Junior forward Nick Blair’s 26 points carried the Runnin’ Rebels to a 74-58 win over New Mexico, completing the sweep over the Lobos for the first time in eight years.
Clark sophomore guard Frankie Collins is emerging as one of the top point guard prospects on the West Coast. He has offers from six Division I programs, including Oklahoma, Texas Christian and UNLV. Collins grew up in Sacramento and moved to Las Vegas in sixth grade. His uncle was an assistant coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, and Collins spent a few weeks as an eighth grader in Milwaukee observing how the professionals prepared. He works out multiple times a day, and is averaging 11.6 points and 4.3 assists for the Chargers.
Mater Academy Mountain Vista charter school students excel despite the fact that half the students are English language learners and all qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto
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SHOT Show — Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show — kicked off Tuesday, Jan 23, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas with more than 58,000 expected to visit the four-day show. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Vegas Golden Knights players Alex Tuch, Colin Miller, Nate Schmidt and Erik Haula attended the “VGK Twitch” event at HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor hotel-casino on Tuesday. The players battled fans and each other at Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the members of the Blue Man Group made an appearance as well.
SHOT Show — Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show — opened Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas with 15,000 firearms. More than 58,000 people are expected to attend the industry’s biggest show. (Todd Prince/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The Las Vegas City Council approved plans for hundreds of homes on the former Great Mall of Las Vegas site in the northwest valley. The mall was proposed during the mid-2000s real estate bubble and was supposed to be at least 2 million square feet. But it was never built, and the land was lost to foreclosure during the recession. City documents now show plans for 303 houses and 491 apartments.
Mikita allowed conventioneers to demo all their tools used in concrete at their outdoor booth at the World of Concrete show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. (K.M. Cannon/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @KMCannonPhoto