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Hamilton, Basha stand out in crowded Premier baseball race
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Hamilton, Basha stand out in crowded Premier baseball race

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By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor Year after year, the Premier Region seems to have a team in the hunt for the 6A prep baseball title. This season is no different. Hamilton, Basha, Perry, Chandler and Brophy Prep all entered region...
EV athletes playing key roles in ASU baseball’s historic start
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EV athletes playing key roles in ASU baseball’s historic start

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By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor The secret is out. At 21-0, Arizona State University’s baseball team was the final remaining undefeated Division I program in the country. A slew of talent from East Valley high schools is playing...
Seton honors a Self-made legend for Women’s History Month
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Seton honors a Self-made legend for Women’s History Month

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By Zach Alvira, STSN Sports Editor In 27 years leading the Seton Catholic Prep girls basketball program, Karen Self has reached just about every milestone imaginable. She holds the Arizona high school record for most basketball...
LPGA attempting to persuade more girls to get out on the links
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LPGA attempting to persuade more girls to get out on the links

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By Kristine Cannon, Staff Writer On a recent afternoon at Talking Stick Golf Club, the course was peppered with golfers. Among them were Lorel Hayward, 17, her sister, Kendall Hayward, 15, and Brooke McGlasson, 13. Not only were...
Coaches favor new super football playoffs
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Coaches favor new super football playoffs

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor   Chandler-area high school football coaches like the idea of settling who’s really No. 1 in Arizona and consequently generally favor the new eight-team, super division playoff system that goes...
Chandler High football gets new head coach
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Chandler High football gets new head coach

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By Zack Alvira Sports Editor   The Chandler High football program has tabbed co-offensive coordinator Rick Garretson to be its next head coach, school officials confirmed this week. “Chandler High School is proud to...
Strong senior class puts Hamilton soccer in state-title race
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Strong senior class puts Hamilton soccer in state-title race

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor   Channing Chasten and Jonas Votaw are used to hearing their names called by the public-address announcer at Hamilton High soccer games. When they heard their names on Jan. 25, though, it was...
Shaun Aguano leaves Chandler High to become RB coach at Arizona State
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Shaun Aguano leaves Chandler High to become RB coach at Arizona State

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Chandler High is searching for a football coach, school officials confirmed, after legendary Shaun Aguano resigned to accept an assistant-coaching position under Herm Edwards at Arizona State...
Huskies’ Hockey Team Freezing The Attitude, Netting Early Success
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Huskies’ Hockey Team Freezing The Attitude, Netting Early Success

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By Carson Roberts Contributing Writer Having lost many of his top performers to graduation, Hamilton High hockey coach Tim Newlin saw it as an opportunity to mold a younger team in a way he couldn’t with one loaded with...
East Valley Athletes Gravitating To BenU Mesa Sports Programs
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East Valley Athletes Gravitating To BenU Mesa Sports Programs

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor A hidden gem in downtown Mesa is becoming a destination for East Valley high school athletes who might not be NCAA Division I candidates but who are eager to continue playing at the collegiate level...