The more Gabe McGlothan reveals of himself while talking to elementary school kids, college recruiters, members of the Basha basketball program and in interviews, it is clear his path to the United States Military Academy at West Point was more than a simple choice.
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Just four years ago, Basha was six games under .500 and Mike Grothaus was a first-year coach.
With seconds rapidly disappearing from the clock, Basha boys basketball led Corona del Sol 73-65 as Corona guard Alex Barcello frantically dribbled up the court at GCU Arena. The window of opportunity for the Aztecs was about to close.
Even though the Gilbert Christian boys basketball team entered the Arizona Interscholastic Association playoffs on a strong winning streak, it was only awarded the fifth seed in the bracket. On Saturday, at the Prescott Valley Event Center, the Knights proved to everyone – except themselves …
Gilbert Christian is headed to the Boys 2A State Championship after beating Pima 48-40 in a bruising, back-and-forth defensive struggle.
Second-seeded Basha advanced to its first state championship with a 43-38 victory over No. 3 Desert Vista in the 6A Conference semifinals at Gila River Arena.
In a back-and-forth battle, top-seeded Corona del Sol defeated No. 8 Westview 74-59 Saturday at home in the quarterfinals of the 6A Conference boys basketball state tournament.
Second-seeded Basha dominated No. 10 Desert Ridge on Saturday night to win its quarterfinal playoff game 68-40 at home.
A year ago, the Basha boys basketball found itself on the losing end of the state semifinal game to Mesa.
Disrespectful and racial chants and shouts by high school students at basketball games recently were addressed by the Arizona Interscholastic Association in a press release on Tuesday.
Tevian Jones scored 24 points and Jalen Gibson-Starks added 14 as the Chandler Wolves earned a spot in the 6A State Tournament with a 70-49 victory over Mountain Pointe, at Chandler High School.
Perfection was denied Tuesday night as Perry upset Basha 59-57 in an absolute thriller to end the 6A Conference boys basketball regular season.
Regional title hopes were on the line during Senior Night at Mesquite High School as Williams Field defeated Mesquite in an overtime slugfest, 54-49.
The Mountain View Toros defeated the Dobson Mustangs 62-35 Friday night in a wire-to-wire victory to snap a two-game skid and improve to 13-7 overall.
Mountain Pointe boys head coach Hosea Graham has turned in his resignation, effective at the end of the season, Principal Bruce Kipper confirmed on Thursday.
With over 1,400 combined wins between Bob Fredericks and Kurt Keener a well-coached and disciplined game was a good bet.
The talent and experience of Saben Lee and Alex Barcello is going to be tough overcome on most nights.
Kate Hatch has spent countless hours at Mesa High with her older siblings as volleyballs whizzed by or the squeak of basketball shoes echoed in the Jackrabbits’ gym.
Nestled in to the base of the San Tan Mountains lies Casteel High School, the newest member to an expanding Chandler Unified School District.
Terrell Brown was hitting shots from all over the court, Gabe McGlothan was owning the block and the Basha boys basketball team was in a groove that started somewhere around the first tip-off the season.
If the Basha boys basketball team had a superiority complex brewing after yet another blowout win on Friday night, it wasn’t showing on the surface.