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Ray Brewer


Las Vegas, NV, United States

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Super Seven: Desert Oasis forward 'will be one of the best to come out of Vegas'

Desi-Rae Young has been out of the basketball game for a few minutes. Her Desert Oasis squad, one of the better teams in the state, is comfortably ahead for another victory. But Young isn’t relaxing on the bench ... → Read More

'Going to be a great matchup': Boise State, Washington tabbed for Las Vegas Bowl

Las Vegas Bowl Executive Director John Saccenti spent Sunday morning traveling back to Southern Nevada from Boise, Idaho. He took in the Mountain West championship game on Saturday ... → Read More

State championship is final touch in Liberty's rise to football greatness

The Patriots still needed one last accomplishment to reaffirm their greatness. You, after all, can’t call yourself a football power unless there’s some jewelry on your finger to support the claim → Read More

Live Blog: Liberty up 14 points on Centennial late in first half

Edward Gastelum and Zyrus Fiaseu have had first-half touchdown runs for the Liberty High football team, extending the Patriots lead against Centennial to ... → Read More

Buckle up: The National Finals Rodeo is back in town

This marks the 35th straight year the National Finals Rodeo has been contested in Las Vegas, which results in a significant economic boost each December, traditionally a slow month here for tourism ... → Read More

Vegas Play of the Day: Arizona at Arizona State

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day. Our four sports writers started with ... → Read More

Preseason top 10: Gorman basketball still the team to beat — just barely

There’s no surprise atop the Sun’s preseason high school basketball top 10. Not only is Bishop Gorman the eight-time defending state champions, the Gaels are also ranked No. 17 nationally by USA Today in the preseason. The Gaels have four of the top players in the ... → Read More

Thanksgiving Dining Guide: A cornucopia of Las Vegas meal options

From coffee shops, to buffets, to the high-end restaurants of a celebrity chef, Las Vegas has plenty of dining options for Thanksgiving. Whether you are on the Strip, in downtown or Henderson, the dining opportunities are numerous ... → Read More

Tony Sanchez was right guy at right time for UNLV football

What Tony Sanchez was able to accomplish at UNLV is nothing short of phenomenal. Don’t let the 19-40 record through five seasons and no bowl-game appearances fool you ... → Read More

'We had faith': Liberty does the unthinkable, halts Bishop Gorman's dynasty with overtime win

Toa Tai’s first memory of the Liberty High School football program happened when he was just 6. Older brother Sam Tai was a star for the Patriots, and Toa would always follow him to practice ... → Read More

Friday Night Roundup: Can Liberty put an end to Gorman's football dynasty?

It’s the high school football game we’ve been waiting for — and seem to be every season. Can 10-time defending state champion Bishop Gorman finally be dethroned? The Gaels will receive a challenge against Liberty tonight in the Desert Region championship game, facing off against the ... → Read More

Rebels to bring back former players, 'put on a show' in final game at Sam Boyd

Nate Hawkins remembers the football being caught in the wind and flying all over Sam Boyd Stadium. He can still feel the rug burns caused by being tackled onto the hot turf at the new facility in east Las Vegas. The wide receiver was part of the 1971 UNLV football ... → Read More

High School Football Picks: Week 14

For nearly a decade, Bishop Gorman and Liberty have been cemented as the top two high school football programs in town. ... → Read More

Arbor View back in football playoffs after Canyon Springs forfeit

The defending Mountain Region champion Arbor View High football team left the field Friday in tears after being upset by Canyon Springs in the first round of the playoffs ... → Read More

This baseball player has Palo Verde football back in the hunt

Paul Myro wasn’t certain if he would play football for Palo Verde High this season. Myro, one of the nation’s premiere baseball players, had his future secured on the diamond ... → Read More

Botched FG attempt turns into winning touchdown for Canyon Springs

The Canyon Springs football team lined up for a short field goal with about three minutes remaining today against host Arbor View in the Mountain Regional quarterfinals .... → Read More

Liberty pulls away from Foothill, gets desired rematch with Gorman

Daniel Britt connected with Germie Bernard for a pair of touchdowns tonight for the Liberty High football team in a 52-21 victory against ... → Read More

Centennial rides Jordan Smith to playoff win over Legacy

Jordan Smith rushed for 227 yards and four touchdowns tonight for the Centennial High football team and the Bulldogs never trailed ... → Read More

Desert Pines downs Faith Lutheran, advances to regional semifinals

Jovantae Barnes rushed for 205 yards and two touchdowns today for the Desert Pines High football team in a 41-17 victory against ... → Read More

Friday Night Roundup: Palo Verde, Las Vegas renew football rivalry in playoff quarterfinals

For the better part of the 2000s, high school football in Southern Nevada was dominated by two programs — Palo Verde in the north and west part of the valley; Las Vegas High in the south and east. Both would make annual playoffs runs, often facing each other. Palo Verde in 2004 beat Las Vegas for ... → Read More