The first week of the prep football season was considered a success. But eight games were canceled by causes related to the COVID pandemic, player eligibility and wildfires.
With Nicholas Morrow and Javin White out for extended periods with injuries, Raiders linebackers Tanner Muse and Divine Deablo also have chances to earn more playing time.
The Golden Knights’ roster underwent a significant shake-up this offseason, with Marc-Andre Fleury, the face of the franchise, and fan favorite Ryan Reaves being traded.
Injuries have thinned the Raiders’ depth at linebacker, and veteran K.J. Wright is still available on the free agent market, but his asking price might be too much.
The fall season is over and with it the hopes and dreams of the region’s prep athletes. I compiled a brief summary of the season and the champions that won.
Two titans in prep soccer came together on Saturday in Dayton, a small town near Carson City for the Division 1-A Nevada State Women’s Soccer Title.
The chase to another state championship title came to a halt Friday night for Tonopah when they played Smith Valley in the semifinal round of the Division-4 state tournament. Smith Valley beat Tonopah 3 sets to 1.
The weather was spectacular for the second annual “Clothes for Kids” fundraiser tournament held at the Lake View Executive Golf Course. The tournament consisted of a scramble tournament shotgun start approach where players are spread out through each of the 18 holes and work their way back to their original starting hole. The completion of the golf game takes approximately 3 1/2 hours.
Cross country runner Stefanie Thelaner finished strongly at the Nevada State Cross Country Meet at San Rafael Park in Reno last Saturday. This ended her three year career for the Trojans. Thelaner has been a top runner her entire career for the women’s cross country team.
The Beatty football field looked absolutely fantastic at the beginning of the football season. Finally, for $50,000, it looked as if all the curse of the Beatty football field had been broken, a problem with the grass on the field, which has persisted for some time was fixed.
Some of the biggest arguments between sports fans are due to the controversial calls made by officials of the game. Games are lost, seasons are ended and lots of heartache ensues due to the occasional misunderstood action of officials. The Pahrump Valley High School girls’ volleyball team’s season could arguably be considered one of these controversial games.
The Beatty volleyball team ended its season in the semifinal regional playoff game against Pahranagat Valley in 3 matches (25-7, 25-11 and 25-11).
The “After the Duel in the Desert” IMCA Modifieds race at the Pahrump Valley Speedway was a winner in every way, according to – everybody.
The Tonopah Muckers, the last Nye County team in football in post season, lost last Friday in Alamo to the Pahranagat Valley Panthers 60-6 (24-0, 46-0, 54-6, 60-6) in the Division IV state quarterfinals.
The Tonopah Muckers remain the only Nye County Division-4 school in volleyball still in the playoffs and will be going to the state title tourney as the number two seed.