50°F
weather icon Clear

Pahrump Nugget hosts Halloween event, welcomes Special Olympians

Alan Sanders Sr. rolled a 1,038 series on Oct. 31 to win the Pumpkin Pin Bash at the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Center.

Sanders topped a field of 59 to take home the $33 first prize, and the top 15 bowlers earned a cash prize, as did Joy Theus, who won the “smashed pumpkin” prize of $10 for finishing last. Half of each bowler’s $10 entry fee went into the prize fund.

Five other bowlers topped 1,000 for their series: Chuck Clark (1,021), Mary Williams (1,018), Teri Boisvert (1,018), Keith Baltutat (1,012) and Milan Vasquez (1,005).

The tournament was limited to 60 bowlers because of COVID-19 protocols, and each bowler had four games, dropping the “terrifyingly” lowest game in honor of Halloween. The event was an 8-pin no-tap tournament.

Twenty-four of the bowlers entered the Mystery Doubles tournament, which was won by Baltutat. His mystery partner was Vasquez, giving Balutat an 80-pin win over Jeff Huffman, whose mystery partner was Joseph De La Torre. Baltutat won $24 for the effort, the same as he pocketed for his fifth-place finish, and, as the results sheet said, “It’s up to the entrant if they want to share the winnings!”

One day later, the Nugget welcomed Special Olympics for the first bowling event since March. Fourteen Special Olympians bowled two games, and several officials also attended, including Harry Mong III, senior director, programs and partnerships for Special Olympics Nevada, and Bobbi-lee Ward, Nye County area director.

Ward presented Pahrump’s Joy Theus with an award for rookie coach of the year.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Raiders announce grants for community nonprofit programs

The Las Vegas Raiders and the Raiders Foundation are proud to announce the Community Investment Grant Program, a new initiative dedicated to assisting nonprofit organizations obtain funding for their work in the community. The program enables Nevada-based entities to join forces with the Raiders to help produce services that effect positive change throughout the Silver State.

Best In The Desert releases its full racing schedule for 2021 season

Best In The Desert announced recently it has finalized its racing schedule for 2021, with events including timeless classics such as the BlueWater Parker 425, the Tensor Tire Parker 250, the Silver State 300, the Maxxis Tires Casey Folks Vegas to Reno, the King Shocks Desert Classic and the BlueWater Desert Challenge, which will take place on two separate weekends of racing.

UNLV continues to play musical chairs at quarterback

Max Gilliam has started all five games and received the bulk of playing time, but the Rebels have used four quarterbacks this season, including Doug Brumfield on Friday.

Johnson wins Division A at Pahrump Valley Tournament Bowling Club event

Dave Johnson rolled games of 234, 243 and 242 to post a 34-pin margin and win Division A at the Pahrump Valley Tournament Bowling Club’s Snakebite/10 pin/9 pin No Tap tournament on Nov. 21 at the Pahrump Nugget Bowling Center.

Zuloaga, Dilger team to win Jefferson’s Halloween Haunt

DJ Zuloaga and Lathan Dilger defeated Dennis and Chad Andersen for the second time to win Jefferson’s Halloween Haunt horseshoes tournament Friday, Oct. 30 in Pahrump.

Pahrump Valley Rodeo Club seeking sponsors, raising money

The Pahrump Valley Junior High and High School Rodeo Club will host its annual high school rodeo in conjunction with Pahrump Valley Days in February, and sponsors are needed to help fund the event.

Jared, Debbie Ward hold top two positions in Hobby Stocks

Jared Ward’s third consecutive Hobby Stock victory added a point to the slimmest margin between first and second place of any class during the Nov. 7 racing at Pahrump Valley Speedway.

Inexperience shows as Pahrump Maroon goes 1-3 in Bullhead

The Pahrump Trojans Maroon baseball club was back in Bullhead City, Arizona, last weekend, and on the paper the trip was not a pleasant one. The Trojans ended the first day 0-2, seeded 10th of 12 teams, and managed just one win in four games, a one-run game Sunday morning, as they finished the Double Play 16+ tournament by being outscored 30-13.