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Ray Brewer

Assistant Managing Editor/Digital and Sports

Ray has been covering sports in Southern Nevada since 1996. His work is regularly honored by the Nevada Press Association.

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High School Football Picks: Week 10
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
The final week of the regular season is upon us. ...
These basketball programs need to win or Mountain West will remain one-bid league
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
The league’s Big 3 can’t be UNR, Air Force and San Jose State because those teams lack national recognition. They don’t have players in the NBA or a history of winning. They aren’t an attractive draw for …
Vegas Play of the Day: Syracuse at Miami
Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
Green Valley improves to 8-1 with win against Coronado
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Jay Kakiva had a defensive touchdown tonight for the Green Valley High football team when he recovered a fumble in the endzone ...
Faith Lutheran beats Centennial, grabs No. 2 playoff seed
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Sagan Gronauer rushed for four touchdowns tonight in the Faith Lutheran High football team’s 36-20 win against Centennial, giving the Crusaders ...
Valley rallies past Boulder City for third straight win
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Valley’s Endy Diaz missed both of the extra points he attempted in the first half tonight at Boulder City. But in the second half, Diaz was perfect on all three of his attempts, including the ...
Gorman blanks Durango, will face Sierra Vista for Southwest title
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Bishop Gorman has recorded a shutout in each of its five Southwest Division games. Next week, it hosts Sierra Vista ...
Bone Game still means something between Las Vegas, Rancho
Las Vegas posts 22nd straight win in series
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
The Rancho High football team gained 18 yards on this play early in the first quarter against visiting Las Vegas in the annual “Bone Game.” Rancho hasn’t won in the rivalry series since the 1990s and most of the recent contests ...
Friday Night Roundup: Palo Verde pounds Shadow Ridge battle in crucial league game
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
The Shadow Ridge High football team needed just one victory in its final three games to make the playoffs, while Palo Verde need to win its final three contests to ...
UNLV product Sequoia Holmes ready to return home with WNBA franchise
Holmes averaged 3.3 points and 11.3 minutes per game with San Antonio last season
Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Keeping tabs on Holmes will be easier this summer. The former Lady Rebels star finished last season with San Antonio of the WNBA, which announced this week it is relocating to Las Vegas for the 2018 season after ...
BYU football gains commitment from Las Vegas-area defender
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Herron is a three-year varsity performer, and has anchored the Arbor View ...
Bubba Watson will play at Las Vegas PGA Tour stop in November
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Watson has 11 all-time tour wins, including in 2012 and ‘14 at the Masters. The Shriners tournament is Nov. 2-5 ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Celtics at Cavs
Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
High School Football Picks: Week 9
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer might have made their worst pick of the year last week. ..
Vegas Play of the Day: UNLV at Air Force
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
Green Valley uses defense, running game to win Henderson Bowl
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Green Valley High football players were taking a picture with the Henderson Bowl trophy Friday night following the Gators 35-21 win against visiting Basic in the annual rivalry game. When the trophy made ...
Chaparral uses rushing attack to down Del Sol
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Tyray Collins rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns today for the Chaparral High football team ...
Faith Lutheran scores 36 unanswered to open game against Shadow Ridge
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Both teams entered with one loss in league play and the game was expected to be closely contested. But Faith Lutheran scored ...
Foothill's Riggin passes for 3 TDs in Victory Bell win
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Issac Oliva rushed for two touchdowns for Foothill, which led 33-0 at halftime ...
Las Vegas grabs first win, looks ahead to Bone Game with Rancho
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Miles Davis had a kickoff returns for a touchdown for Las Vegas, and Cody Summers had a rushing touchdown ...
Bishop Gorman records fourth straight shutout in 64-0 win
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Gorman’s defense, led by Jordan Lee’s fifth interception of the season, recorded its fourth consecutive shutout ...
Friday night roundup: Arbor View tops Legacy; Green Valley downs Basic
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017
Henderson Bowl between Basic and host Green Valley is also tonight, and coaches said this week the matchup appears to be even. Basic has won the last two meetings in the rivalry dating back to ..
Basic, GV ready for another competitive Henderson Bowl
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017
Green Valley leads the all-time series 16-10, but Basic has won the past two meetings — including 35-7 last year. That fact doesn’t sit well at Green Valley ...
You couldn't have asked for a better opening night of Golden Knights hockey
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
We cried together, stood up to cheered together and continued to heal together. Thankfully, we have the Golden Knights. They gave this community an awesome display, everything from a classy pregame production to a well-played hockey game. That says something about ...
Rev. Donald Clark, civil rights activist in Las Vegas, dies at 84
Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017
When the Rev. Donald Clark didn’t show up for Sunday services at Life Care Center, his friends sensed something was wrong. In 18 years at the center, he was rarely absent ...
