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Incoming Centennial High football player DJ Smith with an assistant football coach from Oregon. Smith was the top defensive lineman in his age group at Oregon's recent camp.

Local player earns top award at Oregon football camp
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 (2 a.m.)
Smith attended the University of Oregon’s high school football camp this June, and was named the Most Outstanding Defensive Lineman for his age group ...
Bishop Gorman High School quarterback Tate Martell poses during an off-season workout at the school Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
Gorman football ranked No. 3 in preseason, plays two ranked teams to open season
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Bishop Gorman High football team’s quest to repeat as mythical national champions will include facing two teams ranked in the preseason top-25 in the initial six days of the season. ...
UNLV guard Rashad Vaughn (1) defends against New Mexico guard Hugh Greenwood (3) during their game Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV’s Vaughn selected No. 17 overall by Milwaukee Bucks; Wood not drafted
Despite early projections as a first-round draft pick, 6-11 forward Christian Wood wasn't picked and will have long road to reach NBA
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Rashad Vaughn’s decision to leave the UNLV basketball program after one season for the NBA was considered risky by some. Only first-round selections receive guaranteed contracts, and some projections had Vaughn, whose lone UNLV season was ...
Coronado High's Donovan Outlaw was offered a scholarship from UNLV football.
How a billboard near airport helped sway recruit to UNLV football
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Donovan Outlaw was supposed to be in Reno today attending a football camp at UNR. But his flight was canceled when he arrived at McCarran International Airport, giving him one ...
Clark High School point guard Colby Jackson (0) shoots a free throw during the Division I-A Nevada high school basketball state championship game against Desert Pines at the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015.
Clark basketball standout finds college home at Canadian power
high school recruiting:
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
When it came time to be recruited to play college basketball, Colby Jackson’s suitors were limited. That’s what happens when you are just 5 feet, 9 inches and 165 pounds.
Coronado High's Donovan Outlaw was offered a scholarship from UNLV football.
Coronado football prospect is still developing, on UNLV’s radar
High School Football:
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Coronado's Donovan Outlaw received a scholarship offer from UNLV after shining at the Rebels’ big man camp. About 40 linemen attended the camp and few scholarship offers were extended, signaling ...
Mojave High product Malik Abbott will play college basketball at Air Force.
Former Mojave basketball player headed to Air Force
Monday, June 15, 2015
Mojave High basketball standout Malik Abbott signed his participation agreement last week to finalize his commitment to Air Force. ...
Bishop Gorman center Stephen Zimmerman pulls a rebound away from Findlay Prep forward Justin Jackson during their game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at the South Point. Gorman won 76-72 in overtime.
UNLV verbal commit, Gorman big man make ESPN recruiting list
High School Recruiting:
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Findlay Prep forward and UNLV verbal commit Justin Jackson is ranked as the nation’s No. 29 overall recruit for 2016 in the ESPN 100 ...
Desert Pines Isaiah Morris #7 avoids a diving tackle by Moapa Valley's Derek Cope #9 during the Division I-A state high school football championship game on Saturday, November 22, 2014.
This game stands out on the 2015 high school football schedule
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This should be the most competitive nonleague high school football game of the upcoming season ...
Valley High School's, from left, Cameron Burton (central Washington), Nick Brannon (Taylor Made Prep), Darrion Daniels (Peninsula College), coach Brian Farnsworth, Taveon Jackson (Tohono O'odham College), Shea Garland (Casper College), and Desmond Hudson (Highline College) during the school's college signing event.
Valley basketball seniors sign with colleges
high school sports:
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Members of the Valley High basketball team gathered Tuesday to celebrate six seniors signing ...
Thaddeus Thatcher, 7, carries the ball for a touchdown during practice Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Bishop Gorman High School. Thatcher, who has been diagnosed with leukemia, became an honorary Gael for the day.
Boy, 7, lives dream as Gorman football player for a day
high school football: Leukemia patient practices with state champion Gaels after wish granted from Make-A-Wish of Southern Nevada
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Thaddeus Thatcher sat at his own locker inside Bishop Gorman’s facilities, donned a blue No. 1 jersey and emerged from an inflatable tunnel to lead the Gaels onto Fertitta Field while more than 1,000 people cheered on from the stands. It was everything the 7-year-old wished for ...
Jarod Penniman, center, takes a water break as the Green Valley High School baseball team practices at the school in Henderson Monday, May 11, 2015. On Thursday, the team begins play in the four-team Division I state tournament, looking for the program's first state championship since 2003.
Green Valley baseball extending glory days with run to state tournament
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The defining moment of the Green Valley baseball team’s season may have come away from the diamond and before opening day. The program hosted several former greats including coach Roger Fairless, who won six straight state championships from 1993 to 1998, as part of a Hall of Fame commencement dinner months ago. ...
Basketball coach Mike Peck passes a ball to Troy Brown Jr. during practice for the Las Vegas Prospects, an Amateur Athletic Union team, at the Henderson International School gym.
Back in Las Vegas, coach Mike Peck still developing young basketball talent
Peck built Findlay Prep into a national high school powerhouse before leaving for professional job in NBA D-League
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Last winter and spring, Mike Peck was coaching in the NBA D-League. Now he’s back in Southern Nevada, working with players on the Las Vegas Prospects team, and they're ...
A message posted on the UNLV football team's Twitter account.
Gorman freshman grabs UNLV football scholarship offer, sheds light on Rebs’ recruiting strategy
Rebels Football:
Saturday, May 9, 2015
For the UNLV football program, Thompson-Robinson is a major recruiting target. He’s so coveted that first-year Rebel coach Tony Sanchez last month extended ...
Susan Spencer, former general manager of the Philadelphia Eagles, poses at Rancho High School Monday, April 7, 2014. Spencer's nonprofit A Level Playing Field has given more than $30,000 of equipment and funds to the Rancho HS football team.
Golf tourney to help athletic departments at three struggling schools
high school football:
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Two Heisman Trophy winners, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and other football notables will be in Las Vegas this weekend to help raise money for ...

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