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Why Desert Pines' Springer picked Southern Utah basketball over BYU
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
high school basketball:
If Je’rell Springer learned anything from the past year of basketball, it’s that playing for the school he wants ...
Desert Pines ends historic season with 69-46 win over Cheyenne
Desert Pines ends historic season with 69-46 win over Cheyenne
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Desert Pines continued its historic season this afternoon with a 69-46 win over Cheyenne in the 3A division state championship game. ...
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Desert Pines easily handles Cheyenne for 3A Southern League championship
Saturday, February 18, 2017
high school basketball:
The third time was a charm for the Desert Pines boys basketball team on Saturday ...
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Desert Pines basketball could follow football team's lead and win state
Thursday, December 8, 2016
The parallels between Desert Pines’ football and basketball teams over the last few years are hard to ignore. ...
Clark’s third straight state title a testament to 2 seniors’ leadership
Clark’s third straight state title a testament to 2 seniors’ leadership
Saturday, February 27, 2016
When it was time to award the Clark High basketball team its third consecutive state championship trophy Saturday night, seniors Keyshaun Webb and Darius Jackson walked …
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Desert Pines basketball determined to make amends for loss in state title game
Sunday, November 29, 2015
tipoff 2015-16:
The Desert Pines High basketball team walked off the court last February at Orleans Arena with their heads down after losing to Clark in the Division I-A state championship game. For months the Jaguars’ players have thought about that loss, and they will get a chance to redeem themselves in ...
UNR basketball lands commitment from Desert Pines standout
UNR basketball lands commitment from Desert Pines standout
Thursday, September 3, 2015
high school recruiting:
Trevon Abdullah felt like committing to the UNR basketball program before his visit today to the Northern Nevada campus. Eric Musselman, the Wolf Pack’s first-year coach, made quite an impression on ...
Clark basketball gets revenge against Desert Pines, wins second straight state title
Clark basketball gets revenge against Desert Pines, wins second straight state title
Saturday, February 28, 2015
high school basketball:
Colby Jackson and Carter Olsen were determined not to have a repeat performance. When the Clark High basketball team’s 12-point lead against Desert Pines to open the fourth quarter today in the Division I-A state championship game was trimmed to six ...
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Clark turns up defensive pressure, beats Desert Pines for Southern Region title
Saturday, February 21, 2015
high school basketball:
A loss might have saved the Clark High basketball team’s season. If the Chargers would not have lost to Faith Lutheran last month during league play, they might not have been able to fix some holes with their defense in time for the playoffs ...
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Catch them if you can: Fast-paced Desert Pines basketball again a state favorite
Friday, December 5, 2014
high school basketball:
This loss wasn’t easy to recover from. Desert Pines, the 2013 Division I-A state champions, came up short in its title defense against Elko in last season’s state semifinals. The game wasn’t ...
Photo: Clark basketball players, from left, Colby Jackson
Clark gets the best of Desert Pines in regional championship game; rematch likely to come at state
Saturday, February 22, 2014
high school basketball:
The Clark High basketball team had been in this spot before against Desert Pines with a championship on the line. So, during a timeout midway through the fourth quarter today in the Division I-A Southern Region championship game, and with surely most in the Clark huddle thinking about when they blew a double-digit lead late in last year’s state championship game to Desert Pines, coaches reminded players of a message they’ve been preaching all season: Finish.
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This prospect on UNLV's radar is still developing, blowing up with recruiters this summer
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
high school basketball: Nate Grimes, a 6-foot-7 rising junior from Desert Pines High, is ranked as the nation's 41st player at his position
Most college basketball programs don’t recruit high school players still looking to crack the varsity team entering their junior year. Then again, most don’t possess the skills of Desert Pines High rising junior Nate Grimes. The 6-foot-7 forward already has a scholarship offer from Utah State and recruiting interest from others, including hometown UNLV, despite not playing one minute of varsity basketball. And get this: Grimes’ first time playing organized basketball came during his freshman year at Cheyenne High — when he was so raw and inexperienced, he was assigned to the ninth-grade team. He was ineligible as a sophomore.
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Desert Pines rides star Jacobs in erasing 12-point fourth quarter deficit to down Clark for state title
Saturday, February 23, 2013
high school basketball: The championship is the first in any sport for Desert Pines, which opened in 1999
With the state high school basketball championship game tied and just seconds remaining, everyone at the Orleans Arena knew who would get the ball for Desert Pines High in the Division I-A finals against Clark. Julian Jacobs, a senior guard who is signed with USC, led a frantic comeback by Desert Pines in the fourth quarter, helping the Jaguars erase a 12-point deficit to set the table for the dramatic finish.
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Nevada's best high school basketball team might still be debated after state tournament
Thursday, February 21, 2013
high school basketball: Desert Pines and Clark are destined to meet for Division I-A title Saturday, thriving all season in the shadow of larger-classification schools Gorman and Centennial
At the end of the Desert Pines High basketball team’s Tuesday practice, Jaguars coach Mike Uzan brought his players together underneath the basket on the far side of the gym and delivered a simple message: Let’s make history. Uzan urged them to seize the moment, reminding the teenagers their goal of being state champions was two victories away.
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Desert Pines to retire Baylor standout Pierre Jackson's jersey Friday night
Friday, October 5, 2012
high school basketball:
Pierre Jackson was selected as the preseason basketball player of the year Thursday for the Big 12 Conference by the league’s coaches. Yes, the 5-foot-10 Baylor point guard and Las Vegas native is one of college basketball’s best players. While he’s humbled by the honor, Jackson is even more excited about another award he’s receiving this week. The former Desert Pines High standout will have his basketball jersey No. 5 retired Friday at halftime of the Jaguars’ football game against Virgin Valley.