Nathan Grijalva delivered a message on a dazzling touchdown run midway through the second quarter of Ironwood Ridge’s road game at Desert View High School.
Greetings from Week Five of the high school football season, better known as the unofficial start of regional play around the state.
Welcome to the relative midway point of the high school football season, with team’s entering their final week of freedom games before sectional play begins.
The Mountain View Lions stared down a two-sets-to-none deficit against crosstown rival Marana on Thursday night, in front of a raucous crowd of Tiger faithful.
Welcome to the fifth week of the high school football season, roughly the mid-point of the schedule. It’s been a whirlwind season so far, with a cavalcade of highs and lows among the six schools in Northwest Tucson
The Canyon del Oro Dorados’ impressive start raced forward unimpeded Thursday, sweeping the Nogales Apaches to improve to 4-0 this season.
Canyon del Oro High School and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy are separated by 3,696 feet, give or take a few inches. Yet the two programs, for their proximity, never met on the gridiron prior to last Friday’s clash, which the visiting Dorados won 33-7.
Mountain View High School’s season opening volleyball match did not go as expected last Tuesday, with the Lions falling to Salpointe Catholic at home in straight sets. The Lions, under first-year coach Jose Robles, fell to the Lancers, 25-11, 25-14, 25-12, struggling to crack their opponent’…
Sprinting past defenders, Stevie Rocker burst onto the high school football scene with a highlight reel play during Canyon del Oro’s opening game.
The high school golf and cross country seasons are in full-swing, with Mountain View’s boys golf team defeating Sabino, while defeating CDO and falling to Cienega in other matches.
Jordan Morgan casts an imposing figure along the Marana Tigers’ offensive and defensive lines, striking fear in the hearts of opposing players each week.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the then-Pac-8 adding two vagabond programs, Arizona and Arizona State, to its conference.
Details surrounding Arizona sophomore forward Ira Lee's arrest for Extreme DUI came to light Wednesday morning.
An assortment of University of Arizona athletic and academic leaders took turns at a lectern to build bonds with the local business community last Tuesday afternoon, including university president Dr. Robert C. Robbins, vice president of athletics Dave Heeke and first-year football coach Kev…
The first two weeks of the school year weren’t all focused on the first few games of the football season. Out on the green, young men and women are perfecting their shots, as the golf season is underway.
Engage, a local nonprofit, hosted a free BBQ social on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Reid Park introducing the organization’s use of non-tackle rugby to build communities. Engage will run a free co-ed touch rugby league this fall for children ages 6-18.
The first week of the high school football regular season is officially over, which means the fall sports season is in full swing.
The tide of last Friday’s season opening football game hinged on the special teams units of Canyon del Oro and Flowing Wells high schools. Unfortunately for the Dorados, their kicking unit could not come through, missing two extra points and as many two-point conversion attempts.
Week one (or Week Zero, as it’s called by the AIA) is in the books, with Ironwood Ridge, Marana, Pusch Ridge and Catalina Foothills surviving their opening matchups against Mountain View, Horizon, Rio Rico and Buena, while CDO fell to Flowing Wells.
The Ironwood Ridge High School Nighthawks fired off a warning shot to the rest of Southern Arizona in front of a raucous crowd last Thursday night.
A lone cumulus cloud billowed over the horizon as the Arizona Wildcats football team scurried its way through a late summer practice on Saturday, Aug. 4.
Before Tucson Country Club’s Director of Pickleball Joey Farias had ever heard of pickleball, he was on his way to becoming a professional tennis player. From age 13 to 18, he was a top-10 tennis player in the country every year. He competed against Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro a…
The road to realizing Scott Catt’s lifelong dream of becoming a basketball coach took him from the sunny agricultural hotspot of Marana to the newest country on Earth.
There are few sports that require more stamina and persistence than cross country, especially in the scorching summer months in Arizona. Dozens of young men and women compete through the fall for their respective schools in the sport, trying to hit their marks so they can qualify for the sta…
A lone cumulus cloud billowed over the horizon as the Arizona Wildcats football team scurried its way through a late summer practice on Saturday night. The storm cloud never threatened the practice itself, but served as a proper allegory for a squad coming off a tumultuous offseason.
A throng of men and women gathered last Monday afternoon to celebrate the grand opening of a DEK, or street hockey, rink located at Doolen Middle School.
Addressing a crowd of Tucson locals (and a few journalists) Wednesday afternoon, Ali Farhang had plenty of news to share about the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl. The event’s founder and former chair, Farhang spoke to more than two dozen men and women at the AC Marriott downtown.
The buzz of jackhammers and circular saws is the sound of progress for University of Arizona Athletic Director Dave Heeke.
Seven of Marana’s wells contain chemicals at levels exceeding the Environmental Protections Agency’s health advisory recommendations.
There’s a craze sweeping across the gridirons of America that combines the speed and precision of basketball with the pulse-pounding excitement of regulation football.
We’re less than a month away from the opening of the high school football season in Southern Arizona. There will be many can’t-miss performances in the months ahead, with all the pulse-pounding action we’ve come to expect from high school pigskin.
A few months ago, there was an editorial cartoon in the Arizona Daily Star in which a dad and mom were explaining to their teenage son, “We’re middle class. We’re just not club sports middle class.” That’s a brutal insight into a phenomenon that began a couple decades ago as a rather unwelco…