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Eagles route Vikings for win

Opening the season on a high note, Boulder City High School football defeated the Valley High Vikings 45-8 on Aug. 31 at home.

“I thought that was about as good as we could have played for our first game,” head coach Bubba Mariani said. “Obviously we have some things to clean up moving forward, but I’m happy with how the team played.”

The game was delayed just seven minutes as dark clouds and lightning could be seen in the near distance. However, Mother Nature cooperated and the entire game was played.

High flying behind a new-look offense, junior quarterback Gage Hopkinson dazzled in his first career start, connecting with four different receivers for touchdown passes.

“I thought our quarterback and receiving core were in sync,” Mariani said. “Gage did a great job of getting everyone involved and finding the open man.”

Completing 16 of 25 passing, Hopkinson threw for 266 yards and five touchdowns, highlighted by a 31-yard touchdown pass to senior Brady Sorenson to end the first half.

Sorenson caught five passes for 118 receiving yards and two touchdowns, while junior Easton Welbourne caught six passes for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Senior Chase Jappe caught two passes for 57 yards and a touchdown, while senior Derek Render caught two passes for 18 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively sound on the night, junior Sam Bonar made five tackles, while senior Charles Stewart made three tackles with one sack and one fumble recovery.

Jappe made three tackles on the night with a forced fumble.

Looking to build a winning streak the Eagles will travel to Mater East on Friday.

Misuraca named 3A coach of the year

Helping Boulder City High School girls track and field capture their first regional championship since 2011, head coach Mark Misuraca and his staff have been named 3A coach of the year.

Huxford brings home the hardware

Leading Boulder City High School to their fourth consecutive state championship, head coach Rachelle Huxford and her staff of Kurt Bailey and Chad Robinson were named coach of the year for the 3A classification.

More accolades for Lady Eagles softball team

After helping Boulder City High School softball reach the 3A state tournament, head coach Angelica Moorhead and her staff were named coach of the year for the 3A classification.

Lady Eagles recognized as honorable mentions

Following stellar high school seasons with Boulder City softball, sophomore Payton Rogers and junior Baylee Cook were both named honorable mention selections on the All-Southern Nevada team for their efforts.

More court accolades for Sorenson

Establishing himself as one of the state’s top players, senior boys volleyball star Brady Sorenson was named a first-team All-Southern Nevada selection, highlighting the state’s top players regardless of classification.

Lucky 7 swim to regional honors

Continuing Boulder City High School’s rich swimming tradition, seven athletes from the boys and girls teams were selected to the All-Southern Nevada team, highlighting the region’s top athletes regardless of classification.

Jenas-Keogh, golfers earn state award

A trio of Boulder City High School athletes were named to the All-Southern Nevada team in their respective sports, highlighting the region’s top athletes regardless of classification.

Render receives all-state nod

Helping Boulder City High School baseball reach the postseason, senior Derek Render was named to the 3A second-team all-state.

Lady Eagles clean up on diamond

Helping Boulder City High School softball reach the state tournament, 3A player of the year Payton Rogers highlighted the 3A All-State team featuring four Eagles.