West Valley Preps
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COVID-19 changed many aspects of American life, so it is no surprise college football recruiting is not an exception.   The initial wave of the virus hitting in mid-March was particularly … more
When Paradise Honors boys basketball coach Zach Hettel first started to work with transfer guard Nate Pickens in the summer of 2019, there were reasons to look forward to years working with the standout sophomore to be. more
Football, along with every other fall sport governed by the Arizona Interscholastic Association, could very well mimic the high schools that played in them. more
The brutal truth of Arizona high school football is there are no guarantees of when, how, and if the Friday Night Lights will burn again in the Grand Canyon State. 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. more
Recent Valley Vista graduate Josette Orion was at work when she heard she was losing another season of softball. more
No high school football coach could have anticipated this particular offseason, and all of them are learning a new way of life during the spring and summer of COVID-19. more
The following local high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs. more
As new COVID-19 cases in Arizona pile up daily at a record pace, some West Valley high schools and teams responded in the last week by pressing pause on offseason workouts. Many of these teams are … more
Time will tell if Jennah Isai was the last big-name girls basketball player to leave public schools for Valley-based national prep teams this summer — or only the latest. But there is no … more
After OUAZ running back Scotty Nixon helped organize a peaceful protest June 3 at Bell and Litchfield roads, he went to a larger protest in San Diego. He made an Instagram page to post pictures … more
Every aspect of the upcoming Arizona 2020 prep football season is considered tentative as the spread of COVID-19 will ultimately determine where, when and by whom prep football will be played. more
The video of Marisa Davis announcing her signing with Duke was one of the last times she will step on the basketball court at Valley Vista. This spring the 6-1 forward had every intention of … 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
While little is certain and all starting dates — including those for high school football — should be considered written in pencil instead of pen, some recent developments provided hope … more
It was a matter mostly of dotting Is and crossing Ts, but on May 19 recent Shadow Ridge graduate Joshua Scott made it official. He signed a letter of intent to throw for the Kent State … more
They’re No. 1 — not just in the region or in 3A, but the entire state. Even Paradise Honors softball coach Paul Hatcher chuckled a little about his team’s top MaxPreps ranking in … more
Everything was falling into place for Jordyn Van Metre’s senior season of softball at Northwest Christian School in Phoenix. The Surprise resident finally got to play with her sister, … more
Shadow Ridge senior thrower Joshua Scott still had goals he wanted to achieve in his final track season, including a second Division I state discus title. But on the balance, he said he is blessed … more
Editor's Note: This story originally appeared in late September 2019 as our site was transitioning to its current home.  Here is the original story. To provide some context, Shadow Ridge … more
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