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Valley high school students can audition next week to be part of a new culinary TV show where they’ll compete against peers in a low-key environment. The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) will produce FOOD-BALL TV – a cooking show for teens with no cooking experience required. The show is looking for outgoing personalities and students who want to learn from professional chefs.
Heather Godina always knew she wanted to complete a triathlon. She had experience in two-thirds of the event heading into her 29th birthday, with a strong background in swimming and two full marathons under her belt, so it wasn’t unimaginable to add a bicycle to the equation.
The East Valley Recycling Alliance, Trex, Bashas’ and Food City supermarkets, as well as the City of Mesa Solid Waste Management Department, will host the “Bench the Bag” Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge now through March 31.
KENTON, Okla. — The Oklahoma Panhandle has never been for the faint of heart.
In the U.S., more than two-thirds of the class of 2011 was not proficient in math. In Arizona, that number jumped to 3 out of 4 students.
An Arizona bill that would prohibit the state from using a set of educational standards known across the U.S. as Common Core has received initial approval.
No East Valley school enjoyed more success in hoops than Chandler’s Division III school. A half-dozen seniors entered the boys program with much fanfare and expectations, but the Trojans kept knocking on the door without being let in. This time, however, Greg Haagsma’s team busted through. A year in which the local standard for the sweater vest is now the 11th basketball coach in Arizona to surpass 500 career wins (all at Valley Christian) was capped with the school’s first state title since 2007 thanks to Cory Kasperson’s career night of 24 points, along with Zach Wolf, TJ Widner and the younger Haagsma (Brandon). It helped smooth out what was a frustrating end to an otherwise brilliant, previously-undefeated season by Scott Timmer’s girls team. The Trojans won in blowout and close fashion, against better competition, with offense and defense to the tune of 33-0, but the formulas which worked for three consecutive months randomly disappeared on the girls against Fountain Hills in the championship game in the only loss this season.
Mesa Youth Sports is partnering with the Chicago Cubs to host a free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on March 5. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:15 p.m.
Long after Wells Fargo Arena emptied, a dozen teenagers wearing blue uniforms and reddened faces slowly meandered across the floor a final time this season. One held a video camera while the others talked, looked around at the backdrop in which their season came to an end, and embraced.
For years Cathi Herrod and her Center for Arizona Policy have flexed their political muscles and pushed through legislation that represented what she calls “fundamental principles,” often those espoused in the Bible.
Higley Unified School District will host community performances at both of its high schools this week.
1) The goal of Common Core is to prepare students to be both college and career ready after high school.
Higley Unified School District has a variety of events happening at its schools next week.
Markus Howard, Perry, Guard: He’s been the cream of this freshman crop. It’s not simply his burgeoning talent, maturity, the early makings of a goatee, or willingness to make the big plays at crunch time that vaults the freshman guard to Player of the Year candidacy. To Markus, it’s also about being part of a family in which his older brother, senior Jordan Howard, scores nearly 10 points per game fewer than last season (25.6 to 16.4) and has deferred to his younger brother while taking on a different role. It’s worked, as the Howard brothers led the Pumas to the No. 4 seed and nearly knocked off No. 1 Corona del Sol in the Super Sectional final. Markus has won multiple games this season on last-second shots, but he also defers: “He’s pushed me since I was little, and he has a 4.5 GPA so there’s even competition to get better grades,” Markus said of Jordan. “His knowledge of the game and the way he approaches the seriousness of life. He lets me know what I do right and wrong. I’m my toughest critic but he does tell me a lot, and for the most part I hear them out.” While Barcello claimed to have heard opposing fans’ “freshman” chants once this season, Markus said he wouldn’t know because he doesn’t hear background noise, except the side effect after his older brother beats him 1-on-1.Well-spoken and polished, Markus’ NBA aspirations aren’t a secret, but he knows one person never makes a team. “I’m around a good group of guys who trust me and it’s been a great opportunity for me to be in,” Markus said. “I’m just getting started.”
2013-2014: 23.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.9 spg
This annual three-day NHRA competition, held in the Southwest since 1985, includes top fuel, funny car and pro stock races along with the Lucas Oil Drag Racing series.
Experience the culture of Japan without leaving Arizona this weekend at Phoenix’s Heritage and Science Park for the 30th annual Matsuri Festival of Japan. The two-day celebration encompasses everything Japanese, from cuisine to taiko drumming.
More than 150 young artists submitted entries to Benedictine University at Mesa’s statewide art competition to win a 50 percent tuition renewable scholarship.
Ignoring pleas from business leaders, the Senate Education Committee voted 6-3 along party lines Thursday to bar Arizona from implementing the Common Core standards the state adopted just four years earlier.
Even during this time of year when everyone would love a few extra practices, there are only so many drills and intra-squad scrimmages to get through before the stale settles in.
Chandler Councilman Jack Sellers this week was confirmed as the newest member of the Arizona State Transportation Board.
It's the dirty work of home life: dusting the shelves, mopping the floors and doing the laundry, load after load. Yet asking kids to help has gotten harder for some parents, caught up in the blur of today's competitive, time-pressed, child-focused world.
This photo taken Feb. 12, 2014 shows a card bearing a certification sticker for California olive oil displayed at the All Things Olive shop in Washington. It's a pressing matter for the tiny U.S olive oil industry. Shoppers are more often pouring European oil _ it's cheaper and viewed as more authentic than the American competition. And that's pitting U.S. producers against importers of the European oil. Some liken the battle to the California wine industry's struggles to gain acceptance decades ago. The tiny California olive industry says European olive oil filling U.S. shelves often is mislabeled and lower grade. They're pushing the federal government to give more scrutiny to imported varieties. One congressman-farmer even goes as far as suggesting labels on imported oil say "extra rancid" rather than extra virgin. Stricter standards might help American producers grab more market share from the dominant Europeans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
This photo taken Feb. 12, 2014 shows California Olive Oil Council Executive Director Patricia Darragh posing with a collection of California olive oil at the All Things Olive shop in Washington. It's a pressing matter for the tiny U.S olive oil industry. Shoppers are more often pouring European oil _ it's cheaper and viewed as more authentic than the American competition. And that's pitting U.S. producers against importers of the European oil. Some liken the battle to the California wine industry's struggles to gain acceptance decades ago. The tiny California olive industry says European olive oil filling U.S. shelves often is mislabeled and lower grade. They're pushing the federal government to give more scrutiny to imported varieties. One congressman-farmer even goes as far as suggesting labels on imported oil say "extra rancid" rather than extra virgin. Stricter standards might help American producers grab more market share from the dominant Europeans. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)