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Larissa Blanchard ready for big senior track season
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Larissa Blanchard ready for big senior track season

August 3rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Growing up in Ahwatukee, Larissa Blanchard took to soccer as her primary sport. There were moments where she believed her skills on the field would help lead her to college. That was her goal as she...
Some high school championships will be broadcast live
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Some high school championships will be broadcast live

August 1st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association has partnered with Arizona’s Family to broadcast select high school championship games live on local channels beginning this season. The announcement comes...
Biruk Stephens making his mark for ACP football
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Biruk Stephens making his mark for ACP football

July 20th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Biruk Stephens was just 5 years old when he was uprooted from Ethiopia, his home country. Wanting a better life than what she could provide, his birth mother made the decision to give him up for...
Dylan Raiola sets sights high in Chandler
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Dylan Raiola sets sights high in Chandler

June 9th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Dylan Raiola’s time as quarterback in football has been limited. He only started playing the position two years ago under former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna at Burleson High School in Texas. He sat...
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AZSTA donates $80K Dignity, local school athletic trainers

May 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Athletic trainers are often the forgotten about piece to any successful sports program, especially at the high school level.  They can treat a wide variety of injuries, from bumps and bruises to...
Senior football players get scholar honors from NFF
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Senior football players get scholar honors from NFF

May 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Bryce Chen takes pride in Arizona College Prep football. It was the program he found his calling in when he was a freshman at the school’s old campus, a small building along Alma School Road. It was...
New Arizona organization celebrates baseball
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New Arizona organization celebrates baseball

April 16th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Mike Phillips Guest Writer Baseball is back. But baseball never really leaves the Arizona desert. It’s a year-round enterprise woven into our economy, culture and history. While the Cactus League rules March and the...
Chandler freshman ready to dominate track
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Chandler freshman ready to dominate track

April 10th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor S’Niyah Cade looked over to her mother, Keri Suell, to see her reaction when she finished the race. Cade, a freshman at Chandler High School who is still a bit shy and reserved at times, wasn’t...
Hamilton baseball hungry for redemption
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Hamilton baseball hungry for redemption

March 30th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The last time Hamilton right-handed pitcher Logan Saloman took the mound in a state title game, he was a wide-eyed freshman that had earned the trust of his coaches and teammates. Saloman threw a...
Chandler Sports Hall of Fame celebrates latest induction class
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Chandler Sports Hall of Fame celebrates latest induction class

March 1st, 2022 | by development
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor N’Keal Harry’s favorite memory from his time at Chandler High School came in the 2014 state championship game at State Farm Stadium. Knowing the Wolves had the game secured, he stood on his...