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The Arizona Interscholastic Association released their soccer playoff brackets and five area teams qualified for the state soccer playoffs in Division II and III.
Although the Mountain View boys soccer team was in no danger of missing the state playoffs, they left no doubt when they clinched an automatic berth by beating Ironwood Ridge 2-1 and winning the sectional championship.
On Jan. 20 the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years, but those new placements are hardly set in stone. In addition to the normal appeals process, the AIA informed schools on Friday that they would be looking over the data one more time to make sure the placements were correct and some changes were made Monday morning.
The craft beer craze takes center stage in Tucson next month, as the Old Pueblo preps for an onslaught of visitors, special events and beer-centric celebrations.
After taking the weekend to review the data, the AIA announced new, revised Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentative as there is still an appeal process.
The AIA announced new Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentative as their is still an appeal process.
On Tuesday the Arizona Interscholastic Association unveiled the initial division placement for schools and team sports for the next three school years.
Two area wrestlers won their weight classes at Flowing Wells Invitational, annually one of the one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the state.
Saguaro National Park is offering a variety of hikes and talks this winter that explore the park’s wonderful natural and cultural histories. Program listings also are available on the park’s website, www.nps.gov/sagu, or on Facebook. Interpretive programs are free, but park entrance fees apply. Program schedules are subject to change; call the visitor centers for updates or reservations.
Seven area athletes signed to play baseball or softball with Pima College on Thursday. They were part of a group of 25 athletes to at the Pima District Office on Thursday to formally sign their commitments for the 2016 season.
Former CDO standout Shelley Duncan was named the manager of the Hillsboro Hops, the Single-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Duncan, who retired from baseball last year. He was set to be a volunteer assistant at the University of Arizona before taking the position within the Diamondbacks organization.
Happy New Year! We're pleased to announce an exciting spring season of events at the Poetry Center. Below is a sampling of what we've lined up for you, and you can learn more about the whole season by visiting our calendar of events.
(NAPSI)—The millennials are coming. Or rather, they are traveling. The United Nations estimates that 20 percent of all international tourists these days are young people. This translates to 200 million travelers.
Two Catalina Foothills robotics teams took home top awards at the 2014 Arizona First Lego League (FLL) Championship, held at Arizona State University on Dec. 13.
I was reminded why my job is so cool, and what an interesting year it has been, while covering Marana’s Egg Nog Jog on New Years morning. While I was not thrilled to be working at 8:30 on New Year’s Day, there are a lot of things worse than shooting photographs on a brisk winter morning.
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Inside Tucson Business and Tucson Local Media are still accepting nominations for the 2015 Women of Influence event.
On Saturday, Dec. 6, at about 11:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. 1st Ave. in response to an assault. The victim, a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, told police that at about 11:40 a.m., he was standing in front of the store and ringing a bell. At that point, a man parked his car near the entrance, got out of his car and walked toward him screaming profanities, calling him a pedophile and told him to stop staring at his daughter. The victim told the man he was not staring at his daughter. The man then spit on the victim, and then used both hands to push him and knocked him to the ground. The victim said he threw his bell at the man as he got in his car and drove away. Police watched surveillance footage that showed the incident and a witness gave them the license plate number to the suspect’s car. Later that day, police went to the suspect’s house but at that time, were unable to make contact with the man. The victim said he wanted to prosecute in this case.
For those looking to enjoy some golfing in the next week, a 18-hole golf tournament will take place on Saturday, Dec. 27 at Quail Canyon Golf Course.
After reading the Explorer this past week, I was absolutely shocked to learn about the upcoming vote by our city council to purchase the El Conquistador Golf Club. I don’t know what our city council is thinking but obviously they are totally oblivious to all the golf clubs across the country having financial difficulties and that includes Arizona and Oro Valley. Might I point out the financial distress for The Gallery, Stone Canyon, Vistoso, Oro Valley CC - and the list goes on and on? And why the secrecy and rush to purchase? It was stated that a survey of 500 people (really? only 500 people in the entire city of Oro Valley?) indicated a desire for a “community center”. Who are these 500 people? Where do they live? For something this important, a survey of the entire city should have been taken.
Let me first state that I am absolutely opposed to the acquisition of the El Conquistador property. I am also in disagreement that Oro Valley needs a community center as one of its top priorities. Lastly, I am shocked that a decision of this magnitude including financial impact to our community is allowed two weeks for input.
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.
Prince Elementary School kindergartener Malaysia Tatum tries on one of the 200 pairs of shoes that was donated along side 450 hoodies during the Canyon Del Oro High School football team’s annual hoodie drive. TEP donated $2,500 along with numerous other goodies for the students.