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Jesse Granger

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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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Liberty player who lost father in shooting scores clinching TD in regional championship
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
As Liberty High running back Kishon Pitts tumbled into the endzone to score a game-icing touchdown to give the Patriots ...
Golden Knights dominate third period to win in Vancouver
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
The Golden Knights third period troubles have been well documented, as they’ve struggled to hold onto leads in the closing stanza. That wasn’t the case Thursday night in Vancouver, as Vegas scored three times in the final 20 minutes to notch an impressive 5-2 win over the Canucks...
Running back standout, Mojave ready for state semifinals
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
The breakout year, for Walker and entire Mojave football team, has been a surprise to just about everyone, except ...
Oilers crush Golden Knights 8-2 in Edmonton
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
The Golden Knights struggles on the road continued Tuesday night as they were bludgeoned 8-2 by the Oilers in Edmonton. It was ugly from the beginning, as the Oilers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period. Edmonton opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal by Oscar Klefbom ...
Q+A: The coach behind the Golden Knight goalies’ next-man-up success
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017
A lot of factors have contributed to the Vegas Golden Knights’ shockingly good start to their inaugural season, but nothing has been more instrumental than ...
Las Vegas Lights FC name head coach
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
The Las Vegas Lights FC announced today that José Luis Sánchez Solá will be the first head coach in the team’s history. Solá, commonly referred to as “Chelis,” coached Chivas USA of Major League Soccer in ...
Two in critical condition after morning crash in west valley
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Two people were critically injured in a crash this morning in the west valley ...
Week Ahead: Golden Knights dive into divisional play
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
The Golden Knights got a much-needed boost returning to Las Vegas after a tough six-game road trip, winning 5-2 against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday at T-Mobile Arena. The team followed it up with two days off the ice to recuperate before they head right back on the road for a pair of games in Canada. Here’s a look at the week ahead for the Golden Knights...
For soccer fans in Las Vegas, the Lights are on downtown
Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Brett Lashbrook believes he has found something special at Cashman Field. The owner of Las Vegas’ newest professional sports team, Las Vegas Lights Football Club, is more than happy to move his United Soccer League team into the stadium the Las Vegas 51s baseball team has for years tried to ditch. For Lashbrook, the 34-year-old stadium is perfectly situated for soccer, right in the heart of the city near downtown. Before the Lights arrived, Las Vegas was the second-largest city in the country without ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Oilers at Capitals
Sunday, Nov. 12, 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 ...
Engelland's unlikely offensive contributions helping fuel Golden Knights
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Deryk Engelland is best known for two things: being a solid defenseman, and even more so, for being the only Las Vegan on the Golden Knights roster. Lately, the 35-year-old seems to ...
Golden Knights stifle Jets' power play in 5-2 win
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
William Karlsson win a sprint from center ice, getting behind the Winnipeg defenders for a breakaway chance. He deked Jets’ goaltender Connor Hellebuyck onto the ice and calmly lifted a backhand shot into the net for a shorthanded goal. The Golden Knights contained the Winnipeg Jets’ vaunted power play, and scored a shorthanded goal in a dominating 5-2 win Friday night at T-Mobile Arena...
The puck stops here
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Vegas Golden Knights are carving out a place in the city.
Green Valley's defense dominates in win over Canyon Springs
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
The Green Valley football team cruised to a 9-1 record, and made it to the Southeast League semifinal game on the back of its high octane offense. But Thursday night, the Gators offense that averaged 35.5 points per game was stymied, and the defense came to the rescue...
Mojave in state tournament for first time in school history after win over Virgin Valley
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
The 80-mile drive down Interstate 15 between Mesquite and Las Vegas can be a long, boring trip but Thursday night the Mojave football team enjoyed every second of it. The bus ride through the desert was an hour-long party for the Rattlers, who were returning home after a 46-20 win over Virgin Valley to clinch a spot in the state tournament for the first time in school history...
