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High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

High school swimming: Foothills finishes fifth in second major meet of week

The Catalina Foothills boys and girls swim teams knew that they were coming into Saturday's Ford Aquatics High School Classic at less than full strength.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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High school swimming season preview: Leverenz makes her own waves

High school swimming season preview: Leverenz makes her own waves

Living up to your own high standards can be hard enough. Throw on the added pressure of having an older sibling raise the bar to incredible heights and things become even more difficult.

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14 days away: Wildcat record-holder Joan Hansen ran in 1984 Olympics

14 days away: Wildcat record-holder Joan Hansen ran in 1984 Olympics

Joan Hansen finished eighth in the 3,000 meters at the '84 games. She still holds the best time in the 1,500 meters at the UA with a time of 4 minutes 12.09 seconds.

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Olympics: UA's 1500-meter record holder ran in 1984 games

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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16 days away: Ex-Wildcat Ed Caruthers won high jump silver

16 days away: Ex-Wildcat Ed Caruthers won high jump silver

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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Olympic countdown: Ex-Cat Caruthers won silver in 1968

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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Olympics: Amphi, UA grad Dominic Johnson went for St. Lucia

Olympics: Amphi, UA grad Dominic Johnson went for St. Lucia

Dominic Johnson competed in men's 4x400 relay and pole vault for St. Lucia in '96. In the 2000 and 2008 games, he competed only in the pole vault.

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Speedy softball star Caitlin Lowe won 2 NCAA titles, Olympics silver medal

Speedy softball star Caitlin Lowe won 2 NCAA titles, Olympics silver medal

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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Countdown to London Olympics: 18 days

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

July 08, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…
Former Wildcat helped S. Africa to gold in 2004

Former Wildcat helped S. Africa to gold in 2004

Darian Townsend: Olympics: 2004, Athens; 2008, Beijing; 2012, London

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Olympics: Townsend a key to gold for 2004 South African olympic relay squad

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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21 Days Away: Former Wildcat Shaw earned silver medals in two sports

21 Days Away: Former Wildcat Shaw earned silver medals in two sports

Tim Shaw competed in swimming, diving and water polo at the University of Arizona from 1978 to 1980.

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Olympics: Former Cat Shaw took home medals in swimming and water polo

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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UA's Harvey coached Bates to bronze medal in 1992 at Barcelona

UA's Harvey coached Bates to bronze medal in 1992 at Barcelona

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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23 Days Away: Ex-Wildcat Marc Davis made Olympic finals of 3,000 steeplechase

23 Days Away: Ex-Wildcat Marc Davis made Olympic finals of 3,000 steeplechase

Marc Davis made it to the final in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in the 1996 Games. Won a national championship in 5,000-meter run in 1989 and another in 1992 in the steeplechase. 

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Olympic countdown: Ex-Cat made steeplechase final in 1996

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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Long jumper Gayle Hopkins gave UA 1st title, went to Tokyo Olympics

Long jumper Gayle Hopkins gave UA 1st title, went to Tokyo Olympics

Gayle Hopkins as Arizona's first ever individual NCAA champion, winning the long jump in 1964. That same year, Hopkins made it to Tokyo to compete in the Olympics. Was a charter member of the University of Arizona's Sports Hall of Fame.

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London Olympics countdown

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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25 days away: Ex-UA coach Frank Busch worked with 2 swim teams

25 days away: Ex-UA coach Frank Busch worked with 2 swim teams

Frank Busch was the head coach of the men's and women's swim teams at the University of Arizona from 1989 to 2011.

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26 Days Away: UA runners' coach went to '08 Games with Lagat

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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27 Days Away: Former Lancer Flowers took softball gold in '04

27 Days Away: Former Lancer Flowers took softball gold in '04

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.

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28 Days Away: George DiCarlo was golden in Los Angeles Olympics  in '84

28 Days Away: George DiCarlo was golden in Los Angeles Olympics in '84

George DiCarlo won the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle in the 1984 Games. Also took silver in the 1,500-meter freestyle. While at Arizona won the NCAA national championship in the 500 freestyle in 1983 and 1984.

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Ex-Cat George Young was 1st American runner in four Olympic Games

Ex-Cat George Young was 1st American runner in four Olympic Games

George Young took second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase his senior year at Arizona. Won bronze in the event at the 1968 games. Was the first American runner to compete in four Olympic Games.

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Amanda Beard has gone to Olympic Games four times on four continents

Amanda Beard has gone to Olympic Games four times on four continents

Amanda Beard broke into the Olympic scene in Atlanta, winning two individual silver medals and a gold in the 400-meter relay.

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Sierra Vista's Adam Saathoff gave it his best shot in 3 Olympiads

Sierra Vista's Adam Saathoff gave it his best shot in 3 Olympiads

Adam Saathoff competed in the 10-meter running target event in three straight Olympic appearances, including 2004, the final year for the event.

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Olympic countdown: 39 days away

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and athletes from previous Games.

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Backstroke, relay were golden in '96 for ex-UA swimmer

Backstroke, relay were golden in '96 for ex-UA swimmer

This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and athletes from previous Games.

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I-Ridge falls 'a little short'

Everything about Wednesday's Division II state softball winner's bracket game between top-seeded Peoria Sunrise Mountain and No. 3 Ironwood Ridge revolved around the two opposing pitchers.

