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Badminton, the last sport Karah Abbott tried to play, will likely end up being the last competitive sport the Sunrise Mountain senior plays. Abbott is the team’s No. 1 player and entered … more
PEORIA — To beat elite football teams, you’ve got to play disciplined, manage the elements and avoid costly turnovers. more
Game Oct. 14 4A #15 Buckeye (4-2) 49,  #11 Deer Valley (5-1) 28 Games Oct. 15 6A Valley Vista (3-3) 48, Avondale La Joya (0-7) 8 #3 (#3 Open) Queen Creek (6-0) 26, #6 (#10 … more
Every time Centennial volleyball got back into a set at Sunrise Mountain Oct. 7, it seemed Mustangs senior Lily Setka stepped up to serve and the home team went on a run. Setka finished the … more
Kylie Davey and Kaitlyn Neal were the first freshmen to make the Liberty volleyball varsity in three years. Even though both came up big, with more than 100 kills in their freshman season, they both described the experience as nerve wracking. more
PEORIA — The Centennial Coyotes got back to basics by feasting on turnovers, rushing for five touchdowns and watching their kicker enjoy a “career night” in a punishing 46-20 homecoming victory over the Shadow Ridge Stallions on Friday night at Coyotes Field. more
Games Oct. 1 6A Mountain Ridge (4-1) 52, Avondale Westview (1-4) 0 Liberty (4-1) 35, Mesa Red Mountain (4-1) 23 Centennial (2-3) 46, Shadow Ridge (3-2) 20 Chandler Basha (5-0) 48, … more
Liberty senior running back Zach Wallace did his best running after regulation in the Lions' 41-38 win at rival Sunrise Mountain Sept. 17, scoring all three of his team's overtime touchdowns. It … more
The high school girls badminton season is nearly halfway through, so this is far to late to be called a preview. West Valley Preps and Independent Newspapers asked local high school coaches about how … more
Centennial football spent the first 8:30 of the third quarter painstakingly working its way back into its Sept. 24 home game against Chandler Hamilton, after trailing 23-3 at halftime. The Coyotes … more
On the Centennial football video board Sept. 24, Zach Hoffpauir was as vibrant as ever, cutting back across the field, smiling and dancing with friends. Nearly 100 family, friends and former teammates more
Four weeks in, and it’s getting hard to tell when (or if) the Cactus Cobras are actually struggling. more
Games Sept. 24 6A Mountain Ridge (3-1) 42, Phoenix North (2-2) 6 Chandler (4-0) 41, Liberty (3-1) 21 Chandler Hamilton (4-0) 33, Centennial (1-3) 15 Laveen Cesar Chavez (3-0) 34, … more
Centennial linebacker Christian Cabello knocked away a two-point pass to preserve the Coyotes' 14=13 Week 2 win over Millennium.  That play helped him earn the West Valley Preps player of the … more
Centennial football will retire the No. 31 of Zach Hoffpauir during a halftime ceremony in Friday night’s game against Hamilton. To ask anyone who has been in Coyote Country for a while, … more
Once Liberty football got to overtime at rival Sunrise Mountain Sept. 17, the Lions had confidence they would find a way to win the North Peoria rivalry. Of course, to even get to overtime the visitors had to … more
GLENDALE — Midway through this past week, Mountain Ridge senior quarterback Ryan Finch learned he might step in for an ailing Brendan Anderson as the Mountain Lions’ starter against perennial power Centennial. more
Games Sept. 17 6A Mountain Ridge (2-1) 39, Centennial (1-2) 35 Liberty (3-0) 41, Sunrise Mountain (5A) (1-2) 38 (3OT) Valley Vista (1-1) 14, Willow Canyon (5A) (1-2) 0 Shadow … more
Kellis football has won its first two games this year, after one win in the last three years. And the Cougars won their first West Valley Preps player of the week award in a longer span of time … more
The high school girls volleyball season began this month at schools across the state. West Valley Preps and the Glendale and Peoria Independent asked local high school coaches about their teams. … more
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