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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...
AIA suspends sports for 2 weeks
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AIA suspends sports for 2 weeks

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By Zach Alvira AFN Sports Editor The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Monday it was postponing all spring high school sports through Saturday, March 28 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision...
Mesa wrestlers dominate at state meet
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Mesa wrestlers dominate at state meet

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By Brittany Bowyer, Tribune Contributing Writer Hundreds of wrestlers from all over Arizona flocked to the Findlay Toyota Event Center in Prescott Valley for the 2020 AIA State Wrestling Championships.  In one of the most...
Dobson girls aiming for region title, playoffs
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Dobson girls aiming for region title, playoffs

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By Brittany Bowyer, Tribune Contributing Writer The Dobson High School girls basketball team came out of the gate hot this season and have yet to slow down as the Mustangs are looking to make a statement in the 6A conference. ...
Local flag football teams compete in Florida at nationals
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Local flag football teams compete in Florida at nationals

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By Zach Alvira Arizonan Sports Editor   East Valley youth flag football teams traveled across the country to Florida this week to play in several national championship games.  The Elite, a team made up of 11 and...