Terrence Johnson,cq,(TERRENCE JOHNSON) Cienega High school football mugs Thursday August 1, 2013),cq, (THURSDAY AUGUST 1, 2013) in Vail, Arizona. Photo by Benjie Sanders/ Arizona Daily Star.
Darian Townsend, who earned his U.S. citizenship Thursday, swam in three Olympics and won a gold medal for South Africa.
Darian Townsend,cq,(DARIAN TOWNSEND) before doing laps in Hillenbrand Aquatic Center pool Wednesday May 16, 2012,cq, (WEDNESDAY MAY 16, 2012) in Tucson, Arizona. This is to go with a Greg Hansen story on local Olympic hopeful swimmers. Photo by Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Star *NO MAGS/NO S…
Coach Nemer Hassey has guided Cienega to 10 postseason appearances in his 12 seasons at the Vail school. The Bobcats made the state title game in 2011.
Cienega head football coach Nemer Hassey, on the left, talking to his team as they get ready for the playoffs on Nov. 13, 2003.
Cienega High school football coach Nemer Hassey, in the middle of the picture holding a play book, is watching a play being run in a Nov. 10, 2004 practice session in Vail, Ariz.
Cienega football coach Nemer Hassey, with the sunglasses on, is talking to his QB Jordan Mills during practice on Oct. 12, 2010.
Coach Jay Campos, in the black top and shades, leaning over watching closely as his team runs plays during practice on Sept. 26, 2013.
23 HS FB MUGS BS p23--Aaron Vaughn,cq,(AARON VAUGHN) from Pusch Ridge Christian High school Friday August 14, 2009,cq,(FRIDAY AUGUST14, 2009) in Tucson, Arizona. Photo by Benjie Sanders/Arizona Daily Star *NO MAGS/NO SALES/MANDATORY CREDIT* TRANSMISSION #146101.
Sabino coach Jay Campos, center, is 106-26 in 11 seasons after reaching the century mark in victories in a win last year over his father’s Flagstaff High team.
University of Arizona head men's golf coach, Jim Anderson, taking a few swings at the driving range on Dec. 12, 2013.
Aaron Vaughn when he played football at Pusch Ridge Christian High school on Aug. 14, 2009.
Cienega coach Nemer Hassey was the Arizona Daily Star's 2004 Southern Arizona Coach of the year. Despite losing a handful of key seniors from 2003’s 8-3 state playoff team, Hassey’s Bobcats improved in 2004.
Salpointe Catholic Jack Darlington, a standout receiver, was the 2004 Southern Arizona football player of the year. Darlington led Salpointe in receptions (45) and receiving yards (1,079), and scored nine touchdowns as the Lancers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state playoffs.…
UA running back #5 Nic Grigsby fumbles the ball near the goal line and Iowa recovers it on Sept. 18, 2010.
UA's Nic Grigsby is spun around in the air after breaking up the middle for good yardage during the 4th quarter of action in the game against USC on Oct. 25, 2008.
Luke Walton shoots the ball up and over a number of Stanford players in the second half of action on March 1, 2003.
Luke Walton on the left and Channing Frye on the right battle for a rebound against Kansas player Nick Collison in the middle in the first half on March 29, 2003.
Luke Walton sheds a few tears, but is consoled by Kansas coach Roy Williams as the game ends on March 29, 2003.
UA's Luke Walton on the right shoots over Saint Louis player #21 Drew Diener in the first half on Dec. 3, 2002.
Luke Walton takes a wide open shot against #12 from Notre Dame Jordan Cornette in the first half on March 27, 2003.
Luke Walton takes a shot as #21 from Notre Dame Dan Miller guards him in the first half on March 27, 2003.
Ed Vosberg, former Salpointe and UA standout, attempts to make the Rockies squad as a veteran left-handed reliever on Feb. 25, 2000.
Willie Morales, one of the D'backs catchers in Spring camp, March 10, 2002.
Don Imus visited Tucson radio station KHYT in 1977.
