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.
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Friday, August 24, 2018
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.
After the end of the 2018 World Cup, Arizona soccer fans were treated to a friendly matchup between two of the top soccer teams in the world as Manchester United and Club America showcased the sport July 19 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Friday, July 20, 2018
As the 2018 high school fall sports season opens practice seasons, we have listed the first few games of the season for all the Glendale schools for badminton, golf, swimming and diving, football and girls volleyball teams.
The Fiesta Bowl will remain presented by PlayStation after extending their agreement with the College Football Playoff for six more years, including the Fiesta Bowl hosting CFP semifinal match-ups in the 2022-23 and 2025-26 seasons.
Friday, June 22, 2018
As the summer football workouts continue in preparations for the 2018 season, the schedules have been released and showcase the changes the Arizona Interscholastic Association made with new alignments.
While it was announced that North America will host the 2026 World Cup in connection with Canada and Mexico, Glendale will not be hosting any games when the tournament begins.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Friday, June 08, 2018
The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted May 24 in favor of adding girls wrestling as an emerging sport for the winter school year beginning with the 2018 season.
Friday, May 18, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Falling in the semifinals last season, the Liberty Lions baseball team was on a mission in 2018 and, after the team rallied from behind to defeat Buckeye Verrado 6-2 May 15 at Tempe Diablo Stadium, mission completed.
Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, May 04, 2018
After struggling and escaping with a first-round victory over Scottsdale Saguaro, Cactus head coach Bartt Underwood wondered why his team struggles in the opening round of the playoffs each year.
Friday, April 27, 2018
As a sixth-grader, Cactus junior Brittnie Henige started playing volleyball at the local YMCA and now as she prepares for her senior season, she has a little less pressure after making a college decision.
Friday, April 20, 2018
Arizona native Justin Gaethje won two high school state titles at Gila River Arena, and on April 14 he returned to the arena to fight in an Ultimate Fighting Championship main event in front of a packed house at the arena for the first time since 2007.
Friday, April 13, 2018
When the Glendale and Mountain Ridge lacrosse teams get together, both teams know to play to the final whistle and their 2018 battle April 6 was no different.
As Gila River Arena prepares to host its first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event April 14, Arizona fan favorite Justin Gaethje is ready to headline his first UFC event in the state.
Friday, April 06, 2018
On a day when Cactus honored the 2006 USA Today National Championship team, the Cobras showed why they are considered a favorite to return a championship back to Cactus High School for the first time in 12 years.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Five years ago, Taylor Nowlin was leading the Sunrise Mountain softball team to its last state championship. Now, the prodigal daughter has returned to the other side of the bench, joining head coach Jody Pruitt’s staff as an assistant coach.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Sunrise Mountain softball started the new season young on experience but high on expectations, and after 11 games, the Mustangs are ahead of schedule.
Friday, March 09, 2018
Ironwood graduate Mackenzie Dern battled out a tough three-round, split-decision victory over Ashley Yoder March 3 in Las Vegas in one of the most anticipated debuts in UFC history.
If you haven’t made it to the Peoria Sports Complex for a spring training game, there’s still time. With afternoon and evening games available, the schedule is accessible for everyone who wants to see the boys of summer, while it’s still spring. Peoria Sports Complex will host a game each da…
Friday, March 02, 2018
In 2017, the West Valley had three softball teams qualify for the playoffs, with Sunrise Mountain losing the 4A title game and Cactus advancing to the semifinals, but as 2018 gets underway, the Valley has strong contenders for this season.
Friday, February 23, 2018
The Centennial girls basketball team entered the quarterfinals with their best season since the 2006-2007 season with a match up Feb. 17 against one of the top-ranked players in the country staring them down.
Friday, January 26, 2018
For the first time this season, the Arizona State University men’s hockey team took the ice at Gila River Arena in Glendale, but fell to the Quinnipiac Bobcats 5-3.
The Arizona Cardinals, who have been searching for Bruce Arians replacement for nearly a month, announced the hiring of former Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks as the team’s new head coach.
Friday, January 19, 2018
As the boys’ soccer season winds towards the final week of the season, No. 3 Phoenix Greenway came to No. 4 Sunrise Mountain in a battle of top 4A teams with major playoff expectations on the line for both teams. But a blown call by the referees in the final seconds of double overtime cost t…
Simon Cain and Jensen Schell have been looking for a business to start and after a short search, they fell upon NFL Flag Football and a light went off.
Friday, January 12, 2018
Entering the season with a new head coach and only six returning players, the Glendale Community College men’s basketball team had goals of getting the program back to respectability with six freshman joining the roster.
Struggling during the season with injuries and disappointing play, the Arizona Cardinals finished by winning three of their final four games to finish 8-8. However, now starts an extended rebuilding mode after head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer announced their retirements.
Friday, January 05, 2018
While another year has come and gone, local sports showed more Coyotes drama, local high school success and a Final Four spotlight to showcase in Peoria and the West Valley.
Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
A season that began with dreams of a trip to the school’s first state championship game ran into a sophomore Mack truck that ran through the Mustangs’ defense in the semifinals to end the team’s dream season.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Sunrise Mountain, ranked No. 1 in 4A this season, has played 14 seasons of varsity football and been one of the top programs for the past seven years. But the Mustangs did something they had never done Nov. 10 against Cave Creek Cactus Shadows.
Playing against a Scottsdale Saguaro team aiming to become the first school in Arizona history to win five straight state championships, Peoria head coach Will Babb knew his team could not make mistakes if they were to score the upset.
CENTENNIAL 21, CHAPARRAL 19 - Centennial jumped out to a 21 point first quarter lead before having their defense hold on for a 34-27 victory over No. 10 ranked Phoenix Chaparral Nov. 10 at Centennial High School in the 5A quarterfinals.
Friday, November 10, 2017
After getting past the first round over Sahuarita Walden Grove, Peoria head coach Will Babb wasn’t sure what to say about his team’s performance Nov. 3 at Peoria High School.
As the Glendale Community College volleyball team prepared for the Arizona Community College Regional tournament, head coach Lisa Stuck announced the signing of eight high school players to letters of intent to play for the Gauchos next season.
Friday, November 03, 2017
What do you get when you catch more than 50 passes for more than 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns for one of the top high school football teams in Arizona?
Kellis knew coming in they needed to top Ironwood if they had any chance to make the 5A playoffs and the Cougars came out and did what they needed to do in holding off the Eagles for a 52-46 victory Oct. 27 at Ironwood High School.
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