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Summerlin community in brief
Thursday, February 19, 2009
News from the Summerlin area.
Eldorado cruises past Coronado
Prep Basketball:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
After preparing themselves for a Sunrise Regional quarterfinal game on Tuesday, Eldorado had to wait another day for their playoffs to start following a controversy surrounding Desert Pines, which ended up giving the Sun Devils the No. 1 seed in the Northeast League. When the team finally did make it onto the court Wednesday night, it was clear they were eager to play. The Sun Devils never trailed as they blew out visiting Coronado 81-51.
Foothill rolls past Las Vegas into the Sunrise Regional semifinals
Prep Basketball:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Although Foothill is the Southeast League champion, Falcons' senior guard Kadeem Minor does not feel his team has garnered enough respect. Hoping to prove that Foothill is a serious contender for regional and state titles, Minor dropped 17 points, tying a team-high, on the Las Vegas Wildcats as the Falcons advanced to the Sunrise Regional semifinals with a 58-44 victory on Wednesday night.
Liberty stuns Canyon Springs
Prep Basketball:
Thursday, February 19, 2009
The start of Wednesday's game against Canyon Springs did not go the way Liberty wanted. Canyon Springs jumped out to an early 7-0 lead and the Patriots looked outmatched right from the jump. Then the Patriots head coach Pat Welby called timeout to calm down his team and adjust defenses. From that point forward the Patriots controlled the Pioneers in nearly every way, pulling off a 59-47 upset victory.
Desert Pines point guard Chris Perry (23) makes a layup over Silverado's Ali Sabra during the Sunrise Regional quarterfinals at Silverado High on Wednesday.
Desert Pines slips by Silverado
Prep Basketball:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Despite a swirl of controversy, a two-seed drop in the playoff standings, a change of venue and even a 10-point third-quarter deficit, the Desert Pines boys basketball team prevailed 78-70 over Silverado.
Durango guard Mia Bell, left, recovers a rebound at the Sunset Regional girls basketball quarterfinals against Palo Verde High School on Wednesday.
Palo Verde girls snag first ever postseason victory in overtime
Prep Basketball: Durango's Mia Bell scores 36, but Trailblazers sputter in extra period
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Palo Verde's girls basketball team won its first ever postseason game by knocking off Durango 67-55 in overtime on Wednesday in the Sunset Regional quarterfinal.
Wine walk comes to new locations
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
New Vista Community will soon kick off this year’s Wine Walk season.
Gourmet pizza joints deliver authentic taste
Vegas Epicure:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Today's theme is pizza, and no one does them better than Brad Otton, owner and operator of Settebello in Green Valley. The name comes from a card game, Scopa, in which the card nicknamed Settebello, a seven embossed with gold spots, is the most valuable one.
Henderson resident Scott Johnson (141) competes in a Dual Slalom race in the Mob 'N Mojave downhill cycling competition at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City on Saturday.
Downhill cycling competition comes to Bootleg Canyon
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Local downhill mountain bikers went up against some of the top competitors in their sport Feb. 14 and 15 in the Mob in Mojave at Boulder City's Bootleg Canyon. More than 300 cyclists from 15 states took part in the downhill cycling event, making it one of the largest competitions at the popular mountain biking locale, tournament directors said.
Parents' knowledge of English directly affects child's success
A Teacher's View:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
As we approach another season of state-mandated testing, teachers and students alike are busy preparing in math, science and English. Over the years, scores have increased in math but are dropping in reading and writing.
Simple solutions for those struggling in this economy
A Citizen's View:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Our nation has come through many difficult economic times, and it seems to me that in each case two basic things happened. People took stock of their situation and looked for ways of cutting back on their living expenses. Then they began to find ways of sharing and working together in order to help themselves and each other.
When times are tough, find balance
My View:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
During our challenging economic times, it is apparent that all in our valley are being financially impacted. Even the valley's largest neighborhood gaming corporation is not shielded from a tremendous financial loss.
Las Vegas can't afford to pick a fight with Obama
Home News Editorial:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Las Vegas is going to have to learn how to take its licks, stop whining and move on.
Birth certificates not created equally
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, a birth certificate is "a copy of an official record of a person's date and place of birth and parentage."
Durango guard Devonte Williams goes airborne to score on a reverse layup inside Mojave's Anthony Marshall during the Sunset Regional Quarterfinals on Tuesday.
Durango edges Mojave in thriller
Prep Basketball:
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Northwest Division's No. 3 team and the Southwest Division's No. 2 team proved to be nearly equal in the Sunset Regional quarterfinal on Tuesday. Durango eked passed Mojave 58-56 to advance to the region semifinals on Thursday against host Palo Verde.

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