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The 2016 Pershing County softball team. Back row: McKenna Hertz, Erica Holland, Rachel Steele, Drew Wanner and Keith Montes. Not shown Johnny Moreira. Middle row: Sydney Jensen, Colbey Wanner, Faith Moreira, Maggie Baker, Taryn Houston, Itatty Espinoza, Callie Carpenter and Marissa Garcia. Kneeling: McKenzie Burke, Bailey Wanner.
The 2016 Pershing County softball team. Back row: McKenna Hertz, Erica Holland, Rachel Steele, Drew Wanner and Keith Montes. Not shown Johnny Moreira. Middle row: Sydney Jensen, Colbey Wanner, Faith Moreira, Maggie Baker, Taryn Houston, Itatty Espinoza, Callie Carpenter and Marissa Garcia. Kneeling: McKenzie Burke, Bailey Wanner.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00 AM
The Lynx blinked. 
On May 21, 2016, the Lady Mustangs beat Lincoln County twice and walked off with the first state title in Pershing County High School history.
Pershing County was a young team. The year before, they’d lost half-a-dozen seniors to graduation. Erica Holland (captain), a junior, returned. So did Bailey Wanner (captain) and McKenzie Burke, as the team’s the only seniors. 
  • Thursday, April 2, 2020 1:00 AM
    Jim Klug’s office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips.
    It’s a stressful time for the co-owner of a fishing travel company as he postpones and re-books international and domestic expeditions due the coronavirus pandemic.
    The best way for him to slip away from the stress — even if for a brief moment — is to follow a bit of his own advice: Go fish.
    Whether it’s reeling in trout, hiking, snow activities (until the snow melts, of course) or any other endeavor, the call from the wild delivers a much-needed respite in these turbulent times.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    The most famous timeout called in the history of the NCAA Tournament has been variously called the biggest mistake, the biggest choke, the most embarrassing gaffe, all because that timeout didn’t actually exist.
    Eric Montross calls it a perfectly executed defensive strategy.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 1:00 AM
    Besides the draft, the other big event on April’s NFL calendar is the release of the regular-season schedule. 
    Teams have known their opponents since late December, but Howard Katz and his scheduling department continue to parse through over 50,000 scenarios pumped out by nearly 1,500 computers across the world.
    Now that most of the significant free agency moves have taken place, here are some AP projections (suggestions?) on how we see some of the significant scheduling questions being answered:
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    The Humboldt County Rodeo Club was in Fernley on March 14-15 for its next round on the schedule.
    Cade Bell finished second in each performance of the tie-down roping, which was good enough to give him the average title. He had a time of 16.620 seconds in the first go-around and 15.690 in the second for a total of 32.310. He won the average by three seconds.
    Bell and his team roping partner Jayce Blake were fourth in the average in team roping. They won the first go-around of the performance with a time of 8.08. They stopped the clock at 19.110 in the second go-around.
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 1:00 AM
    It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn’t do anything wrong when they were trying to help coronavirus victims and their families.
    What sounded like a noble effort but might have been an NCAA violation is OK after all.
  • Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    Sabrina Ionescu capped off a unprecedented college career by entering an exclusive club.
    Oregon’s star guard was a unanimous choice Monday as The Associated Press women’s basketball player of the year, receiving all 30 votes from the national media panel that selects the Top 25 each week during the season.
  • Warriors host wrestling meet before schools close
    Thursday, March 26, 2020 1:00 AM
    Before all sporting events were suspended and schools were closed, the Winnemucca Junior High School wrestling team hosted Battle Mountain and Pershing County on March 12.

     
  • Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    On March 13, the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association sent a memo announcing the suspension of all NIAA sanctioned sports until further notice beginning, Monday, March 16.
  • Battle Mountain softball and baseball team visits Mrs. Dominguez’s class
    Wednesday, March 25, 2020 1:00 AM
    Morning sun in the elementary had the high school softball and baseball team come over for a reading celebration of “Slide into a Good Book.” Mrs. Dominguez is always full of energy and knows how to get the kids’ attention.

     
  • Shorthorns wrestle in Winnemucca in one of final sporting events of the spring
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020 1:00 AM
    Before all sporting events were suspended and schools were closed, the Winnemucca Junior High School wrestling team hosted Battle Mountain and Pershing County on March 12.
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