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In response to Governor Doug Ducey’s executive order that will delay the start of in-person classes for the 2020-21 school year, the Arizona Interscholastic Association has also delayed all … more
Rightly so, recent articles about the sudden COVID-19-related ending of spring high school and college sports have focused on seniors at the end of the journey and teams with legitimate championship … more
In the end, the decision about what to do with spring high school sports seasons shortened by the spread of COVID-19 was wholly out of the hands of the Arizona Interscholastic Association. Early … more
A year or so later, learning has replaced laughter as the reaction to Willow Canyon football's regular Saturday yoga sessions. Second- year coach Justin Stangler heard enough about the benefits of … more
At least it’s not last.   That’s one good takeaway of the first week of spring training games at Surprise Stadium, where attendance has slightly dropped from last year to start … more
For the fifth straight year, West Valley Preps watched enough soccer to put together a credible all Northwest Valley team. Here it is: First team F – Anacel Valenzuela-Acosta, senior, … more
GILBERT - Nearly two months of progress seemed to evaporate in three or four minutes for the Dysart Demons Tuesday night. A late 12-4 run bumped host Mesquite's halftime advantage to 37-27. Still, … more
Last week marked the beginning of the high school baseball regular season. West Valley Preps asked Northwest Valley coaches to take a look at their teams: Centennial Coyotes 5A Northwest … more
On Monday morning, the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board, at this time, decided not to postpone or cancel the spring championship season. “At this time,” is the key … more
SURPRISE — Before his team’s 3A first round playoff matchup with Northwest Christian, Paradise Honors Head Coach Parrish Tatum was determined to press the Crusaders into submission. In … more
At first glance, Willow Canyon softball appears to be one of the high-level Arizona spring sports teams affected the least by the cancellation of the 2020 season after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down … more
All games played on Oct. 11. All rankings for conference unless denoted for Open Division more
TEMPE - Coach Rachel Matakas and her Valley Vista girls basketball powerhouse do not care how the 6A final looked. Because that third gold ball in four seasons looks beautiful. more
For Valley Vista girls volleyball coach David Chavez it was a game worth losing your hair over — in both respects. more
It figures. Sunrise Mountain's girls soccer teams had two golden scoring opportunities  late in the first half, only to see two Willow Canyon players block them with their legs. So in the … more
Week 7 in Arizona high school football saw Mountain Ridge take Liberty to double overtime, winning 39-33. more
Paradise Honors senior point guard Jalen Scott now has something few of his athlete peers can boast of right now — a sense of certainty. Scott announced on Twitter July 8 that he has made a … more
A 9-year-old or even 12-year-old Marisa Davis would never have imagined what an 18-year-old Marisa Davis could accomplish.For most of her first 12 years Davis simply was surviving, living in East … more
Editor's note: 2010 was my third year covering football for West Valley Preps and the first year I had it together enough to put together an All West Valley Preps. This was posted Dec. 23, 2010  … more
For the seventh year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best girls basketball players it covers in the West Valley.   With so many quality players in the West Valley, a third … more
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