Desert Vista senior Nicole Hicks has been selected as a finalist for the AIA Female Scholar Athlete Award in the state of Arizona for 4A/5A Division schools, and will be recognized at the AIA Champions Awards Luncheon at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on May 19.
Ahwatukee-based Team Phoenix, a club basketball program, was honored for its great season on Sunday night by being on the floor for the National Anthem before the Suns hosted Oklahoma City at US Airways Center.
Anthony Locatelli of S&M Moving Systems, Phoenix, was honored with the 2014 United Van Lines Operations Achievement Award. The award was presented by Steve Dawkins, senior executive vice president of integrated operations services, at United’s national sales and operations conference recently in St. Louis. S&M Moving Systems is an agent for United Van Lines.
Arizona has enjoyed a slow, steady rise to track prominence nationwide. Much of that rise was aided by the Chandler girls program, which won two Nike Team National titles, and individuals like Billy Orman, Devon Allen and Bernie Montoya.
The easy, popular, and most plausible case to be made for the Division I boys basketball champion is, again, Corona del Sol. Everyone will be chasing the Aztecs in this final week of the state tournaments, everyone still playing knows and acknowledges as such, and Corona has proven any number of cases to be made why they can win a third consecutive state title.