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(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.)
After having half of his brain removed in a medical procedure on Sept. 6, Chandler 18-month-old Cooper Nichols is seizure-free and recovering as expected.
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]
Sometimes a shift is so gradual, its effect isn’t realized until an event forces retrospection.
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.
The National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine (NYLF) at UCLA in Los Angeles.
No need to adjust your vision.
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.
From the in case you missed it department, Mountain Pointe wide receiver/defensive back Jalen Brown reduced his possible destinations down to seven per Jason Jewell of 24/7 Scout.com.
John Gambadoro is known for his brash opinions, going on rants and talking about all things sports five times a week.
Kaylah Lupoe is a bit shy, has a smile that can break an iceberg let alone the ice, and a nasty streak that disrupts the most cohesive of offenses.
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.
UCLA Athletics - 2012 UCLA Football versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA. September 8th, 2012 120908_FBC_0989.NEF Copyright Don Liebig/ASUCLA Photography
Desert Vista girls volleyball coach Molly West might have summed up the day the best.
Area athletes will sign the dotted line for football, field hockey, soccer, track and field, cross country and water polo on Wednesday as the national signing day is here once again.
On Wednesday pen will meet paper.
Mountain Pointe senior Thomas Warren committed to New Mexico State on his official visit last weekend.
The signature play of Matt Guida’s astounding junior season looked like a split-second decision, but was actually days in the making.
It wasn’t hard to choose last year’s Tribune Player of the Year, as Saguaro running back D.J. Foster broke several state records, ran for 508 yards and 10 touchdowns in one game and led the Sabercats to the Division III state title.
There is part of me that would not want to be in Kenny Lacy’s shoes right now.
The ball will be in the air a lot.
Janet R. Harkness, 88, passed away on Oct. 26. Raised in Los Angeles, Janet attended UCLA, obtaining her master’s degree in education. She then returned to teach at U.E.S., the training and experimental school on the campus of UCLA for over 30 years. She loved Native American history and spent many years taking her students to reservations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Canada.
The Desert Vista “Senior Walk” is one of the program’s best traditions and it might not happen in 2012.
The regular season is winding down, but the recruiting games are heating up.