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Wyatt Chapman excelling in golf, academics at Casteel
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Wyatt Chapman excelling in golf, academics at Casteel

November 5th, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Miles Aronson Contributing Writer Whether it’s great performances on the golf course or outstanding academic achievements, Casteel sophomore Wyatt Chapman does it all. Within his sophomore class, Chapman is ranked fourth in...
Chandler teen’s invention earns STEM prize
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Chandler teen’s invention earns STEM prize

November 5th, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor A partially blind Chandler teen took his love for football and turned it into a national project that earned him second-place honors and $2,000 toward a STEM camp of his choice next summer. JT...
Valley Christian unveils state-of-art weight room
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Valley Christian unveils state-of-art weight room

September 24th, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Valley Christian High School has long had one of the best athletic programs in the state, especially in the small-school conferences. But despite the school’s success, Valley Christian lacked...
AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin
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AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin

September 24th, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor After months of speculation, worry, optimism and most importantly, stress surrounding the Arizona high school football season, it seems all systems are a go. The Arizona Interscholastic Association...
Tourney honors Perry athlete who died in May
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Tourney honors Perry athlete who died in May

September 24th, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The inaugural five-day JM23 Classic at Tempe Diablo Stadium went off without a hitch from Sept. 15-19, with a champion crowned on the final day of the tournament. But as exciting as it was for many...
Chandler Gilbert athlete in Hall of Fame
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Chandler Gilbert athlete in Hall of Fame

September 22nd, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF An athlete that Chandler Gilbert Community College calls one of its best players in its history has been selected for the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Andre Ethier, an outfielder who played for the Coyotes...
Research into female athletes’ concussions lags
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Research into female athletes’ concussions lags

September 20th, 2020 | by STSN Staff
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

September 19th, 2020 | by STSN Staff
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

July 21st, 2020 | by STSN Staff
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

May 3rd, 2020 | by STSN Staff
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...