Being open isn’t enough for Clark boys basketball coach Colin Darfour. He wants his players to be “wide, wide open.” But when junior James Bridges takes a jumper, Darfour rarely worries.
Foothill junior guard Rae Burrell bounced back from an early-season benching to lead Foothill to its first Sunrise Region title since 2012 and a berth in the Class 4A girls state tournament.
The NIAA state basketball tournaments tip off Thursday, and I decided to camp out to make sure I got in since Cox Pavilion only holds about 2,500 for basketball.
Cimarron-Memorial senior Haylei Hughes jumped a route at defensive back and returned an interception 76 yards for a touchdown for the momentum-shifting play Wednesday to help the Spartans flag football team pull away for a 24-7 win over Coronado in the Class 4A state final.
Cheyenne posted a shutout against a team that had scored 78 points in its last two games to earn a 7-0 victory over Virgin Valley for the Class 3A state flag football title.
The schedule and results (when available) of the flag football region and state tournaments are here.
The schedule and results (when available) for the boys basketball state tournaments are here.
The schedule and results (when available) for the girls basketball state tournaments are here.
Follow the link for postseason boys basketball honors, as selected by coaches. All-league and all-region teams will be posted as they are received.
Follow the link for postseason girls basketball honors, as selected by coaches. All-league and all-region teams will be posted as they are received.
Deshawn Wilson came off the bench to score 10 points, including six in the third quarter, as Clark defeated Foothill 68-48 at Valley to earn the final berth in the Class 4A state tournament.
Kaily Kaimikaua made a long 3-pointer to ignite a game-changing 18-0 run in the second quarter, and Liberty pulled away for a 60-37 victory over Spring Valley in the Class 4A state play-in game at Valley.
Logan DeLong caught the game-winning 1-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tiarra Del Rosario with 24.7 seconds remaining Tuesday in Cimarron-Memorial’s 20-13 win over Palo Verde in the Sunset Region flag football final at Green Valley High.
Coronado started the season 4-7, but capped a 9-1 run with a Sunrise Region title after a 25-7 win over Foothill on Tuesday.
Angela Hammond rushed for 237 yards and two touchdowns Tuesday to power the Cheyenne flag football team to a 19-6 home victory over Tech in the Class 3A state semifinals.
Bishop Gorman outside linebacker Palaie Gaoteote, one of the nation’s top recruits in the class of 2018, made an oral commitment to Southern California on Sunday.
When the state high school basketball tournament returns to Las Vegas this week it will have a more intimate setting.
Jamal Bey scored all 15 of his points after halftime, sparking Bishop Gorman to a 64-51 win over Clark for the Class 4A Sunset Region boys basketball title at Shadow Ridge. It is the ninth consecutive Sunset title for the Gaels.
Will Weems scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the second half as Coronado’s boys basketball team overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to top rival Foothill, 56-47 in the Class 4A Sunrise Region final at Canyon Springs.
Pam Wilmore’s energy helped spark a second-quarter blitz by the Bulldogs, and Centennial rolled to its seventh straight Sunset Region title with a 66-20 victory over Spring Valley on Saturday at Shadow Ridge.
Burrell had 31 points and 11 rebounds Saturday to help the Falcons battle back for a 55-52 win over Liberty in the Sunrise Region final at Canyon Springs.
Desert Pines held Cheyenne to 1-for-9 shooting in the first quarter en route to an 11-point lead and never looked back in a 63-35 whipping in the Class 3A Southern Region final at Sunrise Mountain.
Sophomore guard Lainey Cornwall scored 12 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter, as Moapa Valley beat top-seeded Virgin Valley 47-33 on Saturday at Sunrise Mountain.
Adelson School built an early lead over the Stars, only to see it evaporate by halftime. The Lions controlled the third quarter and did enough in the fourth to seize a 54-51 victory and the first league title in school history.
Sharmayne Finley had 35 points, 12 rebounds and five assists Saturday to lead the Stars’ girls basketball team to its first Class 2A Southern League championship with a 70-54 victory over Needles at Durango.
Culen Highbe poured in 27 points, and the Panthers never trailed in downing Spring Mountain, 51-33 in the Class 1A Southern League final at Sunrise Mountain on Saturday.
Pahranagat Valley held Round Mountain post Alyssa Hanks to six points fewer than her average and coasted to a 53-31 win.
Justin Evans had 31 points, 24 rebounds and six assists on Saturday to lead Innovations International to a 67-48 win over host SLAM Academy in the championship game of the SWIAC Tournament.
The schedule and results (when available) for the boys basketball region tournaments are here.
The schedule and results (when available) for the girls basketball region tournaments are here.
Melanie Isbell made six of Centennial’s 10 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, and the Bulldogs outclassed Gorman 82-44 in the Class 4A Sunset Region semifinals at Shadow Ridge.
Foothill limited Canyon Springs’ Yemiyah Morris to six points through three quarters, and the Falcons earned a 45-36 road victory in the Class 4A Sunrise Region semifinals.
Jake Buchman’s defense helped protect a 45-44 lead late in the game, and the Lions held on to beat the Mustangs in the Class 2A Southern Region semifinals at Durango.
Jayne Antone had 16 points and 11 rebounds Friday to lead Needles to a dominating 57-37 win over Lincoln County in the Class 2A Southern League semifinals.
Senior Tabor Maxwell scored a game-high 23 points in only 15 minutes of action Friday before handing it off to younger brothers — junior Brodey and sophomore Stockton — in the second half in Pahranagat Valley’s 74-29 win over Beatty in a Class 1A Southern Region semifinal at Sunrise Mountain.
Junior Alyssa Hanks was fed early and often in the paint and totaled 28 points to lead the Knights in a 55-36 win over Beatty at Sunrise Mountain High School.
Lamine Diane scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half, and Findlay Prep never trailed in a win over Hopkinsville (Ky.).
Clark held Centennial star Troy Brown to 15 points, and Brown’s last-second 3-point attempt went off the back of the rim, allowing Clark to come away with a 50-47 win over the Bulldogs in the Class 4A Sunset Region semifinals at Shadow Ridge.
Patched together by not much more than Band-Aids, bubble gum and the moxie of a few reserves, Foothill held on for a 70-67 victory over host Canyon Springs on Thursday in the Class 4A Sunrise Region semifinals.
Desert Pines’ defense stepped up in the second half and its offense went on a 17-3 third-quarter run behind Trevon Abdullah-Booker to pull away for a 74-59 win over the top-seeded Chaparral in a Class 3A Southern Region semifinal at Sunrise Mountain on Thursday.