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Photo: Freddie Thompson, shown in 2003.
Local hoops legend Machine Gun Thompson remembered as great scorer, even better coach and person
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
high school basketball:
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 ...
Palo Verde players never stopped believing, advance to state championship game
Palo Verde players never stopped believing, advance to state championship game
Thursday, February 26, 2015
High School Basketball:
The Palo Verde High basketball team’s summer practices usually included mention of the Panthers’ goal of winning a state championship in the upcoming season. While that goal seemed unrealistic ...
Canyon Springs upsets Las Vegas in Sunrise semifinals to give coach Freddie Banks win for Tark
Canyon Springs upsets Las Vegas in Sunrise semifinals to give coach Freddie Banks win for Tark
Thursday, February 19, 2015
High School Basketball:
The Canyon Springs High team trailed by seven points less than 30 seconds into today’s Sunrise Regional semifinals against Las Vegas. Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks quickly called ...
Upset Special: Canyon Springs becomes first public school team in L.V. to beat Findlay Prep
Upset Special: Canyon Springs becomes first public school team in L.V. to beat Findlay Prep
Monday, February 2, 2015
High School Basketball:
Enjoy the moment. Don’t let it define the season. That was the message Canyon Springs High basketball coach Freddie Banks delivered to ...
Photo: Canyon Springs HS: Back: D'Angelo Brown, Jordan Da
Canyon Springs basketball eyes another Sunrise championship
Friday, December 12, 2014
High School Basketball:
The Canyon Springs High basketball team graduated nearly all of its key contributors from last year’s Sunrise Region championship squad. Yet, coach Freddie Banks ...
Las Vegas Prospects guard wants to enjoy recruiting process, in no rush to commit
Las Vegas Prospects guard wants to enjoy recruiting process, in no rush to commit
Saturday, July 26, 2014
high school recruiting:
On the Las Vegas Prospects' first possession Thursday in the Fab 48 at Bishop Gorman, point guard Jordan Davis wasted no time in making a statement. He aggressively took the ball to the basket for a contested lay-in, confirming he’d be the best ...
Gorman wins fifth championship in six years, uses size to overwhelm Canyon Springs
Gorman wins fifth championship in six years, uses size to overwhelm Canyon Springs
Friday, February 28, 2014
high school basketball:
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.
Live Blog: Gorman again Nevada basketball champs, downs Canyon Springs for 3rd straight title
Live Blog: Gorman again Nevada basketball champs, downs Canyon Springs for 3rd straight title
Friday, February 28, 2014
high school basketball:
RENO — The Bishop Gorman High basketball team is in a familiar spot today, playing Canyon Springs for its fifth state championship in the past six seasons, attempting to win the 17th state championship in program history.
Photo: Shaquile Carr, center, celebrates after forcing a
Canyon Springs ditches the outside shot, storms past Spanish Springs and into state championship game
Thursday, February 27, 2014
high school basketball:
RENO — As soon as Chris Nelson’s 3-point attempt left his hands, Canyon Springs High basketball coach Freddie Banks looked toward his bench to make a substitution. But Nelson’s shot, the Pioneers lone 3-point attempt in the second half of today’s state semifinals against Spanish Springs, bounced of the front of the rim and rattled down for three points. Nelson was safe. So was Canyon Springs.
Photo: Stephen Zimmerman stops to sign a few autographs b
Live blog: Gorman makes quick work of Reno, sets up showdown with Canyon Springs in title game
Thursday, February 27, 2014
high school basketball:
RENO — The Bishop Gorman High basketball team will play for its fifth state championship in six years. The Gaels today had no problems with Reno High in the state semifinals at the Lawlor Events Center, outscoring the Huskies 25-4 in the second quarter in advancing to Friday’s state championship game against Canyon Springs with a 68-27 victory.
The high school team Freddie Banks coaches runs like his old UNLV teams; two wins away from state title
The high school team Freddie Banks coaches runs like his old UNLV teams; two wins away from state title
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
high school basketball: Canyon Springs High plays Spanish Springs Thursday in the state semifinals in Reno; likely will face Gorman Friday for championship
Darrell McCall will start at center Thursday for the Canyon Springs High basketball team in the state semifinals against Northern Nevada’s Spanish Springs at the Lawlor Events Center in Reno. It’s just at 6-foot-3, McCall isn’t the typical post player. That’s just how Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks likes it, tailoring his lineup to include mostly guards that quickly get up and down the court, proving to be the right formula in overwhelming the opposition. The Pioneers last week won their third Sunrise Regional championship in four seasons to earn a return trip to state.
Photo: Canyon Springs Gerad Davis celebrates with teammat
Shaquile Carr, making up for lost time, leads Canyon Springs to Sunrise title
Friday, February 21, 2014
high school basketball:
Shaquile Carr delivered on his promise to lead the Canyon Springs High basketball team back to the state tournament. Last year, when the Pioneers blew a five-point lead in the last minute of the state semifinals to Centennial, Carr sat helplessly on the end of the bench, missing the playoffs after being declared academically ineligible. In the locker room that night, he made a promise. “He told me after the season was over last year, ‘Coach, we are going back,’” Canyon Springs coach Freddie Banks said. It seemed only fitting that Carr was the difference-maker today in Canyon Springs’ 64-55 ...
Canyon Springs' unsung hero shines in Sunrise semifinal victory
Thursday, February 20, 2014
high school basketball:
The Canyon Springs High basketball team has become unstoppable this season with a trio of Division-I players leading the way. Shaquile Carr (UTEP) along with brothers Gerard and Jordan Davis (Eastern Washington) have the Pioneers one game away from winning a second straight Sunrise Regional championship, combining for 61 points today in a 99-82 semifinal victory against Valley.
Photo: Canyon Springs basketball players, from left, Bran
Canyon Springs scores more than 100 points in playoff opener
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
high school basketball:
Some feel the Canyon Springs High basketball team could challenge defending state champion Bishop Gorman for this year’s title. If Canyon Springs produces offensively like it did today in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals, those predictions could prove to be accurate.
Photo: Canyon Springs' Shaqille Carr (23) lays up the bal
UTEP basketball perfect fit for Canyon Springs guard Carr
Friday, January 24, 2014
high school recruiting:
Whenever college basketball coaches visited Canyon Springs High in North Las Vegas to recruit guard Shaquile Carr, initial questions typically didn’t start with how many points or assists he averaged per game. Rather, it’s another average they were concerned with — his grade-point average.

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