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Hopes are high around the Ironwood Ridge girls soccer program. The Nighthawk girls are coming off a playoff appearance and are off to a great start this season after winning the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic.
The Northwest Fire District has a new lifesaving device thanks to a grant. The fire district purchased a hydraulic extrication tool, which are used to free trapped motorists after a crash, thanks to a $20,868 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
The Arizona School Administrators has selected Dr. Doug Wilson, superintendent of the Marana Unified School District as the All Arizona Superintendent of the Year for Large Size District.
Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month.
Ann Meaders was there when the Marana Utilities Department started in 1997 and has seen the department grow as the town has grown. Meaders retired last week after 20 years of service to the town. The brief history of the department is inextricably linked to Meaders.
Arizona jumped out to a 26-4 lead and never looked back in a 101-64 win over Oakland University on Tuesday night. The 101 points is the most by the Wildcats in regulation since Sean Miller became head coach. The Wildcats scored 107 in a multiple overtime game in 2011.
The Tortolita Middle School 7th grade girls soccer team won the Northwest League Championship against Wilson Middle school thanks to a 3-1 win.
Two Marana area youth football teams advanced to the AYF National Championship games on Friday. The Marana Broncos Pee Wee and Jr. Midget teams both won their games in Kissimmee, Florida on Wednesday morning.
A list of movies being released this week. All movies coming out on Friday, December 12 unless otherwise noted.
On Tuesday we got the fall finale of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we got more questions than answers. Some characters are dead, others “dead” and a few more transformed.
It was obvious pretty early on that Arizona was vastly superior to Utah Valley on Tuesday night’s 87-56 win. The Wildcats won by 29 points and midway through the second half had doubled up the Wolverines 64-32. The lopsided nature of the game allowed Arizona to showcase their entire freshman class and it gave us glimpse of a bright future.
Ironwood Ridge returns nine seniors off of a 19-win team a year ago. With so much experience returning, the Nighthawks have a deep squad with good chemistry.
In the end the Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
The Marana Town Council approved use of funds for the Marana Heritage Park and changed some of the town’s policies on background checks during their meeting last Tuesday. The council also honored a longtime employee and heard feedback from the citizens’ forums.
The Town of Marana expanded their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, providing an event with a number of different attractions for families.
It has been a slow start to year two of the Mark Felix era at Ironwood Ridge. The Nighthawks’ first six losses all came by 10 points or less.
The Ironwood Ridge girls and boys soccer teams had easy wins against Casa Grande on Monday. The two teams won by a combined 19-1.
The Ironwood Ridge girls and Catalina Foothills boys soccer teams won the championship games of the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic on Saturday,
The Mountain Lions won their 1st tournament team title of the season with a great team effort this weekend at the Liberty High School Classic in Peoria , AZ.
T.J. McConnell scored six of his 12 points in overtime as Arizona beat No. 9 Gonzaga 66-63. The senior point guard had all of Arizona’s overtime points.
Oregon scored 17 points in the second quarter and scored on six of seven possessions to beat Arizona 51-13 to win the Pac-12 Championship game and wrap-up a spot in the College Football Playoff.
Arizona back-up quarterback Jerrard Randall saw extended action in the second half against Oregon.
Marana will hold their annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Saturday, December 6.
The Arizona football team is playing what is arguably their biggest game in school history when they take on Oregon in the Pac-12 Championship game tonight.
12 Ironwood Ridge and nine Mountain View players were named to the AIA All –Section team for Division II, Section V.
The Marana Town Council voted 6-1 to move forward with the implementation of a half-cent sales tax to fund the construction of a new police station, but it wasn’t without a lot of debate, verbal jousting and some tense moments.
This is the last year for Julie Walters as head coach of the Catalina Foothills boys soccer team and the Falcons want to make another run at a state title.
With so many stores opening with specials on Thanksgiving night, much of the luster and craziness has been taken away from “Black Friday.” Big-ticket electronic items had people waiting in line all across Tucson on Thursday night, which made things far less busy on Friday.
Over the course of 12 weeks, 17 Marana residents went through the Marana Police Department’s Citizen Police Academy and after 42 hours of instruction the group has a better understanding of what the various aspects of the department do.
Former Canyon Del Oro and current University of Arizona standout Jared Tevis was named to the first team Pac-12 All-Academic team. .
Broadway In Tucson is collaborating with UA Presents to bring Broadway’s best to Tucson. Three upcoming shows will allow UA Presents to brings “its own taste of Broadway this season.”
In an effort to make the event more memorable the town of Marana has made some changes to their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Marana Municipal Complex.
There is hardly an aspect of baseball in Marana that Allen Gillespie has not had his hand in. Gillespie has taken his love for the game and literally made it his life. He is truly Marana’s “Mr. Baseball.”
The Marana Unified School District, like most school districts, frowns upon bullying, violence and substance abuse. Unlike many districts MUSD is trying to go the extra mile to do something about it.
It was a busier than normal night at the Marana Town Council last Wednesday, and it could have been an even busier session had a council action agenda item not been taken off the board. As it was, the council held the first of two public hearings over the possibility of building a new police station.
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
The Winter Sports season traditionally begins with preseason Thanksgiving tournaments. Local teams saw action on Monday in both the Amphi Panther Soccer Invitational, the Boyd Baker Small School Tournament and the Mountain Lion shoot-out. The Marana soccer teams have fared very well in the Panther invitational and day one was no exception. The Tiger girls and boys each shut out Cholla on Monday. The Tiger boys surged in the second half to beat the Chargers 5-0.
20 years ago a handful of former Marana football players decided to get together and play a game on Thanksgiving. The original game was between players from two different graduating class with some serious bragging rights at stake. 20-years later it is a tradition open to any former Tiger letterman and coach.
Pallbearer’s latest offering “Foundations of Burden’ is heavy. Not “heavy” as in loud, fast and with gurgling vocals straight from a demon’s mouth. No it is, as good doom metal should be, slow and thick and with layers and layers of guitar. It gives sound to a slab of granite.
Less than two weeks after winning a state championship CDO cross country runner Bridgette Doucet has made her college selection. She will run for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
The winter sports season begins next week with a number of pre-season holiday tournaments. Here is a list of the tournaments that will feature NW area teams.
Wednesday morning was the last day of the early signing period for high school athletes to sign National Letters of Intent with four-year NCAA colleges. Five Ironwood Ridge athletes made it official with a signing day ceremony at the high school.
Canyon Del Oro High School senior Bridget Doucet finished her final season in cross country on top of the podium, winning the Division II State Championship. However, for any other runner, it may have been just the final race of her high school career, but for Doucet it capped off a marathon of not only becoming the best in her favorite sport, but also in defeating a yearlong battle against anorexia.
When Canyon Del Oro senior golfer Chris Meyers signed a national Letter of Intent to accept a golf scholarship from Stanford, he completed a lifelong dream to go to the school. Even a year ago signing with the Cardinal seemed unlikely.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.