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Ray Brewer


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Past articles by Raymond:

Mojave basketball wins another state championship

Mojave finished with a 25-5 record, including many wins against top competition. The preseason contests certainly helped them prevail ... → Read More

Las Vegas High girls rally to win state title

Layla Faught started her journey to the high school basketball state championship game Saturday afternoon in the gym of her church. → Read More

Anti-vax posturing on social media a grave disservice to memory of UNLV lineman

The sorrow I was feeling Monday for someone I never had the pleasure of meeting turned to disappointment and anger early Tuesday when scrolling social media. Ryan Keeler’s death hit the national news cycle, and some social media users attributed his death to cardiac arrest from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. ... → Read More

Father, son open their 17th McDonald’s location in Las Vegas

Ron Smith would frequently tell his son that if he didn’t do well in school, he would be forced to settle for a job at McDonald’s. Christopher Smith wound up getting a ... → Read More

Durango basketball 'stayed resilient' in regional championship win

Durango never trailed tonight in the 5A Southern Conference championship game against host Liberty, using a team-best 18 points from Taj Degourville and 15 points from Tylen Riley in a 65-59 victory. → Read More

Liberty basketball heading back to state; Gorman upset by Durango

Virtually everyone on the Liberty High School bench wore matching shirts with the message “Locked In” for tonight’s Class 5A Southern Regional semifinal basketball game against Coronado. The Patriots certainly lived up to ... → Read More

2022 Las Vegas airport numbers hit record with heavy Dec. weekend

Las Vegas was busy with visitors one weekend in December, including those in town for a Raiders game, National Finals Rodeo and the Pac-12 Conference football championship. The boost helped Harry Reid International Airport ... → Read More

Family’s gratitude for UMC undying, three decades after son’s life was saved

Dave White always seems to get emotional when driving past University Medical Center on Charleston Boulevard. The gratitude felt brings White to tears as he thinks of the hospital staff that saved his young son’s life in 1991 after he nearly drowned. The following year, another meaningful moment occurred when his daughter was born at the hospital. → Read More

Liberty basketball again beats Bishop Gorman — this time by 23 points

Defending state champion Liberty made a statement with a 78-55 win over perennial power Gorman in a highly anticipated rematch of last year’s title game. On Wednesday, the Patriots’ confirmed the win and delivered a message: We are the team to beat. → Read More

Gorman basketball hangs on against Coronado; Durango rallies past Liberty

The Bishop Gorman basketball team held a two point lead with 0.4 seconds remaining Saturday night against Coronado in the Big City Showcase at UNLV. → Read More

EJ Harkless grabs league honor after UNLV's win at New Mexico

UNLV guard EJ Harkless, who dominated the second half with 21 points in Saturday’s win at nationally ranked New Mexico, was named the Player of the Week in the Mountain West, the league ... → Read More

UNLV gaming institute’s new executive director, ‘a pure genius,’ draws rave reviews

On Jan. 1, Brett Abarbanel, the group’s longtime research director, transitioned into the role of executive director, replacing Bo Bernhard, who is now the university’s vice president of economic development. → Read More

Vegas Vipers of XFL to play at Cashman Field

Cashman Field in downtown Las Vegas was built as a baseball stadium and housed a Triple-A franchise for three decades. When that franchise moved to Las Vegas Ballpark in ... → Read More

College or no college, local product’s talent worth taking a flier on for Vegas Vipers of XFL

The Vegas Vipers in November selected wide receiver Devion Clayton in the 10th round of the XFL Draft. The eight-team league starts in February, and teams open training camp this week in Dallas. → Read More

63 athletes earn spot on Sun’s all-state football teams

As the Sun pieced together its all-state high school football teams it became obvious that there were many athletes who had impressive seasons. → Read More

Catholic Charities chef: ‘It’s a privilege’ to feed needy Las Vegans on Christmas

Chef Jun Lao was summoned from the kitchen to the dining facility at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada by one of the people eating the meal he helped prepare. Lao was initially nervous ... → Read More

Nevada Republicans sang praises of fake elector ploy, until asked about it under oath

The text message sent from Nevada Republican Party Chairman Michael McDonald on Nov. 4, 2020, shows the beginning of a coordinated effort here by allies of former President Donald Trump to ... → Read More

Bishop Gorman football makes statement against Florida power in bowl series

Of all the great Bishop Gorman football teams over the years, the 2022 Gaels accomplished something the program had never done before: Win a game after the traditional season ended. → Read More

‘Unparalleled’ work ethic puts Las Vegas High’s leader at head of Sun’s Super Seven

Kayla Terry, a 5-foot-9 senior forward, cemented herself during the winning streak as one of the city’s elite players, and now has the title to back it up: She’s part of the Las Vegas Sun’s Super Seven. → Read More

Oregon State, Florida picked for Las Vegas Bowl at Allegiant Stadium

Oregon State is no stranger to competing in the Las Vegas Bowl. → Read More