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Jesse Granger

Sports Reporter

Jesse Granger is from Colorado and studied journalism at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism at UNLV. Jesse covers the Golden Knights NHL team, boxing and a variety of other sports for the Las Vegas Sun and The Sunday.

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Golden Knights hope patience will pay off with talented rookies
Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017
Less than five minutes into his NHL preseason debut, Golden Knights first round pick Cody Glass lifted a rolling puck into the air, just behind the back of a Canucks’ defenseman ...
Motorcyclist killed in crash with SUV
Monday, Sept. 18, 2017
A motorcyclist died after colliding with an SUV on Sunday in the northeast valley, according to Metro Police. The crash happened about 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of ...
Golden Knights dominate Canucks 9-4 in preseason opener
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
The Golden Knights opened their inaugural preseason Sunday with a scoring barrage, blasting the host Vancouver Canucks, 9-4. Rookie forward Tyler Wong nabbed the first hat trick in team history ...
Crews fighting Henderson brush fire
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Fire crews were fighting a brush fire near the Galleria Mall Sunday afternoon, according to Kathleen Richards of the Henderson Fire Department.
A fan's guide to enjoying Golden Knights games
Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017
Are you ready for the Golden Knights? Not just emotionally, but in terms of your stash of branded merchandise, plans to occupy watch parties and line on opportunities to get your kids falling in love with hockey?
Canelo, GGG likely headed to rematch after controversial tie
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Most felt Golovkin won the slugfest, or at very least it was an extremely close fight, but ringside judge Adalaide Byrd scored the fight ...
Blog: Canelo and GGG battle to a draw
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
Both fighters are undoubtedly great. Alvarez (49-1-1, 34 KOs) has accomplished more by the age of 27 than anyone in recent history, with wins over Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan and James Kirkland. But when ...
Why one of Golden Knights' best players might be left off opening-day roster
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017
General Manager George McPhee is faced with tough decisions when it comes to which defensemen will make the roster out of training camp ...
Del Sol uses passing attack to glide into win column
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Del Sol got its first win of the season Friday night on the shoulders of its dynamic receiving duo ...


Desert Pines offense gets on track against Silverado
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
When defending 3A state champion Desert Pines started the season 0-2 with two scoreless outings by its formerly high-powered offense, it raised some eyebrows.

Cimarron remains undefeated with victory at Centennial
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Down three points, and facing a 4th and 2 from the 7-yard line, Cimarron-Memorial quarterback George Tribble faked a handoff and rolled out of the pocket ...


Sense of urgency drives Virgin Valley to lopsided win over Western
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
After two straight losses by a combined 49 points, the Virgin Valley Bulldogs were looking to right the ship with an emphatic win ...


Canyon Springs-Basic ends in massive brawl, cloud of pepper spray
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
The scene at Basic High School was ugly, as the game ended with a massive brawl at midfield involving players and coaches engulfed in a cloud of yellow pepper spray from Clark County School District Police ...

