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Ahhh, it’s that time of the year again. The holiday traditions take us home for the holidays to reunite with parents, siblings, cousins and old friends. Often this experience is joyous and as it should be, a time to appreciate one another, reminisce about the past and enjoy food, wine, gifts and conversation.
The Desert Vista soccer programs were unable to pull off the dual celebration this time around.
‘Tis the season! Over the next few weeks, schedules are filled with shopping, holiday parties, relatives, financial pressures, obligations, and plenty of food and spirits. Socializing during the holidays can be stressful and challenging, especially if your friends and family are not as health-conscious as you. The abundance of holiday treats and homemade goodies can be hard to resist. Fortunately, there’s plenty you can do to avoid holiday weight gain, manage your blood sugars, stay healthy, happy and fit, and enjoy celebrating the holidays.
Pride coach Hosea Graham talks to the team during a timeout at the basketball game between the Mountain Pointe Pride and Tolleson Wolverines at Mountain Pointe on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.
I first noticed Timmy Hernandez in the spring when he was doing one-on-one drills with Mountain Pointe’s big-time recruit Jalen Brown.
Every Sunday night I shake my head as I scroll through my Facebook news feed.
Day two of the Bill Vanney/Tempe Diablo soccer tournament was not a good one for the Ahwatukee schools.
The wrestling season is a few weeks old.
There are so many variables when it comes to winning a state title in any sport.
Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan, in white, and his staff led the Pride to their first state title in football.
The Desert Vista coaches were all wet after winning the school's first state title in swimming.
Desert Vista coach Shawn O'Connell, right with his hands raised, and Co. celebrate on the final race of the day when it became clear the Thunder would win the first swimming state title in school history.
The standards for athletic programs in Ahwatukee seem to be getting higher by the season.
The third annual Sally Meyerhoff 5K run will be on Dec. 14 at Kiwanis Park in Tempe.
Mountain Pointe is starting to reap the rewards for its run to the state title.
The Desert Vista girls basketball team isn’t shying away from anything.
Throughout her basketball career at Mountain Pointe, Kaylah Lupoe has been known more for her defense than her offense.
Ahwatukee resident Patrick Lombardi is a member of the Denison University men’s swimming and diving team. He is a graduate of Desert Vista High School.
High school is a time when students are trying to decide what type of person they will become later in life.
I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which were raked quite neatly and I mischievously found joy in rummaging through those piles as well.
Just got word of what might be one of the greatest fundraising events for a high school sports team.
Just a few weeks ago, Kyrene School District experienced a clear election victory for both the continuation of our Maintenance and Operations Override and our second ballot question to allow our governing board to lease, sell or exchange real property (our vacant land). We appreciate this strong vote of confidence and message of support from our community. While Kyrene has a total of 25 schools, 12 of them are in Ahwatukee, educating more than 8,000 students and employing nearly 500 staff members (many who live in the community).
Those of you with a passing knowledge of college basketball may remember the name Bob Knight. He was fired as Indiana University basketball coach in 2000 and took a job at Texas Tech in 2001.