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Former Marcos de Niza diver wins U.S. nationals

August 17, 2013 – 6:16 pm
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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
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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 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 …

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
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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 …

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 …