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Photos: University of Arizona vs Southern Utah

Photos: University of Arizona vs Southern Utah

Arizona infielder Mo Mercado (11) slides home behind Southern Utah catcher Morgan Leonard (99) on an infield hit by catcher Hillary Edior (22) with the final run in the fifth inning of a 10-2 win in the opener of the Hillenbrand Invitational at Hillenbrand Stadium, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

The Wildcats open season with 10-2 win over Southern Utah, Feb. 11, 2016.

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Photos: Cortez vs Flowing Wells

Photos: Cortez vs Flowing Wells

Flowing Wells goalkeeper Jose Suarez (19) can't reach a free kick from Cortez's Juan Mora (10) that ended up being the Colts third goal in the first half of their state D IV semifinal match at Tucson High School, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Flowing Wells falls to Cortez 3-1 in boys soccer state D III semis, Feb. 10, 2016

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Photos: Glendale Prep vs Pueblo

Photos: Glendale Prep vs Pueblo

Pueblo's Efren Robles (16) gets spilled by Glendale Prep goalkeeper Omair Neaz (0) smothering his run into the goal area in the second half of their state D IV semifinal match at Tucson High School, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Pubelo cruises 3-0 over Glendale Prep boys D IV soccer semifinals, Feb. 10, 2016.

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Photos: 2015 Adventures in Nature photo contest

Photos: 2015 Adventures in Nature photo contest

First Place: “Desert Storm.”.

The best of the 2015 Adventures in Nature photo contest sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and Arizona Highways Magazine.

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Student nature photo contest awards include $10,000 in scholarships

Student nature photo contest awards include $10,000 in scholarships

Second place: “Blood Flowers.”

Arizona students ages 13 – 18 are invited to submit nature photos to the annual “Adventures in Nature” photo contest. Deadline for submitting photos is midnight April 15, 2016.

The prizes for this year’s winners are substantial. They include $10,000 in scholarships, gift certificates and free passes to Nature Conservancy preserves in Arizona.

Contest winners will have their photos published by the contest sponsors: The Nature Conservancy in Arizona, Arizona Highways magazine and Cox Communications. Winners will also receive a photography workshop from Arizona Highways Photo Workshops.

Last year the contest attracted more than 200 submissions from students around the state. The contest is intended to connect young people to the outdoors through photography.

This year, photographers may submit as many photos as they like. To submit a photo to the contest, go to: arizonahighways.com.

For more information or to see a slide show of last year’s 10 finalists, check out nature.org/arizona. Or contact Tana Kappel at The Nature Conservancy at 520-547-3432 or email tkappel@tnc.org.

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Photos: Ironwood Ridge vs Salpointe

Photos: Ironwood Ridge vs Salpointe

Salpointe's Reilly Marks (10) charges back to her teammates after her spot kick gave the Lancers a 1-1 (4-3) win in penalties against Ironwood Ridge in their state DII semifinal match at Tucson High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Salpointe defeats Ironwood Ridge in penalties 1-1 (4-3) in girls DIV state soccer playoffs, Feb. 9 2016

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Photos: Tanque Verde vs Pusch Ridge

Photos: Tanque Verde vs Pusch Ridge

Tanque Verde's players gather at midfield to celebrate their 2-0 win over Pusch Ridge's in their state DIV semifinal match at Tucson High School, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Tanque Verde downed Pusch Ridge 2-0 in girls DIV state semifinals, Feb. 9, 2016.

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Photos: Salpointe vs Sahuaro girls DII state soccer

Photos: Salpointe vs Sahuaro girls DII state soccer

Sahuaro's Annie Spencer (3) left, and Salpointe's Reilly Marks (10) come head-to-head in the pursuit of a loose ball in the second half of their state DII quarterfinal match at Salpointe High School, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Salpointe withstand a tense second half for 2-1 win over Sahuaro in DII state girls soccer semis, Feb. 6, 2016.

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Photos: Flame Off 2016

Photos: Flame Off 2016

Jonathan Russell works on a delicate piece between the fires of his fellow competitors during the first session of Flame Off 2016 at the Sonoran Glass School, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Glass artists compete against the clock, and under fire, to create glass art, Feb. 5, 2016.

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Photos: TFD academy class graduation

Photos: TFD academy class graduation

TFD graduate Tom Roth, center, and others celebrate following the graduation ceremony for Tucson Fire Department recruiting class 15-4. at Leo Rich Theat in Tucson, AZ. Twenty recruits graduated fro the 4th class of 2015. Photo taken Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.

Tucson Fire recruits from 2015 class 15-4 survived a grueling 20-22-week academy and graduated on Friday, Feb. 6.

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3 residents, hamster escape mobile home fire on Tucson's south side

3 residents, hamster escape mobile home fire on Tucson's south side

Three people escaped from a burning mobile home late Saturday on the city's south side. Officials say it's the second fire in a week at the trailer park. They are unrelated.

Three people escaped from a burning mobile home on the city’s south side late Saturday night, officials say.

A man living in the mobile home in the 5300 block of South Park Avenue was playing video games about 11 p.m. when he heard a “load bang” outside. He saw the flames and felt a wave of heat when he opened the door to investigate the noise, the Tucson Fire Department  said in a news release.

The man tried unsuccessfully to douse the flames with buckets of water.

The man, two other residents and a hamster were outside when firefighters arrived about four minutes after being dispatched.

The home was destroyed by the fire, but crews were able to keep it from spreading to other homes, Capt. Barrett Baker said in the news release.

One resident was treated at the scene for blisters on his hands.

