The inaugural five-day JM23 Classic at Tempe Diablo Stadium went off without a hitch from Sept. 15-19, with a champion crowned on the final day of the tournament.
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It’s a Tuesday night at Chaparral High School and football players are arriving at the field, pads in hand, ready to start practice. Normally, they would walk straight onto the field, cluster near the sideline benches, joke around while padding up, then head into the end zone for warm up.
Mountain View’s girls swimming program found itself among the top-three teams in the state last season after both the Division I final and Meet of Champions.
After months of speculation, worry, optimism and most importantly, stress surrounding the Arizona high school football season, it seems all systems are a go.
Valley Christian High School has long had one of the best athletic programs in the state, especially in the small-school conferences.
The first week of football practice for high school programs across the East Valley has come and gone, offering a slight sense of normalcy for both players and coaches.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association took the first step toward ensuring football players and coaches would be able to follow a specific timeline this fall after voting to move forward with new recommendations from the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted Wednesday to approve the updated recommendations from the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and move forward with the fall sports season as scheduled.
The coronavirus pandemic brought the sports world to a halt in March, resulting in the closure of schools and cancellation of spring sports in Arizona.
Just two weeks away from the scheduled start of official high school football practices and yet the future of the fall sports season as a whole remains unclear.
Just two days after the Arizona Interscholastic Association announced its phased-in approach to the start of fall sports this year, officials released a list of updated modifications and best practices that will help mitigate the spread of coronavirus while competing.
The future of fall sports in Arizona became clearer Wednesday afternoon as the Arizona Interscholastic Association released a revised schedule following a special Executive Board meeting.
Representatives from the Arizona Football Coaches Association have finalized a proposal that would delay the start of competition for the 2020 season until Oct. 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kerry Croswhite, who spent the 15 years as the head swim coach and assistant softball coach at Chandler High School, passed away Tuesday night after a month-long battle with COVID-19.
East Valley high school athletic directors continue to do their part to navigate sport programs through a tenuous summer filled with uncertainty surrounding a fall sports season.
A Gilbert native is one step closer to achieving her dream of competing in the Olympics after she was officially named to the United States Track Cycling Olympic Long Team for the Tokyo games.
Mitch Armour, who was hired in early May to be the next head boys basketball coach at Skyline High School, was only able to meet with players for a few weeks before he decided to shut down the camp.
As football programs across the East Valley try to carefully navigate through summer workouts, some have fallen victim to COVID-19 infections among players.
A group of Chandler teens has accepted opportunities to attend a prestigious high school soccer academy with ties to a professional club in Utah.
Higley’s Keaton Jones went the extra mile to raise money for members of the Arizona community most vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19.
It took a moment for Highland senior Leo Daschbach to realize what he had accomplished as he crossed the finish line at Oak Ridge Hill High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif.
Valley Christian High School began welcoming student athletes back to campus this past week as part of a phased reopening plan announced by school administrators on Tuesday, May 26.
A Chandler resident has taken the lead on providing an outlet for 12-year-olds of Chandler National Little League after the season was canceled because of the pandemic.