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Banners from Cimarron Memorial's past football championships hang on the wall as students lift weights in their new weight room Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Cimarron football sees spike in player numbers, optimistic about future
kickoff 2014:
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 (1 p.m.)
For Cimarron-Memorial High football coach John Parcells, one figure shows his program is heading in the right direction. ...
From left, Coronado High School football  players Tanner Gorski, Jordan Rude and Justin Belknap July 21, 2014.
Eventful offseason sets stage for Coronado
kickoff 2014:
Before the start of the summer, Coronado coach Brad Talich brushed up on the NIAA’s offseason rules and plotted to get his team into as many competitions as allowed under the guidelines. The Cougars signed up for local 7-on-7 contests, San Diego State’s passing tournament and, most memorably, UNLV’s league...
From left, Virgin Valley High School football players Brayden Lee, Branden Haun and Junior Paongo on July 21, 2014.
Close-knit Virgin Valley undeterred by change, poised to keep moving forward
kickoff 2014:
Making the trek an hour south to Las Vegas from Mesquite twice in less than a month for football functions, Virgin Valley brought an entourage of coaches and players. The crew rarely left each other’s sides in either instance, smiling and laughing through every spare moment...
From left, Valley High School football  players Jason Johnson-Keppo, Kyler Jackson and Iyen Medlock July 21, 2014.
Valley football expects to be more competitive with new coach
kickoff 2014:
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
First-year Valley High coach David Durham has a simple goal for this season ...
High School Football Picks: Week 1
Monday, August 25, 2014
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their weekly picks for every high school football game.
From left, Spring Valley High School football  players Shiloh Fao, Christian Tasi and Drazen Tojic July 21, 2014.
No longer young, Spring Valley energized by move to Division 1A
kickoff 2014:
Monday, August 25, 2014
Spring Valley finally will shed its growing pains this season. The Grizzlies slogged through a pair of three-win seasons the past two years, relying primarily on underclassmen ...
From left, Eldorado High School football  players Joshua Brown, Luis Villarreal and Tyler Spivey July 21, 2014.
Onus falls on strong core of seniors to pull Eldorado out from bottom of standings
kickoff 2014:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Asked about the keys to the upcoming season, Eldorado coach Vernon Brown moves his head towards senior quarterback/defensive back Joshua Brown and senior receiver/defensive back Tyler Spivey and says their names...
Las Vegas High's Devon Colley (12) drives to the basket during their game at Canyon Springs in North Las Vegas Wednesday Jan. 22, 2014.
Las Vegas High’s Colley verbals with New Orleans basketball
high school recruiting:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Las Vegas High incoming senior Devon Colley verbally committed to the University of New Orleans, picking the Southland Conference school over offers from Idaho, Southern Utah, Northern Colorado and others. The 6-foot-1 ...
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:
Saturday, August 23, 2014
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:
Saturday, August 23, 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 ...
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...
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 ...

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