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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 …

USA basketball venue to be used for AIA playoff games

July 31, 2013 – 11:24 am

A vast majority of Arizona Interscholastic Association playoff games will be held at the newly planned USA basketball facility in Tempe, likely beginning in 2016, associate executive director Chuck Schmidt said.
The arena is expected to …

Scottsdale Prep hires former standout Texas coach to lead girls volleyball program

July 16, 2013 – 4:15 pm

The Scottsdale Prep girls volleyball team made an impressive hire today, selecting LeAnn Thomsen to take over the program.
Thomsen was the Big Country Coach of the Year when she led Abilene (Texas) Wylie  to a 34-1 …

Macey Gardner heads east, far east.

June 4, 2013 – 4:44 pm

Can’t beat the heat?  Go to China.
Literally, in the case of Macey Gardner, the Arizona State freshman and former Gilbert High volleyball standout.
She’s taking part in a Pac-12 all-star volleyball exhibition that will play at …

Chandler all-district boys volleyball team

May 16, 2013 – 12:49 pm

Here is the 2013 Chandler all-district boys volleyball team as voted on by the district’s schools’ volleyball coaches:
Player of the Year:  Mitchell Harris,  Sr.  (Perry)
Coach of the Year:   Brian Pomerantz (Perry)
First Team
Dallon Varney, Sr. (Basha)
Kameron …

Mesa all-city boys volleyball team

May 15, 2013 – 5:34 pm

Here is the 2013 Mesa all-city boys volleyball team as determined by the city schools’ coaches:
Player of the Year:   J.T. Hatch, Mesa, Junior (OH/S)
Coach of the Year:   (tie) Anthony Millanes (Mesa) and Kevin Powell (Mountain …

Gilbert all-district boys volleyball team

May 15, 2013 – 4:16 pm

Here is the 2013 Gilbert All-District boys volleyball team as voted on by the district’s volleyball coaches:
Campo Verde:  Paul Singh, Brian Dang, Trenton Hixon, Danny Langenbach
Desert Ridge:   Dalyn Worthington, Mitchel Worthington, Kory Peterson, Brian Hickey
Gilbert: …

Postseason awards update

May 14, 2013 – 4:47 pm

Now that the final championships have been crowned and before everyone scampers away from schools and scalding heat for the summer, a few programming notes:
For those schools, sections, cities or school districts who haven’t already …

Gilbert volleyball does admirable on-court self-report

May 10, 2013 – 3:35 pm

Gilbert’s boys volleyball earned its second consecutive spot in the Division I state championship match, and a bigger cheer inside the sportsmanship spotlight.
The Tigers led Desert Vista 2-0 during Thursday’s semifinal match, and the third …

Ali Gentry named Valley Christian volleyball coach

May 10, 2013 – 11:58 am

Valley Christian has named Ali Gentry, a 2007 graduate of the school, as its next volleyball coach.
Gentry has spent the past two seasons as the varsity assistant coach for Valley Christian, helping lead the Trojans …