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AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin
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AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor After months of speculation, worry, optimism and most importantly, stress surrounding the Arizona high school football season, it seems all systems are a go. The Arizona Interscholastic Association...
Valley Christian unveils state-of-art weight room
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Valley Christian unveils state-of-art weight room

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By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Valley Christian High School has long had one of the best athletic programs in the state, especially in the small-school conferences. But despite the school’s success, Valley Christian lacked...
AIA releases updated fall sports schedule
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AIA releases updated fall sports schedule

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor The future of fall sports in Arizona became clearer Wednesday afternoon as the Arizona Interscholastic Association released a revised schedule following a special Executive Board meeting....
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...