'This event needs no hype': Canelo, Golovkin expect 'historic fight'
Friday, Sept. 15, 2017
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will step into the ring Saturday at T-Mobile Arena to decide the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world ...
Golden Knights' younger players show glimpses of team's future
Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017
While the Golden Knights may suffer in the short term, general manager George McPhee is hoarding high draft picks and elite prospects in an attempt to build what he hopes is the NHL’s next ...
Liberty football grabs win in inaugural Polynesian Classic
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
With three minutes remaining in the game, Liberty’s once three-touchdown lead appeared to be slipping away. ...
Golden Knights already building line combinations for rookies
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
Friday morning the Golden Knights rookies skated for their first practice of camp, and the team is already nearing its first exhibition game ....
'We are just having fun': Green Valley stays unbeaten with upset of Faith Lutheran
Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017
The Gators’ offense came out of halftime firing on all cylinders, with Barilla completing 11-of-15 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns in the second half alone ...
Crowd expected for Golden Knights' training camp opener
Friday, Sept. 8, 2017
The most important set of eyes on the players this week though, sit high above the rink peering down on them. General Manager George McPhee will be sitting in his perch, watching the team he has built from the ground up ...
Take 5: What to watch during the Golden Knights training camp
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
City National Arena isn’t completely finished. Fans won’t have access to the soon-to-be-opened restaurant and bar that overlooks both practice rinks, or the 4,000-square-foot-pro shop, but the $30 million hockey palace is already quite ...
Seahawks' Bennett alleges excessive police force in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit against Metro Police, alleging he was the victim of excessive force following last month’s Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight. Bennett, who was in town for the big fight Aug. 26, posted on Twitter that he was handcuffed and threatened by officers after ...
Golden Knights' Karlsson working to be key contributor
Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
The lefty helped Sweden win the gold medal at this year’s International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Europe. Karlsson scored a goal and added ...
As camp approaches, Golden Knights players getting familiar with each other
Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017
The Golden Knights are in a unique situation as their inaugural training camp approaches.< When rookie players hit the ice Friday it will be the first time many have skated together. While many ...
Northbound I-15 reopens after police incident closed northbound lanes for 30 minutes
Monday, Sept. 4, 2017
The freeway was reopened at approximately 12:45 p.m., according to police. Northbound lanes were ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our four sports writers started with ...
We are what we eat: Know what's in your food
Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017
If you are what you eat, does the same go for what your food eats? ...
Arbor View, firing on all cylinders, dismantles Desert Pines
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
The Arbor View Aggies sent the city a message last week with an opening-night blowout win over Las Vegas High.
'He’s a special kid': Norwood sparks Cimarron-Memorial against Del Sol
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Sophomore Jordan Norwood exploded for 300 rushing yards and three touchdowns Friday night, as Cimarron-Memorial crushed Del Sol 42-19.
Boulder City gains confidence in second win of season
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Towards the end of a dismal 2016 season, Boulder City football coach Chris Morelli decided to play his young players to get them experience.
Clark dominates Virgin Valley for upset victory
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
The Clark Chargers came away with the most surprising upset of the young season Friday night, dominating defending Sunrise League champs Virgin Valley from start to finish.
Burton stars as Canyon Springs hammers Cheyenne 41-6
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Diamonte Burton racked up more than 250 yards of total offense and four touchdowns as Canyon Springs cruised by rival Cheyenne 41-6 Friday night.
Local Whole Foods shoppers welcome the fruits of an Amazon-run grocery store
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
Las Vegas Valley shoppers seeking organic foods at reasonable prices may be able to reduce their number of grocery stops soon. On Monday, its first day after completing its $13.7 billion purchase of Whole Foods, Amazon slashed prices on select items throughout ...
New pro soccer team announces name: Las Vegas Lights FC
Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017
Las Vegas' new pro soccer team now has a name.
Faith Lutheran football's game in Houston canceled because of Harvey
Monday, Aug. 28, 2017
“It’s hard to focus on the misfortune of missing a football game when people have lost so much,” Faith Lutheran coach Fox said. “Our prayers are out to that administration, staff, school and everyone that is affected by this.”
5-year-old shoots himself in finger
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017
Detectives are investigating after a 5-year-old boy shot himself in the finger Sunday morning in the northeast valley, according to Metro Police...
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he's retiring, and this time he means it
Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017
“I did walk away from the sport before,” Mayweather said after beating Conor McGregor. “I didn’t have to come back. I’m not a fool. If I see an opportunity to make $300 million in 36 minutes I’m going to do it but this is my last one. You have my word.”
'I’m almost speechless': Western elated to finally end losing streak
Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017
As the final seconds ticked off the clock during Western High’s 20-0 win over Rancho Friday night, the players on the sideline counted down ...
Legacy's Valenzuela unleashes air attack against Silverado
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Roberto Valenzuela threw for 227 yards and four touchdowns to lead Legacy to a dominant 46-10 opening night win over Silverado Friday night ...
Slow start dooms Canyon Springs in California
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
When Canyon Springs scheduled a road trip to California to play last year’s state runner-up, the Pioneers knew it would be a challenge ...
Ground attack leads to dominant Mojave win over Del Sol
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Junior Elijah Alvarez intercepted two passes on defense, and scored on offense to help Mojave cruise past Del Sol 36-0 Friday night ...
Tyray Collins shines in Chaparral's win over Bonanza
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
After a scoreless first half, the Chaparral Cowboys completed the comeback to win 14-6 on opening night at Bonanza High ...
Virgin Valley rides balanced attack to victory
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
All-City running back Jayden Perkins picked up this season right where he left off in 2016, accounting for 296 yards and four touchdowns to lead Virgin Valley to a 31-12 opening night win over Canyon View of Utah ...
T.K. Fotu leads Durango to win at Pahrump Valley
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
Durango outlasted host Pahrump Valley in a hard-fought opening night battle, 26-19. ...
Irish fans make their voices heard at McGregor-Mayweather weigh-in
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017
On the eve of Saturday’s mega-fight with Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather walked into T-Mobile Arena to the roar of thousands of emphatic boos. Mayweather’s hometown venue was taken over by thousands of Irish fans. ...
Going the distance: Teams booking more out-of-state excursions
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
The Bishop Gorman High football program was having a hard time finding local teams to play in nonleague games. So they looked out of state. ...
Mayweather complimentary of McGregor ahead of Saturday's fight in Las Vegas
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
There were no expletive-lined suits, extravagant fur coats or stacks of money being dumped out of a backpack. McGregor did get in a few verbal shots, but it was significantly ...
Will Golden Knights fans face television blackout to start the season?
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017
The Vegas Golden Knights are 24 days away from the first game in franchise history, and there’s a chance many in Southern Nevada won’t get to view the area’s first major sports franchise on television. In the three months since the Golden Knights agreed to a multiyear deal making AT&T SportsNet their television home, it appears little progress has been made to get ...
Rebels to wear throwback football helmet to celebrate 50th anniversary
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
UNLV football will hark back to the days of Hall of Famer Randall Cunningham this season, wearing throwback helmets in the season opener on Sept. 2. In celebration ...
Jones Boulevard reopened after natural gas leak
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Jones Boulevard has been shut down from Russell Road to the 215 Beltway because of a natural gas leak at a construction site, according to ...
Henderson Police searching for man in stabbing of Uber driver
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017
Henderson Police are looking for a man who stabbed an Uber driver during a carjacking in December. The incident happened about 10 p.m. on Dec. 14 at ...

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