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.
Tony Fields II, who starred on both sides of the ball for Desert Pines’ 2016 Class 4A state championship team, made the Cleveland Browns’ roster as a rookie linebacker.
Two players — Liberty’s Saco Alofipo (Utah State) and Faith Lutheran’s Jordan Pollard (San Jose State) — signed with Football Bowl Subdivision schools Wednesday.
Darnell Washington, who played at Desert Pines High School, was part of Georgia’s three-headed tight end monster during the Bulldogs’ run to the national championship.
Ten Las Vegas Valley basketball players — five boys and five girls — have been nominated to play in the McDonald’s All-American Games in March in Chicago.
Desert Pines hosted Mojave in a boys basketball game Wednesday night. Desert Pines won 60-55.
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.
Richard Washington ran for 122 yards and a touchdown in 17 carries, and the Arbor View defense made big stops late in a 17-16 win over Desert Pines.
Liberty sent a strong message with a victory over Desert Pines that it was ready to defend its 2019 Class 5A state championship.