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Mesa boys volleyball coach Anthony Millanes took a few minutes this week to talk about winning the Wolf Howl invitational tournament last week, pursuing a state title with a talented, senior-heavy lineup, and the return of a key player from serious injury.
A hip replacement and two knee replacements could not slow down Gill Schmidt and Mike Aubrey.
Mountain Pointe baseball has known for a long time that it was playing in a big-time national event.
GLENDALE – Soon after the nets were cut down about year ago and a perennial power was dismantled, Division I girls basketball coaches knew for the first time in years a state title was in the offing.
The first eight minutes looked like an intrasquad scrimmage. The next 24 minutes played out like a team which won the state championship.
One of the pitfalls of being a sports writer is the impartiality that needs to be obtained to do your job properly.
TEMPE – There were whispers.
J'ontar Coleman had one message for the Desert Vista administration when he interviewed for the girls basketball coaching position:
The request was straightforward, confident and sums up J’ontar Coleman perfectly.
Once upon a time, nearly everyone had to wait their turn.
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.
When Hall of Famer Dot Wilkinson decided to help raise funds for Hospice of the Valley, she did what she’s always done best: get her hands on a ball. Wilkinson, a title-winning softball player and bowler, agreed to autograph 100 softballs for $20 each. Fans from around the world jumped at the chance to own a small piece of sporting history.
At this time last year, Kristine Anigwe was hobbled.
For three quarters Desert Vista girls basketball did everything it wanted to Thursday night in order to send Mesquite a message.
Many adults complain that today’s youth is dominated by video games and iPads. But no matter how advanced technology becomes, LEGO will always be there to provide the building blocks for good, old-fashion fun. Every LEGO box is a treasure chest of infinite possibilities, allowing us to construct castles, cars, and entire cities. LEGO has fueled our imaginations ever since 1949. Sixty-five years and 560 billion LEGO pieces later, we get “The LEGO Movie.”
In order to knock off a top-ranked team the opposition has to make the favorite uncomfortable and put the early pressure on them by making a statement.
The Desert Vista and Xavier girls soccer programs have a bit of postseason history.
Marlin Broek has done a lot of great things for Valley Christian, but his best might have been convincing Greg Haagsma he should be the Trojans’ girls basketball coach and baseball coach back in 1991.
The AIA released the pairings for the soccer postseason on Friday afternoon with four area teams finding their way into the second season.
Becoming the best in your work is not an over-night occurrence; rather it can take years to hone your skills to be considered to be on top of the game.
Bethany Wolph, Guard, Valley Christian: Similar to Seton Catholic, Valley Christian has been a perennial title contender for years. And, similar to Seton Catholic, the Trojans have relied on freshman contributions before. This, however, is new. Wolph (11.9 points per game) is second on the team in scoring behind sophomore Mara Kemmer, and has quickly become a product of hard work in morphing herself from a shooter into a scorer (she plays with some of the Seton girls in club ball), and her mother, a “basketball junkie” according to Timmer. Megan Timmer and Angie Andreas are also seeing significant minutes as freshmen for the No. 1-seeded team in Division III, but Wolph “was the biggest shock” in Timmer’s view between eighth grade and now. “Bethany was always a shooter but didn’t have a complete game, wasn’t real tall, her ball skills were solid, but now she can score — not just shoot — and she’s coming around defensively and rebounding,” he said. “She really had to get better and you could see the improvement right away in summer and fall.” The challenge moving forward will be playing in a series of larger, neutral site venues — more than Div. I or II —, and against some of the Northern Arizona schools’ several thousand opposing fans. That’s a lot to ask of a few freshman (there are no seniors on the roster) who play such pivotal roles in the Trojans’ attempt to win a third state title in Timmer’s long-standing tenure. “Those kids are pretty mature at every level and in games when it comes to pressure, 6,000 fans, the physical play they’re going to find, so we addressed it,” Timmer said. “I’m pretty confident this group will handle it as well as anyone. I’m not afraid we’ll be that nervous or tight we can’t perform.”
2013-2014: 11.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.2 spg
After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last June, I was forced to cut back on reviewing movies every week. In between chemo treatments and sleeping for days on end, I’ve made an effort to see as many new releases as possible. Now at the start of a promising new year, I am happy to announce that I am virtually cancer free. Even better, I have a lot of truly great films from yesteryear to talk about.
The Pride is fat and happy.
By all accounts Bethany Wolph has a high basketball IQ so it’s no wonder she has become an impact player as a freshman for Valley Christian.
Maybe I should have held out.