Lee Shappell

Lee Shappell became a journalist because he didn’t become a rocket scientist! He exhausted the math courses available by his junior year in high school and earned early admission to Rice University, intending to take advantage of its relationship with the Johnson Space Center and become an aerospace engineer. But as a high school senior, needing a class to be eligible for sports with no more math available, he took student newspaper as a credit and was hooked. He studied journalism at the UofA and has been senior reporter, copy desk chief and managing editor at several Valley publications.
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Corona in elite Open Division playoffs

After Corona del Sol High finished the regular-season a perfect 8-0, the Aztecs were among eight teams awarded berths in the Arizona Open Division football playoffs.

How these friends remain close after 40-plus years is just . . . goofy

The A-Hilt Football League, a fantasy league formed in Tempe, has been together for more than four decades.

6-0! Undefeated Corona del Sol on verge of 6A football playoff berth

Undefeated start has Corona del Sol High's football team on verge of 6A football playoffs.

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Retired Tempe police commander named interim chief of department

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Sports Complex among 2 Tempe sites selected for organic-maintenance trial

Tempe Sports Complex Field 1 is part of a new organic maintenance trial.

Lee Shappell

Lee Shappell became a journalist because he didn’t become a rocket scientist! He exhausted the math courses available by his junior year in high school and earned early admission to Rice University, intending to take advantage of its relationship with the Johnson Space Center and become an aerospace engineer. But as a high school senior, needing a class to be eligible for sports with no more math available, he took student newspaper as a credit and was hooked. He studied journalism at the UofA and has been senior reporter, copy desk chief and managing editor at several Valley publications.
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