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None of the current roster was on campus for what could be considered the recent “glory days” of Sunnyslope Viking football. From 2013-15, the Vikings had an overall record of 32-4 and were high playoff seeds in each postseason.

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In an attempt to address issues surrounding summer basketball that sparked the involvement of the federal government, the NCAA Basketball Academy made its four-region debut recently.

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A group of around 15 amateur golfers — members of the West Valley AZ Mediocre Golf Association — talked trash, hung out and even took a few swings at Valley Golf Center in Avondale on a Thursday night after work. The local chapter of the nationwide association calls their weekly outings “church.”

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Over 100 high school basketball players crowded into the PHHacility, a Phoenix-based basketball complex, for the third annual Southwest All-American Basketball Camp from July 23 through July 24, with a chance to show off their skills in front of over 40 confirmed college basketball coaches a…

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The story has been the same for Moon Valley basketball for several seasons. The Rockets have continually been one of the most talented and successful teams in their conference and have been among the contenders for an AIA state title.

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The Arizona Rattlers were just three points short of perfection on July 13. Sioux Falls stormed into Glendale and captured the Indoor Football League’s United Bowl, 56-53, ending Arizona’s hopes for a perfect 16-0 record.

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The Arizona Coyotes have inked contracts with an assistant coach and special assistant to the general manager. 

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As the Coyotes continue to evolve with new ownership and new personnel, the team’s president suggested another new opportunity could be in store: an NHL outdoor game in Arizona, possibly at Sun Devil Stadium.

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A group of players, drinking newly bought sports drinks and typical high school stadium food like hot dogs and candy due to a lack of other options, crowded both hoops to take a precious few warm-up shots while the teams actually using a high school’s lone basketball court for their summer g…

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Arizona college bowl games are about to get even bigger with a big-time college conference connection for the Cheez-It Bowl, beginning with the 2020-21 season, that will feature a matchup against a Big Ten vs. Big 12 team.

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When the Ironwood High girls’ basketball team took the court for the first time in regular summer practices, the players surrounding coach Jamie Fellows looked decidedly familiar.

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Reactions were mixed as the Arizona Cardinals announced June 4 that they will add a new name to their Ring of Honor at State Farm Stadium.

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The players know it. The coaches know it. Last year was tough for Raymond S. Kellis football. The Cougars went 0-10 in 2018, coach Stephen Hogg’s first season, losing by less than double digits just one time.

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The Arizona Coyotes may soon find themselves under new ownership, with league sources confirming that Cuban-American billionaire Alex Meruelo, who founded the Meruelo Group, is in the final stages of purchasing the team.

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The scoreboard showed Salpointe Catholic softball’s 6-5 extra-innings win in the 2019 AIA Softball 4A State Championship game. The Lancers celebrated Hillenbrand Stadium at The University of Arizona and hoisted the trophy for the second time in as many years. But, their opponent, Cactus High…

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As the Arizona Cardinals begin a make-or-break season, new head coach Kliff Kingsbury is showing in rookie camp why the team hired him to lead the way into a new era.

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The Arizona Cardinals, facing a season of hope and change, took a hit May 16 when it was announced that one of their best and most popular players will be suspended for six games.

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Cactus High football held its spring practices in May, and the Cobra players and coaches were excited to finally take the field again in hopes of a successful summer and regular season in the fall.

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Mountain Ridge High School football took the first step in changing its culture in late April when the Mountain Lions hired Doug Madoski to fill their vacated coaching spot.

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From the Glendale Union High School District to Glendale Community College, sophomore Alejandro Avila has become one of the top JUCO pole vaulters in the United States, competing with GCC.

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As the Scottsdale Community College (SCC) softball team was preparing for its final game of the season, the Artichokes were missing one of their best players, who is battling for her life rather than wins or losses.

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After winning three games last year, the Arizona Cardinals seemingly face one of the tougher schedules in their upcoming season.

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Deer Valley sophomore Randy Espinoza and Sunrise Mountain junior Braedon Palmer have distanced themselves from the rest of Arizona’s division 2 in the 3,200-meter dash this season.

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Benson Henderson may be one of the top fighters in the mixed martial arts world, but when it comes to his return to the ring April 27 he’s focused on so much more than his next fight.

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Ahead of the NFL draft, which begins April 25, the Arizona Cardinals have announced their preseason schedule. The Cardinals will kick off the 2019 preseason with two games at State Farm Stadium, before hitting the road for two more preseason games.

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With 16 seasons to her name as both head softball and varsity girls’ basketball coach, Susan Prado-Ortiz will soon lose one of her titles. The longtime coach will step away from the softball diamond at the end of the season.

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Despite opening the season with high hopes of becoming a feeder league for the NFL, the AAF suspended operations April 2.

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With the final two matches of the season fast approaching, Deer Valley’s beach volleyball team is aiming for a return to the playoffs.

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Registration for the Glendale Youth Sports League’s upcoming baseball, softball and T-ball season is open through April 12.

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Though Cactus League games saw a decrease in total attendance for the second consecutive season, with rainouts sparking fewer games this year, Cactus League per-game attendance increased over the previous year.

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After an unexpected 10-day delay because of the rain, the Glendale Vipers returned to the lacrosse field and made a case as a contender for one of the top teams in Arizona this season.

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As the high school softball season hits its mid-season break, several teams have set themselves up for a playoff push. Sectional play begins after spring break.

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In one of the most wide-open baseball championship races in years, local high school teams have set themselves up for a run at the playoffs. A number of those teams are legitimate championship contenders.

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Celebrities and high school basketball all-stars will fill Westgate when the second annual March Madfest comes to town from 6 to 9 p.m. March 22.

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After starting the season with losses in two of his team’s first three games, new Cougars head coach Todd Pyne was looking for improvement from the young squad when heading into the Lady Rider Southwest Classic tournament.

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Two years removed from a state championship, Mountain Ridge lacrosse is rebuilding after it missed the playoffs last year. Head coach Derek Bahler has his team focused on a return to winning.

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Apollo head softball coach Susan Prado-Ortiz has been coaching the Hawks softball team for nearly 15 years. Over that time she has helped turn the annual Cool Nites softball tournament into one of the most respected ones in Arizona.

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As the Arizona Coyotes begin the second half of the season after the All-Star break, they sit two points out of the final Wild Card spot, and fans are dreaming of a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2011-12.

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