Sunrise 4A Region

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The Sunrise 4A Region is a part of the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association and is one of two conferences in Southern Nevada 4A high school athletics. The Sunrise Region consists of large schools in Henderson, Nevada and on the eastern parts of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, Nevada. There are two division in the Sunrise 4A Region, Northeast and Southeast. The Sunrise 4A Region was a part of the Southern Nevada 4-A Region, until the conference was divided into two separate regions before the 2000-01 school year due to the constant expansion and development of new high schools in the Las Vegas Valley.

A new school, Sunrise Mountain High School, will be joining the Northeast Division during the 2009-10 school year. Per NIAA sanctions, Sunrise Mountain will be an Independent member during the 2009 football season and will be unable to compete for the 4A State Championship until the 2010 football season. Sunrise Mountain will be a full NIAA member in all other sports sponsored by the NIAA and will be able to compete in postseason play if they qualify.

Current members[edit]

Northeast League
School Mascot Location Enrollment
Canyon Springs Pioneers N. Las Vegas 2,595
Chaparral Cowboys Paradise 2,583
Desert Pines Jaguars Las Vegas 2,572
Eldorado Sun Devils Sunrise Manor 1,832
Las Vegas Wildcats Sunrise Manor 3,080
Rancho Rams N. Las Vegas 3,243
Sunrise Mountain Miners Sunrise Manor 2,323
Valley Vikings Las Vegas 2,851
Southeast League
School Mascot Location Enrollment
Basic Wolves Henderson 2,557
Coronado Cougars Henderson 3,022
Del Sol Dragons Paradise 2,266
Foothill Falcons Henderson 2,583
Green Valley Gators Henderson 2,879
Liberty Patriots Henderson 2,225
Silverado Skyhawks Paradise 2,496
Tech Roadrunners Paradise 1,868

Of these schools; Rancho, Las Vegas, Eldorado and Basic are charter members of the Sunrise 4A League, and are former Sunrise Division schools along with Western High School. Chaparral and Valley, former members of the Sunset Division, joined the league in the 1990s.

Moapa Valley High School and Boulder City High School have affiliate member status in tennis.

Enrollment figures as reported in each school's Clark County School District 2009–10 School Accountability Summary Report. Sunrise Mountain's enrollment figures based on that reported by an independent source.

Proposed realignment[edit]

In June 2011, the NIAA's Southern Realignment Committee approved a realignment of Sunrise 4A Region, Sunset 4A Region and Southern 3A Region that would place 24 teams from Class 4A into Class 4A–Division I and 13 teams, including 3A members Boulder City, Moapa Valley and Virgin Valley, into Class 4A–Division II. The teams were placed into divisions using a point-based rubric that took into account each school's finish in all sports for the 2009–10 and 2010–11 school years. Points were awarded for qualifying for the postseason in most sports, with higher point totals awarded for postseason victories and teams that won region or state titles.[1]

The proposal will be discussed by the NIAA's Board of Governors in late June 2011 and is expected to be approved by the board in October 2011 at a meeting in Las Vegas scheduled for October 2011.[2]

The proposed lineup for the two divisions for the Sunrise 4A Region are:

Sports[edit]

The Sunrise 4A Region sponsors thirteen sports divided into three seasons: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Sports that are competed during the Fall Season include:

Sports that are competed during the Winter Season include:

Sports that are competed during the Spring Season include:

Several sports including Roller Hockey and Lacrosse are sponsored by some of the conference's schools but are independent of the NIAA and the Sunrise Conference.

Football rivalries[edit]

There are seven prominent football rivals involving schools within the Sunrise 4A region; one, the Bone Game between Las Vegas and Rancho, is the oldest, continual football rivalry in the state, starting in the 1930s.[3]

Within the Sunrise 4A Region[edit]

Schools First
Meeting
Game Trophy Reigning Champion
(Last Meeting)
All-time Record
Las Vegas Rancho 1930s The Bone Game Sir Herkimer's Bone Las Vegas, 49–12 (2011) Las Vegas leads 30–25–1[4]
Chaparral Eldorado 1973 Battle for Merlin's Cleat Merlin's Cleat Eldorado, 48–21 (2011) Chaparral leads 25–13
Basic Green Valley 1991 Henderson Bowl Henderson Bowl Green Valley, 58–36 (2013) Green Valley leads 15–8
Eldorado Las Vegas 1993 Battle of Frenchman Mountain Las Vegas, 58–13 (2011)
Basic Foothill 1999 Battle for Boulder Highway Foothill, 42–35 (2011) Foothill leads 8–5
Foothill Silverado 2001 Battle for the Victory Bell Victory Bell Foothill, 28–13 (2011) Foothill leads 9–2

Outside of the Sunrise 4A Region[edit]

Schools First
Meeting
Game Trophy Reigning Champion
(Last Meeting)
Next
Meeting
All-time Record
Basic Boulder City 1940s Basic-Boulder City Jug Game Milk Jug Basic, 20–7 (2011) 2012 Basic leads 31–15–2

2009-10 champions[edit]

Fall
Sport Northeast Champion Southeast Champion Regional Champion
Boys Cross Country Valley N/A Green Valley
Girls Cross Country N/A N/A Coronado
Football Las Vegas Del Sol Del Sol
Girls Golf N/A N/A Green Valley
Boy's Soccer Las Vegas Tech Las Vegas
Boy's Tennis Eldorado Coronado Coronado
Girl's Tennis Canyon Springs Liberty Liberty
Girl's Volleyball Las Vegas Green Valley
Silverado
Green Valley

2008-09 champions[edit]

Fall
Sport Northeast Champion Southeast Champion Regional Champion
Boys Cross Country Valley N/A Green Valley
Girls Cross Country N/A N/A Coronado
Football Las Vegas Basic
Green Valley
Del Sol
Las Vegas
Girls Golf N/A N/A Silverado
Boy's Soccer Las Vegas Tech Silverado
Boy's Tennis Eldorado Coronado Coronado
Girl's Tennis Las Vegas Coronado
Green Valley
Silverado
Green Valley
Girl's Volleyball Rancho Green Valley
Silverado
Silverado
Winter
Sport Northeast Champion Southeast Champion Regional Champion
Boy's Basketball Eldorado Foothill
Silverado
Eldorado
Girl's Basketball Desert Pines Green Valley Green Valley
Boy's Bowling Rancho Silverado Silverado
Girl's Bowling Eldorado Coronado Eldorado
Girl's Soccer Rancho Coronado Coronado
Wrestling Las Vegas Green Valley Las Vegas
Spring
Sport Northeast Champion Southeast Champion Regional Champion
Baseball Las Vegas Green Valley TBD
Boy's Golf N/A N/A TBD
Boy's Volleyball Las Vegas Coronado TBD
Softball Valley Green Valley TBD
Boy's Swimming/Diving N/A N/A TBD
Girl's Swimming/Diving N/A N/A TBD
Boy's Track N/A N/A TBD
Girl's Track Valley N/A TBD

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Brewer, Ray (June 13, 2011). "Realignment plan could put prep football teams in lower division". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  2. ^ Davis, Bartt (June 7, 2011). "Committee approves proposal to split 4A into two divisions". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Silver, Steve (October 15, 2008). "The battle of the bone takes center stage". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved August 29, 2009. 
  4. ^ Although Las Vegas and Rancho have been playing each other since the 1930s, Sir Herkimer's Bone has only been awarded since 1957. The current series record is for games since 1957.

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