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Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'Rock bottom' to the top

Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'Rock bottom' to the top

Besides being a golfer, Michael Thompson was an Eagle Scout and played soccer at Rincon/University High School. "We lost in the state playoffs and it was brutal. It still stings," said Thompson, 27, whose mom, Beth, teaches high school English at Sabino.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'Rock bottom' to the top

Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'Rock bottom' to the top

Before Michael Thompson won the Honda Classic last weekend, earning $1.08 million, he planned to spend this weekend in Tampa, visiting his wife's brother.

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Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

No. 1: Andy Lopez restored the glory days to Arizona baseball.

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Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

No. 5: Kurt Heyer, the Pac-12's top pitcher at 13-2 with a 2.24 ERA, shares the No. 5 spot with four other UA teammates, all juniors.

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Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

No. 3: Sahuaro H.S. grad Caitlin Leverenz, a Cal junior, was the NCAA's female Swimmer of the Year, then won a bronze medal in London.

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Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

No. 2: Brigetta Barrett, then a UA junior, won the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships, then won a silver medal at the London Olympics.

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Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

Greg Hansen: Southern Arizona's Top 100 sports figures of 2012

Greg Hansen presents his top 100 sports figure picks for 2012.

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Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.

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Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.

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Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.

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Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.

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Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

Athletes with local ties have a solid showing of medals

High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.

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Olympics: Swimming Greg Hansen: She's come a long way

Olympics: Swimming Greg Hansen: She's come a long way

Caitlin Leverenz gets a kiss from her boyfriend, Collin Smith, after claiming the bronze medal in the 200 individual medley.

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Greg Hansen: Caitlin Leverenz has come a long way

Greg Hansen: Caitlin Leverenz has come a long way

Frank Busch's named popped up on my cell phone Tuesday at 1:12 p.m. "I'm standing a few feet from Caitlin Leverenz at the medal ceremony," said USA Swimming's national team director. "She has a bronze medal hanging around her neck. Do you realize how far she had to come to get here?"

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Tucson's Leverenz earns Olympic bronze

Tucson's Leverenz earns Olympic bronze

Tucson native Caitlin Leverenz earned a bronze medal this afternoon in the 200 individual swimming medley.

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Swimming: Tucsonan Caitlin Leverenz in finals for 200M IM

Swimming: Tucsonan Caitlin Leverenz in finals for 200M IM

LONDON - Tucsonan Caitlin Leverenz had the third-fastest qualifying time in the women's 200-meter individual medley on Monday at the Aquatics Centre in London's Olympic Park.

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