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Fri
22
May
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Buckeye boys finish 4th in state track meet

ROBERT BYBEE of Buckeye runs the 400-meter dash at the Division III state track and field meet May 9 at Mesa Community College. Bybee took second in the event and broke a 37-year-old school record, finishing in 49.55 seconds. View photo by Ray Thomas
ROBERT BYBEE of Buckeye runs the 400-meter dash at the Division III state track and field meet May 9 at Mesa Community College. Bybee took second in the event and broke a 37-year-old school record, finishing in 49.55 seconds. View photo by Ray Thomas

Jordan Banister wins 2nd consecutive long jump title

For the second year in a row, Jordan Banister claimed the Division III state track and field long jump title, helping Buckeye finish fourth overall in the state meet May 8-9 at Mesa Community College.

The Hawks’ 36 points was just two shy of third-place Page, who had 38. Snowflake won the event with 75.5, while runner-up Rio Rico had 54.

Fri
22
May
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Estrella golfers take 4th at state tournament

BOSTON RICHARDSON of Estrella Foothills tees off at the first hole during last year’s Division III state golf tournament at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. Richardson shot a 154 at this year’s tournament to place ninth, the same position he finished last year. View photo by Casey Pritchard
BOSTON RICHARDSON of Estrella Foothills tees off at the first hole during last year’s Division III state golf tournament at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott. Richardson shot a 154 at this year’s tournament to place ninth, the same position he finished last year. View photo by Casey Pritchard

Boston Richardson earns medal with 9th-place finish

In the past four seasons, the Estrella Foothills boys golf team has finished nearly every place except the top one. The Wolves missed out on a state title again May 15-16 at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott, finishing fourth at the two-day, 36-hole Division III state championship.

Fri
22
May
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Lopez crowned Section POY

GIO LOPEZ of Millennium fires a pitch against Tolleson this season. The Tigers’ ace pitcher was named Division I, Section 4 Player of the Year after posting a 7-1 record and 1.23 ERA. View photo by Ray Thomas
GIO LOPEZ of Millennium fires a pitch against Tolleson this season. The Tigers’ ace pitcher was named Division I, Section 4 Player of the Year after posting a 7-1 record and 1.23 ERA. View photo by Ray Thomas

Pitcher is 1 of 7 Tigers selected for all-section team

Millennium won the Division I, Section 4 crown in the 2015 baseball season, only losing one game by one run. The team led the way in awards this season as well.

Five players were honored with either a first- or second-team all-section honor, and two more were named to the honorable mention team. Senior pitcher Gio Lopez earned section Player of the Year honors as selected by the coaches of the section’s teams.

Tue
19
May
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E.F. has strong track and field performances

LOGAN HUFF of Estrella Foothills leans across the finish line of the 4x100-meter dash at the Division III state track and field championships May 9 at Mesa Community College. Huff helped that relay place third in 51.06 seconds, and she finished fifth in the open 400. View photo by Ray Thomas
LOGAN HUFF of Estrella Foothills leans across the finish line of the 4x100-meter dash at the Division III state track and field championships May 9 at Mesa Community College. Huff helped that relay place third in 51.06 seconds, and she finished fifth in the open 400. View photo by Ray Thomas

Estrella Foothills didn’t have any gold medal winners at the Division III state track and field championships May 8-9 at Mesa Community College, but three relay teams made the podium, as did a pair of individuals.

The highest finishes came from the boys’ 4x100-meter relay team, and Joe Logan in the 100-meter dash.

Tue
19
May
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4-time Champion looking for 5

JORDAN CHAMPION lines up against a receiver during a game for North Dakota State last year. The Westview graduate has been around for four Football Championship Subdivision titles, and will look to make it No. 5 this upcoming season. Submitted photo
JORDAN CHAMPION lines up against a receiver during a game for North Dakota State last year. The Westview graduate has been around for four Football Championship Subdivision titles, and will look to make it No. 5 this upcoming season. Submitted photo

Former Westview standout part of winning ways at North Dakota State

There’s a reason he’s called Champion, and it’s not just because it’s his last name.

