Sahuaro's Jared McDonald poses for a photo on Thursday, March 9, 2006. Photo by Angela Pittenger / Arizona Daily Star

A first-team NJCAA All-American in 2008, the Sahuaro High School infielder also was awarded the NJCAA Rawlings Big Stick award as its top hitter, with a .467 average and 11 home runs. He later played at ASU. 


Greg graduated from Utah State, worked at two Utah newspapers, the St. Petersburg Times, the Albany Democrat-Herald in Oregon and moved to Tucson to cover UA football and baseball. He became the Star's sports columnist in 1984.