Sunday, the Star honors 497 of Southern Arizona's best athletes in fall sports.
These high school students were chosen at the Star's athletes of the year for the 2015 fall sports.
What he did: Fail was Southern Arizona’s lone champion at the Division I state meet as he placed first in the 500-yard freestyle in 4 minutes, 26.68 seconds, and was third in the 200 free in 1:39.96. The junior was also part of Foothills’ 200 medley relay team which placed seventh in 1:39.47…
What she did: Nations, the Star’s girls swimmer of the year in 2014, turned in another impressive season by capturing two individual titles and having a hand in a relay championship. The Arizona Wildcats commit repeated as the 100-yard backstroke champion in 56.7 seconds and won the 100 fly …
UA commit Nations wins two events, anchors relay team to a gold medal.
The two-day event opens Friday morning in Mesa.
Rincon/University won 11 events at the meet honoring its former coach.
Here's a look at the Star's boys swimmers of the year since 1999.
Here's a look at the Star's girls swimmers of the year since 1999.
The Falcons won the combined team championship at Saturday's High School Classic.
The 27-team meet gets underway at 10 a.m. at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center.
The junior hopes to keep the Falcons strong in Division I.
The Star's 2014 swimmer of the year has Sabino in the hunt for a state crown.
Monday is bound to be a big day for the Dorados and Lancers, both of whom advanced through the double-elimination brackets without losing so much as a single game.
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MESA — The smallest and youngest girl on the track stood tallest on the medal stand Saturday afternoon at Mesa Community College, after winning the high school girls Division I state title in the 100 meters.
MESA — After taking a substantial lead after one lap on a hot Saturday afternoon at Mesa Community College, Phoenix South Mountain senior Brian Fair Jr., couldn't hold off Red Mountain's Tyler Mathews in the end.
Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt.
The ability of college athletes to monetize their name, image and likeness has begun to trickle down to high schools.
Johnuel "Boogie" Fland is among the brightest stars in the firmament of high school basketball. He now has business deal to prove it. The New York City teen is cashing in on his name, image and likeness through marketing contracts often referred to as NIL deals. The contracts have begun to t…
No one has ever described the NCAA's transfer portal from the inside, but there's no telling how long it will be until Jordan Addison is transported to his next college football address.
Micah Hyde considered canceling his charity softball game after hearing about the shooting Saturday at a Buffalo supermarket. The Bills safety knew he and his teammates could help the families of the victims and a stunned community. A white, 18-year-old gunman in military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire, killing 10 people and wounding three others. Most of the victims were Black. Hyde's IMagINe For Youth foundation received $200,000 from the event’s sponsors and Hyde committed to donating a portion of the proceeds from the game to the families of the victims. Money from a silent auction at the game will also go to victims’ families.
Chris Olave just arrived in New Orleans. Michael Thomas will be returning soon. The two former Ohio State stars are central figures in a rebuilt Saints receiving corps designed to improve the NFL’s least productive passing game in 2021 with 187.4 yards per game. Olave was the Saints’ top draft choice last month and No. 11 overall. He caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Buckeyes last season. He’s getting his first taste of the NFL as he participates in New Orleans’ rookie minicamp this weekend. Olave also spent a week and a half in Los Angeles working with Thomas.
The New York Giants have signed six of their 11 draft picks, including first-round selections, edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux of Oregon and tackle Evan Neal of Alabama. The Giants announced the signings on Saturday after holding a rookie minicamp at their facility. All the draft picks attended the minicamp. The team also signed their three fifth-round selections - linebacker Micah McFadden of Indiana, defensive tackle D.J. Davidson of Arizona State and guard Marcus McKethan of North Carolina – plus sixth-round choice Darrian Beavers, a linebacker from Cincinnati.
Kalon “Boogie” Barnes is a flat-out burner. The biggest question facing the Carolina Panthers rookie cornerback is whether his elite speed translates to a successful NFL career. Barnes ran a 4.23 40-yard dash at the NFL scouting combine in February — the fastest time ever recorded by a defensive back since the NFL Network began broadcasting the event in 2003. It’s also the second-fastest time of any player, finishing one one-hundredth of a second behind wide receiver John Ross, who set the combine record in 2017.