Amphi sophomore Geo Payan, right, competes against Sunnyside's Raul Moraga in the Flowing Wells Invitational.
Amphitheater wrestling coach Sam Portillo knew it wouldn't be easy replacing a pair of state champions.
HONOLULU - Ten games into his college basketball career, Tim Derksen received the kind of test freshmen don't often get.
Michael Campbell and Jeannette Maré with Ben's Bell.
The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is former physical-education teacher Michael Campbell, who now volunteers at a midtown school.
A 6-year-old boy who had a handgun in his backpack at Keeling Elementary School has been turned over to Child Protective Services.
At Amphitheater, the Dorados (4-6) finished their season on a two-game win streak after defeating the Panthers (1-9).
When her 11-year-old granddaughter was struggling in school, Christine Smalley knew she had to make a major change to get her back on track.
At Amphitheater, the Panthers (1-4) fell into an early hole, going down 28-0 after the first quarter. Williams Field (5-0) racked up 372 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. Amphi managed only 62 total yards.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors canceled elections in the Amphitheater and Flowing Wells districts because three candidates are running for as many spots in each race. Since the seats were uncontested, the candidates were appointed to those slots.
Palo Verde receiver Rozario Martinez snags a 28-yard catch to keep alive a Palo Verde drive in the closing moments of the fourth quarter.
New Amphitheater coach Brandon Willard said "there's a lot of pressure" replacing Vern Friedli, who retired after 36 years. "I've got to do my best ... and keep the tradition going," he said.
In Brandon Willard's head coaching debut at Amphitheater, his Panthers held opposing Palo Verde without an offensive touchdown.
Construction crews work on moving Oracle Jaynes Station Road around Lulu Walker Elementary School. The move allows for a new parking lot.
It may be called Roller Coaster Road but for years, dismissal at a nearby school made driving on the road more like a sluggish amusement-park line than a thrill ride.
GAP Ministries is hosting a "BackPack 2 School" event Saturday where volunteers will give away free backpacks, educational supplies and prizes to kids in need from the Amphitheater, Marana and Flowing Wells school districts.
Dominic Johnson competed in the Olympics three times for the Caribbean nation of St. Lucia. He still holds the UA pole vault record.
Dominic Johnson competed in men's 4x400 relay and pole vault for St. Lucia in '96. In the 2000 and 2008 games, he competed only in the pole vault.