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Learning from experience
Former minor leaguer now coaching with Boulder City Little League squad
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Like most young children, Boulder City's Al Kermode dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. He went through the Little League ranks, played in high school and college and was drafted. Kermode played in the minor leagues from 1992 to 1999.
Now, he's spending time coaching Boulder City Little League's Diamondbacks in the league's Majors division.
Boulder City girls back on top
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Boulder City High's girls basketball team is back in the state tournament for the first time since finishing as state runners-up in 2004.
Trinity guard leads all scorers in valley
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
The leading scorer in high school boys basketball this season might come as a surprise to most.
Trinity guard and Henderson resident Budweiser Hawkins III averaged 26.2 points per game to lead the valley and he's only a junior. Most fans probably aren't familiar with him because he played in the 1A classification, for schools with less than 169 students.
Boulder City boys enter State tournament as second seed
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The Boulder City High boys basketball team won its last 3A state championship 10 years ago. The current squad hopes to mark that anniversary by winning a title of its own.
Work pays off for Boulder City High wrestling champ
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
Having his hand raised by the referee in the state finals was the top moment in Allen Haines' wrestling career.
Haines, a Boulder City High junior, captured the 130-pound division title to make amends for last year when he lost in the finals.
Underdog boys team dethrones Faith Lutheran
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The Miracle on Ice; The Immaculate Reception; The Catch; Jordan's Flu Game.
Those are moments in sports history that will never be forgotten.
Heatwave swimmers end season on high note
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The Boulder City-Henderson Heatwave club swim team is wrapping up its short-course season, and coach Mike Polk said it has been a success.
Boulder City girls defeat Virgin Valley, 44-43, to go to state
Boulder City faces Lowry in state tournament
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
Boulder City High’s girls basketball team captured the 3A Southern League championship, Saturday night at Desert Oasis.
Moapa beats Boulder City, 63-55, in boys 3A Southern League final
Both teams move on to the 3A state playoffs
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009
After watching their female counterparts capture the 3A Southern League title, Boulder City High’s boys basketball team tried to give the school a sweep of the league’s basketball titles at Desert Oasis on Saturday night.
Boulder City upsets Faith Lutheran
Friday, Feb. 20, 2009
For the first time in four years there will be a new 3A boys basketball champion.
Boulder City High, the 3A Southern League's No. 4 seed upset top-seeded Faith Lutheran 62-54 on Thursday night in the semifinals of the league tournament at Desert Oasis.
Boulder City girls move one step closer to 3A title
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009
Boulder City High's girls basketball team advanced to the 3A Southern League title game with a 60-52 win against Moapa Valley on Thursday.
The Eagles also secured a berth in the 3A State tournament with the victory.
Eagle girls prep for league tourney
Boulder City set to face Moapa Valley in first round
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
The Boulder City High girls basketball team will face Moapa Valley in the first round of the 3A Southern League tournament on Feb. 19.
The teams split the regular season series with each squad winning at home. Boulder City won the first game 55-41 on Jan. 9, while Moapa Valley captured the second game 46-36 on Jan. 30.
Boulder City bowlers hopeful for next year
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
The first trip to the Sunrise Regional tournament turned out to be a brief trip for the Boulder City High girls bowling team.
But Eagles coach Rodney Ball said it is an experience that will benefit the team next season.
One win from state
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
It's time for some February Frenzy.
It may not have the same ring as March Madness, but then again high school basketball playoffs do not take place in March.
Palo Verde girls snag first ever postseason victory in overtime
Durango's Mia Bell scores 36, but Trailblazers sputter in extra period
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
Palo Verde's girls basketball team won its first ever postseason game by knocking off Durango 67-55 in overtime on Wednesday in the Sunset Regional quarterfinal.
Durango edges Mojave in thriller
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009
The Northwest Division's No. 3 team and the Southwest Division's No. 2 team proved to be nearly equal in the Sunset Regional quarterfinal on Tuesday.
Durango eked passed Mojave 58-56 to advance to the region semifinals on Thursday against host Palo Verde.
Top high schoolers flock to Las Vegas for annual volleyball classic
Thursday, Feb. 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.
