The high school sports scene in the East Valley featured a mix of continued dominance for some teams, along with others finally breaking through after years of being very close. Some teams failed to survive adversity, while others found a way to thrive through their difficult times.
Rex Bowser sits down at a small table in the corner of a Starbucks in Chandler. The longtime Seton Catholic football coach sips his coffee in a laid-back, relaxed manner and begins to tell the story of his more than four-decade-long career.
Highland High School’s boys golf team was placed on a one-year probation by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) for violating a regulation that disallows players from playing on the state championship venue course after a certain date
It has been a great year for football in the East Valley. For starters, Chandler High brought a state title home for the school’s first championship in 65 years. Hamilton also has a successful season, going 12-2, reaching the state finals and coming up just short to the Wolves.
Sportsmanship and the desire to play the game are usually focal points of any sport, and the Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Champions Division helps demonstrate those tenets to its baseball players who might not get to experience athletics otherwise.