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The Desert Vista girls basketball team isn’t shying away from anything.
A year after the news off the court was sometimes more prevalent than what happened on it, it will be refreshing to focus on the wins and losses this girls basketball season.
SAN DIEGO – All of the preparation and pregame talk heading into the first game of the season can be a bit of an illusion.
The mudslinging mania that is the campaign for a Phoenix City Council seat in District 6 (Keogh Parks vs. DiCiccio) has at least two winners. First there is the United States Post Office, whose debt may be slightly reduced by the revenue being generated from all the campaign junk mail arriving in district mailboxes. Second is the city of Phoenix Waste Management Department, Recycling Division, where all of this junk campaign mail should rightfully end up (along with the litter on our street corners known as campaign signs).
In response to Don Passmore’s guest commentary in the AFN on June 12 (“I Have Stopped Voting”)… I hear ya’. I have taken to these pages in the AFN numerous times to decry the left/right Democrat/Republican paradigm of our current political system.
Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature.
Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) honored their 10th Annual Teal & Silver award recipients during a breakfast event at the college's Williams Campus on Tuesday, May 7 at the Student Pavilion Center. Nine winners were recognized for their efforts and support of CGCC students, employees, programs, services and the college community. From left: Steve Tepper, East Valley Jewish Community Center; Lionel Diaz from Maricopa Community Colleges; Ann Newman and Tony Ebersole from Cox Communications; Gail Barney, mayor of Queen Creek; Lisa Traube, Weinberg Elementary School; Jessica Sands, Chandler/Gilbert Family YMCA; Shauna Salveson and Kevan Welsch from Mercy Gilbert Medical Center; Julie Coleman, APS Foundation; and Barbara Gomez, Williams Field High School.
There have been highs and lows from the 2012-2013 athletic year.
J’ontar Coleman wanted what he felt was rightfully his all along.
J'ontar Coleman, center, was brought back to the Desert Vista girls basketball program after showing what he could do over the last 12 games last year as the interim head coach.
Desert Vista head coach J'ontar Coleman led the Thunder to a 7-5 record last year after taking over in a difficult season and was able to gain a rapport with the players as the played hard down the stretch.
J'ontar Coleman just wanted to know for sure.
With a little bit of a lull during spring break, I had a chance to get some down time and poke around about several topics.
‘Twas not the winter of everyone’s discontent. At least not for all the basketball players, soccer studs and wrestlers who took their shots, saves and takedowns for glory’s sake and found some.
The Desert Vista girls basketball team had a roller coaster season that included naming J'Ontar Coleman interim head coach after firing Jaysie Chambers Sheppard for various reasons.
Andy Lane is in the Sweet 16.
NASA’s Destination Station: Experiences in Orbit - Astronaut Cady Coleman, pictured, discusses her experience onboard the International Space Station and the research she conducted there. She will be available for autographs and pictures after the presentation. The planetarium will also be showing a special about the International Space Station throughout the evening. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/nasatalk2.
U.S. astronaut Cady Coleman crew member of the mission to the International Space Station, ISS, signs on the wall in a Space museum at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Start of the new Soyuz mission is scheduled on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
House Speaker Andy Tobin is sidelining two anti-union measures rather than bringing them to the floor for a divisive -- and potentially losing -- vote.
For the second season in a row, the Desert Vista girls basketball team took on the very best the state - if not the nation - has to offer.
I was kind of glad Emily Wolph missed the shot.
No matter what Desert Vista girls basketball does this postseason, the school has to post the head coach position at the end of the year.
The Desert Vista girls basketball team clearly got the funk out of its system.
Danny Gavin, #22 of Desert Vista, is pressured by Connor Coleman, #11 of Brophy, during the Division I boys championship game between Desert Vista and Brophy at Campo Verde, in Gilbert on Saturday, Feb 9, 2013.
Since taking over the Desert Vista girls basketball program in mid-January, J’ontar Coleman has put his own spin things.