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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
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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
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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.
Valley continues hot start to the season in win over Arbor View
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Christian Kessee and Caleb Carter combine for 49 points for the Vikings
Like a spark slowly trickling down a long fuse, it was only a matter of time before Valley ignited in Tuesday night’s game against Arbor View. The Vikings slogged through a rough first half and trailed the Aggies at halftime, but burst the game open in the second half to take a 74-65 victory.
Valley beats Coronado, improves to 2-0
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Vikings shake off injury to star player, start season hot
Senior guard Christian Kessee scored 30 points Tuesday night as Valley won an 85-78 battle against Coronado. Although Kessee contributed the bulk of the scoring, Valley coach Brian Farnsworth said the Vikings had a complete team victory. A number of Vikings scored nine points and J.J. Coleman and Royce Finley both had efficient all-around efforts.

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