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The Mountain Vipers are this year’s 2011 Arizona State Babe Ruth champs in the 15-and-under division. Team members are, back row from left, Jared Cochran, Eric Mercer, Assistant Coach Mark Henschell, Manager Anthony Chavez, Assistant Coach Jeff Wheeler, Austin Cooper, Jared Guizzetti and Eric Poole; and front row from left, Colton Wheeler, Brandon Hyatt, Chase Bishop, Taylor Balsino, Dylan Henschell, Miko Simental, Diego Moreno and Morgan Flores.
Explorer reader Kevin Skuta saw this mountain lion on top of a saguaro while at Theodore Roosevelt Lake a few weeks ago.
Clouds floated among the jagged peaks of Pusch Ridge on the Santa Catalina Mountains on a recent autumn day. Light rain fell across parts of the Northwest Monday night and Tuesday morning, bringing the prospect of cooler weather.
Dave Perry/The Explorer, Clouds floated among the jagged peaks of Pusch Ridge on the Santa Catalina Mountains on a recent autumn day. Light rain fell across parts of the Northwest Monday night and Tuesday morning, bringing the prospect of cooler weather.
Former Mountain View and Marana basketball coach Mike Dyer dedicates the veterans’ memorial bench at Mountain View High School.
In addition to honoring veterans from all five branches of the armed services, the veterans’ memorial at Mountain View offers a bench where people can reflect on the veterans in their own lives.
Wayne Meggersee took this photo early in the morning at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains facing north.The desert green shows change in the foreground that winter is coming.
Mountain View’s appeal of their one-year probation was denied by the Arizona Interscholastic Association on Wednesday, meaning the Mountain Lions will not participate in the 2015 postseason.
Members of the Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge honor Sept. 11 with local firefighters. Pictured, Sam Capuano, left, Cpt. Kyle Goodrich, lodge members Barbara Hoag, Ellen Nelson, Kathy Peters, Gary Schoebel, and Pete Paddock.
The Mountain View boys golf team finished third in a four-team match on Tuesday. Salpointe won the match with a 156, 11 strokes better than Buena. Sunnyside was fourth with 224.
Justice Summerset made the most of his first start at quarterback, amassing over 350 yards and leading Mountain View to a 53-2 win over rival Marana.
The AZ Top Gun engineering team from Mountain View, Taylor Parra, Erin Stone, David Ogden, Mariah Desmarais and AJ Del Conte, show off the first place award they won at the state Real World Challenge competition. Not pictured, Gregory Wilburn.
At the midpoint of the year - on July 1 - the Mountain Vista Fire District will become what it calls “fully operational” by adding 33 firefighters to its full time staff.
Oro Valley resident Wayne Meggersee took this photo from the car park at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. in Oro Valley at the end of a working day. "I still cannot believe I work in such a spectacular environment. As captured in this photo of spring flowers coupled with the wonderful view of the Santa Catalina Mountains."
Neither the Mountain View baseball or softball team appear headed for the playoffs, but both teams are still battling hard down the stretch. Both got decisive wins against a Phoenix area opponent on Tuesday.
The Mountain View boys basketball team will have a new coach next season. Longtime coach Mike Parillo resigned his position the school announced on Monday.
The Mountain View softball team got their bats going in the middle innings and beat Palo Verde 10-0 in five innings.
The Mountain View baseball team halted a two-game skid with a 6-2, come from behind win over Maricopa on Tuesday afternoon.
The Mountain View High School wrestling team finished runner-up in the D-II state tournament.
While hiking the upper javelina trail in Dove Mountain, Joel Petrass and his family came across this giant, multi-armed saguaro.