Pima coach Todd Holthaus has turned Pima College from what one reporter called “the Death Valley” of coaching into an annual contender for a national championship.
Pat Nugent went 72-30 as CDO’s coach. He’ll be on the other sidelines tonight when CDO faces Cienega.
Wilbur and Wilma take part in the Tucson Rodeo Parade Thursday, February 24, 2011. Photo by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star
Pima's Abyee Maracigan, left, goes up for a shot against Central Arizona's Sancheon White, Feb. 10, 2010.
Greyhounds spend their early years racing or in training. They don’t have the traditional dog experiences like playing with a ball or a loving family. Volunteers are needed to help these former racers transition to a home.
Chase Budinger, #34, of the University of Arizona goes up for a shot against Channing Toney Nov. 18, 2008.
Chase Budinger of the University of Arizona goes up for a shot against Mike Nelson of Sonoma State Nov. 12, 2008.
Chase Budinger reacts to their loss to UAB Nov. 18, 2008.
University of Arizona's Chase Budinger pushes past University of Washington's Justin Holiday Jan., 26, 2008.
UA's Chase Budinger, left, jumps up and passes the ball past Weber State's Trevor Morris Dec. 29, 2008.
UA's Chase Budinger, left, tries to block Weber State's Steve Panos Dec. 29, 2008.
Chase Budinger (34) of the University of Arizona goes up for a shot against Shayer Lee of the University of Northern Arizona in the second half of the game at the McKale Center Nov. 30, 2008.
University of Arizona's Chase Budinger goes up for a shot against University of Oregon's Maarty Leunen Jan. 5, 2008.
Cushing Street Bar in 2008.
Nicky Moore and Stewart Alaniz eat at the Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress in 2008.
Providence Service Corp. renovated this historic building 64 E. Broadway in 2010 for its headquarters.
All-Star Trevor Wesley - Ironwood Ridge's Trevor Wesley (3) jumps up to catch the pass over Centennial's Jesse Callahan during the first quarter of the Class 5A semifinals football game at Sandra Day O'Connor High School Friday, December 3, 2010.
All-Star Jacob Arzouman - Salpointe's Jacob Arzouman, middle, pushes past the defense during football practice at Salpointe High School on Nov. 17, 2010.
All-Star Samuel Nunez - Amphi's Clarence Williams (33, center) and Samuel Nunez (11) pursue Scottsdale Corona's Alex Buya during the first quarter of the game at Amphitheater High School Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. Amphi won 48-8.
All-Star Jacob Arzouman - Salpointe's Jacob Arzouman, middle, pushes past the defense during football practice at Salpointe High School.
During pregnancy, lifestyle choices such as diet, stress levels and exposure to environmental toxins can actually change your child’s genetic makeup. New research also suggests a connection between an expectant mother’s stress level and her child’s later risk for asthma. To stay calm and he…
Pick this weed called purslane — not spurge, which has hairy stems and is poisonous.
Harvest wild verdolagas — or find them at the Santa Cruz farmers market at Mercado San Agustin. Summer market hours are 4-7 p.m.
Former UA swimming coach Eric Hansen, right, talks with some student athletes after a press conference at the McKale Center on April 12, 2011.
Canyon Del Oro's head coach Pat Nugent congratulates his team for a great game and season despite their 23-21 loss to Scottsdale Saguaro at the Class 4A-1 state championship game at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Dec. 8, 2007.
Canyon Del Oro's head coach Pat Nugent walks off the field with his team after their 23-21 loss to Scottsdale Saguaro at the Class 4A-1 state championship game at the University of Phoenix Stadium, Dec. 8, 2007.
Jody Brase, Oct. 28, 2008.
A buff orpington chicken.
The sign at Lucky Wishbone, 10 N. Swan Road, was built before ordinances limiting signs.
Joseph Rodgers leads a class at Dancing in the Streets AZ, which he co-founded with his wife, Soleste Lupu. The couple received a national award for their teaching.
A memorial started on the lawn outside the University Medical Center where Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and other victims were being treated after the mass shooting on January 8, 2011.
Wildcats' Derrick Williams dunks the ball in the first half of the game against Washington State at the McKale Center on Jan. 8, 2010. The half time score was 35-35.
Arizona's Derrick Williams goes up for a shot in the first half of the game against Cal State Fullerton at the McKale Center on Dec. 8, 2010.
Wildcats' Derrick Williams, right, easily makes a layup against Arizona State's Demetrius Walker, #40, in the first half of the game at the Wells Fargo Arena on Jan. 23, 2010.
Arizona's forward Derrick Williams, #23, jumps up over Robert Morris's forward Russell Johnson, #34, left, and forward Yann Charles, #25, right, in the first half of the basketball game at the McKale Center on Dec. 22, 2010.
UA pitcher Kenzie Fowler practices her pitching sequence in the bullpen at Hillenbrand Stadium in Tucson, Ariz., on April 14, 2010.
Sunnyside's pitcher Estela Piñon, center, is surrounded by her teammates, from left, Amanda Spradling, Adrianna Rosthenhauser and Desaray Akins as she reacts after giving up two runs in the sixth inning of the game against Cienega at Cienega High School on March 29, 2010. Cienega won 2-0.
Water flows through a copper rain chain into a rainwater harvesting tank.
Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano toasts its silver anniversary with a series of events and food and drink specials.
Musicians play together during an Irish playing session at the The Auld Dubliner (THE AULD DUBLINER cq) Sunday, March 6, 2011. The open session happens every Sunday from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at the pub. Photo by Jill Torrance/Arizona Daily Star Transmission 152144 MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALE, NO MAGS
Hungry diners chow down at El Sinaloense hot-dog stand.
People eat at La Seneloense Sonoran Hot Dog stand on 12th Ave.
Photo by Jill Torrance / Arizona Daily Star 2009
First flown by the Royal Air Force, P-51 Mustangs were then used in World War II by the U.S. to escort B-29 bombers. By the end of the war, P-51s had destroyed almost 5,000 enemy aircraft — more than any other fighter in Europe. Following its military service, the P-51 became popular with ci…
Jill Torrance / Arizona Daily StarP-51 MUSTANGFirst flown by the Royal Air Force, P-51 Mustangs were then used in World War II by the U.S. to escort B-29 bombers. By the end of the war, P-51s had destroyed almost 5,000 enemy aircraft — more than any other fighter in Europe. Following its mil…
Chuy Rodriguez of Los Camperos de Nati Cano's Chuy Rodriguez sings with Linda Ronstadt during the Mariachi Conference Espectacular concert at the Tucson Arena on Friday, April 24, 2009.
Linda Ronstadt performs during the Mariachi Espectacular concert in the Tucson Arena on Friday, April 24, 2009.
Pamela Phillips, right, talks with her attorney Peter Herberg during pretrial motions in the her homicide case in Pima Superior Court Monday, March 7, 2011.
The Barrio Brewing Company in the south warehouse district at Toole Avenue and 16th Street has a hearty NCAA Ale with 10 percent alcohol, and when the nearby railroad crossing gates go down, pints go on sale.