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Salpointe linebacker picks Nevada

Salpointe linebacker picks Nevada

Taylor Powell also had offers from Colorado State and Fresno State.

July 25, 2014 12:45 pmLoading…
Reed leaves Cienega for Long Beach State job

Reed leaves Cienega for Long Beach State job

Coach leaves Bobcats after two years for college ranks as an assistant.

July 22, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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Reed leaves Cienega to coach collegiately

Reed leaves Cienega to coach collegiately

The Amphitheater graduate accepted a position as an assistant for Long Beach State.

July 22, 2014 2:10 pmLoading…
Wildcats land Tucson High DB

Wildcats land Tucson High DB

Badgers standout Demetrius Flannigan commits for the 2015 season.

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UA football: Wildcats land commitment from Tucson High DB

UA football: Wildcats land commitment from Tucson High DB

Tucson High senior Demetrius Flannigan verbally committed to the Arizona Wildcats today.

June 25, 2014 12:30 pmLoading…
High school football: Local Tucson products Holt, Flannigan weighing UA offers

High school football: Local Tucson products Holt, Flannigan weighing UA offers

Salpointe Catholic’s Justin Holt knows it would be special to play football for the Arizona Wildcats — just like his father, Julius, did.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school boys track and field: Rio Rico's Carlos Villarreal is the athlete of the year

High school boys track and field: Rio Rico's Carlos Villarreal is the athlete of the year

Carlos Villarreal was the Division III cross country runner-up in the fall and has only gotten better from there.

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High school boys tennis: Salpointe Catholic's Yash Parikh is the player of the year

High school boys tennis: Salpointe Catholic's Yash Parikh is the player of the year

Salpointe Catholic’s Yash Parikh went 22-0 as a sophomore and could very well be considered the best high school player in all of Arizona.

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High school softball: Ironwood Ridge's Emily Robinson is the player of the year

High school softball: Ironwood Ridge's Emily Robinson is the player of the year

Ironwood Ridge senior Emily Robinson wasn’t ready to let a championship get away from her once again.

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High school baseball: Palo Verde's Tyler Fallwell is the player of the year

High school baseball: Palo Verde's Tyler Fallwell is the player of the year

Tyler Fallwell pitched an eight-inning shutout against the defending champions in the Division III state semifinals to help Palo Verde reach the title game for the first time in school history.

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High school boys volleyball: Sahuaro's Arthur Gibson is the player of the year

High school boys volleyball: Sahuaro's Arthur Gibson is the player of the year

Sahuaro’s Arthur Gibson will be hard to replace.

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High school girls tennis: Catalina Foothills' Kirtana Bhat is the player of the year

High school girls tennis: Catalina Foothills' Kirtana Bhat is the player of the year

Kirtana Bhat had to take a different route but still got the same result: Another state championship.

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High school girls track and field: Catalina Foothills' Katie Izzo is the athlete of the year

High school girls track and field: Catalina Foothills' Katie Izzo is the athlete of the year

When Katie Izzo won the 800-meter run at the Division II state meet, it locked up Catalina Foothills’ first team championship since 2005.

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Two Wildcats, five local players picked in MLB draft Saturday

Two Wildcats, five local players picked in MLB draft Saturday

The first time Trent Gilbert was drafted, he ended up in detention.

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High school baseball: Gamez one of five local products taken in final day of MLB draft

Luis Gamez figured he’d be selected in the MLB draft sometime Saturday, he just wasn’t expecting to hear his name called so early.

June 07, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…

MLB draft: Verdugo happy to be picked by Dodgers, become a professional player

Although he had to wait a little longer than he was hoping Thursday night, Alex Verdugo can finally call himself a professional baseball player.

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High school baseball: Sahuaro pitcher Alex Verdugo drafted by Dodgers with 62nd pick

Although he had to wait a little longer than he was hoping Thursday night, Alex Verdugo can finally call himself a professional baseball player.

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MLB draft: Sahuaro’s Verdugo hopes to hear name called today

MLB draft: Sahuaro’s Verdugo hopes to hear name called today

Just two days ago, Alex Verdugo had his braces taken off. Now he’s hoping to land his first job.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Morrison, Chipangama take titles at Meet Me Downtown run

Morrison, Chipangama take titles at Meet Me Downtown run

Tucson’s Paula Morrison came up short in earlier races this year, so Saturday’s outcome at the TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Walk was just what she needed.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson

Emily Robinson

May 23, 2014 4:18 pm
Carlos Villarreal

Carlos Villarreal

Carlos Villarreal

May 23, 2014 4:21 pm
Bryson Echols

Bryson Echols

Bryson Echols

May 23, 2014 4:14 pm
Cameron Denson

Cameron Denson

Cameron Denson

May 23, 2014 4:11 pm
Treyanna Clay

Treyanna Clay

Treyanna Clay

May 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Tyler Fallwell

Tyler Fallwell

It was a week ago tonight at Surprise Stadium that I saw my pick for the top individual performance in the second half of the high school sports season.

May 23, 2014 3:50 pm
Gaona in the Game: Fallwell's performance tops 'em all

Gaona in the Game: Fallwell's performance tops 'em all

It was a week ago tonight at Surprise Stadium that I saw my pick for the top individual performance in the second half of the high school sports season.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball: Nogales falls short in state title game

High school baseball: Nogales falls short in state title game

SCOTTSDALE — After the Nogales baseball team lost in the Division II state championship game Tuesday evening, coach O.J. Favela told his players to keep their heads up, even though it didn’t go as hoped.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school softball: I-Ridge comes up with 'monumental win' to capture first state championship

High school softball: I-Ridge comes up with 'monumental win' to capture first state championship

TEMPE — Although Ironwood Ridge’s Lexi Adelberg hit into a double play and struck out twice in Monday’s Division II state championship game, she still found a way to make a difference — a big difference.

