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At basketball games, ticketholders see players, coaches and referees on the court all around the same age. However, the Isaac School District in Phoenix and Just Ref It Youth Officials have defied this norm and are training children to become referees.

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The Millennium Tigers football team has produced four straight 4-6 seasons, underwhelming for a team that had consecutive winning records from 2007 to 2013. The team is on its third coach since 2013, and Lamar Early, who took the job last July, is in his first full offseason with the group.

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David Worsham wasn’t at Prescott’s Goldwater Lake on June 2 for the family fishing event or even the stocked rainbow trout. He was there to catch big bass.

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Arizona Divinity Basketball’s 14-and-under team, from Phoenix, went undefeated at the Grassroots 365 Invitational: Southwest 2018 basketball tournament at the American Sports Center in Avondale, finishing off the competition with a 63-29 victory in the final over rival Blue Chip Nation Elite…

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