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September 19, 2019

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Ray Brewer

Managing Editor

Ray Brewer, a proud local, has been part of Greenspun Media Group since the mid-1990s. He’s covered high school and UNLV sports, and managed the Las Vegas Sun’s award-winning website. He’s a graduate of Chaparral High School and UNLV, and a fierce defender of Las Vegas — especially in comparisons to Reno. Brewer and his wife, Karla, have two children. And they all are passionate about the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Las Vegas boys, Faith Lutheran girls top prep soccer rankings
Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019
The defending state champion Las Vegas High soccer team remains in the top spot of the Southern Nevada High School Soccer Coaches Association rankings ...
High School Football Picks: Week 5
Monday, Sept. 16, 2019
With a month’s worth of the schedule completed, Ray Brewer and Case Keefer stand deadlocked with the same record in their column picking at every high school football game. ...  

Pep talk for Valley football taps spirit of past glory
Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019
The obstacles of an inner-city program, most notably a lack of participation, have led to consecutive losing seasons. Things got worse in August when the Clark County School District determined the turf home field was unplayable, forcing the Vikings to ...
Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV at Northwestern
Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day. Our four sports writers started with ...
Devonte Armstrong leads Cheyenne to Duel in the Desert victory
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Devonte Armstrong passed for three touchdowns and 284 yards Friday night for the Cheyenne High football team in a 29-23 victory against ...
Centennial's Jordan Smith couldn't be stopped in win against Basic
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Jordan Smith had four touchdown runs Friday for the Centennial High football team, who overcame a slow start against host Basic ...
Turnover at end of first half costly in Liberty's loss in California
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Germie Bernard had two touchdown receptions today for the Liberty football team, but it wasn’t enough in a 63-29 loss ...
Boulder City wins overtime thriller in Pahrump
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Parker Reynolds’ 2-point conversion pass to Trey Davis in overtime lifted the Boulder City High football team to a 20-18 victory ...
Arbor View edges Legacy in overtime of rivalry game
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Koa Carmichael’s quarterback sneak for a touchdown in overtime lifted the Arbor View football team to a hard fought ...
Desert Pines blanks Sierra Vista
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Michael Jackson lll had a receiving touchdown and a kick return for a score tonight for the Desert Pines football team ...
Clark grabs upset win against previously undefeated Chaparral
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
You could label Clark High’s 27-20 win against Chaparral as the upset of the night ...
Silverado records 5 interceptions in win at Del Sol
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
The Skyhawks had five interceptions, including an interception return for a score from Ryan Thomas ...
Durango topples Sunrise Mountain, 31-14
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Ryan Cabase and Alariun Green each had two touchdown runs today for the Durango High football team in a 31-14 victory against Sunrise Mountain ...
Palo Verde fights off Green Valley, improves to 3-0
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Tanner Vaughan had a fumble recovery and interception return today for the Palo Verde football team in a 14-7 victory against host Green Valley ...
Defense leads Valley to season's first win
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
Senior quarterback Jarrett Zibert accounted for four touchdown today for the Valley High football team in a 28-7 victory ...
Friday Night Roundup: Rivalry games highlight schedule for Las Vegas football programs
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019
It’s rivalry week for Las Vegas area high school football teams. Well, at least one of the rivalry weeks. Bonanza and Spring Valley battle in the “Banner Game,” Legacy visits Arbor View for “Battle of the Bulls,” and Cheyenne tangles with Cimarron-Memorial in the “Duel in the Desert.” Cheyenne and Cimarron-Memorial each ...
Las Vegas Aces lead WNBA in 2019 merchandise sales
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019
The second-year Las Vegas franchise topped those of No. 2 Minnesota, No. 3 Seattle, fourth-ranked New York and fifth-ranked Washington in the team apparel rankings, which were based on WNBAStore.com sales ...
Gorman gets Polynesian Football Classic victory
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Quarterback Micah Bowens passed to Rome Odunze for three long touchdowns today in Bishop Gorman’s 42-21 victory over visiting ...
Vegas Play of the Day: LSU at Texas
Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day. Our four sports writers started with ...
Sierra Vista football 'lets one slip away' against Hawaii school
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Louis Grahovac had a touchdown run for Sierra Vista ...
Coronado topples Sunrise Mountain, 57-0
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Chris Avila had two rushing touchdowns and Matthew Orlando also found the endzone Friday ...
Liberty football suffers lopsided defeat in Polynesian Football Classic
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
The Liberty High football team won’t face a team of this caliber again this season ...
They're back: Las Vegas beats Silverado, improves to 3-0
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
The Las Vegas High football team used a pair of defensive touchdowns today to beat host Silverado 39-28 in ...
Legacy drops heartbreaker in California
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Aaron Holloway had nine receptions for 219 yards and one touchdown tonight for the Legacy High football in a 20-16 defeat at Paraclete of California ...
