Nathan Brown, The Desert Sun

Nathan Brown

The Desert Sun

Palm Springs, CA, United States

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Past articles by Nathan:

Rancho Mirage basketball star Koby Alvarez now has most wins in desert hoops history

Rancho Mirage senior Koby Alvarez now has 90 varsity basketball victories over four seasons, giving him the most in valley boys' basketball history → Read More

Goodbye, Coachella Valley: A bittersweet farewell to the local high school sports community

High school sports reporter Nathan Brown has covered the Coachella Valley's high school sports scene for nearly three years. This week, he says goodbye. → Read More

No more Ball family, but desert serves up some tasty holiday hoops tournaments

Despite losing the Ball family hype, the Rancho Mirage Holiday Invitational continues to bring some of the country's best high school basketball talent to the desert. → Read More

Meet the 2017 All-Desert Sun football team

This year's All-Desert Sun team is full of plenty of youth, including eight juniors and one freshman. → Read More

The Cathedral City girls' basketball team has the valley's attention; now, what will they do with it?

While some teams struggle to score 30 or even 20 points a game, the Cathedral City girls' basketball team has three players averaging 20 points a night. → Read More

Dan Armstrong will not return to coach La Quinta football after 23 seasons

Dan Armstrong, who has led the La Quinta Blackhawks since the program began in the fall of 1995, will not be returning to coach. → Read More

With departure of several boys' basketball standouts, which players, teams will emerge in 2018?

Who will be the next crop of top players? Can the Rattlers survive without Charles Neal? Can La Quinta defend its DVL title? Will a player win their 100th game? → Read More

Xavier Prep boys take 12th, girls 18th in CIF State Cross Country Championships

The teams hadn't both been to the meet since 2014, and though they finished outside of their top 10 goals, they'll almost certainly be back. → Read More

Series of small mistakes seal Rancho Mirage's 35-28 semifinal loss to Katella

After two weeks of breathtaking late finishes, the Rancho Mirage football team ran out of magic Friday night on the road against Katella in the Division 11 semifinals. → Read More

Friday Night Hero: Talking between the goal lines with Rancho Mirage's David Talley

He came through big when his team needed it most in the quarterfinals against Arroyo. His fans didn't forget, voting him our last Friday Night Hero of the season. → Read More

Rancho Mirage QB David Talley the catalyst behind the Rattlers' postseason run

He has a good arm, but QB David Talley is willing to do whatever it takes - whether run, pass or hand it off - to get the Rattlers to a CIF title. → Read More

Meet The Desert Sun's top fall athletes from 2017, a crew of league MVP's and CIF SS finalists

From the cross country courses, to the swimming pool, the tennis and volleyball courts and the links, our top fall athletes from around the valley shined this year. → Read More

Déjà vu: Rancho Mirage football team avenges 2016 CIF title loss to Arroyo with 27-21 OT win

Last year’s 35-34 OT loss to Arroyo stung the Rattler football team. Friday, they seized an opportunity to avenge last year’s defeat in the quarterfinals. → Read More

Introducing the Desert Empire League -- That's the name of a new valley high school sports league

After creating the Big Horn League in April, the six local schools that created their new sports league penned a new name. → Read More

Coachella Valley's 'Ball brothers' have brought spark to the Arabs' football team

Say what you want about playing for 3 schools in 4 years, but Matt Fitzgerald and his 2 younger brothers only have one thing in mind: leaving a legacy. → Read More

Friday Night Hero: Talking between the goal lines with Coachella Valley's Timmy Garcia

Timmy Garcia reeled in two interceptions in the Arabs' playoff-opening victory, including a pick-six. He was voted this week's Friday Night Hero. → Read More

Which football teams will still be alive for the CIF semifinals? Our reporters weigh in

With three football teams left in the playoffs, two face tough favored opponents, while the other is in a toss-up game on the road. Will any of them win? → Read More

Coachella Valley defense leads Arabs to blowout first round win over Ramona

Aided by the offense's fast start, the Coachella Valley defense put Ramona in a deep hole quickly that the Rams couldn't climb out of. → Read More

Who will still be alive after the first round of the football playoffs? Our reporters weigh in

Our sports reporters disagree on three of the seven local playoff football games. Who's right? → Read More

Playoff primer: Coachella Valley ready to host first home playoff football game since 1988

The Arabs will be up against a stout rushing attack with the Rams, but the squad is confident this home playoff game won't be their last this season. → Read More