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Much like the school itself Ironwood High’s wrestling program was built brick by brick, though getting the wrestling program operating at a high level took decades. So it’s only … more
The Surprise Independent asked local coaches to take a look at their teams. more
Like many teams who lost a state title game in late February and early in March, Millennium girls basketball cried heavily after the Open Division final. While some of the tears were certainly … more
Shadow Ridge wrestler Ammon Passey made a jump in his junior year, rising from fourth place in Division I in the 144 pound class, to state champion at 150 pounds. The only thing that could … more
Even with a new coach and a largely new lineup Valley Vista looked like the team that ruled 6A again for most of calendar year 2023. more
Sunrise Mountain girls basketball didn't win its first state title Friday night as much as it survived the 5A title game with Canyon View. But as they've done most of their careers, the Mustangs senior trio of Reena Bhakta, MacKenzie Dunham and Mackenzie Nielsen adjusted their games to the officiating and found a way to win. more

PHOENIX - Peoria was not able to lock into its game in the 4A boys basketball final against Deer Valley until the final five minutes. But five minutes of control were all the Panthers needed to hold off their closest rival. Up 51-50 Peoria closed the game with a 14-7 run to win its first state title since 2012. more
The state championship game has always been the prize the Peoria High School basketball team was working toward. more
GILBERT - The first team that just missed the initial boys basketball Open Division bracket just became the first non-Open Division team to reach a conference final anyway. more
PHOENIX - It is hard for two gyms to be more different than Highland Prep's room with bleachers on one side and Veterns Memorial Coliseum. But the Honey Badgers made themselves at home in their first visit to the Madhouse on McDowell Friday afternoon more
GILBERT - At this point the court is their refuge, and Millennium girls basketball played its way to center court on Arizona's biggest day of high school basketball. more
Three quarters of Thursday's Open Division showdown went well for visiting O'Connor girls basketball. None of it mattered, since #6 seed Millennium stormed out of halftime and buried the Eagles, outscoring them 22-3. more
PEORIA — At full strength, the Peoria Panthers matched up fairly well with their Friday, Feb. 10 second-round Open state boys basketball tournament opponent. Unfortunately for the Panthers, … more

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. more
Highland Prep basketball coach Trent Hill knows this will, in all likelihood, be his only season coaching promising 6-5 freshman forward Tarrell Green Jr. On the other hand, he is well aware Green … more
Completely different paths through youth girls basketball suddenly converged for Alyssa Fraulino and Miyah Verse in their final year of high school.After playing for Flagstaff High as a freshman more
They are not related, but Valley Vista wrestling coach Jacob Reyes and senior ace Eddie Reyes want to see their shared last name double in the school record books. Ten years ago, Jacob Reyes won … more
Dysart FC has proven over the years to be more than just one feel good run, but the little soccer team that could from El Mirage has not looked this good since those heady days of early 2016. That … more
For the 13th straight year, West Valley Preps honors the best football players from schools in the Northwest Valley. Both offenses include an all-purpose player who lines up and does damage from multiple positions. more
The Dysart Unified School District is looking to add turf fields at all four of its high school stadiums, though it remains early in contract negotiations. If a deal is reached, two fields would … more

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, … more
TEMPE - Along with the 5A trophy, championship banner and team photo Higley football may want to display a picture of Sun Devil Stadium's north end zone and the 20 yards leading up to it. more
Neither Cactus or Higley played 5A football last season, and both entered the conference this year as contenders, but also curiosities. The teams with close ties among current and former coaches were able to answer enough of their early season questions to make the conference final Friday night more
GLENDALE — It was a case of déjà vu in the worst way for the Liberty Lions on Saturday night. more
Cactus has won 10 of its last 11 games with another word starting with "d" that is more tough to quantify - determination. Senior Will Galvan personifies all of these traits and made the key plays on both sides of the ball to finish the Cobras 21-17 semifinal win Dec. 2 at #1 seed Notre Dame Prep. more
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