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HANSEN'S SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: CDO catcher Nettling top local recruit

HANSEN'S SUNDAY NOTEBOOK: CDO catcher Nettling top local recruit

After freshman catcher Samantha "Sammy" Nettling hit .440 as a full-time starter on Canyon del Oro's 2011 state championship softball team, every elite team in college softball knew who she was.

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Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Got a busy day planned? Consider Jennie Finch's schedule this past Sunday.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Days later at the ESPYs in L.A., Finch gave out the Capital One Cup to UCLA (men) and North Carolina (women).

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Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Patrick Finley: Finch can still bring it

Running on fumes after doing the New York City Triathlon earlier in the day, Jennie Finch hams it up with Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith at the MLB Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.

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Photos: Softball pitcher Jennie Finch

Photos: Softball pitcher Jennie Finch

Though she's retired, former Arizona Wildcats pitching superstar Jennie Finch works just as hard as she ever did for the Cats, Team USA or her National Pro Fastpitch teams. Now living in Louisiana with her husband, Casey Daigle, and her three children, Ace, Diesel and Paisley, Finch is a ful…

July 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: Gordon a game-changer

Hansen Sunday Notebook: Gordon a game-changer

Sean Miller and his staff hit the road Wednesday in pursuit of the next Aaron Gordon which, even though Gordon has yet to play a basketball game for Arizona, isn't much of an exaggeration.

July 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: Gordon a game-changer

Hansen Sunday Notebook: Gordon a game-changer

Sara Borendame, an Ironwood Ridge graduate who will swim for the Arizona Wildcats, was one of four multiple winners for Ford Aquatics in its state championship run.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: Gordon a game-changer

Hansen Sunday Notebook: Gordon a game-changer

Not only is the 6-foot-7-inch Aaron Gordon lethal in the open court, but his defensive skills helped him earn MVP honors at the 19U World Championships last week.

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Greg Hansen: From Pima tryout to UA, Tucson outfielder defies odds

Greg Hansen: From Pima tryout to UA, Tucson outfielder defies odds

In 2012, Cynthia Pelayo was so deep on the Pima College softball bench that by the Aztecs' 12th game, she had one at-bat. It wasn't a team looking for help, either; PCC would go on to finish third in the nation.

July 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Sports shorts: Patriots sign Tebow in time for minicamp

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tim Tebow is back on the field with an NFL team - the New England Patriots.

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Softball: Former CDO stars Kenzie, Mattie Fowler swap roles for this World Series

Softball: Former CDO stars Kenzie, Mattie Fowler swap roles for this World Series

When her big sister Kenzie pitched for the Arizona Wildcats in the 2010 Women’s College World Series, Mattie Fowler drove with her family from Tucson to Oklahoma City.

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Arizona softball: Candrea, Cats hang hats on recruiting to boost program back to heights

It used to be that Mike Candrea could recruit the best high school juniors, sign them before their senior years and know exactly what he was getting.

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Arizona softball: Candrea on 2014: 'Buckle up'

Arizona softball: Candrea on 2014: 'Buckle up'

Mike Candrea has never been in this position before: sitting in his office Tuesday, conducting year-end player interviews, while 16 teams across the country prepared for the NCAA tournament's super regional round.

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Arizona softball: Candrea on 2014: 'Buckle up'

Arizona softball: Candrea on 2014: 'Buckle up'

Hallie Wilson and her Wildcats teammates were eliminated in regional play with two losses to Baylor in College Station, Texas.

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Arizona notebook: Cats go 'grrr' as freshman starts

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Whitney Canion shut out the Arizona Wildcats on Friday.

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Arizona softball: 'Long day,' long season ends

Arizona softball: 'Long day,' long season ends

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - In the end, the Arizona Wildcats were bounced from the NCAA tournament regional for the same reason they were sent to the Brazos Valley here as the third-highest team in their own pod: because they weren't good enough.

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Arizona softball: 'Long day,' long season ends

Arizona softball: 'Long day,' long season ends

Arizona's Brigette Del Ponte, left, celebrates with Chelsea Suitos after making a double play in the third inning of Arizona's elimination-game win against Penn.

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NCAA softball tournament: Baylor 7, Arizona 0: Deep in a hole in Texas

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - After losing a regional game for the first time in nine years and putting the season on life support with a 7-0 loss to Baylor, Mike Candrea gathered the Arizona Wildcats on Friday and asked them a question:

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