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Sam Morris

From left, Basic High School football players Chris Flum, Dallon Ellett and Cristian Morales July 21, 2014.

Basic emphasizing conditioning, teamwork to bounce back this season
kickoff 2014:
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 (2 a.m.)
It was already exhausting playing football at Basic High. Having cultivated so many rivalries as one of the valley’s oldest schools, the Wolves rarely have an easy game on their schedule ...
From left, Cheyenne High School football  players Erwin Burrell, Kyle Power and Joe Rose July 21, 2014.
Cheyenne football out for redemption after 2-win campaign
kickoff 2014:
In 2012, the Cheyenne High football team was one bad bounce away from playing in the state championship game. But they couldn’t duplicate the good play last year, winning just two games...
Bishop Gorman RB Jonathan Shumaker (#33) breaks free for another touchdown run with a stiff arm to the helmet of Brophy Prep LB Cole Wiegand (#7) on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Running game takes over for Gorman football in blowout win to open season
kickoff 2014:
Friday, August 22, 2014
Once Jonathan Shumaker broke into the open field and saw a clear path to the end zone, the Bishop Gorman High junior running back wasn’t only worried about scoring. “I was holding onto the ball ...
Bishop Gorman's Jonathan Shumaker (33) breaks free for a long touchdown run against Brophy Prep on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.
Blog: Gorman glides to 44-0 season-opening victory over Phoenix’s Brophy Prep
Kickoff 2014:
Friday, August 22, 2014
The Bishop Gorman High football team made this one look easy. Russell Booze and Jonathan Shumaker each had two rushing touchdowns to lead the Gaels to a 44-0 season-opening victory against Phoenix's Brophy Prep in ...
From left, Del Sol High School football  players Ervine James, Jesus Olivas, Trevor Lytle and Daniel Tyus July 21, 2014.
Del Sol optimistic it will be improved in new league
kickoff 2014:
Friday, August 22, 2014
After reaching the large-school state championship game in 2009, the Del Sol High football team has one playoff appearance in the past four seasons. Even worse, the Dragons ...
From left, Liberty High School football  players Joshua Bernard, Bryan Roland and Calvin Tubbs July 21, 2014.
Can anyone stunt Liberty’s growing Sunrise Region dynasty?
Kickoff 2014:
Friday, August 22, 2014
For an example of Liberty High’s recent supremacy on the gridiron, consider that kids starting high school as freshmen this year weren’t yet out of elementary school the last time the Patriots lost a game in the Sunrise Region. Liberty carries a streak of 38 straight wins against conference opponents — its last loss came to Del Sol in the 2009 Sunrise semifinals — into the upcoming season...
Bishop Gorman High School football players Noah Tialavea, Alize Jones, Nela Otukolo, Jackson Perry and Jabari Butler on Monday, July 21, 2014.
With challenging schedule, Gorman football plans to take one game at a time
kickoff 2014:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The message hasn’t changed all summer for the Bishop Gorman High football team. The Gaels’ goal is simple: Go 1-0. The five-time defending state champions open the season Friday ...
From left,  Moapa Valley High School football  players Andrew Huerta, Zach Hymas, Cole Mulcock and R.J. Hubert July 21, 2014.
Highly motivated Moapa Valley out for redemption, again a Division I-A favorite
kickoff 2014:
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Moapa Valley High was supposed to win this football game. The Pirates were undefeated heading into last season’s Division I-A state semifinals, looking to advance to the championship game for a seventh straight season. But they ...
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:
Wednesday, August 20, 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 ...
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:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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...
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 ...

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