Habtamu Cheney was finishing up the Desert Vista training camp up north with the Thunder cross country team.
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For the second time three seasons, Desert Vista doubled dipped when it came to hoisting the cross country state championship trophy.
The 44th annual Doug Conley Cross Country Invitational at the Shalimar Country Club in Tempe showcased some of the Valley’s top, high school, team and individual runners on Saturday.
The fall sports season in Arizona is revving up as teams from all across the state look for opportunities to show the hard work and dedication given throughout the grueling Arizona summer.
Before diving completely into the winter sports, there is time to take one more look back at what was accomplished, surpassed and championed in the fall.
Xavier Esparza sat in a chair in his own apartment that he could no longer afford, staring at a phone that he no longer owns today, trying to find the right words to send to a man he already spurned.
History has shown the Desert Vista boys program is going to be at the front of the Arizona big-school cross country pack regardless of the year or who the Thunder have toeing the line.
The cross country season hit its mid-season zenith on Friday, Oct. 2 at the annual Desert Twilight XC Festival at Grande Sports World in Casa Grande. The largest meet of the year brought in competition from all over the western part of the U.S.
The Desert Twilight XC Festival answered some questions about the cross country teams, but some new questions arose from the individual performances.
Here is a quick spin around the fall sports scene after a big weekend of competition for area teams.
A solid, winning football program, much like any building, is built on a strong foundation. However, instead of concrete, the basis of a football program is the principles in which a coach believes.
When the Arizona Football Coaches Association (AzFCA) got together for the meeting on Friday, there is a good chance Pete Walheim got a lot of pats on the back.
Travis Schureman was a bit perplexed, much like everyone else, but he isn’t as concerned as others about where the Queen Creek football program will land once divisional placement is finalized.