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East Valley Athletes Pedaling Into Interscholastic Cycling
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East Valley Athletes Pedaling Into Interscholastic Cycling

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It is a scenic mountain-bike ride along desert trails, but it is not necessarily leisurely. A unique sport, interscholastic bicycling, including high school athletes from schools across the East...
Brooks carries Wolves across finish line of long journey
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Brooks carries Wolves across finish line of long journey

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By Michael Carpenter, Contributing Writer With two state championship rings already, DeCarlos Brooks entered the 6A state-championship football game with a new role for the third straight year. Contributing mostly on defense...
Although Perry fell short, it established itself among elite 6A programs
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Although Perry fell short, it established itself among elite 6A programs

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By Joel Viss Contributing Writer It started with a quarterback battle in the scorching heat of July and quickly took an unexpected turn when an injury put one of its most explosive playmakers, D’Shayne James, on the sideline...
East Valley Youth Football Team Heads To Florida For National Championships
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East Valley Youth Football Team Heads To Florida For National Championships

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By Zach Alvira STSN Sports Editor An East Valley youth football team heads cross-country today to play in the American Youth Football Organization national championships in Kissimmee, Fla. The Southeast Valley Titans will...
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Chandler Trusts Its Offense In 6A Title Game But It Will Need Its Defense, Too

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By Zach Alvira STSN Sports Editor The trust that the Chandler High coaching staff has in its offense never was more evident than in the 6A football semifinal. Coach Shaun Aguano went for two points in overtime and got the...
Chandler High Alum N’keal Harry Declares For NFL Draft
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Chandler High Alum N’keal Harry Declares For NFL Draft

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Santan Sun News Staff Chandler High alum and current Arizona State football standout receiver N’Keal Harry announced Monday that he is leaving the Sun Devils a year early to declare for the 2019 NFL draft. “I would like to...
Hamilton Golfer Bae Has The Drive Of A Champion
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Hamilton Golfer Bae Has The Drive Of A Champion

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By Julia Sorgie STSN Contributing Writer According to the National Collegiate Athletic Association, there are nearly 8 million students competing in high school athletics. About 480,000 of them move on to college competition....
Hockey Shtick: Chandler Mom, Dad, Sons Find Play In Desert Cool
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Hockey Shtick: Chandler Mom, Dad, Sons Find Play In Desert Cool

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By Carson Roberts STSN Contributing Writer Hockey is not a particularly big deal in the desert, but don’t tell the Manning family in Chandler. They, like many other Hamilton High families, are involved in the school’s AHSHA...
Perry Reclaims Badminton State Title With New Lineup
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Perry Reclaims Badminton State Title With New Lineup

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By Eric Newman STSN Staff Writer As the Perry High badminton players hugged each other on the court in celebration, it was clear both the present and future look bright for the program. Two Pumas underclassmen claimed the 2018...
Perry Golfer Christopherson’s Legacy Coming To The Fore
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Perry Golfer Christopherson’s Legacy Coming To The Fore

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor For as long as he can remember, golf has been a part of Perry High senior Caden Christopherson’s life. He began learning the game after his father, Eric, retired from professional baseball and began...