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.
Bishop Gorman hosted Liberty in a Class 5A baseball game Wednesday afternoon. Gorman won 8-5.
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.
Liberty shocked Bishop Gorman in overtime to win the Class 5A boys state basketball championship, ending the Gaels’ nine-year run of titles and their bid to finish undefeated.
Bishop Gorman cruised past Spanish Springs and Liberty whipped Douglas, and they will meet for the fourth time — with the Class 5A state basketball title on the line.
Bishop Gorman, 29-0 and favored to win its 10th consecutive state basketball championship, will play Spanish Springs on Friday in the Class 5A tournament in Reno.
Darrion Williams scored 15 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter to spark Bishop Gorman past Liberty in the Class 5A Southern Region boys basketball championship game.