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Southern Arizona High School Football

New coach hopes to get Rincon/University winning again

New coach hopes to get Rincon/University winning again

Longtime assistant Lucius Miller eager to turn around Rincon/University football program.

June 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school football: Mendivil will coach at Amphi, is eager to lead ‘historic program’

Former Empire football coach Jorge Mendivil is Amphitheater’s new coach. The district’s Governing Board approved his appointment Tuesday night.

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High school football: Ex-NFL star Rison to coach Rincon/University football team

Five-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl champion Andre Rison has been named Rincon/University’s next football coach, TUSD athletic director Herman House told the Star Tuesday.

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High school football: Sabino lineman Mike choses Vanderbilt

Sabino senior Andrew Mike verbally committed to Vanderbilt this afternoon.

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High school football: Salpointe quarterback Cota visiting West Virginia on Friday

High school football: Salpointe quarterback Cota visiting West Virginia on Friday

Salpointe Catholic's football team already has five seniors verbally committed to continue their careers four-year schools.

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High school football: Bene will stick to routine as Lancers prepare for state title game

High school football: Bene will stick to routine as Lancers prepare for state title game

The game-day routine this year has been pretty simple for Dennis Bene.

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Salpointe defense among best in Southern Arizona history

Salpointe defense among best in Southern Arizona history

When Salpointe Catholic cornerback Adrian Lizarraga intercepted a desperation Deer Valley pass with 15 seconds left in Monday night’s Division II state semifinal, the junior didn’t just secure the Lancers’ spot in the state final with his first career interception.

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High school football: Lancers roll past Deer Valley, secure spot in Friday's final

High school football: Lancers roll past Deer Valley, secure spot in Friday's final

Cameron Denson caught an 86-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the game Monday night at Marana High School.

November 26, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High school football: Salpointe's Cota shows leadership, poise in playoff victory

High school football: Salpointe's Cota shows leadership, poise in playoff victory

Entering his senior year, Salpointe Catholic quarterback Andrew Cota had two years of evidence to prove his athletic ability.

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Lancers will play tonight for spot in Division II state finals

Lancers will play tonight for spot in Division II state finals

All season long, Salpointe Catholic’s football team has had the goal of playing the week of Thanksgiving.

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High school football: Newcomer Deboskie fits right in with old buddies on Salpointe team

High school football: Newcomer Deboskie fits right in with old buddies on Salpointe team

Kaelin Deboskie just might be the missing piece to Salpointe Catholic’s quest for a football state title.

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Dominant Lancers only game in town this week

Dominant Lancers only game in town this week

Salpointe Catholic’s football team is in the state semifinals for the second straight season and has the spotlight all to itself this week.

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Sabino outpaced by 'a great football team' as winning streak ends

SCOTTSDALE — After losing to Scottsdale Saguaro on Friday night, a somber Sabino team huddled around coach Jay Campos and tried to fight back tears. With its eight-game winning streak ended, a resilient Sabino side faced a grim reality — they’d lost to a better team.

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Pusch Ridge, Arizona Lutheran face off in wake of tragedy

Top-seeded Phoenix Arizona Lutheran received plenty of attention after its 60-6 win over Kearns Canyon Hopi in the first round of the Division V state playoffs.

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CDO sets sights on 2014 after losing momentum, playoff game

GILBERT — Canyon del Oro has 13 seniors on its roster, and coach Dusty Peace was ready and waiting for all of them Friday night.

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Salpointe uses Cota, defense to punch ticket to state semis

Salpointe uses Cota, defense to punch ticket to state semis

Salpointe Catholic made a strong case to be the best team in the state Friday night. In two weeks, the Lancers can officially prove it.

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Sabino will try to reverse course against Saguaro foes

Two years ago, an underdog Scottsdale Saguaro team with a first-year starter at quarterback traveled to Tucson and knocked off top-seeded Sabino in the Division III state semifinals.

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Metz, CDO ready for showdown with Williams Field

Metz, CDO ready for showdown with Williams Field

J.J. Metz attended Canyon del Oro football games regularly as a young boy; there, he watch Dorados teams that acted like families and made runs at state championships.

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Gaona: Salpointe's stellar defense will be tested tonight

Gaona: Salpointe's stellar defense will be tested tonight

Salpointe Catholic coach Dennis Bene has never coached a defense this good.

November 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Football quarterfinals highlight slow prep week

Football quarterfinals highlight slow prep week

This will be the quietest week of high school sports in Southern Arizona since early August.

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