Deutsch, USA brings home bronze medal

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Isaiah Deutsch helped Team USA to the bronze medal at the COPABE Pan Am ‘A' 14U Championships in Nicaragua.

The team finished the national event 4-2 and topped it off Saturday with three pitchers combining for a perfect game in a 6-0 win over Brazil to win the bronze.

Joe DeMers, Adam Haseley and Kiko Garcia combined to throw the second perfect game (fourth no-hitter) in Team USA 14U history.

Deutsch, who is a freshman at Brophy Prep, hit leadoff in the game after batting ninth in his previous two appearances.

Overall, he batted .600 (6 for 10) with four home runs and 10 RBIs.

Valenzuela won gold and Mexico brought home the silver.

Desert Vista football media day

The Desert Vista football program is holding its media day at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the football stadium.

The public is welcome.


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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