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US Disabled Open coming to Mesa in May
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US Disabled Open coming to Mesa in May

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The United States Disabled Open, which aims to provide a PGA Tour-like atmosphere for disabled golfers, is descending upon Mesa for its third-ever tournament in May. The tournament will take place at...
Zach Espalin living out dream on wrestling mat
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Zach Espalin living out dream on wrestling mat

April 12th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor An appreciation for military service has always been one of the key characteristics of Zach Espalin. It’s been that way since living in Washington D.C. and attending school with the sons and...
Hamilton girls come up short in 6A title game
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Hamilton girls come up short in 6A title game

March 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The Hamilton girls basketball team found itself in a hole early on in Saturday’s 6A girls basketball state championship game against Valley Vista. Cold shooting mixed with Valley Vista’s ability...
Seton Catholic wins 12th state championship
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Seton Catholic wins 12th state championship

March 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Ethan Greni Staff Writer Seton Catholic Prep won the 2021 AIA girls basketball 4A state championship 70-62 over Salpointe Catholic on Saturday. The title is the school’s third in the last four years, and 12th total under...
EV golfers take part in Dustin Johnson junior championships
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EV golfers take part in Dustin Johnson junior championships

March 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor A pair of East Valley golfers recently had the opportunity to compete on one of the sport’s biggest stages at the junior level. Chandler resident Johnny Walker and Gilbert resident Anawin...
Seton’s DiGiovanni empowering women on, off court
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Seton’s DiGiovanni empowering women on, off court

February 11th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor There typically isn’t a day that goes by when Seton Catholic senior point guard Isabella DiGiovanni finds much free time for herself. That’s mostly by choice. On top of navigating a difficult...
Players, coaches take in unusual basketball atmosphere
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Players, coaches take in unusual basketball atmosphere

February 4th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Players sat staggered in three rows of chairs or bleachers, much like what has been seen in the NBA and in college basketball. A personal water bottle sits next to the player’s designated seat,...
Carson Kelly’s toughness, leadership paying dividends for Chandler
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Carson Kelly’s toughness, leadership paying dividends for Chandler

February 4th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Chandler senior point guard Carson Kelly knew entering the season he would be relied upon not only for his leadership but toughness on the court as well. It took just two games of the pandemic-delayed...
Chandler athletes take in Ed Doherty experience
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Chandler athletes take in Ed Doherty experience

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The 2020 football season faced an adversity unlike any other as teams were forced to navigate through rigorous mitigation protocols as the coronavirus pandemic raged on in the state. Players were...
AIA board reverses course, allows winter sports
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AIA board reverses course, allows winter sports

January 25th, 2021 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Just days after the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted to cancel the winter sports season amid the surge in COVID-19, the board reversed its decisions Jan. 12. The 5-4 re-vote...