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Former Marcos de Niza diver wins U.S. nationals

August 17, 2013 – 6:16 pm |

Sam Dorman won the 3-meter title Saturday in the U.S. national diving championships in Iowa, four days after topping the field in the 1-meter event.
Dorman, a Marcos de Niza graduate, finished with 487.40 points. He …

Terri Spann replaces Jim Kann as Basha volleyball coach

August 14, 2013 – 11:50 pm |

In a sudden twist of events, Terri Spann was hired as Basha’s new girls volleyball coach on Wednesday.
Spann was an assistant at Arizona State and Texas Tech.  She also was a standout player at ASU …

Highland’s Miner Webster named national coach of the year

August 8, 2013 – 11:16 am |

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 …

Desert Ridge QB Tarek Morrison’s availability for start of season unknown

July 31, 2013 – 3:32 pm |

Desert Ridge quarterback Tarek Morrison is still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last year’s playoffs, and his availability for the start of the season is up in the air, coach Jeremy …

Perry makes coaching hires

July 25, 2013 – 10:29 am |

Perry hired a slew of new coaches this week:
Brock Kearsley was hired as the new girls basketball coach. Kearsley was the girls coach at Apache Junction since 2007, including the Desert Sky Region Coach of the …

Arizona Power club ball program hoping for strong ties with local HS coaches

July 20, 2013 – 9:25 am |

In Sunday’s cover story, I detailed the creation of a potentially-high-impact club basketball program called Arizona Power. One part I couldn’t fit into print was the relationship between the organization and local high school boys …

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 |

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 …

Red Mountain catcher part of Canadian Jr. national team

July 1, 2013 – 3:09 pm |

Red Mountain catcher and senior-to-be Jordan Beck made the Canadian Junior National Softball Team, and is competing in the Junior World Championships in Ontario beginning this week.
Beck is originally from Vancouver.
The team had a series …

Best in Basketball Summer Invitational schedule

June 27, 2013 – 11:02 am |

Another of the bigger summer basketball tournaments gets underway Thursday (June 27) at Highland H.S.
The Best In Basketball Summer Invitational features a slew of East Valley teams among its 24 participants. The tournament is divided …