Dr. Walter Schreiber, acting mayor of West Berlin, right, congratulates American track star Jesse Owens telling him, "Hitler wouldn't shake your hands, I give you both hands," Aug. 22, 1951. (AP Photo/Hans von Nolde)
Home run king Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees is seen in 1927. (AP Photo)
A two-time first team All-Region defensive back, Perkins was also a threat on offense as the Jaguars' top wide receiver as a senior in 2010. In two years Perkins caught 74 passes for 1,150 yards and 16 touchdowns, before switching his focus back to defense as a major contributor for Pima Col…
Matt Grevers, left, and USA teammate Nick Thoman, both with Tucson ties, finished first and second in the 100-meter backstroke final.
High-jumper Brigetta Barrett, a University of Arizona theater major, cleared 6 feet, 8 inches, winning an Olympic silver medal.
Georganne Moline, a UA senior, set a personal best in the 400-meter hurdles during track events at the London Games. She finished about a half-second off the bronze.
Above: Caitlin Leverenz, facing, embraces the United States' Arian Kukors after winning bronze in the 200-meter individual medley final. Leverenz is a Sahuaro High grad.
Left: Bernard Lagat, a Tucson resident, left, and Britain's Mohamed Farah competed in the men's 5,000-meter final at the London Olympics. Lagat finished fourth, just off the bronze, after he was tripped in the final stretch.
The 23 Olympic athletes with Southern Arizona ties produced nine medals by the time closing ceremonies ended the London Games on Sunday.
Seen here is the photo finish of the final of the women's 100 meter sprint event at the Olympic games in Rome, Sept. 29, 1960. Winning the gold is Wilma Rudolph of the U.S. (right) who clocked precisely 11 seconds. Britain's Derethy Hyman beats Italy's G. Leone into the following places. The…
Pictured here Edith McGuire, left, wins the 200 meter dash for women at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Japan. Second is Irena Kirszenstein and third is Marilyn Black in red shorts. (AP Photo)
For four years, Nick Ross had three nights booked.
Dan Reynolds has been an official for 43 years, since he was age 19 and lived in Michigan. He has worked at every level of meet ranging from middle school to high school to UA to the Olympics.
This is what high school track and field athletes work for all year: the state championship meet.
It might be an exaggeration to say FC Tucson and Pima County can move mountains in a day, but it's clear they can quickly remove a lot of topsoil.
Desert View's Brandon Perkins (BRANDON PERKINS) hauls in a pass over Cougar defender Dionte Simmons (DIONTE SIMMONS) during a high school football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Desert View High School in Tucson Arizona. (Mike Christy for the Arizona Daily Star( *NO MAGS/SALES/MANDATORY CRED…
Desert View's Daniel Goodman, left, wrestles Cougar running back Joseph Grono for a loss during a high school football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Desert View High School in Tucson Arizona. Desert View went on to win 13-7. (Mike Christy for the Arizona Daily Star( *NO MAGS/SALES/MANDATORY…
Desert View running back Luis Hernandez tries to avoid the tackle of Sahuaro's Dione Simmons during a high school football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Desert View High School
Sahuaro's Michael Jackson (62) gets tangled with Desert View kick returner Brandon Perkins during a high school football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Desert View High School
Sahuaro's Dionte Simmons (22) runs past Desert View's Jesus Robinson during a high school football game Friday, Oct. 15, 2010, at Desert View High School