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SPARKS — It was a double overtime thriller but the Needles Mustangs varsity basketball team came up short against the Battle Mountain Longhorns 68-67 in the NIAA 2A State Semifinal on Feb. 23 in Sparks High School.

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LAS VEGAS — Needles High School’s Mustangs are the NIAA 2A South’s number two seed heading into the NIAA 2A State Championship round after defeating league rivals the Lake Mead Eagles 50-39 in overtime on Feb. 16 and falling to the Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Blue Knights 78-32 on Feb. 17 i…

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NEEDLES — The Needles High School Lady ’Stangs are heading to the NIAA 2A State Tournament as the number two seed after beating league rival Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Lady Blue Knights 58-42 on Feb. 16 and losing to the Lincoln County Lady Lynx 49-33 on Feb. 17 in Del Sol High School.

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Needles residents Madeline (Maddie) Keller, Lily Keller, Teagan Jones and Lincoln Jones have qualified for the Arizona Short Course Junior Olympics to be held Feb. 23-25 in Yuma, Ariz. Maddie Keller will be competing in the 50 meter freestyle, 50M backstroke, 50M breaststroke, 100M freestyle…

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The Mustangs senior varsity basketball players and their senior manager are joined by their families to celebrate their high school career during Senior Night in The Corral on Feb. 6. The 2018 seniors include (l to r) Irving Juarez, Marcus Mills, Manager Nicole Hooper, Jayden Yeager, Dillon …

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LAS VEGAS — Like the Lady ’Stangs in the noon league finals, Needles’ Mustangs enter 2A Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championship play as the second seed from the south league, after falling to the Democracy Prep Agassi Blue Knights 78-32 in the 2 p.m. game at Del Sol …

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LAS VEGAS — Early indications are the Needles Lady ’Stangs will make their 2A Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championship bid as the second seed from the south league, after falling to the Lincoln County Lady Lynx 49-33 at Del Sol High School on Feb. 17.

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  • By SAUL A. FLORES Needles Desert Star
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UPDATED FEB. 17, scores, dateline corrected. The Mustangs face the Democracy Prep Agassi Campus Blue Knights on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. in Del Sol High School for the southern league championship.

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  • By SAUL A. FLORES Needles Desert Star
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NEEDLES — With the third seed in the NIAA 2A South League playoffs on the line the Needles Mustangs ended their regular season by winning two crucial league games. The first, on Feb. 6, was against the Adelson Lions 61-45. The boys then won against the Calvary Chapel Lions 46-41, on Feb. 8.

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NEEDLES — The Needles Lady ’Stangs delivered two blowout NIAA 2A South League wins to end their regular season. First, on Feb. 6, against the Adelson Lady Lions 75-8; and then, on Feb. 8, against the Calvary Chapel Lady Lions 60-22.

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Participants in the winter Mini Cheer Camp line up for a picture around the Mustang mascot outside the Needles High School gym on Jan. 20, 2018. Offered a couple of times a year, the camps give younger cheerleading aspirants some experience in the sport.

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NEEDLES — With the NIAA 2A South League playoffs right around the corner the Needles Lady ’Stangs beat the Mountain View Lady Saints 52-15 on Jan. 30 and lost to the Lincoln County Lady Lynx 42-29 on Feb. 2.

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NEEDLES — The Needles Mustangs ended their regular season with an NIAA 2A South League away win against Calvary Chapel Lions on Feb. 6.

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NEEDLES — The Needles Lady ’Stangs ended their regular season with an NIAA 2A South League away win against Calvary Chapel Lady Lions on Feb. 6.

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NEEDLES — The Needles High School Mustangs are still in the hunt for third after getting two back-to-back much needed NIAA 2A South League wins against the Mountain View Saints 63-48 on Jan. 30 and Lincoln County Lynx 58-51 on Feb. 2.

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