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EV school swim coach loses life to COVID-19
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EV school swim coach loses life to COVID-19

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Kerry Croswhite, who spent the 15 years as the head swim coach and assistant softball coach at Chandler High School, passed away July 21 after nearly a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was...
Virus pops up at schools as AIA explores options
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Virus pops up at schools as AIA explores options

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor As football programs across the East Valley try to carefully navigate through summer workouts, some have fallen victim to COVID-19 infections among players. Tempe Union High School District...
Red Mtn. plays it safe, suspends football workouts
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Red Mtn. plays it safe, suspends football workouts

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor As football programs across the East Valley adjust to limitations surrounding summer workouts, Red Mountain head football coach Mike Peterson elected to suspend his program’s camp for two...
High school athletes preparing to take to the field
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High school athletes preparing to take to the field

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association on Thursday announced its recommendations for schools to begin welcoming student-athletes back on campus for summer workouts in phases and Mesa athletes...
Rangers’ Woodward focuses on outreach
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Rangers’ Woodward focuses on outreach

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By Cole Bailey Cronkite News The 2019 season was Chris Woodward’s first as manager of the Texas Rangers, but his leadership style was years in the making. He was looking forward to employing more of those lessons in his second...
Little League cancellation emotional for players, parents
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Little League cancellation emotional for players, parents

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The coronavirus pandemic at one point put the entire world on pause. Restaurants were forced to transition to takeout and delivery, retail stores were closed and all sporting events were...
Desert Ridge’s Dante Smith a force despite limited experience
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Desert Ridge’s Dante Smith a force despite limited experience

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Dante Smith Jr. spent years as a child begging his parents to allow him to play tackle football, but they wouldn’t budge. The youngest of four kids, his mother, Marie, was afraid of the...
Athletes staying active despite lost season
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Athletes staying active despite lost season

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The spring track season was supposed to be special for Highland senior Zach Schroeder. He had already shown his speed and skill on the football field, leading the Hawks with 33 receptions for...
Quarterbacks find outlets while exercising precaution
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Quarterbacks find outlets while exercising precaution

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Arizona’s rise as one of the premier destinations for college coaches searching for next-level quarterbacks doesn’t come as a surprise to players or coaches. It’s been one of the main...
Mesa Little Leagues postpone season until May
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Mesa Little Leagues postpone season until May

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor The coronavirus has impacted sports at every level, including Little League baseball and softball leagues across the East Valley. Little League International announced play would be suspended...