Basic and Bishop Gorman won their opening games in the Class 5A state baseball tournament Thursday at CSN, but did so in dramatically different ways.
Legacy rallied past Bonanza in baseball, and Silverado survived a softball slugfest against Legacy to advance to the championship round of the Class 4A state tournaments.
Basic upset favored Bishop Gorman twice last week to win the Class 5A Southern Region title. The Wolves will meet Bishop Manogue on Thursday in the state tournament.
Bishop Gorman is the clear favorite in the Class 4A state softball tournament and will play Legacy in the winners bracket Wednesday at College of Southern Nevada.
Palo Verde’s Daniel Bellinger, a tight end at San Diego State, was the first Las Vegas player drafted. The other was Bishop Gorman’s Jalen Nailor, a wide receiver at Michigan State.
Isaiah Cottrell, who played three seasons at Bishop Gorman, will return to play for UNLV after transferring from West Virginia.
The 2022 class of the Southern Nevada Sports of Hall originally was going to be inducted in June 2020 before COVID-19 ceremony wiped out the ceremony.
Haskell Garrett battled his way to All-Big Ten honors as a fifth-year senior in 2021 despite spraining his ankle midway through the season against Maryland.
Bubba Bolden, the 22-year-old native Las Vegan, is among the draft’s top safety prospects and is ready for the NFL after seminal experiences in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Miami.
Bishop Gorman hosted Liberty in a Class 5A baseball game Wednesday afternoon. Gorman won 8-5.