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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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UNLV football gets $1 million donation for practice facility
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
The university announced today that Las Vegas Sands will donate $1 million for the $28 million state-of-the-art facility ...
High School Basketball Picks: Entry 4
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Three weeks remain in the high school basketball regular season with much of the playoff picture still to be decided. ...
Gorman, Findlay Prep highlight basketball showcase at South Point
Friday, Jan. 19, 2018
It usually is one of the Las Vegas area’s best attended high school basketball games of the season. The “Big City Showdown” between Bishop Gorman and Findlay Prep is ...
UNLV's Danny Musovski expected to be first-round pick in Friday's MLS SuperDraft
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Musovski is expected to be a first round pick Friday in the MLS SuperDraft in Philadelphia, cementing his claim as one of UNLV’s all-time greats. He’ll likely ...
Best in preps: Nominations open for upcoming Sun Standout Awards
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018
The Las Vegas Sun will again host its Sun Standout Awards in late May, celebrating the year in local high school sports — from those memorable moments to ...
High School Basketball Picks: Week 3
Monday, Jan. 15, 2018
It’s Big City Showdown time in Las Vegas. ...
Vegas Play of the Day: 5 reasons why the Titans will cover at New England
Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
Lights owner on home opener with Reno: 'Beat Reno. Early and often. Every time.'
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
The Lights announced today that their home opener will be March 24 at Cashman Field against ...
CCSD principals will ask NIAA to hold off on expanding to class 5A
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018
“We have never come to a unanimous consensus on anything before. Yet, we did for this. We wanted to do what is right by as many kids as we could. We wanted (realignment) ...
2 from Las Vegas part of MaxPreps high school football All-American team
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018
Not only were Faith Lutheran linebacker Ma’a Gaoteote and Liberty two-year standout Zyrus Fiaseu two of the ...
High School Basketball Picks: Entry 2
Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
It’s time for local high school basketball teams to reacquaint themselves. ...
Las Vegas high school, building its athletic program, finds that success builds on success
Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018
Sunrise Mountain High School opened in 2009, and its sports teams struggled for the first several years of the athletic program’s existence. But lately, the Miners have enjoyed some success, and their coaches and principal attribute that to the culture of togetherness as much as to physical performance.
Vegas Play of the Day: Falcons at Rams
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
It took this prep basketball player four years to score, and it was worth the wait
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Here’s a kid who is mostly reserved and quiet in class but has found his niche in basketball. It’s a credit to his teammates and coaches showing him the way, and a credit to the kid for his passion for the game. It’s a friendly reminder that ...
Vegas Play of the Day: East Carolina at South Florida
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with ...
Vegas, take a bow: Because of you, Golden Knights have massive home-ice advantage
Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018
What’s happening at T-Mobile Arena, no matter the opponent or day of the week, has become the story of the NHL season. The Knights are historically good for an expansion franchise, regardless of the sport ...
10 predictions for Las Vegas sports in 2018
Monday, Jan. 1, 2018
Who will Conor McGregor fight next? Who will be the top contenders for the NASCAR Cup? Who will win the Super Bowl? How will UNLV basketball’s season end? We predict those answers and more ...
Instant Analysis: This one hurts for the UNLV basketball team
Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017
Just when it appeared the Rebels had turned the corner in rebuilding the program, as witnessed by an 11-2 record in nonleague games and many flashes of solid play, the Rebels regressed ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Orange Bowl — Wisconsin vs. Miami
Saturday, Dec. 30, 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 ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Quick Lane Bowl — Duke vs. Northern Illinois
Tuesday, Dec. 26, 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 ...
Hard-hitting women: Las Vegans thrive when given the chance to compete
Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017
Las Vegas’ new WNBA team is just the latest example of the city’s growth in women’s sports. Soccer, tennis and basketball — and even wrestling, football and hockey — have become fertile ground for young female athletes to develop their skills and enrich their lives through
competition.
Gorman basketball wins first meeting with rival Clark, claims Tarkanian Classic
Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017
Taitz scored a game-high 26 points tonight for Gorman in the finals of the Tarkanian Classic, connecting on a trio of 3-pointers to open the second half in ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Armed Forces Bowl, Army vs. San Diego State
Saturday, Dec. 23, 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 ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Texas San-Antonio at Nebraska
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 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 ...
Early signing day: Arizona teammates make pact to play for UNLV, will upgrade defense
Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
Defensive tackle Chris Manoa and cornerback Bryce Jackson watched as two Chandler teammates signed together with Arizona State. That’s when it hit them — they’d also find ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Broncos at Colts
Thursday, Dec. 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 ...
Realignment redo? NIAA hearing more comments after open meeting concerns
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association’s realignment committee may not be done with its work after all. The group last week met for more than five hours to ...
