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Laughlin, NV: The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship begins today.

Laughlin, NV: The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship begins today.

The 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, powered by Monster Energy, is being held from Thursday, April 13th, 2017 to Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is an epic race for Best In The Desert, in collaboration with our Mad Media and UTV Underground partners; we are proud to bring you this great event for UTV’s, Motorcycles and Quads.

**** Schedule of Events: ****

** On Thursday, April 13th, 2017: **

  • From 9:00am to 3:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency Vendor Set Up.
  • At 5:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Pit Crew Challenge.

The UTV World Championship begins Thursday night at The Riverside Resort with the first annual UTV World Championship Pit Crew Challenge. The top UTV teams will battle head to head for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

  • At 7:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge – Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC Official Kick Off-Party:

Immediately following the pit crew challenge will be the official UTV World Championship kick-off party at the Losers’ Lounge inside the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

** On Friday, April 14th, 2017: **

  • From 8:00 am to 10:45am PT: Race Track: Family Fun Poker Run:

The 3rd Annual UTV World Championship Poker Run will also be held Friday.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for UTV owners to drive their UTVs on the UTV World Championship race course! Onsite registration will be held at Don’s Celebrity Theatre inside the beautiful Riverside Resort and Casino.

Entries are extremely limited those wishing to participate are encouraged to get in line early.

Advance sign-up is available through Best in the Desert Racing Association by visiting their Best in the Desert website.

Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be given out to the drivers with the top poker hands!

  • From 9:00am to 5:00pm PT: Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency:

On Friday, the world’s biggest off road UTV festival, the UTV World Championship Tech and Contingency, will take over the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

Those in attendance will be able to view the largest collection of UTV’s in the world and have exclusive access to the latest parts and accessories from the top UTV parts manufactures from around the globe.

This is a fantastic chance for UTV owners to save hundreds on OEM and aftermarket parts for their machines!

The race vehicles will be on display as hundreds of UTV race teams parade them through a massive vendor set-up.

Official UTV World Championship merchandise will be available and racers will be on hand to sign autographs and and take pictures!

  • At 4:00pm PT: Tech and Contingency: UTVWC Contingency Raffle:

The UTVWC Contingency Raffle will include over $50,000 in prizes.

** On Saturday, April 15th, 2017: **

  • At 6:30am PT: Race Track: Motorcycle and Quad Race.
  • At 10:00am PT: Race Track: Desert UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 2:30pm PT: Race Track: Youth Production 170 and Unlimited 250 UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 3:15pm PT: Race Track: Short Course UTV World Championship Race.
  • From 7:00pm to 9:00pm PT: Harrah’s Beach: Awards Ceremony Party.
  • At 9:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge at Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC After Party.

The race track is located north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, west of Thomas Edison Drive, and south of Laughlin Highway.

The races will begin just to the northwest of the intersection of Thomas Edison Drive and Bruce Woodbury Drive.

The race track route includes 2 crossing along Needles Highway.

Needles Highway, between Bruce Woodbury Drive and Laughlin Highway will be closed during the races, and motorists will be detoured to either Thomas Edison Drive or South Casino Drive.

All events at the UTV World Championship are “FREE” and the family friendly atmosphere promises to be a great event for all in attendance.

** More information regarding the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is at the following website addresses: **

  • UTV World Championship:

http://utvworldchampionship.com

  • Best In The Desert:

http://bitd.com

**** Come Party, Race And Spectate!! ****

** Flyer and Map Pictures from 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship and Best in the Desert. **

Laughlin, NV: Get Ready for the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship.

Laughlin, NV: Get Ready for the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship.

Get Ready for the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship, powered by Monster Energy, being held from Thursday, April 13th, 2017 to Saturday, April 15th, 2017 in Laughlin, Nevada.

Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is an epic race for Best In The Desert, in collaboration with our Mad Media and UTV Underground partners; we are proud to bring you this great event for UTV’s, Motorcycles and Quads.

**** Schedule of Events: ****

** On Thursday, April 13th, 2017: **

  • From 9:00am to 3:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency Vendor Set Up.
  • At 5:00pm PT: At the Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Pit Crew Challenge.

