Author: Pete Summerbell

Serpents open Conference Play Saturday

After a 75-35 win over visiting Tonopah last Tuesday, the Mineral County High boys basketball team will open conference play this weekend. A trio of Serpents reached double digits in the scoring column in the win over the Muckers. Robert McFalls led the way with 16 points, Damien Montoya poured in 15 and Seth Bozzi had 12. The Serpents (5-1) will open their conference at home against Pyramid Lake on Saturday. The games will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the JV boys. The varsity girls will tip off at 4 p.m. and varsity boys will play at 5:30 p.m. The Lakers are deep with seniors this year with three guards and one big center. The Pyramid boys like to get their running game going and depend on their outside shooting. The Serpents should match up very well at all positions and are anxious to get started in defending their conference championship. The Serpents start only one senior but have plenty of experience at all positions with solid bench help. As the preseason favorites, everyone will be looking to knock off the defending state champions. The defense and offense will remain solid, but the key word for the Serpents that will keep them focused is...

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7th Grade Rockets Win League Title

The 7th grade Rockets won its 7th straight championship in the Mountain Division. The Rockets played Coleville in the semifinal game winning 27-15. DeVayne Isom led the floor game with 15 points and Austin Wisdom followed with six points. In the championship game, the Rockets faced Oasis from Fallon. After being down by two points at the end of the first quarters, the Rockets outscored Fallon 24-13 in the next two. The Rockets stayed strong in the fourth quarter and the final was 43-32. Leading Torres had eight points, Jaevaun Jones added six points, and Raul Guiterrez had four....

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Serpents Finish 4-1 in Home Tourney

The Mineral County High boys basketball team opened up the season last week and played its toughest schedule yet in the 15th annual Serpent Classic. All their opponents were 1A or 3A teams. The defending state champions opened up with the Longhorns from Battle Mountain on Thursday. The Serpents got off to a slow start but turned it on in the second half and won the game 48-32. Robert McFalls led the Serpents with 20 points. Tony Dominguez and Seth Bozzi had seven rebounds each and Damien Montoya had six assists. Eight Serpents were in the scoring column. On...

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Serpent Boys Ready to Defend State Championship

The question is “are the defending 1-A state champion Mineral County High boys basketball team rebuilding or just reloading?” The Serpents lost three starters to graduation. Taylen Wachsmuth, Player of the Year and leading rebounder and 13-3 points per game, Andre Davis, 1st Team All-Conference, 14.3 points per game and 3.2 steals and Brandon West, 2nd Team All-Conference, who was the glue that kept the team operating as one. However, the Serpents have two returning starters along with several players that gained valuable experience and contributed greatly to the Serpents championship run. Robert McFalls, 1st Team All-Conference, averaged 14.3 points per game and Tony Dominguez, point guard and one of the best defensive players in the league are expected to take the lead for the Serpents. Also returning are Vic Montoya, Damian Montoya, and Devon Davis, who all gave valuable minutes coming off the bench. Ethan Nelms, who played junior varsity and varsity, will be back in his Sophomore year. Sophomores: Seth Bozzi, center; Teven Wachsmuth, forward and Alex Palacious, guard – are coming off the talented junior varsity team. Rounding out the varsity roster are senior Joseph Bandoni and junior, Jared Dore. Coach Pete Summerbell, returning for his 14th year as head coach says this is the deepest team he has ever had. The upcoming Serpent Classic will help get the boys to get to working together and...

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Serpents Remain Perfect in Conference After Pair of Wins

The Mineral County High boys basketball team won both its games last weekend and finished the first half of conference play at 7-0. The first win was Friday night as the boys overpowered Smith Valley, 78-46. After a slow start, 13-11, the Serpents ran past the Bulldogs 26-10 in the second quarter to take a halftime lead, 39-21. The third and fourth quarters were all Serpents as they coasted to the win. Robert McFalls had a big night with 33 points. Andre Davis added 18 points; Taylen Wachsmuth finished with eight and took care of the boards. Tony Dominguez had seven points. On Saturday, Virginia City brought a 4-0 record to the Serpents home floor where defense rules. The Serpents beat the Muckers 65-31 holding them to 19 points over the last three quarters. Offensively, the boys had a tough game with 21 turnovers and early foul trouble, but with good defense they got their running game going. Wachsmuth led the scoring with 17 points and 13 rebounds for another double-double. McFalls had 15 points, seven steals, seven assists and five rebounds. Davis had 13 points and four steals. Vic Montoya finished with eight points, Dominguez had seven rebounds, three assists and four steals. The Serpents will open the second half of the conference season at Excel Christian in Sparks Friday night. On Saturday, the boys will be home...

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