Football practice cranks up

Mountain Pointe and Desert Vista take to the football fields Monday, with each team's first game slated for Aug.27.

Just enough time to find out all you need to know about the upcoming season. Check upcoming editions of the Ahwatukee Foothills News for all the news and notes you'll need to prepare for the fall season.

Mountain Pointe, coming off a 12-1 season, will look to keep things rolling in Norris Vaughan's second year at the helm after making it to the Class 5A Division I semifinals in 2009, while Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds has some new faces that will surely keep the Thunder from repeating last season's 2-8 campaign.

YMCA youth sports registration discounted until Aug. 8

The Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA is taking registration for youth sports until Aug. 31, but is offering a $10 discount for those who sign up through Aug. 8.

Sports include T-ball, volleyball, basketball, soccer and flag football. For a full listing go to

Contact for any questions.

Swim teams being formed

The Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA will start practice for recreational and competitive swim teams on Aug. 16 and the season goes through Oct.9 for boys and girls aged 9 through 15. There are monthly swim meets and coaches focus on stroke technique.

To set up a skills evaluation test, contact the YMCA at (602) 212-6084.

Ahwatukee Sting 11U tryouts

The Ahwatukee Sting 11U will have its first tryout on Aug. 7 at Desert Foothills Park's lower field from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Participants should wear full uniforms.


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