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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 …

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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 …

Saguaro adds impact football transfer

August 2, 2013 – 10:13 am

The Saguaro football team’s offense was already expected to be the most explosive in Division III with the return of Cal-bound quarterback Luke Rubenzer and elite junior athlete Christian Kirk.
Now another impact piece has been …

VX Blog: Marcos de Niza QB Josh Eckley returning to the radar

August 1, 2013 – 11:48 am

The summer was certainly a good one for a couple prominent East Valley high school quarterbacks.
Desert Mountain’s Kyle Allen wowed coaches and scouts at camps, earning the title as the best quarterback in the country …

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 …

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 …

Former Chaparral coach Charlie Ragle’s presence paying off in Tucson

July 30, 2013 – 4:11 pm

The Charlie Ragle era at Arizona did not get off to a roaring start.
When the former Chaparral football coach was hired by Rich Rodriguez as assistant director of football operations in December of 2011, there …

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 …

Mesa’s D.J. Henderson to join ASU men’s hoops team as walk-on

July 22, 2013 – 12:03 pm

Mesa High shooting guard D.J. Henderson will walk on to the Arizona State men’s basketball team this season.
Henderson led the Jackrabbits in scoring last year with 14.6 points per game and shot 42 percent from …

Hamilton WR Israel Simpson transferring to Chaparral

July 20, 2013 – 10:30 am

Hamilton wide receiver Israel Simpson is transferring to Chaparral, he said.
Simpson has been on the Huskies’ varsity since he was a sophomore. He caught 15 balls for 268 yards and  two touchdowns in 2011 and …