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Teens who helped save driver to be honored by Clark County Commission
Gage Hanley, 17, and Daxton Longman, 17. (Gage Hanley and Moapa Valley High School)
By MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSON
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Without a moment’s hesitation, the boys ran into the cold, dark water.
Minutes before, the two Moapa Valley High School juniors had been eating chicken tenders at The Inside Scoop restaurant in Overton.
But as Gage Hanley drove his Ford F-150 toward home in Overton just after nightfall on Dec. 16, he and Daxton Longman noticed something peculiar about a quarter-mile south of the Yamashita Bridge.
A group of people surrounded two cars stopped on the side of Moapa Valley Boulevard. The boys saw a pair of headlights below, partially submerged in a stream.
Gage parked, and the boys sprang into action.
They scurried down the embankment, slipping on loose dirt as they went and flying past two men calling out to the wrecked car’s driver. Gage and Daxton ran into the waist-deep water and began wading upstream.
“We’ve played in that river since I can remember us being friends,” Daxton said. “We’ve fished in it, we’ve swam in it, all sorts of stuff. So it’s natural to us.”
They saw a deployed airbag and a woman sitting behind the wheel of a white Nissan Altima. Her door was ajar, and the cold water was pooling around her ankles.
The boys scurried over the car’s hood and pulled her out through the passenger side. Using a rope tied to a FedEx truck, all three climbed back up to the road.
The driver, 52-year-old Lidia Pena of Overton, was not injured, according to a Nevada Highway Patrol crash report. She wrecked the car in a distracted-driving incident.
Clark County commissioners will present Gage and Daxton, both age 17 and residents of Logandale, with the county’s Medal of Honor at the commission’s regular meeting Tuesday.
“I’m glad we had the guts to do it, because a lot of people didn’t,” Gage said. “But I don’t feel special for going in. It just seemed like right place and right time.”
It was a cold and windy day for the first Challenge Shoot of 2017!
Here are the JANUARY 2017 CHALLENGE SHOOT RESULTS
January 14th Challenge/Pledge Shoot
Location: Clark County Shooting Complex
Registration at 8:30
Shoot Starts 9:00
100 16 yard Targets
$30 entry which includes Lunch
Pre register by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn points for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place in each division (Varsity, Jr. Varsity, Intermediate Entry, Intermediate Advanced and Rookie. Earn additional points for Attendance and proper attire. These points accumulate throughout the year with trophies presented at our Christmas Party in December 2017. Quarterly Awards given each quarter. The more challenge shoots you attend, the more points you accumulate. Accumulative Point Standings will be posted on the Website.
This is also the date of our Pledge shoot. The Athlete collecting the most money will receive a case of shells. Additionally, each Athlete will receive 25% of what they collect back in the form of shells or shoot tickets.
Here is the target pledge form: 2017-target-pledge-sheet
The Silver State Claybreakers celebrated their 2016 season with an end of the year Christmas party & awards presentation.
After a few rounds of buddy shoots and an Annie Oakley, the athletes and their parents enjoyed a “pot luck” lunch. Special recognition was given to Shane Collins for his first 25 Straight patch and Steven Sloan for 2016’s Most Improved Shooter. Congrats!
Many of our athletes were awarded for moving up one or multiple levels of shooting proficiency.
Here is the list of patches earned and awarded: 2016-patches-earned-and-awarded
Here is the 2016 point totals: 2016-points-earned
Join us for this year’s Party and Pot luck Lunch! All family shooters are welcome to participate. Click the below link for full details.
Our first monthly challenge shoot with a fantastic turn out. Thank you for coming out and participating. Congratulations Jack Evans for 1st place Varsity. Congratulations Travis Martin for 1st place Junior Varsity. Also, congrats to Travis for running his first “25 Straight”! Congratulations Seth Hurst for 1st place Intermediate Advanced. Congratulations to Monte Williams for 1st place Intermediate Entry. We are super excited for the potential in all our shooters this year. You are all doing a fantastic job!