This week, Star sports columnist Greg Hansen dishes on Pac-12 officiating, a former local hoops star making his mother happy at a D-I program, Mike Candrea's hard work, Andy Lopez's hard work and a UA cross country runner who willed herself across the finish line - and her team to a title. C…
Star sports columnist Greg Hansen's weekly report on all things Southern Arizona sports includes his take on the renovations and atmosphere at Arizona stadium, Solomon Hill's continued impact on the UA basketball team and a hot young football Wildcat with a bright future.
After freshman catcher Samantha "Sammy" Nettling hit .440 as a full-time starter on Canyon del Oro's 2011 state championship softball team, every elite team in college softball knew who she was.
As construction of a $74 million football center continued last summer at Arizona, Oregon State was working on a new basketball practice facility.
Catalina Foothills' Chaz Mack, right, has helped the Falcons sprint out to an 18-1 record this year.
New football center will help Cats, but no time for Byrne to rest
Kaleb Tarczewski, right, was uncommitted at this time last year; he attended the Red-Blue Game and said recently, "I loved being in the gym."
Nancy Bowling, a freshman from Royal High School in Simi Valley, Calif., allowed only one run in 16 innings, with 28 K's and no walks, in fall exhibition play.
Between Sept. 12 and Oct. 19, Sean Miller used his Twitter account 42 times to promote today's sold-out Red-Blue Game. When he began, 3,000 tickets had been sold.
Jasmine Stokes, who scored a school-record 51 goals for Palo Verde last season, is headed for Cal Baptist.
Coach Dennis Bene, shown after a game last year, took his Lancers north and beat a team that was 53-4 over four years.
Selecting Tucson's top high school senior recruit is usually a tough call, sometimes four or five deep, but this year it is a runaway choice.
Andre Iguodala is the biggest lock for a gold medal among the athletes with Tucson ties at the Games.
Michael Thompson, runner-up in the U.S. Open last month, returns for the inaugural Thompson Invitational.
Tucsonan Pam Reed, 51, was second among women this month at the 135-mile Death Valley/Badwater Marathon.
UA coach Sean Miller can't talk publicly about practice, but the word is out on freshman Kaleb Tarczewski.