The team with the coolest nickname in college sports hoops it up during the annual Division III basketball tournament in Las Vegas.
The UNLV women’s soccer team will play fourth-ranked Brigham Young in a first-round NCAA Tournament game at 6 p.m. Friday in Provo, Utah.
Andrew Westerlund of Vancouver, British Columbia, a heart transplant and cancer survivor, was feted at the Simon Keith Foundation golf fundraiser benefiting organ transplant patients.
Mitch Glasser, a substitute social studies teacher at Green Valley High and a utility infielder, helped Team Israel beat Great Britain and qualify for the World Baseball Classic.
At halftime of Thursday’s UNLV college football season opener, four limber young men sporting the Jackson State colors strutted onto the field around the 50-yard line at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Green Valley High School graduate Jamie Little and her husband, Cody Selman, who also is a racing person, are expecting their second child in October. It’s going to be a girl this time.
It has been been 10 years since James Loney batted .380 for the 51s. If memory serves, that was a fine Las Vegas team. The 51s also had Matt Kemp (.368) and Andre Ethier (.349), and they, too, went on to star for the Dodgers.
As the fast runners headed for the tape, Christian Jackson of Palo Verde High took a hard tumble. Steven Walker thought somebody should do something. He picked up his fallen rival and they crossed the line together.
Shane Christensen played high school basketball for Bishop Gorman, and college basketball for Montana. More recently, he has been spinning the basketball on his finger, nose, face and head for the world famous Harlem Globetrotters.
It is billed as the world’s largest participatory sporting event for women. When it ends in three months, it will have pumped more than $120 million of nongaming revenue into city coffers.