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This is a film that normally would make for easy discard by critics and moviegoers alike; a simplistic story about four troubled New Jersey youths growing up, each trying to make it big and get out of their neighborhood for good. Many could argue that with a plot and movie conclusion already predetermined, all that’s left is for some feel-good music to be thrown in to break up the dialogue--and keep impatient audiences awake. Fortunately, despite criticism from film experts to the contrary, director Clint Eastwood’s latest movie works. In fact, “Jersey Boys” doesn’t just work, it rock and rolls.
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona and the Ricki Rarick Junior Golf Program will be hosting its annual Tucson City Junior Championship at The Randolph Golf Complex, competing on the Dell Urich Golf Course and the Randolph North Golf Course, on May 28 and 29. The tournament is sponsored by the Tucson Conquistadores, longtime supporters of the JGAA and youth sports. Over 200 of the finest junior golfers, ages 6-18 are expected to tee it up. Tee times begin at 6:30 AM on both days and the event is open for spectators.
Even with difficult course conditions, the Canyon Del Oro golf team rallied together to finish third in the Division II state championship on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25-26, at Aguila Golf Course.
Hannah Betton, a camp helper, leads the horse Chief with 8-year-old rider Frankie Delong.
Frankie Delong, 8 years old, fixes his helmet before heading out to ride his horse Chief.
Winning the Cowboy up Baseball Invitational earlier in the year, and defeating rival Canyon Del Oro, 18-6, seemed like good building blocks for the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks baseball team (8-2) in their quest to go deep into the 2013 playoffs.
Ironwood Ridge’s Frankie Ortiz makes it safely back to first as Gabe Benavides fields a pickoff attempt.
Each year the Town of Marana holds signature events. These are staples of the community and are a great way to experience all the town has to offer.
“Killing Them Softly” is about as far away from a feel-good movie that you’ll likely get this year. Relentlessly violent and candidly cynical in tone, this is easily among the angriest cinematic representations of 21st century America. But beyond its precipitous bleakness, does the film at least leave us with an encouraging, hopeful message? Nope, there’s no light at the end of this tunnel here. It’s just utter darkness from start to finish.
CDO won the East Valley Shoot Out at Bear Creek Golf Course in Chandler after posting a team score of nine-under par (419). CDO led second place Chandler Hamilton High School by three shots, two-under par to one-over par, after the first day of competition.
Six golfers represented the CDO boys' golf team at the Dobson Ranch Invitational. They are (left to right): Eric Wu, Frankie Wu, Jaime Waltmire, Chris Meyers, Austin France and Daniel Rowland.
Canyon Del Oro participated in the Dobson Ranch Invitational on Oct. 5-6, placing fourth as a team against 21 other schools from Division I and II.
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados are a big favorite to win Division II at the state golf tournament, and the talented senior golfer Jaime Waltmire is a big reason for that.
Twenty teams from eight states and Canada competed in the Antigua National High School Invitational on Sept. 7-8 at the McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale.
The Canyon Del Oro boys’ golf team looks to have another promising year ahead. The talent-packed team, led by Jaime Waltmire, has started the season out strong, commencing with a solid showing in Division II play at the Alta Mesa Golf Cup, which ran from Aug. 24-25.
The Canyon Del Oro golf team tied for eighth place during two days of competition at the McCormick Ranch Pine Course in Scottsdale last week.
Nationally renowned entertainers such as Roy Clark, the Smothers Brothers and Frankie Avalon visit SaddleBrooke on a regular basis, and the community’s residents line up in droves to see the sold-out performances. If you don’t live in SaddleBrooke and are unaware of its magnificent theater at the DesertView Performing Arts Center, maybe it’s time to check out a show. And yes, tickets are available to non-residents and always have been.
Yaqui carvings of wooden faces form a new show opening Saturday, July 11, at Tohono Chul Park.
Upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural events.
A large trophy — but no cash — awaits 11-year-old golfer Frankie Wu upon winning San Diego’s Callaway Junior World Championship, from July 15 to19.
June 8, 2005 - Callista Balko got the University of Arizona softball team a quarter of the way to a win in the NCAA world series, Adrienne Acton got the rest. Balko and Acton, former Northwest stars from Canyon Del Oro and Marana high schools, respectively, provided the offense for the Wildcats in the team's dramatic 3-2 win over California in 12 innings on June 4 in Oklahoma City.
The high school that tore the Amphitheater school district apart received its first students Aug. 9, more than two years behind schedule.