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Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Ironwood Ridge head coach Matt Johnson talks with his players during a timeout against Centennial in the second quarter of the Division II state championship football game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Nov. 24, 2012.

July 22, 2014 9:34 am
Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Ironwood Ridge head coach Matt Johnson holds the Division II State Championship trophy as he celebrates with his players following their 27-3 victory over Centennial at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Nov. 24, 2012.

July 22, 2014 9:34 am
Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Ironwood Ridge head coach Matt Johnson points to his players and the fans as he holds up the Division II State Championship trophy following their 27-3 victory over Centennial at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Nov. 24, 2012.

July 22, 2014 9:33 am
Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Tucson's top football coaches: No. 13 Matt Johnson

Ironwood Ridge's head coach Matt Johnsonand his players are truly number 1 following the Nighthawks 27-3 victory over Centennial in the Division II State Championship game at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Nov. 24, 2012.

July 22, 2014 9:34 am
High school football coaches in Tucson

High school football coaches in Tucson

Ironwood Ridge coach Matt Johnson holds the Division II State Championship trophy as he celebrates with his players.

July 21, 2014 7:02 pm
Tucson v Chaparral Baseball

Tucson v Chaparral Baseball

Tucson shortstop Alex Robles forces Chaparral's Joey Padish as he throws to complete a third inning double play during their Division I state baseball game at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix on May 2, 2013.

May 31, 2014 4:31 pm
Jasmine Simmons

Jasmine Simmons

Sahuaro's Jasmine Simmons, right, looks to the official in disbelief after her apparent game tying goal against Catalina Foothills was disallowed due to an offsides call during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final soccer game on Feb. 13.

May 28, 2014 1:52 pm
Jasmine Simmons

Jasmine Simmons

Sahuaro's Jasmine Simmons (13) celebrates her apparent game tying goal against Catalina Foothills during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final soccer game on Feb. 13. The goal was disallowed on an offside call.

May 28, 2014 1:52 pm
Cameron Denson

Cameron Denson

Salpointe Catholic's Cameron Denson drives to the basket around the defense of Shadow Mountain's Michael Bibby during the first half of their Division 2 state quarter-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Feb. 26.

May 22, 2014 5:18 pm
Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Saguaro pitcher Alex Verdugo delivers a pitch against Greenway during the second inning of the Boy's Division II state semi-final baseball game at Maryvale Stadium in Phoenix on May 15.

May 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Saguaro pitcher Alex Verdugo reacts after giving up a two-run double against Greenway during the fifth inning of the Boy's Division II state semi-final baseball game at Maryvale Stadium in Phoenix on May 15.

May 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Alex Verdugo

Alex Verdugo

Saguaro's Alex Verdugo congratulates Greenway's Cody Wescott (#9) following Greenway's 4-0 victory in the Boy's Division II state semi-final baseball game at Maryvale Stadium in Phoenix on May 15.

May 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Nogales vs Greenway Baseball

Nogales vs Greenway Baseball

Nogales players Angel Chavez (45) and Steve Grambs embrace following the Apaches 8-0 loss to Greenway in the boys Division II state championship baseball game at Salt River Field in Scottsdale.

May 20, 2014 8:54 pm
Nogales vs Greenway Baseball

Nogales vs Greenway Baseball

Nogales pitcher Anthony Martinez delivers a pitch against Greenway during the first inning of the boys Division II state championship baseball game at Salt River Field in Scottsdale. The Apaches reached the state title game for the first time since 1981.

May 20, 2014 8:55 pm
Ironwood Ridge wins state softball title

Ironwood Ridge wins state softball title

Ironwood Ridge players celebrate Monday after their 2-1 victory over Canyon del Oro in the Division II State Championship softball game at Farrington Stadium in Tempe. This was the Nighthawks’ first state title in four tries and third straight postseason victory over CDO. See full story in Sports.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am
Canyon Del Oro vs Ironwood Ridge Softball

Canyon Del Oro vs Ironwood Ridge Softball

Ironwood Ridge’s Raquel Martinez shows off the Division II state softball trophy after a 2-1 victory over CDO in Tempe.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Fountain Hills second baseman Tyler Eilenfeldt leaps to catch the ball as Palo Verde's Ather Dawod steals second base during the seventh inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde pitcher Tyler Fallwell (left) hugs teammate Zack Redding as he crosses the plate with the winning run against Fountain Hills on a bases loaded walk in the eighth inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde pitcher Tyler Fallwell (center left) hugs teammate Zack Redding as he crosses the plate with the winning run against Fountain Hills on a bases loaded walk in the eighth inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde pitcher Tyler Fallwell (center) and his Titan teammates charge on to the field after Tahmani Williams bases loaded walk in the eighth inning wins the game against Fountain Hills during the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Fountain Hills second baseman Tyler Eilenfeldt can't handle the throw as Palo Verde's Zack Redding steals second base during the eighth inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde manager Jim Mentz questions the call of Batter Interference by the home plate umpire during the seventh inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game against Fountain Hills at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde center fielder Tahmani Williams (left) tries to avoid a collision with teammate Jose Pena as he catches a fly ball against Fountain Hills during the sixth inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014. (

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde base runner Jared Cochran is tagged out at the plate by Fountain Hills catcher Johnny Rodakis on a failed suicide squeeze during the fourth inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde third baseman Johnny Dorame celebrates an inning ending double play against Fountain Hills during the third inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:37 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde pitcher Tyler Fallwell delivers a pitch against Fountain Hills during the second inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:37 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde players surround teammate Tahmani Williams in celebration after his bases loaded walk in the eighth inning wins the game against Fountain Hills during the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on Friday, May 16, 2014.

