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Collins named Male Athlete of the Month, leads 3-0 Cowboys into game with Foothill

By Danny Hubley Senior Tyray Collins, who was recently named Chaparral’s August Male Athlete of the Month, brings a certain swagger to the field to help out the inexperienced players on the football field. He remembers another player who used to lead by containing a similar sense of confidence on the field. “I feel like […]

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Chaparral ready for annual Cleat Game

By Danny Hubley Chaparral finds itself at 2-0, heading into its rivalry game against Eldorado for the annual “Cleat Game.” The two schools met for Merlin Olsen’s bronzed cleat every season since 1973 – the year the schools opened. Chaparral holds a slight advantage, winning 27 of the rivalry’s 44 matchups. The Cowboys have won […]

Cowboys look to erase memories of last season’s loss to Pahrump

By Danny Hubley Chaparral welcomes Pahrump to Jack Mannion Stadium on Friday for the Cowboys first home game of the season. It is a rematch of last year, which didn’t go the Cowboys way as the Trojans defeated Chaparral 28-21. This year, coach Paul Nihipali said the Cowboys will try and forget what happened last […]

Chaparral football ready for home opener

The Chaparral Cowboys football team opens the 2017 season against Bonanza on Friday at Bonanza High School. “(The first game) sets the tempo for the rest of the season it makes us know where we stand,” Chaparral coach Paul Nihipali said. “We know it’s important to win the first game but it’s huge to win […]

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Fall Sports Workout Information

In preparation for the 2017-18 school year, Chaparral Athletic programs will meet for intramurals and workouts during the summer. Additionally, all athletes should complete their athletic packet online at and have physicals performed. Note: Please call the Chaparral Athletics Office with any questions at 702-799-7000 (Ext: 4204). Dates and times are subject to change […]

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SPRING SPORTS RECAP: Boys swimming team finishes third at state

The Chaparral boys swimming team placed third after an impressive showing at the 3A State Championships in Carson City, Nev. Despite only having four swimmers, Chaparral scored 33 points. “I couldn’t believe that we had finished third at first,” boys swimming coach Wendy Holsclaw said. “But when I saw the final standings, I was so proud […]

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Chaparral track and field performs strongly at state

The Chaparral track and field team wrapped up its season with a strong showing at the 3A State Championships at Foothill High School. The boys finished with 36 points – good for a ninth-place finish – while the girls placed 14th with 20 points. “I’m very proud of my track team this year,” Chaparral boys […]

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Armed & Dangerous football camp coming to Chaparral High School

Future Las Vegas Raiders E.J. Manuel and Cordarrele Patterson headline the Armed & Dangerous Football Camp at Chaparral High School on June 3 and 4. The camp cost $100 and is for athletes entering 8th through 12th grade. Camp will run daily from 9 a.m. to noon daily and all campers will receive a T-shirt. For […]

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Chaparral girls relay team validates coach’s prediction

Chaparral swimming coach Wendy Holsclaw felt strongly about the possibility of sending a girls relay team to state. Her team – consisting of Christina Abusada, Gabby Hernandez, Mara Moya, and Lana Simmonds – performed strongly throughout the season, putting themselves into a position to make the feeling a reality. A mistake, however, in the 200 […]

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Holsclaw named 3A Southern Boys Swim Coach of the Year

Chaparral boys swim coach Wendy Holsclaw was named the 3A Southern Boys Swim Coach of the Year. Holsclaw received the award May 12 at the 3A Southern Regional finals. “It’s an amazing honor,” Holsclaw said. “I can’t help but thank all my athletes and the parents for making this possible.” The Chaparral boys swim team […]

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