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The battle at the bottom of the Division I top-10 rankings

August 28, 2013 – 12:24 pm

There were two schools of thought when it came to choosing the final three teams in the Division I preseason football rankings:
1) The traditional powers should get the spots based on their overall tradition of …

Mountain Pointe SS Cole Tucker makes Team USA

August 22, 2013 – 12:12 pm

Mountain Pointe baseball shortstop Cole Tucker was one of 20 players named to the 18U National Team following five days of tryouts this week in California. The trials took place at Cal State Fullerton, Long …

Winding path finally results in starting job for Poston Butte QB

August 21, 2013 – 4:13 pm

Anthony Whomble was in a tight race for the starting quarterback job at Poston Butte last season, but one day after the team’s preseason scrimmage, a family situation forced him to move to Colorado.
By October …

St. Mary’s chooses girls basketball coach to replace Curtis Ekmark

August 20, 2013 – 1:07 pm

Former Tempe Prep girls basketball standout Liberty Brittain has been chosen as the new coach at St. Mary’s, athletic director Greg Fahrendorf said in an email.
Brittain replaces Curtis Ekmark, who went 154-21 in his six …

Gilbert High adds former ASU assistant as offensive line coach

August 15, 2013 – 2:29 pm

Former Arizona State assistant Bob Connelly will coach the offensive line for the Gilbert High football program this year.
It’s a boon for the Tigers, who have dealt with upheaval the past three seasons and are …

Former Basha SS Jamie Westbrook earns minor league promotion

August 14, 2013 – 12:12 pm

After a hot start in the Arizona League, former Basha shortstop Jamie Westbrook has been promoted to advanced rookie league to play for the Missoula Osprey.
Westbrook, a fifth-round pick of the Diamondbacks in the June …

Opener in doubt for Chandler star wide receiver Dionte Sykes

August 8, 2013 – 11:25 am

Chandler wide receiver Dionte Sykes suffered a slight fracture when his hand slammed against a helmet at a recent practice and will be out for ‘a couple weeks,’ coach Shaun Aguano said.
The Wolves begin the …

Local baseball stars participating in Area Codes games

August 5, 2013 – 5:19 pm

The baseball offseason doesn’t get nearly as much attention as basketball or football’s, but some of the East Valley’s best prospects are currently participating in the Area Codes games in Long Beach, Calif.
The tournament consists …

Perry freshman PG Markus Howard offered scholarship by ASU

August 5, 2013 – 10:49 am

Markus Howard, a freshman at Perry who has yet to play a varsity game, was offered a scholarship by Arizona State on Friday during an unofficial visit to the campus.
Howard played club basketball for Arizona …

Desert Mountain WR Mark Andrews commits to Oklahoma

August 2, 2013 – 4:01 pm

Desert Mountain wide receiver Mark Andrews has made a verbal commitment to Oklahoma, he announced on Twitter Friday.
Andrews was a first-team All-Tribune selection in 2012 after catching 81 passes for 1,494 yards and 21 touchdowns …