RAMON RAMIREZ, left, of Tolleson underhands the ball to Omar Baldenegro for a force out at second base March 9 at Tolleson. The Wolverines dropped their first three games of the Pride Classic tournament, but came back to win the last two.  View photo by Mike Rincon
RAMON RAMIREZ, left, of Tolleson underhands the ball to Omar Baldenegro for a force out at second base March 9 at Tolleson. The Wolverines dropped their first three games of the Pride Classic tournament, but came back to win the last two. View photo by Mike Rincon
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Wolverines open region play this week with Westview Tolleson baseball ran into a tough stretch of games after starting the season 8-0, but the Wolverines bounced back nicely by winning their final two games of the Pride Classic tournament. “It was a good week,” Tolleson coach Scott... + continue reading
ARI ARREDONDO of Agua Fria gets a force out at second base and looks to first against Sierra Linda March 20 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls are 7-5 this season and looking for a playoff berth.  View photo by Ray Thomas
ARI ARREDONDO of Agua Fria gets a force out at second base and looks to first against Sierra Linda March 20 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls are 7-5 this season and looking for a playoff berth. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Agua Fria softball seeks to return to playoffs and beyond in 2017 After reaching the playoffs last season for the first time since 2010, Agua Fria softball’s main goal is not just to return to the postseason. This year, the Lady Owls want to advance. “They did really well last year... + continue reading
CALIFORNIA POPPIES are in full bloom March 11 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
CALIFORNIA POPPIES are in full bloom March 11 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Wet winter brings bountiful blossoms to West Valley Poppies and lupine and brittlebush, oh my! Wildflowers are taking over the West Valley and providing hikers with a change of scenery. “We have an abundance of wildflowers all over the park at this time. I would say the best season in many... + continue reading
RYAN NEWMAN, 31, races Austin Dillon during the Camping World 500 Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. Newman didn’t pit for tires before the final restart, and the gamble paid off as he won the race. View photos by Ray Thomas
RYAN NEWMAN, 31, races Austin Dillon during the Camping World 500 Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. Newman didn’t pit for tires before the final restart, and the gamble paid off as he won the race. View photos by Ray Thomas
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Pit strategy before final restart pays off, ends winless drought Ryan Newman and his race team took advantage of a late caution, using a risky pit strategy to forgo new tires for a two-lap overtime run in the NASCAR Camping World 500 March 19 at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. The... + continue reading
TAITUM FRARY, left, of Youngker stretches for the ball March 17 while Maricopa runner Bailey Petty runs to second base. The Lady Roughriders went 5-2 in their home tournament March 15-18.  View photo by Ray Thomas
TAITUM FRARY, left, of Youngker stretches for the ball March 17 while Maricopa runner Bailey Petty runs to second base. The Lady Roughriders went 5-2 in their home tournament March 15-18. View photo by Ray Thomas
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Lady ’Riders wallop Sierra Linda, double up Betty Fairfax Going into the Youngker Roughrider Softball Classic, the Lady Roughriders had lost six straight games. Youngker quickly turned that around on its opening day of play March 16. The Lady Roughriders beat Phoenix Sierra Linda 11-1,... + continue reading
RAMON RAMIREZ, left, of Tolleson underhands the ball to Omar Baldenegro for a force out at second base March 9 at Tolleson. The Wolverines dropped their first three games of the Pride Classic tournament, but came back to win the last two.  View photo by Mike Rincon
RAMON RAMIREZ, left, of Tolleson underhands the ball to Omar Baldenegro for a force out at second base March 9 at Tolleson. The Wolverines dropped their first three games of the Pride Classic tournament, but came back to win the last two. View photo by Mike Rincon
ARI ARREDONDO of Agua Fria gets a force out at second base and looks to first against Sierra Linda March 20 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls are 7-5 this season and looking for a playoff berth.  View photo by Ray Thomas
ARI ARREDONDO of Agua Fria gets a force out at second base and looks to first against Sierra Linda March 20 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls are 7-5 this season and looking for a playoff berth. View photo by Ray Thomas
CALIFORNIA POPPIES are in full bloom March 11 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
CALIFORNIA POPPIES are in full bloom March 11 at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye. To see all photos from this shoot, go to www.westvalleyview.com/pictures. View photo by Jordan Christopher
RYAN NEWMAN, 31, races Austin Dillon during the Camping World 500 Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. Newman didn’t pit for tires before the final restart, and the gamble paid off as he won the race. View photos by Ray Thomas
RYAN NEWMAN, 31, races Austin Dillon during the Camping World 500 Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. Newman didn’t pit for tires before the final restart, and the gamble paid off as he won the race. View photos by Ray Thomas
TAITUM FRARY, left, of Youngker stretches for the ball March 17 while Maricopa runner Bailey Petty runs to second base. The Lady Roughriders went 5-2 in their home tournament March 15-18.  View photo by Ray Thomas
TAITUM FRARY, left, of Youngker stretches for the ball March 17 while Maricopa runner Bailey Petty runs to second base. The Lady Roughriders went 5-2 in their home tournament March 15-18. View photo by Ray Thomas

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A group of golfers in Buckeye recently had to take cover — not from flying golf balls, but stray bullets — and police said it’s becoming a common problem. The Buckeye Police... + continue reading
AVONDALE MAYOR Kenneth Weise highlights the city’s state March 22 during the annual State of the City Address at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale. The location was chosen to help commemorate the college’s 25th anniversary. View photo by Ray Thomas
AVONDALE MAYOR Kenneth Weise highlights the city’s state March 22 during the annual State of the City Address at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale. The location was chosen to help commemorate the college’s 25th anniversary. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Last week I ate a big fat crow sandwich – but it was delicious. In the March 8 edition of the West Valley View, I wrote a column bashing the fact that the World Baseball Classic takes away... + continue reading
ARI ARREDONDO of Agua Fria gets a force out at second base and looks to first against Sierra Linda March 20 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls are 7-5 this season and looking for a playoff berth.  View photo by Ray Thomas
ARI ARREDONDO of Agua Fria gets a force out at second base and looks to first against Sierra Linda March 20 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls are 7-5 this season and looking for a playoff berth. View photo by Ray Thomas
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MELISSA GUTIERREZ of Millennium reaches out her glove to make a running catch in left field March 21 at Millennium. The Lady Tigers beat Chandler 3-2 and are 4-2 in power-points games. View photo by Ray Thomas
MELISSA GUTIERREZ of Millennium reaches out her glove to make a running catch in left field March 21 at Millennium. The Lady Tigers beat Chandler 3-2 and are 4-2 in power-points games. View photo by Ray Thomas
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AALIYAH WILSON of Buckeye throws a pitch during the 2016 state tournament at Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix. Wilson and the Lady Hawks won two region games against Yuma last week. View photo by Ray Thomas
AALIYAH WILSON of Buckeye throws a pitch during the 2016 state tournament at Rose Mofford Softball Complex in Phoenix. Wilson and the Lady Hawks won two region games against Yuma last week. View photo by Ray Thomas
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Arthur Gomez Arthur Gomez, 78, of Goodyear died March 17, 2017, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Gomez was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Flagstaff to Emeterio and Regina Gomez. He was a veteran and served... + continue reading
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