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Storms affected every football game in Southern Arizona last Friday. There was not a single game in the area that was not delayed or postponed. Two games, CDO/Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge/ Scottsdale Christian did not resume that night.
The Pusch Ridge and Mountain View football teams were both in action on Friday night, but each had different results.
Friday night means a full slate of football games involving Northwest Teams. The highlight of the schedule is the rivalry match-up between Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
Glendale’s Joy Christian won the field position battle and made a smart tactical move and that led to their 28-6 road win over Pusch Ridge Christian last Friday night.
Scottsdale-based Taser International has seen about a 35 percent increase in its stock price since the Ferguson, Mo., riots boosted interest in police wearing body cameras, one of the company’s products.
The impact of Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale will be viewed heavily through an economic lens, and while many will look at the scoreboard or tax dollars for results Wayne Kostroski will be measuring the outcome by the number of needy people he feeds.
High School sports schedule for the Northwest Teams, Marana, Mountain View, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO and Pusch Ridge. Weather will most likely wipe out Monday's golf matches.
Pusch Ridge’s home opener was spoiled by Glendale’s Joy Christian 28-6. The Lions dropped to 1-1 on the season, while Joy Christian improved to 2-0.
Five of the six Northwest area football teams were ranked in their respecitve top-10 of the ACS Football rankings.
No games on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday, but there is still a full slate of games, including the start of swimming, volleyball and cross country.
BASIS Oro Valley and BASIS Tucson North both ranked highly in Newsweek’s new national high school rankings.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has announced Jeffrey Schott as its new spa director at the Sonoran Spa. Along with this new hire, Westward Look has additionally named 3-year associate Christopher McLaren as the new catering sales manager.
JW Marriott Starr Pass has announced Russ Bond as its new General Manager. Along with Bond, Dan Carraher has been hired as the new Director of Sales and Marketing, and John Strong has been appointed as Director of Events.
The high school football season is less than two weeks away, with the bulk of the teams getting started a week later. Here is a week by week schedule of the Northwest teams.
Christine Jones decided to get into politics after retiring from her job as general counsel for GoDaddy.com, the Scottsdale-based Internet giant that licenses domain names. Jones started working for the company in 2002, when it was still a start-up with a few dozen employees and left after it was sold in 2011.
Senior designated player Kelsey Rodriguez has been named the Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year for the sport of softball, the conference announced Wednesday.
Seven Wildcats were named Pac-12 all-academic, highlighted by Kelsey Rodriguez’s first-team selection. Chelsea Suitos was named to the second team while Nancy Bowling, former CDO standout Kenzie Fowler, Chelsea Goodacre, Courtney Rodriguez and Lauren Young received honorable mentions.
A recent report from the U.S. News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the best high schools in the country and Arizona has three schools in the top ten, a feat accomplished by no other state.
(BPT) - With the aftershocks of the massive Target data breach still being felt, consumers are now more vigilant than ever when it comes to perusing their card and bank statements on the watch for suspicious activity. But consumers don’t want to go it alone; a recent Infosys study found 82 percent of consumers want, and even expect, their banks to help detect inconsistencies or irregularities in their accounts that could be indicative of fraud.
Aztecs men's golf took 6th place with a team score of 603 (310-293) in the Paradise Valley Invitational at the Gainey Ranch Golf Course in Scottsdale. Pima finished 5-strokes behind Paradise Valley for 5th place, 6-strokes back from Glendale CC for 4th and 7-strokes back from Eastern Arizona for 3rd.
Lady Aztecs golf took 2nd place in the Estrella Mountain Invitational at the Maryvale Golf Course in Phoenix. This was the 5th straight time the Lady Aztecs have finished in 2nd place.
The Pima Community College women’s golf team finished tied for second place at the Mesa Invitational at the Dobson Ranch Golf Course on Wednesday. This is the fourth time this season the Lady Aztecs have taken second place.