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For the first time the top-ranked Pride had to venture away against an in-state opponent from the confines of Karl Kiefer Stadium.
There was a sense before the season started that there was something different about the Mountain Pointe High School girls’ volleyball team.
Mike Fell has maintained since he was hired at Mountain View that the Toros were on the chase when it came to lining up with Arizona’s top programs.
As far as early season statements go, the Desert Visa boys golf team signed some impressive golf scorecards over the weekend to show the Thunder will be among the top contenders this season.
Isaiah Pola-Mao pointed to the scoreboard with his fellow defensive backs around him and made sure they understood there was still something to play for in the final quarter.
When James Stagg strapped on a Desert Vista High School helmet, it was the first time he ever wore one won a football field.
The Hamilton girls volleyball team sought improvement Tuesday night against an unbeaten Corona Del Sol squad.
Recently the small town of Williamstown, Kentucky, located about 40 miles south of Cincinnati, was in the national news for an unusual reason: the grand opening of Ken Ham’s “Ark Encounter,” a 510-foot boat that claims to be the largest timber structure in the world.
For years the Arizona Interscholastic Association has been at the forefront of concussion protocol and baseline testing.
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