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UNLV forwards Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith react during the final minutes of their game against New Mexico on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at the Thomas & Mack Center. New Mexico won 68-56.
Former UNLV players go undrafted; Lobo top Mountain West pick in NBA Draft
Rebels basketball: Cameron Bairstow joins former teammate in Chicago, SDSU's Xavier Thames one of last picks and Nick Johnson continues Findlay Prep's draft-night presence
Thursday, June 26, 2014
This always seemed like a possibility when the decisions were made, but going undrafted is certainly not what UNLV's Khem Birch and Roscoe Smith had in mind when they left school a year early.
Silverado High School graduate and New York Mets minor leaguer Chasen Bradford was recently promoted to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.
Local product Bradford living out a dream by pitching at Cashman Field for 51s
las vegas 51s:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Las Vegas 51s pitcher Chasen Bradford was walking to the clubhouse Monday after pregame warmups when he ran into a familiar face. Mary Wilmore, the Triple-A franchise’s longtime security guard, is on a first-name basis with most at Cashman Field. For Bradford, a 24-year-old reliever promoted to the 51s two weeks ago from Double-A Binghamton (N.Y), their relationship ...
Nate Grimes dunks during Las Vegas Knicks practice at Western High School Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The club team has gone from starting its program to being nationally ranked in three years. Now they have a sponsorship from Reebok.
Local class of 2015 loses one of its many talented basketball players
prep basketball:
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The local basketball players in the class of 2015 would rival almost any national group of area talent in their class. However, in recent weeks that group got a little smaller.
Faith Lutheran lineman John Molchon.
Faith Lutheran lineman Molchon has 8 scholarship offers, takes humble approach to process
high school football:
Saturday, June 21, 2014
John Molchon isn’t trying to keep a secret. It just appears that way ...
Bishop Gorman senior center Stephen Zimmerman prepares for a rebound during Team USA U18 training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo. Zimmerman and Gorman teammate Chase Jeter, both UNLV targets, will compete in the FIBA Americas Championship from June 20-24, 2014.
Quest for gold once again unites Bishop Gorman teammates
Friday, June 20, 2014
When Chase Jeter found out he didn’t make the final cut for Team USA’s Under-18 squad, he had little time to dwell on it. Jeter, a class of 2015 center at Bishop Gorman High, was one of three players sent home last weekend from training camp in Colorado Springs, Colo., where the U18 squad will compete ...
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.
Gorman senior replaces UNLV freshman on Team USA U18 squad
Rebels quick hits:
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Team USA’s Under-18 squad will feature two Bishop Gorman teammates after all. Chase Jeter, who was one of the 15 players remaining in camp before the final cut, was added to the roster Wednesday evening to replace incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan.
Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman moves a rebound up court against Centennial during their game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Bishop Gorman won the game 73-50.
UNLV freshman, Bishop Gorman teammates survive first Team USA cut
UNLV quick hits:
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Incoming UNLV freshman Dwayne Morgan and a couple of Rebel targets from Bishop Gorman High are among the 15 finalists for the Team USA Under-18 squad, it was announced today. Chase Jeter and Stephen Zimmerman are the only high school teammates on the roster.
Bishop Gorman High School players and coaches pose for a team portrait after defeating Reed High School of Sparks, Nev. in the Division I state high school football championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.
Bishop Gorman football ranked No. 13 in nation by MaxPreps’ Preseason Top 25
Monday, June 2, 2014
The nation will be watching Bishop Gorman’s quest to win a sixth straight state championship in football this fall. Gorman’s steak of dominance since Tony Sanchez took over as coach in 2009 has...
Findlay Prep players and coaches gather with teammate  Rashad Vaughn at a local McDonald's to honor him being  selected as a McDonald's All-American on Thursday, March 27, 2014.
Findlay Prep promotes from within for next head coach
prep basketball:
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Findlay Prep didn’t have to go outside its offices to find its next head coach. Associate head coach Andy Johnson, who’s been with the program the past five years, has been promoted to the staff’s top spot, the Henderson International School announced Tuesday evening.
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 ...

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