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Coaching a safer, not softer game

Mike Pollak, who played football for Corona del Sol and Arizona State before having a successful seven-year stint in the NFL, returned to Tempe questioning the game he dedicated his life to....

Padres seeking redemption

The Marcos de Niza Padres registered a historic season in 2022, going 9-2 overall with an undefeated record over the 4A Desert Sky region. However, their season came to an unfortunate ending...

School security ‘better prepared than ever’ but no cause to overlook diligence

The start of the 2023-24 academic year kicked off on July 19, and students and teachers are back to the grind. And so is Charles Cobbs, the director of district safety and...

New faces in this year’s crop of Kyrene principals

Six new principals will be coming to Kyrene schools this year, as longtime leaders retire or move into new roles. Four of the new assignments involve Kyrene assistant principals who are advancing...

The Aztecs and Padres fall short in playoffs

Corona Men's Volleyball The Aztecs finished the regular season as the No. 10 seed and faced No.23 Maryvale in the 6A Conference Play-In on May 2. After defeating Maryvale 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-13)...

For legendary Corona family, another re-Peat

The Corona boys’ basketball program captured history in route to its four-peat from 2012- 2015, tying the state record for most ever in a top division. However, Corona has also seen a...

Padres softball pushes past midpoint in 4A ratings

The Marcos de Niza softball team, with a 10-4 overall and 3-3 section record, is ranked No. 20 out of 47 teams in the 4A conference. The Padres have one young player...

AZ Legislature wants sweeping school voucher plan, but do voters, who once crushed it?

Voters emphatically said no to school vouchers four years ago, yet the Arizona Legislature rammed through a sweeping school-voucher bill in July.
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