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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:
Thu, May 14, 2015 (2 a.m.)
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 ...
Stephen Zimmerman competes in a dunk contest during the McDonald's All-American Jam Fest on March 30 in Chicago.
Has UNLV basketball found its next hometown hero in Stephen Zimmerman?
Big man passed on the big programs to help turn around his hometown team
Monday, May 4, 2015
Stephen Zimmerman was wooed by college basketball’s elite programs, among them Kentucky, Kansas, UCLA and Arizona. But the Bishop Gorman High School 7-foot center turned them ...
Legacy High defensive end Derriyon Shaw.
Georgia transfer enhances Legacy High football’s defense
Saturday, April 25, 2015
It’s every high school football coach’s dream: There’s a new kid walking around campus, a move-in from another state, and he’s put together well. He wants to join your program ...
Chase Maddux poses with his parents Greg and Kathy Maddux during a signing day ceremony at Bishop Gorman High School Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Chase Maddux signed a national letter of intent to play baseball for UNLV. T .
Chase Maddux, son of Greg, will bring familiar pitching style to UNLV
Sports:
Thursday, April 16, 2015
The similarities are obvious for Bishop Gorman High baseball coach Gino DiMaria. Gorman senior pitcher Chase Maddux stands 6 feet, 2 inches and weighs about 140 pounds. And when he delivers a pitch to the plate, it reminds DiMaria of ...
Centennial High's Greg Rogers, right, competes against Nicholas Smith of Agassi Prep during a one-on-one drill Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the 13th annual Phase 1 Sports Football Combine and Skills Camp at Faith Lutheran High School.
Introducing Greg Rogers, the area’s next great college football recruit
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
In more than two decades of coaching high school football, Centennial’s Leon Evans hasn’t seen anything like this when dealing with college recruiters. Greg Rogers, his sophomore defensive tackle, is attracting interest from some of college football’s heavyweights ...
Palo Verde's Grant Dressler gets off a shot despite the defense of Bishop Gorman's Nick Blair during the NIAA Division 1 State Basketball Championships on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
Palo Verde playoff standout Dressler headed to Sacramento State
high school basketball:
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Along the way, it became clear: Dressler, a shooting guard and small forward, would be a steal of a recruit for a college basketball program. That program is ...
Valley High head coach Brian Farnsworth talks to his players in their locker room before they face Las Vegas High as basketball rivals on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015.
Valley coach Farnsworth steps aside after 10 years, plenty of memories
High School Basketball:
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Brian Farnsworth was contacted last week by one of his former Valley High School basketball players looking to get together for dinner. Another former player ...
Freddie Thompson, shown in 2003.
Local hoops legend Machine Gun Thompson remembered as great scorer, even better coach and person
high school basketball:
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
The high school basketball game wasn’t scheduled to start for a few hours, and the doors to the gym at the old Las Vegas High School in downtown were closed. But fans were lining up to watch local legend Freddie “Machine Gun” Thompson ...
Banners on the wall attest to the success of the Findlay Prep basketball team, seen during practice Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
Findlay Prep eliminated from national event in overtime
High School Basketball:
Friday, April 3, 2015
The Findlay Prep basketball team was one rebound away from beating its nemesis, Montverde Academy of Florida. Instead, Montverde’s Martez Cameron grabbed ...
Findlay Prep: Allonzo Trier, Horace Spencer, Justin Jackson
Findlay Prep’s Trier overcomes lack of sleep, leads Pilots to quarterfinal win in national event
High School Basketball:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
It appeared Findlay Prep was sleepwalking through the Dick’s High School Nationals quarterfinals today against Florida state champion Blanche Ely in Queens, NY. The basketball game, after all ...
Bishop Gorman's Nick Blair (23) fights for position inside of Palo Verde's Jameel Garcia-Williams (35) during the NIAA Division 1 State Basketball Championships on Friday, February, 27, 2015.
Gorman’s Nick Blair finds college basketball home at Idaho
High School Basketball:
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
He’s considered one of the best dunkers in all of Las Vegas high school basketball. But, as Nick Blair showed this past season in helping Bishop Gorman win its fourth straight state championship ...

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