Pahranagat Valley lost 11 seniors off last year’s team, which won its second straight Class 1A state football title, but hopes its young team grows up quickly.
Connor Fields, who went to Green Valley High School and UNLV, is the only American to win an Olympic gold medal in BMX.
Many high school football teams in the valley were more concerned about taking care of issues off the field instead of what they could accomplish on it Monday.
High school football practice throughout the valley begins Monday, with the first two days slated for heat acclimation and non-contact drills.
Right-hander Jaret Godman, a junior at Oklahoma, was drafted in the 19th round on Tuesday by the Boston Red Sox.
College of Southern Nevada pitcher Kris Bow, who also went to Centennial, was selected by the Yankees, and Basic outfielder Mason Neville was chosen by the Reds.
The Polynesian Football Classic will take place in the valley over two weekends, featuring three games and involving teams from Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.
Bishop Gorman outfielder Justin Crawford was drafted Sunday by the Philadelphia Phillies, who have two other players from Las Vegas on their roster.
Bishop Gorman graduate Justin Crawford could follow his dad into the major leagues. Carl Crawford put together a successful 15-year MLB career.
Vashti Cunningham, who went to Bishop Gorman High School, is the nation’s top high jumper. She is ranked sixth in the world and competes in the World Championships on Saturday.