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Tucson is home to another youth flag football champion. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish, of the Tucson Under Armour Under the Lights league, won the organization’s fifth- and sixth-grade national championship held in Los Angeles on Sunday, Aug. 4. 

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The Oro Valley Little League’s 11U team captured a state title July 20, beating Payson, 9-6 ,in the title game. The tournament, held at Chandler National North, was the culmination of an undefeated 9-0 run for coach Ryan Mazura’s squad during the event.

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We’re roughly three weeks away from the start of the high school football season in Arizona, with kickoff looming on the horizon. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of quality football players in our midst, with six programs that churn out talent. 

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College football teams from the Mid-American Conference will book a trip to Tucson every New Years Eve, starting in 2020, thanks to a new affiliation with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. MAC teams will play against those from the Mountain West Conference. The Sun Belt Conference previously…

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College football teams from the Mid-American Conference will book a trip to Tucson every New Year's Eve, starting in 2020, thanks to a new affiliation with the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. MAC teams will play against those from the Mountain West Conference. The Sun Belt Conference previousl…

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The roots of Oro Valley’s oldest golf course trace back to a purchase made by a retired professional baseball player, a lawyer and a Chicagoan six decades ago. 

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The dirt track at Marana Heritage Arena has become a second home to barrel racing aficionados, like 24-year-old Shyanne Summerfield. 

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More than 400 swimmers from Arizona took to the pool at the Oro Valley Aquatics Center over the weekend. The young athletes who competed in the event, which was sponsored by Tucson-based FAST Swimming, competed in a myriad of events, including individual and team relay races. 

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The unofficial midway point of the USL League One soccer season has come and gone, with the men of FC Tucson sitting in the middle of the league table. The local side, which sat in seventh position in the 10-team division as of Monday, is 5-6-3 for the year, their first in the USL’s second-h…

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When Jessica Moat’s two kids were going stir-crazy during their summer vacation, a friend recommended she look into the day camps at the Northwest YMCA.

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Batter up! I step up to the plate, dig my cleats into the dirt in the batter’s box and gently tap the plate with my bat. It’s the ninth inning. Bases loaded, two outs and the winning runner is on first. I’m sure my mom and dad are yelling encouragement from the bleachers, but I don’t hear th…

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There’s a yearly tradition I’ve had the good fortune of undertaking for some time now that is equal parts therapeutic and enlightening. That excursion is the annual conference of sports editors, known as the Associated Press Sports Editors summer conference. 

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A freak thunderstorm boomed in the distance as the Mountain View Lions’ football team practiced on a recent June afternoon. The ominous site didn’t deter the young athletes, who worked through the sweat of summer practice.

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Stevie Rocker burst onto the high school football scene last fall in triumphant fashion, tearing through opposing defenses with ease. The Canyon Del Oro running back was a one-man tour de force as a sophomore, finishing the year with 1,163 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. 

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A star-studded roster of high school softball players took to the perfectly-manicured fields of Tucson’s Lincoln Park on a picturesque evening last Thursday. 

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Bryanna Caldwell-Coté spent her high school years working the lanes at Tucson’s Golden Pin Lanes, shaping a career in the sport she loves. She will return for the lane’s swan song on June 6, when the Professional Women’s Bowling Association competes at the facility. 

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The high school baseball season has come and gone, with several local programs achieving success, both on and off the diamond. The six high schools of northwest Tucson: Catalina Foothills, Canyon del Oro, Ironwood Ridge, Marana, Mountain View and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, have a plethor…

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A line of Salpointe Catholic softball players take cuts in the school’s mesh-enclosed batting cage, lugging in their gunmetal gray practice bats with them. 

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A wave of complete jubilation and relief swept across the softball diamond at Arizona State University for Ironwood Ridge players, coaches and fans alike Monday night.