Karl Kiefer, who led the chargers in winning three state titles for McClintock High School and is credited with starting the Mountain Pointe football program, is receiving hospice care following a recent heart attack.
The last time Hamilton and Centennial lined up against one another, the Coyotes scored 27 unanswered points to knock off the Huskies in the 2015 quarterfinals.
After an unforgettable loss in last year’s playoffs, the North Canyon Rattlers (16-3) redeemed themselves Saturday night by upending the Campo Verde Coyotes (25-1), 3-1, to take home the 5A boys state title and their first title in program history.
The state finalists are set in the Division III and IV wrestling tournament after the first day of action in Prescott Valley.
The typical successful wrestler has been on the mat for years, has wrestled a ton of matches outside of the regular season and has a refined set of skills honed over countless hours of drilling.
The Reach 11 Sports Complex has hosted elite level soccer tournaments ever since the North Phoenix facility was built in the early 2000s.
When Tyler Svendson gave up hockey and focused on golf full time, it wasn’t as easy as turning in the ice skates for golf shoes.
Before the National Anthem became a hot topic in the sports world, the Campo Verde girls volleyball team had already decided to use the anthem for two things:
Twenty area teams had their school name placed on a line in the AIA state football playoff brackets Saturday morning.
In the regular season finale where major playoff implications were on the line, it was the Mesquite Wildcats who came out on top, defeating the Campo Verde Coyotes 27-14 on Friday night.
East Valley high schools dominated day two of the 2016 state badminton singles and doubles tournament, capturing two state championships and three state runner-ups at Independence High School on Saturday afternoon.
The big-school state boys golf tournament has been filled with drama in recent years at Aguila Golf Course in Laveen.