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Tom Rysinski: Football’s zebra herd needs some thinning

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.

NHP provides update on Nye bus crash investigation

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.

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Local lifters press new records

Bill Prince and Gary Miller train together on occasion, and both have scored world records in bench pressing. Miller also excels in dead lifting. Both are on a new record-setting trend in 2013 with Prince having added three world records this year, and Miller four.

Retired teacher amasses 500,000 cards

In 1989 while watching the Giants vs the A’s in the 1989 World Series, Retired Pahrump Valley High School teacher and coach Rod Poteete took out his old baseball cards from a shoe box and started going through them.

Beat the heat, play golf

Beating the heat can take on different meanings. To most, it means staying cool, but for the bold few it means not being held prisoner to the weather and going out and doing something.

Hornets in need of coaches and funds

The Beatty Hornets have a shortage of coaches. The school is down to three head coaches for the six sports in which they participate.

Barrel racer dreams big

Barrel racing is a fast, competitive sport in rodeo. It attracts girls of all ages from all over the state.

VOLLEYBALL Harris anxious to start season

Trojans volleyball Coach Jill Harris had a decent season last year finishing second place in the Sunset League in the new Division 1-A and going to the playoffs.

Veteran hand-driller recounts glory days

Hand drilling will not be the next craze like mixed martial arts, but it is also not just some odd competition only practiced in remote areas.

Memorial races celebrate fallen racers

A fan favorite, taken too soon from his family and fans at the Pahrump Valley Speedway, Johnathan Burch aka Sandman passed away June 21, 2011. His memory will be honored Saturday at the Pahrump Valley Speedway as they host the Johnathan Burch Memorial Race.