The UTV World Championship begins Thursday night at The Riverside Resort with the first annual UTV World Championship Pit Crew Challenge. The top UTV teams will battle head to head for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

  • At 7:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge – Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC Official Kick Off-Party:

Immediately following the pit crew challenge will be the official UTV World Championship kick-off party at the Losers’ Lounge inside the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

** On Friday, April 14th, 2017: **

  • From 8:00 am to 10:45am PT: Race Track: Family Fun Poker Run:

The 3rd Annual UTV World Championship Poker Run will also be held Friday.

This is a one of a kind opportunity for UTV owners to drive their UTVs on the UTV World Championship race course! Onsite registration will be held at Don’s Celebrity Theatre inside the beautiful Riverside Resort and Casino.

Entries are extremely limited those wishing to participate are encouraged to get in line early.

Advance sign-up is available through Best in the Desert Racing Association by visiting their Best in the Desert website.

Thousands of dollars in cash and prizes will be given out to the drivers with the top poker hands!

  • From 9:00am to 5:00pm PT: Riverside Resort and Casino’s South Parking Lot: Tech and Contingency:

On Friday, the world’s biggest off road UTV festival, the UTV World Championship Tech and Contingency, will take over the Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino.

Those in attendance will be able to view the largest collection of UTV’s in the world and have exclusive access to the latest parts and accessories from the top UTV parts manufactures from around the globe.

This is a fantastic chance for UTV owners to save hundreds on OEM and aftermarket parts for their machines!

The race vehicles will be on display as hundreds of UTV race teams parade them through a massive vendor set-up.

Official UTV World Championship merchandise will be available and racers will be on hand to sign autographs and and take pictures!

  • At 4:00pm PT: Tech and Contingency: UTVWC Contingency Raffle:

The UTVWC Contingency Raffle will include over $50,000 in prizes.

** On Saturday, April 15th, 2017: **

  • At 6:30am PT: Race Track: Motorcycle and Quad Race.
  • At 10:00am PT: Race Track: Desert UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 2:30pm PT: Race Track: Youth Production 170 and Unlimited 250 UTV World Championship Race.
  • At 3:15pm PT: Race Track: Short Course UTV World Championship Race.
  • From 7:00pm to 9:00pm PT: Harrah’s Beach: Awards Ceremony Party.
  • At 9:00pm PT: Loser’s Lounge at Riverside Resort and Casino: UTVWC After Party.

The race track is located north of Bruce Woodbury Drive, west of Thomas Edison Drive, and south of Laughlin Highway.

The races will begin just to the northwest of the intersection of Thomas Edison Drive and Bruce Woodbury Drive.

The race track route includes 2 crossing along Needles Highway.

Needles Highway, between Bruce Woodbury Drive and Laughlin Highway will be closed during the races, and motorists will be detoured to either Thomas Edison Drive or South Casino Drive.

All events at the UTV World Championship are “FREE” and the family friendly atmosphere promises to be a great event for all in attendance.

** More information regarding the 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship is at the following website addresses: **

  • UTV World Championship:

http://utvworldchampionship.com

  • Best In The Desert:

http://bitd.com

**** Come Party, Race And Spectate!! ****

** Flyer and Map Pictures from 2017 Polaris RZR UTV World Championship and Best in the Desert. **

 

 

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Lady Stangs receives proclamation from City of Needles Mayor.

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles Lady Stangs receives proclamation from City of Needles Mayor.

Needles Lady Stangs Coach Manuel Calderon and the Needles Lady Stangs received a proclamation from City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget for winning the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

The proclamation was presented to the Needles Lady Stangs was held during the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting held on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers in Needles, California.

The Lady Stangs of Needles High School won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 against Agassi Prep Stars 64 to 54 on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor will be presenting a proclamation to the Needles Lady Stangs on Tuesday.

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: City of Needles Mayor will be presenting a proclamation to the Needles Lady Stangs on Tuesday.

