Several Southern Nevada teams are expected to contend for state tournament berths in the first full season of Class 5A softball. Arbor View tops the list of contenders.
Las Vegas defeated Desert Pines and Clark beat Arbor View on Friday in the Class 4A girls state basketball semifinals at Cox Pavilion. They will play Saturday for the title.
The Class 4A boys and girls state basketball tournaments will be played this weekend, and it’s a chance for new champions to be crowned with two perennial powerhouses in 5A.
Two players — Liberty’s Saco Alofipo (Utah State) and Faith Lutheran’s Jordan Pollard (San Jose State) — signed with Football Bowl Subdivision schools Wednesday.
Liberty and Rancho rolled to victories Thursday at Faith Lutheran to set up a matchup for the Class 4A girls state volleyball championship.
Both are Class 5A state volleyball semifinalists, but Gorman has been the state’s top program in the past five seasons, while Centennial has been rebuilding this season.
Arbor View softball pitcher Annie Finch is one of the many athletes in the Las Vegas Valley who will sign a national letter of intent Wednesday.
Liberty scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from Arbor View and set up a showdown with Bishop Gorman.
Arbor View and Foothill are the last teams with a chance to stop a potential Liberty-Bishop Gorman matchup in next week’s state semifinals.
Clark has been removed from the Class 4A football playoffs for use of two ineligible players in last week’s 30-0 win over Spring Valley.