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Findlay Prep Forward First New Recruit for UNLV

Findlay Prep Forward First New Recruit for UNLV

 

UNLV's first recruit of the season signed a letter of intent Wednesday.

Chris Wood of Findlay Prep agreed to play for the Runnin' Rebels. The 6-foot-8 forward has been instrumental in his team's 5-0 record. Teammates say that besides helping them on the court the Palmdale, California native keeps them laughing with his great sense of humor in the locker room.

Wood is just 17 years old but he plans to play for the Rebels next year. He was just one of several Findlay Prep students who signed letters of intent with high-profile universities. 

Two Liberty High School Students Sign with NCAA Schools

Two Liberty High School Students Sign with NCAA Schools

By Max Ingerman, Liberty High School

After having special senior years, Peterson (PJ) Taeao and Jared Tuilagi have been continuing to work on their long and hopefully fortunate football careers by signing with two extraordinary NCAA colleges.

Southern Utah University welcomed Taeao, who was extremely confident when making the decision to sign with them. Taeao had to choose between nine different schools on where he wanted to play college ball and chose to play defensive tackle for SUU in St. George.

Findlay Prep Players Named to All American Team

Findlay Prep Players Named to All American Team

 

Two players from Findlay Prep of the Henderson International School have been named to the 2012 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Boys Team.

Brandon Ashley and Anthony Bennett were both named to the team. Shabazz Muhammad of Bishop Gorman College Prepatory has also been named to the team. A pep rally and recognition ceremony has been scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the McDonald’s at Sahara and Rainbow. The first 50 people who attend the rally will get a McDonald’s All American Basketball towel.

The 35th Annual All American Basketball Boys’ Game tips off at 8:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time Wednesday, March 28 at Chicago’s United Center. It will air live on ESPN. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or charge-by-phone at 1-866-909-GAME. 

Liberty Women's Bowling Wins School's First State Title

Liberty Women's Bowling Wins School's First State Title

By Kaleb Della Pietra, Liberty High School


Since the start of Liberty High School athletics, no team has ever ended the season winning a state championship or bringing home the banner and title that come along with it – until now.

A state champion banner can now be seen resting in the gym after the Patriots women’s bowling team narrowly beat Arbor View in the finals on February 3.

The game came down to 13 pins in a 2120-2107 thriller at the Orleans Bowling Center, and it was a game to remember.

“Making it to state was a good feeling,” Head Coach Kih Gourrier said. “(The girls) were excited when they won regionals, but they knew we had a bigger goal.”

The girls came into the playoffs as the team to beat with a 68-4 record in the regular season. They then swept Chaparral in the first round of the playoffs with a 9-0, 2130-1544 pin game.

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

Race Reporter Jamie Little At Home in Las Vegas and On Track

A 1996 graduate of Green Valley High School, Little works for ESPN.

    Today, 12 NASCAR drivers will come together for an unscripted, unfiltered meeting with fans at The Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel. The event, After the Lap, is the jewel in the NASCAR Champion's Week crown and moderator Jamie Little expects it to be a free-for-all.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Aussie Sweep in First Henderson Ironman Triathlon

Aussie Sweep in First Henderson Ironman Triathlon

 

A sweep from Down Under highlighted Sunday’s triathlon in Henderson.

The City of Henderson hosted the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 for the first time, with approximately 1,700 athletes from across the globe competing. Top professionals Craig Alexander and Melissa Rollison - both from Australia - celebrated victories, crossing the finish line at the Henderson Pavilion in 3:54:48 and 4:30:55, respectively.

With the win, Alexander captured his second World Championship 70.3, while Rollison marked her first, just one year after entering her first 70.3 distance race. The top five professional men’s and women’s results from the Marine Corps Ironman World Championship 70.3 follow:

Silverado Grad Wins $64,000 Bowling Scholarship

Silverado Grad Wins $64,000 Bowling Scholarship

A recent Silverado High graduate bowled his way into a college education in early August.

Using a strong showing late in his final match, 18-year-old Zack Hattori clinched the richest scholarship prize in bowling history to conclude the 14th annual Teen Masters bowling championships at Grand Central Terminal in New York.

Hattori defeated 16-year-old Rachel Vaughn of Port St. Lucie, Fla., 190-184 and 207-178, to win the best-of-two-game championship match and lock up a four-year, $64,000 scholarship package.

“This is life-changing for me,” Hattori, a 2011 Silverado graduate, said. “I’m excited and I’m shocked. I was struggling thinking about college, but it’s all coming together now. My whole goal was to bowl in college. Bowling has been my gateway to get there, and now it’s more real than ever.”