Varsity Boys Basketball continued to add to their list of historic accomplishments defeating 5A Carson HS, marking the first time a Sage Ridge team has taken down a 5A team in school history. In league play, they once again went undefeated, concluding a 2-season stretch with a cumulative 16-0 league record. They earned the #1 seed heading into the 1A West regional tournament, where they overcame a 12-point deficit in the championship game to defeat Pyramid Lake HS, claiming the 1A West Regional Championship! The boys headed to the Nevada 1A State Basketball Tournament on February 23 and unfortunately lost to Eureka 53-47 in a thrilling and nail-biting game.
In addition to winning the 2023 1A West Region Championship, and making back-to-back state tournament appearances, the team was named the 2023 NIAA 1A Academic State Champion showing their excellence both on the court and in the classroom. To cap off the historic year, All-League honors were recently announced and we are proud to share the following recipients:
- 2023 1A West Most Valuable Player: Giosue Gaeta ('24)
- 2023 First Team All-League: Mason Clemetson ('25) and Jacob Soleman ('24)
- 2023 Second Team All-League: Brayden Uppal ('24)
- 2023 Honorable Mention: Carter Burns ('23) and Caleb Mulvaney ('25)
- 2023 1A West Coach of the Year: Coach Cory Clemetson
As Coach Cory Clemetson shared at the recent Winter Sports banquet, "Our program was honored with Coach of the Year. Even though the Coach of the Year was given to Cory Clemetson, it was really given to our entire coaching staff. I look at it as a reflection of our coaches, our players, our parents, and of all the people that supported us — because without that you are never going to win an award for Coach of the Year — it really is a team effort. So thank you to everyone who helped make that award possible."