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After a month-long search for a new head football coach at one of the top high school programs in the country, Athletic Director Matt Harris announced Tuesday the school has hired former Arizona State offensive coordinator and American Leadership Academy – Gilbert North assistant Zak Hill as…

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The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board on Tuesday voted to deny American Leadership Academy – Queen Creek’s appeal to move its football program down to 5A from the 6A Conference.

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Donovan Beard thought he would be playing junior varsity or freshman basketball when he entered high school at Dobson.

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Wisconsin is a program in the midst of transition, but Tuesday night’s 24-17 victory over Oklahoma State in the 33rd annual Guaranteed Rate bowl was similar to the success the Badgers found in the second half of the regular season. 

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Each winter, Phoenix gets a chance to host one of the biggest high school basketball events across the country – Hoophall West. It brings some of the best programs together from across the country to showcase top talents at a higher level of competition than they normally see.

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Highland coaches made it their mission to refocus their players and get back to their brand of football Saturday when they faced a 26-14 deficit to Pinnacle in the 6A Conference championship game.

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At ASU Sun Devil Stadium, the AIA 5A State Championship game featured a battle between the No. 4 seeded Glendale Cactus Cobras and No. 3 seeded Gilbert Higley Knights in a showdown between the East and West Valleys. In the end though, the Knights struck down the Cobras, 41-21, to secure the …

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Adam Damante knew a touchdown before the half to break the tie between American Leadership Academy – Gilbert North and Snowflake would swing the momentum in favor of the Eagles Friday night at Sun Devil Stadium.

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The second round of the Open Division Playoffs between Scottsdale Saguaro and Peoria Liberty was highly anticipated, and it didn’t disappoint.

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The semifinal round of the 5A playoffs between Glendale Cactus and Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep featured many different storylines: Cactus had just been promoted from 4A to 5A this season and weren’t expected to compete in the higher conference. Notre Dame Prep wasn’t expected to be just a hai…