Pahrump Valley High School baseball players learned their season ended because of the COVID-19 pandemic in early March while they were playing in a tournament in Arizona. Perhaps it’s fitting that some of those same players will be on the Trojan Gold club team that will spend this weekend playing in Arizona.
It was billed as a Celebration of Life for Dusty Park, and much of the afternoon felt like a celebration. There was laughter and sharing stories among the several hundred people who gathered Sunday at Pahrump Valley Speedway to remember him.
Some time last year, when I was going to use a couple of quotes from Dusty Park for a story, I checked with him to make sure he was still president of the Junior Trojans Soccer Club, purely for identification purposes.
Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “Shut up and dribble” aimed at NBA players who refused to play last week in protest of police brutality and systemic racism after the shooting of Jacob Blake, but there is nothing new about mixing sports and movements for social justice.
Dylin Smotherman outmaneuvered a 15-car field to capture first place in Mini Stocks during racing Aug. 29 at Pahrump Valley Speedway.
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 racing is a fast, competitive sport in rodeo. It attracts girls of all ages from all over the state.
The new varsity volleyball coach for Tonopah High School is Javier Gonzalez.
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.
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.
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.
American Legion BMI Post 40 in Henderson will be sponsoring a poker tournament on Sunday, June 23 at the Pahrump Nugget poker room to benefit the Nevada Youth Baseball Association. The tourney starts at 11 a.m. and will be no-limit hold’em.
One thing young, aspiring athletes can look forward to every summer is basketball camp. Last week was the opportunity for young athletes to get a week of fundamentals and to learn the basics of basketball.
The WPRA Rodeo was in town on Saturday and organizer Ken Pyle says it was a success, despite what he called minor setbacks.
Dusty Simmers grew up with rodeos all her life. She is a cowgirl from Alamo. She came to Pahrump to open a thoroughbred race horse rescue for retired race track horses.