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Girls soccer state tournament quarterfinal matchups

January 31, 2013 – 5:29 pm

The “elite eight” remain in the three divisions of the girls soccer state tournament. On the whole, not many big surprises emerged from Tuesday’s first round action, as seeding number often doesn’t tell the full …

Wrestling Sectionals schedule

January 30, 2013 – 11:59 am

Postseason isn’t just for boys/girls soccer this week.  Wrestlers are gearing up as this weekend’s sectional tournament, meaning they’re a week away from next week’s state tournaments at Tim’s Toyota Center in Prescott Valley.
Sectionals are …

Boys basketball bubble watch

January 28, 2013 – 1:30 pm

It’s the last week of the regular season for boys basketball. Twenty-four teams make the state tournaments, with each sectional semifinalist securing an automatic bid, joined by 12 at-large teams with the highest power point …

Girls basketball games to see this week

January 28, 2013 – 1:08 pm

Here we go.  The last regular season basketball games are this week in preparation for sectional tournaments (Feb. 5 through Feb. 9).
For some, it’s their last chance to get into the sectional tournament and try …

Basha assistant basketball coach dies of heart attack

January 28, 2013 – 11:52 am

The boys basketball community lost a respected coach on Sunday when Phil Clark died of an apparent heart attack. He was 39.
Clark was the junior varsity coach at Basha this season and a varsity assistant.
He …

Connor MacDougall enrolls at Corona del Sol

January 25, 2013 – 3:06 pm

Junior boys basketball standout Connor MacDougall has enrolled at Corona del Sol, his father, Lonny, said.
The Arizona State verbal commitment played for Desert Vista as a sophomore before transferring to the Westwind national team this …

Eight softballers sign en masse in Mesa

January 24, 2013 – 4:29 pm
A slew of East Valley softball players gathered in Mesa to sign college letters of intent earlier this week (from right to left):  Autumn Vallie, Devon Ryan, Kayla Carter, Melissa Edinger, Morgan Miller & Ally Strooltzmann.  Not in Photo, Emily Lodge.

A large gathering of high school softball players came together at Mesa High this week to sign college letters of intent.
Autumn Vallie (Centennial High School), IF/P Emily Lodge (Poston Butte); C/IF Devon Ryan (Perry) and …

Special education student at Marcos de Niza hits special shot

January 24, 2013 – 3:31 pm

There is a box score of Friday’s boys basketball game between Marcos de Niza and Yuma on Maxpreps.com.
It doesn’t look much different than the thousands of others on the site, but for one thing. Every …

Pinnacle boys basketball catching fire

January 24, 2013 – 3:03 pm

One week ago, the Pinnacle boys basketball team was 11-6 as it prepared for a stretch of five games in six days.
This was a group which made the Division I state semifinals last year and …

Corona del Sol student, former football player dies in accident

January 23, 2013 – 3:04 pm

It’s been a rough couple days around Corona del Sol this week, including the football program.
Aztecs coach Tom Joseph said junior Jake McGrady was killed in a sledding accident near Flagstaff during the Martin Luther …