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(BPT) - As the less structured and sun-filled summer days come to an end, many households across the country are preparing for football camps, practices and the start of the season. Coaches are dusting off their playbooks, schools and leagues are prepping the fields, and parents are adjusting their schedules to make time to attend games and scrimmages.
After a few years of instability, Mountain View football seems to be in a good place. After three coaches in three years, Bam McRae has come to the school and put his own stamp on the program. McRae now enters year three and the team is looking for their third straight playoff appearance.
Whenever a high school sports program gets an influx of transfers it raises red flags. That appears to be the case with the Mountain View football program. The school is being investigated for a potential recruiting violation and the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board will be briefed during their meeting on Monday.
When former Marana High School teammates Toby Bourguet and Sean Roebuck agreed to play on a competitive flag football team, little did they know it was going to drastically changed their lives. More importantly, it changed their children’s lives.
Hopes were high at Catalina Foothills when Jeff Scurran became the head coach prior to last season. Although the Falcons were coming off an 0-10 season, Scurran had a reputation for quick turnarounds. The expectations were high, but they were met.
Jake Bewley has a plan. The recent Marana grad is going to go to Cochise College and earn a degree in aircraft welding. It is a degree that lands you in a field with a lot of demand, but Bewley hopes he never has to use it.
Members of the five Tucson Turf Flag Football teams celebrate after winning five national titles at the 19th Annual Hike It and Spike It Flag Football Tournament in Roswell, NM.
Tucson Turf Elite Football swept all five championships they took part in at the 19th Annual Hike It and Spike It Flag Football Tournamentheld in Roswell, NM last weekend.
Marana High School will have two new basketball coaches next fall. Girls coach Sarah Whaley confirmed on Sunday that she has stepped down as coach to take a new position at the high school.
(NAPSI)—Warm weather is here and that means youth sports teams, nonprofits, schools, church groups and other community causes are raising money for the season. Through the Schwan’s Cares™ fundraising network, these groups have discovered a convenient way to earn funds.
Todd and Amy Garelick are about as involved in Tucson soccer as you can get. Even before agreeing to head up the TSAFC women’s soccer team, they were already involved in a variety of soccer programs at a variety of levels.
With so many students already academically-minded at Catalina Foothills High School, the school does not recognize a valedictorian or salutatorian. With so many high achieving students, it doesn’t even create a class rankings list. It does have, as principal Dr. Angela Chomokos likes to say, “Amazing senior students.”
In effort to raise money and awareness, Mentoring Tucson’s Kids will host its annual fundraising breakfast on May 16 at the Oro Valley Country Club.
It’s tough to turn tragedy into something positive.
Thunderous helmet-to-helmet contact sent 16-year-old Damon Janes to the sidelines during the third quarter of a high school football game on Sept. 13. Within moments the teenager had lost consciousness and was rushed to a Buffalo hospital where he was pronounced dead three days later. Just weeks prior, 16 year-old DeAntre Turman suffered a spinal injury in a high school football scrimmage in Atlanta. The football stand out succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. It is in these most tragic of moments, moments where we lose our members of our promising youth, that we are forced to acknowledge the harsh realities of our habits.
To make bold predictions regarding the outcomes of an entire NFL season is a daunting, if not foolish task to attempt. By its very nature, football is a sport of unpredictability. Prognosticators are made the fool, hoodwinked into believing that a team’s preseason rosters and strengths will weather the turbulent four months of grueling game play. In the unlikely event that a team does reach the playoffs unscathed, the delicate nature of each possession leaves ample opportunity for entire seasons to be lost as a result of one single mistake. There are, however, a handful of teams who are so deep, so well orchestrated, and so effectively coached that they could have their legs cut out from beneath them and would still be head and shoulders above the rest. Barring supernatural occurrences or divine intervention, one of these teams should be hoisting the Vince Lombardi Trophy come February.
The Tucson Padres have partnered with the University of Arizona and Western Refining for Bear Down Friday with the Padres. It’s Friday, August 23rd at 7:05 pm against the Tacoma Rainiers at Kino Stadium. Any fan who wears U. of A. attire in the spirit of Bear Down Friday will receive an exclusive $5 box seat offer. The regular price is $10. There will also be an alumni softball game prior to the Padres game from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Former U. of A. athletes like Amanda Beard, Joseph Blair, Corey Williams, Matt Muehlebach, John Fina, David Adams, George Arias, Annie Chandler Grevers, Darian Townsend and more will participate. Head baseball coach Andy Lopez will throw out the ceremonial “first pitch.” The Wildcats ticket staff will be on hand to give out football posters and answer any questions. Bear Down Friday is also presented by KGUN-9 and 1290 AM The Source.
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Nearly three dozen soon-to-be high school students had a chance to learn from some of Tucson’s best football players while participating in Canyon Del Oro High School’s annual Dorado Camp of Champions.
For the first time in more than 40 years, graduating University of Arizona Wildcats will gather at Arizona Stadium to celebrate their transition from hardworking students to proud alumni.