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Mountain Pointe coach Norris Vaughan guided the Pride to new heights and is being recognized nationally after the program won its first state title.
HERE: DV soccer promotional night Dec. 20
Horizon Honors graduate Jessica Laflin has continued to progress in her volleyball at Central College in Pella, Iowa. The 6-foot middle/outside hitter as she earned all academic honors for the Iowa Conference, while finishing with 161 kills with 58 digs and 29 blocks in 21 matches.
Seventh-grade science students at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School are inviting the Ahwatukee community to their Astronomy Night event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Akimel A-al, 2720 E. Liberty Lane.
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.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Board of Directors has selected Joe Garagiola as the recipient of the 2014 John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to an individual for extraordinary efforts to enhance baseball’s positive impact on society.
In his Nov. 6 AFN guest commentary, “Culture is not a costume,” Dr. Neal Lester addresses the “controversy” of the refusal of the Washington Redskins owner to change the team name to something less “offensive.”
Desert Vista junior Dani Jones finished fourth overall at the NXN Southwest Regional recently to qualify for the 10th annual Nike Cross Nationals. She will get the chance to compete against the nation’s best in Portland, Oregon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Portland Meadows racing facility.
The Desert Vista program has seen plenty of individual state titles walk out of the wrestling room in recent years.
St. John Bosco Catholic School will host its 13th Annual Dads’ Club Turkey Bowl on the school’s athletic fields, 16035 S. 48th St., on Friday, Nov. 29, from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
The Phoenix Regional Sports Commission and the Arizona State University Grand Canyon State Games announced a new, two-year partnership agreement with X-Treme Apparel. The new partnership positions the company as the presenting sponsor of the Arizona State University Grand Canyon State Games and the Lori Piestewa Native American Games, as well as the official merchandise sponsor of the Phoenix Regional Sports Commission.
Jessica Cooper, a senior at Desert Vista High School, is preparing for her upcoming competition where she will be competing for the 2014 Miss Teen Arizona USA Pageant crown.
Wednesday marked the first day of the early signing period for some sports.
Rehab Plus has tripled in size in just four years in Ahwatukee Foothills. Its new upgraded location has 9,000 square feet of training and physical therapy space.
An old bike can mean a fresh start at WE-CYCLE-USA, a local nonprofit bike shop that fixes up bicycles for adults and kids in need.
Mountain Pointe senior Ernie de la Trinidad and Desert Vista senior Keenan Bartlett have found a home.
Tryouts and conditioning have started for winter sports this week.
TroonFIT, Whirlwind Golf Club and StartLine Racing will raise money for Phoenix Children’s Hospital by hosting a 5K run/walk and a 1 mile Kid’s Dash on Nov. 16 at Whirlwind Golf Club, 5692 W. North Loop Road, in Chandler.
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
I consider the investors who came into our wonderful community and bought up all of our golf courses to be no better than slumlords when it comes to the Lakes Golf Course. I’m sure all along their plans were to shut it down and build homes on it. And now we are seeing acres and acres of blight and barb-wire fencing degrading an area that once was beautiful with lakes, green grass and healthy trees. They have not only lowered the property values in the surrounding areas, but their ugly fence has forced high schools students to walk in the street.
The newly formed Ahwatukee-based soccer club, Phoenix Premier FC, won its first tournament of the fall season when its U9 girls team took first place in the top division of the Ahwatukee Soccer Fest.
For the past 10 years, Mountain Park Community Church has offered the Ahwatukee community Christian-based yoga not only to give a person’s body peace, but also peace in a spiritual sense.
Desert Vista sophomore Rachael Kramer verbally committed last week to Florida.
Mountain Pointe seniors Jalen Brown, a wide receiver, and Natrell Curtis, an offensive lineman, have been selected to play in the U.S. Army Bowl in San Antonio on Jan. 4.
For the past six years the Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA’s Outreach Programs for Ahwatukee Seniors (Y OPAS) has hosted its annual used book sale and has seen much growth in the community fundraiser.