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High School Basketball Picks: Week 2
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Las Vegas Sun's Ray Brewer and Case Keefer make their picks for the biggest high school basketball games in Las Vegas each week.
Sun All-City Team member Ty Flanagan from Mojave High School
Mojave’s Flanagan picks Idaho State football
High School Recruiting:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Mojave High running back Ty Flanagan, the Division I-A Sunset League’s Most Valuable Player in 2014, verbally committed today with ...
UNLV football grabs commitment from local lineman
Rebels Football:
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Another Las Vegas area high school football player is verbally committed to UNLV and new coach Tony Sanchez. Justin Polu, a 6-foot-4-inch, 300-pound lineman from Silverado High, took to social media today to commit to the Rebels ...
Bishop Gorman's Alize Jones #8 secures the ball after a catch and run for yardage during the game versus St. John Bosco on Friday, September 26, 2014. .
Gorman’s Alize Jones switches pledge to Notre Dame
High School Recruiting:
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Bishop Gorman High tight end Alize Jones had been committed to the UCLA football program since November 2013. He has family in the Los Angeles area and always ...
UNLV wide receiver Devonte Boyd (83) fights off a tackle attempt by Nevada defensive back Evan Favors (19) after a catch and run at Sam Boyd Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2014.
UNLV’s Devonte Boyd named freshman all-American
UNLV Quick Hits:
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Devonte Boyd continues to be honored for his tremendous freshman season with the UNLV football team.
Coronado coach Brad Talich and defensive end Othman Mechkor embrace as time expires in their 24-20 win over Basic Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
High school football coaching turnover is troublesome
Ray Brewer:
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Local high school football programs will have a different look next fall. In the two months since the 2014 season ended, 10 of Southern Nevada’s 36 programs have lost head coaches ...
Bishop Gorman coach Kenny Sanchez celebrates after his defense stopped Servite late in the fourth quarter of their game Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. Gorman won the game 31-28.
Kenny Sanchez replacing brother as Bishop Gorman head football coach
High School Football: He's been the Gorman defensive coordinator the past six seasons
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Kenny Sanchez was named the Bishop Gorman High coach today, replacing his brother, Tony, who left last month to become the coach at UNLV. Tony Sanchez won the ...
Rancho High School baseball head coach Tom Pletsch talks to pitcher  Zak Qualls during practice Tuesday, May 18, 2010.
New Rancho football coach has formula to rebuild program, looks to snap lengthy losing streak
High School Sports: Pletsch made Rancho baseball into a winner, feels formula will work with Rams football team
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Tom Pletsch is familiar with this rebuilding project. Pletsch was hired last month as the Rancho High football coach and tasked with transforming his alma mater back into respectability. The Rams have lost 29 ...
Bishop Gorman High’s Alize Jones (left) and Nicco Fertitta (right) are pictured with David Hill, the i350 National Recruiting Director, when being selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Locals part of national high school football showcases
High School Football:
Friday, January 2, 2015
Bishop Gorman High’s Nicco Fertitta is a hard-hitting safety who is committed to Notre Dame. Alize Jones, his teammate at Gorman, is the nation’s top-ranked tight end for the class of 2015 ...
Sun All-City Team member Melvin Johnson from Canyon Springs High School
Canyon Springs player first to commit to UNLV football in Sanchez era
High School Recruiting:
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
New UNLV football coach Tony Sanchez received his first verbal commitment from a Las Vegas-area high school player today ...
Former UNLV quarterback and NFL star Randall Cunningham talks to young fans before the start of UNLV's game against Utah on Oct. 17, 2009, at Sam Boyd Stadium. Cunnigham recently joined the Silverado High football coaching staff as offensive coordinator.
Silverado High hires NFL great Randall Cunningham
High School Football:
Monday, December 29, 2014
Randall Cunningham, the UNLV and NFL quarterback great, has been offered numerous college and professional coaching jobs over the years. He’s listened but ...
UNLV's Jelan Kendrick steals the ball from Southern Utah's Juwan Major during their game Saturday, Dec. 14, in Cedar City, Utah.
For locals playing for Southern Utah basketball, game at UNLV will be special night
Rebels Basketball:
Friday, December 26, 2014
Trey Kennedy spent his childhood attending UNLV basketball games at the Thomas & Mack Center. Saturday, the sophomore guard at Southern Utah University will mark something off his bucket list, playing ...
The Las Vegas contingent at Southern Oregon University — Isiah Carter, Lantz Worthington, Josh Winfield and A.J. Cooper — take a photo after winning the NAIA national championship.
How a bunch of local kids found their way to Oregon, won national college football title
High School Recruiting:
Thursday, December 25, 2014
It was Josh Winfield’s first stop on the recruiting trail. The Las Vegas native Winfield, a newbie to the college football coaching ranks at Southern Oregon University, arrived at Canyon Springs High to find players that could make a difference ...
Bishop Gorman head coach Tony Sanchez is pumped up after his team edges out St. John Bosco 34-31 on Friday, September 26, 2014.
USA Today names Sanchez national coach of the year
high school football:
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The nation’s best high school football team had the nation’s best coach. USA Today named Bishop Gorman’s Tony Sanchez today as its coach of the year for ...
Bishop Gorman's Ikem Okeke says it all during the NIAA State Championship Football Game between the Bishop Gorman Gaels and Reed Raiders at Damonte Ranch High on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Reno.
Update: Gorman football finishes No. 1 in two rankings for mythical championship, No. 2 in two others
Monday, December 22, 2014
This is why they call it the mythical national championship. Earlier today, one final high school football ranking had De La Salle of Northern California No. 1, slightly ahead of local power Bishop Gorman. Another ranking ...

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High School Basketball Picks: State Championship

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