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Synchronized skating team a first for Arizona
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Synchronized skating team a first for Arizona

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s a sport that has rarely ever been seen in Arizona, and one that has never had a team representing the Grand Canyon State. That is, until now. The Ice Denettes, a synchronized skating team made...
Hamilton shines during state golf championships
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Hamilton shines during state golf championships

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Hamilton High School junior Johnny Walker and senior Joy Callinan shined at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division I boys and girls golf championships Tuesday, as both captured individual...
Ex-NFL coach enjoys his Hamilton High gig
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Ex-NFL coach enjoys his Hamilton High gig

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By Tyler Henry Cronkite News Before Bob Wylie became a viral sensation on the HBO show “Hard Knocks,” he put together a long and storied career as a professional football coach. Wylie worked for six Division I schools...
These skaters perform on concrete instead of ice
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These skaters perform on concrete instead of ice

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By amy-xiaoshi depaola   Cronkite News The whirl of wheels, interspersed with sharp commands and bursts of laughter, punctuate Sunday practice. Before they step out to perform, the 12 members of the Phoenix Roller Sports Club...
Australian football making inroads in region
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Australian football making inroads in region

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By  Corey Kirk Cronkite News On the field, they compete against teams from all over America. Off the field, they are educators, healthcare professionals and even the guy who scoops your ice cream. What brings them together is a...
Chandler Bears gearing up for a third title run
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Chandler Bears gearing up for a third title run

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Chandler Bears have spent the last seven years dominating the youth football circuit in Arizona and the nation, winning several state titles and three at the national level. Founded in 2012 by...
Louisville “felt like home” for Chubba Purdy
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Louisville “felt like home” for Chubba Purdy

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By Brittany Bowyer Contributing Writer Growing up in a house full of athletes, hard work and dedication was nothing out of the ordinary for Chubba Purdy. The senior, a 4-star dual threat quarterback at Perry High School, watched...
‘No regrets’ for Hamilton as volleyball begins
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‘No regrets’ for Hamilton as volleyball begins

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Hamilton High School’s volleyball program has long endured success under coach Sharon Vanis. Vanis took over the program ahead of the 2005 season and has since coached the Huskies to the playoffs...
Kyrene debuting an esports league next month
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Kyrene debuting an esports league next month

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Young video game enthusiasts who are students in Kyrene School District will now have intramural competition to satisfy their competitive desires. Kyrene School District is hosting an esports league starting...
State cracking down on unsanctioned events
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State cracking down on unsanctioned events

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Boxing & MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Commission has been cracking down on unsanctioned combat sporting events since it was established under the Arizona Department of Gaming in 2015. The...