Bishop Gorman begins the season No. 1 in the Class 5A rankings and will embark on a difficult slate of nonleague games against out-of-state foes beginning Friday.
The Polynesian Football Classic will take place in the valley over two weekends, featuring three games and involving teams from Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii.
Liberty only beat Bishop Gorman once in four tries, but it came in an overtime classic that netted the Patriots their first boys basketball state championship.
Liberty boys basketball coach Kevin Soares is the Nevada Preps All-Southern Nevada Coach of the Year after leading the Patriots to their first state title.
Liberty’s Joshua Jefferson averaged 17.7 points and 10 rebounds in his senior season and led the Patriots to the Class 5A state title with an upset win over Bishop Gorman.
Former Liberty High School star Rae Burrell has spent the past four years cultivating her game at Tennessee, growing into a potential first-round pick in the WNBA draft.
Billy Hemberger is leaving Spring Valley after an eight-year run at the school, where he built one of the state’s premier programs after going 1-24 in his first season.
Bishop Gorman hosted Liberty in a Class 5A baseball game Wednesday afternoon. Gorman won 8-5.
Kentucky junior forward Dre’una Edwards hit the game-winning shot in the Wildcats’ upset of No. 1-ranked South Carolina in the championship game of the women’s SEC tournament.
Liberty High basketball star Joshua Jefferson relishes the challenge of helping Saint Mary’s close the gap on national power Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference.
Coronado hosted Liberty in a Class 5A softball game Friday. Liberty won 7-3.
Liberty shocked Bishop Gorman in overtime to win the Class 5A boys state basketball championship, ending the Gaels’ nine-year run of titles and their bid to finish undefeated.
Bishop Gorman cruised past Spanish Springs and Liberty whipped Douglas, and they will meet for the fourth time — with the Class 5A state basketball title on the line.
Bishop Gorman, 29-0 and favored to win its 10th consecutive state basketball championship, will play Spanish Springs on Friday in the Class 5A tournament in Reno.
Mikayla Brown threw for 215 yards and four touchdowns, as Shadow Ridge won its first state flag football championship while denying Green Valley its third straight.