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June 18, 2018

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High School Football in Las Vegas

Photo: Coronado High School principal Michael Piccininni
Local sports community unites to honor prep athletes at Sun Standout Awards
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Professional sports have taken over Las Vegas, but they willingly yielded the spotlight to the area’s best high school athletes, coaches and support staff members on Wednesday night at the South Point showroom. ...
Photo: Art Plunkett, who played at UNLV and with the New
Unsung Hero nominee found true calling as Las Vegas High coach
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Sun standout awards:
Art Plunkett is retiring next week and is moving to the Pacific Northwest. He is one of five finalists for the Unsung Hero award during tonight’s Sun Standout Awards at the South Point. The award is designated for someone who who works behind the scenes to …
Photo: Desert Pines High 2020 prospect Darnell Washington
Desert Pines' Darnell Washington 'shocked' by Alabama scholarship offer
Sunday, May 20, 2018
One by one college football recruiters have stopped by this spring to visit Washington and his teammates. The response is similar — coaches are amazed with ...
GV's Crosby picked in draft's fifth round by Lions
GV's Crosby picked in draft's fifth round by Lions
Saturday, April 28, 2018
Green Valley High graduate Tyrell Crosby had to wait longer than expected to be picked in the NFL Draft. Some projections ...
Giants select Las Vegas' Will Hernandez in NFL Draft
Giants select Las Vegas' Will Hernandez in NFL Draft
Friday, April 27, 2018
At the NFL Combine, he impressed by putting up 37 bench press reps at 225 pounds. He’s noted excelling as a run blocker, so much that he became just the ...
UNLV football lands another recruit from local power Liberty
UNLV football lands another recruit from local power Liberty
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
For the second straight year, the Rebels are in line to sign one of the best players — if not the best player — from powerhouse Liberty ...
Photo: Steve Irvin, a Las Vegas native and former UNLV fo
New UNLV cornerbacks coach a native Las Vegan who grew up with Rebels
Monday, March 5, 2018
Irvin, formerly the defensive coordinator at the University of San Diego, is one of four new defensive coaches to join the program in the offseason, and ...
Just a freshman, Faith Lutheran's Ma’a Gaoteote commits to USC football
Just a freshman, Faith Lutheran's Ma’a Gaoteote commits to USC football
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Ma’a Gaoteote, a freshman at Faith Lutheran in Las Vegas, verbally committed to USC football today. On Twitter, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker posted, “I have already made up my mind to further my education and ...
Photo: Liberty players do their traditional haka dance fo
Liberty to face IMG Academy in Polynesian Classic
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Annual event will be at Liberty Sept. 7-8, feature festival
It’s the second year for the classic, which debuted last season at Sam Boyd Stadium. The event will expand in games in 2018 and shift to Liberty, where ...
Retiring coach: 'Chaparral isn’t just a school. Chaparral is a family.'
Retiring coach: 'Chaparral isn’t just a school. Chaparral is a family.'
Friday, February 9, 2018
About seven years ago, Paul Nihipali was all set to leave Chaparral High School. It was pegged for turnaround status by the Clark County School District, meaning most teachers would be reassigned as ...
3 locals make college commitments, including one to UNLV
3 locals make college commitments, including one to UNLV
Sunday, January 28, 2018
prep recruiting:
At least three Las Vegas area high school football players solidified their college plans today following weekend ...
CCSD principals will ask NIAA to hold off on expanding to class 5A
CCSD principals will ask NIAA to hold off on expanding to class 5A
Thursday, January 11, 2018
high school sports:
“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) ...
Photo: Liberty's Zyrus Fiaseu (30) finds a hole in the li
2 from Las Vegas part of MaxPreps high school football All-American team
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Not only were Faith Lutheran linebacker Ma’a Gaoteote and Liberty two-year standout Zyrus Fiaseu two of the ...
Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment
Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment
Friday, December 15, 2017
here were many disagreements and debates at today’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association realignment committee meeting, but nearly all of them surrounded ...
Realignment redo? NIAA hearing more comments after open meeting concerns
Realignment redo? NIAA hearing more comments after open meeting concerns
Monday, December 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 ...