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Horseshoes tournament in Pahrump gets big turnout

The Petrack Park horseshoes pits were crowded Saturday and Sunday, but Louie Escalante was glad he made the trip for the Pahrump Valley Days tournament.

Beatty players prepare to tackle flag football

Leo Verzilli spent much of last week having no idea exactly what would transpire when football season arrived, which, at the time, was a mere three weeks away.

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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.

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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.

Camp fosters interest in basketball

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.