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.
It took nine seasons and two schools before Cienega girls basketball coach Paul Reed finally led his team to the championship 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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cameron Denson can’t wait to be an Arizona Wildcat.
When freshman Julian Gaona first stepped onto the Tucson High turf a season ago, the coaching staff immediately saw some talent.
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.
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.
Through three productive seasons at Catalina Foothills, Matthew Romagnolo was always a playmaker in the center of the field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Growing up in Guanajuato, Mexico, the Velazquez boys would take to the street every day to play their one passion of soccer.
Sahuarita forward Taylor McClelland couldn’t have hoped for a better sophomore season.
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.
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.
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.
Entering his senior year, Salpointe Catholic quarterback Andrew Cota had two years of evidence to prove his athletic ability.
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.
The Tucson Padres: gone. Spring training baseball: long gone.
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.
About 9,000 cyclists will flock to Tucson next week for El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino del Sol Resort.
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.
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.
PHOENIX — Rio Rico didn’t quite take home a perfect sweep of Division III state titles, but the Hawks came close.
PHOENIX — Saturday, it was better to be good than Lucky.
Mountain View quarterback Cody Rochon barely gets rid of the ball before being brought down by Liberty’s Troy Bethsold on Friday night.
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.
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.
Zach Alderete of St. Augustine Catholic outkicks Logan Pinkerton in the Division IV boys cross country sectionals at Marana.
When Cienega was 1-5, just avoiding a losing record, much less making the playoffs, seemed like a distant dream for the team.
Salpointe Catholic played Friday night without two of its best players.
After the final scorecards were counted at last year’s Division II golf state championships, both Canyon del Oro golf teams were left seeing silver.
Sahuaro entered Friday night’s game on a five-game winning streak, though all of their victories came against sub-.500 teams.
When Catalina Foothills’ Harvey Nelson finally reached the dirt section at the winding Marana High School cross country course, the senior said he felt himself pulling away from the rest of the pack.
The last time Tucson High won six straight games in a season, coach Ollie Mayfield was roaming the sidelines and Mike Dawson was terrorizing the opposition.
For every mile John Hewko rode in last year’s El Tour de Tucson, he earned $2,000 more for his charity and its fight against polio.
Salpointe Catholic has cruised through the first six games of its season following a familiar formula: Score early, dominate on defense and watch a blowout happen.
When Walden Grove senior Trey Cashion breaks through the water in the 100-yard freestyle at the High School Classic on Saturday, one number will be racing through his head — 47.25.