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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
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 ...
Ronald McDonald serves food to Findlay Prep players during a send-off party for three local basketball players at McDonald's, 6690 S. Rainbow Blvd., Tuesday, March 24, 2015. The players were selected for the McDonald's All-American high school basketball game in Chicago on April 1.
Findlay Prep off to New York in search of first national title since 2012
High School Basketball: The Pilots (28-2) are the No. 6 seed in the Dick's High School Nationals. Their first game airs Thursday at 9 a.m. Las Vegas time on ESPNU
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Amid all the changes at the top, Findlay Prep has kept on winning. Just how successful the Pilots have been with their fourth different coach in four seasons, though, depends on your perspective.
Northern Arizona guard Aaseem Dixon (1) goes up for a shot against Xavier forward Sean O'Mara (54) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Cincinnati. Xavier won 90-63.
Local products fuel Northern Arizona basketball’s wild postseason run
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
A college basketball player from Centennial High, his teammate from Palo Verde and their coach from Durango are in the middle of a postseason run of a lifetime ...
Bishop Gorman's Nick Blair (23) is cheered on by teammates after a tough basket and foul during the state title game Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.
New NIAA boss Thompson to separate real issues from perception in dealing with Gorman, others
Ray Brewer:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Bart Thompson doesn’t have an immediate solution to your concerns about high school sports in Nevada, but at least he’s willing to listen before making a decision. At least he won’t go into his new job with a pre-conceived notion about what the problems are and ...
Bishop Gorman's Chase Jeter (4) rejects a shot by Palo Verde's Kyler Hack (55) during the NIAA Division I State Basketball Championships on Friday, February, 27, 2015.
Gorman’s Jeter wins Gatorade Player of the Year
Friday, March 20, 2015
The Bishop Gorman High basketball program has produced another state Gatorade Player of the Year. Senior ...
Bonanza High School first baseman Casey Ladeira and pitcher Spencer Faught are shown in new uniforms in the Bonanza dugout Monday, March 16, 2015. Players recently received new Adidas cleats and a deal on Adidas uniforms courtesy of Kris Bryant, a Bonanza grad and Chicago Cubs third baseman who has an endorsement deal with Adidas.
Bonanza High’s new baseball uniforms slick in design courtesy of big-leaguer Kris Bryant
High School Sports:
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Bonanza High baseball players waited with excitement before practice to receive their uniforms for the upcoming season. It’s a rite of passage each year for any sport, especially for high school players who ...
Bishop Gorman player Zach Collins (12) gets position for a shot inside versus Palo Verde during the Sunset Regional championship game on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015.
Gorman’s Collins makes early commitment to Gonzaga basketball
High School Basketball:
Monday, March 16, 2015
Bishop Gorman High post player Zach Collins, the state’s top basketball recruit for the class of 2016, verbally committed today to Gonzaga. The 6-foot-11 Collins wanted to get his decision out of the way early ...

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