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Desert Christian forges ahead after the death of beloved assistant coach Hanson

Desert Christian forges ahead after the death of beloved assistant coach Hanson

With heavy hearts and emotions at their most raw, the Desert Christian baseball team got exactly what it needed on the road against rival Pusch Ridge Christian — a return to normalcy.

April 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
High school baseball: Blue Devils rally late with 'luck' on their side

High school baseball: Blue Devils rally late with 'luck' on their side

Down two runs and with Cienega starter Kevin Stevens nearly untouchable all game long, the Sunnyside baseball team needed more than timely hitting to make a seventh-inning comeback. The Blue Devils needed some luck.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cole Sterns

Cole Sterns

Cole Sterns

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
High school track: Friendly rivals push each other to the tape

High school track: Friendly rivals push each other to the tape

With an explosive step off the block, Sahuaro’s Cole Stern took an early lead in the 110-meter hurdles and held off a charging Satchel Burton to edge the Flowing Wells senior by a half second in a four-team meet at Rincon/University on Wednesday.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Satchel Burton

Satchel Burton

Satchel Burton

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
Buena's Sims ready to leave final impression at Willie Williams

Buena's Sims ready to leave final impression at Willie Williams

The Sierra Vista Buena blue and white that Ben Sims dons at this weekend’s Willie Williams Classic will soon change to the prestigious black, gray and gold of Army.

March 21, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Holcomb, teammates shine in Tucson Bicycle Classic

Holcomb, teammates shine in Tucson Bicycle Classic

With all three stages of the 28th annual Tucson Bicycle Classic completed, San Diego native Janel Holcomb sported the yellow jersey and championship trophy in the pro women’s category.

March 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Riders arriving from all over to compete in Tucson's 'mini Tour de France'

A record 112 women, and 587 total racers, will converge at the starting line just beyond the Gilbert Ray Campground today, from as far north as Winnipeg, Manitoba, to as far south as Hermosillo, Sonora, to compete in the largest Tucson Bicycle Classic in the past six years.

March 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
High school softball: College plans set, Sabino senior plans to go out "with a bang"

High school softball: College plans set, Sabino senior plans to go out "with a bang"

It took just the ping of her bat and some speed around the base paths for Sabino’s Kelsey Jenkins to match her home run total of one from last year.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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'Hungry' Cienega girls basketball team aims for 1st state title

'Hungry' Cienega girls basketball team aims for 1st state title

It took nine seasons and two schools before Cienega girls basketball coach Paul Reed finally led his team to the championship game.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…
High school girls basketball: Cienega carrying right mindset into state quarterfinals game

High school girls basketball: Cienega carrying right mindset into state quarterfinals game

Playing under the bright lights of the 18,300-seat Jobing.com Arena in Glendale will be a new experience for every player on the No. 3 Cienega girls basketball team.

February 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Trio has Titans back in the playoffs, ready to make a point

As a freshman, Derek Wilson got a taste of the playoffs, scoring five points in Palo Verde’s second-round blowout loss to eventual champion Amphitheater.

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Boys soccer: Badgers shut out Copper Canyon for first state title

Boys soccer: Badgers shut out Copper Canyon for first state title

GILBERT — A nearly perfect regular season for the Tucson High School boys soccer team was capped off with a perfect finish as the Badgers shutdown Glendale Copper Canyon 3-0 on Saturday to win the school’s first soccer state title.

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High school girls soccer: Foothills loses state title on penalty kicks

GILBERT — The Catalina Foothills girls soccer team did about everything it needed Saturday to win its fifth straight state title. Everything, that is, except score.

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High school soccer: Tucson High aiming for first title in program history

High school soccer: Tucson High aiming for first title in program history

As the Catalina Foothills girls soccer team takes the field at Gilbert Campo Verde this morning against Buckeye Verrado, with the chance of winning a fifth straight state title and ninth in the past 12 years, players from the city’s oldest school will have already made history simply by wait…

February 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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S. Arizona teams in Division II, Section II make it one of state's best

S. Arizona teams in Division II, Section II make it one of state's best

Just a month after getting blown out by 21 points at home by Sahuaro, the Sunnyside boys basketball team began the Division II, Section II tournament with an ugly, grind-it-out 34-31 win against the same Cougars on Wednesday.

