The high school football season is just kicking into full gear, but as any good fan knows, you need plenty of good food to keep those cheers coming before, during and after the game. Below, you’ll find this week’s top five matchups, along with great places to grab a bite to eat before and after the game.
Beginning today, pawnbrokers can charge higher interest, bigger prizes will be available at some bars and restaurants, and some cough medicines will be off-limits to minors. State health officials will be able to inspect abortion clinics without first getting a warrant.
One of the most reliable sights from a Red Mountain High School softball game over much of the last four years was Jane Macha, sitting in the stands and cheering on her daughter, Breanna. She had a lot to cheer about during those days: The Mountain Lions had won four consecutive state championships, with Breanna contributing mightily during the last three matchups. Breanna dominated game after game after game, taking her mother’s advice to give it all she had to heart.
Chandler: After a 19-20 season last year, the Wolves are already halfway toward that win total this season with 9 seniors on the team and a taste of the postseason in 2012-2013. In addition to Casey at the net, the Wolves have three others at least 6-foot-3 led by Andrew McCall, Jonah Orndorff, Cory Simon and Jon Minetto.
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.
In a team-based Bowl competition at the National History Bee and Bowl at Mesquite High in Gilbert, Desert Vista A and Scottsdale Prep came in first and second, respectively, after a final game. Desert Vista, a regular at academic competitions, regularly tops the charts while Scottsdale Prep, a team composed of ninth- and 10th-graders (compared to the 11th- and 12th-graders of DV), also consistently perform well. Coming in third place overall was Mesquite A, and in fourth place cinching the last Nationals qualification spot was Desert Vista B.
Desert Vista Thunder's Kristine Anigwe (33) shoots the ball as Mesquite Wildcats' Vanessa Barajas (32) attempts to block it during the basketball game between Desert Vista Thunder and Mesquite Wildcats at Desert Ridge High School on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
The Thunder look to return to their winning ways behind a talented junior class and a group of committed seniors in 2014.Produced by David JolkovskiNarration by Jason P. SkodaInterviews (in order of appearance):Cade van RaaphorstTJ RobertsAlex FarinaDrew McIntyreCoach Dan HindsAdrian PerezAndrew MacnairSaxon McDonald