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Desert Ridge’s Jada Blake used volleyball as an escape
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Desert Ridge’s Jada Blake used volleyball as an escape

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By Noah Velasco Tribune Contributing Writer It’s a close game between the Desert Ridge and Corona del Sol junior varsity volleyball teams. The Jaguars need just two points to secure their first victory over the Aztecs at the...
New region, same goal for Red Mountain
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New region, same goal for Red Mountain

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By Tyler Rohlfs Tribune Contributing Writer The Red Mountain High School football team is preparing to make another playoff push this pandemic-shortened season. Last year the Mountain Lions finished the season 12-2 while posting...
Eastmark High unveils football program
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Eastmark High unveils football program

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By Brandon Jones Cronkite News Eastmark High School, which officially opened last August in Mesa’s fastest growing community, is expected to have a smooth transition into the AIA’s 3A Conference. Optimism surrounds the Queen...
Fall League’s cancellation viewed as a loss
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Fall League’s cancellation viewed as a loss

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By Harry Croton Cronkite News News of MLB’s decision to cancel the 2020 Arizona Fall League season left some players reminiscing on how the experience shaped their bond with the game. While there had been speculation about the...
Pandemic may help Arizona athletes’ recruitment chances
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Pandemic may help Arizona athletes’ recruitment chances

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By Brandon Jones Cronkite News Many high school seniors competing in fall sports have aspirations to play in college and the pandemic may have helped their dreams. For those in states where sports are on pause, that goal might be...
Expectations high for Mtn. View swim as season begins
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Expectations high for Mtn. View swim as season begins

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor Mountain View’s girls swimming program found itself among the top-three teams in the state last season after both the Division I final and Meet of Champions. With a slew of returning star...
AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin
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AIA adjusts metric, clears way for football to begin

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By Zach Alvira Tribune Sports Editor After months of speculation, worry, optimism and most importantly, stress surrounding the Arizona high school football season, it seems all systems are a go. The Arizona Interscholastic...
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...