Bob Hopkins had reason to be nervous heading into the Class 3A Southern Region Tournament opener Tuesday night against Sunrise Mountain.
This column is the sixth and final part of a series looking at club sports and their impact on high school athletics.
Participation was down a bit, but that didn’t take away from the school spirit, camaraderie and just plain fun of the annual Maroon and Gold Alumni Baseball Game on Saturday at Trojan Field.
If there was a lesson learned from the Class 3A State Wrestling Championships, it was this: Do not look away when Anthony Pearson is on the mat.
Considering what Marvin Caperton usually accomplished at track meets, for him to say he had “epic results” means something special must have happened.
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.
The Lady Trojans played the Beatty Hornets volleyball team Tuesday afternoon winning 3-0. Regardless of the win, Trojans Coach Jill Harris believes her team still needs work. She said the wins against Beatty were not easy.