BRADY BOWEN gets ready to throw a pitch for Friends University. Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, signed a free-agent contract to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. Submitted photo
BRADY BOWEN gets ready to throw a pitch for Friends University. Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, signed a free-agent contract to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. Submitted photo
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Brady Bowen waited patiently to see if his name would be called in last month’s Major League Baseball amateur draft. It never happened. However, Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, hardly had time to process the situation before his phone rang. “It caught me by... + continue reading
JOHN ANDERSON OF BUCKEYE receives a ceremonial flag bearing the names of the first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the unveiling of the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza Tuesday in Buckeye. Anderson was a driving force behind the memorial, which honors first responders and was named after the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire two years ago. View photo by Ray Thomas
JOHN ANDERSON OF BUCKEYE receives a ceremonial flag bearing the names of the first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the unveiling of the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza Tuesday in Buckeye. Anderson was a driving force behind the memorial, which honors first responders and was named after the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire two years ago. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza unveiled Tuesday marked the two-year anniversary since the death of 19 Prescott firefighters who died June 30, 2013, in the Yarnell Hill Fire. The 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were recognized Tuesday morning when the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza, a memorial honoring the... + continue reading
LINA LUNA OF SAN TAN FIREWORKS arranges some of the inventory June 23 in the sales tent at 107th Avenue and McDowell Road in Avondale. Although fireworks can be purchased in the West Valley, only a select variety, such as ground spinners, sparkling wheel devices and fountains, can legally be used. View photo by Ray Thomas
LINA LUNA OF SAN TAN FIREWORKS arranges some of the inventory June 23 in the sales tent at 107th Avenue and McDowell Road in Avondale. Although fireworks can be purchased in the West Valley, only a select variety, such as ground spinners, sparkling wheel devices and fountains, can legally be used. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Use of dangerous fireworks banned in Maricopa County While it may be tempting to create your own colorful light show this weekend, public safety officials recommend leaving the pyrotechnics to the professionals. Amateur fireworks use can result in severe burns, fractures, scars, disfigurement or... + continue reading
MATT FRYE, left, Gary Bringer and Tom Morales, all former players and/or coaches for Wayne Des Combes, talk at a table in front of a wall displaying pictures of the late Des Combes. The dinner event raised $3,000 for Agua Fria Union High School District’s homeless youth program. Submitted photo
MATT FRYE, left, Gary Bringer and Tom Morales, all former players and/or coaches for Wayne Des Combes, talk at a table in front of a wall displaying pictures of the late Des Combes. The dinner event raised $3,000 for Agua Fria Union High School District’s homeless youth program. Submitted photo
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Event raises $3,000 for homeless youths Wayne Des Combes made an impact on many Agua Fria students while he coached baseball at the school. His name is continuing to make a difference almost a year after his death. The American Legion Crandall-Palmer Post 61 raised more than $3,000 dollars for... + continue reading
MIKE CASWELL of Estrella Foothills pulls in a weighted sled during a big-man tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Wolves took part in big-man and passing competitions over the summer to prepare for the 2015 season. View photo by Ray Thomas
MIKE CASWELL of Estrella Foothills pulls in a weighted sled during a big-man tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Wolves took part in big-man and passing competitions over the summer to prepare for the 2015 season. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Only 14 of Estrella Foothills’ 48 rostered players last season were not seniors, meaning the Wolves will have several fresh faces in 2015. That put an importance on summer competition, which the Wolves got plenty of from late May through June. Estrella competed in a pair of passing league... + continue reading
BRADY BOWEN gets ready to throw a pitch for Friends University. Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, signed a free-agent contract to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. Submitted photo
BRADY BOWEN gets ready to throw a pitch for Friends University. Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, signed a free-agent contract to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. Submitted photo
JOHN ANDERSON OF BUCKEYE receives a ceremonial flag bearing the names of the first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the unveiling of the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza Tuesday in Buckeye. Anderson was a driving force behind the memorial, which honors first responders and was named after the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire two years ago. View photo by Ray Thomas
