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Chandler girl wins big at invitational swim meet
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Chandler girl wins big at invitational swim meet

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF When Skylar Debnam’s coach praises her work ethic as a competitive swimmer, it’s no exaggeration. The 14-year-old Chandler girl wakes up at 3:45 a.m. twice a week so her parents can drive her to the...
8 athletes, 6 teams joining Chandler Sports Hall of Fame
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8 athletes, 6 teams joining Chandler Sports Hall of Fame

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By GREG MACAFEE, Sports Editor Seven athletes and a coach will join the Chandler Sports Hall of the Fame when it conducts its 14th annual induction ceremony next week at the Chandler Center for the Arts. “We’re excited to...
Hamilton interim coach took tough job, honored by district
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Hamilton interim coach took tough job, honored by district

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By Greg Macafee, Sports Editor When the Hamilton High School football program was turned over this past year due to a sexual assault scandal that has since resulted in the reassignment of former football coach Steve Belles,...
Seniors kick up their heels to celebrate SilverSneakers
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Seniors kick up their heels to celebrate SilverSneakers

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BY COLLEEN SPARKS Staff Mature adults in Chandler and around the country have been lacing up their sneakers, stretching in  yoga classes and dancing pounds away over the last 25 years – in large part due to a local company....
Defending champ faces first-timer in all-Chandler title game
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Defending champ faces first-timer in all-Chandler title game

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By Greg Macafee, Sports Editor For the third time in four years – and in the second-ever all-Chandler title game – the Chandler Wolves are heading to the 6A State Championship. This time around, though, they will be...
Sports-focused classes giving Chandler athletes a leg up
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Sports-focused classes giving Chandler athletes a leg up

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By JACK HARRIS, Contirbutor The competitive stakes have been raised in high school athletics. The pursuit of even the most minuscule of advantages can warrant a change of action. The Chandler Unified School District has found a...
Concussion scares cause Chandler student to quit football
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Concussion scares cause Chandler student to quit football

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By Greg Macafee, Sports Editor This past summer, Chandler High senior Devin Shivers caught a pass out of the backfield during a 7-on-7 football game at Northern Arizona University and turned his head to start up field. “I...
Young artist’s foil creations on display at Arizona State Fair
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Young artist’s foil creations on display at Arizona State Fair

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By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski GetOut Editor Tamiko Azuma would have described her son, Sam Goldinger, as shy and quiet five years ago. He had very little interest in performing or showing off his artwork. But that was before he...
Casteel players making a name for themselves
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Casteel players making a name for themselves

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By Greg Macafee, Staff   Over the past two years, the Casteel High School football team has started to get some notice. As a freshman program in 2015, the Colts finished 8-1. Last year, their first as a varsity program, they...
Students excel in classical language competition
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Students excel in classical language competition

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SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Socrates and Julius Caesar might have been impressed with some East Valley students who demonstrated their knowledge of ancient Greeks and Romans at a recent competition. A student from BASIS Chandler and...