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Looking ahead at the week in high school sports

Here is a look at some of the week’s top high school sports events.

CROSS COUNTRY

Saturday — Lake Mead Invitational at Veterans Memorial Park, 8:40 a.m.

The meet starts with a middle school race at 7:30 a.m., and the high school action starts with a large-school girls race at 8 a.m. Green Valley returns this season to defend its large-school boys title.

FOOTBALL

Friday — Foothill at Basic, 7 p.m.

Always an intense rivalry between Henderson squads, the Falcons are the area’s last undefeated team in Class 4A and will put that unbeaten mark on the line against the Wolves.

Friday — Arbor View at Faith Lutheran, 7 p.m.

A much-awaited matchup in the Northwest League. Faith Lutheran has won its first two league contests after a 1-3 start, while Arbor View has sprinted to a 6-1 record and a No. 2 ranking.

Friday — Mojave at Desert Pines, 7 p.m.

A rematch of the 2017 Class 3A state title game. It will be Desert Pines’ first game since a pair of forfeits for a fight against Liberty.

Friday — Pahrump Valley at Del Sol, 7 p.m.

The Trojans knocked off Sunset League favorite Cheyenne in Week 7, and will look to establish themselves as the league’s top team.

Friday — Moapa Valley at Boulder City, 7 p.m.

First place in the Sunrise League is on the line when the Pirates, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, travel to face the Eagles.

GIRLS GOLF

Wednesday — Southeast League Match at Reflection Bay Golf Club, 1 p.m.

It’s the last week of the regular season, and the last chance for anyone in the league to knock off Coronado. Keep an eye on Tech, which has come closest this year.

BOYS SOCCER

Monday — Clark at Bishop Gorman, 5:30 p.m.

It’s a matchup between schools better known for their boys basketball rivalry, but the boys soccer game shouldn’t be too shabby either. The Chargers are hanging tight with the Gaels in the standings and are looking for a home playoff game.

Tuesday — Palo Verde at Desert Pines, 3:30 p.m.

Will anyone beat the Panthers? Palo Verde is nationally ranked and the Jaguars will play host, riding high after a big win against Eldorado last week.

Thursday — Faith Lutheran at Bonanza, 3 p.m.

The Crusaders are looking to make moves in the Mountain League, and a road win over the Bengals would go a long way in doing that.

GIRLS SOCCER

Monday — Desert Oasis at Green Valley, 4:30 p.m.

A fun Desert League matchup that wouldn’t have existed last year when the two schools were in opposite leagues, the Diamondbacks look to take down the Gators.

Thursday — Sky Pointe at Sunrise Mountain, 3 p.m.

It’s still early in the 3A league schedule, but the Miners have impressed early and will look to cement themselves atop the Sunrise League.

Friday — Centennial at Bishop Gorman, 3 p.m.

A rare nonleague game this late in the season will feature two of the top scorers in the state when Ashtyn Fink and the Gaels host Marcella Brooks and the Bulldogs

TENNIS

Team region tournament play begins Monday and runs all week. Clubs around the Las Vegas Valley can clinch berths to the state tournament. Palo Verde’s boys and Coronado’s girls won Class 4A state championships last season. Boulder City’s boys and The Meadows’ girls won in Class 3A.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL

Wednesday — Shadow Ridge at Faith Lutheran, 6 p.m.

The defending state champion Mustangs and the Crusaders both are undefeated in Mountain League play with roughly a month left in the regular season.

Thursday — Bishop Gorman at Coronado, 6 p.m.

The Gaels and Cougars both qualified for the Class 4A state tournament last season and are undefeated in Desert League play this fall.

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