Ever since I was young, whenever my brother and I earned money from cleaning the cars or weeding the yard, we had to deposit a portion into a big “flower money” jug my mom made. Then every year when spring came to town, we would purchase flowers and plants for the garden. I loved the bugs our garden attracted and my brother the worms, so we bought into the system with little resistance. Little did I know this would be my first lesson in managing my finances: to save a little bit of all you earn.
There are plenty of outstanding offensive football players in the East Valley ready to put on a show this year. On the flip side are the players preparing to stop them. Hamilton is the preseason favorite in Division I based largely on its intimidating defense, and not surprisingly, many Huskies dot this list. Here are the Top Ten Defensive Players to Watch in 2013:
Stephanie Ann Kuells went to be with our angels on Wednesday, Feb. 20. She was born on Aug. 3, 1988, to Jennifer and Keith Kuells at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. This happened to be her father’s 30th birthday. What a beautiful gift! Stephanie had many challenges in her short life, but she tackled each one with determination, beauty and grace.
On Jan. 22, Priest Willis slipped on a pair of powder blue football gloves, aligned his hands in the sign of a “U” and confirmed to the college football world what everyone long suspected: He was verbally committing to UCLA.
Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds and Mountain Pointe graduate Raynon Blackshire will be part of the Arizona All-Star football squad that takes on a team from Southern California on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Surprise Stadium.
On Sunday, the AFN released a list of
10 offensive players to watch in the upcoming football season. Ask
many coaches, though, and it's defense that wins championships.
While the offensive stars are readying to score points, the
defenders are counting down the days until they can zero in on
opposing quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.
Disappointment and rumors engulfed the Mountain Pointe football
program soon after it became known that the Pride was suddenly
searching for a quarterback less than 10 days before the start of
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald