Matt Bushman has always been a multisport athlete. He’s always seemingly on the field, on the court or in the weight room.
If you’re a football fan and love an old-style high-scoring shootout, Tucson High School is the place to be on Friday night.
Following the Division I state championship match last October, Cienega golfer David Rauer walked off the course with a sour feeling of disappointment.
The Salpointe Catholic Lancers, fresh off a pasting of a Nevada team on the road in its season opener last Friday, showed their home crowd just how explosive they can be with a 49-7 rout of Sabino. Meanwhile, Ironwood Ridge had to rally to fend off Cienega. Check out some of the action in th…
With a completely different team from last year, Ironwood Ridge football coach Matt Johnson was very eager to see his new product in action for the first time in Friday night’s season opener
The Canyon del Oro softball team celebrates its fifth state title game victory in the last six seasons. CDO rallied after giving up a game-tying grand slam in the seventh inning. The win was the Star's pick for game of the year.
Running back Anthony Braunreiter, left, and linebacker Jake Matthews helped Ironwood Ridge earn a state title and best team honors.
The Farrington Stadium dugout at Arizona State was lined with members of the Canyon del Oro softball team ready to celebrate a state championship.
Catalina Foothills' Jenna Glad, left, scored a goal in each of the Falcons' three state final victories.
High school football state playoffs
The past three weeks, right before his team has taken the field, Ironwood Ridge coach Matt Johnson has told his team a joke.
Ironwood Ridge quarterback Tyler Williams has run for 1,089 yards this season, orchestrating an offense that has scored 58 rushing touchdowns in 13 games.
Ironwood Ridge's opponents know what's coming when the Nighthawks have the ball.
Palo Verde celebrated a state title at Arizona Stadium in 2005, but it's rare for a local team to win one in the Phoenix area.
When Ironwood Ridge beat Tempe Marcos de Niza in the Division II semifinals, it accomplished a program first by advancing to the state championship football game.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter doesn't pass the eye test.
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter isn't especially tall or big, but he scores high marks in smarts, effort and strength.
After Johnny Peña's 30th carry, a 13-yard gain straight up the middle, Salpointe Catholic wide receiver Cameron Denson turned to the Ironwood Ridge sideline and told the Nighthawks players and coaches something they all already knew.
Salpointe running back Johnny Peña tries to elude Ironwood Ridge's Jake Matthews in the second quarter. Peña finished with 187 yards and three TDs.
Salpointe quarterback Andrew Cota slithers away from Ironwood Ridge's Scott Simmons to escape a sack in the first quarter of the Lancers' victory.