Golden Knights’ McPhee on Shipachyov: ‘Sometimes it just doesn’t work’
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
George McPhee has been nearly flawless since he was hired as the Golden Knights general manager in July 2016. He navigated through the expansion draft masterfully, collecting ...
Golden Knights’ Marc-Andre Fleury back on ice after concussion
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
For the first time in nearly a month, Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury took the ice this morning at City National Arena. Fleury was placed on injured reserve after suffering a ...
Golden Knights fall short in Montreal, end lengthy road trip with a loss
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
The Golden Knights made it exciting, scoring a goal in the game’s final minutes with the goalie pulled, but fell just short Tuesday night in Montreal. Vegas trailed the Canadiens 3-1 when they pulled goaltender Maxime Lagace. With the extra attacker on the ice ...
Golden Knights complete comeback but fall short in shootout
Monday, Nov. 6, 2017
The Golden Knights came up empty in three attempts during their first shootout in franchise history, falling 4-3 to the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night. Despite the disappointing showing in the shootout, the Golden Knights did good to earn a point after falling behind 3-1 in the first period...
Vegas Play of the Day: Hornets at Timberwolves
Sunday, Nov. 5, 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 ...
Blog: Golden Knights hang on to beat Senators, snap losing streak
Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
The Golden Knights scored three power play goals, and held the Senators scoreless with a man advantage to escape with a 5-4 win. Jonathan Marchessault scored a goal and assisted on two others to help the Golden Knights to a 5-2 lead early in the third period. Erik Haula scored his third and fourth goals ...
Canyon Springs routs Basic 41-0 in game of redemption
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Basic High wide receiver Steven Justice caught a seven-yard pass during the first quarter of Friday night’s game with Canyon Springs, and was tackled near the sidelines by a host of Pioneer’s defensive backs. The momentum carried Justice out of bounds and into Canyon Springs’ sidelines where Justice came crashing down onto a slab of pavement ...
Virgin Valley makes halftime adjustments to edge Pahrump Valley
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
The Virgin Valley football team led Pahrump Valley Friday night at halftime despite its defense surrendering 28 points in the opening stanza. The Bulldogs’ offense, spearheaded by all-city running back Jayden Perkins, scored 30 points of their own ...
Oliva's five scores lead Foothill over Las Vegas
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Senior running back Isaac Oliva found the end zone five times as Foothill crushed Las Vegas High 42-14 in the first round of the playoffs Friday night...
Mojave beats Chaparral for first playoff win in five years
Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
The Mojave football team got the ball with only 3:30 to play, facing a four-point deficit and needing to drive the length of the field to win its first playoff game in five years...
Video: The Sun answers your Golden Knights questions
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017
The Sun's Golden Knights beat writer, Jesse Granger, sat down with Case Keefer to answer your questions about the team ...
Golden Knights collapse in third period to fall 6-4 to Rangers
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017
The Golden Knights suffered another third period collapse Tuesday night, but this time without the late-game magic. New York scored four unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Golden Knights 6-4 at Madison Square Garden...
Golden Knights lose another goalie to injury, fall 6-3 to Islanders
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
When Golden Knights goaltender Oscar Dansk slipped and fell to the ice away from the play, it was a sight all too familiar to the franchise in only its 10th game in franchise history. Dansk was helped off the ice, but only after allowing a game-tying goal seconds before ...
Pedestrian hit by car, killed in central valley
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
A pedestrian was hit by a car and killed while crossing a street Saturday in the central valley, according to Metro Police. The incident happened about 6:30 p.m. on Swenson Street, south of ...
Fire knocks out utilities at apartment building, displaces residents
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
A fire that started in the laundry room of a central valley apartment complex this morning displaced 10 people from their homes, according to Las Vegas Fire & Rescue officials. The fire, reported just before 6 a.m. in ...
Pro soccer team Las Vegas Lights FC unveil logo
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
The Las Vegas Lights FC soccer team unveiled its logo today. The emblem represents the city with the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign shape and neon-light lettering in the colors of the seal of the city...
