weather icon Clear

Trojans squeak by Moapa Valley in eight innings

The Lady Trojans softball team beat Moapa Valley 10-9 on Tuesday in a nail-biting eight-inning game that came down to the last out. The Trojans improve to 4-2 preseason and hope to keep on improving on that record.

“We are getting the hits,” Trojans softball coach Eli Armendariz said. “But we are not playing good defense.”

Case in point, during last week’s tournament in Arizona the team played Faith Lutheran, losing 7-5.

“We scored five runs in the first inning and I really thought we were going to beat them,” Armendariz said. “But we lost due to defensive errors and mistakes.”

He said the team has a lot of young talented players that just need more game time.

“Our talent needs to play more together,” he said. “We can’t win when you are giving up nine runs. We definitely had fly balls that we should have caught in our last game.”

The coach is not worried though. It is a long season and the team has barely scratched the surface.

“I am not too worried,” he said. “Our goal is to get to the playoffs and once that starts it’s a new season.”

He also said the team is battling some injuries that has caused him to play players in different positions that they may not be used to.

The team hosts Chaparral (3-0 Sunrise League) on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Pahrump Junior all-stars get massive victories in tournament

The Junior All-Stars dropped their first game of their tournament last Saturday 5-2 to Summerlin South, but that doesn’t seem to have fazed them after their most recent outings.

NSHPA continues season with a sunset tournament

The NSHPA will be holding the Sundown Showdown tournament this Saturday, June 25, at Lone Mountain Regional Park in Las Vegas. The tournament will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Pahrump Valley Juniors baseball fall behind early in tournament

The Junior All-Stars team, which is comprised of players from all three of Pahrump’s Little League baseball junior division teams, dropped their opening game of the tournament against the South Summerlin juniors team on Saturday.

Scott Hardy takes top spot in the June Bug Classic

Scott Hardy got his first win of the 2022 Nevada State Horseshoe Pitching Association season at the June Bug Classic that was held in Las Vegas after multiple second-place finishes this season.

Walker era begins as Trojans hit the field

Head coach Thom Walker is entering his first season as the head of the Trojan football program after former head coach Joe Clayton retired from coaching earlier this year.

Girls of Troy finish runners-up in Las Vegas softball league

This was the third year the team has been together, finishing this season with their best overall record of 13-6-2. They went into the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the league.