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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: Valley basketball players, from left, Shea Garland
Valley makes quick work of Coronado, gears up for Canyon Springs rematch
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
high school basketball:
Gerard Harden and Spencer Mathis each scored 18 points today for the Valley High basketball team in a 83-56 victory against host Coronado in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
Photo: Bill Bobier
High school coaching legend will be inducted with Andre Agassi, Dana White in Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
high school basketball: Bill Bobier made players better on and off the basketball court, was last high school coach to win four straight titles
Valley High basketball coach Bill Bobier had several rules he strictly enforced with his players. One stands out for former star Freddie Banks: If you were going to dunk during a game, you better make it. So, when Banks missed a dunk against Western, he immediately realized there would be a price to pay — even if Banks’ miss was the result of being fouled. Bobier got the most of his players through tough love, winning four straight state championships at Valley from 1980 to '83. Friday, Bobier will receive the most prestigious honor for a local sports figure when ...
Photo: From left, Centennial's Marcus Allen, Malcolm Alle
The Allen twins get the credit, but Centennial's berth in state tournament not a two-person show
Monday, February 18, 2013
high school basketball: The Bulldogs overcome double-digit deficit to beat Valley for last spot in Thursday's state tournament
With the Centennial High basketball team trailing Valley Monday by 10 points midway through the second quarter of the state play-in game, several in the gym assumed a player with the last name Allen would be the one to step up. And, twins Marcus and Malcolm Allen eventually took over the game. But, at this junction of the game, the Bulldogs had help from an unlikely source.
Photo: Canyon Springs HS Boys Basketball team celebrates
Canyon Springs, standout guard develop ahead of schedule to win Sunrise title
Friday, February 15, 2013
high school basketball: Former UNLV star Freddie Banks' team is looking for its second state championship in three seasons
Jordan Davis always believed he would be leading his basketball team onto the floor at the high school state tournament. But not even Davis, a sophomore guard at Canyon Springs High, could imagine it happening at this stage of his career. Davis, after all, wasn’t promoted to the varsity team until two weeks ago.
Second-half scoring outburst leads Valley past Basic and into Sunrise semifinals
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
high school basketball:
When the Valley High basketball team fell behind by three points Tuesday at halftime against Basic in the first round of the Sunrise Regional tournament, the Vikings’ players could have easily been discouraged. After all, they went from being undefeated in the Northeast League two weeks ago to closing the regular season on a two-game losing streak — a skid not expected from a team expected to contend for the region crown.
Photo: Valley's Daniel Young celebrates at the end of the
Down 12 points entering fourth quarter, Valley rallies to double-digit win at Las Vegas
Saturday, January 12, 2013
high school basketball:
This final score is sure deceiving. The Valley Vikings basketball team beat host Las Vegas High 79-68 Friday, but it was anything but a comfortable double-digit victory in a battle of two undefeated Northeast League teams. Las Vegas led by 12 points entering the fourth quarter and appeared well on its way to earning sole possession of first place. But Valley picked up the pace in the final eight minutes, using a full-court pressure to create several turnovers and easy baskets, and scoring 36 fourth-quarter points to grab the crucial win.
Photo: Valley High School basketball player Daniel Young
Valley High's Daniel Young picks Cal-State Fullerton basketball
Saturday, September 22, 2012
prep recruiting:
Daniel Young knew he could be a better basketball player. Despite having minor success last year as a junior, the 6-foot-8 Valley High power forward wasn’t satisfied with himself. He averaged 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game last year in helping the Vikings win the Northeast League title. The hard work has resulted in a college scholarship to Cal State-Fullerton.
Photo: Green Valley's Devan Kohn tips a rebound away from
Devan Kohn's 34 points helps Green Valley upset Valley in Sunrise semifinals
Friday, February 17, 2012
high school baskeball:
The Green Valley High basketball team won this game because of its post players. Forward Devan Kohn scored 34 points and grabbed 17 rebounds Thursday, and center Brandon Hoisington had 16 points on 8-of-9 shooting in leading the Gators to a 72-54 victory against Valley in the Sunrise Regional semifinals at Foothill.
Photo: Valley High School's Caleb Carter dunks to finish
Valley turns to freshman Burton for fourth-quarter spark, rallies past Coronado into regional semifinals
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
High School Basketball:
It was tough to tell Cameron Burton was a freshman playing in his first playoff game. Burton calmly drained a trio of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Wednesday, helping the host Valley High basketball team overcome a seven-point fourth quarter deficit in a 72-66 victory against Coronado in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
Photo: Valley High School's Caleb Carter dunks to finish
Valley uses 15-0 run in the fourth quarter to dispose of Las Vegas
Saturday, February 4, 2012
high school basketball:
Chris Swanson was fouled hard on an aggressive drive the rim in the third quarter Friday night, being knocked to the floor and landing with a loud thud several in the gymnasium could hear. The Valley High point guard was in clear pain underneath the basket, needing a minute to regain his strength before finishing the Vikings’ home against rival Las Vegas High. The 5-foot-9, 135-pound Swanson could have easily avoided contact the rest of the night.
It's time for UNLV basketball to retire Freddie Banks' No. 13 jersey
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
ray brewer: Paying tribute to the local legend would help in keeping prospects at home
Freddie Banks doesn’t hesitate responding when asked who is the best high school basketball player to come out of Las Vegas. Banks smoothly answers the question with the same confidence he displayed in taking a crucial shot with the game on the line. “Freddie Banks, that is who is the best,” said Banks, who enjoyed a storied career at Valley High in the early 1980s before becoming one of UNLV’s all-time greats. He earned the right to talk about himself in the third person one unforgettable night in the March of 1987, when he seemingly couldn’t miss in knocking down ...
Photo: Foothill basketball player Brannon Cresanto.
Down 18 points in second half, Foothill rallies past Valley
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
hs basketball:
The Foothill High basketball team erased an 18-point third quarter deficit Tuesday in rallying for a 68-66 victory against visiting Valley in the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals.
Photo: Canyon Springs basketball players Jared Brandon an
Canyon Springs spanks Valley in Northeast Division showdown
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Michael Thompson and Jared Brandon score 55 points of the Pioneers' 93 points
Michael Thompson couldn’t lose track of where Canyon Springs teammate Jared Brandon was on the floor even if he wanted to. At this point, it’s become second nature. Thompson and Brandon have developed a feel for how each other that few can match after playing hundreds of games together over the course of many years. Valley knows about it all too well after Tuesday night. Thompson and Brandon, both seniors, led Canyon Springs to a 93-73 beat down against the team that’s supposed to cause it the most problems in the Northeast division.
Photo: UNLV guard Anthony Marshall is fouled by friend an
Valley grad Hank Thorns embarrassed by performance in loss to UNLV
Sunday, January 9, 2011
MWC ATHLETICS: TCU junior tallies nine points, five rebounds, but Horned Frogs blown out by Rebels
This wasn’t the homecoming Hank Thorns envisioned. Thorns, a former Valley High basketball standout, returned to Southern Nevada Saturday with TCU but was limited to nine points and five assists against host UNLV in an 83-49 blowout defeat.

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