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Opening the new season at home and with high hopes for a turnaround season, the Mountain Ridge Mountain Lions’ offense struggled early in dropping their home opener 47-7 to Mesa Skyline Aug. 17 at Mountain Ridge High School.

After 43 professional fights, Arizona’s Ray Beltran achieved one of his dreams when he won the World Boxing Organization lightweight championship. Now at Gila River Arena Aug. 25 he will fight for his second dream, remaining in the United States.

Four years after winning the National Junior Community College Athletic Association Division II National title, Glendale Community College women’s volleyball head coach Lisa Stuck said her 2018 team is showing early signs similar to that national championship team.

As another football season gets underway, local teams are aimed at playoff berths and improved play as realignment makes for some intense competition between area teams.

As another football season gets underway, local teams are aimed at playoff berths and improved play as realignment makes for some intense competition between area teams.

After the end of the 2018 World Cup, Arizona soccer fans were treated to a friendly matchup between two of the top soccer teams in the world as Manchester United and Club America showcased the sport July 19 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Kellis Unified Sports golf team members Sulivan Danielak-Kirberg and Patrick Fernandez represented the high school at the 2018 Special Olympics Austrian National Games and against some of the top competition in the world with great success.

The Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted May 24 in favor of adding girls wrestling as an emerging sport for the winter school year beginning with the 2018 season.

As Glendale awaits word on future sporting events to be held at University of Phoenix Stadium, the city was awarded two huge soccer events to be held over the next two years.

In the Cobras’ 2016 title game, a non home run call cost them, and this year, a safe call at first base led to two Tucson Salpointe Catholic runs that were the difference; Cactus (30-5) lost 2-0 in the 4A title game at Arizona State University Farrington Field May 15.

After a season that led the Mountain Ridge baseball team to its second state title game in the past three years, the Mountain Lions were in line to win the school’s first baseball title May 15 at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

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