Former Westview standout Jordan Champion has been at North Dakota State University for four years, during which time he’s been a part of four consecutive Division I Football Championship Subdivision titles. This fall, he and his teammates will be going for No. 5.

Tue
19
May
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Lady Roughriders 1-point shy

SHAKIA JONES of Youngker sprints to the finish of the 4x100-meter relay during the May 9 Division II state track and field meet at Mesa Community College. Youngker’s girls finished second in state, one point behind champion South Mountain. View photo by Ray Thomas
SHAKIA JONES of Youngker sprints to the finish of the 4x100-meter relay during the May 9 Division II state track and field meet at Mesa Community College. Youngker’s girls finished second in state, one point behind champion South Mountain. View photo by Ray Thomas

4x400 relay wins 4th consecutive gold

 

The Division II state track and field meet was triumphant, but also heartbreaking for Youngker’s girls team May 6 and 9 at Mesa Community College.

Tue
19
May
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NFL being thorough, probably

Tom Brady was suspended last week for probably knowing that New England Patriots personnel were doctoring game footballs

Four games!

The NFL “probably” got this one wrong.

I’m certainly glad I don’t live in a world where my life is affected by the league’s bylaws.

Fri
15
May
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W. Valley schools represent at state track and field finals

CHINA SIMMONS, left, of Millennium leans forward at the finish line of the 4x100-meter relay in the Division I state track and field meet May 9 at Mesa Community College. The Lady Tigers finished third in that race and Simmons was second in the 100 hurdles. View photo by Ray Thomas
CHINA SIMMONS, left, of Millennium leans forward at the finish line of the 4x100-meter relay in the Division I state track and field meet May 9 at Mesa Community College. The Lady Tigers finished third in that race and Simmons was second in the 100 hurdles. View photo by Ray Thomas

Millennium and Westview managed to come away with at least one point for each of its boys and girls track teams in Division I, and Agua Fria and La Joya put in respectable performances in Division II at the state track championships May 9 at Mesa Community College.

Millennium scored eight points as a team on the boys’ side to finish 20th, and 16 points on the girls’ to finish 14th.

Fri
15
May
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Verrado 4x400 wins gold

XAVIER JAMES of Verrado sprints to the finish of the 4x400-meter relay May 9 at the Division II state track and field meet at Mesa Community College. James brought home the gold for Verrado, which completed the race in 3 minutes, 22.92 seconds. View photo by Ray Thomas
XAVIER JAMES of Verrado sprints to the finish of the 4x400-meter relay May 9 at the Division II state track and field meet at Mesa Community College. James brought home the gold for Verrado, which completed the race in 3 minutes, 22.92 seconds. View photo by Ray Thomas

2 other relays and 2 individuals make medal stand; 2 D.E. individuals place 4th

Verrado track and field coach Ted Campbell was not pleased with his team’s showing at last year’s Division II state meet, and made it known immediately.

The Vipers’ athletes responded May 7 and 10 at Mesa Community College, as three relays brought home medals and three individuals stood on the podium with top-four finishes.

Fri
15
May
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Sammy Solis returns home as major leaguer

SAMMY SOLIS, right, of the Washington Nationals jogs back to the dugout following the completion of batting practice Tuesday at Chase Field. Solis, a 2007 graduate of Agua Fria High School, was called up to the majors April 29, and on Tuesday got to pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks. View photo by Ray Thomas
SAMMY SOLIS, right, of the Washington Nationals jogs back to the dugout following the completion of batting practice Tuesday at Chase Field. Solis, a 2007 graduate of Agua Fria High School, was called up to the majors April 29, and on Tuesday got to pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks. View photo by Ray Thomas

Sammy Solis is used to pitching games in Arizona, just not with the magnitude of the one he threw in Tuesday night.

The 2007 Agua Fria graduate returned this week to the Valley of the Sun, a place he’s pitched so many games before, but now as a member of the Washington Nationals.

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