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Chandler teams ready for the Open Division
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Chandler teams ready for the Open Division

November 20th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s been widely regarded by national media outlet MaxPreps as one of the top football postseason tournaments in the county. Arizona’s Open Division has had its critics in the past, especially...
Hamilton beats Chandler with walk-off field goal
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Hamilton beats Chandler with walk-off field goal

November 20th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Matthew Krneta had confidence his offense would give him a chance with 50 seconds remaining and Hamilton trailing by a point to rival Chandler. He just had to settle himself and make sure he was...
NFL ties a catalyst for Chandler football’s success
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NFL ties a catalyst for Chandler football’s success

November 12th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Ties to the National Football League run deep in the Chandler High School football program. Several former players have gone on to play at the game’s highest level, including recent Super Bowl...
Veterans apply experience, discipline to coaching here
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Veterans apply experience, discipline to coaching here

November 11th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Veteran’s Day has a different meaning for everyone who has served in the military. Some use it to reflect on those who enlisted before them, who gave them the opportunity to choose their path to...
Hamilton volleyball the hunted in quest for three-peat
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Hamilton volleyball the hunted in quest for three-peat

October 23rd, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor Hamilton’s girls’ volleyball team is embracing the pressure that comes with winning back-to-back state titles. The Huskies are in the midst of yet another successful season, as they...
Shaun Aguano shows Ohana culture despite loss in 1st game
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Shaun Aguano shows Ohana culture despite loss in 1st game

October 10th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Arizona State’s patented video to welcome the team onto the field didn’t change Sept. 24. Sparky still walked through a giant dust storm and stomped the visiting Utah Ute bus.  What did change,...
Chandler native honored for her work with Unified sports
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Chandler native honored for her work with Unified sports

October 1st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Mali Chawla’s passion for Unified sports runs deep. She first became involved in junior high. She said she was never athletic enough to play sports herself but wanted to make a difference with kids...
Miles Lockhart taking humble approach to success
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Miles Lockhart taking humble approach to success

October 1st, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Miles Lockhart admits he never thought football would be his future when he was younger. He started off as a soccer player, and a self-proclaimed “chubby” one at that. He started to dabble in...
Former Chandler coach Shaun Aguano named interim coach at ASU
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Former Chandler coach Shaun Aguano named interim coach at ASU

September 19th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Shaun Aguano was a coaching legend at Chandler High School. He built the Wolves into a powerhouse football program, one that was nationally ranked on several occasions and became a dynasty in 2016-18...
Cardinals donate $10K to CUSD for girls flag football
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Cardinals donate $10K to CUSD for girls flag football

September 14th, 2022 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Girls flag football in Arizona and the East Valley has grown exponentially in the last two years. At the forefront of the growth has been the Chandler Unified School District, which established...