Four of the five teams in the Review-Journal’s Class 5A rankings play each other Friday, which should clarify where the playoff race stands.
Mark Anderson has been at the Review-Journal since January 1999. He covered UNLV football for 17 seasons before moving to the men’s basketball beat in January 2016, and was president of the Football Writers Association of America in 2016. Anderson returned to the football beat in 2017 and still covers men’s basketball. Before coming to the R-J, he covered UNR football for five seasons at the Reno Gazette-Journal and was the high school sports reporter for the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat from 1988-94. He is a native of Tallahassee and a graduate of the University of Florida.
League play opens for most classes with games Friday and Saturday and a key rivalry matchup in the mix.
Mia Coe scored in the second half to give host Faith Lutheran a girls soccer victory over Coronado on Wednesday.
Silverado’s Donavyn Pellot and Liberty’s Landon Bell, football recruits who are listed as athletes, are headed to UCLA and Washington, respectively.
Bishop Gorman (5A), Silverado (4A) and Moapa Valley (3A) remain No. 1 in the Southern Nevada football rankings. The Eldorado boys and Coronado girls top the soccer rankings.
Aaliyah Gayles was ranked eighth nationally by ESPN among 2022 recruits, but her basketball future was put in peril in April during a shooting at a North Las Vegas party.
Silverado senior Roxy Christensen had 28 kills in a match last week to surpass her career best. She also had 10 digs and three aces.
Silverado’s Donavyn Pellot committed to UCLA for this year’s class, and Liberty’s Landon Bell committed to Washington for the 2024 class.
Shadow Ridge senior running back JaQuieze Holland rushed 28 times for 283 yards and f0ur touchdowns against Foothill on Friday.
Liberty senior offensive tackle Ed Haynes is eighth in Nevada’s 247Sports’ composite rankings, a combination of various recruiting rating services.
Basic’s defense has not allowed a point in four of its five games, a key reason the Wolves are off to their best start in 15 years. They next meet rival Green Valley.
Quarterback Alonzo Balderrama accounted for 295 yards and four touchdowns rushing and passing to lead Arbor View to a victory at Green Valley on Friday night.