Last week PCHS girls basketball coach Lee Houston predicted the Mustangs would punch their ticket to state. That's what happened this past week at the Northern 2A Regional Tournament in West Wendover.
The Pershing County boys basketball team had their ups and downs this season. However, 2023-2024 was a breakthrough year for them. Last Thursday, they reached their goal of making it to the playoffs, hosted by West Wendover.
Misfits won the 2024 Don Peters Memorial Tournament at Spare Time Bowl. The Winners Inn and Winnemucca Inn helped sponsoring the tournament, as 36 teams and nearly 110 bowlers participated, with 100 of them from out of town.
It was a banner year for the Pershing County Mustang wrestlers. To cap it all off, four of them placed at the state competition in Arizona last Friday. The Nevada state championship was in Bullhead City, an eight-hour drive from Pershing County.
Miles away from home and in a different state all together, the Battle Mountain High School wrestling team came back home with two individual state champions in Liam Bundrock and Wyatt Madlena at the NIAA State Wrestling Championships in Bullhead City, Ariz., on Friday. Bundrock put himself is rare territory, as this was his third state championship.
It was a year of transitioning and learning, as the Battle Mountain High School boys basketball team put a young squad on the floor this year. That young group collected a win over Incline in the regular season and played tough with West Wendover all season.
Just a few days after playing them in the final weekend of the regular season, the McDermitt High School boys basketball team returned to Owyhee on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for the opening round of the 1A East Regional Tournament.
Lowry High School’s Jhett Harber captured the 175-pound title at the NIAA 3A State Wrestling Championships this past Friday in Bullhead City. For Harber, it is second state title after winning the 157-pound crown in 2023 in Winnemucca. The junior will have a chance at a third title next year Harber pinned his way to the title bout with wins over Caelb Porter of Boulder City and Andres Flores of Elko.
While the 3A has a pretty good rivalry going, the 1A East has one that is not bad at all. The McDermitt High School girls basketball team and Eureka have been by far the two best teams in the league over the past couple years. The Vandals got the best of the Lady Bulldogs a season ago winning the regional title.
One of the best rivalries in the state over the last two years has belonged in northern Nevada. The Lowry High School girls basketball team and Fernley have played seven times in the last two season — providing a battle to the end in just about all of them.
Lowry High School’s Kruz Gomez at 113 pounds and Jhett Harber (175) notched individual titles this past weekend at the Northern 3A Regional Championships at Spring Creek High School.
Last Tuesday was a milestone for the Pershing County High School girls basketball team. Silver Stage visited PCHS on senior night, the last home game of the year. The Mustangs beat the Nighthawks 55-23.
The Pershing County Mustangs basketball team ended their regular season last week with two league wins. On Tuesday, they hosted Silver Stage for senior night, defeating them 60-25. On Friday the Mustangs traveled to Fallon to beat Oasis Academy (53-40). The Mustangs came out strong against the Nighthawks.They were determined to see their seniors off with a win.
This past Saturday, the PCHS gym saw all-day wrestling action. Pershing County hosted the NIAA Class 2A Northern Region zone championship. The Mustangs qualified 11 wrestlers for the state tournament, scheduled for Feb. 16 in Bullhead City, Ariz.
The McDermitt High School girls basketball team came into the final weekend of the regular season with a shot at the top spot in the 1A East and bye into the opening round of the regional tournament.