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Local table tennis hall of famer continues reign of excellence
Friday, Jan. 2, 2009
David Sakai has always struggled finding a balance between table tennis and work.
Teen making mark in soccer world on a national scale
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008
Southern Nevada's Antonio Velasquez has grown accustomed to being the top soccer player on the field.
Grappler waiting to return to mat after NIAA rules keep him on sidelines
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008
As Las Vegas High's wrestling team has cruised through most of its dual meets, one of its best wrestlers has humbly faced his role as a spectator.
Sophomore Napoleon Aniciete, a state champion for Bishop Gorman last season at 103 pounds, cannot take the mat in a high school competition until next year because of his transfer from the private school.
Three Warriors chosen for All-American Bowl
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2008
Local middle school football players Jarrett Solomon, Niko Kapeli and Albert Tai have already proven themselves among the best in the valley.
Now the athletes will see how they stand up to the top eighth graders in the nation at the inaugural Football University Youth All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio.
Famed wheelchair backflipper earns key to city
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
Wheelchair athlete lands money from "Secret Millionaire"
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
Aaron Fotheringham had always wanted to see the wheelchair sport he coined "Hardcore Sitting" become popular. But he didn't know how to start.
It took a reality TV show, and the generous checkbook of its star, to inspire the northwest Las Vegas resident to take his dream to the next level.
Henderson Cowboys win youth league's Midget Division title
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
From the first week of practice in the 100 degree weather in July, coach Jeromy Oblad knew his Henderson Cowboys 10-and-under football team was special.
Lake Mead girls starting season fresh
Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008
With a new coach and an almost entirely new roster of players, Lake Mead Christian Academy's girls basketball team is starting with a clean slate this season.
Cimarron continues dominance at Las Vegas Holiday Classic
Monday, Dec. 22, 2008
Cimarron-Memorial's wrestling program proved to be the deepest in Southern Nevada on Saturday as it took the team championship at the Las Vegas Holiday Classic.
Coach striving to keep players committed to baseball
Friday, Dec. 19, 2008
As a pitcher in the Oakland Athletics organization in the 1980s, Summerlin resident Manny Abeyta may have learned more at the plate than he did on the mound.
Basic's new wrestling coach working on getting young team up to speed
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
Basic wrestling coach Mark Van Damme expects a challenge in his first year at the helm of a high school program.
Restrictions lifted on fishing from boats in Boulder Harbor
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
Lake Mead's Boulder Harbor will reopen to boating anglers by early 2009, pending a filing by Secretary of State Ross Miller.
Nevada updating process for obtaining hunting tags
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
The Nevada Department of Wildlife's application process is changing. It will no longer be based on written forms.
Family ties helping Foothill junior succeed at basketball
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
Having a father as a high school basketball coach has its advantages and disadvantages for Foothill junior guard Mercedes Starr.
Henderson paralympics program allows students with disabilities to tackle new challenges
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008
With each step he took up the climbing wall at the Henderson Multigenerational Center on Dec. 10, Drake Hollingshead felt a greater sense of accomplishment. Drake was participating in the Clark County School District's final Paralympic Academy program of the year. The event, which is sponsored by U.S. Paralympics, allows disabled athletes to participate in a variety of athletic activities.
Disabled racer has forged ahead despite loss of arm
Friday, Dec. 12, 2008
John Van Hoove was never one to let the loss of his arm affect his life.
Saddle association brings games, timed events to the valley
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008
Henderson resident Robin Roberts-Harrison has vivid memories from her days competing with the Henderson Saddle Association as a child.
Basic quarterback Faiman named Home News Player of the Year
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
Robby Faiman's beginnings as Basic's quarterback could not have been more humbling. As a skinny, 5-foot-4 ninth-grader, barely tall enough to see over the offensive line, Faiman helmed Basic's 2004 freshman team to a 0-10 season.
Injured Green Valley High player earns 'Go for Broke' award
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
Since injuring his spine Sept. 5 in the second game of the season, all LaQuan Phillips could think about was getting back into a Green Valley High football jersey. Green Valley's program paid tribute to Phillips on Dec. 4 at its football banquet, as did the Home News, which honored him with its annual "Go For Broke" award.
Basic hopes for continued momentum
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008
Basic's boys basketball team hopes its performance in the Lake Mead Holiday Classic will spark a turnaround.
Centennial runner posts fastest time in Southern Nevada
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008
Centennial runner Nathan Williams capped off a cross country year that included a team state championship by taking 16th in the Foot Locker Western Region Championships on Saturday.
Foothill falls to Canyon Springs
Friday, Dec. 5, 2008
In what was a rematch of last season's Sunrise Region semifinals, Foothill lost 63-54 to defending Northeast Division champions Canyon Springs on Friday night.
Kindred spirits on the court
Lake Mead basketball teammates making plans to stick together
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
When Lake Mead Christian Academy junior basketball players DeQuan Thompson and Landon Littlefield set out to find a college, they only had one requirement — finding a school where they could play together.
