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Being big will pay big dividends for twins on Las Vegas High’s offensive line
Thursday, May 8, 2014
high school football:
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 ...
Photo: After breaking a couple of tackles, Las Vegas High
Zanin-Banks of Las Vegas High verbally commits to Air Force; Bonanza's Knapp switches to Colorado-Mesa
Friday, January 31, 2014
high school recruiting:
Las Vegas High senior receiver Aaron Zanin-Banks verbally committed Thursday to the Air Force Academy football team, Wildcats coach James Thurman said.
Photo: Green Valley's Albert Lake (23) intercepts a deep
Albert Lake, Kyler Chavez and Green Valley dance into Sunrise title game
Saturday, November 16, 2013
high school football: Gators force seven turnovers against the Wildcats
Albert Lake and Kyler Chavez split the headlining duties. Between the two of them, they performed just about everything that could possibly be done on a football field. The Chavez and Lake Show, in the end, delivered Green Valley to a 47-34 victory over Las Vegas High in the second round of the playoffs.
Photo: Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron
Swenson's 7 touchdown passes gives Las Vegas playoff win aganst Basic
Saturday, November 9, 2013
high school football:
What a difference a week makes for the Las Vegas High football team. That’s especially true for its junior quarterback, Trevor Swenson. Swenson passed for more than 400 yards and seven touchdowns Friday, connecting four times with Aaron Zanin-Banks for scoring strikes in a 63-24 victory against host Basic in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals. Just last week Swenson had one of his worst games of the season, struggling against Canyon Springs’ stingy defense in a humbling loss, dropping Las Vegas to the No. 3 seed and a road game to start the playoffs.
Photo: (From right) Canyon Springs Kyhren Howard runs by
Canyon Springs has punt blocked, but scores on same play in topping Las Vegas
Saturday, November 2, 2013
high school football: The Pioneers' Kyhren Howard scoops up loose ball, races 67 yards for a touchdown in Canyon Springs' big win
Canyon Springs High football coach Hunkie Cooper has been around the game for decades and has never seen a play like this. The same is true for Las Vegas High’s James Thurman. Canyon Springs, holding a seven-point lead late in the third quarter Friday against host Las Vegas, was forced to punt from inside its own territory.
Photo: Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron
Offensive line opens holes for Las Vegas rushing attack against Valley
Thursday, October 24, 2013
high school football:
Las Vegas coach James Thurman knew whom to credit for his team’s convincing 59-14 victory over Valley. “Offensive line did a good job,” he said. “ It was an impressive showing, and those guys never get any credit.”
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Las Vegas shows no ill effects of last week's battle in win over Silverado
Friday, October 18, 2013
high school football:
Las Vegas defeated divisional rival Silverado 27-9 Friday night a week removed from its late-game 39-38 fall againt Green Valley.
Photo: Green Valley players hoist up kicker Conor Perkins
Familiar script: Green Valley erases double-digit deficit, wins big game on last-second field goal
Saturday, October 12, 2013
high school football: Gators' Conor Perkins drills a 37-yard field goal at the buzzer to send Green Valley past Las Vegas High, 39-38
The Green Valley High football team led just once Friday against visiting Las Vegas after the first quarter. The Gators, despite trailing by double digits late in the second quarter and being literally a yard — and a second — away from losing, pulled out the miraculous victory.
Photo: Arbor View High football players (from left) Jacob
Arbor View bounces back with 36-22 win at Las Vegas High
Saturday, October 5, 2013
high school football:
After a week’s worth of reflection, leave it to Arbor View coach Dan Barnson to summarize his team’s stunning 7-0 loss to Leagacy succinctly.
Photo: Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron
Las Vegas has record-setting night in 'Bone Game'
Friday, September 27, 2013
high school football:
The "Bone Game" high school football rivalry between Las Vegas and Rancho highs has a storied tradition dating back to the 1950s. Tonight, part of the rivalry’s history was rewritten.
Photo: Rancho football coach Tyrone Armstrong calls a pla
Rancho won't go down without a fight in 'Bone Game'
Thursday, September 26, 2013
ray brewer: Despite losing storied rivalry game against Las Vegas High the past 17 seasons, Rancho players will cherish their turn playing in the game
Don’t judge the Rancho High football team by its record or how badly it has performed in games the past few seasons. Don’t judge the Rams on the size or inexperience of their players. Don’t judge them by an ugly 17-season losing streak to Las Vegas High in the annual “Bone Game,” that rivalry that was at its peak back in the day when the teams were evenly matched but is still a source of pride for alumni. This year's game is 7 p.m. Friday at Rancho.
Photo: Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron
Las Vegas 'humbled' in loss at California school
Friday, September 20, 2013
high school football:
Trevor Swenson had a pair of first-half touchdowns today for the Las Vegas High football team, but it wasn’t enough to slow down California’s Rancho Verde High in a 66-14 road loss.
Photo: Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron
Las Vegas High's offense continues to produce, helps Wildcats pull away from Basic
Thursday, September 12, 2013
high school football:
Another week, another high-scoring effort by the Las Vegas High football team. One week after scoring 60 points in their opener, the Wildcats enjoyed another big output in a 56-28 victory against visiting Basic.
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Las Vegas High makes statement by blowing out Foothill
Saturday, September 7, 2013
high school football:
Las Vegas High turned heads in the local high school football community with its season opener Saturday night. One of valley’s most storied programs declared that it was back with another powerhouse team. The Wildcats got the message across by knocking around the fellow perennial playoff-contending Foothill Falcons with a 61-32 victory.
Photo: Las Vegas High football players (from left) Aaron
Las Vegas High hopeful it can return as one of the area's elite teams
Friday, September 6, 2013
high school football:
It’s been seven years since the Las Vegas High football team last hoisted the state championship trophy and three years since the Wildcats won the Sunrise Region title. Las Vegas coach James Thurman has a few ideas on why they have taken a step back to other teams in the area. Whether it was open enrollment strengthening programs at other schools in the Sunrise or Las Vegas having to play young players in key spots, the Wildcats haven’t been the dominating program as past seasons.

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