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Canyon Springs basketball players, from left, Brandon Edmond, Shaquile Carr, Gerad Davis, Darrell McCall and Chris Nelson Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Canyon Springs scores more than 100 points in playoff opener
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Some feel the Canyon Springs High basketball team could challenge defending state champion Bishop Gorman for this year’s title. If Canyon Springs produces offensively like it did today in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals, those predictions could prove to be accurate.
Centennial basketball players, from left, Eddie Davis, Khalil Thompson and Troy Brown Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
UNLV recruiting target Troy Brown Jr. narrowly misses triple-double, helps Centennial advance in playoffs
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
What a difference a half makes. The Centennial High basketball team led by just one point today at halftime against visiting Palo Verde in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals, struggling against the Panthers’ guard-heavy lineup. The Bulldogs dominated the second half, though, in outscoring Palo Verde by 29 points in what wound up be a convincing 79-49 victory to advance to Thursday’s regional semifinals.
Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shepard and Austin Starr Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Foothill eliminates Green Valley in Sunrise quarterfinals
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Austin Starr scored 18 points today for the Foothill High basketball team in a 72-61 Sunrise Regional quarterfinal victory against visiting Green Valley.
Las Vegas basketball players, from left, Devon Colley, Ray Smith and Patrick Savoy Jr. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Las Vegas basketball tops Basic in quarterfinals, 84-68
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Ray Smith’s game-high 29 points helped the Las Vegas High basketball team down visiting Basic 84-68 today in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
Valley basketball players, from left, Shea Garland, Cam Burton and Spencer Mathis Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Valley makes quick work of Coronado, gears up for Canyon Springs rematch
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Gerard Harden and Spencer Mathis each scored 18 points today for the Valley High basketball team in a 83-56 victory against host Coronado in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
Arbor View basketball players, from left, Terrell Butler, Justin Burks and Charles Porter Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Burks' 39-point effort helps Arbor View avoid Legacy's upset bid
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Justin Burks scored 38 points today for the Arbor View High basketball team in a 90-80 victory against visiting Legacy in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals.
Arbor View basketball players, from left, Terrell Butler, Justin Burks and Charles Porter Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Playoff live blog: Teams must win 3 games in as many days to punch ticket to state tourney in Reno
high school basketball:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The two-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman High basketball team is the favorite to win it all again. But with the playoffs beginning tonight, the Gaels aren’t the lone team capable of winning the championship.
The Bishop Gorman Gaels make their entrance before the Sunset Regional semifinals against Palo Verde at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Friday, November 9, 2012.
Gorman football ranked nation's 8th best team since 2008
high school football:
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The Bishop Gorman High football team’s rise from Nevada power to a nationally respected program was validated today when the HSFB100 Dynasty Rankings listed Gorman as its No. 8 team since 2009.
High School Basketball Picks: Regional Playoffs
Monday, February 17, 2014
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate 10 of the biggest hoops games of the week.
Longtime Eldorado soccer coach Gerald Pentsil sits for a portrait Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
Why a state championship won't change this veteran coach's approach
ray brewer: Eldorado High’s Gerald Pentsil has been Sundevils' soccer coach for 25 years, making him one of the state's longest-tenured coaches
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Eldorado High’s Gerald Pentsil had been offered other soccer coaching and teaching positions numerous times. Some came from schools with more resources or in a perceived better part of Southern Nevada. But Pentsil was never tempted to leave, knowing his home is a place that needs him most — at-risk Eldorado in northeast Las Vegas. He’s been an earth science teacher and soccer coach at Eldorado since 1988, making him one of the state’s longest-tenured coaches.
High School Basketball Picks: Week 8
Monday, February 10, 2014
Las Vegas Sun sports reporters Ray Brewer and Case Keefer prognosticate 10 of the biggest hoops games of the week.
Bishop Gorman’s Charlotte Brascia, who is ranked the nation’s 48th best soccer player and has signed with Arizona, is spotlighted at an event recognizing Southern Nevada girls who earned scholarships to play in college.
Local soccer club sends 17 girls to colleges on national signing day
high school sports:
Friday, February 7, 2014
National signing day often seems to be a football-only event, receiving massive media attention as college programs restock their rosters. Wednesday, when athletes across the nation signed intent letters to declare their commitment to an university, more than high school football athletes signed on the dotted line. That’s especially true with one Las Vegas area soccer club.
Foothill basketball players, from left, Jalen Shepard and Austin Starr Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.
Third-quarter outburst shows Foothill basketball the real deal
high school basketball:
Friday, February 7, 2014
The Foothill high basketball team overcame a shaky first-half Thursday against host Basic, struggling with the Wolves’ full-court press and hostile crowd in falling behind by eight points at halftime. Then came the third quarter. Game over. Foothill outscored Basic 33-7, easily beating the press for uncontested points and draining a few 3-pointers on the way to a 84-63 victory.
Faith Lutheran football celebrates championship again, gets rings
high school football:
Thursday, February 6, 2014
What a difference a year makes. Last February, Vernon Fox took the stage in the Faith Lutheran auditorium and spoke to players for the first time as their football coach. He told them they would win — immediately. One year later, they returned to the same auditorium for another meeting with their coach. Like he predicted, they were winners.
Canyon Springs football players, from left, defensive back Raequan Bascombe, linebacker Isiah Carter, defensive lineman Rayshawn Henderson, running back Zaviontay Stevenson and defensive back A.J. Cooper.
Blog: He lost his mom to breast cancer this season, never quit fighting
national signing day:
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
The library at Canyon Springs High in North Las Vegas was so packed with supporters on national signing day, officials had to bring in more chairs to accommodate the crowd. The ceremony, during which seven football players signed their letter of intent to different levels of college football, quickly became emotional. Coach Hunkie Cooper delivered a powerful speech that left most in tears.

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