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Summerlin community in brief
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
News briefs from the Summerlin area.
Longtime Las Vegas doctor, physician to boxers, dies
Monday, February 16, 2009
The longtime Las Vegas doctor who could be seen on the sidelines of both Las Vegas’ most famous boxing matches and its Pop Warner football games has died.
Cimarron-Memorial adds to its dynasty at state championship
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Cimarron-Memorial added to its wrestling dynasty Saturday night at the Winnemucca Events Center, winning its seventh large-school state title in the past decade. The Spartans scored 132 points in the two-day tournament, beating out second place Las Vegas High, which finished with 100 points.
A miniature pincher leans over and kisses Libby Caldara, a second grade student at The Meadows School, during her class field trip to Nevada SPCA. Each second grade class at The Meadows is taking separate field trips to the shelter to lean about adoption programs, animal training and to get a chance to interact with animals.
Meadows students raise money to help animals
Friday, February 13, 2009
"Come get your animal cookies!" Yovan Hirales yelled to his schoolmates from the other side of the large orange dog house front that served as the window to his baked goods stand. Yovan and other students at The Meadow School held their annual Second Grade Valentine's Bake Sale on Friday to benefit the Nevada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty for Animals.
Last day of traffic amnesty could yield $1 million
courts: At least 2,000 waited in line; midnight is deadline for online payments
Friday, February 13, 2009
It's the last day for amnesty. And today Christina Torres was set free from her outstanding traffic tickets.
Investigation threatens Desert Pines' top seed
Prep Basketball: Jaguars could forfeit up to three games, delay start of playoffs
Friday, February 13, 2009
An investigation into whether Desert Pines High used an ineligible player could determine if the school forfeits several games and delay Tuesday's start of the Sunrise Regional boys basketball tournament, officials said Friday. Administrators at Desert Pines opened an investigation Friday morning to determine if it played three games with an ineligible player, said Ray Mathis, the district's executive director of instructional support and student activities.
Al Stewart performs at 8 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Santa Fe Station.
British folk musician comes to Santa Fe Station
Friday, February 13, 2009
If Al Stewart had to pick the single he would best be known for, it wouldn't have been "Year of the Cat," the 6 1/2 minute love ballad that he plays these days like it's his business card.
Hospital offers free screenings at Heart Health Fair
Friday, February 13, 2009
The heart doctor will be in for the fourth annual free community Heart Health Fair Feb. 19 at the St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-San Martin Campus.
Cimarron-Memorial point guard Brayden Quackenbush directs traffic as his defensive unit sets up against Basic on Jan. 16.
Cimarron's 'Quack' not ducking duties
Prep Basketball:
Friday, February 13, 2009
Just like most basketball fans do not refer to Magic Johnson by his real name, those involved with the Cimarron-Memorial hoops program do not address Brayden Quackenbush by what is on his birth certificate. To the Spartans, their senior shooting guard is simply known as "Quack."
Palo Verde point guard D.J. Stennis jumps while defending Legacy's Mark Wedlow during a Panthers' home game.
Senior transfer becomes leader in first season at Palo Verde
Prep Basketball:
Friday, February 13, 2009
When D.J. Stennis was recently assigned to write a poem for his English class, deciding on a topic did not take long. Stennis, a Palo Verde senior, has a one-track mind these days — playing point guard for the Panthers' basketball team.
Liberty Baptist Academy student Mikel Simmons Jr. attempts a slam dunk during practice. He averages nearly 18 points and 17 rebounds per game.
Standing out in a crowd
Prep Basketball: Student's stature a real asset on the court at Liberty Baptist
Friday, February 13, 2009
o say Mikel Simmons Jr. stands out is an understatement. The Liberty Baptist Academy senior wears a size 18 shoe and is 6-foot-6, by far the tallest student in the small private school at Lake Mead and North Rainbow boulevards.
Top high schoolers flock to Las Vegas for annual volleyball classic
Prep Volleyball:
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Several of the nation's top female high school volleyball players will be in Southern Nevada Feb. 13 to 16 for the 23rd Annual Las Vegas Volleyball Classic.
Meadows' brothers win wrestling championship
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Pat Kenny's fourth 2A Southern League wrestling championship ended up being the sweetest yet. That is because The Meadows senior was able to win it along with his younger brother Mike Kenny, a freshman at the school.
Linda Sterner pauses for a photo while bowling at Texas Station.
Local bowler heading to hall of fame
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Linda Sterner is gearing up for another tour of Las Vegas's bowling alleys. For the past 25 years, the Northwest Las Vegas resident has spent March and April volunteering for the United States Bowling Congress' lane certification program.
Ballots due next week for Sun City fire station
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Ballots are due on Feb. 18 regarding a proposed Sun City Summerlin fire station.

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