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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...
Chandler Raiders top flag national tourney
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Chandler Raiders top flag national tourney

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor When the Chandler Raiders 12 and under flag football team departed for Florida to take part in two tournaments, they had their sights set on returning with a national title. The 12U team fell in the...
‘Not there yet’: Valley Christian finding its way to defend title
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‘Not there yet’: Valley Christian finding its way to defend title

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Greg Haagsma spent the last 23 years building Valley Christian’s boys basketball program into a powerhouse at the 3A level. Haagsma led Valley Christian to eight title games during his tenure as...
Local players return home for Cheez-It Bowl
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Local players return home for Cheez-It Bowl

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor College football bowl games have long been viewed as a reward for a program’s success throughout the season. A select few have more impact than others on a national stage, but each provide their own...