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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.
FC Tucson and Major League Soccer have announced that five teams will take part in the 2015 Desert Friendlies and that an updated group of six teams will compete in the 2015 FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup.
Earlier this month 13 Oro Valley Dolphin football players were honored at a scholarship luncheon for the Tucson Youth Football and Spirit Federation.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have named former University of Arizona standout Chip Hale as the team's seventh manager, as announced by D-backs Chief Baseball Officer Tony La Russa.
Hale, 49, has 28 years of professional baseball experience comprised of 16 seasons in a managerial/coaching capacity. He enjoyed a 12-year playing career highlighted by 7 seasons in the Majors.
Hale spent 10 seasons in the D-backs organization from 2000-09, including the final 3 seasons as the D-backs Third Base & Infield Coach from 2007-09 under Bob Melvin. In his eight seasons as a Major League coach, his teams won 3 division titles (NL West with D-backs in 2007 and AL West with A's in 2012-13) and earned a Wild Card berth (2014). Following his first stint with the D-backs, he went on to serve as the New York Mets' Third Base & Infield Coach in 2010-11 and the Oakland A's Bench Coach from 2012-14, where he was reunited with Melvin
Two candidates are running for the open seat on Pima Community College’s Board of Governors, each promising to repair the college’s credibility after Pima has faced probation by its accrediting body, acknowledged sexual harassment of employees by a former chancellor, and falling enrollment.
(BPT) - From the best skylines to the worst drivers, the list of distinctions bestowed upon cities is endless; but it’s the honor of hairiest havens that will have people scratching their chins.
Former Ironwood Ridge multi-sport standout Jake Matthews made his first collegiate start on Friday, starting at linebacker for the University of Arizona in their 58-13 win over UNLV.
Marana running back Bradley Gonzales knew that he was going to be a focal part of the offense this season, but he probably envisioned himself sharing some of those duties with fellow senior Travis Howard. Now with Howard’s season in jeopardy, the senior running back knows a lot of pressure is squarely on his shoulders.
Andy Litten knew when he took the Marana coaching job that it would not be a quick fix. Inheriting a zero-win team, was not easy, but changing the culture that begun to accept losing. After two successful seasons, which the Tigers have won nine games in the last two seasons after winning just eight the previous four seasons, the goal is simple; get to the postseason.
Little League softball usually takes a back seat to Little League baseball, but it is hard to argue with the track record of success at Thornydale Little League. The league based out of Arthur Pack Park has been dominant.
Mountain View has hired new baseball and softball coaches for the 2014-15 season.
Former CDO standout Ian Kinsler appeared in Tuesday Night’s Major League All-Star game, which his American League squad won 5-3.
Aaron Vaughn may be a professional baseball player, but his life is a little less than glamorous. The former Pusch Ridge hurler is currently playing in the Gulf Coast League, one of the lowest levels of minor league baseball.
(Family Features) As many busy women know, a daily beauty regimen requires effort and time, but it also has a significant payoff. Keeping your outward appearance healthy and youthful inspires confidence — a glow everyone around you can see.
CDO baseball standout Gabe Benavides will continue his baseball career after he graduates next spring. The Dorado hurler has verbally committed to Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
Oro Valley resident Abe Grijalva was named the new softball coach at Flowing Wells last week. Grijalva, the longtime softball coach for Douglas High School, semi-retired to Oro Valley after 30 years at Douglas, 17 coaching softball.
As a child, John Faruolo’s friends flocked to his house to play wiffle ball. Decades later, nothing has changed, though the facilities have been upgraded.
Former CDO and University of Arizona baseball standout Shelly Duncan is one of two new assistant coaches.
Former Pusch Ridge and recent Northwest Nazarene graduate Aaron Vaughn has agreed to a free agent contract with the Gulf Coast League Astros, the Rookie League affiliate of the Houston Astros. He reported to Kissimmee, Florida to sign start his professional career earlier this week.
A four-day wrestling camp would be tough enough, but set it outdoors and make the participants camp out can make things extra difficult. If that’s not enough, add a whitewater rafting trip and a two-day van ride from Arizona to Colorado.
Fans of the CBS reality show “Big Brother” will have a hometown hero to root for this upcoming season. 23-year-old Tucsonan, Christine Brecht, was selected to be among the 16 hopefuls participating for a big cash prize in this year’s competition. Brecht has already been whisked away from her friends and family, shut off from the outside world, and prepared for her TV debut.
(Family Features) Summer brings to mind all-American activities like fireworks, picnics, baseball and BBQs - and the light, refreshing treats that go hand-in-hand with these treasured past times.
Former Ironwood Ridge standout Michael Neufeldt will be a part of the initial recruiting classes at Benedictine University at Mesa. Neufeldt has committed to play volleyball for the school next year. The school is just starting up an athletics program.
University of Arizona baseball player Bobby Dalbec was named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American as selected by Collegiate Baseball, it was announced on Wednesday.
(BPT) - Summer is a great time to ramp up your physical fitness routine and get in shape for beach season. You’re probably looking for ways to improve not only your workout, but achieve your fitness goals as well. To maximize the effectiveness of your fitness routine, you’ll need some summer fitness gear to kick off your workout and keep going strong. Be sure you’ve updated your workout gear to include the following: