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The Desert Vista program has seen plenty of individual state titles walk out of the wrestling room in recent years.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Each year the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce honors local business women through the Palo Verde Women in Business Award.
Arizona State announced Thursday that it will demolish the north end zone upper deck at Sun Devil Stadium following the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in late December.
Parents and kids interested in youth sports can join a free day of play Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s expanded “Phoenix Plays” youth sports programs for kids ages 3 to 12. The free celebration, at the city’s Rose Mofford Sports Complex, 9833 N. 25th Ave., will offer free sports clinics, demonstrations and information booths on fitness and wellness, as well as games and prizes. The event is part of the city’s FitPHX initiative.
The football state title games for the top three divisions officially have a home. The Division I game will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium over Thanksgiving weekend. Time and date to be determined.
Desert Vista graduate Devon Kennard had a chance to play at Arizona one last time during his Southern California career.
Desert Vista graduate Ryne Rezac is having a good senior season with North Central College.
Desert Vista senior Jalen Jelks was one of the 10 defensive linemen from around the nation selected to the The U.S. Under-19 National Team.
In a time of upheaval, when everything for Axel Muller was changing, he grasped onto the one thing that he could always rely on — his athleticism.
The mass exodus the last two seasons has people wondering about the level of talent remaining in the Desert Vista football program.
As many students are training for football, baseball, hockey, soccer, and other sports, this is also the time of year for sports-related injuries. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), sports-related dental injuries send approximately 600,000 youths to the emergency room each year involving children as young as 5 years old. Prevention is a large aspect of oral health. Oral health prevention includes the prevention of injury to the mouth, teeth, neck, and jaws. In an attempt to promote awareness of facial injury prevention, five organizations have sponsored April as being the National Facial Protection Month: American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. Contact sports such as football, hockey, and basketball are common sources of oral injury; however, other sports such as gymnastics and volleyball pose a threat as well. Common head and neck injuries can include concussions, fractured teeth, oral lacerations, jaw joint sprains, and neck injuries.
Being a person of faith isn’t like being a football player or a plumber. In those cases, everyone knows the rules, the skills and who qualifies. Christians don’t even have universal agreement of what it means to “belong” or “get in” the club, let alone answers to life’s most pressing questions.
Mountain Pointe senior linebacker David Jakpor signed with the South Dakota School of Mines this week.
A man has been taken into custody after he barricaded himself in a room at Sun Devil Stadium on the Arizona State University campus Thursday morning.
Cardinals six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will direct a two-day event May 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at McClintock High School. He will be joined by a selection of the top prep and college coaches from the area. Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14 and focuses on football fundamentals. Groups will be small to ensure each participant gets personalized instruction. Fitzgerald will talk about the finer points of the game and beyond.
Super Bowl Sunday surely is one of the meatiest eating days of the year. But it’s still somewhat surprising the lengths some people will go to push their game day feed over the top. Last year, for example, some enthusiastic carnivores went as far as to build football arena replicas out of deli meats, cheese and bread.
The Phoenix Pet Expo comes to the University of Phoenix Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive in Glendale, Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enjoy tons of exhibitors, prize giveaways, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, author readings, book signings, discounted vaccinations, dozens of rescue groups, a mega-adoption event and so much fun for the two-legged and four-legged. Meet Shorty Rossi and Hercules from Animal Planets’ “Pit Boss.”
Zach Miller came to Seattle in 2011 with a big contract and a penchant for catching a lot of passes.
The 5-foot-10, 186-pound quarterback led the Thunder to a 9-3 record in his first year as a starter before the team lost in the state quarterfinals.
For those who cannot make it to the Mountain Pointe-Hamilton state title game on Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium, the game will be televised by Fox Sports Arizona. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:07 p.m.
Stan Way, a Latter-day Saint from Jasper, Ala., had just finished dinner out with some Mormon missionaries when he noticed a car slowing as it approached.
The Thunder youth football team is one game away from making the national championships again. The Thunder moved up to the All-American Division after winning the junior midget national title in Orlando last season. They play in the SEV championship game at Campo Verde High against the Raiders, based in the West Valley. The winner advances to Orlando for the national championships, which will take place the first week of December.
Hey mom and dad: Halloween’s not really all that scary — except when it comes to traffic safety.
When Tim Thies reflects back to the 2009 season an undeniable smirk comes across his face as if he is a proud father of five.