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Golf preview: Mesa schools aim to keep boys title in the city

For the past two years, the Division I boys’ state golf title has resided in Mesa. That streak could very well extend to three years this year.

Photos: Special Olympics of Arizona 2014 East Valley

The Special Olympics of Arizona 2014 East Valley (Four Peaks Area) Swim Competition at Kino Aquatics Center in Mesa on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. [Greg Herriman / Special to Tribune]

Tempe win over McClintock another chapter in longtime rivalry

Tempe High School took home another victory after a slow start against McClintock High School Friday evening, marking the third consecutive win for the Buffaloes in the oldest Tempe school rivalry.

Photos: Seton Catholic vs Cortez football

The game between Seton Catholic and Cortez HS at Seton Catholic High School in Chandler on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. [Greg Herriman / Special to Tribune]

Photos: Mtn. Pointe vs Chandler football

The football game between Mountain Pointe and Chandler at Mountain Pointe High School on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.

Photos: Perry vs Mtn. View football

The football game between Perry and Mountain View at Perry High School on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Mountain View won the game 16-14. (Arianna Grainey / Special To Tribune)

Campo Verde rally falls short against Salpointe Catholic

For a half at least, it looked as though Salpointe Catholic might run away with one against Campo Verde, but the Coyotes would not go quietly.

Mountain View comes back to beat Perry in strange, ugly game

After losing each of its first three games – the first such streak for the program in more than a decade – Mountain View was desperate for a win, and the Toros didn't care how they got it.

Turnovers, penalties doom Mesa in 35-19 loss

Mesa senior halfback Turrell Pietz-Noble ran all over the field against Valley Vista, but it wasn’t enough for the Jackrabbits to avoid a 35-19 home loss on Friday night.

Campanella, Seton run over Cortez 55-0

Seton Catholic senior running back Antonio Campanella only needed to touch the ball twice for Seton to capture a 55-0 victory over Cortez.

Gilbert High coach investigation stemmed from claim he misused furniture funds

The brief investigation that led to Gilbert High School football coach Tim Rutt’s placement on administrative leave stemmed from an accusation he embezzled funds designated for furniture.

Tempe Prep vs. Northwest Christian

Westwood fends off late Mesa rally to win first game against Jackrabbits in four years

Westwood High School overwhelmed Mesa High School early and hung on late to beat the Jackrabbits 38-28, giving the Warriors their first win against Mesa in four years.

Tempe overcomes slow start to down rival McClintock 36-10

A combination of great speed and the passing skills of senior quarterback Emanuel Gant were more than enough to give Tempe a 36-10 win against crosstown rival McClintock on Friday night.

Chadwick churns out yards for Highland in 40-24 win against Mountain View

Highland coach Pete Wahlheim may be biased, but he thinks Hawks senior Josh Chadwick is the best running back in the state. It would be hard for Mountain View coach had DeGrenier not to think so, too, after Friday night.

Hamilton blows big lead, comes back to win 37-35

Nothing was going right for the Hamilton Huskies: They had surrendered 28 straight points to the Pinnacle Pioneers and found themselves trailing on the road for the first time with less than two minutes to play.

Photos: Corona vs Skyline football

The football game between Corona del Sol and Skyline in Tempe on September 12, 2014. Skyline won the game 28 to 18

Gilbert's Hellman kicks Tigers to 10-7 win against Campo Verde

Gilbert sophomore kicker Zach Hellmann kicked a game winning field goal to defeat Campo Verde 10-3. Twice.

Top cross country meets for 2014

King of the Mountain Invite

Desert Ridge wears down Gilbert 45-15

most surprising of reasons — it was understandable if the Gilbert Tigers didn't know which way to look.

Poston Butte defense stymies Dobson

Poston Butte’s defense was dominant on Friday night, keeping visiting Dobson High School off the board despite the gritty Mustangs’ best efforts.

After slow start, Chandler Hamilton drops Brophy 41-6

For at least a half, Hamilton didn’t look like Hamilton. There were mistakes, missed assignments and other mental errors.

QB Kelley leads Chandler Basha to huge win against Centennial

What looked to be a heavyweight showdown between two of the top teams in the state instead turned into a coming out party for quarterback Ryan Kelley and the Basha Bears (2-0), as the sixth-ranked team in Division I defeated Centennial (0-2), the top ranked team in Division II, 31-21.