Sports Notebook

Kids amass 1,500 miles under teacher’s guidance

Summit School of Ahwatukee’s before-school running club is at no lack of inspired leadership, it seems. The club is guided by Kathy Dean, a physical education teacher who has received recognition for her achievement in helping improve school wellness by serving as a Fuel Up and Play 60 program adviser. The program is sponsored by […]

Holiday matches will test wrestlers’ durability

Holiday matches will test wrestlers’ durability

Corona’s wrestling team has started this season on top, winning every match including a first-place at the Southwest Showdown. Not only have they won every match but nine of their wrestlers have lost only two or less matches in their quest for another state championship. “Freshman Bridger Barker (170 pound weight class), junior Ethan Tursini […]

Padres matchup with Ironwood will determine Nov. 24 challenger

Lots of folks, except perhaps the fans and football players of No. 2-seeded Marcos de Niza, were probably hoping for another cliff-hanger between the Padres and the No. 7-seeded Chaparral Firebirds when they met up for the second time this season in the quarterfinals of the Division II state football playoffs Nov. 9. The game […]

‘Run from the Cops’ for a good cause

Tempe residents and runners get a chance to interact with their men and women in blue—and to support their local police department—by taking part in an inaugural Tempe Run from the Cops on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Tempe Town Lake and the Arts Park The city of Tempe and Tempe Police Foundation are providing a […]

Recruiting: A reality show for aspiring college athletes

Recruiting: A reality show for aspiring college athletes

It takes hard work, dedication and skill to become a successful high school athlete. But the story doesn’t end there. It takes just as much hard work, dedication and skill to sell those abilities to the university or junior college of your choice. Whether a student plays football, baseball, basketball, soccer or any other sport, […]