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Wakeboard hits 4 lakes for 40th birthday

Wakeboard hits 4 lakes for 40th birthday

Natalie Graham turned 40 on Sunday, and celebrated in a memorable way.

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Dad helps Cienega grad reach Braves' rookie team

Dad helps Cienega grad reach Braves' rookie team

Luis Gamez hopes to be an inspiration to Tucson baseball players. 

July 09, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Local pitcher's lofty dream comes true

Local pitcher's lofty dream comes true

Cole Plouck always dreamt of playing professionally and now it's coming true.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Former Badger Robles finding stroke, groove at Austin Peay

Former Badger Robles finding stroke, groove at Austin Peay

Alex Robles didn’t start his college baseball career on the best note.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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3,000 entrants expected for Meet Me Downtown race tonight

Greg Wenneborg has never seen the actual course for the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Walk.

May 31, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

High school baseball: Nogales headed to state title game

PHOENIX — It’s been 33 years, but the Nogales baseball team is going back to the state title game.

May 18, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

High school baseball: Pusch Ridge, Desert Christian to meet for state title

GOODYEAR — When Pusch Ridge Christian’s baseball team needed him most, pitcher Mike Doty answered the call.

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High school softball: Benson embracing its role of underdog

High school softball: Benson embracing its role of underdog

As the third-smallest school in Division III, the Benson softball team is used to being an underdog.

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HS state tennis: Catalina Foothills captures girls, boys crowns

GLENDALE — The Catalina Foothills girls and boys tennis teams capped off unbeaten seasons by winning Division II state titles Saturday at Paseo Racquet Center.

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Boys tennis: Foothills to face Salpointe for state title

Boys tennis: Foothills to face Salpointe for state title

GLENDALE — By beating the Nogales’ boys tennis team in straight sets, Catalina Foothills won its 17th straight match and got back to the state finals.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Girls tennis: Foothills tops I-Ridge, back in state final

Girls tennis: Foothills tops I-Ridge, back in state final

GLENDALE – The Catalina Foothills girls tennis team advanced to the state finals for the sixth straight season and will have a chance to repeat as Division II champions today.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school softball: Tigers' 'softball family' earns more time together

PHOENIX – The Marana softball team – family, rather – pulled off its second straight upset on Thursday night with a 4-0 win over No. 11 Phoenix Greenway, guaranteeing the 14th-seeded Tigers at least two more games together.

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High school softball: Green, Bobcats hoping for playoff redemption

High school softball: Green, Bobcats hoping for playoff redemption

Cienega junior Kayla Green still gets upset thinking about last year’s state playoffs.

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High school baseball: Palo Verde's pitchers keeping them competitive

High school baseball: Palo Verde's pitchers keeping them competitive

If Palo Verde baseball coach Jim Mentz were a betting man, he’d put his money on his horses.

April 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sahuaro seniors are having the time of their lives, but want state title first

Sahuaro seniors are having the time of their lives, but want state title first

Over the last four years, Sahuaro baseball coach Mark Chandler has had plenty to look back on and smile about with his current group of players, including six seniors who are headed to the next level.

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Foothills preps for state with 9-0 rout of I-Ridge

Foothills preps for state with 9-0 rout of I-Ridge

In a possible preview of the Division II state finals next month, Catalina Foothills left no question Thursday about who’s trending better by sweeping Ironwood Ridge, last year’s state champ.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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HS softball: 'Rally stick' delivers as CDO overtakes I-Ridge in 5th

HS softball: 'Rally stick' delivers as CDO overtakes I-Ridge in 5th

On April Fool’s Day, the Canyon del Oro softball team came across a broken stick during a game at Sierra Vista Buena. The team mended the stick together with black, green and gold athletic tape and has kept it in the dugout since.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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HS boys volleyball: Ironwood Ridge wins key Section III match

HS boys volleyball: Ironwood Ridge wins key Section III match

By beating the Marana boys volleyball team in four sets Tuesday night, Ironwood Ridge not only managed to snap the Tigers’ five-match winning streak but inched closer to securing an automatic berth to the state tournament.

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Empire perseveres over Ironwood Ridge

Empire perseveres over Ironwood Ridge

Minutes after the Empire softball team knocked off Ironwood Ridge, coach Shannon Woolridge could not help but to tilt his head back and laugh.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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HS softball: Snyder strikes out 16 in near no-hitter as Sahuaro wins 10th straight

HS softball: Snyder strikes out 16 in near no-hitter as Sahuaro wins 10th straight

The Sahuaro softball team’s bats were quiet Tuesday afternoon, but the right arm of Gina Snyder came to the Cougars’ rescue and extended their winning streak to 10 games.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball: Rincon/University earns much-needed close win

On Friday afternoon, Rincon/University’s baseball team did something it has not been able to do on a consistent basis: win a close game.

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High school baseball: Young Badgers lose game, not their confidence

The Tucson High baseball team is a work in progress.

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High school softball: Nettling's late homer leads CDO to 6-5 win at Salpointe

High school softball: Nettling's late homer leads CDO to 6-5 win at Salpointe

Heading to the seventh inning, Salpointe Catholic’s softball team held a four-run lead over Canyon del Oro and was eyeing a rare victory against the Dorados after having lost to them five times in the last two seasons.

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Sabino coach tries to instill desire to compete

Sabino coach tries to instill desire to compete

Sabino baseball coach Kelly Johnson won a state championship as a junior with the Sabercats in 1997.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school softball: 'Keep fighting' motto keeps Ravens on track

High school softball: 'Keep fighting' motto keeps Ravens on track

In a game in which Empire junior pitcher Brittany Woolridge didn’t have her best performance, giving up 10 hits, the Ravens were bailed out by the bat and legs of senior Kelsey Smith.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Falcons find formula, top Buena, 9-3

Falcons find formula, top Buena, 9-3

Catalina Foothills’ formula for winning games is pretty simple: Throw strikes, use situational hitting and  focus on one game at a time.

