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Changing the culture of a program is never easy, so Hosea Graham is attempting to do it three minutes at a time.
When you live in this country you know that the three major sports are football, basketball and baseball. And while track and field is considered a minor sport in the U.S., I would argue that having a good foundation in track and field can truly help any athlete in his or her chosen athletic discipline.
Mountain Pointe's Emmanuel Butler (3) has been one of the Pride's top players after deciding to play once he talked it over with the football coaches with Northern Arizona, where he will play next fall.
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.
The Mountain Pointe football program is finding out that if you win a football state title the big boys come calling.
As we bid farewell to the 2013 football season; a crazy, cooky, memorable (for all the right and wrong reasons), let’s take a look at a few impact players.
There are so many variables when it comes to winning a state title in any sport.
There was a disc jockey, a pig, and not nearly enough blankets to combat the cold.
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.
Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan, in white, and his staff led the Pride to their first state title in football.
Mountain Pointe wide receiver Jalen Brown left is among the candidates for Tribune Player of the Year for the Tribune coverage area.
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.
The Mountain Pointe football program is finding out that if you win a football state title and the big boys come calling.
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.
It’s pretty clear the talent to win a state title was there for Mountain Pointe.
The only disappointment in a one-of-a-kind magical football season at Mountain Pointe might have been when the preseason trip up north was canceled and even that was turned into a positive.
The clash of colors should have been disorienting.
The Mountain Pointe Pride had a purpose when it got off the bus in Las Vegas three months ago.
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.
Red Mountain running back Jake Bialek (36) learned all about Mountain Pointe's pack mentality on defense as Pride linebackers Austin Cronen (33). Keondre Churchwell (15) and Trey Lauer (3) swarmed to the ball all game long.