Sports Notebook

Big-league dreams

Big-league dreams

It’s summer and time for local Little League players, their coaches, parents and team sponsors to show their stuff. Freeway Chevrolet-sponsored Chandler American All-Stars had a chance to be on the big-league field at a ceremony conducted by DBacks staff.

Let the fans decide

Rooting for athletes and sports teams provides a sense of belonging for fans, while simultaneously acting as a glue to hold the teams together. Athletes are grateful to witness the passion consistently displayed by fans. It’s also a way for athletes to realize that people actually appreciate their hard work, dedication and, in most cases, […]

Stellar year for Corona track as boys place 2nd in state

Stellar year for Corona track as boys place 2nd in state

Corona’s track program had is best year in recent history with the boys team capturing second place at the Division I state track meet May 8 and 11 at Mesa Community College when two relay teams not only gave the Aztecs valuable points but were crowned state champions, one for the second year in a […]

Corona track team sprints toward a record-breaking season

Corona track team sprints toward a record-breaking season

The Aztec track program has been hot the past couple of weeks setting 44 personal records and breaking four school records according to head coach Jim Kelly. “We had 22 athletes qualify for the prestigious Arcadia Invitational Track Meet in Arcadia, CA, April 5-6, where several of our kids broke school records or set personal […]

Little League, city in discussion over fees, field use

Little League, city in discussion over fees, field use

Valley baseball fans enjoyed yet another spring training stint, and the Diamondbacks are seen by some sports mavens as possible playoff contenders this year. But among the parents of Tempe junior ballplayers, serious discontent is brewing. Leaders of Tempe South Little League, which puts more than 500 local kids on the diamonds every year, contend […]

Sports

Sports

For the second time this season, Corona’s girl’s track team has set a new school record. The Lady Aztec 4×800 meter relay team of Victoria Haun, Kelly Naumann, Hallie Swenson and Mason Swenson led from the get-go taking first place at the 73rd Chandler Rotary Track Invitational and setting a new school record March 23. […]

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City

Recipients of spring awards from Tempe All City Association were, front row, from left: Glen Farina, wrestling; Matt Churchill, wrestling; Kelsey Cartwright, soccer; Olivia Montoya, soccer; Maddie Wolf, soccer; Stephanie Petre, soccer. Middle row: Taylor Kalmer, basketball; Ellis Rutili, soccer; Ryan Koening, soccer; Colton Winstead, wrestling; Zach Walton, wrestling. Back row: Brix Kronberg, wrestling; Brian […]