Players sat staggered on three rows of bleachers in Hamilton High School’s gymnasium, masks remaining on their faces unless taking a drink of water.
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Chandler senior running back Eli Sanders, one of the most electrifying playmakers this past season, has committed to play football for Iowa State University.
Roy Lopez, who stepped down as Tolleson head football coach following the 2020, has been hired to take over the Desert Ridge program.
Just days after the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted to cancel the winter sports season due to rising COVID-19 and hospital metrics, a re-vote in favor of allowing the season to begin as scheduled took place Tuesday during a special meeting.
The 2020 football season faced an adversity unlike any other as teams were forced to navigate through rigorous mitigation protocols as the coronavirus pandemic raged on in the state.
Ty Thompson, who led Mesquite to two consecutive 4A state championships, capped off his high school football career by winning the 2020 Ed Doherty Award.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association on Friday voted in favor of cancelling the winter prep sports season due to the latest surge in coronavirus cases and other metrics in the state.
The 50th rendition of the Fiesta Bowl, the premier annual college football even in Arizona, provided the first-ever meeting between 11th ranked Iowa State of the Big 12 and No. 25 Oregon from the PAC-12.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Friday the winter sports season, initially scheduled to start Jan. 5, has been pushed back two weeks to Jan. 18.
The coronavirus pandemic took its toll on the entire high school sports landscape this year, forcing cancellations, team quarantines and a shortened fall season.
The opportunity to play in games like the 2020 AIA Open State Championship Finals was what drew running back Eli Sanders to transfer to Chandler from Mountain Pointe between his sophomore and junior year.
Chandler High School’s football program has proven time and time again it is one of the toughest to beat on a weekly basis.
The start of the 2020 football season for Chaparral was met with turmoil as the program was forced to cancel its first three games of the season due to COVID-19.
There was no doubt in the minds of Mesquite coach Scott Hare and senior quarterback Ty Thompson the Wildcats would attempt a two-point conversation to avoid overtime against Cactus in the 4A championship game Friday night.
In the midst of one of the most unprecedented years in history, Toros volleyball players have been reactive of the social justice situations at hand.
Before every game, senior wide receiver Isaiah Newcombe sat at his locker, ate a protein bar and listened to Meek Mill and Chief Keef through his headphones.
Whenever Edward DeLuna Jr. feels defeated from his battle with bone cancer, he thinks of two of the things he loves the most: football and his late grandmother.
The pandemic and shutdown over the summer due to the Coronavirus sent shockwaves throughout the economy. Businesses both big and small had to close their doors, lay-off and furlough staff members.
It’s been two years since Chandler was forced into overtime against Highland and had to capitalize on a two-point conversion to escape and advance to the 6A title game.