Desert Pines forced six turnovers and recovered two of its own squib kickoffs in a victory over Orem (Utah) in the Polynesian Classic at Bishop Gorman High School.
The Bishop Gorman boys and Centennial girls are clear favorites once again, but there are some sleepers that could do some damage in the postseason.
Desert Pines’ Darnell Washington, the No. 8 national football prospect in the ESPN 300, is among several seniors trying to decide where to attend college during the season.
Centennial looks to avenge last year’s 36-7 loss to Faith Lutheran, strengthen its status as Northwest League favorite in one of the valley’s top matchups.
With a talented group of underclassmen, Coronado scored 449 points Friday to roll to the Class 4A Desert Region title at UNLV.
The Cougars finished with 452 points to claim the title. Green Valley finished second with 444 points, and Bishop Gorman finished third with 284 points.
Shelby Basso went 2-for-3 with an RBI and tossed a four-hitter with 11 strikeouts Wednesday to lead Basic’s softball team to a 3-1 home win over Green Valley.
Karson Bailey had 24 kills Wednesday to help Boulder City’s boys volleyball to a 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 25-17 win at Mojave.
Benjamin Sawaia carded a 3-over-par 75 at Reflection Bay on Wednesday to help Coronado’s boys golf team win a Southeast League match.
Brant Hunt’s two-out RBI single capped a three-run sixth inning that lifted Silverado’s baseball team to a 9-8 win at Spring Valley on Wednesday.