Durango pulls out overtime thriller
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Durango's boys' basketball team defeated Sierra Vista 88-84 in overtime Wednesday night, finishing in second place in the Southwest Division behind Bishop Gorman to earn a home game in the first round of the Sunset Region tournament.
Boulder City sports recap
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
Boulder City High's girls bowling team is back in the playoffs.
The Eagles finished the season in third place in the Northeast Division to earn a berth in the postseason. They will take on the No. 2 team from the Southeast Division.
Fishing fans catching up on lake's shore
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009
It is a rare sight to travel past the fishing pond at Veterans Memorial Park and not find someone along the shore hoping to get a bite.
The lake is stocked with everything from a trout, catfish, blue gill and bass.
Wrestlers in good position to win state
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009
The coaches can sugar coat the truth as much as they want or try to downplay what took place on Feb. 7 at the 3A Southern League wrestling tournament.
But the truth is Boulder City administered a complete beat down to the rest of the 3A South — a make 'em cut their own switch, then take 'em behind the woodshed kind of beating.
Boulder City rolls to Southern League crown
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009
With seven wrestlers picking up individual 3A Southern League titles, Boulder City High easily captured the 2009 league tournament held in Boulder City on Saturday.
The Eagles scored 222 points to best Virgin Valley, which took second place with 160 points. Moapa Valley was third with 140 and Faith Lutheran took fourth with 64.5 points.
Late start to racing not slowing award-winning cyclist
Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
Danny Kam is full of energy.
He channels most of that to running his bike shop, Nu Vision Cyclery, 8447 W. Lake Mead Boulevard. Other times he is using it to propel him to success as a racer.
Kam, 30, is just starting his second season of full-time bicycle racing, and if last year is any indicator of success, he'll be garnering a lot of attention. He won 12 of 22 Southern California/Nevada Racing Association events he entered in 2008.
Bishop Gorman fends off fiesty Sierra Vista
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Bishop Gorman senior guard Kylel Coleman's thunderous reverse dunk with 48 seconds left in the game slammed the door shut on Sierra Vista's shot at stealing a win in Gorman's House of Glory and claiming a share of first place in the Southwest Division.
The Gaels held on to defeat the visiting Mountain Lions 74-70 on Wednesday night.
Del Sol wrestler anxious for second chance at state
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Del Sol senior Kaleb Darby is ready for his last shot at a high school wrestling title.
Former Eagle sees success at next level
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
Katie Palmer started her sophomore indoor track season at BYU on the right foot.
The Boulder City High graduate won her first race of the season, capturing the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 10.31 seconds, at the Bengal Shootout at Idaho State in Pocatello, Idaho, on Jan. 17.
Grapplers finish regular season with win over 4A opponent
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009
There is an air of excitement around the Boulder City High wrestling room.
Nearly two weeks after compiling a perfect record against 3A Southern League competition in the regular season, the Eagles are ready to prove it was no fluke at the league tournament on Feb. 7 at Boulder City.
Late-season wins erase pain of losses
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
All fans of the Boulder City High boys basketball team can breathe a sigh of relief.
That seven-game losing streak is at an end — kaput, finito, finished. That monkey is off the Eagles' back.
Young racer follows in his dad's footsteps
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009
Boulder City's Andrew Kovacevich, 8, got off to an impressive start this racing season.
He took second place in the Best in the Desert's Parker 250 Mini-Mini 7- to 9-year-old 100cc Mini-Mini quad division on Jan. 9 in Parker, Ariz. The race was the only Best in the Desert event for children younger than 12 in 2009.
Veterans celebrate Super Bowl Sunday
Monday, Feb. 2, 2009
Residents at the Nevada State Veterans Home partied in style on Sunday as they watched the Pittsburgh Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII. "I love parties and the game was real interesting," resident Sallie White said. "I watch football off and on. When I know the people it's more interesting. This time I cheered for all of them."
Bishop Gorman's last-second heroics sink Spring Valley
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
Bishop Gorman junior guard John Loyd is the one player Spring Valley doesn't want with the ball in his hands with the game on the line.
