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28
Jun
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White Tank volleyball competing in nationals

WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN VOLLEYBALL CLUB PLAYERS from the 15 open team pose with their medals after earning a berth in the Junior National Championships. The team started competition Monday in Minneapolis, Minn., and will conclude Thursday. Submitted photo
WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN VOLLEYBALL CLUB PLAYERS from the 15 open team pose with their medals after earning a berth in the Junior National Championships. The team started competition Monday in Minneapolis, Minn., and will conclude Thursday. Submitted photo

15 open club team earns American bid

White Tank Mountain Volleyball Club’s 15 open girls team is going to the Junior National Championships in Minneapolis for the first time.

The club team, coached by Jennifer Gonzales, consists of nine girls who are 15 or younger. It finished ninth in the Arizona qualifier and got a “trickle-down” bid, Gonzales said.

Wed
28
Jun
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Summer sport series: Round 2, Handball

With the NBA Finals wrapped up, and the MLB season months away from the playoff push, View Sports is venturing into the unknown, taking a look at popular sports around the globe that maybe aren't so big in our own backyard.

Over the next few issues, we'll tackle what it's like to learn popular sports from scratch, and see what we find.

Today's sport: Olympic Team Handball.

 

Wed
28
Jun
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Desert Edge progressing with new coach

TYLER HENRY of Desert Edge throws a pass during the Universal Athletic 7-on-7 Tournament June 3. Henry, a junior quarterback for the Scorpions, helped the team to an 18-5 record during passing league competitions over the summer. View photo by Jordan Christopher
TYLER HENRY of Desert Edge throws a pass during the Universal Athletic 7-on-7 Tournament June 3. Henry, a junior quarterback for the Scorpions, helped the team to an 18-5 record during passing league competitions over the summer. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Scorpions win big-man challenge at ASU

New coach, same old Desert Edge.

The Scorpions’ football team is navigating through a summer schedule without Rich Wellbrock at the helm for the first time since 2009, but new coach Jose Lucero is no stranger to the program.

Wed
28
Jun
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Josh Rojas drafted by Houston Astros

JOSH ROJAS, right, a 2013 graduate of Millennium High School, stretches for a putout against Tolleson during his senior season. Rojas was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Hawaii. View photo by Ray Thomas
JOSH ROJAS, right, a 2013 graduate of Millennium High School, stretches for a putout against Tolleson during his senior season. Rojas was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Hawaii. View photo by Ray Thomas

A former Millennium High School baseball player is taking his journey to the professional level.

Josh Rojas, a 2013 graduate of Millennium and 2017 graduate of the University of Hawaii, was selected as the 16th pick of the 26th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros organization. Rojas was the 781st player selected overall during the three-day draft event from June 12 to 14.

Wed
28
Jun
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Westview finding depth in summer session

DEVON NORMAN of Westview gets fouled going up for a shot against Cactus Shadows in a summer league game June 21 at Westview. View photo by Ray Thomas
DEVON NORMAN of Westview gets fouled going up for a shot against Cactus Shadows in a summer league game June 21 at Westview. View photo by Ray Thomas

Westview boys basketball wrapped up an impressive summer stretch by winning more than two-thirds of its games — without three of the team’s top players.

The Knights were without D’maurian Williams, Jakob Lofton and Christian Diaz for much of the summer because of injuries.

Westview coach Brendan McEvoy said it’s been a bummer for the trio to miss time, but it’s given the younger players an opportunity to step in and get valuable reps. So far, the “kids” have impressed.

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28
Jun
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Aaron Altherr returns to Valley

AARON ALTHERR of the Philadelphia Phillies focuses from the dugout before his first at bat Monday at Chase Field. Altherr, a 2009 Agua Fria graduate, made his first trip back home to play the Diamondbacks since making the Majors. He went 7 for 18 in the four-game series.  View photo by Ray Thomas
AARON ALTHERR of the Philadelphia Phillies focuses from the dugout before his first at bat Monday at Chase Field. Altherr, a 2009 Agua Fria graduate, made his first trip back home to play the Diamondbacks since making the Majors. He went 7 for 18 in the four-game series. View photo by Ray Thomas

Agua Fria graduate has strong weekend for Phillies

It was a memorable homecoming for Aaron Altherr.

The 2009 graduate of Agua Fria High School played his first games at Chase Field as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies June 23 through Monday, and did so in style. Altherr had at least one hit in all four games.

Wed
21
Jun
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Marks hired as Agua Fria boys basketball coach

New coach brings track record of success to Owls

Agua Fria boys basketball will have a new coach for the 2017-18 season.

Ramon Marks will take the reigns of the boys hoops program after the Agua Fria Union High School District board officially approved the hire at its June 14 meeting. Marks will take over for Randy Lavender, who left the program to take the Peoria Centennial job earlier this summer.

Wed
21
Jun

Odds & Ends: June 21, 2017

Estrella Foothills to host youth basketball school

The Estrella Foothills youth basketball school will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 26-29 at the high school's gymnasium, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear.

Wed
21
Jun
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Dickson signs with Chaminade University

DEVAN DICKSON throws a pitch for Westview at home April 13. Dickson signed a scholarship with Chaminade University in Honolulu to play collegiate softball. View photo by Mike Rincon
DEVAN DICKSON throws a pitch for Westview at home April 13. Dickson signed a scholarship with Chaminade University in Honolulu to play collegiate softball. View photo by Mike Rincon

Westview softball star heading to Honolulu

A Westview softball star will be saying aloha to a collegiate athletic career in the fall.

Devan Dickson has signed on to play softball at Chaminade University of Honolulu in Hawaii, a four-year college that competes in the Pacific West Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.

Wed
21
Jun
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Summer sports series: Round 1, Cricket

With the NBA Finals wrapped up, and the MLB season months away from the playoff push, View Sports is venturing into the unknown, taking a look at popular sports around the globe that maybe aren't so big in our own backyard.

Over the next few issues, we'll tackle what it's like to learn popular sports from scratch, and see what we find.

Today's sport: Cricket.

 

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