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Girls basketball games to watch this week

December 17, 2012 – 3:57 pm

There is a light docket of regular season (non-tournament) girls basketball games this week as several schools are in the Nike Tournament of Champions, a couple other smaller-scale tournaments throughout the Valley or starting holiday …

AIA committees showing good grasp early on appeals

November 6, 2012 – 6:12 pm

The Arizona Interscholastic Association was inundated with appeals for the next two-year classification block, which isn’t a surprise since teams are allowed to petition down.
It could be a lengthy process sorting everything out, but judging …

Former Westwood hoops coach a hall-of-famer

November 6, 2012 – 3:20 pm

Former Westwood basketball coach Edward “Buddy” Doolen was recently elected into the Pima County Sports Hall-of-Fame. His induction was held Oct. 21.
Doolen won 381 career games as Westwood’s coach, and is already part of the …

Mesa Tournament of Champions highlights week’s volleyball tourneys

September 4, 2012 – 6:54 pm

The Nike Tournament of Champions is one of the biggest volleyball/basketball tournaments around (separately). But the 21st version of the Mesa school district’s tournament brings volleyball teams en mass – nearly 40 schools this year …

More coaching vacancies

July 2, 2012 – 6:04 pm

Another wave of East Valley high school vacancies has gone public the past few days, at least according to the AIA website.
The most surprising might be Mesquite softball. Jeff Shufelt had run the Wildcats for …

Mesa baseball All-City team

May 23, 2012 – 10:24 am

Here’s the  baseball All-City team for Mesa:
Player of the Year: Willie Ethington, Mountain View
First Team
Red Mountain: Aaron Smith; Tarran Beasley; Jordan Zimmerman; John Havird.
Westwood: Gerardo Arzaga; Adam Rothernberger.
Dobson: Justin Behnke; Nick Kaltenbach.
Mountain View: Sterling Smith.
Skyline: …

Former Westwood football coach finds new home

May 7, 2012 – 5:58 pm

It’s onward and northward for former Westwood football coach Greg Mendez.
Mendez – who resigned as his alma mater’s coach during the spring after four seasons – is headed to Salem, Oregon, where he’ll be McKay …

Hosea Graham excited to be coaching again

April 10, 2012 – 12:04 pm

Hosea Graham resigned as boys basketball coach at Seton Catholic in 2007 to watch his son, Martin, play in college, and he doesn’t have any regrets.
But now he’s ready to be on the sidelines once …

Westwood boys hoops coaching search update

March 26, 2012 – 10:27 am

Westwood will be interviewing eight candidates this week for its open boys basketball position, athletic director Reggie Castro said in an email.
Paul Wilson resigned in late February after six seasons at the helm. The Warriors went …

Girls basketball games to see this week

January 25, 2012 – 3:03 pm

A day (or two) late again, but while soccer is in its final few days, girls basketball regular season is in its final week before the new Sectional tournaments (the top 8 teams from each …