Pershing County Sports


It's a grand old flag football tournament

About 20 PCHS athletes and recent alumni competed with teams from California and Reno in Saturday's flag football tournament on Joe Yanni Field in Lovelock. The proceeds will benefit the high school football squad, supplying the funds for equipment bags and helmet bumpers.

Lovelock Swim Meet hosts over 100 Lovelock and Yerington swimmers

On Saturday June 29, Lovelock hosted their league's last swim meet of the summer. Even with hundreds of swimmers and 66 events, the day was a success thanks to Pat Rowe, the athletes, lifeguards and volunteers. The swimmers ranged in age from toddlers to teens. The Lovelock team wore red and black. Yerington (the Desert Foxes) wore purple. Both squads looked at home in the water.

Swim team dives into 2024 season

The tri-town swim competition between Lovelock, Yerington and Hawthorne is heating up. Last Saturday, the season kicked off in Yerington with Lovelock competing against Yerington's Desert Fish.

PCHS wrestlers attend camps in Gilroy and Elko

One way the PCHS wrestling program makes the most of its off-season is through summer wrestling camps. Coach Mike Brooks says they give the wrestlers experiences to improve their skills.

Lovelock softball league hits seventh season

The Lovelock Softball Association (LSA) launched its seventh season on Thursday, June 6. Eight teams each paid $250 to support the summertime attraction at McDougal Park.

Hoops for a hometown hero

The Glenn Wasson Memorial basketball tournament and fundraiser is older than some of the players at last weekend's games. Jesse Canchola (Class of 2002) remembers Wasson well and fondly. He wants his legacy to live on. In 2002, Wasson assisted coach Lance Condie when the Mustangs won the league championship and were state runners up.

Fun in the sun

There’s no stopping the annual Mustang 5K. Besides being a major fundraiser for the PCHS football program, it’s a harbinger of summer. On Friday evening, 64 runners and walkers took off from Joe Yanni Field and wound their way through Lovelock streets.

Pershing County High School weight room gets major upgrade

Pershing County High School's weight room now has 10 power rack stations, each equipped with flooring, benches, weights, kettleballs, pull-up bars and more. It's all branded with the Mustang logo.

Sports awards night recognizes achievements

PCHS sets an hour aside at the end of each sports season to recognize the athlete’s hard work. On Wednesday, they celebrated the spring sports - baseball, softball, and track and field.

Gibson wins 400 meters at 2A state championships; boys 4x200 relay claims title

There were close contests at the 2024 State Track and Field Championships last weekend at Carson High School. More than 1,000 athletes from four different classifications competed in the two-day event. They’d all qualified to compete at the state level.

Pershing County track and field team qualifies 14 for state championships

The Pershing County High School track and field team got off the ground this season in more ways than one. At the Northern 2A Regional Championships in Carson City this past weekend, over a dozen Pershing County athletes progressed to the state level.

The Best in the North

The softball team Lovelock loves to watch won the Northern 2A Regional Championship last weekend on its home field. In the opening round, Pershing County overcame a deficit against Battle Mountain with a home run from Taylor Garland in the fifth inning. The final score was 5-2. Later on Friday afternoon, the Mustangs edged out Yerington by one slim run, 14-13.

Pershing County baseball closes season with series win against Silver Stage

On Saturday, the Pershing County High School baseball closed out its season at home with back-to-back wins against Silver Stage. The Mustangs traveled to Silver Springs earlier in the week and lost 13-7 to the Nighthawks.

PCHS softball ends regular season undefeated

Last week the Pershing County High School softball team defeated Silver Stage on the road in five innings (36-19). This past Saturday, the Mustangs hosted and beat the Nighthawks in both senior day games (15-0, 19-4). With the series sweep, Pershing County sits at the top of the Northern 2A League at 23-0 overall and 21-0 in league play.

PCHS track and field team competes in regional trials

The Pershing County track team pushed through a cold snap at Reed High School on Saturday. The stakes were high. So were the jumps and leaps. As a result, 17 athletes advanced to the regional competition in Carson City this weekend.