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Lopez evolves to center of Chandler offense
Tanner Lopez has just about run the gamut of positions in his third year in the Chandler High football program. As position switches have mounted and spots played have become less and less glamorous, his niche has finally surfaced this year.
Football Les Willsey September 25, 2010

Roa, Cooper prevail at Ojo Rojo Invitational
Eduardo Roa of McClintock and Lauren Cooper of Ironwood Ridge were the individual winners at the Ojo Rojo Invitational at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler. Mesa Mountain View won the boys and girls team competition.
Cross Country Les Willsey September 25, 2010

Full-court press (no huddle) helps Cactus rally
Scottsdale Saguaro left gasping for breath in 42-41 overtime loss to defending Class 4A Division II champ.
Football / Basketball Don Ketchum September 24, 2010

Basha storms back in second half to gouge Gilbert
You play on a team that heads to halftime trailing, 13-0. Not a huge deficit. Maybe not all that much to get shook up about. But your team only runs 12 plays in the first half. Your team picks up zero first downs. The opposition piles up 261 yards to 22 for your team. What does your team expect from the coaching staff at halftime? Exactly. \\\"We just threw a little fit,\\\" Basha coach Bernie Busken said.
Stories Les Willsey September 24, 2010

Chandler turns back determined Brophy
Chandler High and Brophy Prep accomplished some things Thursday night. Both got to see things they needed for later in the season. But only one couid come away with the victory at Austin Field and the W went to the host Wolves. Chandler fought off a third-quarter surge by Brophy with a similar fourth quarter that turned the tables and produced a 43-29 victory in a 5A Fiesta Region clash.
Stories Les Willsey September 23, 2010

Have a good story or tournament? Let us know
We have told several good stories already, but we\'re looking for more. And don\'t forget your tournaments.
Stories Don Ketchum September 23, 2010

Not much change in haves, have-nots in 5A football
Football Les Willsey September 23, 2010

Gardner spruces up potent Gilbert lineup
Macey Gardner returned Tuesday night in a limited, but effective role for the Gilbert High and it\'s girls volleyball team.
Girls Volleyball Les Willsey September 21, 2010

Monument Valley volleyball relies on versatility of Nash
Team is aiming for third straight Class 3A championship.
Basketball Don Ketchum September 21, 2010

Alhambra boys, Xavier cruise to victory at George Young
Defending 5A-I cross country champs were in late season form Saturday at Sanctuary Golf Course in Scottsdale.
Cross Country / Golf Les Willsey September 20, 2010

Millennium, Sunnyslope, Chandler, Xavier excel at Forner
Steph Vermillion of Millennium and Sunnyslope doubles team of Jasmine Fuller and Alisa Turkina lead winners at Bobbi Forner Badminton Invitational
Badminton Les Willsey September 20, 2010

Like a good neighbor, Apache Junction was there
Stories Les Willsey September 18, 2010

Florence finally foils Fountain Hills
Florence made a statement Friday night it almost made in a tough loss to Round Valley the week before. And it felt good for senior standout Kyle Washington as well as his teammates.
Football Les Willsey September 17, 2010

The door appears to be open in 2A football
Scottsdale Christian comes up with big defensive effort against Valley Christian, but neither team is dominant.
Football Don Ketchum September 17, 2010

Mountain View finds offense, first win of 2010
Offense lagged well behind the defense the first two weeks of the season for Mesa Mountain View. That unit pulled its own weight Thursday night.
Football Les Willsey September 16, 2010

AIA accepts Blue Ridge report; Jordan Morgan can play
After a tumultuous six months, former Valley Christian standout Jordan Morgan can play football again
Football Les Willsey September 16, 2010

Badminton is important chapter in book of Genesis
Greenway senior has sights set on state singles crown after winning doubles title last season.
Football / Soccer / Badminton / Tennis Don Ketchum September 16, 2010

Pinnacle golfer stays on course for possible title run
Junior Zach Wright has improved in all aspects of his game, according to coach Jay Thomas.
Golf Don Ketchum September 15, 2010

Screen Pass -- Prep football preview for Sept. 16-17
Several unbeatens lock horns in this third full week of high school action. The games are spread across the conferences with several good ones in 5A, 4A, 3A and 2A.
Football Les Willsey September 14, 2010

North Canyon QB in his fourth year as a starter
Dominic Portocarrero looks to lead his team to playoffs with versatile all-around game.
Stories Don Ketchum September 9, 2010

Male swimmers from Sedona Red Rock still making waves
The team has won two straight state titles and vows to finish strong again with more schools in a new format.
Swimming Don Ketchum September 9, 2010

Abbott leads Centennial on and off the field
Jake Abbott is Peoria school\\\'s student body president and a tough, resilient two-way player.
Football Don Ketchum September 6, 2010

Hundley chooses UCLA over Washington
Football Les Willsey September 6, 2010

It was a state title game in September
Peoria Centennial outlasted Chandler 48-42 on Friday night.
Football Don Ketchum September 3, 2010

Sunnyslope volleyball team aims for three-peat
Best friends Madison Kingdon and Heidi Thompson are the best of a strong roster of players.
Basketball Don Ketchum September 1, 2010