Bishop Gorman has won three consecutive girls state volleyball championships and four of the past five in Nevada’s highest classification.
Silverado cruised to the Class 4A state football championship last season, but coach Andy Ostolaza expects a more difficult path to the title this year.
Silverado returns many of its top players after a season in which it went 12-0, won the Class 4A state championship and outscored its opponents 628-128.
Silverado primarily had been a running team, but quarterback Brandon Tunnell led an offense that threw more last year en route to the Class 4A state title.
Moapa Valley lost a deep and talented senior class after last year’s 12-0 season and state championship but is still No. 1 to open the season.
Bishop Gorman begins the season No. 1 in the Class 5A rankings and will embark on a difficult slate of nonleague games against out-of-state foes beginning Friday.
Silverado has a talented group of returning players from last year’s team that went 12-0 and cruised to its first state championship.
Trinity Buchanan, Xayla Black and Milan Cordone return to lead a talented Coronado team that has its sights set on a second straight Class 5A state championship.
Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley have established themselves as the top programs in the Class 3A Southern Region, but charter and inner-city schools are improving.
Moapa Valley doesn’t have much varsity experience back after a senior-laden team ran to an undefeated season and the Class 3A state championship last year.