They haven’t hosted a state tournament game since 2006, or won a playoff game since 2016, but the Sunrise Mountain High School boys’ basketball team is hoping for both in 2020.
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Thursday, January 16, 2020
Friday, January 10, 2020
Thursday, January 09, 2020
At right around the NHL season’s midway point, the Arizona Coyotes are firmly entrenched in the playoff picture. At 24-16-4 with 50 points through 44 games, Arizona was in second place in the Western Conference Pacific Division standings, just two points behind division-leading Las Vegas.
Saturday, January 04, 2020
Friday, January 03, 2020
Ohio State head coach Ryan Day shouted a thundering “no,” toward the referee. Restrained by another Ohio State staffer, Day soon saw his team’s strong start to the College Football Playoff semifinal evaporate after the game’s most monumental call.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
Before most players in the National Football League wore a pro jersey, they had to put on a college jersey. Before they wore college colors, they probably donned a high school jersey. Before that, many wore youth football jerseys.
Sunday, December 29, 2019
Friday, December 27, 2019
Schools take different approaches to recruiting for their esports programs because there is no defined standard. Esports didn’t exist 20 years ago.
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Nine football players from the West Valley were nominated for the Ed Doherty Award, given to the player recognized as the best in Arizona by the Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club. Fifty-six Arizona students were nominated for special season-long and single-game performances throughout the foo…
Monday, December 09, 2019
The two mottoes for Liberty football’s senior class this season were “Finish” and “Leave no doubt.” As the Lions stormed onto the Sun Devil Stadium celebrating a 34-28 overtime victory over Red Mountain to capture the 6A conference championship Friday night, it appeared they had accomplished both.
With a goal to improve gender diversity in the world of baseball scouting, the Women’s Sports School held a five-day event - includeding the opportunity to learn from several baseball professionals.
Thursday, December 05, 2019
Wednesday, December 04, 2019
Tuesday, December 03, 2019
There is a lot to observe at an Ironwood boys’ basketball practice, and some of the first takeaways have nothing to do with the x’s and o’s of the sport itself. There is a lot of noise, both coming from coaches trying to frazzle players while practicing free throws or the players themselves …
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Just a year removed from a devastating loss on the road to a championship title, the No. 6 Sunnyslope volleyball team celebrated its much-anticipated championship win, defeating No. 1 Millennium 15-25, 25-21, 25-18, 14-25 and 16-14 in the 2019 AIA 5A Girls Volleyball Championship Final.
Monday, November 25, 2019
The Liberty Lions, with an electric 33-30 win over Desert Vista on Friday night, have a chance to capture their first-ever football title on December 6.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Daniel Matheson, a junior swimmer for Sunrise Mountain, was one of a select few athletes across the United States to work out for several days at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado from Oct. 24-27.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Saturday, November 02, 2019
Teams from the West Valley littered the upcoming football playoff brackets, announced Friday in a special presentation by the AIA on Saturday morning.
Friday, November 01, 2019
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Friday, October 18, 2019
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Tuesday, October 08, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Sunrise Mountain High School junior Logan Rhodes and her badminton partner, senior Ellie Goodrich, dominated the doubles team from Tempe High School on September 25 to help lead the Mustangs to victory.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
If you told a nervous, ninth-grade Gabriel Ocampo, trying on pads for the Peoria High freshman football team, that he might become one of the best pass rushers in the conference, he might not have believed you.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The 2019 season will be a true test of what the Glendale Prep girls’ volleyball team is made of. Just a few games into its season, the team has faced tremendous adversity.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
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.
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
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