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Las Vegas High linebacker Jacob Anderson (9) walks off the field Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, after Las Vegas lost to Green Valley 39-38.
If 80 percent of high school teams make the playoffs, what’s the point of the regular season?
ray brewer:
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
In a day and age where everyone gets a participation medal, high school sports in the Las Vegas area will take its mediocrity to a new and embarrassing level over the next two years ...
Susan Spencer, former general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, poses at Rancho High School Monday, April 7, 2014. Spencer's nonprofit A Level Playing Field has given more than $30,000 of equipment and funds to the Rancho HS football team.
‘Ms. Susan’: Rancho team’s hero
Angels in the valley:
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Susan Spencer, the only female general manager in NFL history, has become the de facto general manager ...
The Liberty High baseball team celebrates beating Centennial 5-3 in the Division-I state championship game.
Liberty baseball wins program's first state title
high school sports:
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Nick Didier had plans of turning the Liberty High baseball program into a championship-contending team immediately. Then, the Patriots won just 12 games. And the following year ...
Centennial baseball player Alex Kenney and teammates wait to hit during practice Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
Centennial baseball has momentum for state tournament after upset of Gorman
high school sports:
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
When baseball players walk to class at Centennial High, they frequently see banners hanging in the courtyard offering encouragement to the school’s athletic teams in the state tournament. Centennial is good in virtually every sport, winning championships and regularly sending teams on deep playoff runs. But that hasn’t been the case recently in baseball. There had been little reason to celebrate — well ...
Chaparral High School baseball coach David Soto addresses players during the 2013 playoffs.
Chaparral baseball’s journey to state tournament one of overcoming long odds
ray brewer:
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
The foul ball landed in the parking lot at Chaparral High and was retrieved by a student walking home from class. He heaved the baseball about 40 yards back onto the field with such velocity that then first-year coach Dave Soto took notice. He went to recruit the student to become the program’s newest player. ..
Bishop Gorman High School baseball coach Nick Day smiles during an interview at the school Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Day is coming under fire after the Gaels were eliminated from contention for a state title by Centennial — a team they beat 13-0 two weeks ago — in the Sunset Regional championship game. They lost twice to Centennial in the tournament.
The natives sure get restless when Gorman doesn’t win
high school sports:
Monday, May 19, 2014
The high school baseball season was over for about one hour Saturday for Nevada power Bishop Gorman when my phone rang. “When are they going to get rid of Nick Day?,” the caller ridiculously asked about the job status of the fourth-year Gorman coach. That’s how I learned ...
Liberty High lineman Noah Jefferson, shown during his junior year against Eldorado, recently received a scholarship offer from USC.
Liberty lineman wastes little time in committing to USC
high school recruiting:
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Liberty High 2015 defensive lineman Noah Jefferson said Monday he was close to committing to the USC football program. It didn't take long to pull the trigger ...
Liberty High lineman Noah Jefferson, shown during his junior year against Eldorado, recently received a scholarship offer from USC.
Liberty’s Noah Jefferson on USC offer: ‘I might commit to them sometime soon’
high school football:
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
During a Liberty High football team spring practice Monday, coaches referred to their star lineman Noah Jefferson as “Jadeveon” or “Clowney” in comparing Jefferson to top NFL Draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. Jefferson was offered a scholarship last week by USC ...
UNLV running back Tim Cornett runs a drill at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014.
UNLV’s Cornett, Gorman grad Grimble get their NFL chance
sports:
Sunday, May 11, 2014
No players with Las Vegas ties were selected in this year’s NFL Draft, which concluded Saturday with the final four rounds. Two will still get a crack in the league ...
Bishop Gorman forward Zach Collins blocks a shot by Centennial's Aaron Turner during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
Gorman big man is Las Vegas area’s next elite basketball recruit
high school basketball:
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Zach Collins couldn’t dunk until his freshman season at Bishop Gorman High. Despite Collins standing 6-foot-6, his athleticism was still evolving, and his style of play didn’t include soaring above the rim. That changed one day after practice. He dunked for the first time, a milestone for any player. Now, he has another milestone ...
Bishop Gorman's Noah Robotham, left, dives for a loose ball during a game against Centennial High School at Bishop Gorman Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013. Centennial's Malcolm Allen is at right. Bishop Gorman beat Centennial 79-71 in double overtime.
Gorman’s Robotham picks Akron
high school recruiting:
Friday, May 9, 2014
Bishop Gorman High point guard Noah Robotham, the state’s Gatorade player of the year, verbally committed to Akron basketball today on social media.
Las Vegas High's Mark Gil Gacutan, left, and his twin brother, Mark Anthony Gacutan, pose at Las Vegas High School on Monday, May 5, 2014.
Being big will pay big dividends for twins on Las Vegas High’s offensive line
high school football:
Thursday, May 8, 2014
If doctors were correct in their diagnosis, being this big should have led to an early death for twins Mark Anthony and Mark Gil Gacutan. Instead, being this big will lead to college football scholarships ...
USC tight end and Bishop Gorman graduate Xavier Grimble practices with the team at Bishop Gorman on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013.
NFL Draft shows how far Las Vegas has come in developing its players
ray brewer:
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
During this week’s NFL Draft, Bishop Gorman grad Xavier Grimble is projected as a late-round pick. If the tight end is selected, it will be the fifth-straight year a former Las Vegas player is tabbed for one of the most sought-after jobs in the world. That’s a sign our brand of high school football is evolving into a respectable product ...
Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman pulls a rebound away from Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime.
Gorman's Zimmerman trims his list of suitors to 8, including hometown UNLV
Teammate Chase Jeter, who plans to decide before July, still also considering UNLV
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Bishop Gorman High big man Stephen Zimmerman has basketball scholarship offers from more than 20 college programs. Tuesday, he cut the list to 8, including ...
Cimarron Memorial student Tim Wooters works on squats in the school's new weight room Tuesday, April 22, 2014.
A fitting recipent for coaching legend Spencer’s scholarship
Friday, April 25, 2014
Tim Wooters was the type of high school football player Greg Spencer would have wanted to coach. ...

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