JOHN ANDERSON OF BUCKEYE receives a ceremonial flag bearing the names of the first responders who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks during the unveiling of the Yarnell 19 Memorial Plaza Tuesday in Buckeye. Anderson was a driving force behind the memorial, which honors first responders and was named after the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire two years ago. View photo by Ray Thomas
LINA LUNA OF SAN TAN FIREWORKS arranges some of the inventory June 23 in the sales tent at 107th Avenue and McDowell Road in Avondale. Although fireworks can be purchased in the West Valley, only a select variety, such as ground spinners, sparkling wheel devices and fountains, can legally be used. View photo by Ray Thomas
LINA LUNA OF SAN TAN FIREWORKS arranges some of the inventory June 23 in the sales tent at 107th Avenue and McDowell Road in Avondale. Although fireworks can be purchased in the West Valley, only a select variety, such as ground spinners, sparkling wheel devices and fountains, can legally be used. View photo by Ray Thomas
MATT FRYE, left, Gary Bringer and Tom Morales, all former players and/or coaches for Wayne Des Combes, talk at a table in front of a wall displaying pictures of the late Des Combes. The dinner event raised $3,000 for Agua Fria Union High School District’s homeless youth program. Submitted photo
MATT FRYE, left, Gary Bringer and Tom Morales, all former players and/or coaches for Wayne Des Combes, talk at a table in front of a wall displaying pictures of the late Des Combes. The dinner event raised $3,000 for Agua Fria Union High School District’s homeless youth program. Submitted photo
MIKE CASWELL of Estrella Foothills pulls in a weighted sled during a big-man tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Wolves took part in big-man and passing competitions over the summer to prepare for the 2015 season. View photo by Ray Thomas
MIKE CASWELL of Estrella Foothills pulls in a weighted sled during a big-man tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Wolves took part in big-man and passing competitions over the summer to prepare for the 2015 season. View photo by Ray Thomas

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VERONICA VERDUGO-LOMELI signs a piece of her artwork June 26 in her west Phoenix home. She belongs to an art collective called the Phoenix Fridas, which has an exhibition titled “El Amor de Frida” opening tonight at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. View photo by Ray Thomas
VERONICA VERDUGO-LOMELI signs a piece of her artwork June 26 in her west Phoenix home. She belongs to an art collective called the Phoenix Fridas, which has an exhibition titled “El Amor de Frida” opening tonight at the Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. View photo by Ray Thomas
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WINE BOTTLES are one of Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli’s many canvasses. The west Phoenix artist has been drawing since high school and took up painting in 1992. View photo by Ray Thomas
WINE BOTTLES are one of Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli’s many canvasses. The west Phoenix artist has been drawing since high school and took up painting in 1992. View photo by Ray Thomas
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MATT FRYE, left, Gary Bringer and Tom Morales, all former players and/or coaches for Wayne Des Combes, talk at a table in front of a wall displaying pictures of the late Des Combes. The dinner event raised $3,000 for Agua Fria Union High School District’s homeless youth program. Submitted photo
MATT FRYE, left, Gary Bringer and Tom Morales, all former players and/or coaches for Wayne Des Combes, talk at a table in front of a wall displaying pictures of the late Des Combes. The dinner event raised $3,000 for Agua Fria Union High School District’s homeless youth program. Submitted photo
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Event raises $3,000 for homeless youths Wayne Des Combes made an impact on many Agua Fria students while he coached baseball at the school. His name is continuing to make a difference almost a year... + continue reading
SUNNY MORENO of Agua fria hauls in a pass against Shadow Ridge during a summer passing league tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Owls have had a busy summer trying to bounce back from last year’s sub-.500 season.  View photo by Ray Thomas
SUNNY MORENO of Agua fria hauls in a pass against Shadow Ridge during a summer passing league tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Owls have had a busy summer trying to bounce back from last year’s sub-.500 season. View photo by Ray Thomas
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MIKE CASWELL of Estrella Foothills pulls in a weighted sled during a big-man tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Wolves took part in big-man and passing competitions over the summer to prepare for the 2015 season. View photo by Ray Thomas
MIKE CASWELL of Estrella Foothills pulls in a weighted sled during a big-man tournament June 6 in Glendale. The Wolves took part in big-man and passing competitions over the summer to prepare for the 2015 season. View photo by Ray Thomas
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BRADY BOWEN gets ready to throw a pitch for Friends University. Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, signed a free-agent contract to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. Submitted photo
BRADY BOWEN gets ready to throw a pitch for Friends University. Bowen, a 2011 graduate of Verrado High School in Buckeye, signed a free-agent contract to play Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals’ organization. Submitted photo
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