March 12, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball: UA commit Santa Cruz among Southern Arizona's best

High school baseball: UA commit Santa Cruz among Southern Arizona's best

When Sati Santa Cruz Jr. stepped up to the plate for an at-bat last season, the opposing team began to chant: “Only a pitcher.”

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High school basketball: Denson, Salpointe up for 'another challenge'

High school basketball: Denson, Salpointe up for 'another challenge'

Earlier in the season, when the Salpointe Catholic boys basketball team was the No. 1 team in the Division II rankings, right above Phoenix Shadow Mountain, coach Brian Holstrom envisioned this matchup.

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Senior-heavy Dorados hoping to keep season going with win tonight

Senior-heavy Dorados hoping to keep season going with win tonight

After losing to Flowing Wells in the Division II, Section VI final, the Canyon del Oro girls basketball team realized there would be no section championship banner to hang up.

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Girls basketball: Three reasons Pusch Ridge might win state

This may not be the most talented group of girls Lonnie Tvrdy has had, but the Pusch Ridge Christian girls basketball coach doesn’t see why his team can’t win the Division III state championship.

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High school wrestling: Young Ironwood Ridge will need maturity, a bit of luck to repeat as state champs

When Sunnyside pummeled Ironwood Ridge 49-18 in their final dual meet of the season, the Nighthawks learned what Division I wrestling is all about.

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High school boys basketball: Cholla on facing Salpointe: 'It's not going to be a walk in the park'

High school boys basketball: Cholla on facing Salpointe: 'It's not going to be a walk in the park'

Cholla coach Masai Dean did not see Salpointe Catholic’s 14-point win over Sahuaro at McKale Center two weeks ago in the MLK Classic.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wrestling: Davis looks to become 2nd state champ for Foothills' coach

Wrestling: Davis looks to become 2nd state champ for Foothills' coach

Zachary Davis’ name is painted on the wall of Catalina Foothills’ wrestling room along with the other Falcons who have placed at the state meet.

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'Work to do': Sunnyside wrestlers take 2nd at Flow. Wells tourney

Sunnyside wrestlers finished second at the Flowing Wells Invitational on Saturday night, 15 points behind Mesa Mountain View. More importantly, they fell short of their goal — domination.

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Local players fired up to show their skills at McKale

The University of Arizona’s McKale Center will host 10 high school basketball teams for the MLK Basketball Classic today.

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Tucson Assn. of Realtors Shootout: New soccer facility help Doolen Middle School

Tucson Assn. of Realtors Shootout: New soccer facility help Doolen Middle School

A dimly lit vacant dirt lot filled with trash and graffiti used to lay adjacent to Doolen Middle School.

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Sahuaro's Renfro grows into one of city's best

Sahuaro's Renfro grows into one of city's best

Two years ago, Nate Renfro was a 5-foot-9-inch point guard on Sahuaro’s freshman boys basketball team.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Sahuaro learns from loss to Sunnyside

Sahuaro learns from loss to Sunnyside

Sahuaro’s wrestling team is off to its best start since 1998, but Wednesday’s 63-9 loss to perennial power Sunnyside was a sharp reminder there’s more work to be done.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High school girls basketball: Flowing Wells searching for replacments

High school girls basketball: Flowing Wells searching for replacments

In his eighth year as the Flowing Wells girls basketball coach, Michael Perkins may be facing his toughest challenge yet.

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El Tour: Reasons for riding won't change, even in the rain

El Tour: Reasons for riding won't change, even in the rain

Today may be the first time cyclists ride through a rainstorm in El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort.

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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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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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Desert Christian hoping depth, experience will net state soccer success

Desert Christian hoping depth, experience will net state soccer success

Desert Christian’s girls soccer team has played in two state championships since 2008 but has fallen short each time.

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High school swimming: Rangers close to wrapping up another perfect season

High school swimming: Rangers close to wrapping up another perfect season

The last time the Rincon/University boys swimming team lost a regular-season meet, 13 members on this season’s squad were still in middle school.

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Football: Fitzgerald nearing 1,000-yard mark as Pusch Ridge eyes playoffs

Football: Fitzgerald nearing 1,000-yard mark as Pusch Ridge eyes playoffs

At some point tonight, Taylor Fitzgerald will likely become the first 1,000-yard rusher from Pusch Ridge Christian.

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High school football: White running strong with new-look Jaguars

High school football: White running strong with new-look Jaguars

Desert View’s Jarratt White played in his first varsity football game three seasons ago, and the results were almost expected.

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High school football: Cienega hoping to get arrows aligned, get first win

High school football: Cienega hoping to get arrows aligned, get first win

Cienega’s football team has never finished a season under .500 or lost more than five games in a season.

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High school golf: Hughes tandem keeps Cougars moving

High school golf: Hughes tandem keeps Cougars moving

A year ago, Sahuaro had a coach in place for its girls golf team, but things changed at the last minute.

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High school football: Walden Grove the same but new heading into second season

High school football: Walden Grove the same but new heading into second season

Walden Grove football coach Chris Sargent didn’t have to teach his team what a fair catch is this summer.

August 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High School Football: Players to Watch: LB stalwart Powell may see action running ball

High School Football: Players to Watch: LB stalwart Powell may see action running ball

Over the next four days we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.

August 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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