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Bryce Harper Wears ‘PED Free’ T-shirt at Spring Training

Las Vegas native and Washington Nationals star Bryce Harper says he is ready to play.

Bryce Harper’s T-shirt wants you to know Harper is PED free.

The T-shirt, which said “PED FREE” in block letters, covered Harper’s frame the day before the first full-squad workout for the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.

Harper Comes Back with a Bang

Harper Comes Back with a Bang

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper homered in his first at-bat Monday night against Milwaukee, hours after coming off the disabled list.

Harper missed 31 games with bursitis, diagnosed after he reinjured the left knee several times after his collision with the Dodger Stadium fence on May 13.

The Las Vegas High School star’s efforts helped the team to a 10-5 victory over the Brewers. The Nationals hope to repeat their performance when they face the Brewers again Tuesday at 7 p.m. eastern. 

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)

Southern Nevada Students Receive Scholarships

Southern Nevada Students Receive Scholarships

A southern Nevada student is getting help to go to college thanks to a young man who will be playing football at UNLV.

Jared Lebowitz from La Canada Flintridge, California was originally picked to receive a scholarship from pro football hall of famer Warren Moon.

However, Lebowitz was recruited to play quarterback at UNLV. The young man requested the money go to another student, and as a result, Joshua Mayfield of Chaparral High School will now get the scholarship.

He is one of two southern Nevada students getting the scholarship. Carlos Martin from Las Vegas High School is also getting money. The three other students are from Southern California.

The students received the honor during a ceremony at the Luxor Friday. 

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.

Rising Football Player

Rising Football Player

By Diana Bustamante

Chaparral High School

I had the privilege to interview James Bubba Dukes. He’s been recognized by a couple football coaches due to his amazing skills.  He was told that if he practiced hard enough, he could possibly make it into the National Football League.

Q: How many football scouts have you had visit you?

A: I’ve had four.

Q: Any specific college you want to attend?

A: The college I want to go to is Ohio State.

Q: Why football?

A: I love football with all of my heart!

Q: What’s your best football average? (Tackles, touchdowns, etc.)

A: One time, I made 17 tackles in one game.

Q: Why do you think the football team got as far as it did this year?

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.

Cheer Club Celebrates Win

The Cheer Club at East Career and Technical Academy is celebrating a successful appearance at the Sharp Knott's Berry Farm Competition held May 5 and 6.

The club has three squads. In the competition, Titan Elite placed second. Titan Silver placed fourth. Titan Blue placed first. The club also placed first in the Group Stunt competition. Overall, the whole club was named the Sharp International 2012 Grand Champions.

The honor comes after a stellar year for the team. They were the only cheer squad in the state of Nevada to be invited to compete in the National Cheerleaders Association High School National Competition this past January. The squad placed eighth overall.

The club is lead by head coach Rachael Leavitt and assistant coach Jerilyn Truman.