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Sports Roundup: Beatty drops pair to Tonopah

If baseball games were shorter, Beatty High School’s baseball team would have had a pretty good day Friday at Keith Koerner Memorial Field.

Softball: Pahrump Valley celebrates Senior Day with rout

They say patience is a virtue. Patience is especially virtuous when you’re a softball player facing a pitcher who couldn’t find the plate with a map, a compass and a team of bloodhounds.

Baseball: Riding sharp, offense awakens for Pahrump Valley

A week ago, Pahrump Valley senior Jake Riding didn’t give up a run until the seventh inning and lost. On Wednesday, two of the first three batters scored off of Riding, so naturally he and the Trojans won by the mercy rule.

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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.