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Highland’s Miner Webster named national coach of the year

August 8, 2013 – 11:16 am
Highland athletic director Rod Huston presents girls basketball coach Miner Webster (right) with a commemorative framed jersey after Webster won his 700th career game as a girls basketball coach in January 2013.

Highland coach Miner Webster was named the Coach of the Year for 2012 by the National Coaches Association for girls basketball.
Webster led Highland to a 32-3 record that put him one victory away from playing …

U16 Sereno wins Elite Club national championship

July 15, 2013 – 11:08 pm

The Sereno ECNL U16 girls club soccer team based in Scottsdale won the “Champions League” national championship by defeating a club team from Newport Beach, Calif., in the finals on Monday in Richmond, Va.
Four other …

Basha, Desert Mountain kids earn NFCA All-American/All-Region spots

July 15, 2013 – 1:13 pm

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association named its All-American and All-Region high school/college teams throughout the country.   At the high school level, the East Valley was well-represented.
Basha third baseman Kylie Shull was named to the …

Former Tempe Prep track standout honored by Dbacks

July 12, 2013 – 2:20 pm
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The Arizona Diamondbacks honored Mesa Community College and former Tempe Prep track and field standout Pau Tonnensen in a ceremony prior to Wednesday night’s game.
The Dbacks saluted Tonnensen’s amazing accomplishment of winning all four multi-event …

Jaden DeGracie, Mason Robertson named NSCAA soccer All-Americans

July 11, 2013 – 1:19 pm

Pinnacle forward Mason Robertson and Highland midfielder Jaden DeGracie were Arizona’s representatives in the 49-person All-American team chosen by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Robertson was among 20 boys named to the team, while …

Former Corona baseball player nominated for ‘fan favorite’ award

June 10, 2013 – 5:08 pm

Former Corona del Sol outfielder Michael Felton is a senior at Campbell University in North Carolina, and is 1 of 15 NCAA college baseball players in the nation chosen as a finalist for the TD Ameritrade Fan …

Former Desert Ridge softball player named Div. III All-American

June 10, 2013 – 11:44 am

Former Desert Ridge outfielder Christina Smith was named an Academic All-American as a member of the Concordia University (Texas) softball program, which competes at the NCAA Division III level.  She is the school’s first academic …

Val Kaff named Gatorade Softball Player of Year

June 6, 2013 – 11:46 am

Capping a stellar four-year career at Mountain View, senior pitcher Val Kaff was named the Gatorate Softball Player of the Year for Arizona.
Kaff led the Lady Toros (27-8) to the Division I loser’s bracket final …

Div. I and II softball seniors’ All-Star game

June 4, 2013 – 11:48 am

The annual Division I and Division II Senior All-Star softball games are Wednesday.
Division II kids held practices on Tuesday morning (June 4), while Division I’s “Blue” and “Red” teams will hold a combined workout Tuesday …

Chandler all-district girls track and field team

May 23, 2013 – 1:26 pm

Here is the 2013 Chandler all-district girls track and field team:
100:   Tope Williams – Chandler;   La Maya Williams – Chandler
200:   Ky Westbrook – Chandler;   Dominique Jackson – Chandler
400:    Imani Adams …