Palo Verde boys tennis streak hits 50

With a victory Tuesday against visiting Arbor View, Palo Verde’s boys tennis team ran its win streak to 50 matches.

The Panthers beat the Aggies 16-2 to move to 8-0 this fall, 6-0 in the Northwest League.

The two-time defending state champs haven’t lost since 2005, when they dropped a match to eventual state champion Bonanza.

Palo Verde has won three of the last four state titles, also capturing the 2004 crown.

HARPER NAMED MVP — Las Vegas High baseball standout Bryce Harper was named the tournament Most Valuable Player after leading the USA Baseball 16U national team to the title at the COPABE “AA” Youth Pan American Championships in Mexico.

Team USA went 8-0, defeating Mexico 7-3 on Sunday for the title.

Harper led the tournament with four home runs and 16 RBIs. He was named to he all-tournament team as a right fielder.

For the tournament, Harper was 16-for-28 (.571), with six doubles, 16 runs and six stolen bases.

ELDORADO CHINO CHAMPS — Eldorado’s boys soccer team won its third consecutive Chino Cup tournament title last weekend at Chino Valley High (Ariz.).

The Sundevils defeated Chino Valley on penalty kicks to win the title. The game was tied 1-1 in regulation, but the Sundevils won 4-3 on penalty kicks.

Eldorado notched wins over Campe Verde (Ariz.) and Tri City Prep (Ariz.) earlier in the tournament.

It was the school’s fifth Chino Cup title in 11 years participating in the tournament.

LAKE MEAD SECOND — Lake Mead’s girls volleyball team finished second in the Liberty Christian Tournament at Huntington Beach, Calif., last weekend.

The Eagles lost their first match of the season in the championship against Desert Chapel (Calif.), 25-18, 25-18.

Lake Mead went 1-0-3 in pool play and defeated Liberty Christian to move into the championship match.

NORTHWEST TENNIS TOURNEYS — Arbor View’s Jeff Scheurman and Neil Anderson lost only 10 games while winning the Northwest Doubles Invitational last weekend.

In the girls tournament, Cimarron-Memorial’s Kate Johnesee and Starlyn Thomas teamed to win the championship.

The Northwest Singles Invitational is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Play will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at Cheyenne and Palo Verde for the boys and at Shadow Ridge and Cimarron-Memorial for the girls.

Contact Prep Sports Editor Damon Seiters at dseiters@reviewjournal.com or 702-380-4587.

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