A buzz filtered through the crowd of 3,265 at the McKale Center Thursday night as the Arizona Wildcats played their first women's basketball postseason game in eight seasons.
Diana Nisbett achieved a lifelong dream on a softball diamond thousands of miles away more than two years ago. The 17-year-old Ironwood Ridge senior, who’s manned the middle of the infield over the last four years for the Nighthawks, will do the same this summer on an international stage.
James Hardy Jr. has big plans for the football team at Ironwood Ridge High School, with plans to build a perennial regional power into a statewide juggernaut.
Rita Hillenbrand Stadium achieved a first over the weekend when the Florida State Seminoles came to Tucson. The three-game series between two longtime softball heavyweights featured the first number-one ranked team outside of the Pac-12 to play in the 26-year-old stadium.
What started as a crosstown rivalry game turned into a pitcher’s duel for the ages on the periphery of Marana last Friday afternoon.
A dozen or so athletes wearing black jerseys with white trim take fielding practice on the pristine field at Mountain View High School on a crisp February afternoon.
A cadre of family members was overcome with emotion earlier this month when Marcus Castillo pinned his opponent to a black wrestling mat in the Prescott Valley Events Center.
Despite a bit of snow last week, the spring sports season is underway in Southern Arizona, with baseball and softball kicking off their seasons.
The latest chapter in what's been a long and turbulent 12 months for Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller took another turn on Monday.
A slate of bad weather has forced Canyon del Oro High School’s softball team to cancel the yearly Dorado Classic tournament held at Lincoln Park, according to the team’s Twitter page.
What a year it’s been across north Tucson for the six girls basketball programs within Tucson Local Media’s coverage, with individual and teamwide accolades to go around.
A brilliant blue sky broke through a wall of slate gray clouds in the early afternoon hours Sunday, Feb. 17, shining light on the University of Arizona campus’ newest gem.
The course of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy’s second-round playoff clash with Blue Ridge High School swung on a pair of technical fouls in the final quarter.
The die was cast in the early minutes of Marana High School’s girls basketball opening round playoff game against Maricopa Tuesday night, and the home side came up short.
While the high school basketball playoff season is in full swing, it’s time to pick apart the season that was for the six programs in north Tucson, finding the stars that shined brightest during the year.
The course of last Friday’s 4A play-in game between Catalina Foothills and Prescott Valley’s Bradshaw Mountain High School was decided shortly after the opening tip.
We’ve reached the most important stretch of the regular season in high school soccer and basketball, with the former starting its playoff calendar this week, while the latter starts its run next week.
The Ironwood Ridge High School Nighthawks celebrated winning a section championship in modest fashion Thursday night. The girls soccer squad clinched the title in a 4-0 drumming of the Marana Tigers, capping off an unblemished 5-0 record against 5A Southern region foes.
The Rio Nuevo Multipurpose Facilities District Board voted in favor of moving forward with a $2.5 million contract to replace the ice-making system at the Tucson Convention Center on Tuesday.
Former Canyon del Oro High School standout Robert Metz is returning to play football in the Old Pueblo after signing with the Tucson Sugar Skulls. Metz, who graduated from the Oro Valley high school in 2012, will play linebacker.
The Arizona Wildcats mens basketball program suffered its worst loss against the Southern California Trojans in 46 years last Thursday. The Wildcats (14-6, 5-2) were routed by the Trojans from the get-go, trailing wire-to-wire before falling, 80-57, to the home side.
The Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Lions boys basketball team pushed their win streak to eight games with a combination of brute force and deft touch.
High schools across Tucson’s north side are back in action. Here’s a breakdown of the recent trials, tribulations and success of the teams in the Tucson Local Media territory.
The Canyon del Oro girls basketball team stared down the blinding lights of McKale Center Monday morning and went toe-to-toe with one of the city’s best programs.
Two perennial powers traded figurative blows on the hardwood Tuesday night when Salpointe Catholic and Catalina Foothills met in midtown Tucson. The two teams, who last met in last year’s 4A state semifinal, played a 32-minute slugfest in front of a frenzied sellout crowd, with the Lancers c…
Two high schools on Tucson’s north side will be looking for new coaches for their football programs after resignations were announced last week.
High schools across Tucson’s north side are back from winter break, and their athletics teams are back in action. Here’s a breakdown of the recent trials, tribulations and success of the teams in the Tucson Local Media territory.
The Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Lions’ boys basketball team delivered a message to the rest of the state Thursday evening in the form of a 32-minute tour de force against rival Sabino to improve to 14-2 for the season. They beat the Sabercats, 69-57.
As with the boys squads, it’s now the unofficial start of the second-half of the girls basketball season at the high school level, with teams starting up after the long winter break.