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.
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.
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.
McKenna Young was 3-for-3 with two doubles and six RBIs to help Faith Lutheran past Green Valley for the Class 5A Southern Region softball title.
Faith Lutheran hosted Green Valley in a Class 5A softball game Tuesday afternoon. Green Valley won 15-4.
Palo Verde hosted Green Valley in a Class 5A softball game Tuesday afternoon. Green Valley won 8-4.
Connor Fields, a Green Valley High School and UNLV graduate, was involved in a scary BMX crash in last year’s Olympics in Japan and is recovering from a brain injury.
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.
Mikayla Brown threw for 215 yards and four touchdowns, as Shadow Ridge won its first state flag football championship while denying Green Valley its third straight.