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Eva Heinz shouldered the No. 1 role for the Desert Edge girls’ golf team in her freshman season. She finished it with a solid showing at the Division II state tournament at the Sonoran Course in Tucson Oct. 28-29.

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Tears of anger and frustration last year flipped to tears of joy for La Joya Community High School football players after a 41-21 victory over Westview on Oct. 25. 

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Most 17-year-old high school students are working, playing sports or preparing for college. Jagger Jones does all that, plus he is a race car driver in the Arizona Lottery 100, K&N Pro Series West Championship.

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After years of narrowly falling in contention for a state championship, the Millennium Tigers volleyball team has a chance to claim a repeat. The Tigers swept Centennial 25-13, 25-20, 25-19 on Saturday to earn a spot in the 2019 AIA 5A Volleyball State Championship match.

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Hugs abounded and some happy tears fell from the faces of La Joya Community Lobos football players after a 41-21 victory over Westview on October 25.

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In the last year, Zack Robinson shed more than 10 strokes from his golf game, which put him into the thick of the 2019 Division II boys’ state tournament.

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In three years as boys’ golf head coach at Estrella Foothills High School, Garth Benson has led the Wolves to two Division II, Section III championship titles.

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Estrella Foothills High School volleyball hosts a “dig pink” event at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.  A rally will help raise funds for breast cancer awareness and treatment.

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Many children dream of becoming a racecar driver and a few Valley kids recently got an upfront look at what it’s like. 

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La Joya Community celebrated its first-ever varsity football win over Westview Friday night, as the Lobos defeated the Knights 41-21 on senior night.

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The roster and coaching staff is about the same as it has been for several years for the Odyssey Institute volleyball team. It is just the results that are different. 

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In the midst of its stretching and warmup drills, Verrado High football coach Shawn Copeland yells, “Family time!” The players slap hands, shout encouragement and greet their teammates and coaches before the hard work of practice begins.

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It is hard to avoid comparisons between Desert Edge senior receiver Jihad Marks and his older brother, Elijah. They wear the same number (10), play the same position, and those who know both players describe their play style as similar, too. Merriam-Webster defines his name as “a crusade for…

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The Millennium Tigers, cheering and hugging each other, stormed the court last November, celebrating the girls’ volleyball state championship that had eluded the group for so long.

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ISM Raceway has introduced its Racing Electronics Family Fun Package to create an easy, turnkey way for families to enjoy an exciting day of racing during the Bluegreen Vacations 500 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semi-Final race.

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The heartening scene that would eventually transpire in the Millennium High School gymnasium on August 24, which saw coaches, players and parents alike sporting “Luvy Strong” T-shirts, started with an unforeseen Twitter message from an unlikely source.

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Warm weather is here, and summer has officially started. That means it’s officially time for obstacle course races. Whether it’s the 12-plus grueling miles of Tough Mudder or the rough obstacles of a Warrior Dash, obstacle course race training has become the cornerstone of fitness for millio…

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The timing felt right for Sarah Byers to finally do this — to finally hand over the keys of her booming club swim program to her assistant coach and accept a high school head coaching gig.

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Kyle Wellman was the subject of a phone call between two head coaches in collegiate summer baseball leagues. One needed an extra arm in Ontario, Canada, and the other possessed just that in Scottsdale.

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Hours before the 6:40 first pitch, hours before he was scheduled to make his Chase Field debut with 40 of his family and friends in attendance, Josh Rojas was at his parents’ Goodyear home to get ready for his big night.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation is now accepting applications for the $100,000 School Challenge, presented by University of Phoenix, to benefit schools across the state of Arizona.

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Expectations, per usual, are high for the Westview football team. That is nothing too new, as the Knights have not posted a losing record since a 5-7 mark in 2005.

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A week playing baseball alongside some of the country’s top young talent under the sunny, South Florida sky was a wonderful way for 17-year-olds A.J. Kostic and Amir Odom to spend their waning days of summer vacation.

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A group of around 15 amateur golfers — members of the West Valley AZ Mediocre Golf Association — talked trash, hung out and even took a few swings at Valley Golf Center in Avondale on a Thursday night after work. The local chapter of the nationwide association calls their weekly outings “church.”

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On a team comprised of few travel ball players, in a league where the path to a state title is sorely untrodden, with a head coach so intent on weaving his team around the obstacles placed before them, the West End Little League Junior All-Stars team soared to a fifth-place finish at the sta…

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After a dominant showing at the districts tournament, the Goodyear Little League 9- to 11-year-old All-Stars baseball team departed the state tournament with a 2-2 record, placing fifth among 13 teams.

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Over 100 high school basketball players crowded into the PHHacility, a Phoenix-based basketball complex, for the third annual Southwest All-American Basketball Camp from July 23 through July 24, with a chance to show off their skills in front of over 40 confirmed college basketball coaches a…

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Hailey Garcia is not the ballplayer she was just a few short weeks ago, courtesy of Major League Baseball’s efforts to provide youth softball players with elite training.

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The twelve 13-year-old girls who make up the Livewire 13 Adidas volleyball club thought their head coach may as well have been placing a jinx on them.

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Gillis Champagne is reaping the benefits of a dazzling junior season with the Verrado Vipers varsity baseball team in which he batted .390 with 22 RBIs in 27 games.

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Chasing a two-run deficit in the waning innings of the District 2 championship game, the Litchfield Park Little League’s under-12 All-Stars team used an extra-innings rally and a strong effort from its bullpen to escape with a thrilling one-run victory against Deer Valley Little League on June 28.

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In honor of Kyle Busch’s 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Semifinal win at ISM Raceway, the track is giving away No. 18 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing bobbleheads.

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Ed Andersson’s journey to landing the head coaching gig with an up-and-coming high school varsity volleyball program started with an innocent acceptance to becoming the team’s volunteer coach in the fall of 2006.

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A group of players, drinking newly bought sports drinks and typical high school stadium food like hot dogs and candy due to a lack of other options, crowded both hoops to take a precious few warm-up shots while the teams actually using a high school’s lone basketball court for their summer g…

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Nine months ago, the Buckeye Tigers had work to do. This much their two coaches — head coach Jason Procunier and assistant Ryan Fridrich — knew already.

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Price Johnson always was intrigued by the military. Plans for life after high school — which would begin after he graduated from Verrado High School this May — had yet to be cemented.

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The 2018 La Joya Community football team sat together last October, anxiously watching the AIA’s selection show unsure of whether it had done enough to secure a spot in the 6A playoffs.

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Ryan Vanderhei huddled over his laptop, streaming day three of the 2019 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft on June 5 with a small contingent of family members in their Goodyear home, when his cell phone buzzed.

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Four years ago, Luke Mellon was a football player. A freshman at Verrado High School, Mellon was working out and spending the summer training as an offensive lineman.


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