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High school girls soccer: Walden Grove takes young team into state quarterfinals

With one upperclassman on the field and one-loss Scottsdale Prep staring them down, the No. 13 Walden Grove girls soccer team faced long odds in the school’s first-ever playoff game.

February 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Sabino downs Amphi for needed win

The frantic Amphitheater press had the Sabino boys basketball team struggling at times, but a barrage of three-pointers by junior Matt Zaleski in the fourth quarter helped rescue the Sabercats.

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High school girls soccer: Foothills knocks off I-Ridge again

High school girls soccer: Foothills knocks off I-Ridge again

The No. 1 Catalina Foothills girls soccer team didn’t wait long to assert itself as the top side in Southern Arizona, and perhaps all of Division II.

January 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school boys soccer: Flowing Wells senior makes game look easy

High school boys soccer: Flowing Wells senior makes game look easy

Whether he’s at midfield or up top, Alejandro Gonzalez’s soft touch and vision make it seem like the Flowing Wells senior is playing at a different speed than the defenders around him.

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Tucson Aztecs Soccer Club falls short in title match

Tucson Aztecs Soccer Club falls short in title match

When the referee’s whistle sounded at the end of the U-14 Gold Division championship game at the 24th annual Tucson Association of Realtors Shootout, not a single player in red and white cracked a smile.

January 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Dunlap's 20 points helps Willcox beat Benson

Dunlap's 20 points helps Willcox beat Benson

With the lights at their brightest and a talented Benson side making a late charge, the pressure was on for the Willcox boys basketball team at McKale Center on Saturday afternoon.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school soccer: "Go-get-it" attitude fuels Tucson High sophomore

High school soccer: "Go-get-it" attitude fuels Tucson High sophomore

When freshman Julian Gaona first stepped onto the Tucson High turf a season ago, the coaching staff immediately saw some talent.

January 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
High school girls soccer: Marana appears to be back in early-season form

High school girls soccer: Marana appears to be back in early-season form

It took less than 45 seconds for the Marana girls soccer team to prove the recent string of losses wasn’t reflective of its overall talent.

January 15, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Salpointe tops Cienega to keep playoff hopes alive

After gathering the ball 10 yards outside the box, Salpointe Catholic senior Vince Bianchi dribbled through the heart of the Cienega defense, weaving past a handful of Bobcats before slotting the ball into the right corner of the net.

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High school soccer: Foothills' Romagnolo adds scoring to repetoire

High school soccer: Foothills' Romagnolo adds scoring to repetoire

Through three productive seasons at Catalina Foothills, Matthew Romagnolo was always a playmaker in the center of the field.

January 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

CDO girls soccer team shuts out Salpointe to win Walden Grove tournament

When first-year coach Alex Rangel and the Canyon del Oro girls soccer team took the field for their opening game against Ironwood Ridge in the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic, the Dorados weren’t exactly prepared.

January 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

High school soccer: Tucson tops Rincon, again, to stay among city's best

In a showdown between familiar foes, the Tucson High School boys soccer team again beat Rincon/University 2-0 to win the 11th annual Chris Maier Soccer Invitational on Saturday and continue its undefeated start to the season.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
High school soccer: Sahuaro's Simmons wants to be S. Arizona's best

High school soccer: Sahuaro's Simmons wants to be S. Arizona's best

Discussion of last season’s heartbreaking quarterfinals loss — a defeat to Sahuarita in sudden-death penalty kicks — is rarely heard around Sahuaro’s practices these days.

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I-Ridge pulls away from Buena, led by 6-8 Lightfoot

I-Ridge pulls away from Buena, led by 6-8 Lightfoot

A night after falling at Sahuaro, the Ironwood Ridge boys basketball team rebounded behind the inside presence of center Mitch Lightfoot and a balanced mix of veteran scoring to beat Sierra Buena Vista 61-53 on Tuesday.

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Boys high school soccer: Titans banking on importance of family

Boys high school soccer: Titans banking on importance of family

Growing up in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Velazquez boys would take to the street every day to play their one passion of soccer.

