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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...
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...