12 Gage sets records in Surprise with 4 elite targets

Paradise Honors senior star quarterback Gage Baker is racking up passing numbers — including meaningful ones leading to big wins — at a record pace, even for him. Skill, experience …

Concerns in Surprise shift to groundwater as Lake Mead …

A worst-case water resources scenario will be avoided, at least in the short term, by Surprise and the rest of Arizona.

Flag football players in Glendale stay upbeat

They came from other sports and other seasons, or sometimes with little to no sports background or football knowledge. Now they are flag football players, setting the tone for the first year of the sport at Deer Valley and Mountain Ridge.

Planners, Coyote Lakes back townhomes on Bell Road …

Family Development appears to have found the rare real estate plan that almost everybody in Surprise can agree to.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria girls volleyball …

The high school girls volleyball season began Aug. 23 at schools across the state. West Valley Preps and the Peoria Independent and Glendale Independent asked local high school coaches about their …

State Supreme Court ruling gives referendum in …

Legal challenges to Dominium’s Truman Ranch Marketplace affordable housing project in Surprise have not been extinguished, but a recent Arizona Supreme Court ruling only bolstered Voice of Surprise’s case for a referendum a bit.

Truckers search for parking spots in Valley

While the issue of big rigs parked, often overnight, in vacant fields, rights of way and in neighborhoods has become an acute issue in Surprise and other Valley hot spots. As a Maricopa Association of Governments study from late 2019 through early 2021 showed,

North Surprise shopping center fills in with Taco …

Asante Marketplace is filling in around the anchor tenant Fry’s Marketplace, and Phoenix-based developer Barclay Group is revealing drive-thru sites on its periphery.

West Valley Preps' Goodyear/Surprise golf preview

The high school boys and girls golf season began Aug. 15 at schools across the state. West Valley Preps and the Surprise Independent and Goodyear/Litchfield Park Independent asked local high …

2023 Preps football preview: Cactus

No one in 5A will feel sorry for Cactus football and its depth issues after the Cobras debuted as the 2022 conference runners up. That goes for the Cactus program, which is used to overcoming the odds. So what are this year's primary puzzles?

2023 Preps football preview: Centennial

While 2022 was very successful  bounce back season for Centennial football, the program's standards are such that 8-3 and a first round Open Division loss is not considered all the way back. …

2023 Preps football preview: Valley Vista

Monsoon football broke through last season on one of two barriers the program had worked at for more than a decade. Valley Vista can hang its region title banner. The second goal, a 6A playoff win, is exponentially tougher

2023 Preps football preview: Desert Edge

For one last time, it's all in from of them. The Desert Edge football Class of 2024 debuted with a 5-1 freshman season and the promise of contending for big things. In that abbreviated 2020 season

Summerfield residents in Surprise decry more potential …

Several residents of Summerfield at Litchfield showed their displeasure with the planned Prose Mountain View apartments down the street, believing this development will only add to the already high amount of traffic cutting through their development on the way to Litchfield Road.

Honor Health medical center highlights future north …

During the course of nearly two years, the Asante Trails Planned Area Development flipped from another residential-heavy development in northern Surprise to a commercial project designed to serve area residents cut off from the rest of the city.

2023 Preps football preview: Shadow Ridge

Shadow Ridge football players know this season is serious business. After two straight 4-6 season, the Stallions want to return to the 6A playoffs. To get back, they will have to navigate the toughest schedule in program history.

2023 Preps football preview: Liberty High

They have to move on from the best season with the worst ending. To hear Liberty’s senior leaders and coach Colin Thomas, the 10-0 season, national ranking and 43-42 Open Division loss

Girls take to gridiron this fall in Arizona

For the first time, high school girls will be playing football for their schools in an AIA season. This fall, girls will hit the gridiron at 55 Arizona high schools. About half are completely new to the sport. …

2023 Preps football preview: Willow Canyon

Willow Canyon football believes its 2022 season produced something even more valuable than its first playoff appearance in 11 years and near upset of eventual 5A runner up Cactus in the first round.

Work to begin this month on Surprise traffic signal at …

The traffic signals are not quite keeping page with development along Grand Avenue, but a developer helped speed one project along.

2023 Preps football preview: Dysart High

John Ganados is big on the future of Dysart football, with young talent growing rapidly on the program’s brand new turf field. But the seventh-year head coach knows the program needs to win now
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