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Arizona has enjoyed a slow, steady rise to track prominence nationwide. Much of that rise was aided by the Chandler girls program, which won two Nike Team National titles, and individuals like Billy Orman, Devon Allen and Bernie Montoya.
The Arizona Humane Society recently opened a new cat isolation area at its Phoenix location to help sick cats recover. The isolation area has 34 kennels and a separate ventilation system that will allow AHS to care for 600 more cats each year.
About this time of year, Lee Neiman walks outside to his backyard every morning and impatiently counts the days.
Every Friday, more than 2,000 school children from low-income families in the Southeast Valley are discreetly given a backpack of food to ensure they have enough to eat during the weekend so they’ll return on Monday nourished, alert and ready to learn. The backpacks are provided by Arizona Brainfood, which is supported by Mesa United Way and a number of local businesses and philanthropic organizations.
The host of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “The Price Is Right” performs in Tempe.
NEW YORK — United Airlines is getting tough on passengers with oversized carry-on bags.
Arizona's chances of landing a spaceport may be improving.
Confidence in Chandler city leaders and a belief in sound financial decision from the city council were the major takeaways from the city’s recent citizen budget survey.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
Coming off of three 20-win seasons, the Queen Creek softball team will look to its senior leadership and young talent as it starts the 2014 season.
Bre Macha and Alex Wiley led the Mountain Lions offense with two hits each; while Jordan Beck contributed with two RBIs in the Mtn. Lions 6-3 win over the Hamilton Huskies. Macha pitched all six innings; striking out 8 for her 3rd win of the season. The Mountain Lions improved their record to 6-1 with the next game being Monday, March 10 at Xavier. 3:30 pm.
McClintock (6-3-1) scored three runs in the 10th inning to beat Maricopa. Junior shortstop Mary Mentz's double scored senior center fielder Karina Hidalgo with the the go-ahead run, and senior pitcher Shealynn Zimnick followed one out later with a two-run single, scoring Andi Blodgett and Mentz with insurance runs. It was McClintock's third victory this season coming in its final at-bat, having previously topped El Paso Franklin and Bushland, Texas, in the Fox Country Girls Fast Pitch Tournament in El Paso. McClintock also put up two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday to rally from a 2-1 deficit, but surrendered the tying run in the bottom of the inning, sending the game to extra innings. Mentz led McClintock, going 4 for 5 with two doubles and a triple, while Zimnick was 3 for 4 with a double and a walk. She also improved her record in the circle to 5-2, striking out eight. Maricopa got two hits apiece from Madison Byrd, Madison Moncel and Vickie Andrade while playing stellar defense.
With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
Gilbert Early College’s girls basketball team captured its third consecutive Canyon Athletic Association State Championship on March 1, at the US Airways Center. Gilbert Early College finished the season 20-5, after returning only one starter from last year’s CAA State Championship team. They were led by junior Hannah Carpenter who had 20 points in the 40-34 victory over Sequoia Pathway Academy. Carpenter was named the CAA Division 2 Tournament MVP.
Nationally known speed coach, Will “Sully” Sullivan, will train student athletes at a week-long camp on March 10, 12 and 14 at a Legacy Traditional School in Chandler.
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.
Chris Apodaca’s grim childhood began to change for the better when he entered Sunshine Acres at age 10. He had been living on the streets with his sister, two brothers and drug addicted parents for as long as he could remember.
Mesa drivers will have to contend with a series of delays over the course of 2014 as the city revamps one of its water lines.
An upcoming update of a power plant in Tempe by APS is expected to provide benefits ranging from new construction jobs to an improvement in the neighborhood aesthetics.
It was with great interest that we read the coalition of Gilbert leaders’ open letter to Town residents and businesses last week. We were encouraged that our community leaders had finally spoken out on the raging storm that threatens our Gilbert Public Schools.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Dajour Reece has confidence he will come through in the end.
Skyline High School math teacher Erin McKelvey recently received the Fulton Homes Teacher of the Week award.
Sonora Quest Laboratories recently received the Showcase in Excellence Award for its work in the microbiology lab at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert.
A solid foundation set from 2013 projects has Gilbert Mayor John Lewis highly optimistic for the town’s economic success for 2014.
A layoff has done the Hamilton girls basketball team good.