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Opinion by Tyler Hansen: The winner is... High schools' best

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: The winner is... High schools' best

Roll out the red carpet. Put Ryan Seacrest on standby. The show is about to begin.

May 16, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Some fearless predictions as 2008 state titles go on the line

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Some fearless predictions as 2008 state titles go on the line

Only six days remain in the 2007-08 high school athletic year, a week in which hundreds of state championship dreams will be fulfilled or dashed.

May 05, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Quiet Hawk makes noise with stick

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Quiet Hawk makes noise with stick

Tanque Verde baseball coach Jim Lawwill called this week to talk about his senior stud, Tim Pernu.

May 02, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Yavapai's youth comes together

The year's most impressive feat by a junior college team — in this state or any other — came Tuesday when the first-year Yavapai College softball team won the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference championship.

April 25, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : A chance to be the magnificent 7

One of the inherent problems with a burgeoning population in Southern Arizona is that there is more good news involving high school athletics than can be adequately covered.

April 18, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Erin go far: Frosh full of potential

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Erin go far: Frosh full of potential

Last spring, Rincon/University sprinter Tamara Pridgett emerged as the state's best young track athlete and — as she predicted — won state championships in the 100 and 200 meters.

April 11, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : He's good with a lob, aces in the lab

Biafra Ahanonu does not have time to throw a pity party. He would not want to, anyway.

April 04, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : TUSD's Baize continues to amaze

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : TUSD's Baize continues to amaze

While looking through Sheila Baize's laundry list of career accomplishments Wednesday, I stumbled on what had to be a glaring error.

March 28, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Falcons can take flight, new coach says

In the past 16 months, the Catalina Foothills football team has had two coaches resign, two coaches take the job — then quickly change their minds — and zero state playoff appearances.

March 21, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Teams eat up volleyball invitational

Mountain View's Rick Ellis is still a relative newcomer as a volleyball coach. He doesn't claim to know more than anyone else and has often sought the wisdom of other local coaches to better learn the game.

March 14, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Rumor mill grinds to halt with 2 locals

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Rumor mill grinds to halt with 2 locals

The names of two of the state's best young athletes are swirling around the rumor mill.

March 07, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Local tennis in love-love relationship

When Ironwood Ridge and Tempe Marcos de Niza play in today's Class 5A-II boys hoops state title game, a total of 25 or so players will suit up.

February 29, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Cormier sheds spikes, laces up boots

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Cormier sheds spikes, laces up boots

Kenny Cormier was never one to wait around. He built his future on taking charge, on being better and faster than everyone.

February 22, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Colts hoops coach fractious

When the 5A boys basketball state playoffs begin next week, four local teams — Sierra Vista Buena, Salpointe Catholic and Tucson in 5A-I, and Ironwood Ridge in 5A-II — will host first-round games.

February 15, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Catalina hires Rolfe as football coach

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Catalina hires Rolfe as football coach

Sam Rolfe was announced as the new football coach at Catalina High School on Thursday, and he immediately recognized the barrier in front of him.

February 08, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Promising athlete gives up baseball to join military

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Promising athlete gives up baseball to join military

Chris Moon graduated from Tucson High School last May as the best player on the nation's most historically successful high school baseball team.

January 25, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Even without right beverage, writer drinks in soccer event

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Even without right beverage, writer drinks in soccer event

In order to tackle a 14-venue, 320-team, 5,000-player monster like the youth soccer Coldwell Banker Shootout, one must first accept an undeniable truth:

January 20, 2008 12:00 am Photos

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Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Flowing Wells Invite is a real gripper

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Flowing Wells Invite is a real gripper

Pat Weber and the Flowing Wells athletic department have this whole wrestling tournament thing down to a science.

January 18, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Ready to make all the write moves

National signing day is Feb. 6 for high school football players, and Southern Arizona will be well represented at major Division I programs.

January 11, 2008 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : The indelible and incredible of 2007

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : The indelible and incredible of 2007

Everyone this time of year comes out with their "best of" lists to recount the most memorable events of the past 12 months.

December 28, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Holiday season means it's prep sports time in the city

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is always interesting.

December 21, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Coach of the Year tough to sort out (with poll)

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Coach of the Year tough to sort out (with poll)

The Star will release its All-Southern Arizona football teams Sunday, Dec. 23. It is one of the most daunting tasks we face each year, selecting a Player of the Year and more than 100 other players for first-team, second-team and honorable-mention honors.

December 14, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Remembering 20 state finalist teams

Canyon del Oro represents Southern Arizona in Saturday's Class 4A-I state football championship against Scottsdale Saguaro in Glendale.

December 07, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Time to say thanks for giving

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Time to say thanks for giving

Most days we read the high school sports news and look at the dozens of box scores in the paper without much appreciation.

November 23, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Reflecting on a fantastic fall

The fall sports season has all but bid adieu, sailing off into the sunset after producing 43 individual and team state champions from Southern Arizona.

November 16, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Dreams continue Friday for 11 local teams

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Dreams continue Friday for 11 local teams

The last time a Southern Arizona high school football team won a state championship at the Class 4A or 5A level was in 2005.

