Sunset 4A Region

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The Sunset 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 Sunset Region consists of large schools in the western parts of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas and Pahrump, Nevada. There are two division in the Sunset 4A Region, Northwest and Southwest. The Sunset 4A Region was a part of the Southern Nevada 4-A Region, until the conference was divided into two separate regions due to the constant expansion and development of new high schools in the Las Vegas metro.

For the 2008-09 school year, the conference welcomed two new members, Pahrump Valley High School from Pahrump, Nevada who moved up from the class 3A and Desert Oasis High School which opened in southwest Las Vegas in the fall of 2008. Desert Oasis was an independent in football for the 2008 season before joining the Southwest Division as a full-time football member in 2009. They participate in the Southwest Division in all other sports.[1] Pahrump Valley is a full member of the Southwest Division in all sports.[2] Faith Lutheran High School moved from 3A to 4A at the beginning of the 2009-10 school year and is a member of the Northwest Division.[3]

Current members[edit]

Northwest Division
School Mascot Location Enrollment
Arbor View Aggies Clark County 2,500
Centennial Bulldogs Clark County 3,520
Cheyenne Desert Shields N. Las Vegas 2,401
Cimarron-Memorial Spartans Las Vegas 2,946
Faith Lutheran Crusaders Summerlin 537
Legacy Longhorns N. Las Vegas 2,480
Mojave Rattlers N. Las Vegas 2,185
Palo Verde Panthers Summerlin 3,339
Shadow Ridge Mustangs Las Vegas 2,211
Southwest Division
School Mascot Location Enrollment
Bishop Gorman Gaels Summerlin 1,100
Bonanza Bengals Las Vegas 2,240
Clark Chargers Las Vegas 2,729
Desert Oasis Diamondbacks Enterprise n/a
Durango Trailblazers Spring Valley 2,630
Pahrump Valley Trojans Pahrump 1,424
Sierra Vista Mountain Lions Spring Valley 3,422
Spring Valley Grizzlies Spring Valley 2,505
Western Warriors Las Vegas 2,374

The Meadows School has affiliate member status in boys and girls' tennis. It has a K-12 enrollment of 763 and competes at the 2A level in other sports.

Proposed realignment[edit]

In June 2011, the NIAA's Southern Realignment Committee approved a realignment of Sunset 4A Region, Sunrise 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.[4]

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.[5]

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

Sports[edit]

The Sunset 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 Sunset Conference.

Football rivalries[edit]

Schools First
Meeting
Game Trophy Reigning Champion
(Last Meeting)
All-time Record
Centennial Shadow Ridge 2004 Jim Marsh Cup Jim Marsh Cup Centennial, 44–10 (2011) Centennial leads 5–3
Arbor View Legacy 2007 Battle of the Bulls Arbor View, 42–14 (2011) Legacy leads 3–2
Bonanza Spring Valley 2005 Battle for the Banner Bonanza, 28–14 (2011) Spring Valley leads 7–1

2009-10 Champions[edit]

Fall
Sport Northwest Champion Southwest Champion Regional Champion
Boys' Cross Country N/A N/A Centennial
Girls' Cross Country N/A N/A Shadow Ridge
Football Legacy Bishop Gorman Bishop Gorman
Girls' Golf N/A N/A Faith Lutheran
Boys' Soccer Centennial Bishop Gorman Bishop Gorman
Boys' Tennis Palo Verde Bishop Gorman Palo Verde
Girls' Tennis The Meadows Bishop Gorman Bishop Gorman
Girls' Volleyball Palo Verde Bishop Gorman Bishop Gorman
Winter
Sport Northwest Champion Southwest Champion Regional Champion
Boys' Basketball
Girls' Basketball
Boys' Bowling
Girls' Bowling
Girls' Soccer
Wrestling
Spring
Sport Northwest Champion Southwest Champion Regional Champion
Baseball
Boys' Golf
Boys' Volleyball
Softball
Boys' Swimming/Diving
Girls' Swimming/Diving
Boys' Track
Girls' Track

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Desert Oasis High School Sports Information
  2. ^ Pahrump Valley Trojans athletics
  3. ^ Seiters, Damon (June 20, 2008). "Faith Lutheran to climb to 4A in 2009". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved July 8, 2008. 
  4. ^ Brewer, Ray (June 13, 2011). "Realignment plan could put prep football teams in lower division". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ Davis, Bartt (June 7, 2011). "Committee approves proposal to split 4A into two divisions". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 

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