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Gaona in the Game: Golfer Rauer confident, 'feels like he can't get beat'

Gaona in the Game: Golfer Rauer confident, 'feels like he can't get beat'

Following the Division I state championship match last October, Cienega golfer David Rauer walked off the course with a sour feeling of disappointment.

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National signing day: Seen & heard around town on Signing day

Champions show off their rings

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Rincon/University 66, Cienega 61: Dramatic 3-pointer paves way to OT win

Rincon/University 66, Cienega 61: Dramatic 3-pointer paves way to OT win

When Cienega and Rincon/University face off in boys basketball, it's often close.

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Rincon/University 66, Cienega 61: Dramatic 3-pointer paves way to OT win

Rincon/University 66, Cienega 61: Dramatic 3-pointer paves way to OT win

Rincon/University big man Asha Esprit drives to the basket through Cienega's Terrence Johnson, left, and Xavier Burnham. Esprit overcame a slow start to score 19 points and grab 15 rebounds in the Rangers' win.

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High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

Amphitheater football coach Brandon Willard is taking advantage of the holiday break by spending time with family.

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High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

High school football: Holiday 'break' is aptly named for some coaches

Three months ago, Brandon Willard was spending almost all his time on the football field as Amphitheater's first-year coach.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'We hired the right guy'

Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'We hired the right guy'

Salpointe grad hoping to earn LPGA Tour card.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'We hired the right guy'

Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'We hired the right guy'

Terrell Stoglin

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'We hired the right guy'

Hansen Sunday Notebook: 'We hired the right guy'

Matt Johnson was viewed as an outsider and an unpopular hire four years ago when Ironwood Ridge principal Mike Bejarano and (former) IRHS athletic director Will Kreamer plucked him away from Catalina Foothills.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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I-Ridge coach proud of close-knit seniors

I-Ridge coach proud of close-knit seniors

Quarterback Tyler Williams led the Nighthawks to 23 victories and a state title in two seasons as a starter. He produced a total of 57 TDs.

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High school football Greg Hansen: Like mentor Friedli, Johnson earns title

High school football Greg Hansen: Like mentor Friedli, Johnson earns title

Ironwood Ridge's John Klass, left, celebrates Division II state title after a 27-3 victory over Centennial at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. (Ralph Freso/For the Daily Star)

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I-Ridge coach proud of close-knit seniors

I-Ridge coach proud of close-knit seniors

Matt Johnson stood at the 50-yard line at Sun Devil Stadium, holding the Division II state championship trophy like he would a newborn child - cradled in between his left arm and stomach.

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Greg Hansen: Like mentor Friedli, Johnson earns title

Greg Hansen: Like mentor Friedli, Johnson earns title

Somewhere between Saturday's on-field trophy presentation, a celebratory dinner at a Phoenix In-N-Out Burger and a midnight ride to Tucson, Matt Johnson thought back to all the bills he had paid.

November 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Hansen: Johnson paid his dues

Somewhere between Saturday’s on-field trophy presentation, a celebratory dinner at a Phoenix In-N-Out burger and a midnight ride to Tucson, Matt Johnson thought back to all the bills he had paid.

November 25, 2012 10:00 pmLoading…

HS football: Nighthawks coach Johnson keeps team laughing, loose — because Centennial is no joke

The past three weeks, right before his team has taken the field, Ironwood Ridge coach Matt Johnson has told his team a joke.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: I-Ridge coach back in final

Hansen Sunday Notebook: I-Ridge coach back in final

Quarterback Tyler Williams has helped lead Ironwood Ridge to the state title game, Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: I-Ridge coach back in final

Hansen Sunday Notebook: I-Ridge coach back in final

Ex-UA soccer coach Lisa Oyen led the Cats to a 6-11-3 record this past season after only one win in 2011.

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Hansen Sunday Notebook: I-Ridge coach back in final

Hansen Sunday Notebook: I-Ridge coach back in final

Salpointe High School and UA grad Brian Prouty finished fifth this weekend to advance in PGA Q-School.

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