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Clark High’s Christian Ong and Spring Valley High’s Guadalupe Gomez-Navarro stand with Marsha Gilford, vice president of public affairs at Smith's Food & Drug, and Smith's district manager Jake Cannon during the inaugural Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at South Point. Smith’s presented each of the scholar athletes of the year with a $2,500 scholarship.

‘I’m truly honored’: Winners celebrated at inaugural Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards
South Point hosted Thursday night’s ceremony recognizing best in high school sports
Fri, May 20, 2016 (2 a.m.)
Athletes should always believe in themselves. Those were the parting words of retiring Eldorado High soccer coach Gerald Pentsil Thursday night at the South Point Showroom and a fitting final message of the 2016 Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards ...
Outfielder J.J. Smith takes part in Basic High School's final practice Tuesday, May 17, 2016, before playing for its first state championship since the 1980s.
For Basic baseball player, state tourney is a chance to honor his late father’s legacy
Ray Brewer:
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Jerry Smith was part of Basic High School’s state championship team in 1982. J.J. is trying to follow in dad’s footstep once again — Basic opens play today in the four-team state tournament in Northern Nevada against Reno High, and J.J. is one of the key contributors in the outfield. It’s a bittersweet moment for the Smiths because ...
Centennial quarterback Jamaal Evans carries the ball during a game against the Centennial at Arbor View Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015.
Centennial QB Evans finds right fit with UNR football, makes verbal commitment
Friday, May 13, 2016
Centennial High quarterback Jamaal Evans won’t have to learn a new offense in college ...
Gorman QB Tate Martell (18) is congratulated for a great game by a coach on the sidelines as the clock winds down on Liberty during their Division 1 State Football Championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, December 5, 2015.
There’s nothing wrong with Gorman quarterback Martell reopening his recruitment
Thursday, May 5, 2016
He was still able to be recruited by other schools, and rightfully so. Teenagers frequently have a change of heart and universities control everything ...
Southern Utah defensive back Miles Killebrew runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, in Indianapolis.
Foothill grad Killebrew taken by Lions in fourth round of NFL Draft
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Miles Killebrew didn’t have to wait long to hear his name called today in the NFL Draft. Killebrew, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound safety from Foothill High in Henderson, was selected by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round at …
Longtime Eldorado soccer coach Gerald Pentsil sits for a portrait Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
The Sun’s first high school sports awards show to honor retiring Eldorado coach
Las Vegas Sun Standout Awards will be a black-tie, formal gala modeled on ESPN’s ESPY Awards
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Retiring Eldorado High soccer coach Gerald Pentsil quickly became the clear choice. When the Las Vegas Sun started taking nominations for the Hank Greenspun Lifetime Achievement Award for its inaugural Las Vegas Sun ...
Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley poses for photos with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by Baltimore Ravens as the sixth pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 28, 2016, in Chicago.
Ravens select former Gorman star Ronnie Stanley No. 6 in NFL Draft
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The Bishop Gorman High product became the highest selected Las Vegan in draft history ...
Notre Dame lineman Ronnie Stanley, middle, lines up during in a NCAA college football game with Michigan State Sept. 21, 2013 in South Bend, Ind. At left is Notre Dame tight end Troy Niklas. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)
Projected first-round NFL Draft pick Ronnie Stanley developed with Gorman football, basketball
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Stanley is expected to be a first-round draft pick today in the NFL Draft, with some projections pegging him to go as high as the ...
Jake Desjardins, Coronado HS, for Las Vegas Sun's Super Seven, Nov, 12. 2015.
Coronado player to walk on with University of Arizona basketball
High School Basketball:
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Coronado High senior basketball player Jake DesJardins had what appeared to be a tough decision to make ...
Injured Bishop Gorman High School football player Rashad Gage recuperates at his family's apartment as his mother Dia looks on Monday, April 11, 2016. Gage underwent five surgeries and spent four weeks in the hospital but doctors managed to save his leg.
It took five surgeries to save Gorman player’s leg, but he vows to play again
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Rashad Gage started plotting his comeback during the ambulance ride to University Medical Center from All American Park. A knee injury so gruesome it forced teammates to cringe and look away when they rushed to ...
Clark basketball players celebrate their win over Desert Pines in the Division I-A Nevada high school basketball state championship game at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
Clark basketball eager to compete against Gorman in new classification
high school basketball:
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Clark High basketball coach Chad Beeten doesn’t hide his desires for the Chargers’ program: He wants to be the first locally to dethrone Bishop Gorman ...
The Eldorado High basketball team with school principal David Wilson who, five years ago, created a formula to classify high school sports teams based on results.
High school sports formula doesn’t add up for some Las Vegas teams
Sunday, April 10, 2016
For schools such as Eldorado High, a playoff run in basketball could hurt students who play other sports there. That’s because the Nevada Rubric, which Eldorado’s principal helped create, classifies schools in divisions based …
The Valley High football program has established a GoFundMe account to raise $20,000 for equipment upgrades. This five-man blocking sled, which is missing bolts, is among the pieces of equipment slated for replacement.
Valley football seeks donations to replace old field gear
high school football:
Friday, April 8, 2016
One blocking pad is ripped and the padding needs to be pushed back in before it’s used. Another pad is dated 1992. And the sleds are old and rusty, and most important, are missing bolts. A new sled costs ...
Bishop Gorman High grad Ronnie Stanley, right, appears on one of Sports Illustrated's four regional covers for its college football season preview edition. Stanley is a senior offensive lineman at Notre Dame.
Gorman grad Stanley’s deal with Zappos first for NFL player
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Bishop Gorman High grad and projected first-round NFL Draft pick Ronnie Stanley might wear ...
Liberty players warm up for their game against Bishop Gorman in the 2015 Division 1 State Football Championships on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Liberty football schedules Texas-size test for opener
High School Football:
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
The Liberty High Patriots, a perennial Nevada power and last season’s state runner-up, will experience the madness ...

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