December 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
McClelland's goal is to score 60 this year for Sahuarita

McClelland's goal is to score 60 this year for Sahuarita

Sahuarita forward Taylor McClelland couldn’t have hoped for a better sophomore season.

December 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Catalina Foothills wins Brandon Bean title

An early goal by forward Emily Parker gave the Catalina Foothills girls soccer team a predictable start in the finals of the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic. The Falcons needed an unusual hero, though, to beat Sahuaro 2-1 in Monday night’s showdown between two of the city’s best.

December 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Gaona's hat trick leads Tucson to championship

Forward Julian Gaona found the net three times for the Tucson High boys team in the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic on Monday night at Salpointe Catholic.

December 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Salpointe defense among best in Southern Arizona history

Salpointe defense among best in Southern Arizona history

When Salpointe Catholic cornerback Adrian Lizarraga intercepted a desperation Deer Valley pass with 15 seconds left in Monday night’s Division II state semifinal, the junior didn’t just secure the Lancers’ spot in the state final with his first career interception.

November 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
High school football: Salpointe's Cota shows leadership, poise in playoff victory

High school football: Salpointe's Cota shows leadership, poise in playoff victory

Entering his senior year, Salpointe Catholic quarterback Andrew Cota had two years of evidence to prove his athletic ability.

November 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tandem couple notches another win in their 20th El Tour

When Paul Thomas and Noreen Cary Thomas finished their second-ever mixed-tandem race in the 2010 El Tour de Tucson, the couple was just happy to finish.

November 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

El Tour's economic impact felt long after race

The Tucson Padres: gone. Spring training baseball: long gone.

November 20, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Lions fall in quarterfinals

PHOENIX — Pusch Ridge Christian looked like it had a chance to pull off a major upset at No. 1 Phoenix Arizona Lutheran on Saturday night. At least for the first 17 minutes of a Division V quarterfinal game.

November 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Wheels for Kids, El Tour turn spare bike parts into new experiences

About 9,000 cyclists will flock to Tucson next week for El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort.

November 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sabino outpaced by 'a great football team' as winning streak ends

SCOTTSDALE — After losing to Scottsdale Saguaro on Friday night, a somber Sabino team huddled around coach Jay Campos and tried to fight back tears. With its eight-game winning streak ended, a resilient Sabino side faced a grim reality — they’d lost to a better team.

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Sabino will try to reverse course against Saguaro foes

Two years ago, an underdog Scottsdale Saguaro team with a first-year starter at quarterback traveled to Tucson and knocked off top-seeded Sabino in the Division III state semifinals.

November 15, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

High school cross country: Schadler, Amaya help Hawks come close to clean sweep

PHOENIX — Rio Rico didn’t quite take home a perfect sweep of Division III state titles, but the Hawks came close.

November 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

High school cross country: Nelson leads Foothills boys to championship

PHOENIX — Saturday, it was better to be good than Lucky.

November 10, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Mountain View coach: 'We got exposed' in playoff loss to Liberty

Mountain View quarterback Cody Rochon barely gets rid of the ball before being brought down by Liberty’s Troy Bethsold on Friday night.

November 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
High school cross country: Rio Rico 'bookends' give programs a chance to sweep state titles

High school cross country: Rio Rico 'bookends' give programs a chance to sweep state titles

When Marley Henson finished her first high school state meet in 2009, a 26th-place finish for Rio Rico, current teammate Allie Schadler was halfway through fifth grade.

November 07, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Pima College women's basketball: Moreno-Ross ready to fill Edwards' shoes

Pima College women's basketball: Moreno-Ross ready to fill Edwards' shoes

After falling 58-45 to Mesa in last season’s region championships, the Pima Community College women’s basketball team lost more than a shot at the NJCAA national tournament.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

HS cross country: St. Augustine's Alderete takes first

Zach Alderete of St. Augustine Catholic outkicks Logan Pinkerton in the Division IV boys cross country sectionals at Marana.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Sahuaro wins but just misses automatic berth

When Cienega was 1-5, just avoiding a losing record, much less making the playoffs, seemed like a distant dream for the team.

November 02, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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