on Wednesday they went up against the Cheyenne Desert Shields and prevailed on both sides of the house.
When the high school only has 100 kids in the entire school, it’s hard to put together an experienced team. Hornets Coach Leo Verzilli really only has two players from last year’s roster and it shows, but Verzilli is not worried. He always stresses the fact that the kids want to play and that they are getting better each game.
The Lady Trojans softball pitching is on fire. In the last two outings, pitcher Whitney Roderick had nine strikeouts against Tech and 8 more against Western. Roderick could easily have had more strikeouts, but Trojans Coach Eli Armendariz took her out to give backup pitcher, Amanda Pryor, three innings.
The Trojans hung on for dear life in the top of the seventh, as the Western Warriors put men on base, but came up short by 1 run to lose 3-2.
The Lady Trojans are slowly emerging as a Sunset League powerhouse despite the one league loss to Cheyenne. Last Friday the girls defeated a sound Tech Roadrunner team 6-0. Tech was the number three team from the Sunrise League, who was 9-2 overall and 3-1 in League.
The Arbor View Track invitational for Trojans Coach Ed Kirkwood was supposed to be just an invitational for his team to sharpen its skills. He really did not expect that many teams to be there. He was wrong. The invitational attracted 19 men’s teams and 22 women’s teams last Friday at Arbor View in Las Vegas.
It wasn’t the best way to start a four-game home stand, but the Trojans took game two of a four-game stretch, which started last Thursday and will end on Thursday of this week.
Sophomore Meghan McDermott is in no hurry to run for the gold just yet. She is being patient and has her mind on putting in the time to beat the times set by last year’s queen of the hurdles of Pahrump Valley High School, Naomi Argabright.
The Trojans went up against a new and improved Clark Chargers. Clark in the past has been known for its consistently good long distance runners, but in the long run the Chargers were beaten by the depth of the Pahrump Trojans on both sides of the house.
The Tonopah baseball team took no pity on the Hornets when they visited Beatty last Friday. The Muckers beat them by scores of 20-0 in the first game and in the nightcap 12-1. With these two victories, they are 4-0-0 in league.
The Trojans golf team continues to improve with each match and have played two matches in the past week with good results.
Lee Cortez is the newest Pahrump Valley High School Booster Club president who will be taking over for Denise Arceo. Arceo ran the club for two years and said she left the boosters to travel more with her family.
A select few of the Trojans track team went to the Las Vegas Classic at Desert Oasis High School last Saturday. Trojans Coach Ed Kirkwood said not too many Division 1-A schools went because of the level of competition. He said the Classic only took the top 18 in each event. To medal at the invitational, the athletes had to finish in the top four. There were 25 teams at the meet, 17 Division I teams and eight Division I-A teams.