Las Vegas Sun : High School Sports http://www.lasvegassun.com/ Las Vegas Sun en-us Sun Player of the Week: Green Valley’s Nielson leads the way up front http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/24/sun-player-week-green-valleys-nielson-leads-way-fr/ Carter Nielson’s high school football career was already respectable entering this season. The Green Valley High senior offensive lineman had been a starter since his freshman year, helping the Gators three times reach the playoffs and last season win a league title. ... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:00:00 +1700 http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/24/sun-player-week-green-valleys-nielson-leads-way-fr/ Clark coaching legend Barnson gets ultimate honor http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/23/clark-coaching-legend-barnson-gets-ultimate-honor/ In the week of practice before the 1993 high school football state championship game, Clark High School coach Larry Barnson repeatedly schooled players on how to defend the Hail Mary. In the 1989 state game, Clark lost in the final seconds to Reno’s Wooster on a long pass. Barnson wouldn’t allow ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 +1700 http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/23/clark-coaching-legend-barnson-gets-ultimate-honor/ Nevada high school sports teams deserve better http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/22/way-standings-are-calculated-nevada-high-school-sp/ The way high school sports standings are kept by organizers in Nevada is severely broken. A tiebreaker scenario this week involving six high school football teams in the Division I-A Sunset League is so confusing, some of the league’s coaches spent Monday trying to crack the tiebreaker rules themselves to learn what outcome they will need Friday in the regular season finale to advance to next week’s playoffs. A better solution would ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:00 +1700 http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/22/way-standings-are-calculated-nevada-high-school-sp/ Vegas Play of the Day: Giants at Royals in World Series opener http://lasvegassun.com/blogs/talking-points/2014/oct/21/vegas-play-day-giants-royals-world-series-opener/ Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:20:00 +1700 http://lasvegassun.com/blogs/talking-points/2014/oct/21/vegas-play-day-giants-royals-world-series-opener/ High school football top 10: Playing waiting game until next week’s packed schedule http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/21/high-school-football-top-10-next-weeks-games/ This week’s schedule of high school football games in Southern Nevada doesn’t feature many intriguing matchups in the Division-I. We’ll have to wait one week for the games of significance. ... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:00:00 +1700 http://lasvegassun.com/news/2014/oct/21/high-school-football-top-10-next-weeks-games/