Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2017 spring sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
A look at the Review-Journal’s Athletes of the Year from the spring season
Bishop Gorman’s football team has won eight consecutive state titles and three straight mythical national championships. But the Gaels are far from the only dynasty in Southern Nevada.
Centennial swept both genders in the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Saturday, winning the seventh consecutive state title for the girls, and fourth in six years for the boys.
Gizelle Reid won the title in the 400-meter dash with a time of 54.98 seconds at the Class 4A state track meet at Foothill on Friday.
Nick Benham’s shot put of 53 feet, 9 inches was more than 7 feet better than second place and gave Desert Oasis’ boys track team an early winner in the Sunset Region meet Saturday at Foothill.
Blake Dickinson, Ben Slighting and Bridget Dietz have each competed in high school track and field events this season out of a wheelchair and are as much a part of their respective teams as any of their friends and classmates.
Cody Kludasch won two individual events Wednesday to lead the Las Vegas boys track team to victory in a five-team meet in Overton.
Ian Jackson won both distance races Friday to help Arbor View’s boys track team win the team title at the Richard Lewis Invitational in Overton.
Jamaica Lewis won two events Thursday to lead Green Valley’s girls track team to a 74-71 home win over Coronado in a Southeast League dual meet.
Green Valley’s Deborah Grant won the seeded girls 400-meter dash at the Mt. SAC relays in Walnut, California on Saturday.
Justin Pearson swept the throws Wednesday to lead Green Valley’s boys track team to victory in a three-team home meet.
Biskacky helped Durango win the boys distance medley Friday before winning both the 1,600-meter run and 3,200 run to earn male outstanding track athlete of the meet honors in the Blaine Thompson Memorial Track Classic at Desert Oasis.
The Centennial girls track team won eight events at the Heikotter Invitational at Faith Lutheran on Saturday, running away with the team score and defending its title from the last season. Centennial’s boys team won five events to win the meet, also winning for the second year in a row.
The Gators hope to be very competitive this season.
Here is a recap of every team that won a state title during the 2016 spring sports season and will be looking to defend this upcoming season.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal announces its 2016 all-state boys track and field teams.
Centennial rising senior Jamaal Evans became the second area QB to make an oral commitment for 2017 when he recently pledged to UNR.
The Skyhawks seemingly contend for a state team title every five years, and Saturday was no different as they overcame injuries and wintry conditions to claim the championship at the Division I state track and field meet at Carson High.
Nick Tapuala won the discus at the Division I state track and field meet with a mark of 178 feet, 9 inches despite unfavorable conditions at Carson High and became the third Liberty thrower to take home a state title in the event since 2011.
Las Vegas High’s James took first in the 100-meter dash in 10.69 seconds and won the 200 in 21.66. He also ran a leg on two state-qualifying relay teams, as the Wildcats finished second in the 400 relay and third in the 800 relay.
Vernon Jackson won the long jump with ease with an effort of 23-2, and Silverado’s boys track team scored 43 points to take a 15-point lead over Green Valley after the first day of the Division I Sunrise Region meet at Del Sol.
Alexis Gourrier won three individual events Saturday to lead Centennial’s girls track and field team to the championship at the Skyhawk Invitational at Silverado.
R.J. McCarter won three individual events Wednesday to lead host Bonanza’s boys track team to a 74-72 victory over Desert Oasis in a dual meet.
Jeron Bodin and Justin Meeks each won an individual event and finished second in another to help the Foothill boys track win a three-team meet at Valley on Tuesday.
Alexis Gourrier won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs Saturday to lead the Centennial girls track team to the title at the Heitkotter Invitational at Faith Lutheran.
Troy Brown Jr.’s patience and ability to see two steps ahead on the basketball court have helped make him one of the nation’s top prospects.
What happened to Bishop Gorman junior Vashti Cunningham on Saturday is the equivalent of Gordon Ramsay overcooking a steak.
The field for the boys 400-meter dash at the Division I state track and field meet was billed as the fastest in state history. The lineup for the 200 was pretty stacked, too.
Canyon Springs senior Bradley Alexander made a name for himself on the football field this past fall by earning first-team all-Northeast League honors.
State championships: 2003, 1995
State runner-up finishes: 2015
Individual state champions: Ian Mack (2015, 100, 200 and 400); Brady Williams (2015, shot put and discus); Durrell McDonald (2010, high jump); Michael Crutcher (2008, 300 hurdles); Daniel Corrigan (2004, pole vault); Josh Davis (2003, pole vault); Greg Watson (2003, discus); Christian Morgan (2001, pole vault); Markies Matlock (1997, high jump)
Relay state champions: 2008 (800 meter, 1600 meter)
Region championships: 2015, 2014, 2009, 2003
Region runner-up finishes: None
2017 postseason: Tied for 15th (16 points) at the Class 4A state meet.
Finished fourth (89 points) at the Class 4A Sunrise Region meet.