After Bridgette Doucet essentially came out of nowhere her sophomore year and finished second at the Division II state cross-country meet, it looked as if she would have a smooth and clear path to winning a championship in no time.
Sabino wrestler Bryson Echols capped an undefeated season with a major decision in the Division III state finals two months ago to become the school’s first state champion in nearly 15 years.
While the tennis team tournaments are still more than two weeks away, a pair of undefeated girls squads might be getting a practice round of next month’s state final.
Out of the five selections for player of the year from this winter sports season, Sahuaro senior forward Jasmine Simmons had to be one of the easiest picks.
Southern Arizonans shined in wrestling this season. Four local wrestlers were crowned undefeated state champions and four schools earned second-place finishes.
When I was in Glendale covering the state tournament at Jobing.com Arena, AIA 365 reporter Jose Garcia told me he couldn’t remember the last time there was such an array of talent for boys basketball in Southern Arizona.
In her first season at Cienega, junior Treyanna Clay didn’t have any trouble fitting in.
Tucson High was arguably the most dominant boys soccer team in Arizona as it went 21-0-3 on its way to the Division II state title.
Jio Orozco thinks back to last baseball season and winces.
Ironwood Ridge’s softball team suffered its second loss in the last four games on Friday night but there’s no reason for the Nighthawks to panic.
Desert Christian assistant baseball coach Ryan Hanson, an instrumental part in the team’s run to a state title last spring, died unexpectedly Wednesday. He was 34.
Over the last two seasons, Southern Arizona boys volleyball teams have gone 4-15 in the state tournament, and only one local team has advanced beyond the second round.
April arrives this week, and believe it or not, the postseason is less than four weeks away.
Like most college basketball fans across the country, Lester Medford spent Thursday night in front of a TV set, watching the Sweet 16 games of the NCAA tournament.
Five-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl champion Andre Rison will not be the next football coach at Rincon/University High School, TUSD athletic director Herman House said Wednesday.
Having undergone Tommy John surgery just 14 months ago, Ethan Rosebeck didn’t know what to expect this season.
Salpointe Catholic won its own baseball tournament last week, and now Tucson High will try to win its Chris Moon Memorial Classic for the second year in a row.
Christian Poe had just one event to do Saturday at the University of Arizona-hosted Willie Williams Classic, so it gave him a chance to have a big day — a really big day.
Blanchard's shortstop Blake Owen is waiting with the ball for Nogales' Jesus Solis as he tried to steal second to end the fifth inning during the Seventh annual Lancer Baseball Classic at the Reid Park annex baseball fields. The photo was taken on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. P…
A loss to Santa Rita in the 4A-II state semifinals four years ago wasn’t the end of Palo Verde star Bryce Cotton’s basketball career. He just didn’t know what lay ahead.
Tucson natives Arlene and Dan Muniz have been married 23 years, and, naturally, have their occasional disagreements — especially when it comes to sports.
Several high schools around Southern Arizona are on spring break this week, but it will be anything but a breather in the prep sports scene.
Finding a long-term replacement for legendary football coach Vern Friedli, the winner of a state-record 331 games, is no simple task for Amphitheater High School.
Former Empire football coach Jorge Mendivil is Amphitheater’s new coach. The district’s Governing Board approved his appointment Tuesday night.
The Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament in Las Vegas will surely be the main attraction this week but there will also be plenty of tournament action to watch around Southern Arizona.
Over the next two nights, Tucson High grad Christine Clark will play her final two home games with the Harvard women’s basketball team.
Five-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl champion Andre Rison has been named Rincon/University’s next football coach, TUSD athletic director Herman House told the Star Tuesday.
Five-time Pro Bowl selection and former Super Bowl champion Andre Rison has been named Rincon/University’s next football coach, TUSD athletic director Herman House told the Star today.
The winter sports season officially came to an end Saturday so now it’s time to take the action outdoors, for the most part.
Cienega's first-ever trip to a basketball state championship game didn't go as planned.
GLENDALE — Moments after Saturday’s Division II girls basketball state championship game ended, Cienega coach Paul Reed walked down his bench, shaking hands and giving high-fives to each player.
GLENDALE — Even before the season started, Cienega’s girls basketball team believed it was one of the top contenders for a state championship and talked about being one of the last two teams standing.
GLENDALE — When Cienega’s boys basketball team pulled within two points of Phoenix Shadow Mountain late in Thursday night’s Division II state semifinal, the Bobcats sensed they were going to pull out the win just as they had in several big games over the last three seasons.
At least one Cienega basketball team is headed to the state finals and the other will have a chance to get there tonight.
While 22 baseball teams participate in the Cowboy Up Classic at Kino Sports Complex, 19 softball teams will be playing in another tournament roughly 15 miles up Interstate 10.
GLENDALE – Salpointe Catholic boys basketball coach Brian Holstrom saw plenty of film to prove Phoenix Shadow Mountain could come to life at any time.
GLENDALE — Cienega High School might look like a ghost town this afternoon.
GLENDALE — Salpointe Catholic boys basketball coach Brian Holstrom saw plenty of film to prove Phoenix Shadow Mountain could come to life at any time.
If the recent weather in Tucson hadn't already made it feel like spring, the fact that baseball is officially back should.
GLENDALE — Facing a nine-point deficit early in Tuesday night’s Division II state quarterfinal, the Cienega girls basketball team found itself in unfamiliar territory.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — After Sahuaro heavyweight Kyle Jividen won a state title last February to cap off a 40-0 season, he wanted to prove he was not just a one-hit wonder.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Heading into the championship round of the Division I state wrestling meet Saturday afternoon, Sunnyside already knew its 16th title in the last 17 years was out of reach. First-place Mesa Mountain View led by 52 points.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Cienega junior Jason Ayala is one win away from reaching the 106-pound state championship finals for the second year in a row.
Over the last six years, the Olivas brothers have a lot of good memories wrestling together.
Over the last two seasons, the Cholla boys basketball team has lost just two games on its home court.
Palo Verde junior Sydni Stallworth had a career night tonight scoring 42 points but the 19th-seeded Titans fell in first round of the Division III state tournament.
Tucson High’s boys soccer team brought Southern Arizona its first championship of 2014 when it won the Division II state title match Saturday afternoon.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced the seedings for the basketball state tournaments today and 29 local teams qualified.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – After Amphitheater’s Jesus Barrera dislocated his right elbow at the Flowing Wells Invitational last month, all the 152-pound senior could think about was getting back on the mat and repeating as a state champion.