Keyword: Lions

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.

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 …

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

Mountain Ridge junior is state runner-up

MESA — Nathan Moreno wanted to jump even further than 46-feet, 5-inches Saturday. “I was thinking about that 49 (feet) was within my capability,” Moreno said Saturday after …

Mountain lion exhibit opening at Pinal County …

A new exhibit is opening soon at the Pinal County Historical Museum in Florence. The museum is hosting a grand opening for its “Mountain Lion & Natural History” exhibit at 11 a.m., …

Sun City West club helps children

A Sun City West club is helping children in need by supporting an outside organization.

Hunter, Green lead Liberty into 1st basketball Open …

Liberty boys basketball had just finished its best season in its history in 2021 and was losing eight seniors to graduation. The Lions needed new players, and an incoming star or two wouldn't hurt.

Liberty girls wrestling team crashes national top 10

Newspapers and web sites have tried to come up with definitive national high school poll for football longer than any other sport. Conversely, girls wrestling is the newest sport with a U.S. ranking, …

Luminaria tradition continues in Sun City West

The Sun City West Lions Club continue a Christmas Eve tradition with the sale of luminarias.

Businesslike Liberty football heads back to Open …

It was not going to happen again in the Open Division. Liberty would not trample O'Connor 50-0 in the first half en route to a 53-0 win like it did Oct. 28. Still, the top-seeded Lions were in complete control of the rematch

Mountain Lions edged in playoff thriller

AHWAUTUKEE — Mountain Pointe football coach Eric Lauer said if it would have been his team playing on the road, he would have gone for the two-point conversion and the win, too …

My'Keil Gardner becomes elite player, teammate

It would be easy for a 6-3, 275-pound defensive end verbally committed to one of the top 10 college programs in the country to coast in his senior year of high school football. But it wouldn’t be My’Keil Gardner

Theater Works offers diverse lineup for 2022-23 season

Theater Works’ 37th season offers a diverse lineup of live theater productions for kids, families and adults through its Main Stage, After Dark and Youth Works productions.

Maricopa County officials warn of scams

Joan Campbell, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office community affairs coordinator, spoke at the May 5 Sun City West Sunrise Lions Club meeting.

Lions Club donates to nonprofit that serves the blind

The Lions Club recently donated to a nonprofit that serves the blind.

Wrestlers take center stage this weekend

With COVID-19 changing the entire youth sports landscape over the past couple of years -- often on a continual basis -- stability and momentum have been crucial. This weekend, Ironwood and …

Centennial, Liberty girls continue dream seasons

Both the Centennial and Liberty girls soccer programs have put together their best seasons - if not ever then the best in a long time - this winter. And both Peoria schools had the difficult task …

Liberty basketball boards way through play in

The shots were not falling like usual for Liberty Friday night, either from behind the three-point line or even the free throw line. Region rival Scottsdale Chaparral was - by and large - keeping its turnovers down and breaking the Lions press.

Stam commits to Arizona Wildcats

Jax Stam is betting on himself. The Liberty senior safety also is betting on the results he has seen in the University of Arizona program where several preferred walk ons, including two defensive …

Sun Cities luminarias keep shining

Two Sun Cities clubs are partnering to help brighten the community with a Christmas Eve tradition.

Chandler survives 6 turnovers, stuns Liberty 27-21 in …

CHANDLER — In their first 11 games of the 2021 prep football season, the five-time defending state champion Chandler Wolves had their fair share of close calls and narrow victories. Saturday night marked their greatest escape of all.

West Valley Preps Glendale/Peoria girls basketball …

The high school girls basketball season began this week. Here’s what local coaches have to say about their teams: CENTENNIAL COYOTES 5A Northwest Region2021 Record: 5-12 overall, 4-6 …

Liberty overwhelms Basha with 24-0 second half

CHANDLER - There's something about the second half of Open Division game in Chandler that brings out the best in Liberty football. Liberty was back Nov. 26 and after falling behind Chandler Basha 10-0 and then 20-14 at halfime, the visitors simply dominated the Bears in a 24-0 second half tour de force.

West Valley Preps' Glendale/Peoria boys basketball …

The high school boys basketball season started Monday with tournament play. Here’s what local coaches have to say about their teams: CACTUS COBRAS 4A West Valley Region2021 Record: 4-10 …