The Aces began practicing Sunday at UNLV’s Cox Pavilion, and Bill Laimbeer, as the team’s head coach and president of basketball operations, opted to emphasize defense and conditioning during their first set of two-a-days.
Sam Gordon was born and raised in Minneapolis and is back for his second stint with the Review-Journal. He’s covered the NFL, NBA, the Big Ten, the Mountain West and prep sports for various publications during his professional tenure. Gordon, a University of Minnesota graduate, is a basketball junkie who coached high school basketball for three seasons.
Former UNLV guard Brooke Johnson, who averaged 16.1 points as a senior in 2017-18, will be with the Aces for training camp, which begins Sunday.
Allie Fox executed a successful squeeze bunt in the eighth inning to lift the Falcons to a 2-1 home softball win over the Rams in a key late-season Sunrise League matchup.
Bishop Gorman’s senior sprinters are setting school records and helping the Gaels contend in Class 4A.
In Pfeifer’s last nine games, he’s 20-for-30 with 11 home runs, four doubles, a triple and 30 RBIs. He’s homered in eight straight games, andis also 3-1 as a pitcher — allowing five earned runs and 17 hits in 22 innings while striking out 26.
The Gators overcame a three-run deficit by scoring four runs in the seventh inning to claim a 7-6 road victory over the Patriots.
A’ja Wilson, selected No. 1 overall by the Aces at the WNBA Draft on April 12, ventured to Las Vegas this week to sign her first professional contract.
The 6-foot-1-inch, 185-pound senior shortstop was batting .515 with four home runs, six doubles, 12 stolen bases and 19 RBIs through last week as the Rams’ leadoff man.
Silverado distance runner Omar Aguilar-Espinoza won the 1,600-meter run and the 5,000-meter run at the Las Vegas Track Classic at Desert Oasis High School.
The Aces selected South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson with the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Thursday in New York. She became the franchise’s first pick since it relocated to Las Vegas from San Antonio in October.
The Las Vegas Aces unveiled their jerseys Thursday morning on Las Vegas TV station Fox 5, hours before the WNBA Draft in New York City.
Former Rancho guard Justin Holliday led the state in scoring in 2016-17 and overcame personal adversity to earn a basketball scholarship offer.
South Carolina senior forward A’ja Wilson averaged 22.6 points, 11.8 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in 2017-18, sweeping all the major awards. She’s expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday’s WNBA Draft.
Liberty senior pole vaulter Gabby Carson has cleared 13 feet this season, which is the best mark in Nevada and the seventh-best nationally this season.