Out-of-state colleges just ran the table on Arizona’s Pac-12 football programs. With Quintin Somerville‘s commitment over the weekend to accept Michigan’s offer to play defensive end for the Wolverines, the … Read More
This time, both sides of the state will get to claim rights to the best high school girl athlete of the 2019-20 season. Sierra Thrun, a wrestler at Corona del … Read More
It would be hard to find a high school in Arizona that has experienced a steeper drop-off in its boys’ basketball program than Scottsdale’s Notre Dame Prep. Over the last … Read More
We still don’t know when high school sports in Arizona will resume, but when they do, there will be a lot of changes that players and coaches will have to … Read More
No one can say that Promise Amukamara hasn’t lived up to her name. She’s well into a lengthy and successful sports career, but shows promise of even greater achievements to … Read More
Leo Daschbach couldn’t have scripted a better senior season to close out one of the most honored high school cross country careers in Arizona history. And he used Memorial Day … Read More
The clouds had begun to lift and a little sunshine was poking through the gloom that has hovered over the Coronado High School girls’ basketball team for way too many … Read More
(This is a continuation of yesterday’s Part I post…) When Hillcrest Prep debuted its national basketball program during the 2015-16 season, it was the only boys’ program of its kind … Read More
(This is Part I of a two-part article) We’ve all been watching the talent drain that has been taking its toll on college basketball, as an increasing number of the … Read More
First, there was Marvin. He was followed by Deandre. And don’t forget Kyree. Marvin Bagley III and Deandre Ayton were both high school basketball players ranked No. 1 in the … Read More
The pandemic has forced the closure of high schools in Arizona, which means the spring sports programs were also cut short. But one activity across the sports landscape is progressing … Read More
A recent story out of Queen Creek reminds us there is still one constant in high school sports. Unfortunately, it’s not cause for celebration. Rather, it’s part of the ugly … Read More
It was assumed several years ago that girls wrestling would have to take a lot of baby steps as it began on the road to acceptance as a recognized high … Read More
The odds are really stacked against any high school winning a national championship, in any sport.
It’s generally accepted that an important benefit to youth sports is the character it builds in the participating athletes.