Following the Division I state championship match last October, Cienega golfer David Rauer walked off the course with a sour feeling of disappointment.
Champions show off their rings
When Cienega and Rincon/University face off in boys basketball, it's often close.
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.
Amphitheater football coach Brandon Willard is taking advantage of the holiday break by spending time with family.
Three months ago, Brandon Willard was spending almost all his time on the football field as Amphitheater's first-year coach.
Salpointe grad hoping to earn LPGA Tour card.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
The past three weeks, right before his team has taken the field, Ironwood Ridge coach Matt Johnson has told his team a joke.
Quarterback Tyler Williams has helped lead Ironwood Ridge to the state title game, Saturday night at Sun Devil Stadium.
Ex-UA soccer coach Lisa Oyen led the Cats to a 6-11-3 record this past season after only one win in 2011.
Salpointe High School and UA grad Brian Prouty finished fifth this weekend to advance in PGA Q-School.