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Sometimes it can be hard to convince kids that learning is fun. While parents can’t necessarily control how exciting the school day is, they can make off-hours learning more fun and exciting — especially when it comes to a potentially hands-on subject like science.
PHOENIX – Before Marc Farina stepped on the mat against a two-time state champion Saturday, his coach told the Corona del Sol sophomore about a time he got a quick pin at the Olympic level.
The Mountain Pointe Pride had a purpose when it got off the bus in Las Vegas three months ago.
Pride head coach Norris Vaughan and Huskies head coach Steve Belles shake hands after Pride won the Division I Football Championships between Mountain Pointe Pride and Hamilton Huskies at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 30 2013.
GLENDALE – Norris Vaughan was engulfed into the sea of black.
On Wednesday, Hamilton football coach Steve Belles alluded to where Saturday's Division I state championship would be decided.
GLENDALE - Mountain Pointe had a purpose when it got off the bus in Las Vegas three months ago.
The opponent is the right one. The one it needs to be. The team everyone measures itself against.
Hamilton can match Mountain View on Saturday with its eighth big-school state championship, while Mountain Pointe is in search of its first championship.
(Editor's note: The AFN is re-publishing the game story from Sept. 27 as a look back to the first meeting between Mountain Pointe and Hamilton as the two teams prepare for the Division I state title game, which is scheduled to kickoff at 3:37 p.m. today.)
Steve Belles and Norris Vaughan could take their tongue-in-cheek back-and-forth on the road.
In the regular season meeting, Mountain Pointe and Hamilton were without a top player.
Like all coaches in Norris Vaughan’s position he has to guard against the possibility of the upset.
I am not suggesting for a moment that my extended family is weirder than any one else’s. I am also not suggesting that we are any less weird. Chances are pretty good that we fit under that 68.4 percent normal distribution bulge in the bell curve of weirdness. When it comes to religion, we are all over the place.
Trey Lauer is not a hesitator.
The Mountain Pointe football transformation won’t be complete until a state title has been won.
The action on the field, regardless of who is healthy and who isn’t, will take care of itself.
SAN DIEGO – Cade van Raaphorst understood the decision; he just wishes it never got to that point.
LAS VEGAS – A host of new characters showed up in the second straight impressive season-opening win by Mountain Pointe.
LAS VEGAS - Tony Sanchez can try all he wants, but it is going to be hard to live up to his words.
Chandler Chamber-run event — and its feathered stars — featured in ostrich-themed video
The Mountain Pointe football program is headed to Nevada to open the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks will host the ninth annual SUBWAY D-backs FanFest on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chase Field. The free event will offer fans unprecedented access to current players, coaches, alumni and broadcasters, including autograph and photo sessions on the field. Last year’s event drew an estimated 25,000 fans to Chase Field.
The signature play of Matt Guida’s astounding junior season looked like a split-second decision, but was actually days in the making.