Nine high school football games have been canceled for various reasons, including COVID concerns, brush fires and a shortage of eligible players.
Pahranagat Valley and Spring Mountain have alternated the past four state championships, hope to remain at the top of the Class 1A football ranks.
COVID, players opting to pursue other interests and spring break are among the unique issues football teams at small schools have had to deal with.
Several games around the valley were decided in the final minutes Friday, which made for an exciting night,
The Patriots led 12-0 in the first half and twice after halftime but couldn’t hold on in a 36-33 loss to Libery (Arizona) at home Friday night.
Here are the all-league baseball teams, as selected by coaches
Here are the all-league softball teams, as selected by coaches
Abbie Evans belted a three-run home run in a seven-run sixth inning Friday that helped Moapa Valley’s softball team to a 12-5 win over Chaparral in the losers’ bracket final of the Class 3A Southern Region Tournament at Pahrump.
The junior tossed a two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts as Basic trounced Sierra Vista 11-0 on Thursday in the losers bracket final of the Desert Region Tournament.
Mya’Liah Bethea was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs on Friday to lead Cimarron-Memorial’s softball team to a 13-8 win at Durango.
C.J. Jaramillo’s bases-loaded single to right plated Jacob Ortega with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday as Faith Lutheran’s baseball team rallied past visiting Eldorado, 12-11.
Winning pitcher Brooke Detommaso went 3-for-4 with a double and six RBIs on Friday to help Bonanza’s softball team to a 19-7, six-inning victory at Las Vegas High.
Noah Glaser and Julian Herrera combined on a no-hitter Friday to lead Bishop Gorman’s baseball team to a 5-0 win at Silverado.
Steven Giatti was 3-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and four RBIs on Tuesday as Arbor View’s baseball team handed host Palo Verde its second loss in as many days, 12-8.
Orbien Hernandez-Silva went 3-for-6 with a triple, a double, four runs and three RBIs as Bonanza’s baseball team scored 21 runs in the final two innings to rally for a 26-11 win at Spring Valley on Friday.