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Research into female athletes’ concussions lags
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Research into female athletes’ concussions lags

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By Jordan Rogers Cronkite News Research into sports-related concussions started with football injuries but has since spread to other activities where hits and falls are routine, such as hockey, soccer and cheerleading. The...
AIA to move forward with fall sports schedule
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AIA to move forward with fall sports schedule

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted Wednesday to approve the updated recommendations from the Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and move forward with the fall sports season...
School athletic directors hoping for fall sports
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School athletic directors hoping for fall sports

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor East Valley high school athletic directors continue to do their part to navigate sport programs through a tenuous summer filled with uncertainty surrounding a fall sports season. After Gov. Doug Ducey...
Athletes staying active despite lost season
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Athletes staying active despite lost season

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The spring track season was supposed to be special for Highland High senior Zach Schroeder. He had already shown his speed and skill on the football field, leading the Hawks with 33 receptions for 599...
Grand Canyon University leads nation in e-sports
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Grand Canyon University leads nation in e-sports

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By Lorenzino Estrada Cronkite News Hidden within the exploding global esports movement lies Grand Canyon’s burgeoning program, headed by athletic esports coordinator Albert Lee. GCU has emerged as one of the premier...
Quarterbacks find outlets while exercising precaution
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Quarterbacks find outlets while exercising precaution

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Arizona’s rise as one of the premier destinations for college coaches searching for next-level quarterbacks doesn’t come as a surprise to players or coaches. It’s been one of the main goals for...
Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May
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Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The coronavirus outbreak has impacted Little League baseball and softball leagues across the East Valley. Little League International announced play would be suspended until at least May 11 due to the...
AIA suspends spring sports until further notice
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AIA suspends spring sports until further notice

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced it was postponing all spring high school sports until further notice as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision came after Arizona...
Seton Catholic steamrolls to 4A girls basketball title
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Seton Catholic steamrolls to 4A girls basketball title

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BY BRITTANY BOWYER, Contributor The Seton Catholic Sentinels girls basketball team has a long-standing history of dominance. On Saturday, Feb. 29, it showed once again why it is one of the best teams in Arizona. The top-ranked...
Lucero finding new purpose as CGCC basketball coach
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Lucero finding new purpose as CGCC basketball coach

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Olivia Lucero’s path to becoming the head women’s basketball coach at Chandler-Gilbert Community College was one she didn’t expect so soon after he playing career had ended. She was part of a...