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Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Hot start proves Salpointe is Southern Arizona's best team

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: Hot start proves Salpointe is Southern Arizona's best team

Across a 19-day period, Salpointe Catholic played four football games, traveling by bus to Las Vegas, by air to Los Angeles, and playing host to two of Tucson’s most traditional football powers, Sabino and Sunnyside.

September 16, 2013 4:30 pm Photos

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Tucsonan Bryce Cotton, signed late by the Providence Friars in 2010, led the Big East Conference in scoring last season at 19.7 points a game. "After what I've gone through, I believe I can play at the highest level," the 6-foot-1-inch guard said.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Expect Kevin Cordes, a junior-to-be at UA, to shine in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard breast stroke events in Indy.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

After winning silver at last year's Olympics and many other titles, Brigetta Barrett will cash in that million-dollar smile.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Solomon Hill will likely be drafted because he has a high basketball IQ and is willing to do the dirty work.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Hansen Sunday Notebook: No longer under the radar

Before Bryce Cotton begins his senior season at Providence College, he desperately wants to play basketball July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia, which has rarely been a ballplayer's ideal destination.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Seen & heard at Jobing.com arena

Seen & heard at Jobing.com arena

Flowing Wells' Lyndsay Leikem, heading up court Saturday, had 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

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Seen & heard at Jobing.com arena

Seen & heard at Jobing.com arena

Can't miss the big game

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Berk's Beat: Bene opts for room with a view

Berk's Beat: Bene opts for room with a view

Dennis Bene says he has a better view in the press box of what opposing defenses are doing, but he can't communicate with his team as well.

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Berk's Beat: Bene opts for room with a view

Berk's Beat: Bene opts for room with a view

There was a really weird play in Salpointe's Catholic 35-7 win over Mountain View in the quarterfinals.

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Bene given game ball

Bene given game ball

Four Lancers defenders smother Mountain View quarterback Cody Rochon during the third quarter at Salpointe Catholic High School.

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Bene given game ball

Bene given game ball

Salpointe running back Johnny Peña muscles his way through Mountain View's Vaughn Brown on a long run in the fourth quarter. Peña had three runs of 25 or more yards and 215 total rushing yards with three TDs.

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Bene given game ball

Bene given game ball

Cameron Denson of the Lancers scrambles away from Mountain View's Garrett Darmer despite Darmer's handful of jersey.

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Lancers put coach into semis of state playoffs for first time in career

Lancers put coach into semis of state playoffs for first time in career

Dennis Bene has been the head coach at Salpointe Catholic since 2001. He's won 104 regular-season games and has produced some of the best talent Southern Arizona has ever seen.

November 10, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Hansen: Anticipation for monster Ironwood Ridge-Salpointe tilt reaching critical mass

It is 48 hours before The Game of the Year and I am stepping row to row, counting the seats at Ed Doherty Stadium. I am thinking: where will I park?

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High school football notebook: Sophomore blossoming with Bobcats

High school football notebook: Sophomore blossoming with Bobcats

Cienega quarterback Adriell Alvarado, looking for running room against Sabino in a game earlier this season, has led the Bobcats to a 5-2 record.

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High school football notebook: Sophomore blossoming with Bobcats

High school football notebook: Sophomore blossoming with Bobcats

Cienega sophomore quarterback Adriell Alvarado has turned plenty of heads with his play so far this season. But there's at least one person who hasn't been surprised - Alvarado.

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HS football: Cienega sophomore passing everybody by

Cienega sophomore quarterback Adriell Alvarado has turned plenty of heads with his play so far this season. But there’s at least one person who hasn’t been surprised — Alvarado.

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Hansen's Sunday Notebook: TSA team's talent makes it 12-way tie

Hansen's Sunday Notebook: TSA team's talent makes it 12-way tie

Jasmine Stokes, who scored a school-record 51 goals for Palo Verde last season, is headed for Cal Baptist.

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