Commonly, the Centennial football team is part of a blowout; it is just usually on the winning side. A 71-21 home loss to Mater Dei on September 6, the defending consensus high school football national champion from Santa Ana, California, was a unique experience for Coyote fans and players alike.
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Sunday, September 01, 2019
The Centennial Coyote football team is no stranger to big games against major competition — both in and out of Arizona — but a September 6 game against Mater Dei from Santa Ana, California, might be its toughest challenge in recent memory.
Friday, August 30, 2019
The community surrounding Glendale Prep Academy spent the Saturday evening on August 17, at exactly 8:17 p.m., celebrating the renovation and expansion of the school’s football field.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The story is the same as usual for Sunrise Mountain football this season. The Mustangs are coming off a winning season in which they made the playoffs — as they have since coach Steve Decker took the program over in 2016 — and are rebuilt to try to do it again in 2019.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
Reinventing classic, Mexican seafood dishes is a craft Los Arbolitos de Cajeme has mastered over its 31 years in operation. With dishes like Camarón Sonora — shrimp sauteed in pico de gallo chile and a Sonora house cream; and Pulpo a Las Brasas — grilled, seasoned octopus — the Mexican chain…
Sunday, August 11, 2019
A group of around 15 amateur golfers — members of the West Valley AZ Mediocre Golf Association — talked trash, hung out and even took a few swings at Valley Golf Center in Avondale on a Thursday night after work. The local chapter of the nationwide association calls their weekly outings “church.”
Thursday, August 08, 2019
Monday, August 05, 2019
Over 100 high school basketball players crowded into the PHHacility, a Phoenix-based basketball complex, for the third annual Southwest All-American Basketball Camp from July 23 through July 24 with a chance to show off their skills in front of over 40 confirmed college basketball coaches an…
Saturday, July 27, 2019
The dominating performance at the international stage U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup had a bit of local flare to it.
Monday, July 22, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
It is easy to feel small when standing near the Sunrise Mountain boys’ basketball team. The Mustangs are tall and lanky at every position on the floor.
Monday, July 08, 2019
When Gregory Shannon and his partner, Gregory Williams, decided to collaborate with Top Gun All Stars Cheer and Dance and open a brand-new gym in Peoria, they had a good idea of what they were getting into.
Sunday, July 07, 2019
A group of players, drinking newly bought sports drinks and typical high school stadium food like hot dogs and candy due to a lack of other options, crowded both hoops to take a precious few warm-up shots while the teams actually using a high school’s lone basketball court for their summer g…
Tuesday, July 02, 2019
When the Ironwood High girls’ basketball team took the court for the first time in regular summer practices, the players surrounding coach Jamie Fellows looked decidedly familiar.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Centennial High has become one of the top athletic programs in the area, with powerhouses in several sports. The Coyotes are defending back-to-back 5A state champions and the softball team reached the 5A final in 2019, just to name a couple.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
The players know it. The coaches know it. Last year was tough for Raymond S. Kellis football. The Cougars went 0-10 in 2018, coach Stephen Hogg’s first season, losing by less than double-digits just one time.
Sunday, June 09, 2019
Monday, June 03, 2019
The Liberty Lions football team has begun its 2019 campaign, kicking off a summer and eventual regular season the team hopes can lead to a chance at a state championship come November.
Sunday, June 02, 2019
There was a notable energy at Ironwood High School’s spring football game on May 17, as first-year coach Chris Rizzo was cheering and running around the field as much as the players looking to secure their roster spots.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The scoreboard showed Salpointe Catholic softball’s 6-5 extra-innings win in the 2019 AIA Softball 4A State Championship game. The Lancers celebrated Hillenbrand Stadium at The University of Arizona and hoisted the trophy for the second time in as many years. But, their opponent, Cactus High…
Cactus High football held its spring practices in May, and the Cobra players and coaches were excited to finally take the field again in hopes of a successful summer and regular season in the fall.
Sunday, May 19, 2019
Since The Social on 83rd opened near 83rd Avenue and Bell Road in December, it has received rave reviews for its delicious food, craft cocktails and stylish setting.
Thursday, May 09, 2019
In an effort to build up the reputation of the sport, the new Arizona Bobcats Rugby will host a match-up against the Nike national team from San Diego on Saturday, May 11, at Pioneer Park.
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Walking off the field after Sunrise Mountain High School’s 1-0 victory over Centennial High School in mid-April, it was clear the rivalry between two of Arizona’s top teams is as strong as ever.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Wednesday, April 03, 2019
Celebration of Holy Week at Bellevue Heights Church will begin Palm Sunday, April 14, with two presentations featuring the chancel choir and the Apperson Strings.
Benevilla’s Surprise campus will soon have solar shaded parking structures, as plans were announced for Arizona Public Service (APS) to begin construction this spring.
Thursday, March 07, 2019
The Maricopa County rental-car tax that helped fund State Farm Stadium, Camelback Ranch and other sports facilities was ruled constitutional by the Arizona Supreme Court February 25.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Holding its first signing event at the new campus in Glendale, Arizona Christian University introduced 92 young men, who will help build the program to the university’s goal.
After five years in the National Football League, Mountain Ridge graduate Jeff Locke is focused on a return while playing for the Alliance of American Football’s Arizona Hotshots during their inaugural season.
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The UFC returned to Arizona and Francis Ngannou spoiled the return of former Arizona State Sun Devil Cain Velasquez with a first-round knockout 26 seconds into the fight.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Local UFC fighter Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey was slated to fight in January, but after a cancellation, she is focused on battling No. 12 Cynthia Calvillo Sunday, February 17, at Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Apollo High School graduate Prince Amukamara enjoyed a successful collegiate career, bettering his play each season, resulting in a First-Team All-American prize during his senior year.
Thursday, February 07, 2019
Six Air Force Jr. Reserve Officers Training Course teams from six schools participated in the Patriot Games February 2 on the Cactus High School campus, 6330 W. Greenway Road. Each school in the West Valley that offers the JROTC takes a turn hosting the event. American Legion Arrowhead Post …
Friday, August 24, 2018
Centennial opened the new season against a battle of defending state champions and showed why it is the favorite to win its fourth title over the past five years.
Four years after winning the National Junior Community College Athletic Association Division II National title, Glendale Community College women’s volleyball head coach Lisa Stuck said her 2018 team is showing early signs similar to that national championship team.
After 43 professional fights, Arizona’s Ray Beltran achieved one of his dreams when he won the World Boxing Organization lightweight championship. Now at Gila River Arena Aug. 25 he will fight for his second dream, remaining in the United States.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Friday, August 17, 2018
After 10 seasons as head coach of the Glendale Community College football teams, Michael Bell enters what could be the final season of the sport at this level with eyes on one thing, consistency.
Friday, August 10, 2018
As another football season gets underway, local teams are aimed at playoff berths and improved play as realignment makes for some intense competition between area teams.
Friday, July 27, 2018
The 2018 Cactus League season generated $373 million for Arizona’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to a study by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business.
A city lease of buildings occupied by the Peoria Arizona Historical Society (PAHS) was terminated on July 23. Given this development, the city will be taking steps to ensure historic items within the facility are properly maintained.
LUKE FORWARD THEN – READY FOR THE FUTURE