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Guest Column: El Con neighborhoods still battling Walmart, seeking public hearings

The neighborhoods around El Con Mall are not giving up the fight to prevent incompatible development at the mall.

June 30, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Nighthawks feast on turnovers

Nighthawks feast on turnovers

It might not have been the longest week on record, but seven days served as the perfect amount of time to allow the Ironwood Ridge defense to sit and stew.

November 05, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Badgers beat Cabs for 7th win

Badgers beat Cabs for 7th win

Since 1994 only two Tucson High teams finished the season with seven wins. Thanks to a 28-point second-half outburst, the Badgers of 2011 became the third.

October 29, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Ironwood Ridge 45, Foothills 0

Ironwood Ridge 45, Foothills 0

For the better part of its eight wins this season, Ironwood Ridge has managed to keep things fairly predictable: Rush for nearly 300 yards and ensure its opponent faces deficits well into double-digit territory.

October 22, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
'Going big' sparks Mustangs

'Going big' sparks Mustangs

Up by one point with just over two minutes remaining in Friday's game against Palo Verde, Sahuarita coach David Rodriguez had a choice to make; punt on fourth-and-five on the Titans 34-yard-line, or go for it.

October 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Cougars end short losing streak

Sometimes a win is good enough, and after two straight losses by a combined 10 points, Sahuaro will take it.

October 07, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Ironwood Ridge 34, Marcos de Niza 20: Unbeaten Nighthawks grind out big win

Ironwood Ridge 34, Marcos de Niza 20: Unbeaten Nighthawks grind out big win

When momentum from its 27-7 first-half lead all but vanished, and the outcome of Friday's game hung in the balance, Ironwood Ridge went back to what worked.

September 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Sabercats roll to quick start, win

Three drives was all Sabino needed Friday night to make its long trip to the south side of Tucson more than worthwhile.

September 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Big plays help Lancers rebound

Big plays help Lancers rebound

Salpointe Catholic's season-opening loss to Scottsdale Chaparral stung at the time, but the Lancers took all of that frustration out on Tucson High Friday night.

September 03, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Lancers' 12-point lead evaporates

Lancers' 12-point lead evaporates

Just over 11 minutes remained in the third quarter of Salpointe Catholic's season opener against Scottsdale Chaparral, and the Lancers were in control.

August 27, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Saturday's Icecats: Despite a fast start in finale, UA falls to ASU in overtime

If there was one thing Arizona knew it must have in its season finale Saturday night, it was a fast start.

February 28, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
ICECATS: Finality hits hard as ASU roars past Icecats in third

ICECATS: Finality hits hard as ASU roars past Icecats in third

The momentum of Arizona's four-game win streak was tempered over the last week as reality set in that this weekend's series against Arizona State would be the Icecats' final two games of the season.

February 26, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

Sluggish third period costly for Arizona

Following Friday's 6-1 victory over Northern Arizona University, Icecats coach Leo Golembiewski could not overlook the way his team played.

January 17, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Lefferts, Kowalski score two each in Friday night win

Lefferts, Kowalski score two each in Friday night win

Friday night has not exactly provided the type of positive inspiration the Arizona Icecats care to draw on - especially from the results of their last two matchups.

January 15, 2011 12:00 am Related Loading…

'An old tradition' honors Slugocki in Saturday win

Friday's 7-0 loss to Adrian College provided more than enough motivation for the Arizona Icecats on Saturday night.

January 10, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Icecats forced OT, then lose in a shootout

No one likes losing to a rival, but the disappointment was even more apparent following the Arizona Icecats' shootout loss to Arizona State on Friday at the Tucson Convention Center.

December 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Big plays lift CDO in final minutes

Big plays lift CDO in final minutes

Cienega's Isaac Jones had just intercepted a pass by Canyon del Oro's Jason McBrayer with just under four minutes remaining in Friday night's 4A-I state semifinal.

November 27, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Check out several keys to the 4A-I clash

One game is all that stands in the way of Canyon del Oro making a return to the Class 4A-I state championship football game or Cienega reaching the final for the first time in program history.

November 26, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

UA win streak ends at 6 after loss to Rebels

Any momentum the Arizona Icecats had gained in a 10-5 romp over UNLV on Friday night disappeared by the time the first puck dropped Saturday.

November 22, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Speedy WR too much for Lancers

PHOENIX - For more than a half of play, Salpointe Catholic looked like a team headed to the 5A-I state semifinals.

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Freshman leads Cats to sweep of Rams

Since the Arizona Icecats' first season in 1979, the program has never endured the type of turmoil that it has the past two seasons: back-to-back losing seasons for the first time and 31 total losses that could only be previously matched over a three-year period.

November 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Amphi rushes for 477 in win

Amphi rushes for 477 in win

Any hope that the playoffs would provide No. 7 Amphitheater with a challenging four quarters ended before halftime Friday night.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
3 Lancers combine for 282 yards

3 Lancers combine for 282 yards

For at least one quarter, it appeared Salpointe Catholic and Sunnyside would produce another classic similar to last season's three-point nail-biter that went down to the final play.

