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November 15, 2010

Mesa Mountain View severs coaching ties with Joseph

Mesa Mountain View decided Monday to take its football program in a new direction, removing Tom Joseph as its coach after nine successful seasons that included a state title, three title-game appearances and six region titles.
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November 13, 2010

Big second half lifts Northwest Christian

Casey Jahn rushes for 163 of his 203 yards and scores three TDs after intermission as top seed in 2A advances.
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November 13, 2010

Florence pounds Round Valley in quarters with big 2nd half

Florence survived the first half of its 3A quarterfinal matchup Saturday night with Round Valley thanks to two big plays on offense.The Gophers thrived in the second half on takeaways and controlling the line of scrimmage.
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November 13, 2010

Blue Ridge hangs on to edge Fountain Hills in 3A quarters

The bruising ground game was there. So was decent defense. But turnovers nearly foiled Blue Ridge and its bid to reach the 3A quarterfinals Saturday night at Desert Ridge High School.
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November 12, 2010

Desert Ridge runs for 462 yards, stuns Chandler in 1st round

With a shift in emphasis to the running game late this season due to an injury to quarterback Parker Rasmussen, Desert Ridge ran headlong into Chandler High in the first round of the 5A-I playoffs Friday night and ended up running all the way to the second round.The Jaguars spread-run offense cranked out 462 yards rushing and the defense made a goal-line stand in the final 40 seconds to preserve a 38-35 upset win over the host Wolves.
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November 12, 2010

Betty H. Fairfax was example in academics, athletics

High school in Laveen carries on legacy of late administrator and coach.
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November 11, 2010

Can South Region, Winslow dent White Mtn. schools in 3A?

An all-White Mountain 3A semifinal? It has happened before. Could happen again.That scenario is as much up to Winslow, Coolidge, Florence and Fountain HIlls as it is to Show Low, Snowflake, Round Valley and Blue Ridge as 3A quarterfinal matchups come to the East Valley on Saturday afternoon and evening.
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November 11, 2010

5A-II football playoffs serve up hefty helping of rematches

The 5A-II state football playoffs are similar to 5A-I in that there is a prohibitive favorite in defending champion and top-seed Chaparral.Beyond that the 5A-II opening-round games do not look anything like their 5A-I counterparts. The matchups ffigure to run like clockwork according to the seeds with perhaps the usual exceptions in a 9-8 or 10-7 matchup. And rather than one rematch of a regular-season meeting, there are four of eight in the initial battles for 2010 5A-II supremacy.
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