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Prep football teams adjusting practice routines for the heat
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Prep football teams adjusting practice routines for the heat

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor   Arizonans are accustomed to extreme summer heat, but even so, the conditions take a toll on daily outdoor activities. That is the case for high school football programs across Chandler, which...
Hamilton ready for new era under coach Zdebski
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Hamilton ready for new era under coach Zdebski

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor   The Hamilton High football program was turned upside down last season amid allegations of a hazing scandal that caused one former player to be charged criminally as an adult and the head coach...
EV Little League teams come up short in state tournaments
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EV Little League teams come up short in state tournaments

August 6th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF There is no joy in the East Valley. All of its Little League teams have struck out. While Mesa Red Mountain Little League had a banner season, placing teams in all three age brackets in state tournaments –...
Wildlife managers rely on EV public to stop poaching
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Wildlife managers rely on EV public to stop poaching

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By meagan boudreau Cronkite News Officer Laura Orscheln sets up her binoculars and tripod and stands on a ridge overlooking the quiet desert a few miles south of Chandler. The Arizona Game & Fish Department wildlife manager...
Chandler Little Leaguers set for next challenge at state tourney
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Chandler Little Leaguers set for next challenge at state tourney

July 20th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
By eric newman Staff Writer Chandler National South’s 12-and-under Little League All-Stars had a well-deserved Saturday-night celebration on July 7. Having scored two runs in the final inning of the District 13 championship...
Professor/soccer coach sets goals with students
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Professor/soccer coach sets goals with students

July 10th, 2018 | by SanTan Sun News
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 SanTan Sun News
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 SanTan Sun News
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...