AIA: No mask mandate for winter playoffs, spring sports

The first sign that the COVID virus is loosening its grip on high school sports showed up this week. On...
Read More
AIA: No mask mandate for winter playoffs, spring sports

PHH Prep hosting Grind Session World Championship

A re-match between the Hillcrest Prep and PHH Prep national high school basketball programs won't happen this week, but there...
Read More
PHH Prep hosting Grind Session World Championship

Unranked ASU women stun No. 9 UA with OT hoops win

Yesterday's win in overtime against rival University of Arizona may not have been the most exciting game in the history...
Read More
Unranked ASU women stun No. 9 UA with OT hoops win

Cobras make a statement


Easily the most significant game in the early season in Class 4A involved Chaparral’s attempt to move up from Div. I No. 2 ranking by defeating No. 1 Cactus.

The Firebirds got off to their usual early-season surge, running up 117 points in their first two games, while holding their opponents to a collective 20 points. Their 2-0 record also included a shutout of defending 4A state champion, Moon Valley, which hadn’t been held scoreless since 1999.


BUILDING A CHAMPION, ONE PHASE AT A TIME (Second installment of a two-part series)

First of all, it is important to go over some basic principles that will intensify and maximize your training. Secondly, I will use a detailed training program to emphasize these principles. Prepare yourself for the next level of training and the highest level of success.



It was September, but it felt like August heat to the more than 800 runners completing the three-mile course through Tumbleweed Park at this year’s edition of the Chandler Invitational. The freshman runners got a break, as they led off at 8:30, but by the time the seniors took off it was already 10:00 and the temperatures had climbed to the mid 90’s.


THE MESA WESTWOOD TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS again drew some of the best volleyball talent to its annual event, which has expanded to 32 teams.

Considered one of the top regular-season high school volleyball tournaments in the state, this year’s Westwood became a stage for then-undefeated Xavier Prep, which swept 5A power Tempe Corona del Sol (25-21, 25-19) in the finals.


The “Local Factor” in ASU Football

Nearly half of this year’s Sun Devil sophomore class was recruited locally, a good sign for future grads.

“THIS IS OUR HOME NOW… not even our ‘home away from home.’ It’s not like the six hours a day that we spent in high school – we’re here all day.”

Chargers Pitch In

“It was a huge turnout—it’s amazing how many people showed up!” This wasn’t a sporting event that Sandra Marshall was talking about. It was a car wash.

Marshall is the aunt of DeShawn Brown, the 16-year-old McClintock High School football and basketball player who died in a July automobile accident in Texas.