Three were drafted out of College of Southern Nevada, with one CSN transfer, one from UNLV and one out of high school among Las Vegas players selected in rounds 11 to 20.
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.
Bishop Gorman outfielder Tyler Whitaker was taken No. 87 overall by the Houston Astros, the first of three Las Vegans picked Monday in the Major League Baseball draft.
Bishop Gorman outfielder Tyler Whitaker is ranked No. 37 on MLB.com’s top 250 prospect list — one spot out of the first round — as the draft begins Sunday.
The Clark County School District confirmed that the 13-year-old freshman at Legacy High School who died Monday during a football workout is Cajetan Chinoyelum Nsofor.
Southern Nevada athletes in the Class of 2021 are left wondering what might have been after most of them lost an opportunity to compete as seniors.
Palo Verde’s Joe Hallead is Coach of the Year and Bishop Gorman outfielder Tyler Whitaker is Player of the Year on the All-Southern Nevada baseball team.
Arbor View’s LeaAnn Jarvis is Coach of the Year and Arbor View infielder Trinity Brandon is Player of the Year.
The spring sports season was limited to six weeks, with some teams’ seasons even shorter because of COVID, but players and coaches were just happy to get back on the field.
Trinity Brandon was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Arbor View beat Shadow Ridge 6-5 to win the Class 5A Southern Region softball crown.
Tai Nguyen doubled home Tyler Whitaker and Tommy Rose with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Bishop Gorman past Desert Oasis 5-4.
Desert Oasis, the last Nevada team to win a state title at the highest level of baseball, won two elimination games Thursday in the Class 5A Southern Region tournament.
The Desert Oasis boys posted 195 points and the Palo Verde girls had 163 to win the team titles at the Class 4A Desert Region track and field meet Wednesday at Desert Oasis High.
Ninth-seeded Desert Oasis scored two runs in the seventh inning to defeat No. 1 seed Green Valley on Tuesday in the Class 5A Southern Region softball tournament.