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Spring sports coaches: Take heed

Posted by on May 22, 2012 – 5:26 pm

A public service announcement to spring sports’ varsity coaches:

Before everyone scatters for the summer — if they haven’t already — Varsity Xtra is trying to tie up several loose ends as the school year comes to a close.

The two biggest “ends” are postseason awards and All-Tribune packages.

Here’s the deal:

Any baseball, softball, boys volleyball, tennis and track coaches who have copies of (or access to) the complete All-Section, All-Division, All-City, All-whatever teams were chosen should send them to us — varsity@evtrib.com.

We’ll post those to our Varsity Xtra blog on the website as soon as they come in.

They also (to some degree) help us in choosing our All-Tribune teams, but everything pales in comparison to coaches input.

Here’s the other deal:

If you haven’t already, please send All-Tribune nominations from your school (kid’s names, year in school, position, noteworthy awards/stats/accomplishments) along with a (anonymous) vote for Player of the Year and Coach of the Year from the East Valley (Brophy/Xavier/St. Mary’s east to Apache Junction/Queen Creek; Cactus Shadows/Horizon/Paradise Valley south to Basha/Queen Creek/San Tan Foothills, plus the Ahwatukee schools).

For baseball and boys volleyball send them to Kyle Odegard: kodegard@evtrib.com.

For softball and boys/girls tennis send them to yours truly: mheller@evtrib.com.

For boys/girls track and field send them to Steve Burks:  sburks@evtrib.com.

The faster we get 50 schools’ worth of input, the faster we can print our final postseason packages of the 2011-2012 school year.


  • Joe Sullivan says:

    To: Steve Burks
    Track and Field note worthy nominations:
    School: Mountain View High School (Mesa)
    Athlete: Kaija Bramwell
    grade: 9

    Events: Pole Vault – Long Jump – Decathlon

    Kaija was 9th at the 5A-1 State meet LONG JUMP with a best jump this year of 17’1/2″ which currently ranks her #2 in Arizona for the freshman class. #10 All Time at our school

    Kaija was 4th at the 5A-1 State Meet POLE VAULT with a vault this year of 12’0″ which tied the State Record for freshman All-Time in Arizona and also currently ranks her 4th in the US in the freshman class of pole vaulters. #3 All Time at our School

    Kaija was the State Champion in the girls Decathlon with a score of 5140 which currently ranks her #1 in the US in the freshman class, and is the State Record in Arizona.

    Pretty amazing ninth grader.
    Thank you for your time and consideration of this fine athlete.

    Joe Sullivan
    Pole Vault Coach
    Mountain View High School
    2700 East Brown Road, Mesa,AZ

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