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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.
Two area wrestlers won their weight classes at Flowing Wells Invitational, annually one of the one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the state.
Ironwood Ridge’s Danny Vega is the odds-on favorite to win the 113-pound state title next month, but the work he did over the summer is just as impressive, if not more so. Vega won the “triple crown” of wrestling by winning three distinctly different national championship tournaments.
Casa Grande won a huge game against the Marana girls basketball team 67-56 and now control their own destiny in Division II, Section VI. The Cougars and Tucson High are both undefeated in sectional play. Marana and Mountain View are tied for second.
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.
Coronado Little League has become Oro Valley Little League. In early December, the executive board voted unanimously to make the name change to better reflect their demographics.
There is a lot of wrestling talent in the northwest part of Tucson, with a number of teams that can make some noise at state.
The Oro Valley Marketplace was set alight with the bright faces of hundreds of children and their parents, each anticipating the arrival of the big man in red himself.
The Board of Coronado Little League unanimously approved a new name for the league. The league is now known as Oro Valley Little League or OVLL.
Singers from Ironwood Ridge High School perform a musical number as one of the many performance at the event, which also included students from Canyon Del Oro High School.
This is the last year for Julie Walters as head coach of the Catalina Foothills boys soccer team and the Falcons want to make another run at a state title.
The Southern Arizona male and female high school golfers with the lowest adjusted scoring average have been announced. Averages for each competitive round played by each high school golfer were computed and adjusted for the course rating and slope of the courses played.
Join the Oro Valley community for a festive evening of live entertainment, activities for children, free refreshments, the lighting of the OV Holiday Tree and a special appearance by Santa on a Golder Ranch Fire truck. The event will be held Friday, Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Oro Valley Marketplace (on the southwest corner of Oracle & Tangerine).
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love. Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
Wednesday morning was the last day of the early signing period for high school athletes to sign National Letters of Intent with four-year NCAA colleges. Five Ironwood Ridge athletes made it official with a signing day ceremony at the high school.
A little over a year ago, I wrote an article for The Explorer entitled: “In OV, we’re proud of our young people, and we want them to know it.” The inspiration behind that piece was my ongoing commitment to the youth in our community, and the responsibilities we have to ensure they are engaged and recognized.
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.
Be a part of the 10th Annual Oro Valley Holiday Parade. Now is the time to show support for the town that you love! Everyone is invited to either be a participant or a spectator. It is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 13, at 9:30 a.m. and will last 90 minutes. This year’s parade will be celebrating the Community of Oro Valley.
A number of Northwest area athletes have committed to play their sports at the college level. Wednesday was the first day they could sign Letters of Intent/
The school auditorium was packed last week at Ironwood Ridge High School with students, military veterans and local dignitaries as the school’s Veterans Heritage Project Club honored seven local WWII veterans.
On Tuesday, we honored our veterans on Veterans Day. We, as a country, take this day to pay respect to those men and women who have served honorable in the U.S. military. It is important that we take time to pay tribute to those who sacrificed for us.
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state Cross Country championship on Saturday.
Ironwood Ridge High School junior Kyle Taylor speaks during the Veterans Heritage Project Club’s assembly last week, which honored the veterans who helped out with the club’s project. For the past four years, the club has interview and compiled stories about local veterans.