Paralyzed IndyCar racer lauded for charity
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
Former IndyCar racer Sam Schmidt doesn't remember the crash almost nine years ago that left him without feeling below his neck.
Henderson team advances to youth title game
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
James Silvas was surprised to see how competitive the National Youth Football League had become.
Basic girls ready to continue winning formula
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008
Between center Michaela Thomas and forward Marquichea Burns, Basic's girls basketball team believes it has a solid foundation heading into this season.
Sin City Shooters aim for a good time
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008
The Sunday morning regulars who make up the Sin City Shooters, Las Vegas' official United States Practical Shooting Association club, represent all walks of life.
Wrestling club makes teammates out of foes
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
To some coaches, it may seem strange training with the opposition in the off season.
But Foothill wrestling coach Bill Smales has no qualms with helping his team's competitors, as long as it furthers the sport he loves.
Young swimmer focuses on dominating older opponents
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
Ryan Little won medals in all seven of his swimming events at the Nevada Short Course Championship on Nov. 11 to take the age 8 and under boys points title.
Centennial runners compete after official season ends
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
Centennial's cross country season ended locally in early November, but the Bulldogs runners are still finding races to compete in.
Tennis player bounces back after injury
Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008
At its worst, Alec Thomas’ wrist condition was so severe he couldn’t even make a fist.
Henderson's Todd Olcott competes close to home in Superkarts USA Supernationals
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
Todd Olcott didn't think much of kart racing when he was introduced to the sport 13 years ago.
Life is still good for disabled triathlete
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008
As Jason Gradyan takes the track at Green Valley High for his evening training, he can’t help but draw a crowd.
A banner season for flag football
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
With only two weeks to prepare for its first flag football tournament, the Western Athletic Sports Unified Program's 14-and-under girls team had little time to prepare.
Playoff birdie clinches area amateur title
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
When Henderson golfer Josh Vornsand beat Matt Edwards in a sudden death playoff for the Clark County Amateur title on Nov. 16, it didn't feel like a pressure situation.
Green Valley trainer helping keep students safe
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
Green Valley High athletic trainer Jeremy Haas spends most of his times during games as a spectator. But when injuries occur, Haas must immediately jump into action.
Super fan shares love of badminton
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008
Don't tell Don Bolwaire badminton is just a backyard sport.
Green Valley coach praises team for strong season
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
Green Valley High football coach Matt Gerber had nothing but praise for his team following its last game of the season on Friday.
DeSantis seeks to return The Meadows to class 2A glory
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
The Meadows football coach Frank DeSantis feels comfortable in the 2A state championship game.
When the Meadows (10-2) takes on Pershing County (11-0) on Saturday for the 2008 crown at Arbor View, DeSantis will be going for his sixth state title with the Summerlin private school.
Lake Mead girls roll to first state title
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008
Lake Mead Christian Academy's girls volleyball team clinched its first ever state championship Saturday with a 3-1 win against Pahranagat Valley in the 1A finals.
Liberty's middle school football feeder program on top
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
It is no surprise to Nua Agatonu that Liberty's middle school football team is leading the Southern Nevada Youth Sports Association this season.
Weightlifters, coach work together to reinvigorate sport
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
Taylor Smith and Pat Mendes didn't know their own strength when they stepped off the van Nov. 1 in Provo, Utah, for the Utah Record Breakers, their first weightlifting competition.
State relocates sheep from River Mountains
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
The Nevada Department of Wildlife successfully captured 50 desert bighorn sheep from Henderson's River Mountains on Oct. 31 for release in Lincoln County mountain ranges.
Sunrise runners close out the season
Monday, Nov. 10, 2008
As one of Southern Nevada's most revered high school long distance runners, Foothill senior Leah Leedy had a lot of pressure going into the state cross country championships Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City.
Lake Mead girls roll to 1A Southern Region title
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Lake Mead Christian Academy girls' volleyball coach Diana Lewis couldn't decide what was more rewarding – winning the Class 1A Southern Region title or trouncing longtime rival Pahranagat Valley.
Lewis felt the joys of both on Saturday, as Lake Mead beat Pahranagat Valley 3-0 at Desert Oasis to win its first regional title.
Centennial boys take cross country title
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Centennial ended a decade of Northern Nevada dominance in boys’ cross country Saturday by winning the Class 4A state championship at Veterans Memorial Park in Boulder City.
Green Valley puts game away in first half
Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008
Green Valley High trotted into its locker room with high spirits at halftime of Friday night’s Sunrise Regional quarterfinals game against Desert Pines.
Anthem senior men's tennis team met stiff competition at national tournament
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
The Anthem Country Club 3.0 senior men's tennis team never expected to qualify for a national tournament.
Teachers gear up for competition among themselves
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
Ann Sunstrum knows the financial woes of Nevada's school system well.
Special athlete lobbies Congress
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008
After 20 years of competing in Special Olympics Nevada, Cari Davis has accumulated more medals than she can fit around her neck.
When Davis, a Green Valley resident, traveled to Washington, D.C., last March as a representative for Special Olympics Nevada, she had to pick just a few to wear.

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