Nicholas held off hard-charging Massimiliano Swenson of Bishop Gorman to become Desert Oasis’ first region cross country champion. The Diamondbacks also won the boys region team title, another first in school history.
Basic’s Raquel Chavez used her change of pace to her advantage in winning the 4A Desert Region girls race at Veteran Memorial Park in Boulder City on Friday.
Clark rolled up 518 yards of offense and stormed back – outscoring the Diamondbacks 45-16 over the final three quarters – to seize a 45-30 victory.
Liberty’s defense pitched a shutout Thursday as the Patriots knocked off visiting Basic, 12-0.
The Desert Shields opened Class 3A Southern Region postseason play in style Thursday, rolling past visiting Sunrise Mountain’s football team, 42-6.
The nine-time defending state champions enjoyed senior night on Thursday by pounding Spring Valley, 63-13.
The Cougars ran for 297 yards and ran away with a 22-9 road victory over Chaparral.
The stakes in the regular-season finale between Mojave and Las Vegas High were pretty straightforward — only the winner would be able to keep playing next week with a playoff berth.
Desert Pines lived in Eldorado’s backfield, finishing with 10 sacks (nine in the first half) in a convincing 42-6 road win to cap the regular season.
The Falcons bounced back after losing to Liberty by beating Green Valley on Thursday.