This is the first part of a series taking a look at the impact of sports specialization and club sports on high school athletics.
The lanes at the Nugget Bowl often are used for fundraising events, and some have become annual traditions.
The Chris Ruby Cup at Lee Canyon has proved to be an effective fundraiser for the Nevada Donor Network.
At 12 years old, Keir Sheppard already is a veteran of “A Youth Sports Experience,” Pahrump Valley High School alum Dominique Maloy’s series of sports clinics.
This is what Miguel Mendoza’s offense is supposed to look like.
Volleyball is all about playing as hard as you can, taking your lickings and moving on to the next opponent. This is especially true when the perennial champions, the Pahranagat Valley Panthers come roaring in to Beatty.
The biggest weekend of the year is here and as the town readies itself for the Pahrump Fall Festival, the Pahrump Valley Speedway prepares for the biggest race of the year.
If you want to see great art, you go to the Louvre in Paris, but if you want to see great soccer, Pahrump is the town for you. The Lady Trojans posted their sixth win of the season beating the Mojave Rattlers 12-0 and improved to 6-0-1 on the year and 3-0 in league.
The Lady Trojans played three straight days of volleyball in a row.
The Sandy Valley Sidewinders aren’t the roll-over team from last year and gave the Muckers a run for their money. The Sidewinders volleyball team visited Tonopah last week on Friday and were 2-0 going into the meet with some major improvements offensively since last year. They easily beat Beaver Dam 3-0 and then beat Adelson school, 3-0, too.
The Tonopah Muckers won their first league game beating the Sandy Valley Sidewinders 26-22 at home on Friday. Matt Misener had a late touchdown, and scored on a 14-yard run with 15 seconds left before the end of the game.
The Beatty Hornets faced the always powerful Pahranagat Valley Panthers at home and lost 58-14.
This year, the Pahrump Valley Trojans no doubt have the best team in years, but are still 1-3. They lost their third game in a row to probably the best team in the Division 1-A, the Moapa Valley Pirates. Going into Friday’s game the Pirates were undefeated and remain so, taking the Trojans 41-0.
The Trojans boys soccer team has changed more than just the coach. They have a complete new system of playing and a whole new attitude, which has them already ahead of last year’s 3-10 record. The boys are now officially 4-1 on the year with a 3-0 league record.
Not all great athletes start when they are in grade school. Some get off to a slow start. Senior volleyball player and high jumper Mikayla Davis is one who had a late start to her athletic career. She started track in middle school and volleyball in her sophomore year in high school.