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…
We're midway through the doldrums of summer in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, which means that college basketball is four months away.
It’s hard to believe, but five weeks from now the fresh faces of Tucson’s burgeoning high school football scene will return to their rightful places.
There will be a new face manning the bench area at Tucson Arena this fall when the Tucson Roadrunners kick off their third season of regular season play.
Rugby is much more than a pastime for Alison Miller, it’s a lifelong passion forged through a myriad of bone-jarring hits and competitive camaraderie.
A swarm of players wearing color-coded shirts are racing through a series of timed obstacles on a blustery afternoon. The men are asked to perform a series of tasks designed to test different athletic skills.
Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert laid out the future for the Tucson college’s scaled-back athletic program from a lectern tucked inside a glass-enclosed lecture hall.
For the seventh year in a row, the man they call “Bam” is spending the summer months guiding a mass of young football players through a litany of conditioning drills on the fields of Mountain View High School.
A scrum of white and red-clad teenagers race up and down the Bermuda grass at Oro Valley’s Naranja Park. The cadre of boisterous athletes are all high school age, but they’re not practicing for a high school team. They make up the Tucson Soccer Academy’s 18-and-under girls soccer squad, whic…
Jeff Scurran tucks a full head of silver hair beneath his trademark white Nike visor on a blustery late May evening. The larger-than-life figure in Arizona high school football looks out over a practice field tucked between two softball diamonds at Catalina Foothills High School.
A host of local high school and college athletes heard their names called during the 40 rounds of the Major League Baseball Draft this week.
A swarm of players line up on a parched practice field on a cloudless summer afternoon in the shadows of the imposing rockfaces of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
A tanned and rested Sean Miller took the dais inside a windowless conference room tucked inside McKale Center last Thursday afternoon.
Mike Van Ryn is heading back to the city where his professional hockey career blossomed, joining the St. Louis Blues as an assistant coach.
Two-dozen players wearing a duke’s mix of practice pennies race around the parched practice field at Ironwood Ridge on a blistering mid-May afternoon.
Haley Moore stared down a six-and-a-half-foot knee-knocker of a putt on the 19th hole of her national championship-deciding match against Alabama’s Lakareber Abe.
A cacophony of whistles screech across the turf football field at Marana High School last Tuesday afternoon as a horde of teenagers’ sprint through drills.
Local athletes from Canyon del Oro and Ironwood Ridge dotted the AIA’s All-Region teams for boys volleyball, with Dorado Jack Call winning Player of the Year in the 5A Kino region. Nighthawk athletes Justin Miller and Jrue Jantz were co-players of the year in the 5A Sonoran region.
The Oro Valley Wolverines High School lacrosse team capped off a memorable year with a win of Phoenix-based Desert Mountain earlier this month, in the Division II state championship game.
A capacity crowd packed its way into a glass-enclosed conference room at Pima Community College’s midtown headquarters Wednesday afternoon.
James Baldwin responded to one of the toughest losses of his coaching career by doing what came naturally, hugging each of his players.
AJ Kaiser stung a belt-high fastball deep into an overcast sky last Tuesday afternoon, cutting through a gale force headwind for a two-run home run.