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Under new direction Casteel swim builds new culture
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Under new direction Casteel swim builds new culture

November 13th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Emeril Gordon Contributing writer With Covid behind them and a new coach on deck, Casteel swim sets its sights on developing a culture that extends to its school community and beyond. Like many programs last year, Casteel was...
3 Chandler schools leading the way in state’s playoff rankings
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3 Chandler schools leading the way in state’s playoff rankings

November 7th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Over the course of the last six years conversations surrounding high school football in the state have shifted from “who will be the favorite to win the title?” to “who can knock off...
CUSD naming Chandler weight room after beloved coach
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CUSD naming Chandler weight room after beloved coach

October 30th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor Chris Chick was more than just a beloved assistant football coach for Chandler High School’s powerhouse football program. He was a friend, a mentor and an overall loving presence on campus. He...
Basha’s Cole Martin joins suicide prevention effort
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Basha’s Cole Martin joins suicide prevention effort

October 2nd, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira, Sports Editor Basha junior defensive back Cole Martin is one of 15 Arizona high school football players who have pledged to raise awareness of teen suicide in Arizona. Martin, one of the top players in the country...
Arizona College Prep setting standard with new athletic facilities
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Arizona College Prep setting standard with new athletic facilities

August 17th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor When Arizona College Prep first opened its doors on the campus of Hamilton High School in 2007, athletics were a mere afterthought. The school, which offers students a rigorous curriculum focused on...
Chandler football reeling after coach’s death
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Chandler football reeling after coach’s death

June 6th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Chris Chick was more than just an offensive line coach for the Chandler Wolves. He was a beloved friend and mentor to all that came into contact with him over the course of his career. Chandler head...
Seton Catholic to create eSports team beginning next school year
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Seton Catholic to create eSports team beginning next school year

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Seton Catholic Prep announced Tuesday, May 4 its plan to create an eSports team beginning next school year. The team will compete in the eSports league hosted by the Arizona Interscholastic...
High School hockey getting desert foothold
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High School hockey getting desert foothold

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Jenna Mazel Cronkite News Although it is not sanctioned by the Arizona Interscholastic Association, high school hockey has a foothold in the desert. “Obviously we are not a hockey state,” said David Hines, the executive...
Casteel cruises to first-ever boys’ volleyball state title
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Casteel cruises to first-ever boys’ volleyball state title

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Brittany Bowyer Contributing Writer It wasn’t long ago that the future of high school sports in Arizona was still up in the air. The winter sports season was postponed twice, cancelled and then given the green light with...
Chandler schools dominate state track & field meets
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Chandler schools dominate state track & field meets

May 24th, 2021 | by STSN Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The start of the coronavirus pandemic last spring put many Chandler schools’ plans to defend their state track & field championships on hold. Chandler girls were forced to wait another year to...