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Defending champ faces first-timer in all-Chandler title game
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Defending champ faces first-timer in all-Chandler title game

December 1st, 2017 | by development
By Greg Macafee, Sports Editor For the third time in four years – and in the second-ever all-Chandler title game – the Chandler Wolves are heading to the 6A State Championship. This time around, though, they will be...
Sports-focused classes giving Chandler athletes a leg up
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Sports-focused classes giving Chandler athletes a leg up

November 23rd, 2017 | by development
By JACK HARRIS, Contirbutor The competitive stakes have been raised in high school athletics. The pursuit of even the most minuscule of advantages can warrant a change of action. The Chandler Unified School District has found a...
Concussion scares cause Chandler student to quit football
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Concussion scares cause Chandler student to quit football

November 3rd, 2017 | by development
By Greg Macafee, Sports Editor This past summer, Chandler High senior Devin Shivers caught a pass out of the backfield during a 7-on-7 football game at Northern Arizona University and turned his head to start up field. “I...
Young artist’s foil creations on display at Arizona State Fair
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Young artist’s foil creations on display at Arizona State Fair

October 7th, 2017 | by development
By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski GetOut Editor Tamiko Azuma would have described her son, Sam Goldinger, as shy and quiet five years ago. He had very little interest in performing or showing off his artwork. But that was before he...
Casteel players making a name for themselves
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Casteel players making a name for themselves

September 15th, 2017 | by development
By Greg Macafee, Staff   Over the past two years, the Casteel High School football team has started to get some notice. As a freshman program in 2015, the Colts finished 8-1. Last year, their first as a varsity program, they...
Students excel in classical language competition
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Students excel in classical language competition

September 3rd, 2017 | by development
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF Socrates and Julius Caesar might have been impressed with some East Valley students who demonstrated their knowledge of ancient Greeks and Romans at a recent competition. A student from BASIS Chandler and...
New Seton Catholic Preparatory principal brings extensive leadership experience in Los Angeles to role, is eager to mold teenagers
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New Seton Catholic Preparatory principal brings extensive leadership experience in Los Angeles to role, is eager to mold teenagers

August 6th, 2017 | by development
By Colleen Sparks When students return to class next week at Seton Catholic Preparatory, they will see a new principal excited to use his vast leadership experience in Los Angeles to help teens develop their character. Victor...
Cleaning up at Dirty Blonde’s happy hour, when jalapeño poppers and other comfort food satisfy but won’t break the bank
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Cleaning up at Dirty Blonde’s happy hour, when jalapeño poppers and other comfort food satisfy but won’t break the bank

August 4th, 2017 | by development
By Ken LaFave Dirty Blonde Tavern is the sort of place you go when every pretense to fancy has evaporated and all you want is comfort food. We’re talking nachos, jalapeño poppers, fish ‘n’ chips, wings. Yes, my date and I...
Local schools holding back-to-school events
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Local schools holding back-to-school events

July 6th, 2017 | by development
By SanTan Sun News Staff Students are on summer break, but it’s almost time to start planning the next school year on campuses around Chandler. Seton Catholic Preparatory is hosting several events to welcome students and...
Chandler teen earns Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year honor
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Chandler teen earns Boys & Girls Clubs’ Youth of the Year honor

July 5th, 2017 | by development
By Leah Gilchrist Chandler teen Leo Martinez has been selected as the Youth of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley. Out of a group of eight teens, Martinez was selected for the honor, which is awarded to...