Horseshoe pitchers had a busy start to April, with sanctioned tournaments on back-to-back Saturdays, a doubles tournament sponsored by the Southern Nevada Horseshoe Pitching Association and the first tournament in the new Spring and Fall Fling series in which bars around Southern Nevada host tournaments.
After a year of no in-person meets because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arianna Plant of Pahrump didn’t need much time to get back into a groove.
It didn’t look like a region championship meet. It certainly didn’t feel like a region championship meet. And the attendance fell far short of a region championship meet.
Five players scored goals Friday as the Pahrump Valley High School boys soccer team wrapped up its short season with a resounding 5-1 victory over Virgin Valley in Mesquite.
What exactly goes on during those long bus rides to away games?
The Lady Muckers volleyball team saw action at a tournament in Ely Friday and Saturday. The team played four games on Friday and three games on Saturday and went 4-3.
The Trojans girls cross country team ran Saturday in the Labor Day Classic hosted by Palo Verde High School, a Division 1 team. The course was 5,000 meters with 18 teams competing. Trojans Coach Matthew Kolodzieczyk was happy with the results.
At halftime, the Desert Pines Jaguars had a 41-0 cushion over the Western Warriors. In just one half, the Jags had 280 yards to just 7 of Western. Western only made it into Jag territory two times. Desert had 24 snaps the whole game, but had gained 428 yards. This weekend the same spread offense, which dismantled the Warriors 61-0 is headed to Pahrump.
Senior Sydney Sladek has not skipped a beat since scoring over 70 goals last year. The Trojans soccer machine seems to be unstoppable as she scored against the Arbor View Aggies with just three minutes remaining on the clock Tuesday afternoon to put the game on ice, 2-0.
The first winner of “Kick for Cash” in a long time kicked the ball through the uprights last Friday at the Trojans/Chaparral game and won $500. The winner was junior OJ Ringo of Pahrump Valley High School.
Tonopah Muckers Football put its young team to the test at the home opener on Friday night against the Thunderbirds of Indian Springs and came up short, 23-14. Muckers Coach Duffy Otteson said it was one of those games where mistakes by his own team hurt them more than the other team.
The Trojans came into the game against the Chaparral Cowboys on Friday night as the underdogs. Las Vegas Sun’s sportswriters, Ray Brewer and Case Keefer both picked Pahrump to lose. Who wouldn’t, the Trojans had not won a home opener in 5 years. The last one was in 2008 against Mountain View Christian when the Trojans were coached by Leo Verzilli with Joe Clayton as the offensive coordinator.
Since the times of the gladiators people have found entertainment in locking men in a cage and watching them fight to the death. Tuff-N-Uff and the UFC have found a classier way of exploiting this form of entertainment with an octagon and subtracting the “to the death” part. Fighters like Pahrump’s Brandon Schneider willingly lock themselves inside a cage with other talented and powerful fighters to see which of them is smarter on the ground and can take the biggest beating and still walk out of the ring.
There are only three seniors on the Lady Trojans volleyball team this year and outside hitter Payton Hart, No. 10 is one of them. Hart finds herself in a leadership role this year which she gladly shares with two other seniors, Bryana Soliwoda and Mikayla Davis, two more seniors than last year. Last year the team finished in second place to Faith Lutheran in the Sunset League with only one senior. The team was largely made up of sophomores and juniors, but still managed to get into the playoffs.
The Lady Trojans were in Las Vegas for the Las Vegas Invitational volleyball tournament over the weekend at Las Vegas High School. They may not have walked out of the gym with a first place trophy, but in the eyes of Trojans Coach Jill Harris the team was all winners.