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As the end of 2014 draws near, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of our students, teachers and programs. We continue to grow in number and our academic success is soaring as noted by our ranking as the No. 1 large public school district in Arizona. Thank you to our students, staff, parents and community for making this a reality.
There’s a new kind of workout available in Mesa, for those who think they are up to the task. Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s largest promoter of the sport of mixed martial arts, will recognize immediately the brand name association of UFC Gym Mesa, on the corner of South Ellsworth and East Broadway roads.
Rex Bowser sits down at a small table in the corner of a Starbucks in Chandler. The longtime Seton Catholic football coach sips his coffee in a laid-back, relaxed manner and begins to tell the story of his more than four-decade-long career.
Highland High School’s boys golf team was placed on a one-year probation by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) for violating a regulation that disallows players from playing on the state championship venue course after a certain date
Every generation dreams of saving America. Every new generation dreams of rescuing it from some great evil, treating it as if it were Penelope Pitstop. Every generation wants to return America to a former glory defined most clearly by its opaqueness.
The Friday night lights shined the brightest over the city of Chandler on Nov. 28.
Multiple touchdowns by both Yuma Catholic wide receiver Donovan Rooks and halfback Jaylen Barnes carried the Shamrocks past Tempe Prep for a 38-27 win in the Division V state championship on Saturday.
Collegiate sports have a different feel about them than professional sports. Loyalties to alma maters run deep. Now Arizona State fans will have another NCAA team to cheer on.
CHANDLER - The thing about history is it can be changed.
Arizona State University has announced its men’s ice hockey program, which won the 2014 ACHA National Championship, will move from a club sport to NCAA Division I status in 2015-16.
The first time Chandler played Basha, a game that took place just three weeks ago, the Wolves won 55-10.
Participants all around the country are going to the extreme in order to compete in Tempe’s Ironman Arizona triathlon on Sunday.
Desert Vista sends another large group off the college athletic programs in 2015-16.
The November national signing day is one of the special days of the school year when all of the work done behind the scenes is paid off with a quick signature on the dotted line.
MESA - Desert Vista swimming continued to display why it is one of the best programs in the state on Saturday’s championship finals.
Phoenix Veterans Day Parade
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A few weeks back I wrote a blog about that fact that too many athletes are far too gone with the grade-point average in the first couple of years of high school to get serious consideration for a scholarship as a senior.
It is rare in high school sports to be able to watch and appreciate greatness before it moves on. Most often, a great athlete is long gone before folks truly appreciate just how special they were.
Austin Nightingale broke free from a pack of would-be tacklers for a 55-yard rushing touchdown to help secure the win Oct. 24 against Gilbert High School.
When the stock market crashed in 2008, most Americans, one way or another, were badly hurt. But not all. Barack Obama’s then chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, saw it as a golden opportunity to jump-start the new administration’s agenda.
In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords speaks in support of Initiative 594, a measure seeking universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, Wednesday, in Seattle. She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth. She has trekked almost 7,000 miles in two weeks to appear at this Seattle athletic club, where dozens of women and several reporters are gathered for the final stop of her nine-state “Protect All Women Tour.” But nearing the end of her first full election season as the nation’s most recognizable gun control advocate, things aren’t going exactly as she hoped. Despite raising more than $20 million to fund a national political operation, gun violence is little more than an afterthought in all but a handful of contests across the country. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
That faint noise you hear is the sound of pint-sized spooks, banshees, and vampires gathering on your lawn. They will soon be knocking at the door plastic pumpkins outstretched. Spare yourself the tricks and go ahead and give up the treats - the unhealthy, sweet, nougat-filled goodies in your cupboard.
Aimee Basye fell apart along Lake Mary Road in Flagstaff last summer. She was a broken woman training to complete a ridiculous feat at an uncomfortable atmosphere, and the hours of training had drained her spirit and determination.
Two high schools in Gilbert are in the midst of a competition to get a burger named after them for a month at a new downtown restaurant.