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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:
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Holiday hangup

September 24, 2007 – 4:23 pm |

This occurred to me Thursday night’s Basha-Westwood tilt, so I’ll throw it out there in the interest of inciting intellignet, tasteful discourse:Most of the 5A and 4A schools played last Thursday night because of the …

Trying to make a stir in Scottsdale

September 19, 2007 – 2:26 pm |

Nobody’s on the roof with a megaphone shouting "Playoffs."Nobody should be.Yes, Desert Mountain has played Boudler Creek and North Canyon, not exactly the peak performers of football programs.But a victory is a victory in north …

Pecking Order Preview

September 19, 2007 – 7:31 am |

Wondering who the contenders are in the 5A-I state title chase?The picture will be much clearer after Thursday.Three games involving what are essentially the only six remaining players (sorry, Chandler, Phoenix Desert Vista and Mesa) …

He gives defenses nightmares

September 15, 2007 – 5:42 pm |

While one month into a season is usually far too early to start handing out all-region, all-conference, all-state honors, etc., an exception has to be made this year.You can pencil in Tempe Marcos de Niza …

Pima Power

September 14, 2007 – 8:20 am |

The first power points come out the week of Sept. 24, giving every team an early read on where it stands in the playoff race.It will be interesting to see how many teams from the …

Tucson Fiasco

September 11, 2007 – 12:09 pm |

Top-ranked Scottsdale Saguaro’s 24-13 win over Tucson Sahuaro didn’t look overly impressive, but coach John Sanders said he was just happy to get the win and get out of there.He said making the trip to …

Grounded Falcons

September 10, 2007 – 12:23 pm |

Although 18 total points through two games is probably evidence enough that Cave Creek Cactus Shadows isn’t anywhere near the offensive juggernaut of last year, two instances from Friday night’s 38-11 loss to Glendale Cactus …

Mesa revival

September 8, 2007 – 8:55 am |

I’ve covered the Mesa schools since 1992 and this may be the most balanced the district’s schools have been in all that time. If not for Desert Vista’s remarkable, 22-point fourth-quarter rally (where have you …

Now he's kicking himself

September 7, 2007 – 12:42 pm |

To all the high school sports fans out there, does the name Danny Baugher sound familiar?It should. Baugher was a standout football player at Phoenix Mountain Pointe High earlier this decade. He parlayed that success …

Basha keeps bashing

September 5, 2007 – 10:31 pm |

I meant to give props earlier this week, but kudos to Basha and coach Tim McBurney.The Bears were without nine players last week against Tucson Salpointe because of academics. No kudos given there.In McBurney’s …