Del Sol's Dragon Invitational baseball tournament begins today at three sites.
The eight-team tournament features seven area schools -- Del Sol, Pahrump Valley, Mojave, Chaparral, Basic, Canyon Springs and Clark -- along with Hillcrest (Utah).
Pool play will be today and Friday at Del Sol, Chaparral and Basic. Saturday's championship game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Basic.
The Calvary Chapel Easter Bash also begins today at several sites. Rancho, Valley, Liberty, Eldorado, Cimarron-Memorial and Coronado will be in the tournament, along with Bishop Gorman's junior varsity. The tournament runs through Saturday, with the championship game set for noon at the College of Southern Nevada.
The Calvary Chapel tournament also features a bracket for small schools, with games to be played at The Meadows beginning at 9 a.m. today.
The Centennial Spring Jamboree softball tournament also begins today at Majestic Park. Coronado, Arbor View, Foothill, Palo Verde and Centennial are the area teams involved. Games begin at noon today. Saturday's championship game is scheduled for noon.
Chaparral will have a softball tournament on Friday and Saturday at Hollywood Recreation Center and Park. The six-team tournament includes five local teams: Chaparral, Cheyenne, Desert Pines, Liberty and Valley. Play begins at 9 a.m. Friday, and Saturday's title game is set for 4 p.m. Saturday.
• NATIONAL CHAMP -- Former Desert Pines athlete Reindell Cole recently won the men's long jump at the NCAA Indoor Championships. Cole recorded a jump of 26 feet, 73/4 inches to win the event.
• GATORADE AWARDS -- Gatorade has named Bishop Gorman's Ashley Gayle and Galena's Luke Babbitt the Nevada Basketball Players of the Year. The Review-Journal also named them the state's players of the year.