weather icon Clear

Tonopah hits rough patch, falls to .500

The Tonopah Muckers are in the midst of a 2-game losing streak after dropping their game against the Mineral County Serpents, 74-17, on Friday night.

The Muckers opened up league play with a win over last season’s state runners-up, the Pahranagat Valley Panthers.

Since then, Tonopah has lost their last two league games against the Lund Mustangs and the Serpents.

Head coach Adam Siri has his team at 5-5 overall this season.

The Muckers struggled mightily from the opening tip on Friday.

They fell behind 35-4 by the end of the first quarter.

Senior leader Tony Bleasdell had a season-low three points for the Muckers’ offense. This ended his streak of seven consecutive games with at least 12 points.

Tonopah’s second quarter was their best of the night, scoring nine points, but ultimately the Serpents were too much for the Muckers.

Junior center Gavin Bianchi led the Muckers with a team-high four points in the game.

The Muckers were supposed to have a midweek game on Tuesday night against Round Mountain, however, the game was postponed due to the bad weather in the area.

Weather seems to be an ongoing issue for Tonopah sports. The wrestling team had to cancel a tournament they were supposed to participate in last weekend because the roads were unsafe for traveling.

Tonopah basketball will be back in action this Friday, Jan. 20, when they host the Beatty Hornets. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Contact sports writer/editor Danny Smyth at dsmyth@pvtimes.com. Follow @the_dannysmyth on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Football: Tonopah Muckers starting 3-0

Ottesons leading the school’s football team to a three-game winning streak. Here’s what’s ahead.

County won’t sell Belmont mining claims after opposition from residents

Earlier this year, Nye County began to look into the process necessary to sell the Constitution mining claim but once residents of the Belmont area caught wind of the potential sale, they came out in force to oppose it.

New fuel system planned for Tonopah Airport

The Tonopah Airport is set to see an all new fuel system following the awarding of a Community Development Block Grant by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

Nye County school shakeup continues, interim leader selected

The changes on the school board come after months of back and forth between the board and Superintendent Warren Shillingburg after the board extended his contract in December.

Construction begins on Union Plaza project in Tonopah

In 2021, Nye County was awarded a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant to fund the renovation of major parking lots in Tonopah and though it has taken two years, the project is now officially underway.

Dilger wins Jim Butler Days tournament

Tonopah hosted its Jim Butler Days festival over the Memorial Day weekend where the Nevada State Horseshoe Pitchers Association held a sanctioned tournament at the Joe Friel Sports Complex.