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Joey Rico has been tested and bested twice already in this young wrestling season.
Time to end the season on the right note with some great wrestling this weekend.
All-Tribune First Team Offense
The wrestling season is a few weeks old.
Transforming from a somewhat plump freshman to a svelte three-time state wrestling champion has given Alex Bambic one of the most unique — and successful — careers in Arizona wrestling history.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Desert Vista’s Tristan Ezell and Brian Mitchell did exactly what high school athletes are supposed to do each year.
PRESCOTT VALLEY - Alex Bambic will take his place among the Parade of Champions once again, only this time he will be alone.
The path to the state wrestling tournament has been scrutinized with power pockets of teams at certain sectional tournaments.
Arch Ratliff knows in the big picture the win doesn’t matter all that much if he isn’t able to do it again next week.
Tristan Ezell won his first varsity tournament and did so using his patented lateral drop in the championship match.
PHOENIX - Coming to you live from Moon Valley.
The scenario to open the second half could not have been set up much better for Desert Vista.
If Desert Vista’s traditional Senior Walk on Friday would have replicated the Thunder’s first-round win over Basha it would have been a little herky jerky instead of the methodical take-it-all-in process it is meant to be.
Zach Gonzalez, #21 of Desert Vista, runs the ball during the football game between Chandler and Desert Vista at Chandler on Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.
Desert Vista coach Dan Hinds liked what he saw and not just because his Thunder thoroughly dominated Chandler in the season finale at Austin Field.
Zach Gonzalez, #21 of Desert Vista, runs the ball during Desert Vista's homecoming game against Dobson on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
Zach Gonzalez, #21 of Desert Vista, is tackled by Dobson defense during Desert Vista's homecoming game against Dobson on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.
If the saying "defense wins championships" is true then Desert Vista took a step forward as it goes for a second straight Division l state championship.
Aaron Valdez, #88 of Desert Vista, celebrates his touchdown with Zach Gonzalez, #21, during the football game between Desert Vista and Mesquite at DV on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.
Norris Vaughan is perceived as a wing-t loving, run-at-all-costs offensive play caller.
Dan Hinds fell into his own trap.
Media outlets have prepared obituaries for famous people getting up in age so when the time comes a few simple blanks can be filled in and the obit can be released in a timely fashion.
Finding the right combination doesn’t always happen on the first try.
Zach Gonzalez, #21 of Desert Vista, runs the ball during the football game between Desert Vista and Corona at DV on Friday, Sept. 22, 2012.