The start of the quarterfinals for prep football across the state also presents the beginning of the historic Open Division playoffs, as the state’s top eight teams from 6A, 5A and 4A begin their quest for a true state championship.
The third-ranked Basha Bears girls volleyball program found themselves facing an uphill battle on Tuesday night at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, as they trailed top-seeded and district-rival Perry by two sets in the 6A Girls Volleyball State Championship.
Makayla Donahoo was not supposed to be on the badminton court, especially with her heading to college on a Division I softball scholarship at Weber State.
The teams from Mesa and Chandler were in the fifth set of a spirited girls’ volleyball match. As the score went back and forth, the crowd went wild with each passing point.
Austin Field at Chandler High was lined with runners and competitors who wanted to take home gold medals Saturday for their teams at the 77th annual Chandler Rotary track meet.
The first day of the Division I and Division II state track meet took place Wednesday at Mesa Community College with several individuals coming home with titles and setting the foundation for the team race.
Mountain Pointe threw everything off balance last season and the other two are trying to get some leverage back.
The sentiment all year long was this could be the year the Chandler girls track team was going to fall.
Sam Shoultz had a blowout, Dani Jones added to her legacy, Reed Bussey paid it forward and Tria Seawater-Simmons continued to defy logic.
The underlying theme at the 75th annual Chandler Rotary has pretty much been the same over the last few years:
This is the final entry in a five-part series previewing the 2015 East Valley high school track and field season. This installment takes a look at the top returning athletes in the jumping events; High jump, long jump, triple jump and pole vault.