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Durango basketball players, from left, Darryl Gaynor, Alex Tarkanian and Paris Estrada Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Durango’s Gaynor Jr. commits to San Jose State basketball
high school recruiting:
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 (5 p.m.)
Durango High senior Darryl Gaynor Jr. played the waiting game in the college basketball recruiting process. The 6-foot-2 senior guard had scholarship offers from ...
Martrel Johnson
Former Durango basketball star not quitting in fight for donated kidney
ray brewer:
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Martrel Johnson could have done anything he wanted on the basketball court. Against any opponent. “We called him the man child,” says Al La Rocque, his former coach at Durango High. “When he came in as a freshman ...
Las Vegas Knicks coach Lamar Bigby instructs players during practice at Western High School on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The club team has gone from starting its program to being nationally ranked in three years. Now it has sponsorship from Reebok.
This club basketball team made a name for itself with unheralded local players
high school basketball:
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Garrett Scheer’s growth from a run-of-the-mill high school player to someone drawing interest from colleges didn’t happen overnight. And, he says, it wouldn’t have happened if ...
Jose Cortes works out on a Bilt seated triceps machine at Rancho High School on Monday, April 7, 2014. Susan Spencer's nonprofit A Level Playing Field has given more than $30,000 of equipment and funds to the Rancho football team.
Rancho football’s desire to play an independent schedule could assist program’s rebirth
high school football:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
It’s an unprecedented move for a Las Vegas-area team, but it's one Rancho officials feel is the lone way for its program to continue its slow growth ...
Bishop Gorman High 2015 safety Nicco Fertitta gave a verbal commitment to Notre Dame football on April 5, 2014.
Gorman football’s Fertitta picks Notre Dame during unofficial visit
high school football:
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Some feel the Notre Dame tradition is second to none in college football. Today, Bishop Gorman High’s Nicco Fertitta couldn’t help ...
Findlay Prep guard Kelly Oubre knocks the ball out of forward Dillon Brooks' hands during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep dresses just 7, falls to Oak Hill in national semifinals
high school basketball:
Friday, April 4, 2014
The lack of available players finally took its toll late in the game. The Henderson-based Pilots simply ran out of energy, squandering a 14-point third-quarter lead in a season-ending 64-56 defeat.
Las Vegas runner Elias Miller (4) loses the ball from a hit by Green Valley's Cody Milner (20) with a critical fumble in the fourth quarter. Green Valley High School defeated Las Vegas 47-34 during their football playoff game on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013.
Group of LV high school football players find success at California event
high school football:
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The Las Vegas area high school football players on the 7-on-7 passing league team Nuff Said had one goal last weekend during a competition in Fontana, Calif. “We wanted to show we could compete against the players in one of the biggest high school football hotbeds,” coach Tacoma Fontaine said of event featuring mostly Southern California teams.
Liberty takes on Salpointe Catholic during their Sollenberger Classic game at Bishop Gorman Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
Gorman, Reno-area school to represent Nevada in football showcase
high school football:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The annual high school football showcase to open the season in late August featuring teams from Nevada and Arizona was finalized today.
Sierra Vista football players Caleb Stiles, D.J. Lashaul and Deon Daswell July 30, 2013.
High school sports proposal to send 4 schools down a division wins approval
Monday, March 31, 2014
The divisional landscape of Southern Nevada high school sports will undergo its second change in three years. “There’s a real basis behind it, and I think it’s going to make for ...
Findlay Prep guard Derryck Thornton Jr. drives to the basket while being defended by coaches Rodney Haddix, left, and Jerome Williams during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep’s mascot a perfect choice given Pilots’ penchant for air travel
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Findlay Prep isn't your typical basketball team. The Pilots often get mistaken for a pro team when they travel, which is a lot ...
Noah Robotham, left, dribbles past Shaquile Carr Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 as Bishop Gorman defeated Canyon Springs 71-58 in the Nevada state championship game at Lawlor Event Center in Reno.
Icing on the cake: Gorman's Robotham named state Gatorade Player of the Year
high school basketball:
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Before the high school basketball season started last November, Bishop Gorman senior point guard Noah Robotham sought the advice of Gael legend...
Canyon Springs hitter Rashaad Jones waits for a pitch during their game against Western Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Pioneers wore pink jerseys for the game for cancer awareness and to honor parents of two of the players who died from cancer in the past year.
For 3 teammates, baseball diamond a refuge from tragedy
ray brewer: Canyon Springs High baseball and softball programs help raise money for childhood cancer
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Canyon Springs seniors Rashaad Jones, Isiah Carter and Joe Jackson III each had a parent die in the past year, giving new meaning to their afternoons of baseball. The diamond has become a place to take their mind off their respective tragedies, using the time together to ...
Rancho football players take part in a drill during practice Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013.
Why high school sports are broken in Nevada and one way to fix the problem
ray brewer:
Friday, March 7, 2014
The Rancho High football team hasn’t won a game since 2011 and in the past two seasons has been outscored 1,004-82. The Rams’ basketball team has a 9-38 record in the past two seasons and is 0-20 in league games. But when realignment is discussed in March, Rancho isn't likely to get a reprieve because ...
Head coach Chad Beeten raises the NIAA championship trophy overhead Saturday, March 1, 2014 as Clark High School defeated Elko High School 43-25 winning the Division I-A state championship at Lawlor Event Center in Reno.
Clark gets defensive, wins first state championship since 1993
high school basketball:
Saturday, March 1, 2014
In the ballroom at a Holiday Inn on Friday night, the Clark High basketball team received a crash course on Elko, the one team standing in its way of winning the program’s first state championship since 1992. The preparation paid off.
Bishop Gorman celebrates with their third consecutive state championship trophy Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 as Bishop Gorman defeated Canyon Springs 71-58 in the Nevada state championship game at Lawlor Event Center in Reno.
Gorman wins fifth championship in six years, uses size to overwhelm Canyon Springs
high school basketball:
Friday, February 28, 2014
Canyon Springs can take comfort in keeping the state championship game close early. But in the end, the Gorman juggernaut taught the Pioneers a brutal truth: size matters.

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