Zach Woolley is a sports journalism student at Arizona State University covering Casteel High School athletics.
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For Arizona College Prep High School, the year 2021 was the start of a new era. For the football team in particular, the potential future of this team looks very captivating.
The Casteel Colts have played 120 minutes of football this season, or two games. The Colts have gone 1-1, with a win over Mesa’s Skyline, and a hard fought 23-13 loss to the team that has attracted nationwide buzz for their game this Friday, Hamilton High School.
Bill Roberts grew up a multi-sport athlete at Highland High School in Pocatello, ID, playing basketball, baseball and football. Roberts said, “in Idaho, football is the only horse in town.”
Basha junior defensive back Cole Martin is one of 15 Arizona high school football players who have taken the pledge to raise awareness for teen suicide in the state.
Giving up points is a term that is clearly absent from Mountain View High School’s vocabulary, as the Toros recorded their third straight shutout on Friday against Skyline.
It was the type of finish to a game one can only imagine playing out on a big screen in a movie theater.
Jim Jones fought back tears as he stood at the podium during Tuesday’s Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meeting.
Coaches come from every walk of life. In the professional ranks, many are former players while others worked from low-level employees to the top.
When Matthew McClelland joined the football team at Arete Preparatory Academy in 2018, a motto was instilled within the program: change the culture.
When Nicco Marchiol made the move to Hamilton ahead of the 2020 season, he sought an opportunity to have a junior season amidst the pandemic and to play at a higher level than what Colorado had to offer.
On the second day of the Tournament of Champions, hosted by Mesquite High School, Mesquite girls’ volleyball fell to both Liberty and Sunnyslope high schools, 2-0.
The last time Chandler faced a high school football team from Colorado, the Wolves knocked off powerhouse Valor Christian.
Another week has come to an end, which means high school football programs across the East Valley are preparing to take the field for their next matchup.
Thirteen Campo Verde football players carried American Flags out of the locker room before kickoff against Cactus Shadows Thursday night.