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High school sports need to be played — only when it’s safe from the pandemic

If the virus continues to spike or the impending vaccine doesn’t bring down the cases, then make a decision later to shed a season. But pulling the plug now simply takes away hope from teenagers who are waiting for a chance to compete — some ...

With prep sports on hold, Las Vegas athletes patiently await college offers

With many college campuses closed and most sporting events canceled, being creative in promoting oneself has become vital for high school athletes in Southern Nevada ...

At Desert Pines, football is a brotherhood

This high school football team didn't let adversity define the season

DeMarco Murray, Gorman great and NFL record holder, pegged for local hall

Gorman football elevates Brent Browner to head coach

Shadow Ridge High senior Dion Washington poses before a practice at Aviary Park in North Las Vegas Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Washington will sign a national letter of intent to play college football at University of Nevada, Reno on Dec. 16.

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Shadow Ridge High senior Dion Washington poses before a practice at Aviary Park in North Las Vegas Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Washington will sign a national letter of intent to play college football at University of Nevada, Reno on Dec. 16.

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How this under-the-radar Las Vegas recruit found a college home during the pandemic

Dion Washington woke up one morning in late April with a message from UNR defensive line coach Jackie Shipp, who had stumbled across his highlight video on social media and was interested in a talk.

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Centennial Bulldogs girls basketball players celebrate after defeating Bishop Gorman High School for their fifth consecutive title during the Class 4A high school basketball championship at the Orleans Arena Friday, March 1, 2019.

ray brewer:

High school sports need to be played — only when it’s safe from the pandemic

If the virus continues to spike or the impending vaccine doesn’t bring down the cases, then make a decision later to shed a season. But pulling the plug now simply takes away hope from teenagers who are waiting for a chance to compete — some ...

Liberty quarterback Daniel Britt (18) carries the ball during the 4A high school football championship game at Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Liberty beat Centennial 50-7.

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'Always a Patriot': Liberty sends 5 players onto Division I football

The signing day celebration is usually held on campus with a packed cafeteria or gym of teammates, family and friends. But the pandemic brought a smaller ...

Shadow Ridge High senior Dion Washington poses before a practice at Aviary Park in North Las Vegas Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020. Washington will sign a national letter of intent to play college football at University of Nevada, Reno on Dec. 16.

high school football:

How this under-the-radar Las Vegas recruit found a college home during the pandemic

Dion Washington woke up one morning in late April with a message from UNR defensive line coach Jackie Shipp, who had stumbled across his highlight video on social media and was interested in a talk.

Legacy's Aaron Holloway (13) breaks away from a tackle attempt by Desert Pines' Tye Moore (2) during a football game at Legacy High School Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The Jaguars beat the Longhorns 15-8.

Marcus Arroyo’s first Las Vegas recruit could be difference maker for UNLV

Aaron Holloway was talking with most of the UNLV football coaching staff via video conference on Sunday when he delivered the news.