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.
Faith Lutheran and Green Valley will play in an elimination game Friday at Bishop Gorman in the Class 5A state softball tournament — their fourth meeting this season.
The Coronado and Palo Verde boys and girls are expected to battle for the Class 5A state swimming and diving championships.
Shadow Ridge defeated Green Valley in four sets to win the Class 5A boys state volleyball championship. Desert Oasis (4A) and Boulder City (3A) also won titles.
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.
Faith Lutheran wasn’t expected to contend for the Class 5A state softball title this season. Now, the Crusaders are three wins from hoisting the championship trophy.
Shadow Ridge and Green Valley have played twice this season, with the Mustangs winning both matches. They will play for the Class 5A boys volleyball title Wednesday.
Shadow Ridge’s baseball team has won 24 straight games, with its last loss to Legacy. They will play Wednesday in the Class 4A state tournament at Las Vegas Ballpark.
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.