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Lagan vies for spot in sports pistol world championship

Alexis Lagan of Boulder City is among a select group of athletes competing this week in the 2017 Rifle/Pistol Fall Selection Match in Fort Benning, Georgia. The event is the start of the process to select those who will represent the country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

Lagan has been living and training at the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colorado, following her graduation from the University of Utah with a degree in physics. Her focused training helped her win a national title in sport pistol earlier this summer.

“Tokyo is preparing for the 2020 Olympics right now,” she said. “They are laying foundations for what is going to be an amazing event. Similarly, the foundations of my 2020 journey are being laid with every match I compete at. I will be ready for Tokyo, and the next step is this Fall Selection.”

Olympians Brenda Silva (Snowflake, Arizona) and Sandra Uptagrafft (Phenix City, Alabama) as well as 14-year pistol veteran Nathalia Tobar (East Northport, New York) will compete against Lagan.

The competition, being held this week, helps determine the 2018 International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships participants.

The second stage of world championship selection will take place at the Spring Selection Match, scheduled for March 26-30, at Fort Benning.

Performance at Fall Selection also will determine participants for the season-opening 2018 World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, March 2-12.

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

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Lady Eagles recognized as honorable mentions

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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

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Jenas-Keogh, golfers earn state award

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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.