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AIA board reverses course, allows winter sports
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AIA board reverses course, allows winter sports

January 19th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Just days after voting to cancel the winter sports season amid the surge in COVID-19, the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board voted reversed its decision Jan. 12. The 5-4...
Mesa OKs installation of turf fields at 2 schools
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Mesa OKs installation of turf fields at 2 schools

January 12th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The Mesa Public Schools District Governing Board voted in favor of artificial turf fields to be installed at two of its schools for the 2021 school year. The vote took place during the...
AIA pushes back start of winter sports to Jan. 18
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AIA pushes back start of winter sports to Jan. 18

January 5th, 2021 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association is pushing back the winter sports season for a second time, moving from a Jan. 5 to Jan. 18 start. The decision comes amid a continuing surge in...
Mesa native Jagger Eaton enjoying success at young age
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Mesa native Jagger Eaton enjoying success at young age

December 27th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor When Mesa-native Jagger Eaton first picked up a skateboard at 4 years old, the sport seemed to come natural to him. He spent time learning how to ride with his older brother, Jett, and his...
East Valley athletes overcome adversity to sign with colleges
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East Valley athletes overcome adversity to sign with colleges

December 20th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The coronavirus pandemic took its toll on the entire high school sports landscape this year, forcing cancellations, team quarantines and a shortened fall season. The pandemic also took its...
Fall wrap: Mesa teams struggle to qualify for postseason
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Fall wrap: Mesa teams struggle to qualify for postseason

December 15th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The fall sports season has officially come to an end for all Mesa schools, as they all managed to navigate through the COVID-19 pandemic with few issues. Some programs saw success that led to...
Westwood football player embracing challenge of bone cancer
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Westwood football player embracing challenge of bone cancer

December 8th, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Whenever Edward DeLuna Jr. feels defeated from his battle with bone cancer, he thinks of two of the things he loves the most: football and his late grandmother. Football is a sport Edward and...
Football roundup: Mesa teams left out of 2020 playoffs
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Football roundup: Mesa teams left out of 2020 playoffs

December 1st, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The 2020 high school football season is nearing its conclusion – a feat many might deem incredible given the uncertain circumstances the pandemic created. Aside from Red Mountain, which was...
Scottsdale, Gilbert men elected into PGA office
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Scottsdale, Gilbert men elected into PGA office

November 23rd, 2020 | by Editorial Staff
By Zach Alvira Sports Editor Two local golf advocates from Scottsdale and Gilbert have been elected into office for the Professional Golf Association of America, the world’s most prestigious organization for the classic game....
Mesa cross country teams finish unprecedented season
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Mesa cross country teams finish unprecedented season

November 22nd, 2020 | by Mesa Tribune Staff
By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The 2020 pandemic-shortened cross country season has officially come to a close, a major accomplishment in the eyes of many. There was an overwhelming feeling of relief at Crossroads Park on...