Sparks is on a roll as they have won their last three games and are 5-2 on the season. They beat Yerington 63-48, ROP 67-43 and Casa Roble from California 51-36. Morgan is their leading scorer with 14 points a game. Hernandez is their second leading scorer with 12 per game. Sparks won the state championship two years ago.
Girls basketball circuit Pirate fans were left scratching their heads last week. The question was: Which Lady Pirate team would show up to play in each of the three games on the schedule? At times, it all clicked into place and was smooth running. Then all of a sudden everything would come apart. Shots hit the top of the backboard, side of the backboard, air balls. Reach fouls as the girls are caught standing instead of in their stance moving their feet with the ball and their opponent. In other words, mass confusion or a thing of beauty?
The Moapa Valley High School Boys Basketball team just flat-out struggled in their three games last week. They lost all three: Del Sol 61-45, Arbor View 67-42 and Rancho 61-39.
The Muddy Valley Wrestling Club attended the Junior Longhorn Stampede Wrestling Tournament on December 10. The tournament was held at Legacy High School. There were 15 – 20 clubs participating in the event with over 300 wrestlers.
It was a full schedule for the Pirates last week. They were first sleighted to entertain Chaparral who thrashed the Pirates last season. Then they were to go up against a Silverado team that was returning all five of its starters from last season. Then they were to play three games including a rematch from last year’s state championship game. Finally they were to finish it up with a double header on Saturday.
Northern 3A – Boys
The Lowry Buckaroos travelled south last week and played four games against southern teams.
They started in Boulder City Thursday night and the Eagles routed the Buckaroos 63-48. Nate Hafen led the Eagles with 16 points as Boulder City held Lowry to just 4 points in the final period to finish the game.
On Friday the Buckaroos played the Pirates in the Bulldog Invitational. They beat the Pirates 63-54.
Moapa Valley wrestlers traveled to Boulder City to compete in a tri-dual with Centennial and Boulder City Eagles last Tuesday, December 5. The first dual of the evening pitted the Bulldogs against the Pirates.
In a game the Pirates should have won, Chaparral beat the Lady Pirates in overtime 51-48.
The Lady Pirates were down 22-12 at the half shooting terribly as nothing would fall. Then fighting their way back the girls scored 36 points in the second half to tie the score and send it into overtime where Chaparral pulled out a 51-48 win over the lady Pirates.
The wrestling season started last week and already the Pirates are racking up numerous matches in what promises to be an exciting year.
The 14 weight classifications have been changed for high school wrestling. This change spread lower weights out more and decreased the gaps in the upper weights. The new weights are as follows: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 145, 152, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220, and 285 pounds.
The first team duals began in Indian Springs for the Pirates on
The MVHS girls’ basketball season began last week and the Lady Pirates have a whole different look this year. The team’s height is gone, but the quickness is there. On Thursday, December 1, that quickness helped Moapa to a 44-36 win against the Sunrise Mountain Miners.