Jerry Tarkanian, best known as the towel-chomping college basketball coach who guided UNLV to national prominence, would have turned 89 on Thursday.
Damon Seiters reports on sports for the digital team at the Review-Journal and Nevadapreps.com. He has been at the Review-Journal since 1997. Seiters grew up in Carbondale, Illinois, and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in journalism.
Centennial girls track standout Ashley Moore was named the Gatorade Nevada Girls Track & Field Athlete of the Year.
The San Jose Sharks were leading 2-1 in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals when the Colorado Avalanche scored what appeared to be the tying goal midway through the second period.
Raiders general manager Mike Mayock asked prospective player just how the players would adapt to life in Las Vegas once the team moves to town in 2020.
Bishop Gorman plays top-seeded La Lumiere (Indiana) at 1 p.m. Thursday in the GEICO Nationals in New York City. The game will be televised on ESPNU.
Clark’s Jalen Hill and Faith Lutheran’s Brevin Walter and Clark coach Chad Beeten will participate in the Big Baller Brand All-American Game on Sunday at Orleans Arena.
Basic’s softball team pounded out 14 hits in a 9-1 win at Sierra Vista on Friday. Eight Basic starters had at least one hit, led by leadoff batter Sanoe Helenihi, who was 3-for-5.
Cimarron-Memorial first baseman Mike Overland made a diving stop of a grounder hit to his right, hopped to his feet and dived to the bag to beat the runner and end a sixth-inning threat to help the Spartans escape with a 5-2 road win over Bonanza.
Desert Oasis’ Josh Sharman picked off two runners to get out of a jam in the fifth inning on the way to throwing a four-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory over host Bishop Gorman.
Sierra Vista’s Mia Buranamontri drove a two-run homer over the center-field fence with one out in the seventh inning to lift the Mountain Lions to a 5-3 road victory over Palo Verde.