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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...
Open will go forward, but with far fewer fans
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Open will go forward, but with far fewer fans

December 31st, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
By Wayne Schutsky Staff Writer For the Waste Management Phoenix Open, the show must go on, but the typically crowded golf tournament will have a very different feel in 2021 as organizers implement safety protocols and drastically...
Wyatt Chapman excelling in golf, academics at Casteel
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Wyatt Chapman excelling in golf, academics at Casteel

November 5th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
By Miles Aronson Contributing Writer Whether it’s great performances on the golf course or outstanding academic achievements, Casteel sophomore Wyatt Chapman does it all. Within his sophomore class, Chapman is ranked fourth in...
Chandler teen’s invention earns STEM prize
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Chandler teen’s invention earns STEM prize

November 5th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor A partially blind Chandler teen took his love for football and turned it into a national project that earned him second-place honors and $2,000 toward a STEM camp of his choice next summer. JT...
Valley Christian unveils state-of-art weight room
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Valley Christian unveils state-of-art weight room

September 24th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Valley Christian High School has long had one of the best athletic programs in the state, especially in the small-school conferences. But despite the school’s success, Valley Christian lacked...
AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin
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AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin

September 24th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor After months of speculation, worry, optimism and most importantly, stress surrounding the Arizona high school football season, it seems all systems are a go. The Arizona Interscholastic Association...
Tourney honors Perry athlete who died in May
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Tourney honors Perry athlete who died in May

September 24th, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor The inaugural five-day JM23 Classic at Tempe Diablo Stadium went off without a hitch from Sept. 15-19, with a champion crowned on the final day of the tournament. But as exciting as it was for many...
Chandler Gilbert athlete in Hall of Fame
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Chandler Gilbert athlete in Hall of Fame

September 22nd, 2020 | by SanTan Sun News
SANTAN SUN NEWS STAFF An athlete that Chandler Gilbert Community College calls one of its best players in its history has been selected for the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame. Andre Ethier, an outfielder who played for the Coyotes...