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This week in sports

Pahrump Bowling News: Jim Reynolds bowled an 835 series on Jan. 19.

This week in National Sports:

Royals pitcher Yardano Ventura, dead at 25 on Sunday. He was killed in an auto accident in the Dominican Republic. He was the second young pitcher to die in the last four months, according to CNN.

Brent Musburger said this week he is retiring from ESPN on Jan. 31, according to ESPN. Musburger will start up a new sports betting network called Vegas Sports Information Network, which is based out of the South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

On Tuesday, Big Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers said he might call it quits while being interviewed on a hometown radio station. The QB said he needed time to evaluate whether or not to come back next year. That’s the rumor this week. Who knows for sure.

Oscar De La Hoya was arrested for suspicion of DUI on Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol, according to USA Today Sports. He is the CEO of Golden Boy Promotions and has a successful second career as a boxing promoter.

And it’s final, it will be Williams vs. Williams at the final at the Australian Open. On Wednesday, tennis star Serena Williams beat Croatia’s Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and is one win away from a record 23rd Grand Slam title, with her sister Venus standing in her way, according to the Guardian.com.

Usain Bolt was the only sprinter in history to win three gold medals at three consecutive Olympic Games. However, nearly nine years after the Beijing Olympics, he was stripped on Wednesday by the Olympic Committee of his 2008 relay gold medal after a Jamaican teammate was disqualified for doping offenses, according to USA Today. Don’t feel bad for him, he still has eight, with a possible eye on more in 2020.

The Super Bowl: Super Bowl LI between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will be played on Feb. 5 in Houston at 3:30 p.m.

Fox will televise the game. The game also will stream live on FoxSports.com. Westwood One will carry the radio broadcast.

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Beatty volleyball team eyes return trip to states

Beatty High School volleyball players Adrianna Gill and Carmen Stephenson agree on a lot of things: The Hornets look to be headed for a good season, they have a lot of confidence in their teammates, and they are excited to get the season started.

Pahrump Valley Trojans set open football season

Few teams feel the advantage of playing at home as much as the Pahrump Valley High School football team.

Beatty football features less size, more speed

According to last year’s roster, there were nine seniors on the Beatty High School football team during the 2018 season, a bit more than one-third of the roster.

Vegas to Reno race draw drivers from as far as Australia

Brett Comiskey might have traveled thousands of miles to compete in Best in the Desert’s Vegas to Reno race, but he felt right at home in Southern Nevada.

Discount card sales helping Pahrump Valley athletics

Once again, the Pahrump Valley High School Booster Club is selling discount cards to raise money, with 21 businesses around Pahrump offering deals to cardholders.

Clift takes over Pahrump Valley tennis program

It was a typical day on the Pahrump Valley High School tennis courts. With no shade and the surface hotter than the air, conditions would have been tough for the best of players.

Confident Pahrump Valley football players expect to contend again

You might think the Pahrump Valley High School football team expects to take a step back this season. After all, the ground-oriented Trojans graduated 84 percent of their rushing yards, the top lineman in Class 3A South and their leading tackler.