Results for Best Mascot 2014

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Desert Shields

North Las Vegas, NV

Built in 1991, the nickname was a tribute to the soldiers serving as part of Operation Desert Shield in the first Gulf War.

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Dust Devils

Dayton, NV

Dayton is a very windy place. Dayton is a rather dusty place. Add those together, and the tiny tornadoes known as dust devils with dirt, leaves and debris spinning together can be seen most everywhere in Dayton. School officials say they ar...

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Gabbs, NV

Every fall, this small town is overtaken by the migration of male tarantulas traveling across the desert to find a mate, covering the roads and outnumbering humans. Residents find them in their houses, climbing up their screen doors. As a t...

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Las Vegas, NV

The Clerics of St. Viator established this Las Vegas private school in 1954 and, at the urging of the school's founding families, the administration sought a nickname that would project both Irish-Catholic values and an image of strength. T...

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Winnemucca, NV

The ranching/farming community chose a nickname to represent young men who broke wild horses and herded cows. There is still a picture of players from the school's basketball team traveling by train to Chicago for a tournament more than 80 ...

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Hawthorne, NV

Immediately north of Hawthorne is Walker Lake, also known as the home of a serpent much like the Loch Ness monster without quite as much fame. But Cecil has no reason to be jealous of Nessie's fame, because in these parts, Cecil is king. Du...

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Sandy Valley, NV

Because it's become so closely tied to American military might -- the Sidewinder missile has been used by the Air Force for decades -- many people don't know that a sidewinder is a venomous viper snake indigent to the Southwest desert. So f...

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Fernley, NV

In 1937, after brief stints as the Yellow Jackets and Hornets, Fernley switched away from insect nicknames to the Vaqueros. The name is derived from the Hispanic word for cow, "vaca." Vaqueros are comparable to Cowboys because they drove ca...