HEAD OF THE CLASS: Tate Martell leads Bishop Gorman to eighth straight title



Ian Alexander, Clark

The sophomore forward was named the Most Valuable Player of the Legacy Tip-Off Classic. Alexander had 19 points in a 67-56 win over Centennial in the championship game.

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Mikala Kirby, Desert Oasis

The senior guard had 15 points, four rebounds and four steals in the Diamondbacks’ 62-44 road win over last season’s Sunrise Region runner-up Foothill.

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Kenadee Bailey, Boulder City

The senior wide receiver/linebacker ran for two touchdowns, caught three TD passes and returned an interception for a score to help the Eagles to wins over Arbor View, Valley and Basic. Bailey also made 21 tackles in that span for Boulder City.

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Tate Martell, Bishop Gorman

The senior quarterback accounted for five touchdowns in an 84-8 win over Liberty in the Class 4A state title game. Martell completed 6 of 7 passes for 127 yards and two TDs and carried the ball six times for 72 yards and three scores.

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Nathen Abbott, Virgin Valley

The 195-pound sophomore helped the Bulldogs go 4-1 last week. In two victories against his opponent from Moapa Valley, he won by pin twice with a combined time of 54 seconds.

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ARBOR VIEW — Flag football player Melanie Ara rushed for 510 yards and seven TDs in five games.

BONANZA — Boys basketball player Brandon Noone had a total of 37 points in two games.

CENTENNIAL — Girls basketball player Eboni Walker had 19 points and 14 rebounds in a 67-42 win over Our Lady of Good Counsel (Maryland) in the Art Turner Memorial in Fairfax, Virginia. Boys basketball player Troy Brown scored 26 points in a 70-55 win over Knight (California) in the Legacy Tip-Off Classic.

CHAPARRAL — Boys bowler Cerell Cardines posted a 234 average in three matches. Flag football player Naja Muhammed rushed for 219 yards and a touchdown in a 19-7 win over Eldorado.

CIMARRON-MEMORIAL — Flag football quarterback Tiarra Del Rosario completed 23 of 29 passes for 399 yards and six TDs and rushed for a score in wins over Sunrise Mountain and Durango. Boys basketball player De’Marcco Alexander had a total of 58 points and 15 rebounds in three games.

CORONADO — Girls basketball player Payton Caci had 14 points, eight rebounds, five steals and two assists in a 55-34 win over Durango.

FAITH LUTHERAN — Boys basketball player Nic Maccioni averaged 20 points and 11.5 rebounds in two games.

GREEN VALLEY — Flag football player Deborah Grant rushed for 177 yards on 14 carries in a 25-18 win over Las Vegas.

LEGACY — Girls basketball player TaEha Pankey scored 29 points in a 67-35 win over Cheyenne.

MOJAVE — Flag football player Anahi Rosales rushed for four touchdowns and had 10 tackles and four sacks in a 26-20 victory over Spring Valley.

PAHRUMP VALLEY — Girls basketball player Isabelle Meza averaged 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds and led the Trojans to a fourth-place finish in the River Valley (Arizona) Shootout.

SIERRA VISTA — Boys basketball player Maka Ellis had a total of 45 points in two games.

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