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After two tough games to open the season, Ironwood Ridge had a bit of a breather Friday night as they beat Glendale Apollo 56-13.
No games on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday, but there is still a full slate of games, including the start of swimming, volleyball and cross country.
Coming off a state title, it was going to be tough for Ironwood Ridge to duplicate their success in 2013. The Nighthawks returned to the playoffs, but did not make a deep run like they did before.
The high school football season is less than two weeks away, with the bulk of the teams getting started a week later. Here is a week by week schedule of the Northwest teams.
This Sunday night’s 86th Academy Awards show on ABC should be one of the most exciting in recent years. Last year’s awkward host Seth MacFarlane has been replaced by daytime talker Ellen DeGeneres, making her second appearance. This year, we also have at least a handful of great films all competing for the 8.5- pound golden statuette.
1. The White House relaxes another ObamaCare rule
(CNN) -- Astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American to orbit Earth, died Thursday, NASA said. He was 88.
Each year when inner-district rivals Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge face off, the stands are packed, expectations are high and the energy level couldn’t be higher.
Sixteen schools brought 25 teams to the Duel in the Desert at Marana Middle School for the 4th annual Falcon Football Jamboree.
After capturing the Division II State Championship last year, the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will look to rebuild this year, returning only one starter out of 22 spots from the 2012 season.
The Pima Community College men’s basketball team 6-13 (1-10 in conference) couldn’t keep up with Cochise College in its 99-56 loss on Wednesday at the West Campus.
The third time is the charm for 83-year-old Jim Rosel, resident at Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living in Oro Valley, who is retiring for the third time from his career of engineering.
The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (6-11, 1-8 in conference) couldn’t close the gap in the second half as the Aztecs lost 80-45 to Mesa Community College on Wednesday at the West Campus.
The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (6-9, 1-6 in conference) couldn’t hold on to its lead and had to fight to keep the game close against Scottsdale Community College on Wednesday. It fell short in its 65-63 lost at the West Campus.
When the 2012 season was first getting under way, Ironwood Ridge Coach Matt Johnson and the Nighthawk players were clear on their goals. The first was to get past the semifinals in the state playoffs, a round they failed to win for three straight seasons. The second goal was to win it all and become the Division II State Champions.
First, the opening kickoff is returned 95 yards for a touchdown. Then, the defense yields a 70-yard scoring drive for another touchdown.
Jake Vartanian became a third rushing threat for the Nighthawks as they overcame a first-quarter deficit to defeat Apollo 42-30. They will play in the semi-finals Friday.
Julian Figueroa carries the ball in a game against Glendale Apollo on Nov. 9.
As Ironwood Ridge quarterback Tyler Williams put it, “Someone had to pay for last week.”
Ironwood Ridge running back Anthony Braunreiter breaks away from two Prescott defenders during the first round of playoffs Friday night. The Nighthawks won 52-14 and will face Apollo at home this week.
The men’s basketball team (1-0) defeated Impact Academy (Nevada) 113-103 on Friday in its opening game of the regular season as part of the Eastern Arizona Tournament in Thatcher.
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks put on a dominating performance in round one of the Division II state playoffs, defeating the Prescott Badgers 52-14.