May 19, 2014 5:37 pm
Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde vs. Fountain Hills baseball

Palo Verde pitcher Tyler Fallwell delivers a pitch against Fountain Hills during the second inning of the Boy's Division III state semi-final baseball game at Surprise Stadium on May 16.

May 19, 2014 5:36 pm
State Track and Field Championships

State Track and Field Championships

Santa Rita’s Briana Myers, center, won the Division III state title in the 100 meters a year after finishing second in the event. “I wanted it badly and I got it,” Myers said. “I was scared coming in because I didn’t have the best time but I came out and did it where it counts.” Myers also w…

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Jonathan Rothschild

Jonathan Rothschild

Tucson mayor Jonathan Rothschild speaks on the progress of the Arizona-Sonora Business Research Guide as Nogales mayor Arturo Garino, left, and Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton look on during a press conference at the Arizona Commerce Authority in Phoenix on Friday, January 10, 2014. 

April 16, 2014 11:24 am
Michael Bibby

Michael Bibby

Phoenix Shadow Mountain's Michael Bibby chases a loose ball as Salpointe Catholic's Jack Schannep follows on Feb. 26, 2014.

March 01, 2014 5:49 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Second-year Cienega coach Paul Reed said the Bobcats are “looking forward to the challenge” of playing the No. 1 seed.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega's Denesia Smtih drives to the basket against Scottsdale Saguaro during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014.

February 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega head coach Paul Reed signals in a play from the bench during the second half of their Division 2 state semi-final basketball game against Scottsdale Saguaro at Jobing.com Arena on Thursday, February 27, 2014. 

February 27, 2014 5:26 pm
Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega vs Saguaro Basketball

Cienega’s Ariana Roche (12) and her teammates celebrate their win over Scottsdale Saguaro in a Division II state semifinal game at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. The Bobcats will face Chandler Seton Catholic in the title game Saturday.

February 27, 2014 5:27 pm
Cienega vs Gilbert Christian Basketball

Cienega vs Gilbert Christian Basketball

Cienega coach Matt Johnson talks strategy with his team during a second-half timeout. The fourth-seeded Bobcats try for their 12th straight win today, against Shadow Mountain.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am
Sahuaro vs Catalina Foothills Soccer

Sahuaro vs Catalina Foothills Soccer

Catalina Foothills’ Emily Parker (14) and Sahuaro’s Breanna Parkinson battle for the ball during the second half.

February 13, 2014 9:59 pm
Arizona-Sonora Business Research Guide

Arizona-Sonora Business Research Guide

Nogales mayor Arturo Garino stands at the podeum with fellow mayors (from left) Scott Smith of Mesa, Greg Stanton of Phoenix and Jonathan Rothschild of Tucson as he speaks on the progress of the Arizona-Sonora Business Research Guide during a press conference at the Arizona Commerce Authorit…

January 10, 2014 3:08 pm
Arizona-Sonora Business Research Guide

Arizona-Sonora Business Research Guide

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild spoke with business owners about the directory during a Friday press conference in Phoenix. 

January 10, 2014 3:07 pm
Alex Robles

Alex Robles

December 20, 2013 8:11 pm
Amphitheater-Raymond Kellis Div II Semi-Final

Amphitheater-Raymond Kellis Div II Semi-Final

Amphitheater’s Yusuf Shehata, left, celebrates with then-teammate Tony Lillard as the Panthers won their 2012 state semifinal in overtime. Now a senior, Shehata is averaging a team-leading 21.8 points per game this season.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am
Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

The Duce in Phoenix packs a one-two punch: A full boxing gym, with heavy bags and boxing ring, and knockout Americana food.

October 14, 2013 8:03 pm
Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

The Duce, inside a revamped warehouse, is part-restaurant, part-gym and part-retail store. You can eat, shop and get some exercise, too. Don’t expect frou-frou food; settle in for hearty Americana dishes like mac ’n’ cheese muffins.

October 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

The Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” featured St. Francis’ iron skillet pancake cooked in a wood-fired oven.

October 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

Over Easy in Phoenix serves hearty, down-home Southwestern-influenced and dessertlike eye-openers. Owner Aaron May promises one is on the way to Tucson soon.

October 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

A St. Francis restaurant’s iron skillet pancake with olive oil, dark chocolate, berry compote, maple syrup and whipped crème frâiche. An episode of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” featured a St. Francis’ iron skillet pancake.

October 14, 2013 8:02 pm
Phoenix Restaurants

Phoenix Restaurants

Perk Eatery in Scottsdale serves only breakfast or lunch. You probably won’t want dinner, as a meal here fills you up for the whole day.

October 14, 2013 8:01 pm
Kyle Cajero

Kyle Cajero

Kyle Cajero of Pusch Ridge Christian will try for his second straight Division IV boys state cross country title this year. “I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to,” he said. He ran the 800- and 1,600-meter races in track this spring.

September 03, 2013 4:39 pm
One first leads to another for Nighthawks

One first leads to another for Nighthawks

For Ironwood Ridge, it was a first.When the Nighthawks beat Peoria Centennial 27-3 last November in the Division II state finals, they became state champions for the first time in school history.But, as the scoreboard clock struck zero at Sun Devil Stadium, it also marked a new era for I-Rid…

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Football: Ex-Nighthawk hopes to also soar as Falcon

Football: Ex-Nighthawk hopes to also soar as Falcon

Quarterback Tyler Williams, here leading Ironwood Ridge to a 27-3 win over Peoria Centennial for the Division II state title, accounted for 2,497 yards and 32 TDs in 2012.

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