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No one involved in the Desert Vista football program is happy with where the program sits entering the offseason as the players turn in their equipment in the days to come.
No one in the Mountain Pointe football program knows Austin Cronen better than Dale Black.
Close to one out of every seven votes cast this year will come from Hispanics, according to a non-partisan organization promoting Latino turnout. And group members predict that large percentage of them will vote for Democrats — but not necessarily because of what those candidates offer, but how Republicans are campaigning.
Mountain Pointe linebacker Austin Cronen (33) has been in the lineup since his junior level and his reades come much quicker 23 games into his varsity career.
Two new reports Tuesday show some bumps in the state's recovery from the recession.
The level of excellence in badminton that has become the expectation continued on Saturday as both the singles state champion and the doubles state team came from Ahwatukee high schools.
In high schools across the nation today, teenagers will dutifully shuffle in to their classes, take their seats, and learn facts that they could easily Google. In doing so, our schools waste both the teachers’ and the students’ time and energy (and the taxpayers’ money) by focusing too much on memorization, too much on information that anyone with an internet connection and a vague understanding of how to use it can find in less than ten seconds.
The city of Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) participated in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 19-25, to raise awareness of the consequences of lead poisoning among parents and pregnant women who live in homes built before 1978.
DJ Kempson, of Boy Scout Troop 17, earned his Eagle award on Aug. 26. His project was to improve parts of the Arizona CAP Trail. The CAP trail runs along the CAP canal throughout the state. This trail has multiple recreational uses, which benefit joggers, walkers and bicyclists. The trail was in desperate need of repair, which DJ discovered while hiking the trail with his troop back in March. In July, he lead volunteers to create new trails and install 18 sign posts over a two-day period. DJ and his family recently moved to Brisbane, Australia, but they plan to move back to Ahwatukee in three to five years. DJ is only 14 years old, and recently joined a Venture Crew in Brisbane to continue his scouting career. He is looking forward to earning the National Medal for Outdoor Achievement, which is awarded to scouts who have exemplary knowledge and experience in performing high-level outdoor activities. He has earned two of the three segments required already and looks forward to earning the last and most difficult one in Australia.
LaRissa Shaps, physical therapist at Spooner Physical Therapy in Ahwatukee, has dedicated the past seven years toward a breast oncology program that assists her patients with breast cancer to live a more functional life.
With an eye on building a stronger student community, Kyrene Centennial Middle School developed its Sabercat Societies in which students can engage in different clubs twice a month.
Like many of you, the great schools in Ahwatukee attracted us to this community. The education of our children should be important to all of us as it impacts our economy. When companies look to move to Arizona they look at the education and skills of the community and we have a lot of room for improvement.
Election time is here. While the ballot is filled with candidates for state level offices, it is imperative that our community pays close attention to the local elections that can dramatically influence our way of life.
The level of excellence in badminton that has become the expectation continued on Saturday as both the singles state champion and the doubles state team came from Ahwatukee.
Band is hell. Oh sure, the “American Pie” movies might have you believe it’s nothing but fun and games. Anyone who majored in music or even took band class in high school, however, knows that it’s like prepping for war. The hours are brutal, your teachers push you to be the best, and it’s literally the end of your world if you fail. You might think I’m exaggerating and to some extent maybe I am. After all, not every band instructor on the planet can be a ruthless slave driver. The instructor in “Whiplash” on the other hand most certainly is.
With the bye week comes a chance to tinker, and Mountain Pointe might have done a little bit of that as the Pride football team had two days of conditioning and three days of practice.
As the Desert Vista football players made their way back to a victorious locker room on Friday, the contrast in headgear between two of the standouts was very evident.
After having being dealt a short window to hire a girls basketball coach, Desert Vista has finally officially announced the hiring of Willie Gray as the Thunder's girls basketball coach.
An open letter to our police:
First- and second-graders at Horizon Community Learning Center participated in Layers of the Rainforest Friday morning and afternoon — an interactive activity to bring life to their learning material.
One of the most controversial initiatives on the ballot, Proposition 487, is also the most confusing for many Phoenix voters and those who support the measure say that’s the opposition’s plan.
What would you buy with an extra $6 a week?
This time around, Mountain Pointe is all in without hesitation.
Help! We need voters:
After stalling out in the first half of the year, the national housing recovery appears to be on solid footing for a strong year-end finish, according to recently released reports from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development.