City of Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget will be presenting a proclamation to Needles Lady Stangs Coach Manuel Calderon and the Needles Lady Stangs for winning the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship at the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 inside the Needles City Council Chambers located off the J Street, next to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station sign and flag pole, at the Needles Civic Center located at 1111 Bailey Avenue in Needles, California.

Parking is located around the Needles Civic Center just off of J Street near the Needles Recreation Center or just off of Bailey Avenue near the San Bernardino County Needles Branch Library building.

The Lady Stangs of Needles High School won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 against Agassi Prep Stars 64 to 54 on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget talked about the Needles Lady Stangs of Needles High School winning the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 with ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez after a Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting was held on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017.

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez then asked Needles Mayor Edward T. Paget about inviting the Needles Lady Stangs team to the Needles City Council Meeting to thank them for their work and suggested bringing the win home to our community.

ZachNews will be at the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting and will have pictures and video from the proclamation presentation.

** Pictures from ZachNews. **

Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles’ Lady Stangs brings home the win for Needles, California.

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Sports Update!!: Needles, CA: Needles’ Lady Stangs brings home the win for Needles, California.

The community of Needles, California are celebrating after the Lady Stangs of Needles High School won the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association (N.I.A.A.) Class 2A State Basketball Championship Final 2017 against Agassi Prep Stars on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 inside Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.

**** Final Score: Girls Basketball: ****

– Needles’ Lady Stangs: 64

– Agassi Prep Stars: 54

The Girls Basketball State Championship is a part of the “2017 NIAA Girls Basketball Playoffs – 2017 NIAA Class 2A State Girls” tournament.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews Photojournalist Zachary A. Lopez broke the win on ZachNews and was at Needles High School capturing the team’s arrival and all of the celebration and

Families and friends were at Needles High School in Needles, California, with signs posted and held up, welcoming the Needles’ Lady Stangs back home.

As the team arrived off Interstate 40 in Needles, California, they were greeted by the lights and sirens of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and Baker Emergency Medical Service as they were escorted west on J Street, north on Bailey Avenue, east on Washington Street, and north on Park Avenue where their families and friends gathered in the Needles High School parking lot.

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** Pictures from ZachNews: **

The team got out of the vans and were seen jumping for joy, giving hugs to their family and friends, and holding high to the crowd the championship trophy.

The team then began to all sing Queen’s “We Are The Champions”.

ZachNews spoke with some of the players and coach about the win and the moments leading up to this win.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews spoke to the Needles’ Lady Stangs Team about the win and the moments leading up to the win.

Brenna Chavez tells ZachNews that “It felt amazing!!” wining the championship.

So many downs and backs, so much hard work, it was just unreal… it was totally earn,” said Brenna Chavez.

The Needles’ Lady Stangs Team thanked all fo their family, friends, and fans for their love and support.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **

ZachNews spoke to the Needles Lady Stangs Coach about the win and the moments leading up to the win.

Needles Lady Stangs Coach Manuel Calderon tells ZachNews that, “To tell you the truth, It’s probably the greatest victories I had as a coach. Tremendous group of young ladies. If tonight is any indication of how much heart they had. You know, we got down and early in the game, and they just relentlessly fought back every minute of the game until we felt that we had a good chance of winning the game and from that point, they just knew that they weren’t going to be denied. Like I said; tremendous heart, tremendous performance tonight, and I’m very proud of every single one of those individuals.”

** Congratulations to the Needles’ Lady Stangs!! **

Stay tuned to ZachNews for more news updates with more information regarding the Needles Lady Stangs championship win.

Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Pictures: N.I.A.A. State Basketball Championship Final 2017: Needles’ Lady Stangs arrive to Needles High School after winning the championship final.

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Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Pictures: N.I.A.A. State Basketball Championship Final 2017: Needles’ Lady Stangs arrive to Needles High School after winning the championship final.

Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Video: N.I.A.A. State Basketball Championship Final 2017: Needles’ Lady Stangs arrive to Needles High School after winning the championship final.

Sports Alert!!: Needles, CA: Video: N.I.A.A. State Basketball Championship Final 2017: Needles’ Lady Stangs arrive to Needles High School after winning the championship final.

** Video from ZachNews on YouTube: **