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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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Time for a clear-cut transfer policy

September 4, 2007 – 10:07 am

Several years removed now from the abolishment of the old 600 form, it is now time for the Arizona Interscholastic Association and its member schools to change the transfer rule to a hard and fast …

Gilbert in my gut

September 2, 2007 – 8:55 am

Ever ignore a gut feeling because the straight facts demanded it?I did that Friday when Gilbert played Desert Vista. All preseason, the Tribune staff had lauded the talent on the Thunder’s side of the ball. …

Nobody's been cool in Coolidge

August 31, 2007 – 11:53 pm

Finished my first road trip to Coolidge in 18 months of service at the Tribune, and I survived, which is never a given with me.The city had been without electricity for the past two days, …

Prime Time Lite

August 31, 2007 – 10:10 am

I couldn’t help but be reminded of Deion Sanders when watching Hamilton quarterback/wide reciver Gerell Robinson Thursday night. The athleticism, the versatility… but also the way he held the ball. Instead of tucking and cradling …

No cheering in the press box

August 31, 2007 – 8:12 am

If there’s a more animated football coach in the East Valley than Hamilton defensive coordinator Manny Palomarez, the coaching ranks must be rife with blood-pressure conscious pill poppers.Alternately pounding the glass when an official made …

Let's hope this isn't page 1 of the playbook

August 30, 2007 – 3:44 pm

It’s Hamilton-Brophy night, but before the boss (Craig Morgan) and I spend rush hour(s) getting to Phoenix College, the Tribune’s Suns guru, Jerry Brown, passed this along from a high school game in New York …

Let the pranks begin

August 30, 2007 – 1:50 pm

With prep football in full swing this week, that means it is open season for high school students to

Crowning King Kiefer

August 29, 2007 – 4:50 pm

It takes a lot to get a stadium named after you, especially when you coached at multiple schools in your career.Then again, Karl Kiefer has done a lot, far beyond the 308 games he won …

Little guy makes a huge impact

August 28, 2007 – 4:30 pm

Little guys can still come up big in high school football. Westwood’s Adam Garcia proved that again last Friday night in helping the Warriors trim Gilbert, 8-7.Garcia, who is 5-foot-5, and weighs 135 pounds tops, …

Getting a grip

August 28, 2007 – 3:08 pm

Rumor has it there’s a pretty big football game going on Thursday involving No. 1 Chandler Hamilton and No. 2 Phoenix Brophy.National TV. Big crowds expected at Phoenix College for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff. The …