Red Mountain graduate Kayla Pedersen has been selected to the 12-player roster of the U.S. basketball team that will play at the under-19 World Championships July 26-Aug. 5 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Pedersen participated on the gold-medal winning 2006 Americas under-18 team for the U.S. She is one of five returning players from that squad to compete on the under-19 team. Pedersen, a two-time Tribune player of the year at Red Mountain, is headed to Stanford this fall to begin her college career.
The Coyotes have lost some organizational depth after minor league center Don MacLean, who had one-year remaining on his contract, signed with the Zurich Lions of the Swiss Elite League. MacLean, the MVP of the American Hockey League in 2005-06, appeared in nine games for Phoenix last season, registering one goal and one assist.
Seventeen East Valley wrestlers will compete in the National Junior/Cadet Freestyle and Greco tournament this weekend in Fargo, N.D.
Competing in the junior division are Mesa Red Mountain’s Matt Moorhouse (125 pound class), Seth Pickett (140), Chris Galvan (145) and Taylor Sare (160); Tempe Marcos de Niza’s Josh Rittenhouse (152); Chandler Basha’s Ryan Jimenez (145) and Tyler Jimenez (152); and Apache Junction’s Jacob Bennett (171).
Members competing in the cadet division include Phoenix Desert Vista’s Sage Omelas (105), Navid Najari (135) and Skyler Gioiosa (140), Tempe Corona del Sol’s Derek Felton (152) and Luke Macchiaroli (189), Marcos de Niza’s Aaron Pavlenko (171), Gilbert Highland’s Daniel Covert (160), Basha’s Ty Wheeler (105) and Chandler’s Max Mejia (91).
Desert Vista wrestling coach David Gonzalez coaches the juniors.
Scottsdale Community College announced that golf coach Jon Levy has resigned to take a job with the Gateway Tour.