November 06, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Eyeing a state championship

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Eyeing a state championship

The biggest day of the cross country season hits Phoenix on Saturday for the state championship meets at every level, 1A through 5A.

November 02, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Giving this ex-Devil his due

Former Sunnyside wrestling coach Don Klostreich, the architect of one of America's most prolific high school sports dynasties, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame next month for a lifetime of service.

October 26, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : A swim team teeming with life

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : A swim team teeming with life

The Marana swimming team calls itself The Zoo, and it's got the nicknames to prove it.

September 28, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Fires will still burn in rivalry

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Fires will still burn in rivalry

The football field at Canyon del Oro was defaced recently, an unprintable word burned onto the green grass that required lots of yellow paint to cover it up.

September 14, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Go online for extra coverage

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Go online for extra coverage

I don't want to sound crazy, but this whole Internet thing might catch on.

September 07, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Mark it down: Seven things to look for

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Mark it down: Seven things to look for

The 2007 high school football season is a mere four days away, 253 days have passed since the last game was played, and 110 days of excitement lie ahead for the next installment.

August 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : New format gives 5A a 2nd automatic state berth

The Arizona Interscholastic Association makes a sincere effort to improve and simplify its competition format, but the state's governing body cannot get them all right.

August 17, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Pretty im-preps-ive

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Pretty im-preps-ive

Southern Arizona high school teams and athletes set a new standard during the 2006-07 season. Good luck trying to surpass it.

May 25, 2007 12:00 am Photos

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Opinion by Tyler Hansen: High schools' grand finale unfolds over five days

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: High schools' grand finale unfolds over five days

It took Michelangelo more than four years to complete the Sistine Chapel. Even Leonardo da Vinci needed six years to finish painting the Mona Lisa.

May 08, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Quickly out of the blocks

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Quickly out of the blocks

Something occurred to Tamara Pridgett one day while playing soccer as a young girl.

May 04, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Let's give R-E-S-P-E-C-T to tennis

I am a huge tennis fan. For my money, Wimbledon is the best annual sporting event behind March Madness. More importantly, Southern Arizona high school tennis teams and players have been so dominant in my lifetime that it feeds my anti-Phoenix spirit.

April 20, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : I. Ridge cupboard not so bare

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : I. Ridge cupboard not so bare

The instant the Ironwood Ridge boys basketball team lost in the Class 4A-I state championship game in February, its chances for success in 2008 looked grim.

April 13, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Senior pitcher creates own history lesson

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Senior pitcher creates own history lesson

Carly Bradford grew up within walking distance of Sahuaro High School, Southern Arizona's most successful softball program with eight state championships and a penchant for churning out college ballplayers.

April 06, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : TV — throw it away, throw it away now

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, musical geniuses that they are, have a song called "Throw Away Your Television." I can't imagine a more appropriate tune under the current circumstances.

March 30, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Wrestlers look to pin down trip money

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Wrestlers look to pin down trip money

Like most high school freshmen, Cholla wrestler Dylan José is untrained in the ways of the world, unexposed to much of anything outside his native Tucson.

March 23, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Family + winning = Fanning

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Family + winning = Fanning

In their first-ever varsity softball game, March 9, 1993, the Sahuarita Mustangs looked so woeful at times they might have wished they never had taken the field.

March 16, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : You gotta hand it to Sahuaro's Hoyt

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : You gotta hand it to Sahuaro's Hoyt

Right hand dangling lifelessly at her side, Sahuaro senior tennis player Brette Hoyt charges the net and hits a left-handed drop shot with such precision and spin that her opponent is helpless.

March 09, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Career with weight, class

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Career with weight, class

Bob Newman took a job at Marana High School in 1972, fresh out of college at NAU, and instantly had a number of opportunities at his feet.

February 16, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Rumors always point to Scurran

I often have the privilege of hearing high school sports news before most people do. It is the job's No. 1 perk.

February 02, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : New coach helps Dorados find gold

Canyon del Oro's boys basketball team started 11-0 this year. Six wins came in the watered-down Boyd Baker Invitational, so you can understand why some did not buy into the CDO-is-legit argument.

January 19, 2007 12:00 amLoading…

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Athletic merger serves both schools

There are some great perks in having a high school enrollment of 24 students. Fielding a basketball team is not one of them.

January 12, 2007 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Tucson couple's decision benefits Tombstone wrestlers

Opinion by Tyler Hansen: Tucson couple's decision benefits Tombstone wrestlers

Harold and Margret Thomas knew nothing about the Tombstone High School wrestling program a week ago.

December 22, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Fateful state final belonged to Maier

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Fateful state final belonged to Maier

To Glendale Cactus soccer coach Garrison Harmann, Chris Maier was the kid from Sabino who scored the goal to win the 4A state championship in February 2005.

December 15, 2006 12:00 amLoading…
Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Classic opportunity for local teams

Opinion by Tyler Hansen : Classic opportunity for local teams

Tucson's most-revered athletic facility, McKale Center, will open its doors to some of the area's most elite basketball programs next month.

December 08, 2006 12:00 amLoading…

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