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High school softball: Rivals CDO, I-Ridge meet again with title on line

High school softball: Rivals CDO, I-Ridge meet again with title on line

When the Ironwood Ridge softball team blew out rival Canyon del Oro 17-0 just 11 days ago, it may have been exactly what the fourth-seeded Dorados needed – a wake-up call.

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High school baseball: Eagles overcome adversity again to beat rival, repeat as state champions

GOODYEAR — It was fitting how the Desert Christian baseball team stumbled out of the gate in Saturday’s Division IV state championship game.

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High school baseball: Titans capture first baseball state title in dramatic fashion

SURPRISE – It’s a good thing the Palo Verde baseball team practiced how to celebrate winning a state championship at the end of Thursday night’s practice at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium.

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High school baseball: Desert Christian overcomes adversity again, takes Division IV state title

High school baseball: Desert Christian overcomes adversity again, takes Division IV state title

GOODYEAR — It was fitting how the Desert Christian baseball team stumbled out of the gate in today's Division IV state championship game.

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High school baseball: Palo Verde advances to first state championship game

High school baseball: Palo Verde advances to first state championship game

SURPRISE – With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the eighth inning, all Palo Verde baseball coach Jim Mentz could tell Tahmani Williams to do was take a few pitches.

May 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Greenway knocks Sahuaro into losers bracket

PHOENIX – After Sahuaro’s baseball team lost to top-seeded Phoenix Greenway in the Division II state tournament Thursday night, senior Vinnie Tarantola had something to tell Demons ace Tyler Frost.

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Gaona: Mentz, Palo Verde baseball two wins from first state championship

Gaona: Mentz, Palo Verde baseball two wins from first state championship

Longtime Palo Verde baseball coach Jim Mentz already has the exact spot picked out. The Titans’ 2014 banner will hang right next to the board honoring his squad from 2011, the last group he took to the playoffs.

May 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school softball: Robinson’s shutout puts Ironwood Ridge in title game

High school softball: Robinson’s shutout puts Ironwood Ridge in title game

PHOENIX — There couldn’t have been more than a second between the time Ironwood Ridge shortstop Alex Rapp fielded a grounder for the final out and was greeted by a jubilant Emily Robinson jumping into her arms in Wednesday night’s Division II state semifinal game.

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What a blast: 3-run homer helps CDO stay in title hunt

What a blast: 3-run homer helps CDO stay in title hunt

As Canyon del Oro High senior Makenzie Sullivan walked up to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning in Tuesday night’s Division II state playoff game, she realized a home run would lock up the win.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pick of the Preps: As spring sports season winds down, baseball and softball take center stage

Pick of the Preps: As spring sports season winds down, baseball and softball take center stage

Eleven total Southern Arizona baseball and softball teams will continue their quests for state titles this week.

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Rio Rico boys, Foothills girls claim state track titles

Rio Rico boys, Foothills girls claim state track titles

MESA – Rio Rico’s Carlos Villarreal turned 17 on Saturday but that was just a small part of the celebration by nightfall.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school state baseball: Cougars claw closer to finals

High school state baseball: Cougars claw closer to finals

TEMPE — Sahuaro first baseman Justin Hammergren launched a three-run homer in the second inning of Friday’s Division II state quarterfinal game at Tempe Diablo Stadium, but, believe it or not, that wasn’t his biggest play of the afternoon.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Salpointe's Crunkleton Wilson turns cheerleader after injury ends season

Salpointe's Crunkleton Wilson turns cheerleader after injury ends season

MESA — When the announcer at Mesa Community College called out Michaela Crunkleton Wilson’s name on Wednesday afternoon for the preliminaries of the girls 100- and 200-meter dashes, the Salpointe Catholic senior and two-time defending state champion wasn’t lining up in lane No. 5, where ever…

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High school baseball: New approach pays off for No. 2 Sahuaro

SURPRISE — Leading up to the Division II state playoffs, Sahuaro had scored double-digit figures just twice in its final 13 games of the regular season. So coach Mark Chandler decided to overhaul the team’s approach to the plate.

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HS track: Catalina Foothills' Gerard comes back from injury to claim state title in high jump

MESA — Catalina Foothills senior Emily Gerard injured her right knee during the Southern Arizona Championships two weeks ago and didn’t know when — or if — she would be able to compete again.

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Pick of the Preps: State tournaments kick back into gear

The first state champions of the spring were crowned over the weekend but there are still several trophies and medals to be collected.

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Gaona: Desert Christian continues to win as adversity mounts

Gaona: Desert Christian continues to win as adversity mounts

With everything the Desert Christian baseball team has been through this spring, especially in the last five weeks, it would have been very easy for the team to quit.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball and softball: State tournament brackets revealed, action begins Saturday

The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced the seedings for the upcoming baseball and softball state tournaments this afternoon.

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More than enough preps to watch as regular season ends, state playoffs begin

This week would be a perfect time to have a body double – perhaps even a triple.

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High school tennis: Third round of Division II individual tournaments postponed

Rain has caused the Arizona Interscholastic Association to postpone today's third round of the Division II boys and girls individual tennis tournaments in Glendale.

April 26, 2014 12:15 pmLoading…
High school softball: Top-ranked San Manuel scores 19 in run-rule rout

High school softball: Top-ranked San Manuel scores 19 in run-rule rout

Since winning the Division IV state title last May, the San Manuel softball team hasn’t taken its foot off the gas pedal.

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