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From left, Green Valley High School football players Cordell Tidwell, Tafe Vete and Larry Norman July 21, 2014.

High-flying Green Valley primed for another big season
kickoff 2014:
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 (2 a.m.)
The Green Valley High defense is put in an unenviable situation every day at practice. It’s not easy to compete against an offense that was one of Las Vegas’ best last season...
From left,  Sunrise Mountain High School football  players Chance Edmondson, Wanya Calahan, Paul Hanlon and Matt Perry July 21, 2014.
New Sunrise Mountain coach brings exciting offense, enthusiasm to struggling program
kickoff 2014:
First-year Sunrise Mountain High coach Chris Sawyers didn’t know what to expect when he took over the program in the spring. He knew the Miners have been one of the worst programs in Nevada ...
Palo Verde quarterback Graeson Vereen takes part in their first official practice Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014.
Preseason all-city: Palo Verde senior, a dying breed in high school sports, highlights Sun’s team
kickoff 2014:
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Graeson Vereen is stuck playing high school sports in the wrong era. In a day and age when most athletes specialize in one sport, Vereen bucks the trend — he plays football and basketball for Palo Verde High. And he’s one of the area’s top ...
Green Valley players hoist the trophy after defeating Basic 36-33 in the annual Henderson Bowl game Friday, Sept. 16, 2011.
Analysis: 10 high school football games you can’t miss
High School Football:
Saturday, August 16, 2014
High school football isn’t as wildly followed in Southern Nevada as Texas, Florida, Ohio or in small towns across the nation. But, each year, the crowds continue to grow. This is arguably the state’s most significant high school football rivalry. The Henderson Bowl, the annual game between Basic and Green Valley highs, is arguably the ...
Bishop Gorman High School football players Noah Tialavea, Alize Jones, Nela Otukolo, Jackson Perry and Jabari Butler on Monday, July 21, 2014.
Preseason top 10: Gorman still the team to beat, others closing in
kickoff 2014:
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
The high school football team in the top spot of the Sun's preseason top-10 isn’t a surprise. Five-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman is also the nation’s No. 1 ranked team. And, judging by the Gaels’ lineup of Division I recruits ...
Garrett Scheer takes a shot during a Las Vegas Knicks practice at Western High School on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The club team has gone from starting its program to being nationally ranked in three years. Now it has sponsorship from Reebok.
Centennial’s Garrett Scheer picks Air Force basketball
high school recruiting:
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Centennial High’s Garrett Scheer, a 6-foot-6 small forward for the class of 2015, verbally committed today to ...
Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter spins to the basket against  Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
Bishop Gorman senior Jeter selects Duke over UNLV, others
UNLV basketball:
Monday, August 4, 2014
Chase Jeter won’t be following in his father’s footsteps, and that’s just fine with both parties. Today in Los Angeles, Chase Jeter appeared on ESPNU and announced that ...
Centennial's Eddie Davis, left, and Marcus Allen fight for a rebound with Bishop Gorman's Noah Robotham during their Division I state championship game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at the Orleans. Gorman won 69-43.
One athlete’s amazing story of earning a college scholarship
Ray Brewer:
Friday, August 1, 2014
Eddie Davis wanted to play in one last tournament with his AAU basketball team. But he was leaving in three weeks for a junior college in Montana and was advised by his father not to play for Hard 2 Guard last week in the Las Vegas Invitational at Spring Valley. Father knows best ...
Bishop Gorman coach Tony Sanchez yells to his players during the Gaels' game against Crespi on Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Bishop Gorman won the game 42-9.
Gorman football ranked No. 1 by USA Today, will be in hunt for national title
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The Bishop Gorman High football team could win more than a state championship this fall. The five-time defending Nevada large-school champions today were ranked...
Arbor View High lineman Keenen King is one of Southern Nevada's top college recruits for the class of 2016.
Arbor View junior lineman draws recruiting attention, grabs first offer
high school recruiting:
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Arbor View High junior football player Keenen King isn’t your typical big guy on the line. Yes, King is big — he’s 6-foot-5, 285 pounds and has the frame to continue growing. But he’s ...
Canyon Springs guard Jordan Davis salutes after scoring a fast-break basket against Las Vegas during their game Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Green Valley High School. Canyon Springs won 64-55.
Las Vegas Prospects guard wants to enjoy recruiting process, in no rush to commit
high school recruiting:
Saturday, July 26, 2014
On the Las Vegas Prospects' first possession Thursday in the Fab 48 at Bishop Gorman, point guard Jordan Davis wasted no time in making a statement. He aggressively took the ball to the basket for a contested lay-in, confirming he’d be the best ...
Bishop Gorman tight end Alize Jones pulls in a pass while taking part in the Gaels spring practice Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Bishop Gorman’s Alize Jones a preseason All-American
high school football:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
He’s the best high school football tight end in the nation. Bishop Gorman High senior Alize Jones today was named to the MaxPreps 2014 Preseason All-American Football team. He was the ...
Darrian Traylor, recovering from a knee injury, shoots over Bryon Grimes during Las Vegas Knicks practice Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at Western High.
Centennial guard makes up for lost time, picks UC Irvine basketball
high school recruiting:
Monday, July 14, 2014
Darrian Traylor was inpatient with sitting and waiting. This past season, when Centennial High advanced to the Sunset Regional championship game, Traylor sat helplessly on the bench watching his teammates lose to eventual state champion Bishop Gorman. Now he's making up for lost time. ...
Las Vegas basketball players, from left, Devon Colley, Ray Smith and Patrick Savoy Jr. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Injured Las Vegas High standout Smith picks Arizona basketball
high school recruiting:
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Ray Smith will likely miss his senior season in the winter with the Las Vegas High Wildcats basketball team after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee Thursday during a camp in Chicago. But ...
Jenni Mann is on a quest to become the National High School Rodeo Association's queen. Competition begins this weekend in Wyoming July 11, 2014.
Foothill HS student hopes to lasso title of National High School Rodeo Queen
Friday, July 11, 2014
Foothill High School senior-to-be Jenni Mann is on her way to Rock Springs, Wyo., to compete for the National High School Rodeo Queen title beginning …

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