Mountain Pointe's Ben Trotter, right, was one of the Pride's standouts as he anchored the 4x100 relay team that set the Arizona record.
Desert Vista won its second big-school state championship behind a methodical running game led by JJ Dielman (68) and Kaleb Germinaro.
One of the year's surprises was the resignation of highly-successful Mountain POinte boys basketball coach Brian Fleming, who was replaced by fromer Chaparral coach Aaron Winder.
The Desert Vista boys basketball team, led by John Marshall, left, and Connor MacDougal, made a nice run to the Division I state semifinal before falling in the finals minute to eventual champion Corona del Sol.
For the second year in a row, the Desert Vista wrestling program produced three individual champions, including Robert Sobarzo (in white) while finishing third in the Division I team standings.
Republican Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich square off in the GOP debate inside the Mesa Arts Center, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012.
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