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Bowling Championship Event Comes to Henderson

Bowling Championship Event Comes to Henderson

A large sports competition hits Henderson later in August and will start its weekend with a kickoff event in Green Valley.

Henderson will host the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) World Championships from August 16-30. Its opening celebration will take place on August 16 at the Henderson Pavilion, and is free and open to the public. The event begins at 8 p.m.

The 2013 WTBA World Championships will occur at the Strike Zone Bowling Center inside Sunset Station Hotel & Casino. Admission to the tournament is $10 daily or $75 for the two-week event.

In 2011, Henderson was chosen over Abu Dhabi and Munich, Germany to host the WTBA World Championships.

For more information, visit HendersonLive.com. For ticket information, call Sunset Station’s Strike Zone Bowling Center at 547-7467.

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Harper already wowing fans in the Nationals' season opener. 

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team’s opening game of a season, delivering solo shots in his first two at-bats Monday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Findlay Toyota Plans Bryce Harper Day

Findlay Toyota Plans Bryce Harper Day

Las Vegas High School baseball superstar and Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper will be at Findlay Toyota Friday for Bryce Harper Day at the dealership.

From 6:30 to 8 p.m., Harper will be at the dealership at 7733 Eastgate Road in Henderson to talk with fans and present a check to The Miracle League of Las Vegas. The night will also include food and a raffle to win autographed merchandise.

Harper was the number one draft pick and had a stellar year with the Washington Nationals.

Space is limited. Those who wish to attend should register at findlaytoyota.com

Rugby Team Visits Local School

Rugby Team Visits Local School

 

Members of the USA Eagles rugby team visited an elementary school Tuesday as part of the Adopt-a-Country program.

The team visited Glen Taylor Elementary School in Henderson and held a pep rally. The Adopt-a-Country program pairs sixteen schools in Clark County with one of the sixteen countries represented by teams in the USA Sevens International Rugby Tournament being held in Las Vegas this weekend.

The students learn about their assigned countries’ culture, language, history and geography.

The program hopes to teach kids about the world and about the sport of rugby.

“Rugby is not that big in America right now. So, anything we can do to give back to the game. I know if I was in grammar school, and I had international rugby events like this, I would relish the opportunity to have some of the national team members come expose me to the sport,” player Colin Hawley said.

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

Henderson Police Plan Saturation Patrols for Super Bowl

 

Henderson Police will join up with other local law enforcement to employ saturation patrols to catch drunk drivers on Super Bowl Sunday.

Last year, there were three fatal accidents in Nevada during Super Bowl weekend, including one on Super Bowl Sunday. The fatal accident on Super Bowl Sunday occurred in Lander County; the other two took place in Clark County with one of those being a DUI-related crash.

Alcohol factored in 42 of Nevada’s 258 roadway deaths in 2012, according to the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety.

The Henderson Police Traffic Unit received funding from the Department of Public Safety - Office of Traffic Safety, as part of the Joining Forces Grant.

If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant, police offer the following tips:

Big Game Between Gorman and Findlay to be Televised

Big Game Between Gorman and Findlay to be Televised

 

The annual showdown between local high school basketball powers Findlay Prep and Bishop Gorman will be rebroadcast multiple times over the next 10 days.

The Big City Showdown Challenge takes place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7 at the South Point arena. Cox Communications, Las Vegas will rebroadcast the game on Cox Channel 96, in high definition on Channel 1096 and online on its website at www.cox96.net.

The four rebroadcasts are scheduled as follows:  

  • Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m.  

Nevada State Football Championship Preview

Nevada State Football Championship Preview

By Cole Mitchum

Executive Editor, Liberty Tribune

The Liberty Patriots have done it again. They are the Sunrise Region's football champions again in 2012, completing the quest for the three-peat.

Liberty (11-1) defeated the Coronado Cougars (9-3) Saturday, 59-20, to claim the Sunrise Region title and have advanced to the state title game. This marks the first time the Patriots are in the state title game for football.

“I was extremely happy with the performance of the team against Coronado. It was our best-played game of the year,” Head Coach Rich Muraco said.

The Patriots will now take on local powerhouse Bishop Gorman (12-1) at 12:15 PM Saturday at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium.

Gorman defeated Reed High School (Reno), 49-24, over the weekend to clinch their spot in the game. This will be the second time the teams meet in as many years.