Our network

Sports

Palo Verde Boys, Gaels Girls Swim to Titles; Boulder City sweeps I-A

 

The Panthers of Palo Verde High School came back from Carson City with a state title in Division I, but Boulder City swimmers dominated I-A.

CARSON CITY — Palo Verde boys swimming coach Brent Gonzalez had a simple piece of advice for his 400-yard freestyle relay team Saturday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

Speedway, Concert Promoter Host Charity Event

 

A local charity and the organizer of the Electric Daisy Carnival are combining to hose a charity golf tournament next month.

The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host its annual golf tournament, Drive For Charity Presented By Insomniac on June 10 at TPC Las Vegas.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. followed by a scramble shotgun start at 8 a.m.

Foursomes cost $800 and include golf for four, cart, unlimited range balls, continental breakfast, awards lunch, golf shirt and gift bag. Single registration is $200 and includes the same goodies.

TPC Las Vegas is located at 9851 Canyon Run Drive in Las Vegas.

To register, call Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242 or e-mail SCC LV at panderson@lvms.com.

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Bryce Harper Youngest to Hit Two Homers in Season Opener

Harper already wowing fans in the Nationals' season opener. 

WASHINGTON — Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper is the youngest major leaguer to homer twice in his team’s opening game of a season, delivering solo shots in his first two at-bats Monday.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Charity Golf Tournament Benefits Children's Organization

An upcoming charity golf event will take place on one of the best courses in southern Nevada.

Golf 4 The Kids will benefit Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation. The tournament will take place May 17 at TPC Las Vegas.

The tournament is limited to 144 golfers. Register at www.golf4thekids.org. The tournament will feature a $1 million hole-in-one, closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contests, as well as many raffle prizes. Proceeds from the tournament will be split equally between Cure 4 The Kids Foundation and the Nevada Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Dates for Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Announced

 

The dates have been announced for this year's Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the Tournament Players Club Summerlin.

Golfers will be playing October 14 through October 20. The 2013 tournament will award full points as part of the annual FedExCup series.

The tournament will feature 132 PGA Tour professionals competing for a $6 million purse. The winner will take away more than $1 million.

All the proceeds from the tournament will go to Shriners Hospitals for Children which provides pediatric care at 22 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Meadows Senior Picks Up Another Award

Meadows Senior Picks Up Another Award

 

An outstanding athlete from The Meadows added another award to his trophy case.

Garrett Gosse earned a SAMMY Award and will receive a $7,500 college scholarship, and was featured in a USA Today ad over the weekend wearing a milk mustache. More than 30,000 students entered the SAMMY Awards this year. There were 25 winners, outstanding high school senior student-athletes who excel in academics, athletics and community service.

Gosse’s accomplishments include earning a spot in the top of his high school class. His athletic achievements include being named the Wendy’s High School Heisman National Winner and leading The Meadows football team to state championships twice during his high school career.  He serves as Senior Class Vice President and volunteers with Southern Nevada Burn Foundation, which provides assistance to burn victims and their families.

Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer

Cause of Death Released for Little Leaguer

The Clark County Coroner’s Office released Spencer Melvin’s cause of death Wednesday afternoon.

He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which is a thickening of the heart muscle. It is a condition that is usually inherited. The 8-year-old Little Leaguer suddenly collapsed died on his way to a baseball game April 10.

Melvin's family was honored by the UNLV baseball team Wednesday afternoon. The family was on hand as Spencer's brother, Sam, threw out the first pitch at the UNLV game. They said the tribute was very touching.

“It is unbelievable. These guys who memorialized our son ... we're a baseball family, so this meant everything to us,” Bob Melvin, Spencer's father, said.

The UNLV baseball team also wore memorial patches on their uniforms. The patches are being sold to support the family.