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Professor/soccer coach sets goals with students
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Professor/soccer coach sets goals with students

July 10th, 2018 | by alexander
By MELODY BIRKETT Contributor Nik Chawla is an Arizona State University professor by day and a coach in the American Youth Soccer Organization in the evenings, guiding 9- and 10-year-old Chandler boys on a soccer club called...
Crenshaw, Davis chase big-league dreams along divergent paths
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Crenshaw, Davis chase big-league dreams along divergent paths

July 10th, 2018 | by alexander
By Brian Benesch Contributor For a couple of former East Valley high school baseball players from campuses less than four miles apart, the thrill of their recent selection in baseball’s amateur draft is the same, but their...
Chandler Wolves hoops team growing during summer play
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Chandler Wolves hoops team growing during summer play

July 10th, 2018 | by alexander
By Eric Newman Staff This was a high school chemistry experiment that did not end with a disastrous explosion. Chandler High School’s mixing of basketball players to find effective combinations and rotations during...
Chandler High School wins AIA Director’s Cup
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Chandler High School wins AIA Director’s Cup

June 24th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   Chandler High School won the Arizona Interscholastic Association Director’s Cup, which recognizes one area school for excellence in academics, athletics and activities. It marked the...
Girls wrestling OK’d as emerging sport
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Girls wrestling OK’d as emerging sport

June 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s Executive Board has added girls wrestling as an “emerging sport” sport for the upcoming high school winter season. The designation of...
Collin Erickson tackles football competition in Europe
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Collin Erickson tackles football competition in Europe

June 17th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   The game of football has taken Collin Erickson all over the world. In just the past two years, he’s traveled from Gilbert to Iowa to Germany. Late last week, the Gilbert native and 2015...
Casteel High joins spring football showcase
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Casteel High joins spring football showcase

May 26th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   The idea was simple: host a joint football practice so college scouts can watch as many local high school players as possible. The execution was the tricky part. That’s where Red Mountain...
Chandler High girls track team wins state title
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Chandler High girls track team wins state title

May 23rd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Brian Benesch, Sports Editor   Girls track and field programs from across the Valley gathered last week at Mesa Community College for the state finals, but the tournament showcased one special group of superstars – the...
Perry girls beach volleyball team captures first state title
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Perry girls beach volleyball team captures first state title

May 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By ERIC NEWMAN, Staff The Perry High School beach volleyball team stopped Millennium High School just short of perfection earlier this month, winning 4-1 in the A.I.A. Division 1 State Volleyball Championship Final. The loss was...
Seton coach Karen Self in a class of her own
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Seton coach Karen Self in a class of her own

May 11th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Jake Trybulski, Contributor   Seton Catholic High School coach Karen Self casually struts by a packed trophy case with Sentinel accomplishments from over the years. The school has had success in multiple sports, but Self...