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  • Friday, February 21, 2020 1:00 AM
    Sparked by another standout game from Jalen Harris, who scored 26 with nine rebounds, Nevada beat New Mexico 88-74 on Tuesday night.
    It was a game that marked the first return to the Pit of former Lobos coaches Steve Alford, who left New Mexico to coach UCLA before ending up at Reno, Nev., and Craig Neal, who replaced Alford with the Lobos, before getting fired after four years and joining Alford with the Wolf Pack.
    Both were booed heartily at their entrance to the arena.
  • Lady Mustangs basketball splits road games
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00 AM
    It was “deja vu” all over again for the Pershing County High School girls basketbal team this past weekend.  
    On Friday, the Lady Mustangs set off on a road trip to play Ely and West Wendover. 
    Pershing County’s weekend ended in a loss to Ely (44-19) and a win against Wendover (47-41).
    Pershing County now stands at 15-11 overall, and 9-7 in the 2A Northern League.
    Last month Lovelock hosted the two teams.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Battle Mountain High School girls basketball team closed out its regular season with a split of two road games.
    The Lady Longhorns cruised to a 38-6 win over Coral Academy on Friday night in Reno. Battle Mountain led 19-0 at halftime and was never challenged in the contest.
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00 AM
    What a way to introduce families to Quarter Midget Racing. Quarter Midgets of America Western Region Director Sunny Phillips and Ashley Davis from Winnemucca Regional Raceway held the first Meet and Greet Saturday Jan.y 26 at The Model-T-Casino. 
    The turnout was a huge success,as local families, track promoters and board members came together with hand shakes and hugs to team up and support the new children’s racing program as a whole. 
    The Nevada region is a strong racing community and loves the fact our smaller racer will now be able to grow and go s future as race car drivers here at their local tracks. 
  • Moura, Pavlov earn runner-up finishes at 1A/2A state wrestling championships
    Thursday, February 20, 2020 1:00 AM
    It’s a wrap. The Pershing County High School wrestling team traveled to Mesquite this past weekend to compete in the NIAA state championship at Virgin Valley High School.
    About 20 high school teams sent their top contenders. For Pershing, the roster included Devin Moura (113 pounds), Dmitri Zveniatckovskii (132), Caleb Nolf (138) Nikita Pavlov (152) and Noel Zaldivar (145).
  • Regional basketball tournaments tip off this week
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Northern Regional Basketball Championships are under way for area high schools.
    Pershing County High School and Lovelock will host the Northern 2A tournament from Thursday through Saturday, while Fallon and Churchill County host the 3A championships.
    The McDermitt High School girls basketball team will make the long trip to Las Vegas for its regional tournament. This year the East and South play each other, with the Southern 1A hosting.
  • Mustang Pride:
Pershing County boys basketball closes out season
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020 1:00 AM
    There were eight seconds left in the Pershing County High School boys basketball season. 
    The Mustangs trailed the White Pine Bobcats 50-14 when the ball careened out of bounds in the White Pine High School gym.
    “We were in a running clock phase of the game,” said coach Ben Halverson. “Most teams would have simply allowed the time to expire.”
    However, win or lose, Mustangs are a different breed. The coach used his final time out. 
  • Five Pershing County wrestlers qualify for 2A state tournament
    Thursday, February 13, 2020 1:00 AM
    They all made the cut. Pershing County High School hosted the Northern 2A Regional Championships on Saturday, Feb. 8.
    The top four wrestlers in each weight category qualified to advance to the state competition. 
    For Pershing County, that’s Devin Moura (113 pounds), Caleb Nolf (138), Noel Zaldivar (145), Nik Pavlov (152) and Dmitri Zveniatckovskii (132).
    “We had a good day of wrestling but left a little bit out there,” said PCHS coach Mike Brooks. “We were happy to qualify everybody and finish third in the north.”
  • Pershing County boys beats Carlin, knocked off by Coral Academy, Yerington
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    The PCHS boys basketball team got a workout this past week. 
    On Tuesday, Feb. 4, they lost its senior night game to Coral Academy 54-31. On Thursday, Pershing County beat the visiting Carlin Railroaders 41-24.
    Pershing County’s week ended on the road with a 48-20 loss against Yerington.
  • Pershing County girls basketball split a pair of games
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 1:00 AM
    To the delight of the home crowd, the PCHS girls basketball team celebrated senior night with a win. 
    They grounded the Coral Academy Falcons (37-14) on Tuesday. Graduating seniors Makenna Houston, Alyssa Garcia, Daralyn Moura and Leeann McNeff walked off the court to applause. Kyle’ Tupa, also a senior, managed the team.
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