Take a peek from a few miles away and it appears Chandler senior Ky Westbrook had a sensational track season. She took home four state titles in the 100, 100 hurdles, 200 and shot put, and the Wolves took home their ninth consecutive state title due in large part to her efforts.
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.
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.
(Editor’s note: Sarah Barnes, the mother of Mountain Pointe wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Brown, was asked by the AFN to reflect on the parent’s perspective of having a big-time Division I recruit in the family and the process that led to him choosing Oregon.)
Chandler toddler Cooper Nichols is held by his parents Kyna, left, and Eric Nichols as they prepare to take Cooper home after his successful surgery in September at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA in Los Angeles. Cooper is recovering well after having half of his brain removed after being diagnosed with infantile spasms. [Photo courtesy of the Nichols family]
When Kyna and Eric Nichols of Chandler had twins last March, they knew they would face challenges after learning their daughter had Down Syndrome. What they didn’t know was that their son would also be diagnosed with a rare medical condition seven months later.
Jasmin Schmitz, a senior at Mountain Pointe High School, was nominated to attend the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF) at UCLA in Los Angeles last month. Schmitz has always been a very inquisitive student with great interest in the field of science and medicine and was truly excited about the nomination to participate in this selective 10-day program.
In the past week, we’ve revealed 10 of the top football players to watch on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball in 2013. Sometimes, though, it’s the under-the-radar guys who make as big of an impact.
On Jan. 22, Priest Willis slipped on a pair of powder blue football gloves, aligned his hands in the sign of a “U” and confirmed to the college football world what everyone long suspected: He was verbally committing to UCLA.