Fielder finally made it out of high school and is about to start college. Shocking, right? But before he left, he handed over this column to me, his younger brother. That’s right, another Fielder. Nice to meet you.
Recruiting rankings have existed in various forms for decades, but exploded in popularity after Seattle-area entrepreneur James Heckman launched an internet startup called RivalsNet in 1997.
Most UNLV coaches would like to make Southern Nevada athletes a key part of their recruiting efforts, but it’s not always so easy. Many are wooed by top programs and eager to experience life elsewhere.
Durango’s football team held Valley to minus-10 yards in the first half Thursday en route to a 40-0 road victory that snapped a 16-game losing streak.
Manny Lopez had three goals and an assist Thursday to lead Centennial’s boys soccer team to a 4-0 victory over Las Vegas in the Southern Nevada Kick-Off Classic at Cimarron-Memorial.
Basic and Coronado combnied for 13 goals in their victories over Eldorado and Rancho, respectively.
Coronado took a three-set victory over Rancho, and Chaparral did the same to Eldorado
Marcus and Michael Pasimio each went 2-0 in singles Thursday to help Clark’s boys tennis team to a 15-3 victory over host Centennial.
Veronica Palacios, Cassandra Bueno and Midori Harper each went 3-0 to lift the Desert Pines girls tennis team to a 15-2 victory over the Adelson School on Thursday.
Gabby DeNunzio shot 2-under-par 34 on Thursday at TPC Las Vegas to lead Coronado’s girls golf team to a 151-171 victory over Palo Verde.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s football teams, as submitted by coaches.
With several key returnees back, Las Vegas looks like the team to beat in the Northeast. The Wildcats were third in the league behind Liberty and Silverado last season, but both of those teams shifted to the Southeast League with realignment this year.
Arbor View quarterback Hayden Bollinger has the look of a prototypical pocket passer. But with the Aggies running an offense where the quarterback generally throws more blocks than passes, most area fans aren’t sure what kind of arm the 6-foot-3-inch, 220-pound Bollinger actually has.
Nevada’s two Division I universities — UNLV and UNR — offer the NCAA maximum number of scholarships in each sport they field. And a full ride for four years of college is like hitting a jackpot.
Title IX, which was enacted in 1972, bans sex discrimination in any educational program receiving federal funding.
Countless college-bound student-athletes who can’t meet the NCAA’s new, tougher initial eligibility requirements that took effect Aug. 1 will be on the sidelines this year.
The high school football season kicks off this week, and there will be two televised games involving local teams. But not all football broadcasts are created equal.
Paul Washington Sr., the father of two Findlay Prep players, has been hired as the Pilots’ new boys basketball coach.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s girls volleyball teams, as submitted.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s boys soccer teams, as submitted by coaches.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s girls soccer teams, as submitted by coaches.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s boys tennis teams, as submitted by coaches.
Preseason capsule information for the area’s girls tennis teams, as submitted by coaches.
Centennial senior Troy Brown Jr. has been drawing interest from college basketball coaches since his freshman season, making for a hectic and longer-than-normal recruiting process.
Stetson Stallworth and JD Reynolds, sons of former UNLV football players, are hoping to make an impact on the NCAA Division II level.
Moapa Valley returns only senior center Cameron Larsen to the offense and just four starters to the defense. In all, 10 lettermen will be back from last season’s squad that dropped the state title game to Churchill County 34-27.
Much like the famous clothing company’s ability to enhance a wardrobe, Mountain View juniors Terrence and Tyrell Brooks have been integral in sprucing up the small school’s athletic look in their first two years of high school. The 16-year-old twins play three sports, including baseball when called upon, and are two of the most recognizable athletes in the Class 2A Southern League.
The high school sports season kicks off this week, with events beginning on Thursday. Here’s a look at some of the week’s top matchups.
We will attempt to traverse that daunting and at times disturbing landscape by analyzing many of the different aspects that create the recruiting culture as it exists today, where it began and how it progressed, the good and bad of it, and the highs and lows.
Understanding the rules surrounding the recruitment of high school athletes to play in college is a nearly impossible task. But just knowing what all of the terms mean is a chore of its own.
Some of the elite high school athletes aren’t signing a national letter of intent. They’re opting instead to sign a financial aid agreement, a relatively new concept that drastically favors the athlete, not the university.
Changing a sport’s national letter of intent signing date is similar to the political structure in the nation’s capital. It can be done. It has been done. But it’s a tedious process.
Even though it started six freshmen and relied on underclassmen for nearly all of its production last season, Bishop Gorman’s girls soccer team felt it was good enough to win the state title. That goal didn’t come to fruition, as the Gaels lost to Arbor View 3-2 in the closing minutes of the Division I Sunset Region semifinals.
Shadow Ridge girls volleyball enters 2016 with a core ready to compete for a state title this year and beyond.
Tyjon Lindsey, who re-enrolled at Bishop Gorman last week after transferring from the school in February, made an oral commitment to Ohio State on Monday.
Among high school girls tennis programs, Palo Verde stands alone. So when coach Zach Brandt was asked if he expects another state title, he answered “yes,” with no elaboration.
A look at the top matchups for Week 11 of the high school football season.
Noah Hartsock has been promoted to the head coaching position for Centennial’s boys basketball program, the school announced Friday morning.
A look at the top matchups for Week 10 of the high school football season.
A look at the top matchups for Week 9 of the high school football season.