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Ironwood Ridge sophomore Dillon Kennedy’s team-mandated mohawk is temporary, scheduled to grow out before he applies to med school.
Dorado senior Dillon Davidson outruns a Catalina Foothills defender during the third quarter of last week’s game.
Canyon Del Oro’s Dillon Davidson finds himself doing a headstand after a catch against the Catalina Foothills Falcons Thursday night. CDO won 27-11.
Luke Davis/The Explorer, Marana swimmers rally around assistant coach Kim Dillon, before the start of practice last week.
CDO lineman Jason Vartaninan (42) blocks Ironwood Ridge lineman Scott Simmons (45) as Dorado senior Dillon Davidson carries the ball through the hole during Friday night’s game at CDO.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Canyon Del Oro student Dillon Graves looks at Tim Gort's medal prior to the graduation ceremony Tuesday night.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Dillon Mares, 14, enjoyed a chair massage from Cyndi Hyatt at Vital Medical Center and Spa during Saturday's grand opening event.
photos by Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Mountain View High School’s Dillon Molinar chips out of the rough onto the green on the first hole at the Oro Valley Country Club last week.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer,Ironwood Ridge High School junior Dillon Kennedy dominated his Kingman opponent 6-0, 6-0.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Dillon Kennedy of Tucson returns a volley against Greg Haugen of Austin during their first match of the tournament held at the Hilton on Tuesday. The youth tournament stretches through Jan. 7.
Don Boorse/Special to The Explorer, Mountain View's Dillon Davidson (21) picks up yardage during Friday night's game against Marana. The Lions went on to win, 35-0.
Canyon Del Oro High School finished third in the Arizona Academic Decathlon, placing first in the overall Super Quiz competition.
Sept. 22, 2004 - -One race up; one record down. It didn't take long for the Madison Hill era to get off to a fast start as the freshman swimmer, in her very first meet, sent waves through the Marana High School record books.
October 4, 2006 - Walking into Wade McLean Pool on Sept. 27, one would expect to find the bubbly and equally boisterous members of the Marana High School swim team.
Tyler D’Amore, the three-year starting quarterback who led Southern Arizona quarterbacks in yardage this season, is the 5A Southern Region offensive player of the year.
On homecoming night at Canyon Del Oro High School, the Dorados’ senior football players gave the crowd something to cheer about, beating the Marana Tigers, 41-21.
The Marana High School swim team has come a long way from its early beginnings as a summer team that used homemade contraptions of styrofoam and rope from The Home Depot as lane markers.
Last week, the Oro Valley Police Department congratulated almost 30 people for completing its citizen’s academy.
Can Canyon Del Oro be the powerhouse it’s grown accustom to being without the running talent of Ka’Deem Carey? Coaches and players preparing for the new season think so.
Ironwood Ridge 60, Rincon 13
Canyon Del Oro 56, Tucson 3
A host of local prep programs have brought home shimmering state championship trophies in the past several weeks, giving the traditionally dominant Phoenix-area schools something to think about in the upcoming seasons.
June 8, 2005 - When Lindsey Russenberger was 6, the pool wasn't always the safest place. More than 13 years later, however, it may very well be her second home.
The following all deal with Arizona, and all but one are by local authors.