High School Basketball Picks: Entry 1
Monday, Dec. 11, 2017
After 148 games, Las Vegas Sun sports editors Ray Brewer and Case Keefer finished dead-even in this season’s high school football picks. ...
UNLV gains commitment from JC quarterback who started career at Cal
Saddleback's Gilliam was a four-star prospect from the class of 2016
Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017
The Rebels today received a verbal commitment from junior college quarterback Max Gilliam of Saddleback, landing an established passer with ...
Coach: Realignment system continues to fail Eldorado football
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017
“There was a horrible mistake two years ago in designing leagues. We tried to tell people it was a problem, and it was a horrible problem. We, in all honesty, are a little stuck ...
New leagues: A look at the realignment proposal for all Nevada prep sports
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
The realignment committee of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association made the following recommendation today for the new 5A classification. It will be forwarded to the Board of Control for approval in January. For football only, the 12-team class will include ...
Faith Lutheran basketball could be the team to beat in the Northwest League
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
The Faith Lutheran High basketball team won its first large-school classification playoff game last season. This year ...
Super Seven: Centennial's Ethridge becoming more than just an elite shooter
The UNLV recruit is one of three from Centennial on the Sun's annual preseason team
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
Justice Ethridge made an NIAA championship game record six 3-pointers in last season's state championship game. She is one of three Centennial players who ...
Foothill basketball eager to make amends for last season's playoff exit
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017
The Falcons led Coronado by double digits at halftime of last season’s Sunrise Region championship game, but ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Utah at Butler
Tuesday, Dec. 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 ...
The pioneer: Kenyon Oblad could start trend of locals playing for UNLV football
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
The days of recruits looking down on playing for the University of Nevada Leave Vegas are starting to fade because the modern-day Rebels have significantly more to offer ...
Gorman's 9th straight football state championship a credit to its strong defense
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
It was that kind of a season for opponents trying to move the ball on the Gaels. First downs weren’t easy to come by. Same for points. Gorman continued its dominance this afternoon in the large-school state championship ...
Live Blog: Gorman blows out Reed for 9th straight state title
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
Dorian Thompson-Robinson rushed, passed and caught a touchdown today for the Bishop Gorman High football team in a 48-7 victory against Reed High at Mackay Stadium for the program’s ninth straight ...
Vegas Play of the Day: USC vs. Stanford
Friday, Dec. 1, 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 ...
To avoid Gorman, Northern schools willing to step down and end true state playoffs
Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
We learned at a young age the importance of beating a high school from Reno in the state tournament. If you played football, the goal was to win the zone championship game at the Silver Bowl, then to carry the flag for Southern Nevada when taking on a team from the north for a state title. Times have surely ...
Vegas Play of the Day: San Jose State at Bowling Green
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 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 ...
Armani Rogers named Mountain West's Freshman of the Year
RB Lexington Thomas, DL Mike Hughes Jr. also honored
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
Quarterback Armani Rogers was named the league’s Freshman of the Year, capping a rookie campaign where he established a UNLV quarterback record with ...
How Dorian Thompson-Robinson added his name to list of Bishop Gorman greats
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017
The Bishop Gorman ball carrier was about to be tackled by two defenders. That’s when Dorian Thompson-Robinson emerged in the play to deliver a block to give the rusher enough room to gain yardage for a pivotal first down. The block changed the course of the game and ...
High School Football Picks: State Championship
Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
The final leg of Bishop Gorman’s quest to win a ninth straight state championship comes in Reno on Saturday. ...
Rebels 'not where they want to be' after season-ending loss to UNR
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
The Rebels settled for three field goals instead of touchdowns at UNR in the Fremont Cannon rivalry game, surrendering a second-half lead in a 23-16 defeat to finish the season with a 5-7 record and one victory shy of becoming bowl eligible. Just like in ...
Live Blog: UNLV football season over after another defeat to UNR
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
The Rebels finish the season with a 5-7 record, which is a one-game improvement in coach Tony Sanchez’s second season. However, they won’t ball in a bowl game for the fourth straight season ...
Vegas Play of the Day: Cal at UCLA
Friday, Nov. 24, 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 ...
For UNLV football, this Fremont Cannon game with UNR takes on new meaning
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Saturday’s game at noon in Reno has more meaning. It’s the most important game in Tony Sanchez’s three-year tenure because a Rebel victory would give them six wins and ...
Back home: Local kid Keenen King will join UNLV football after leaving Washington State
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
King, a three-star recruit with many Pac-12 Conference scholarship offers, ultimately picked Washington State. But in the back of his mind, UNLV ...
Liberty football ready for another crack at Gorman
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017
Most of what Muraco has done in building the program has been with one goal ...

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