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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...
Local flag football teams compete in Florida at nationals
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Local flag football teams compete in Florida at nationals

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor   East Valley youth flag football teams traveled across the country to Florida this week to play in several national championship games.  The Elite, a team made up of 11 and...
Hamilton girls’ basketball using teamwork for run at title
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Hamilton girls’ basketball using teamwork for run at title

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By Brittany Bowyer, Arizonan Staff Writer Check stats for the Hamilton Huskies’ girls’ basketball team and not one specific player will jump off the sheet as the program’s All-Star. That’s not to say the girls who make up...
Local players return home for Cheez-It Bowl
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Local players return home for Cheez-It Bowl

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor College football bowl games have long been viewed as a reward for a program’s success throughout the season. A select few have more impact than others on a national stage, but each provide their own...