Middle-school sports: who gets to play

In elementary school, athletics are meant to teach kids how to be part of a team, how to be a good sport. The pursuit of a sport also is supposed to teach the three F’s to kids: fun, fitness and fundamentals. Everyone gets to play, no matter each one’s skill level, no matter the score. […]

Marcos QB Thornton commits to Wyoming football

Marcos QB Thornton commits to Wyoming football

Former Marcos de Niza quarterback Tommy Thornton has officially committed to the Wyoming football program. Thornton joined Marcos de Niza his junior year, moving from Parker, Colorado where he played two seasons of varsity football.  He led the Padres to a 9-3 season in 2011 with 2,368 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and only five interceptions. […]

Tempe, McClintock athletes honored at All City banquet

Tempe, McClintock athletes honored at All City banquet

Greg Mills – Junior, Offensive Line, All City Offensive Line Greg Mills’ play on the offensive line helped lead the Tempe Buffaloes to 169 rushing yards per game, including 221 yards rushing in their final game of the season against Maricopa. He was selected All City for his aggressive and intelligent style of play on […]

Common goals give team its staying power

Common goals give team its staying power

A team can be defined as a gathering or joining together in a cooperative effort toward a common goal. Tempe Thunder is a 13-and-under team that was started four years ago, and the members have stuck together competing and supporting one another since then. Though they happen to play baseball together, in this case their […]

Junior Pee-Wee Wildcats no lightweights as contenders

Junior Pee-Wee Wildcats no lightweights as contenders

The next generation of Corona del Sol football players already has gotten plenty of experience on the field. Recently realigned withCorona’s Aztecs, players in the Junior Pee-Wee, or JPW, Wildcats have been competing for years in and around west Chandler. The team, which consists of athletes ages 10 and 11, has earned an impressive honor, […]