Desert Edge High School football kicker Jonathan Sangillo not only has broken the school record for points by a kicker, but has gained the No. 1 spot academically with a 5.09 GPA. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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By Casey Pritchard Kicking a football through two yellow goalposts from 20 yards away is anything but straightforward. For the last three years, however, Desert Edge senior Jonathan Sangillo has made it look effortless. He is now the Scorpions’ record holder in kicking points and made PAT (... + continue reading

Avondale Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Hargrove introduces the Avondale Elementary School District Mobile Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) bus during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This mobile lab solves the problem of the lack of space or funding to equip classrooms at all nine schools at once. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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By Israel Gonzalez Move over “The Magic School Bus,” there’s a new high-tech bus in town. On September 12, the Avondale Elementary School District showcased its new mobile science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) bus, which features include two 3-D printers,... + continue reading

When Dr. Lucas Nyabero opened NewSpring Pharmacy, he wanted to configure a personal medical experience for each of his patients. He launched the pharmacy in Avondale in 2013. (West Valley View photo by Tim Sealy)
Friday, September 22, 2017
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By Connor Dziawura Under NewSpring Pharmacy’s logo is one simple phrase: “Where Wellness Matters.” Giving patients the best medical experience possible has been the Avondale compounding pharmacy’s goal since 2013. CEO and pharmacist Dr. Lucas Nyabero said the tagline... + continue reading

The West Valley Mavericks after a local event
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Litchfield Park resident Mike Grjegian saw groups like the Thunderbirds and Hohokams helping kids in other areas of town. He thought the West Valley needed a similar charitable organization. Several “movers and shakers” founded the West Valley Mavericks... + continue reading

Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, the new principal of St. John Paul II High School in Avondale, stands at the construction site of the future facility. St. John Paul II High School is scheduled to open in summer 2018. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Sister Mary Jordan Hoover has seen firsthand the effect new Catholic schools have on a community, having opened a facility in northern Virginia. Now, she is at the helm of the forthcoming St. John Paul II High School, set to open in August 2018 in Avondale. “... + continue reading

Desert Edge High School football kicker Jonathan Sangillo not only has broken the school record for points by a kicker, but has gained the No. 1 spot academically with a 5.09 GPA. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

Avondale Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Hargrove introduces the Avondale Elementary School District Mobile Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) bus during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This mobile lab solves the problem of the lack of space or funding to equip classrooms at all nine schools at once. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

When Dr. Lucas Nyabero opened NewSpring Pharmacy, he wanted to configure a personal medical experience for each of his patients. He launched the pharmacy in Avondale in 2013. (West Valley View photo by Tim Sealy)

The West Valley Mavericks after a local event

Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, the new principal of St. John Paul II High School in Avondale, stands at the construction site of the future facility. St. John Paul II High School is scheduled to open in summer 2018. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski A Litchfield Park man has been charged with his wife’s death two years after he suggested she committed suicide. Elias O. Udechime, 53, is being held in Maricopa... + continue reading

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Tina Conde said she has “a heart to serve,” and is thrilled about her appointment to the Avondale City Council. (Photo courtesy City of Avondale)
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By Casey Pritchard Estrella Foothills’ volleyball team kicked off its season similar to last year, but the roster construction is miles apart. The Lady Wolves are 4-1 in power-points games,... + continue reading

Nolan “Hawk” Hawkins is a retired U.S. Air Force master sergeant. (Photo courtesy Coldwater Golf Club)
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A. J. Garcia, Andrew McCumber, Nickolas Valenzuela Marquez and Jose Gonzales with coaches Gerard Cappello and Patrick Maddux. (West Valley View photo by Tim Sealy)
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Verrado golfer Cade Seymour practices August 28 before their match Tuesday against Youngker. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
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Know a student who’s doing something remarkable? Tell us about it! Email Christina Fuoco-Karasinski at christina@timespublications.com. Carson Ingram of Avondale enrolled in the engineering... + continue reading

Avondale Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Hargrove introduces the Avondale Elementary School District Mobile Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) bus during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This mobile lab solves the problem of the lack of space or funding to equip classrooms at all nine schools at once. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
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Michelle Oblea-Dirzo, 16, of Avondale is an All-American City youth representative for Avondale and traveled to Denver to compete in the All-American City contest. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
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Sister Mary Jordan Hoover, the new principal of St. John Paul II High School in Avondale, stands at the construction site of the future facility. St. John Paul II High School is scheduled to open in summer 2018. (West Valley View photo by Ray Thomas)
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Haydar Baqir of Master Haydar’s Black Belt Academy in Goodyear teaches discipline, control, respect and self-defense. (West Valley View photos by Ray Thomas)
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Haydar and Cassandra Baqir view taekwondo as a necessity. Raised in Iraq, Haydar used the sport to survive. For his wife, taekwondo gave her the confidence she needed to combat the bullying she... + continue reading

Kelly Meadows, third from left, lets her staff take the reins at BOONgarden. Her staff is Kieran Buvala, Alice Kelton and Lisa Schuur. (West Valley View photo by Tim Sealy)
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James D. Bowles  James D. Bowles 82, unexpectedly passed away at his home in Litchfield Park, AZ on August 30, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 1 PM on October 5, 2017 at St.... + continue reading
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