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Lucero finding new purpose as CGCC basketball coach
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Lucero finding new purpose as CGCC basketball coach

February 27th, 2020 | by development
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

February 14th, 2020 | by development
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

February 4th, 2020 | by development
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

January 6th, 2020 | by development
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...
Chandler triumphs in inaugural Open championship
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Chandler triumphs in inaugural Open championship

December 20th, 2019 | by development
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor It was billed as arguably the biggest game in the history of high school football in Arizona. Top-ranked Chandler, the winner of the last three 6A Conference titles matched up against No. 3...
Synchronized skating team a first for Arizona
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Synchronized skating team a first for Arizona

December 5th, 2019 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor It’s a sport that has rarely ever been seen in Arizona, and one that has never had a team representing the Grand Canyon State. That is, until now. The Ice Denettes, a synchronized skating team made...
Hamilton shines during state golf championships
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Hamilton shines during state golf championships

November 18th, 2019 | by development
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Hamilton High School junior Johnny Walker and senior Joy Callinan shined at the Arizona Interscholastic Association Division I boys and girls golf championships Tuesday, as both captured individual...
Ex-NFL coach enjoys his Hamilton High gig
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Ex-NFL coach enjoys his Hamilton High gig

November 1st, 2019 | by development
By Tyler Henry Cronkite News Before Bob Wylie became a viral sensation on the HBO show “Hard Knocks,” he put together a long and storied career as a professional football coach. Wylie worked for six Division I schools...
These skaters perform on concrete instead of ice
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These skaters perform on concrete instead of ice

October 17th, 2019 | by development
By amy-xiaoshi depaola   Cronkite News The whirl of wheels, interspersed with sharp commands and bursts of laughter, punctuate Sunday practice. Before they step out to perform, the 12 members of the Phoenix Roller Sports Club...
Australian football making inroads in region
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Australian football making inroads in region

September 23rd, 2019 | by development
By  Corey Kirk Cronkite News On the field, they compete against teams from all over America. Off the field, they are educators, healthcare professionals and even the guy who scoops your ice cream. What brings them together is a...