Serpents top Beatty, 21-10

Submitted by Darren Hamrey The Mineral County High baseball team took on the Beatty Hornets on the road last Tuesday in what ended in the eighth win of the season for the Serpents. Tuesday’s pitching strategy for the Serpents has been to “pitch by committee” to save arms and pitch count for the weekend contests.… [More…]

Serpents get win over 4A Western in Reno tourney

Submitted by Darren Hamrey It’s not every day a 1A high school gets an invite to a 3A/4A baseball tournament, but this year was different. Upon an invitation from Hug High to join in their Spring Break Baseball Brawl, the Serpents travelled to Reno for a four-game set against the “big boys.” After Thursday’s games… [More…]

Serpents pick up three more wins

Submitted by Darren Hamrey Three more wins were added to the record of the Mineral County High baseball team recently Last Tuesday found the Serpents on the road at Round Mountain where they got a 17-5 win. Young right-hander Treven Wachsmuth got the start on the hill. Treven was superb, giving up no runs on two hits.… [More…]

Championship dinner held for Mineral County High hoops team

The celebration of the Mineral County High School boy’s basketball team’s recent state win continued on as the community, family members, parents and the team’s members and coaches came together on March 22 for a championship dinner at the El Capitan. Tributes began as one organizer, Ann Kee, welcomed attendees with an introduction of personal… [More…]

Serpent baseball team wins three

Submitted by Coach Darren Hamrey The Mineral County High baseball team had the honor of the company of John Stroud last weekend, as he threw out the first pitch of the home opener to commemorate the season. Stroud’s inspiring words and confident yet humbled presence was just what the Serpents needed to get back on track.… [More…]

Young Serpent baseball team competes at Yerington tourney

Submitted by Coach Darren Hamrey The Mineral County High baseball team traveled to Yerington for the season opener tournament. Being a rebuilding team with two-thirds of the team emerging underclassmen, the Serpents were up against some stiff competition. Their best game came with their first step into the tournament as they faced a tough 3A… [More…]

Humble state champion coach gives players all the credit

Pete Summerbell, head coach of the 2016-17 state champion Mineral County High boys basketball team, gives all the credit to his players. Summerbell explains that he has had many opportunities of winning the title with previous Serpent teams, but after last year’s overtime loss in the state semifinal game, he knew he would have a… [More…]

Lady Serpents Taylor McFalls named Player of the Year

Mineral County High senior Taylor McFalls was named Player of the Year in the 1A Western Conference for the 2016-17 season. McFalls averaged 15.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Lady Serpents. Her sister, Tiera McFalls, was also honored for her great season and was named to the 1st team all-conference.… [More…]

Looking back at the 1964 championship team

  “We won. WE won. WE WON!!” was the chant heard through the crowd at the convention center in Las Vegas 53 years ago when the Mineral County High School Serpent boys basketball team were crowned champions of the Northern Nevada A Conference in a win over the Moapa Valley Tigers. It would be the… [More…]


LAS VEGAS – It took 53 years, but it was worth the wait. The Mineral County High boys basketball team captured its first state title since 1964 on Saturday night after beating Pahranagat Valley 63-46 in front of a loud crowd at the Cox Pavilion on the campus of UNLV in Las Vegas. “It’s wonderful,… [More…]