The Nevada State Horseshoe Pitching Championship tournament was held in Hawthorne on Aug. 25 and 26.
The event, held at Lions Park, used 15 out of the 16 courts available.
“Hawthorne did a remarkable job taking care of us. Christina Boyles, the parks and recreational director, was great preparing the area,” Mike Norton, who coordinated the event, explained.
Two Mineral County locals participated in the event. Russ Hall and World Champion Kenton Foster, Jr. Hall and Foster provided the equipment and t-shirts for the event. Thirty-three pitchers from Nevada turned out for the sanctioned tournament.
After the tournament was complete, many throwers stayed until dark just to pitch shoes.
This year, Kenton took home the championship.
The 2019 Nevada State Horseshoe Pitching Championship tournament will be held in Hawthorne next year and on Sunday, residents are invited to come out and play stated Norton.
The following also placed first during the championship:
Harold Holbrook (Elders Championship); Lance Hahaj (Mens B); Victor Williams, Sr. (Mens C); Foster Kenton, Jr. (Mens Championship); Elaine Perry (Mixed) and Carol Lanfair (Womens Championship).