Road trip, Shipachyov uncertainty highlight week ahead for Golden Knights
Monday, Oct. 30, 2017
Following a two-week, seven game home stand the Golden Knights finally hit the road for only their second trip of the season. Meanwhile, the team is dealing with the uncertainty surrounding Russian center Vadim Shipachyov...
Vegas Play of the Day: Capitals at Flames
Sunday, Oct. 29, 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 ...
Video Analysis: Dissecting Oscar Lindberg's spectacular goal
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
When Oscar Lindberg was selected by the Golden Knights from the New York Rangers in the expansion draft, he had only scored 21 goals in 133 career NHL games. Like many ...
Blog: Golden Knights demolish Avalanche 7-0
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
The Golden Knights beat the Colorado Avalanche by a touchdown Friday afternoon at T-Mobile Arena. The impressive 7-0 victory was the highest score in franchise history, the first shutout in franchise history and capped off the first five-game winning streak for an expansion team in NHL history...
Green Valley's all-purpose Kealoha comes through in clutch at Foothill
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Green Valley senior kicker Antoin Kealoha went through his routine, taking three steps backwards and two to the side. The Foothill marching band led the packed bleachers in a deafening cheer in an attempt to shake Kealoha’s focus.
Dominating Canyon Springs win sets up rematch vs. Basic
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Six weeks ago Canyon Springs and Basic ended their game in a sideline-clearing brawl that ended in both teams receiving a double-forfeit as well as a forfeit loss in their games the following week.
Legacy's Aubrey Washington runs wild against Shadow Ridge
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
It seemed Legacy running back Aubrey Washington would find the end zone nearly every time he touched the ball Friday night at Shadow Ridge High School.
With win over Pahrump, Mojave charges into playoffs
Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017
Mojave running back Tawee Walker ran for 120 yards and three touchdowns Friday night to clinch the second seed in the 3A Sunset Region and a home playoff game for the Rattlers.
Next man up: In minors last week, Golden Knights goalie Dansk to face Chicago
Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017
Dansk may be the Golden Knights netminder for an extended time. Subban was put on the injured reserve and is expected to be out ...
Police: Man arrested in kidnapping, assault of UNLV student
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
Metro Police say they have arrested a man in the kidnapping and assault of a UNLV student last week. Juh’Juan Washington, 21, was arrested Sunday and ...
Man injured, taken to hospital after Henderson house fire
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
A man was injured in a house fire this morning, Henderson Fire Department spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said. The fire was reported about 9:40 a.m. on Box Elder Way, near ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Falcons at Patriots
Sunday, Oct. 22, 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 ...
Putting for dough: High-stakes tournament gives players a chance to feel like a pro
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
A new tournament headed to town is all about putting, with thousands of dollars on the line.
Working overtime: Golden Knights cash in late again to beat Blues
Vegas down another goalie as Malcolm Subban exits in third period
Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
The Golden Knights are taking on the personality of their city — they’re becoming known for late nights. ...
Blog: Golden Knights shock Blues 3-2 in overtime
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
To this point, the Golden Knights have passed nearly every test they’ve faced this season. Tonight they may have the toughest one yet, as they host the first-place St. Louis Blues at 7:30 p.m. at T-Mobile Arena...
Lack of expectations could explain the Golden Knights' blazing start
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Through the first two weeks of the NHL season, one of the biggest mysteries of the league is how the Golden Knights keep winning ...
Thomas' scoring spurt lifts Palo Verde past Shadow Ridge
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
In a span of seven total plays from scrimmage that took only 2:33 of game time, Palo Verde running back Chamere Thomas found the end zone three times ...
Legacy cruises to victory as Washington gashes Cimarron defense
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Aubrey Washington ran roughshod on the Spartans defense to lead Legacy to a 35-0 shutout win over Cimarron-Memorial Friday night.
Mojave clinches playoff spot with dominant win
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
The Mojave Rattlers rode another great performance by star running back Tawee Walker to a playoff-clinching victory Friday night.

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