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Rangers’ Woodward focuses on outreach in Arizona
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Rangers’ Woodward focuses on outreach in Arizona

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By Cole Bailey Cronkite News The 2019 season was Chris Woodward’s first as manager of the Texas Rangers, but his leadership style was years in the making. He was looking forward to employing more of those lessons in his second...
Valley Christian welcomes athletes back to campus
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Valley Christian welcomes athletes back to campus

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor Valley Christian High School began welcoming student athletes back to campus this past week as part of a phased reopening plan announced by school administrators on Tuesday, May 26. The plan...
Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May
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Chandler Little Leagues postpone season until May

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor The coronavirus outbreak has impacted Little League baseball and softball leagues across the East Valley. Little League International announced play would be suspended until at least May 11...
AIA suspends school sports for 2 weeks
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AIA suspends school sports for 2 weeks

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Monday it was postponing all spring high school sports through Saturday, March 28 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The...
Skyline Gila River girls  basketball celebrates 1st title
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Skyline Gila River girls basketball celebrates 1st title

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor Skyline Gila River High School’s new campus hasn’t even been for an entire school year, yet there have already been several life-long memories made in south Chandler. “I feel like...
Chandler players showcase skills at Under Armour Camp
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Chandler players showcase skills at Under Armour Camp

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor Nearly 200 of the best football players from across Arizona and six other states flocked to Williams Field High School in Gilbert Sunday morning to showcase their skills as part of...
Lucero finding new purpose as CGCC basketball coach
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Lucero finding new purpose as CGCC basketball coach

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor Olivia Lucero’s path to becoming the head women’s basketball coach at Chandler-Gilbert Community College was one she didn’t expect so soon after he playing career had ended. She was...
Chandler wrestlers dominate at state meet
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Chandler wrestlers dominate at state meet

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By Brittany Bowyer Arizonan Contributing Writer   Hundreds of wrestlers from all over Arizona flocked to the Findlay Toyota Event Center in Prescott Valley for the 2020 AIA State Wrestling Championships. In one of the most...
Chandler Raiders top flag national tourney
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Chandler Raiders top flag national tourney

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor   When the Chandler Raiders 12 and under flag football team departed for Florida to take part in two tournaments, they had their sights set on returning with a national title.  The 12U...
Diego Navarro succeeding in honor of late father
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Diego Navarro succeeding in honor of late father

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor   Diego Navarro sat on the bleachers inside Arizona College Prep’s gymnasium with his basketball team practicing in front of him.  Diego was deep in thought, recalling in his mind all of the...