Craig Brooks stayed in the corner with the upper weights, assistant coach Andre Blake was showing a move with the rest of the team, and at the front of the Mountain Pointe wrestling room was about five kids doing homework.
Teammates talk with Perry's Markus Howard (11) as he is taken out by paramedics after hitting his head against the bleachers during the championship game of the McClintock Holiday Shoot-Out between Basha and Perry on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014.
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.
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.