Here’s a look at how some freshman football players are adjusting to college life, with many having their season postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Jason Orts is a born-and-raised Texan who has more than a decade of experience covering high school sports there. The last six of those came as the high school sports coordinator at the Waco Tribune-Herald, where he also covered a myriad of Baylor University sports. Orts was the sports editor of the University Star at Texas State University prior to beginning his professional career.
The Aces admit they’ve been uptight in their three playoff games, and that has resulted in a 2-1 deficit against the Connecticut Sun in their WNBA semifinal series.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal and its reporters took home a variety of awards this month in the Nevada Press Foundation 2020 Awards of Excellence.
The Aces were the No. 1 seed for the playoffs despite shooting by far the fewest 3-pointers in the regular season at 254. They made 93, the only team that hit fewer than 100.
A’ja Wilson finished with a career playoff-high 29 points, seven rebounds and a franchise-record seven blocked shots in an 83-75 win that tied the WNBA semifinal series.
The top-seeded Aces were sluggish in an 87-62 loss to the Connecticut Sun in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals. Jasmine Thomas led the Sun with 31 points.
The College of Southern Nevada will have basketball for the first time since 2002-03 and hopes to be successful despite setbacks caused by the pandemic.
The Aces’ Dearica Hamby was named the Sixth Woman of the Year for the second straight season, and general manager Dan Padover was selected Executive of the Year.
The Aces received a double bye into the semifinals after earning the No. 1 seed and will meet the No. 7 Connecticut Sun in a best-of-five series beginning Sunday.
The Aces will open their best-of-five WNBA semifinal series against the Connecticut Sun at 10 a.m. Sunday, a week after they ended the regular season.
Former Bishop Gorman High School football coach Kenny Sanchez was fired Friday after two games as coach at Menendez High in St. Augustine, Florida, according to reports.
A’ja Wilson and Dearica Hamby scored 23 points apiece, and the Aces closed the regular season with three wins in four days to grab the No. 1 seed.