The fire was the second at the trailer park in a week. Fire officials said they are unrelated.

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Photos: Senior Olympics Debut

Photos: Senior Olympics Debut

Arizona Daily Star reporter Kathy Allen strains but makes her dead lift of 150 lbs during Senior Olympics competition at Mid-Valley Athletic club in Tucson, AZ.

Arizona Daily Star reporter Kathy Allen powers up with Tucson's Senior lifters.

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Photos: University of Arizona baseball alumni day

Photos: University of Arizona baseball alumni day

University of Arizona alum and current Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale tries to assemble a makeshift batting order from the swarm of former players on hand for the Wildcats baseball alumni day at Hi Corbett Field, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

The University of Arizona held an alumni day for former players, Jan. 30, 2016, at Hi Corbett.

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Photos: Sunnyside vs Cienega

Photos: Sunnyside vs Cienega

Cienega's Jordan Green (3) gets hammered by Sunnyside's Francisco Betancourt (10) denying him a clean run along the baseline to the bucket in the third quarter of their game at Cienega High School, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Sunnyside held on for a wild 53-50 road win. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Sunnyside guts out close one in 53-50 win at Cienega, Jan. 29, 2016.

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Photos: Ted Walker Youth Day

Photos: Ted Walker Youth Day

Zach Johnson, 11, left, from Carrillo K-5 Magnet School, uses Ty Anaya's own neckerchief to get him to break from his stoic cowboy gunslinger character during the 26th Annual Ted Walker Youth Day at Old Tucson.

More than 3,000 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders spend the day at Old Tucson.

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Photos: Arizona coach Lute Olson through the years

Photos: Arizona coach Lute Olson through the years

UA basketball head coach Lute Olson and player Sean Elliott during their game against USC in 1989.

A history of UA basketball coach Lute Olson in pictures, from player to NCAA championship to retirement. 

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Photos: I-Ridge vs. Salpointe girls soccer

Photos: I-Ridge vs. Salpointe girls soccer

Salpointe midfielder Isabella Almazan (5) and midfielder Nicollette Paredes (6) celebrate the game-winning goal in overtime against Ironwood Ridge.

Photos from Salpointe's 1-0 OT win over Ironwood Ridge in girl's high school soccer.

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Photos: Then and Now Around Tucson

Photos: Then and Now Around Tucson

Ralph's Service Station at South Fourth Avenue and East 19th Street, Tucson, in January 1979. Photo by Jon Hemmer, Tucson Citizen.

Photos of buildings, streets and landmarks around Tucson from 40, 50 and 60 years ago, and the same viewpoint today.

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Photos: The Art of Science

Photos: The Art of Science

Scientists capture the complex and the compelling through the camera lens. It is here where color, shape and texture collaborate, and the art of science begins. Neill Prohaska, a UA doctoral student in ecology and evolutionary biology, adjusts an advanced camera system atop a 200-foot-tall research tower used by associate professor Scott Saleska’s research team to investigate how Amazonian tropical forests respond to climate change in the Tapajos National Forest in Brazil.

Photographs from "The Art of Science" insert in the 2016 University of Arizona College of Science supplemental publication in the Arizona Daily Star.

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Photos: ASU 62, Arizona 47

Photos: ASU 62, Arizona 47

Arizona's LaBrittney Jones, left, and Destiny Graham scramble for a loose ball along with several other Sun Devil's in the first period of their game. The Cats lost to the Sun Devils 62-47 at the McKale Center.

The UA women's basketball fall to the Sun Devils at McKale

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Photos: Taming the Silks

Photos: Taming the Silks

Teacher Katherine Tesch, Teaching Assistant Ren Carter Tucker, and student and Nola Millet, l-r, watch an unseen student working the silks above them while student Isabel Vincent works on a routine, background left, during an Advanced Kids Silks class at The Circus Academy of Tucson in Tucson, AZ. Photo taken Tuesday, January 19, 2016. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.

Katherine Tesch teaches Advanced Kids Silks and Advanced Circus Gym classes at The Circus Academy of Tucson.

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Photos: Salpointe 54, Catalina Foothills 66

Photos: Salpointe 54, Catalina Foothills 66

Catalina Foothills' Sam Beskind (24) shoots over the defense of Salpointe's Isaac Cruz (3) during the second quarter.

Photos from the Falcons' 66-54 win over the visiting Salpointe Lancers.

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Photos: Davonte Eason of T.O. Comm College

Photos: Davonte Eason of T.O. Comm College

Tohono O'Odham Community College basketball player Davonte Eason, left, pushes against his teammate who is also one of his roomies Debodric White during practice at Baboquivari High School, in Topawa, outside Sells, Ariz. Eason is the son of former Rincon High School star Devon Eason, the Star's Player of the Year in 1996.

Former Tucson High basketball standout Davonte Eason makes name for himself at Tohono O'odham Community College

January 22, 2016 6:00 pm Photos

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Photos: John Dillinger in Tucson

Photos: John Dillinger in Tucson

Arizona Daily Star front page on events surrounding the capture of John Dillinger and his gang in January, 1934.

The Tucson Police captured the John Dillinger gang in January, 1934, without firing a shot. Dillinger Days at Hotel Congress, Jan. 22-23, commemorates the event.

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28 of Tucson's best retro signs

28 of Tucson's best retro signs

The restored Canyon State Motor Lodge sign will join other signs on display on the north side of the downtown campus of Pima Community College.

Some of the notable neon signs gracing local streets. 

January 21, 2016 4:00 pm Photos

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