Ellis Burks of the Colorado Rockies slides underneath John Patterson of the Giants during a spring training game at Hi Corbett Field on March 14, 1994 in Tucson. Photo by Xavier Gallegos / Tucson Citizen
In 1994, Ellis Burks, bottom, and his fellow Rockies sluggers — the “Blake Street Bombers” — made Hi Corbett Field the place to be.
Belinda Garcia of Los Changuitos Feos solos during practice on Jan. 20, 1997.
All-Star Chris Nunes - Amphitheater's Chris Nunes (right) can't quite get his hand on a pass during first-half game action at Amphi High School. Mountain View defender Bobby Johnson shadows Nunes on Oct. 6, 2001.
All-Star Nick Piña - Amphi's Nick Piña fends off a Cactus defender during the third quarter of last night's game. Piña ran for 105 yards on 24 carries in the Panthers' 24-13 loss.
All-Star Wes Hohman - Canyon del Oro's quarterback Daniel Nicholas is tackled by Ironwood Ridge's Wes Hohman. 11/04/2006.
All-Star Ben Provost - Salpointe QB Ben Provost is chased by Sabino's # 34 Shane Corrie (35) and BJ Anders (72) give chase as Provost is about to run out of bounds.
All-Star Ryan McQuown - Salpointe's Ryan McQuown (22) makes a reception over Amphi's Joe Romano (left) and Chris Nunes. Photo taken Oct. 14, 2000.
All-Star Mike Wells - Mountain View quarterback, Kainoa Akina (left) eludes Sahuaro's Mike Wells in a 42-35 win over the Cougars.
All-Star Dan Moore - Mountain View's Josh Morrow (34) follows teammate Dan Moore (33) during the Mountain Lions' 20-17 win over Sierra Vista Buena.
Ollie Mayfield, left, Tucson High head football coach from 1970 to 1977, has returned to the sidelines on Oct. 14, 1983 as an assistant to his son, Todd, who has guided the Badgers to a first-place standing in their league.
Jeff Scurran is carried off the field after leading Sabino High School to the 1998 state 4A football title on Dec. 11, 1998.
The Tucson High School football team, 3-0, has rallied around head coach Todd Mayfield, right. Tucson Citizen file photo by Xavier Gallegos, 1986.
Fred Harvey, Aug. 5, 2003.
Sean Elliott (32), going for a rebound against Sunnyside, took Cholla to the state title game in 1985 before starring at the UA.
Sabino's shortstop J.J. Hardy, right, makes one out of a double play as Sahuaro's #9 Mark Camacho tries to make it to 2nd base in the 4th inning.
Tucson Police Chief Richard Miranda, with police spokeswoman Sgt. Judy Altieri, discusses the Police Department's riot response along North Fourth Avenue on Sept. 18, 2001.
Former University of Arizona stars Steve Kerr (left) and Sean Elliott greet UA coach Lute Olson yesterday. Steve Kerr and Elliott walked in on Lute Olson's press conference to congratulate Olson on the win.
UA grad, All-American guard and NBA veteran Steve Kerr gives the commencement address to the university's class of 2004.
Fans pack Hi Corbett Field for the last spring training game in Tucson for the Cleveland Indians on March 31, 1992.
UA grad Craig McMillan has forsaken the vagabond lifestyle of major-college coaching for Santa Rosa Junior College.
Craig McMillan, a guard on the 1988 Arizona Final Four team, is a coach at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. Photo from a 78-70 win over Illinois in 1988.
Members of the 358th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base test their ability to load an A-10 fighter jet in a weapons load-crew competition yesterday, open to Tucson media for the first time. Senior Airman Jeremy Fogleman, Airman 1st Class Jacob Trevino and Staff Sgt. Lance Smith…
After knocking off a record three No. 1 seeds – consecutively – it was hats off to Lute Olson and the Wildcats' basketball team, the 1997 NCAA basketball champions.
UA golfer Nathan Tyler on the driving range at Arizona National golf course.
UA golfer Nathan Tyler on the driving range at Arizona National golf course in 2007.
Mustafa Shakur takes the ball upcourt after an Arizona rebound during a game against Stanford in 2006.
05/03/2002. Jessica Cox does schoolwork in her UA dorm room. Jessica Cox is an outstanding UA student, who has no arms. Photo of her doing some school work, typing with her feet in her dorm room.
Eight-month old white tiger Catmandu.
Former University of Arizona basketball coach Russ Pennell was ditched unceremoniously from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix despite a solid 42-16 record. But the move to replace him with former Suns star Dan Majerle to boost the school's cred isn't any worse than the millions Pac-12 schoo…
Mike Scurlock, right, of Cholla High School, dives for a Tucson High running back on Sept. 8. 1989. Photo by Xavier Gallegos / Tucson Citizen
While Tevis may not have won a state championship at CDO like his younger brother Jared, he still had one heckuva career. He capped it off by leading the Dorados in receiving yards (637) and touchdowns (6) on 37 catches as a senior. He also led the team in tackles (80) and sacks (8) before b…
No. 94 Nathan Tyler: The Sabino and UA grad won more than $130,000 on various pro golf tours, winning three times, and reaching the final stage of PGA Qualifying School.
Mustafa Shakur • GDrafted: Undrafted, but played for one season with the Washington WizardsMustafa Shakur takes the ball upcourt after an Arizona rebound in a game against Stanford on Jan. 1, 2001. Shakur is one of Arizona's NBA-drafted players who appeared on ESPN's list that ranked the col…
Former UA football player Vance Johnson (left) and current UA football player Ka'Deem Carey. Which of them wore #25 best? Take the poll.
Tedy Bruschi of Arizona (#68, left) flies through the defense to attack UCLA's quarterback on Oct. 30, 1994.
10/27/2006. 7A; Jorge Castillo fastens part of the banner placed on "A" Mountain by students from Aztl·n Academy and CÈsar Ch·vez Middle School. Jorge Castillo, 15, fastens down part of the the banner down. The banner was placed on the side of A-Mountain by the students of Aztlan Academy.
Joe Cavaleri, the Wildcats' "Ooh Aah Man" since 1979, has gone to all four of Arizona's basketball Final Fours.
Ollie Mayfield, left, later returned to Tucson High as an assistant to help his son, Todd. Ollie Mayfield led the Badgers to state titles in 1970 and '71.
The Douglas-Agua Prieta border was marked by a dilapidated,
trash-and-weed-lined fence in the mid-90s that provided little
hindrance to anyone who wanted to go from one side to the other
without official notice.
Joe Cavaleri, the Ooh Ahh Man at a basketball game in March, 1988.