November 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Balanced Lancers stay in first place

Balanced Lancers stay in first place

As impressive as 40-point blowouts and eye-popping offensive numbers can appear on paper, Salpointe Catholic coach Dennis Bene is even happier with balance.

October 23, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

For math teacher Hassey, win 100 is prime number

At 15 years old, Nemer Hassey had it all figured out. While most guys his age fantasized about dating the homecoming queen, his dreams consisted of isosceles triangles and post patterns.

October 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Blue Devils win handily, for them

Blue Devils win handily, for them

After back-to-back one-point victories, coach Richard Sanchez spent the six days leading to Sunnyside's contest against Sierra Vista Buena imploring his squad to focus on finishing.

October 09, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
Bobcats overcome slow start

Bobcats overcome slow start

Stuck in the middle of a two-week break from classes, Cienega began Friday's game against Catalina Foothills in a funk, and the Falcons took advantage.

October 02, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…
After slow start, Sabino starts up

After slow start, Sabino starts up

A handful of special teams miscues, a first quarter with more penalties than points and an overactive sprinkler system got the night off to a slow start at Sabino.

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Avitia helps put Panthers back on track

Avitia helps put Panthers back on track

Through the first two games, Amphitheater's Alfonso Avitia has made one big play after another. And it came as no surprise that he continued to do so when his team needed it most Friday night against Flowing Wells.

September 11, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Lancers finally get going, show no rust

Lancers finally get going, show no rust

Salpointe Catholic made up for lost time in Friday's season opener after having a longer than normal off-season. With a stingy defense and a crisp offense, Salpointe played for the first time in 10 months and trounced Rio Rancho (N.M.) 31-8.

September 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
With three starters sitting out, Bobcats cruise past Buena

With three starters sitting out, Bobcats cruise past Buena

Cienega's season had not even kicked off, and the Bobcats were already calling on their reserves to step up.

August 28, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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UA sweeps, now hits road

UA sweeps, now hits road

One way for Arizona to avoid complacency after capping an undefeated weekend at the Wildcat Invitational is to look at an even tougher schedule coming up.

March 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Cats rout St. John's, turn back Creighton

After scoring 62 runs over its five previous games, No. 2 Arizona rediscovered what it was like to play a close contest in the second game of its doubleheader Saturday night.

March 14, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Wildcats win pair of shutouts

Another game, another collection of home runs and a fistful of RBIs for Arizona's newcomers. Even for freshmen, this is becoming all too much of a routine.

March 13, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Hampton scores 21 as full-strength Nighthawks advance

Hampton scores 21 as full-strength Nighthawks advance

While many teams spent the regular-season jelling, Ironwood Ridge experienced what it was like to have its five best players on the court for the first time this season.

February 26, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Toia scores four goals as CDO wins second consecutive title

Toia scores four goals as CDO wins second consecutive title

Despite all of his talent and ability on the soccer field, even Canyon del Oro's Donny Toia could not have envisioned a performance like he had on Friday night.

February 13, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Foothills avenges '09 loss, reaches championship game

Foothills avenges '09 loss, reaches championship game

Catalina Foothills discovered there can be drawbacks to jumping out to an early lead, and they have their own Emily Lai to thank for that.

February 12, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Freshman's late goals lift Mtn. View

Freshman's late goals lift Mtn. View

With just over five minutes remaining in its season, Mountain View turned to the one player who has proven more than capable of finding the goal.

February 06, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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'Composure' helps Titans

'Composure' helps Titans

To Palo Verde, a post-season seed is only a number, and entering Wednesday's girls first-round playoff game against Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep, coach Jim Mentz said his squad had much to prove to themselves and everyone else.

February 04, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Falcons' pressure leads to win

Falcons' pressure leads to win

Pressure has been known to bend, twist and break. Catalina Foothills used it to wear down its opponent Tuesday night.

January 20, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Amphi coach Lovato returns from third stroke; no 'big deal'

Few things can be as therapeutic to a basketball coach as being in a gym.

January 06, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Eagles held scoreless for first time since 2006

Fourteen points allowed and a pair of goal-line stands.

December 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Undersized Bobcats tower over Bears in rout

CIENEGA 50, BRADSHAW MOUNTAIN 7

November 21, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Bobcats show their air skills in win

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: CIENEGA 51, NOGALES 14

November 14, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Rematch has a lot on line for Apaches, Bobcats

GAME OF WEEK: NOGALES at CIENEGA

November 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Versatile Jeffries lifts Empire over Safford

Versatile Jeffries lifts Empire over Safford

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS

November 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Stubborn as Bulldogs

Stubborn as Bulldogs

In the days leading up to his team's matchup against Amphi, Douglas coach Dick Keith couldn't help but talk about receiver and kick returner Joel Bello.

October 31, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Panthers, Bulldogs have same objective

Panthers, Bulldogs have same objective

Some teams have the playoffs locked up, while others simply don't have a chance.

October 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Titans show they learned lesson with 20-point first quarter in win

Titans show they learned lesson with 20-point first quarter in win

A week after a slow start in its game against Douglas, Palo Verde made sure not to make the same mistake twice.

October 24, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Where's the beef? At Tucson

Where's the beef? At Tucson

The Quadruple Bypass Burger is not the type of "culinary challenge" to take lightly.

October 23, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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