High School Football Picks: Week 8
Monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Teams always get a little extra motivation going up against their rivals, which could mean we’re in for one heck of a week of high school football. ...
Liberty defender picks UNR football
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017
Liberty High defensive end Crishaun Lappin verbally committed to UNR football tonight after ...
Brewer: UNLV first-class in pregame memorial, and that's what matters most
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
They were asked to play their hardest in a game with significant meaning for the community. And while they lost the game, it wasn’t because of their effort. They fought from start to finish, but even their best ...
Game Two: Golden Knights rally for overtime win at Arizona
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Tonight Vegas faces the Arizona Coyotes (0-1-0) and will try to avoid a letdown after their emotional win …
Vegas Play of the Day: Penn State at Northwestern
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
Desert Pines' sophomore class making strides, winning games
Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017
Tyler Williamson stepped to the line of scrimmage and looked around at his teammates. Whoever the Desert Pines high quarterback gave the ball to, it was going to be ...
Durango football wins nonleague game against Del Sol
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
The Durango High football team rushed for 360 yards touchdown at Del Sol in a 19-12 victory ...
Canyon Springs' Burton too much for Las Vegas to contain
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
The defending league champion Pioneers received three rushing and two passing touchdowns from senior DiaMante Burton in a ...
Faith Lutheran wins third straight game
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Sagan Gronauer threw three touchdowns to Dalton Kincaid today for the Faith Lutheran High football team ...
Arbor View uses long TD run from punter in win against Palo Verde
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Arbor View punter J.J. Tuinei had a 56-yard touchdown run, being forced out of the pocket following a bad snap and turning ...
Liberty closes with 36 unanswered points in win over Foothill
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Liberty, the six-time defending Sunrise Regional champions, trailed 9-7 late in the first half. But Crishaun Lappin scored the ...
Shadow Ridge takes down Centennial, improves to 3-1 in league
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
The Shadow Ridge High football team has been in this spot before ...
Pahrump Valley football beats Cheyenne, 35-14
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
Nico Velazquez carried the ball 21 times for 164 yards and two touchdowns today for the host Pahrump Valley football team in ...
Friday night roundup: Basic, Coronado pay tribute to fallen officer
Coronado sophomore Ayzayah Hartfield's dad, Charleston, one of 59 dead in Sunday's shooting
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017
The football teams of Basic and Coronado highs will come together at midfield tonight before their game for a moment of unity in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip ...
Play of the Day: New England at Tampa Bay
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
Teen survivor of L.V. shooting looking for good Samaritan who carried him to safety
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017
Nick Campbell’s first phone call was to his dad. “He called me around 10 and said, ‘Dad, I got shot,’” Jeff Campbell said. “I said, ‘Nick, stop.’ I thought he was joking. Then I heard all of the commotion and ...
High School Football Picks: Week 7
Monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Two games apiece went against Ray Brewer and Case Keefer in last week’s high school football picks. ...
Gallant effort: Golden Knights coach asks players for what he gave out on the ice
Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017
Those experiences earn him instant credibility with players, many of whom he just met a few weeks ago when the Golden Knights gathered for camp. “I’m a guy who is 80 percent positive. I am fair,” Gallant said of his expectation for players. “I expect you to work hard and compete everyday to get better.” ...
Gorman's Jamal Bey picks Washington basketball
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
Bey became a top target for Washington when Dave Rice, the former UNLV coach, joined the Huskies staff in the spring ...
Depleted Faith Lutheran gets contributions from many in win at Legacy
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017
Faith Lutheran played without five injured starters, then at the end of the first half, was dealt other injury blow when standout wide receiver Elijah Kothe dove awkwardly on his arm. But ...
QB Presser has big rushing day, leads Shadow Ridge past Cimarron-Memorial
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Kody Presser carried the ball 10 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns tonight for the Shadow Ridge High football team ...
Canyon Springs beats Valley in Northeast League opener
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
DiaMante Burton rushed and passed for two touchdown tonight for the Canyon Springs High football team in a 54-6 win at Valley ...
Gorman football records another shutout
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
The Gaels have posted 11 consecutive scoreless quarters, including sophomore Micah Bowens accounting for ...
Eldorado tops Rancho for first win
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Jaime Rangel accounted for four touchdowns today for the Eldorado High football team in a 48-8 against Rancho to give the Sundevils their first win of the season ...
High school football roundup: Liberty beats Green Valley for Southeast bragging rights
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Sunrise Region power Liberty faces a tough test in its Southeast League opener at undefeated Green Valley; Faith Lutheran visits Legacy in a battle of two Northwest League contenders; the 3A Sunset League opens with Sunrise Mountain at Mojave in a game that ...

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