A second-round loss in the Class 3A South Region Tournament meant the Pahrump Valley High School baseball team had to win three consecutive games to return to the state tournament.
After winning two events as a freshman at the region championships, Beatty’s Jose Granados swept the distance races as a sophomore, winning the 800-, 1,600- and 3,200-meter events, the last two in record time.
While Pahrump Valley High School did not crown any region champions over the weekend, six boys and 12 girls punched tickets to the states by finishing in the top four of their events at Moapa Valley High School.
When Cassondra Lauver began coaching the Pahrump Valley High School softball team this season, it was immediately clear that there was only one goal: a state championship.
Dennis Andersen of Pahrump went 4-0 in Class A to capture the tournament championship Saturday at the Best in the West Horseshoes Tournament at Petrack Park in Pahrump.
Cassondra Lauver knows her team can hit, so the Pahrump Valley High School softball coach wasn’t particularly concerned when visiting Boulder City took a quick 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning Wednesday in a Class 3A Southern Region Tournament winners bracket semifinal.
Last year, the Pahrump Valley High School baseball team had to go through the losers bracket at the Class 3A Southern Region Tournament to reach the state tournament. After Wednesday’s game against Boulder City, the Trojans will have to do it again, this time playing one more game along the way.
Sometimes everybody gets a trophy, and sometimes everybody qualifies for the state tournament.