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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...
Community college offers personal training degree
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Community college offers personal training degree

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Students looking to jump into a career in personal training will now have a chance to obtain a highly sought after certification at Chandler-Gilbert Community College. CGCC announced on June 24 it...
Golf, softball: Andersen siblings have it covered
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Golf, softball: Andersen siblings have it covered

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By Matthew Roy Cronkite News Abby and Mason Andersen have a lot in common. They are siblings. They are star athletes at Arizona State. And, said their dad, they are best friends. “They are super close,” Richard Andersen said....
Gold’s Gym makes return to East Valley
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Gold’s Gym makes return to East Valley

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s been nearly five years since the last Gold’s Gym location in the East Valley changed ownership and rebranded under a different name. But thanks to Jad Awale, a 29-year-old fitness enthusiast,...
Cardinals’ camps aim to enlighten Arizona youth
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Cardinals’ camps aim to enlighten Arizona youth

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Cardinals have long made it a priority to make a difference in the youth across Arizona through camps. Several times throughout the year, the Cardinals’ community relations department...