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HERE: DV soccer promotional night Dec. 20
Changing the culture of a program is never easy, so Hosea Graham is attempting to do it three minutes at a time.
There are so many variables when it comes to winning a state title in any sport.
Alexander Ryan Jones, 19, of Ahwatukee, passed away Nov. 21. He was born on Dec. 30, 1993 in Fayetteville, N.C. He moved to Ahwatukee in October of 2000. He attended Kyrene Cerritos, Estrella and Akimel schools, and was a 2012 graduate of Desert Vista High School where he played football. He was an active participant with Horizon Presbyterian Youth Group and participated in several mission trips. He was currently living and working in Dallas, Texas. He was getting ready to go to Iowa in February with AmeriCorps.
The standards for athletic programs in Ahwatukee seem to be getting higher by the season.
Mountain Pointe is starting to reap the rewards for its run to the state title.
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.
The postseason honors are starting to roll in for Mountain Pointe as the Pride swept all four honors in the Division I, Section IV squad selected by the coaches.
It’s pretty clear last season is going to be hard to duplicate.
There are a lot of questions surrounding area boys basketball teams as the season begins and the answers will go a long way in determining just where it ends up.
The Desert Vista program has seen plenty of individual state titles walk out of the wrestling room in recent years.
Wesley Payne’s right ankle was taped, his gait was altered and the pain was persistent, but his mentality mirrored that of Mountain Pointe’s season.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Desert Vista Marching Band has been crowned state champions by winning the Arizona State Marching Band competition.
It is no longer a suit in a courtroom or a precursory thought in the back of a parent’s mind.
Congratulations to the Desert Vista Thunder Marching Band for earning fourth place overall at the Bands of America (BOA) Southwest Regional competition last Saturday (third in Class AAAA for large schools). This represents the highest finish ever for an Arizona band in any BOA regional event.
All of a sudden the temperature changed.
Desert Vista senior Keenan Bartlett, left, committed to University of Richmond over the weekend. He was with his brother, Kaleb Germinaro, a DV grad and football player at Penn.
Thunder's Jason King (4), Anthony Reaves (1) and Kiajai Crouch (50) walk to the rest of the team after the football game between Desert Vista Thunder and Brophy Broncos at Desert Vista on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Thunder's Will Barfield (2) hugs his mother, Michelle, and sister, Alexis, after the football game between Desert Vista Thunder and Brophy Broncos at Desert Vista on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Thunder's Matt Trujillo (15) takes a minute on the field after the football game between Desert Vista Thunder and Brophy Broncos at Desert Vista on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Desert Vista senior Matt Trujilio, left, and Lance Pavalina embrace after their final game with the Thunder.
Ahwatukee attorney Melanie Beauchamp was named Business Woman of the Year by the Ahwatukee Foothills Chamber of Commerce during the Fourth Annual Palo Verde Award Gala on Saturday, Nov. 2.
The Desert Vista freshman football team decided they wanted some real action against cancer.
The football game between Desert Vista Thunder and Brophy Broncos at Desert Vista on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.