■ Who: Pahrump Valley (1-3) vs. Coronado (2-1).
Criticizing officials who work high school games is not something I enjoy doing. They’re not making a fortune, they put up with a lot, and you really have to love doing it to devote so much time and energy to it. And in most sports there is a shortage of them. So criticizing them is usually inappropriate.
Junior Nicky Velazquez finished with 11 kills and 7 digs Wednesday to lead the Pahrump Valley High School girls volleyball team to a dominating three-set win over Del Sol in Las Vegas.
Nevada always has been the land of legends, mysteries and adventures. When it comes to fishing, it’s no different, as I discovered at Pyramid Lake, a short distance north of Reno.
The Nevada Highway Patrol released new findings on the Sept. 5 crash involving a school bus carrying the Pahrump Valley High School junior varsity football team, a nighttime Highway 160 construction zone wreck that injured at least four on the bus.
The cross country team was in action at home against the Mojave Rattlers. The boys lost to Mojave 16-41 and the girls beat Mojave 38-21.
On a cold, wet and gloomy day, the Trojans men’s soccer team played the Adelson Lions on a slick and miserable field. The weather was on and off rain, but it was enough to soak the field and the jerseys of the players. The Trojans swam to a 3-1 victory over the Lions.
The Trojans womens golf team was at Palm Valley in Summerlin for their last league match of the season on Tuesday. The team was consistent and finished third, a position they have held all season. Courtney Berry was the low score for the team carding a 105. Natalie King and Jayde Woodworth both carded a 115.
The Lady Muckers added their third win last Friday in three matches against the Lund Mustangs girls volleyball team in league play (25-14, 25-22, 25-16).
Beatty Hornets volleyball will face its toughest test since playing Pahranagat Valley earlier in the year, when they go up against the Tonopah Muckers at 3 p.m. Friday in a home game.
The Muckers gave it their all on the field to achieve last Friday’s victory against the Spring Mountain Eagles 46-40 (0-12, 12-18, 24-34 and 46-40), in a heroic comeback, with Connor Friel’s touchdown at three minutes left in the game.
The Trojans battled the Faith Lutheran Crusaders to a disappointing 0-0 tie. It was disappointing not because the Lady Trojans did not perform, they were outstanding. The outcome of the game was just frustrating.
The Trojans led the Cheyenne Desert Shields on Friday at the half 36 to 24. The Shields tied the game in the third quarter and neither team was able to seal the deal in the fourth.
Time was running out for the Hornets and the score was 28-28 in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. Beatty had the ball about midfield and with just four minutes remaining to score.
To truly understand the Trojans men’s soccer team, one must look at their last four games. The Trojans had to do something about their defense. It was bleeding points. The team had given up 12 in the two games prior to the Western game on Thursday. They dropped two games in a row to Mojave and Clark. Trojans Coach Don Boulden said after the Clark game the defense was going to have to change and they had one day to do it.