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Pike maintains hold on Modifieds lead at speedway

Jake Pike’s second-place finish in Modifieds on July 21 was good enough to maintain a healthy lead in the division standings at Pahrump Valley Speedway.

Jon Mitchell Jr. picked up his first win and sits in fourth place, with Jason Pike and Mike Wells between him and Jake Pike.

The Sport Mod division tightened slightly when second-place Brady Gladd finished second to Rafael Flores while first-place Scott Brady placed third. Flores, who still leads the Super Stock division, is 11th in Sport Mods.

RJ Smotherman’s Mini Stock win pulled him to within 93 points of division leader Aiden Murphy, who finished third. Brandon Jones moved into sixth place by taking second, while Haylee Little’s fourth-place run kept her in third for the season.

The Coupe battle between Natasha Pooler and Michael DeCroff remained tight. Pooler leads DeCroff by just four points after finishing third, just ahead of DeCroff. Chris Hansen, in third place in the overall standings, narrowed the gap slightly by finishing third.

Despite seeing his winning streak end, Gary Wyatt still holds first place in the Bombers after finishing second to Anthony Mann, while Arlie Daniel and Steve Dinerstein remained right behind him by finishing third and fourth, respectively, in the July 21 race.

In Hobby Stocks, Jared Ward extended his lead to 120 points with his most recent victory, with Jeff Murphy’s second-place finish keeping him in third place overall.

Racing returns to Pahrump Valley Speedway at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Gates open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit the Pahrump Valley Speedway Facebook page or pahrumpvalleyspeedway.weebly.com

Sportsman’s Quest: The Story Teller

The time of hunting and fishing conventions has come to an end and the hunting guides-outfitters have returned home to prepare for another season. I’m left with my head full of new stories and my sides still aching from laughing at the crazy tales and humorous, if sometimes dangerous, adventures we’ve shared at vendor booths, in the hallways, hotel rooms and yes, while sipping a beverage in the local “watering holes.”

JIM BUTLER DAYS: Horseshoes group honors Tonopah founder

Six competitive horseshoe pitchers met in a Nevada town with roughly 2,000 residents and home of the Clown Motel, which is next to a cemetery that dates back to 1901 in Tonopah.

Pahrump Valley baseball | 3 Trojans make top 100 in division

The defending state champion Pahrump Valley baseball weren’t able to bring home another title this season, but three standouts for the Trojans ranked in the top 100 players in the 3A division for their batting averages.

Off-roaders compete in 60-mile Beatty poker run

Beatty was filled with off-road enthusiasts for last month’s BigHorn Outback Explorers’ annual Poker Run. In all, 176 vehicles, including ATV’s, UTV’s, Jeeps, and trucks, took to the 60-mile route through Beatty’s outback backyard

Pahrump Valley baseball gets fifth straight win

Sitting undefeated in the 3A South-Mountain baseball standings, the Pahrump Valley Trojans got their fifth win in a row.

PVHS slowly catching up to No. 1 The Meadows

Kayne Horibe (8) has been essential in the last two games the Pahrump Valley baseball team has played, earning the most RBIs on the team.

Trojans home run isn’t enough for win

A home run from Madison Rodriguez (6) wasn’t enough for the Pahrump Valley softball team to beat the Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM) Bulls in a conference game on Wednesday.

SOFTBALL: Trojans top Moapa, fall to Needles

The Trojans softball team suffered their first loss this season against a school from a neighboring state on Monday, but it also added a win in a weekend game against Moapa Valley (2-1) at home.