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Looking ahead at the week in high school sports

Here is a look at some of this week’s biggest high school sports events.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Monday — Foothill at Desert Oasis, 6:30 p.m.

The Falcons are one of the favorites in the Sunrise Region, and return one of the state’s top players in Marvin Coleman. Desert Oasis just one the Southwest Rotary Classic in Yuma, Arizona, and counter with high-scoring wing Jacob Heese.

Tuesday — Centennial at Cimarron-Memorial, 6:30 p.m.

The Northwest League opener for both teams, and both expect to contend in the league. Cimarron is coming off a runner-up finish in the Legacy Tip-Off Classic.

Wednesday —Durango at Desert Oasis, 6:30 p.m.

The Southwest League is loaded, so this could be a key game as both teams fight for a playoff berth.

Friday-Saturday — Bulldog Invitational, Mesquite

Tech, Moapa Valley, Virgin Valley, Pahrump Valley and Spring Valley are the local teams involved in this eight-team tournament. The championship game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Monday — Foothill at Desert Oasis, 5 p.m.

Eighth-ranked Foothill travels across town to meet the No. 4 Diamondbacks in a matchup of region powers. After losing Tennessee-bound senior Rae Burrell to Liberty this offseason, the Falcons have used a balanced attack early on to win their first two games of the season.

Tuesday — Faith Lutheran at Green Valley, 5 p.m.

The Gators returned three starters this season, including senior forward Samara Miller, and should compete in the Southeast League. They will play the Crusaders, who behind senior guard Madison Bocobo, are contenders in the Northwest.

Wednesday — Sierra Vista at Bishop Gorman, 5 p.m.

The Gaels returned nine letter winners this season, including three starters, and will be one of the Sunset Region’s top teams. They face the Mountain Lions, who could be fighting for the Southwest League’s final playoff berth.

Thursday — Spring Valley at Foothill, 5 p.m.

The Grizzlies had an impressive showing against national competition last week in the La Jolla (California) Sweet 16 Tournament. How will they perform against one of the Sunrise Region’s top teams?

WRESTLING

Tuesday — Shadow Ridge duals, 4 p.m.

Las Vegas and Shadow Ridge wee the runners-up in their respective regions, and Foothill was third in what should be a good match-up when the three get together.

Thursday — Moapa Valley duals, 5 p.m.

The Bulldogs had four state champions last year and three of them are returning as Virgin Valley will meet Moapa Valley, Pahranagat Valley and Lincoln County in Overton.

Friday — Mustang Stampede at Shadow Ridge, 3 p.m.

The annual tournament boasts Sunset League contenders like Shadow Ridge, Centennial, Durango and Palo Verde among its nine teams.

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