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The Desert Vista soccer programs were unable to pull off the dual celebration this time around.
The Associated Press music writers Chris Talbott and Mesfin Fekadu pick their top five songs of the year.
It’s no secret that men like Keith Richards, John Lennon and Frank Sinatra are the first to be mentioned when talking about the evolution of music. But what about women like Joan Jett and Tina Turner, who are equally responsible for putting rock and roll on the map?
Changing the culture of a program is never easy, so Hosea Graham is attempting to do it three minutes at a time.
WARNING: Don’t leave this lying about for unattended children to read. Management is not responsible for dashed illusions, broken dreams, or crushed hopes.
I first noticed Timmy Hernandez in the spring when he was doing one-on-one drills with Mountain Pointe’s big-time recruit Jalen Brown.
The wrestling season is a few weeks old.
There are so many variables when it comes to winning a state title in any sport.
The Desert Vista girls basketball team isn’t shying away from anything.
Throughout her basketball career at Mountain Pointe, Kaylah Lupoe has been known more for her defense than her offense.
I have always enjoyed this time of year. Even as a child growing up in Chicago, fall afternoons meant playing baseball with a sweatshirt on or running through piles of fallen leaves, some of which were raked quite neatly and I mischievously found joy in rummaging through those piles as well.
Every family looks forward to the day when the “big envelope” arrives in the mail announcing an acceptance into their child’s college of choice. After the rounds of congratulations and phone calls to family and friends comes the reality of financing four years of tuition, room, board, books and living expenses. How will you pay for college? Understanding the sources of college funding is an important component of your college plan.
It’s pretty clear the talent to win a state title was there for Mountain Pointe.
The only disappointment in a one-of-a-kind magical football season at Mountain Pointe might have been when the preseason trip up north was canceled and even that was turned into a positive.
It’s pretty clear last season is going to be hard to duplicate.
The opponent is the right one. The one it needs to be. The team everyone measures itself against.
Eight years ago, my daughter Jasmine asked if she could audition for the Ahwatukee Foothills “Nutcracker” performance. She was new to the world of ballet and dance, but I relented, and she was thrilled to get parts as a Baby Mouse and a Mini Bon Bon. And the next thing I knew, her Saturday soccer games now had conflicts with “The Nutcracker” practice — called “rehearsals,” I was quickly corrected. I kept hearing about how much fun Jasmine was having at these rehearsals, how many new friends she was making, and how she couldn’t wait for “Opening Night.” I didn’t pay too much attention. I just paid for the costumes, bought tickets for a performance, and occasionally picked her up after a rehearsal and raced her to her soccer game.
(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.)
Timmy Hernandez might be the most understated two-way player in the state.
Steve Belles and Norris Vaughan could take their tongue-in-cheek back-and-forth on the road.
Talented young dancers have a chance to show off their creativity and compete to be awarded the best choreographer in the second Next Generation of Fine Arts Competition.
It’s 2012 all over again. Through last-second football bracket seeding shifts, a downpour or two and three extra days of waiting, the 2013 football season will end as last season did:
The Desert Vista program has seen plenty of individual state titles walk out of the wrestling room in recent years.
The Mountain Pointe run defense has been miserly, giving up very little and not happy with the scraps they do allow to the opponent, all year.
Everyone talks about Mountain Pointe's talent, but the cohesiveness within the team has been just as important in getting the Pride back to semifinals for the fourth time in five years.