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HS baseball state playoffs: Lancers back up pitcher

HS baseball state playoffs: Lancers back up pitcher

GLENDALE - Facing elimination, the Salpointe Catholic baseball team bounced back from its loss Saturday with a convincing 10-2 win over top-seeded Peoria Sunrise Mountain at Camelback Ranch Stadium on Tuesday.

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HS baseball state playoffs: Liberty ousts Sabino in close game

HS baseball state playoffs: Liberty ousts Sabino in close game

GLENDALE - Down 2-1, the Sabino baseball team needed to score at least one run to keep its season alive in the seventh inning of the Division II matchup against Peoria Liberty.

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Division II state baseball tournament: Miscues drop Lancers to elimination bracket

GLENDALE - It's hard to rally after committing five errors. It's even harder to regain composure when three of those errors come in the same inning.

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High school softball playoffs: Catcher sparks I-Ridge

High school softball playoffs: Catcher sparks I-Ridge

It didn't take long for catcher Robin Landrith and Ironwood Ridge to knock off the rust following their first-round bye in the Division II state softball playoffs.

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Foothills girls sweep Div. II championships

GLENDALE - Sisters Kirtana and Rachana Bhat hadn't played as a doubles team in the regular season, but when it was decided they would pair up for the state playoffs they knew they had to start practicing.

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Tennis state tournament: Lancers win singles, doubles in Division I

Tennis state tournament: Lancers win singles, doubles in Division I

GLENDALE - It was in the second set of Saturday's Division I girls singles championship match when Salpointe Catholic's Courtney Amos felt a familiar pain in her right knee. A few months ago she suffered a sprained meniscus and a strained patella, for which she wore a brace she had since sto…

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High school softball: Ironwood Ridge 8, Mountain View 1: I-Ridge earns rest after winning 23rd straight

High school softball: Ironwood Ridge 8, Mountain View 1: I-Ridge earns rest after winning 23rd straight

With Tuesday's 8-1 win over host Mountain View in its regular-season finale, the Ironwood Ridge softball team can finally think about the playoffs.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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High School track and field: I-Ridge junior worn out but happy

High School track and field: I-Ridge junior worn out but happy

Ironwood Ridge junior Melanie Zibrat had run in four events already but her last, the 1,600-meter relay, would prove to be her biggest test.

April 21, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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High school tennis: PR's Scott backs up hype

High school tennis: PR's Scott backs up hype

Expectations coming into this season were high for Allie Scott, a junior standout on the Pusch Ridge Christian girls tennis team.

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High school volleyball: Title-hungry Warriors feed off Sotos' drive to improve

High school volleyball: Title-hungry Warriors feed off Sotos' drive to improve

The personalities of brothers Lauro and Raul Soto couldn't be more different. Lauro is quiet and reserved. Raul loves to talk and joke around.

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Benefit close to Mattingly's heart

Benefit close to Mattingly's heart

When Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly learned his team was playing a game in Tucson to support the Christina-Taylor Green Foundation, he jumped at the chance to accompany his squad.

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High school baseball: CDO 15, Catalina Foothills 5: Big inning gives Dorados big win

High school baseball: CDO 15, Catalina Foothills 5: Big inning gives Dorados big win

One good inning was all the Canyon del Oro baseball team needed to wipe away a year's worth of frustration against visiting Catalina Foothills.

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High school softball: Wilson carries Buena to tournament title

With only a half-hour to recover from their semifinal game against Marana, the Sierra Vista Buena softball team had to lean on standout Kailin Wilson to beat Desert View 4-3 for the Tucson Badger Invitational championship at Cherry Field.

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High school tennis: Famous Amos family chips in for Lancers

Salpointe Catholic tennis must be the dominant topic of conversation at every Amos family get-together.

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HS tennis: Four Amoses providing lasting power to Lancer program

Salpointe Catholic tennis must be the dominant subject of conversation at every Amos family get-together. There are currently four Amos children playing tennis for the Lancers this year: seniors Courtney and Lauren and freshmen Caroline and Lauren’s brother Jack.

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High school baseball: Salpointe catholic 18, Sahuaro 11: When Lancers come from behind, they do it in a big way

Late-game, large-deficit comebacks can be exciting and give a team confidence moving forward in their season.

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Softball Preview: Cienega aiming for 4th straight state title game

Softball Preview: Cienega aiming for 4th straight state title game

No one ever wants their final high school game to be a loss. Luckily that wasn't a problem for the Cienega softball team that lost 11-1 in five innings against Canyon del Oro in last year's state championship game.

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Navajo brothers' secret: Talk to the bulls

For many siblings, it's the older brother that paves the way for the younger brother. But for Marvin Begay, 30, it was his younger brother Craig, 26, who inspired his passion for bull riding.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Proctor's comeback complete

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Proctor's comeback complete

The most entertaining rides come when the best riders are matched up with the best stock. Rodeo fans got to see both in Thursday's bull riding competition.

February 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Best of the best square off in bull riding

The most entertaining rides come when the best riders are matched up with the best stock. Rodeo fans got to see both in Thursday’s bull riding competition. Shane Proctor, who won the 2011 bull riding championship in his first National Finals Rodeo appearance, sat atop a bull raised by Benn…

February 23, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…

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