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Chandler Prep Football Teams Prepare For Closing Half Of Season
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Chandler Prep Football Teams Prepare For Closing Half Of Season

October 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s halftime in the 2018 high school football season, and several Chandler schools still have realistic hopes of making the playoffs. Here’s a look as they embark on the closing half of the...
Basha Re-Establishing Winning Culture Under New Coach Mcdonald
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Basha Re-Establishing Winning Culture Under New Coach Mcdonald

October 8th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s been three years since the Basha High football program was last in the playoffs, and four since it last posted a winning record. The Bears went 3-7 each of the last two seasons, with a...
Hey, bubba, at Perry it’s hubba-hubba, Chubba
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Hey, bubba, at Perry it’s hubba-hubba, Chubba

September 29th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Joel Viss, Contributing Writer Quarterback battles take place in football every summer, often without a unanimous winner going into fall camp. Going into spring camp, Perry High’s competition was no different as Chubba Purdy...
Perry High badminton swinging for  a state-title repeat
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Perry High badminton swinging for a state-title repeat

September 22nd, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Eric Newman, Staff Writer The celebration of the 2017 state championship was bittersweet for the Perry High badminton team. Elated to go 18-0 and claim the school’s first state title, there was an overwhelming feeling that...
Proper Breathing Is Important During Exercise
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Proper Breathing Is Important During Exercise

September 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Sithari Edirisooriya, Guest Writer You’ve been doing it countless times every day. You’re doing it right now. Chances are, you are doing it all wrong. Breathing is basic, but do you really need instructions? When it comes...
Young Stars On The Links
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Young Stars On The Links

September 16th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler, center, edged out fellow Chandler resident Ryan Macpherson, left, (69-67) with a par on the first playoff hole to take the Chandler City Junior Championship at 8-under-par 136 (67-69). Runner up...
Love for sneakers has given birth to a fan community
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Love for sneakers has given birth to a fan community

September 14th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Nate Fain, Cronkite News J Carrillo’s house is covered in sneakers. Some pairs are scattered across the floor, permissible to be kicked out of the way by his girlfriend. Others have been worn once or twice and are stored in...
Concussion concern fuels decline in football participation
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Concussion concern fuels decline in football participation

September 5th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor On Sept. 12, 2014, Wyatt Ellis’ life changed forever. Playing defensive end for the Basha High Bears against Cesar Chavez, Ellis broke through a double team and dove to tackle a running back....
Barre fitness trend hits Chandler with new studio
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Barre fitness trend hits Chandler with new studio

August 21st, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF   The popular barre fitness trend has hit Chandler. Barre3, a global network of studios and leader of the ballet barre fitness movement, opened its latest location last month at 4145 S. Gilbert Road,...
Hamilton visits Highland in Chandler-area featured game
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Hamilton visits Highland in Chandler-area featured game

August 18th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor Zero Week officially is in the books for Chandler-area prep football teams. Next Friday, Aug. 24, the rest of the high schools open their 2018 seasons. The highlight matchup in the region pits...