It’s not unusual for Lincoln County to have all its teams in a given season make it to the playoffs in football, basketball, baseball or softball.
But it has been awhile since the Lynx and Panther football teams have both been regular season league champions.
It hasn’t happened since 2008. That year, PVHS won the first of their current record seven straight state titles, and LCHS lost to Mountain View in the first round.
Here in 2015, Lincoln (9-1) has again won the Southern Division III title and will host No. 4 The Meadows (6-4) tonight in Panaca at 7 p.m. Lincoln won the regular season game with the Mustangs 22-20 in overtime.
Pahranagat Valley (9-0) puts their 90-game win streak on the line in the first round of the Division IV playoffs hosting Beatty (4-5) tonight at 7 p.m. The Panthers won the regular season game at Beatty, 50-8, which was played in the outfield of the Hornets’ baseball field,
In other Division III games, White Pine (6-3) goes to Needles (8-1), Yerington (9-0) hosts West Wendover (3-6), and Pershing County (5-4) goes to Battle Mountain (6-3).
Also in Division IV tonight, Virginia City (6-2) will be at Eureka (8-0), and Carlin (9-1) at Whittell (9-0). Tonopah (7-2) played at Spring Mountain (7-2) earlier this afternoon.
In volleyball, both Lincoln and Pahranagat are in the one-day tournaments for their respective divisions on Saturday. The four-team Division III tourney is at Agassi Prep where No. 4 Lincoln (19-12) faces No. 1 White Pine (26-1) at noon and No. 3 Meadows (7-9) plays No. 2 Calvary Chapel (18-9) at 1:45. The winners meet for the championship at 4 p.m. and both teams will advance to state Nov. 13-14 at Coronado in Las Vegas and Foothill High in Henderson.
Pahranagat Valley, the two-time defending league and state champions, hosts the four-team Division IV tourney Saturday. PVHS and Sandy Valley have first round byes.
Indian Springs (7-8) played at Beatty (11-5) and Beaver Dam (6-6) went to Tonopah (9-14) on Wednesday in the first round.
Pahranagat (22-6) plays the Beatty-Indian Springs winner in one semifinal Saturday at noon. Sandy Valley (17-2) faces the Beaver Dam-Tonopah winner in the other semi-final at 1:45. Championship match is at 4 p.m. with both teams advancing to the state tournament Nov. 13-14 at Foothill High in Henderson.