Chaparral High School (Paradise, Nevada)

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Chaparral High School
3850 Annie Oakley Drive
Las Vegas, NV, 89121

School type Public high school
Motto Rigor, Relevance, Relationships, and Responsibility
Established 1973
School district Clark County School District
Dean Xavier Antheaume
Principal David Wilson
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 2,427 as of the 2010-2011 school year
School colour(s) Orange, Black, and White
Athletics conference Sunrise 4A Region
Team name Cowboys

Chaparral High School is a public high school in Clark County School District located in Paradise, Nevada. It is located in the east side of the valley. The school was established in the fall of 1973. Its mascot is the Cowboy and its school colors are orange, black, and white. The school fight song is the theme from the classic western The Magnificent Seven composed by Elmer Bernstein.

Chaparral's mission statement is "Creatively meeting the challenges of a changing world through Courage Harmony Ambition Pride"

Chaparral High School

Extracurricular Activities[edit]

Chaparral High School is home to a variety of clubs and organizations, including a Navy JROTC unit.


The NJROTC program also has one of the best color guards in CCSD, and their RTO (individual rifle exhibition) performers are always competitive. The Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams are rebuilding, with many first year cadets on the teams. Next year is very promising with most of both teams returning. The marksmanship team has had great success over the past eight years, making steady progress to becoming one of the top teams in Area 13. They captured the 2013-2014 CCSD Air Rifle Championship. The cadets earned the Unit Achievement Award for the 2013/2014 school year.


Chaparral's athletics program is known as the Cowboys and competes in the Sunset 4A Region. The Cowboys have a prominent rivalry with Eldorado in football, which began in 1973. Chaparral won the 2008 game, defeating Eldorado 17 to 14. The Cowboys hold a substantial lead in the series 28-14. Chaparral has won 10 of the last 17 meetings; although there was a record four-game losing streak in the early-2000s. In the fall of 2012 Chaparral football team took back the Cleat in a 52-14 victory.

The 2007-2008 year the cheerleaders went to camp and brought back 9 trophies (8 First place, 1 Second), 2008-2009 year they brought back six trophies.


In 2012-2013 school year Chaparral had great success with their sports program. The men's and women's soccer team went to their first playoff game in over 8 years. The men's and women's basketball team went to the second round of the state playoffs, along with men's tennis team. Chaparral's women's volleyball team made their first appearance in the state playoffs in over 18 years. Only to come up one game short of a state title. Chaparral's baseball team had an unforgettable season ending with a record of (22-9). The baseball team had a record of (9-33) their past two seasons combine. After falling to Boulder City and Moapa valley in the semi-finals of the state playoff tournament. On the other side of the field, Softball welcomes their first state game in over 26 years. Although in 2014 season Chaparral wont have the same starters head coach, Coach Coleman looks forward to rebuilding his dream team once again. The men's volleyball team made their first state playoff run since 2004. Rebounding from an 8-25 record within 2 years to a 9-4 record in a single season was a huge accomplishment. Only to come up short in the second round of the state playoffs. After Losing four seniors, the cowboy's have more than enough talent to get the job done. With 5 out of 7 starters returning and help from a strong bench there's no doubt in mind that they will make another playoff run.


  Chaparral's athletic programs look to be promising. After losing majority of their football team to graduation, the cowboys look forward to rebuild for the upcoming 

years. The Cowboys ended their season with a 4-5 record finishing 4th in their division. Meanwhile inside the gym the women's volleyball team went for another playoff run. Under new head coach, Coach Cloud the lady cowboy's went 13-10 overall.

After a previous record of 22-5 the women's volleyball team now face new challenges when the remaining seniors leave.
The cowboy's baseball went the distances behind the Crone brother's. Just a year ago the baseball team had ended a playoff drought, after sweeping threw their division the Cowboys wanted a state title.
With the title so close in their reach the Faith Lutheran High School pulled out a 14-0 victory. Sending the Cowboys home after a long season.


The Turnaround Principal David Wilson Got Promoted to Asstistant Chief Student Achievement Officer over the Rural Schools in the District

Weight Lifting[edit]

Chaparral's weightlifting program is led by head football coach William Froman. Froman has had a huge impact upon the talented lifters.In 2012 Chaparral took 2nd place in the Annual Las Vegas HSPCC. Las Vegas High School took 1st place only winning by one point. Also in 2012 Chaparral won the National Power Clean Competition. In 2013 Chaparral made their first appearance in the bench press competition and took 2nd place only to fall short to Palo Verde. A few months later Chaparral once again left The HSPCC with a 2nd place trophy falling to Cimarron-Memorial by one point. On June 1, 2013 Chaparral won their second straight national title. With the help of three lifters who broke their weight class's national record. Coach Froman is looking to win his third straight National title this upcoming June.

  • William Hernandez (Sr.)
  • Mark Jones (Jr.)
  • Jordan Price (Sr.)
  • Richard Ramirez (Sr.)
  • Justin Alpha (Jr.)
  • Richard Hernandez (Fr.)
  • Caleb Davis (Sr.)
  • Jay Rivera (Sr.)
  • Kevin Mota (Sr.)
  • Brian Catano (Sr.)
  • Diego Sanchez (Sr.)
  • Adrian Mercedes (Jr.)
  • Lalo Macias (Jr.)
  • David Hutson (Jr.)
  • Osmani Blanco (Jr.)
  • John Bland (Sr.)
  • Alejandra Macias (Jr.)
  • Issac Wagge (Jr.)
  • Erick Sorto (Sr.)
  • Kevin Sorto (Sr.)
  • Christian Sorto (So.)

Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association State Championships[edit]

  • Baseball - 1980, 1991
  • Cross Country (Boys) - 1978
  • Football - 1977,
  • Soccer (Boys) - 1993, 2001
  • Soccer (Girls) - 2001,2002,2004
  • Volleyball (Girls) - 1982, 1984, 1994
  • Wrestling - 1976, 1977, 1978, 1983
  • Golf - (Boys) 1987, 2010
  • Men's Volleyball -1992, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • Men's Track and Field (boys)-1993-1994. Won on the same day as the boys Volleyball team in 1995
  • 2012, 2013, 2014 National PowerClean Champions
  • Tennis (boys)-1990, 1991, 1993
  • Softball - 1983

Notable alumni[edit]

Anthony E. Zuiker Theatre

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Dustin Lee Abraham Biography". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Brandon Flowers, when he was young V.2". Retrieved 2013-10-25. 
  4. ^ Fink, Jerry. "Q&A: Anthony E. Zuiker". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 2013-10-25.