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Chaparral Makes State

Chaparral Makes State

By Julian Sanchez

Chaparral High School

After so many years, Chaparral has never been so close to winning a state championship as they came in the 2012-2013 school year.

Under the coaching of Jay Renneker, they made it to the state finals. Chaparral’s women volleyball team played 38 games in their season. They lost 14 games, but won 24 games. In their league, they played a total of 12 games, winning eight of those games.

The road to the State Championships was a hard journey for Chaparral players. They practiced hard daily and never gave up on their team. The dedication really paid off for them. The players can leave their school thinking about the banner they put up in their school gym. Seeing a recent banner will boost up the students spirit and encourage them to do more, because they know that Chaparral students try hard.

Findlay Prep Forward First New Recruit for UNLV

Findlay Prep Forward First New Recruit for UNLV


UNLV's first recruit of the season signed a letter of intent Wednesday.

Chris Wood of Findlay Prep agreed to play for the Runnin' Rebels. The 6-foot-8 forward has been instrumental in his team's 5-0 record. Teammates say that besides helping them on the court the Palmdale, California native keeps them laughing with his great sense of humor in the locker room.

Wood is just 17 years old but he plans to play for the Rebels next year. He was just one of several Findlay Prep students who signed letters of intent with high-profile universities. 

Gold Medal-Winning Gymnasts Visit Thomas & Mack

Still looking for an Olympic fix?

The Fierce Five won't be out in full force - McKayla Maroney is recovering from a fractured tibia - but there will still be plenty to be impressed by when The Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions tumbles into the Thomas & Mack Center at 7:30 p.m. today.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Runnin' Rebels Focus on International Experience in Canada

Runnin' Rebels Focus on International Experience in Canada

The UNLV men's basketball team is continuing its exhibition tour through eastern Canada. They took on Laval University in Montreal Monday night.

College basketball teams are allowed to go on international exhibition tours during the summer once every four years.

By looking at the Runnin’ Rebels first two games in Ottawa, it appears coach Dave Rice's primary objective has been to get the new guys some valuable experience. A pair of newcomers, transfer Bryce Dejean-Jones and freshman Katin Reinhardt, have played the most minutes of anybody.

Off the court, the trip has been a chance for the team to bond and build chemistry. The team also gets a chance to experience a different country.

“It is kind of similar to the things in the U.S., their language and how they go about things. But there are just a lot of different things here,” junior guard Anthony Marshall said.

Tickets on Sale for MAACO Bowl Las Vegas

Tickets on Sale for MAACO Bowl Las Vegas


Tickets are now on sale for the 2012 MAACO Bowl Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The game will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, December 22. The game will feature the top team from the Mountain West Conference and the fifth pick from the PAC-12 Conference. It will be televised on ESPN.

Tickets are the same price as last year, ranging between $25 and $100. Those prices will be in place until Tuesday, December 1. At that point, prices will increase. Fans can buy tickets by calling 739-3267 or by going online unlvtickets.com or going to the Thomas & Mack Center box office.  

Last year’s game attracted more than 35,000 fans.

Gay Rodeo Association Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Events begin with a kickoff party.

The Nevada Gay Rodeo Association celebrates its 20th anniversary this year when it presents BigHorn Rodeo at Horseman's Park, 5800 E. Flamingo Road.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal