Lady Serpents Earn First Win

The Mineral County High volleyball team picked up its first win last Friday by defeating Oasis Academy 3-0. Madeline Bennett helped lead the way for the Lady Serpents with six digs and 14 receptions and an ace, while Hailey Lahre finished with three kills. Emmalee Going added three blocks in the shutout win. Mineral County… [More…]

Lady Serpents season ended

The Mineral County High softball team suffered a crushing defeat Saturday when they lost the second game of a doubleheader to Carlin and were eliminated from postseason contention. The Lady Serpents finished with a 16-8 overall record and went 5-3 in conference play, finishing in third place behind Whittell and Coleville. The day started out… [More…]

Serpent Athletes Honored

The following Mineral County High School students made “All League” for their athletic contributions on the football field and volleyball court. Those honored for Serpent Mineral County football were: Andre Davis (first team defensive back and first team wide receiver); Tyler Smith (second team defensive lineman); Robert McFalls (second team defensive lineman); Chance Sterns (second… [More…]

Lady Serpents Lose Home Opener

After sweeping both games of a double-header at Excel Christian the week before, the Mineral County High volleyball team hit a rough patch. The Lady Serpents fell 3-1 at Coleville last Tuesday evening before dropping all three sets against Virginia City in their first home game of the season Friday night. “It was a disappointing… [More…]

Lady Serpents season over, but coach optimistic for future

Eureka closed the doors on the Lady Serpents softball team on May 9, in snow-riddled games in Eureka. Despite the Serpents’ record, Coach Courtney Quintero is truly optimistic. “We lost both games. In the second game it started really snowing and it ended up getting called,” Quintero said. “Amanda  ( Rivero ) had to pitch… [More…]

Serpents open up playoffs this week

By Eric Dahlberg, MCIN Staff It’s win or go home time for the Mineral County High boys and girls basketball teams. With the regular season now in the rearview mirror, both Serpent squads will fight for a spot in state when they take the floor in the single-elimination NIAA Division IV Northern region tournament in Reno… [More…]

Lady Serpents roll past Whittell

The Mineral County High girl’s basketball team may be finding its stride. On Jan. 17 the Lady Serpents hosted the Whittell Warriors, in a game critical to reclaiming the team’s faltering mojo. Mineral County was able to claim an easy victory, 38-25. “At first we thought it was going to be a real easy game,… [More…]

Lady Serpents fall to Pyramid Lake, Coleville

The Mineral County High girl’s basketball team hit a snag last week on a journey it hopes will end in the playoffs. When the Lady Serpents suited up against Pyramid Lake, they expected a hard fought contest followed by a pair of easy wins. But nothing seemed to go as planned, and the Serpents went… [More…]

Lady Serpents route Excel Christian at home

The Mineral County High girls basketball team easily defeated the Excel Christian Warriors in what amounted to an exhibition game at home on Jan. 4. The score was 56-16. The Lady Serpents, undefeated in conference play, squared off against an Excel junior varsity team because of a scheduling error, said Foster Kenton, Lady Serpents’ coach.… [More…]

Lady Serpents will lean on veteran leadership

When the Mineral County High girls’ basketball team traveled to Reno in March for the zone playoffs, it was expected to bring home a state title. But fate, monstrous and empty, was not with them. An inbound pass took a bad bounce, and the girls were knocked out early in the tournament. Amidst the disappointment… [More…]