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Photo: Durango basketball players, from left, Darryl Gayn
Durango’s Gaynor Jr. commits to San Jose State basketball
Saturday, April 19, 2014
high school recruiting:
Durango High senior Darryl Gaynor Jr. played the waiting game in the college basketball recruiting process. The 6-foot-2 senior guard had scholarship offers from ...
Photo: Martrel Johnson
Former Durango basketball star not quitting in fight for donated kidney
Saturday, April 19, 2014
ray brewer:
Martrel Johnson could have done anything he wanted on the basketball court. Against any opponent. “We called him the man child,” says Al La Rocque, his former coach at Durango High. “When he came in as a freshman ...
Photo: Bishop Gorman guard Noah Robotham makes an over-th
Bishop Gorman breaks out in third quarter, blows out Durango
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Nick Blair scores game-high 18 points while Noah Robotham directs it all
Southwest League champions Gorman broke loose in the third quarter to march past Durango, the Northwest’s No. 2 seed, 74-46 in a game where the Gaels wore their home jerseys but played in their opponent’s gym.
Photo: Durango basketball players, from left, Darryl Gayn
Durango basketball did something some didn't expect by winning playoff game
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
high school basketball:
Not much was expected from the Durango High basketball team after its first game. Paris Estrada, the Trailblazers’ unquestioned leader and a four-year varsity point guard, tore the ACL in his knee in a loss against Canyon Springs. Durango did something today that wasn’t expected back in December when Estrada went down, winning a playoff game by topping visiting Cimarron-Memorial 76-71 in the Sunset quarterfinals.
Photo: Centennial High School coach Todd Allen calls out
Centennial keeps its cool in win over Durango
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
high school basketball: Allen twins combine for 61 points to help Bulldogs move on in playoffs
At halftime, the game was playing out the way many thought it would. Centennial went on a substantial run in the second quarter to build a double-digit lead over a talented, but outgunned Durango team. That mentality changed after the Trail Blazers reeled off a big run of their own to start the second half.
Photo: Former Durango High basketball coach Al La Rocque
Local coaching legend La Rocque back on sidelines in college ranks
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
high school basketball: La Rocque, who coached Durango to a pair of state titles, takes job at Northern Arizona to help former student manager
Al La Rocque surveyed the basketball practice floor last week and noticed he was a little different than the other coaches. La Rocque, 61, is one of the most accomplished high school coaches in Southern Nevada history. For the next six months, he’ll try his hand in the college ranks as an assistant at Northern Arizona University, working alongside three coaches in their mid-to-late 20s or early 30s. Jack Murphy, La Rocque’s former student manager at Durango, is Northern Arizona’s first-year head coach.
Photo: Jack Murphy, a former manager with the Durango Hig
Jack Murphy goes from team manager at Durango High to head coach at Northern Arizona
Friday, April 27, 2012
Basketball:
Jack Murphy wasn’t a good enough basketball player to make the team at Durango High School in the mid-1990s. But he still was involved in the sport he was passionate about, serving as the team’s manager his final two years in starting a journey in basketball that continues to reach new heights.
Legacy scores 101 points to win school's first playoff game
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
High School Basketball:
Legacy High’s Zach Lane scored 25 points and Cardon Harris added 24 points Wednesday to lead the host Longhorns to a 101-82 victory against Durango in the Sunset Regional quarterfinals for the school’s first playoff win
Photo: Joe Tuss shoots the ball during a game against Spr
Durango basketball player Tuss commits to Air Force
Friday, February 3, 2012
high school basketball:
Durango High basketball player Joe Tuss has verbally committed to Air Force, Trailblazers’ coach DeShawn Henry said. Tuss, a 6-foot-7 shooting guard who is averaging 18.4 points and seven rebounds per game, was also recruited by Eastern Washington and Loyola Chicago.
Photo: Palo Verde basketball players Bronston Abad, Eris
Palo Verde escapes in memorable showdown with Durango
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Eris Winder stars with 29 points, which included 13 in the fourth quarter
If someone made a movie poster about Tuesday night’s game between Palo Verde and Durango, its tagline would have to say something like “exhilarating suspense.” The Panthers and the Trailblazers provided edge-of-your-seat excitement in the Sunset Region quarterfinals with a contest featuring a furious pace and a dramatic four lead changes in the final two minutes and 30 seconds. In the end, Palo Verde held on for a 79-75 victory.
Photo: Sierra Vista basketball player Viko Noma'aea.
Sierra Vista clinches No. 2 seed with overtime win at Durango
Saturday, February 12, 2011
hs basketball:
The Sierra Vista High basketball team Friday clinched the No. 2 seed from the Southwest Division in next week’s Sunset Regional playoffs with a 76-71 overtime victory against host Durango.
Photo: Bishop Gorman basketball players Johnny Brown and
Gorman fights off spirited effort from Durango, wins opener by 33
Saturday, December 11, 2010
HS BASKETBALL:
It didn’t take long for members of the Bishop Gorman High basketball team to be reminded of how they typically receive an opponent’s best effort each game.
Durango basketball set for opener in Bermuda
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Prep Sports: Trip recreational, educational as players will be required to write report on travels
When Durango High basketball coach Deshawn Henry received an invitation for his team to open the season at a tournament in Bermuda, he didn’t hesitate giving organizers a response. “Of course we weren’t going to pass on this opportunity,” Henry said.

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