Loyd knocked down a three-point shot as time expired in overtime to lift the Gaels to a 78-75 overtime victory on Wednesday night. It was the second time this season he hit the game winner against the Grizzlies.
Fewer players sign up for Boulder City Little League
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
The Little League season got under way on Saturday when the Boulder City Little League held its first day of tryouts at Veterans Memorial Park.
Weather is optimal for baseball players
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
It's the end of January and it's already time to start thinking baseball, namely Little League baseball.
Boulder City hopes for change of luck in Moapa Valley
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
The first half of 3A Southern League play did not go the way Boulder City High's boys basketball team had hoped, but the Eagles believe they can turn things around starting with a trip to Moapa Valley on Friday.
Bonanza benefiting from sister act
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
Chemistry is key to any team's success and Bonanza girls basketball coach Dean Bosch believes that is one of the reasons why his squad is having a successful year.
The Bengals, at 19-2 overall and 8-1 in Southwest Division play, are having one of their best seasons in recent memory.
Garrett Middle School boys are ready to play
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Undefeated.
It's a word that Elton M. Garrett Middle school boys basketball coach Rick Campbell likes hearing, especially when it describes his team.
Trailmaster needs help after heart attack at Bootleg
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
One way to find out who your friends are is to see how they respond when you are in trouble.
The good news for Bootleg Canyon Trailmaster Brent Thomson is he has a lot of friends — not just locally in Boulder City and Las Vegas, but across the country and the globe.
Centennial pins Palo Verde and Mojave
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
Walking off the mats at Palo Verde for the last time wasn't easy for senior Dave Castro, who started wrestling as a freshman. Castro won his last home match, defeating Centennial's Brendan Taggard by a score of 10-5, but it wasn't enough to help the Panthers in a 51-19 loss to Centennial on Wednesday night.
SECTA bowler rolling for regionals in final year
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
There's no hesitation in Corey Keraly's voice when asked where he ranks himself among the area's young adult bowlers.
Former Boulder City track coach headed to NIAA Hall of Fame
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association announced its 2009 Hall of Fame class on Tuesday and former Boulder City High School track coach Bruce Momsen is among this year's entrants.
Legacy sinks Liberty with buzzer beater
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009
Legacy junior guard Sian Laine scored only four points –- two in the first quarter and two in the fourth quarter -- against Liberty in the Longhorns 44-42 win on Friday night, but it was enough for him to be the team hero as his last second shot vaulted Legacy to victory.
Summerlin hockey player finds success on Vegas ice
Friday, Jan. 16, 2009
Las Vegas isn't known as being a hotbed for hockey, but for one young player, it was the place to take his career to the next level.
Boulder City sports recap
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
Boulder City High girls basketball coach Brian Lemmel earned his first 3A Southern League victory on Jan. 9 when the Eagles beat Moapa Valley 55-41.
Boulder City did not win any league games last year in Lemmel's first year with the program. He'll go for another win at Virgin Valley on Friday.
Stability gives Boulder City hoops an advantage
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
I'm a basketball junkie.
I love the game. It doesn't matter whether it's NBA, college or high school. It is all the same game.
Chinese foreign exchange student loving life on the lanes
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009
One day in mid-November, Boulder City High senior Sabrina Chin thought she was just meeting a friend for a couple of games of bowling at Boulder Bowl.
Bootleg Canyon trail master awaits quadruple bypass after heart attack
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
Bootleg Canyon’s mountain bike trail master will undergo heart surgery Wednesday after suffering a heart attack while mountain biking on Saturday.
Three local teens selected for national swim camp
Monday, Jan. 12, 2009
Boulder City High junior Zane Grothe and Green Valley High sophomore Robert Hommel were chosen to attend USA Swimming's National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 22 to 25.
Green Valley blasts Basic
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Offensive balance is the key to success for Green Valley High's boys' basketball team and it was on display Wednesday night as the Gators knocked off visiting Basic 68-48.
A new season of league play begins
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Welcome to 2009.
The start of a new year always brings about talk of goals and resolutions, most of which are hardly thought of by the time February rolls around.
Boulder City grapplers riding wave of confidence
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
There's a confidence around the Boulder City High wrestling room that a state championship is a real possibility.

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