UA QB Nick Foles gets hit hard by Iowa's #94 Adrian Clayborn and a personal foul was called on him Sept. 18, 2010 during the game against Iowa in Tucson, Ariz., at Arizona Stadium.
UA tennis player Lacey Smyth is one of the Pac-12's scholar-athletes of the year.
Right place, right time, right instinct: Benjie was in just the right spot to capture this Tucson firefighter going to work on an SUV fire in 2012.
Cal tailback Russell White jumps over Arizona's Corey Pittman at Arizona Stadium on Sept. 21, 1991. Benjie was there to put you smack in the middle of the action.
Benjie's tight shot shows Sherry Whetten's eye of the tiger as she gets ready for a sparring session at the Sixth Street Gym. The punching bag took its punishment on July 22, 2011.
Mary Bingham gets a big happy-birthday hug from big brother Beck in her University Medical Center room just before heading down the hall for a party in 2012.
Benjie's shot of these people riding the "Spin Out" at the Pima County Fairgrounds in 2001 was sure to make you want to try it. Well, maybe not — it could have made you run the other way, too.
Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood talks about the retirement of basketball coach Lute Olson on Oct. 23, 2008.
A curious African cattle egret checks out two lazy rhinos at Reid Park Zoo. Benjie brought this humorous moment to you on March, 1, 1994.
Benjie braved monsoon flooding to capture Chris Nelson and Gabriel Hardin, both 13, enjoying the moment in 1996.
Sports, spot news, features. Sure, Benjie could do all that. But he was also an accomplished portrait photographer. This is popular local jazz musician Mike Tatum on April 22, 2008. He died of complications from Hepatitis C.
Getting the framing just so, Benjie captured Shelly Smith playing a game with her 17-month-old daughter, Taylor, in 1999.
Benjie hit the shutter button at just the right moment after the UA beat Florida in overtime in 1999.
Snow isn't unheard-of in Tucson, but it was still rare enough to excite Bill Flavell in 1999. Benjie was there to distill the event down to one telling photograph.
Quadruplets pose four times the usual challenge for a photographer trying to capture kids, but the Salvo quads, with Dr. PonJola Coney at University Medical Center, were no problem for Benjie in 1993.
Eight-week-old Timothy Brimhall gets a firm grip on his nurse's finger at the new NICU unit at University Medical Center. Benjie told the whole story in this one simple image in 2010.
Former UA and pro basketball player Bob Elliott, left, and broadcaster Dave Sitton chat before a game against St. Louis in 2002. Sitton passed away last August.
Hannah Curry rides downslope on the back of Troy Pancost, taking advantage of the snow on Feb. 10, 2009. The Cienega High School students made the perfect subjects for Benjie on that wintry day.
Yo-yo tricksters Billy Dale Oliver, back, and Barney Akers showed their stuff in 1978. As a feature photographer, Benjie had the world on a string.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of a candlelight vigil on the UA Mall in January 2012, honoring the victims and survivors of the Jan. 8, 2011, shootings in Tucson. The Star sent Benjie to cover the event. Good choice.
A Tucson police robot probes the mouth of a man who went into a midtown bank on Oct. 3, 2005, with his cheeks bulging and his mouth taped. He handed the teller a note demanding money and saying he had a bomb in his mouth. He didn't, but Benjie got this nice picture anyway.
Benjie caught the intensity of the moment as UA basketball coach Lute Olson rallied the Wildcats in Salt Lake City in 2003.
A.R. Young managed to wrestle this animal into the mud during the steer-wrestling event at 1983's Tucson Rodeo. But who was the winner, the man or the steer? Benjie's photo coyly leaves that up to you to decide.
Louis Taylor celebrates after an April 2, 2013, hearing in Pima County Superior Court. Taylor, who spent more than 40 years in prison for the 1970 Pioneer Hotel fire in Tucson that killed 29 people, agreed to a deal with prosecutors that cleared the way for his release. Once more, Benjie was…