Cheyenne turns great week of practice into victory over Rancho
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Majae Madison rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns today for the Cheyenne football team ...
Clark erases halftime deficit to beat Valley
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
D’on Williams’ 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter tonight was the difference in Clark’s 12-6 win against Valley ...
Second-half shutout helps Palo Verde beat Desert Oasis
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Paul Myro had a pair of touchdown runs today for the Palo Verde football team in a 27-12 victory against visiting Desert Oasis ...
Virgin Valley defense holds strong on final Del Sol drive
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Jason Abbott and Wyatt Anderson had late quarterback sacks for the Virgin Valley High football team in a 28-27 victory against Del Sol
3 games, 3 wins for the Foothill football team
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
The Foothill High football team won for the third straight week to open the season tonight with a 14-7 victory at Shadow Ridge ...
Cimarron-Memorial blanks Mojave, 56-0
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Jose Carrasco had two interceptions and two receiving touchdowns today for the Cimarron-Memorial football team in a 56-0 ...
Basic scores three unanswered TDs, beats Durango
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Jordan Smith had a pair of short touchdown runs today for the Basic High football team ...
Arbor View drops physical game in Arizona, 41-7
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
D’Andre Washington had a short touchdown run today for the Arbor View High football team ...
Moapa Valley returns to winning ways, handles Green Valley
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Hayden Redd had a pair of second half touchdown runs and 109 rushing yards today for the host Moapa Valley football team ...
Centennial's Smith runs wild in Utah win
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Jordan Smith rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns today for the Centennial High football team ...
Canyon Springs will be better in long run from game in Atlanta area
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
The result wasn’t what the Canyon Springs High football team envisioned in their trip from North Las Vegas to Atlanta ...
Friday Night Roundup: All eyes on Polynesian Football Classic; Arbor View faces test in Arizona
Friday, Sept. 6, 2019
Many eyes from the national high school football community will be on Las Vegas this weekend for the Polynesian Football Classic at Bishop Gorman. The four-game event, which begins at 7 tonight when Liberty hosts California power St. John Bosco, features ...
Slam Academy building football program from scratch, making progress
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
Mike Cofer didn’t like the pace of his team’s football practice. The Slam Academy players appeared to be moving to the next drill with a leisurely stride — something that caught the coach’s eye.
Aviators win PCL division crown, take celebratory swim at Las Vegas Ballpark
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019
The Las Vegas Aviators won the franchise’s first PCL Pacific Southern Division title since 2014 on Sunday with a 8-1 victory against visiting Tacoma ...
A final season in the sun for Sam Boyd Stadium
Nearly 50-year-old facility stirs sense of nostalgia for longtime UNLV football fans
Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019
We’ve been attending events at the Silver Bowl since we were kids. It’s what we native Las Vegans do on Saturdays in the fall, navigating the side streets to the east Las Vegas stadium to watch our beloved scarlet and gray.
Gorman's rally in Hawaii comes up short against St. Louis
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
Ten-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman didn’t gain a first down on their initial four possessions Friday against St. Louis at Aloha Stadium in falling behind ...
Liberty squanders double-digit lead in Hawaiian defeat
Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019
The Liberty High football team may have let this game slip away ...
For one half, Desert Pines football lives up to hype
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
Members of the Desert Pines football team raced out to the line of scrimmage and started to break the huddle. Then, they realized a lineman was missing ...
Damani Wilks accounts for four touchdowns in Del Sol win
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
Damani Wilks passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another tonight for the Del Sol football team ...
Sierra Vista gains experience in Utah defeat
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
The Sierra Vista High football team was on the wrong end of a lopsided 56-7 defeat Friday at Skyridge of Utah.
Clark grabs 14-0 victory against Rancho
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
One week after dropping 13 passes in a season opening loss, Clark made clear improvements ...
Friday Night Roundup: Gorman, Liberty face tough test in Hawaii
Friday, Aug. 30, 2019
The Bishop Gorman and Liberty high football teams will face separate opponents tonight in the road games of a lifetime. The Las Vegas area powers, always eager to schedule challenging nonleague games, are in Hawaii to face respected regional opponents. When you consider the travel and ...
High School Football Picks: Week 2
Monday, Aug. 26, 2019
The procession of out-of-state games continues early in the high school football season. ...

A star is born: Gorman freshman Branch dazzles in football debut
Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019
Gorman in its rise to national prominence over the past decade has featured many types of standouts ...
Faith Lutheran starts slow in loss to Arizona school
Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
The Faith Lutheran football team surrendered 40 first-half points against visiting Mountain Pointe of Arizona in a 40-17 defeat ...
Scroggins passes for 5 TDs in Las Vegas win
Friday, Aug. 23, 2019
Ja’shawn Scroggins passed for 300 yards and five touchdowns for the Las Vegas High football team in a 42-28 win against visiting Adelanto of California.