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Summer sport series: Round 3, Curling

With the NBA Finals wrapped up, and the MLB season months away from the playoff push, View Sports is venturing into the unknown, taking a look at popular sports around the globe that maybe aren't so big in our own backyard.

Over the next few issues, we'll tackle what it's like to learn popular sports from scratch, and see what we find.

Today's sport: Curling.

 

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La Joya ready to retool for 2017-18 season

RAHEEM OLIVER, 32, of La Joya goes up for a shot against Trevor Browne in December 2016. Oliver is one of the few returning Lobos, as eight seniors graduated following last season. View photo by Ray Thomas
RAHEEM OLIVER, 32, of La Joya goes up for a shot against Trevor Browne in December 2016. Oliver is one of the few returning Lobos, as eight seniors graduated following last season. View photo by Ray Thomas

Lobos finish summer 17-4 with group of fresh faces

Four years, 73 wins and three playoff appearances.

La Joya's remarkable run of success for the outgoing senior class came to an end when eight seniors said their goodbyes at graduation in May.

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Wolves excel in summer hoops competition

GRANT GREABELL, center, of Estrella Foothills goes up for a shot between a pair of Buckeye defenders Jan. 5. Greabell had a great summer, which included a triple-double in the San Diego State University tournament. View photo by Ray Thomas
GRANT GREABELL, center, of Estrella Foothills goes up for a shot between a pair of Buckeye defenders Jan. 5. Greabell had a great summer, which included a triple-double in the San Diego State University tournament. View photo by Ray Thomas

Estrella compiles 14-3 record

Estrella Foothills basketball lost three starters and an integral bench player from a team that won 19 games and qualified for the 4A state tournament last year. However, that didn’t affect the Wolves during summer competition.

Estrella compiled a 14-3 record during two tournaments and multiple individual games, and went 6-0 to end the summer while competing in a tournament at San Diego State University June 23-24.

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Verrado grads making impact at Wagner College

MORGAN BROWN, a 2014 graduate of Verrado High School, throws a pitch for Wagner College against Drexel University April 18. Brown won 11 games for Wagner during her junior season, helping the Seahawks win a playoff game for the first time since 2007. Photo by Dave Saffran
MORGAN BROWN, a 2014 graduate of Verrado High School, throws a pitch for Wagner College against Drexel University April 18. Brown won 11 games for Wagner during her junior season, helping the Seahawks win a playoff game for the first time since 2007. Photo by Dave Saffran

Brown, Serrato help school win 1st playoff game in 10 years

It wasn’t an ideal start to the 2017 softball season for Wagner University, a Division I school in New York, but a pair of Verrado graduates helped the Seahawks rebound and win their first postseason game in a decade.

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Justice served

Families of Hillsborough Stadium disaster finally have something to grab hold of

It took 28 years, but justice is served.

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White Tank volleyball competing in nationals

WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN VOLLEYBALL CLUB PLAYERS from the 15 open team pose with their medals after earning a berth in the Junior National Championships. The team started competition Monday in Minneapolis, Minn., and will conclude Thursday. Submitted photo
WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN VOLLEYBALL CLUB PLAYERS from the 15 open team pose with their medals after earning a berth in the Junior National Championships. The team started competition Monday in Minneapolis, Minn., and will conclude Thursday. Submitted photo

15 open club team earns American bid

White Tank Mountain Volleyball Club’s 15 open girls team is going to the Junior National Championships in Minneapolis for the first time.

The club team, coached by Jennifer Gonzales, consists of nine girls who are 15 or younger. It finished ninth in the Arizona qualifier and got a “trickle-down” bid, Gonzales said.

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Summer sport series: Round 2, Handball

With the NBA Finals wrapped up, and the MLB season months away from the playoff push, View Sports is venturing into the unknown, taking a look at popular sports around the globe that maybe aren't so big in our own backyard.

Over the next few issues, we'll tackle what it's like to learn popular sports from scratch, and see what we find.

Today's sport: Olympic Team Handball.

 

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Desert Edge progressing with new coach

TYLER HENRY of Desert Edge throws a pass during the Universal Athletic 7-on-7 Tournament June 3. Henry, a junior quarterback for the Scorpions, helped the team to an 18-5 record during passing league competitions over the summer. View photo by Jordan Christopher
TYLER HENRY of Desert Edge throws a pass during the Universal Athletic 7-on-7 Tournament June 3. Henry, a junior quarterback for the Scorpions, helped the team to an 18-5 record during passing league competitions over the summer. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Scorpions win big-man challenge at ASU

New coach, same old Desert Edge.

The Scorpions’ football team is navigating through a summer schedule without Rich Wellbrock at the helm for the first time since 2009, but new coach Jose Lucero is no stranger to the program.

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Josh Rojas drafted by Houston Astros

JOSH ROJAS, right, a 2013 graduate of Millennium High School, stretches for a putout against Tolleson during his senior season. Rojas was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Hawaii. View photo by Ray Thomas
JOSH ROJAS, right, a 2013 graduate of Millennium High School, stretches for a putout against Tolleson during his senior season. Rojas was drafted in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros after finishing his collegiate career at the University of Hawaii. View photo by Ray Thomas

A former Millennium High School baseball player is taking his journey to the professional level.

Josh Rojas, a 2013 graduate of Millennium and 2017 graduate of the University of Hawaii, was selected as the 16th pick of the 26th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Houston Astros organization. Rojas was the 781st player selected overall during the three-day draft event from June 12 to 14.

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Westview finding depth in summer session

DEVON NORMAN of Westview gets fouled going up for a shot against Cactus Shadows in a summer league game June 21 at Westview. View photo by Ray Thomas
DEVON NORMAN of Westview gets fouled going up for a shot against Cactus Shadows in a summer league game June 21 at Westview. View photo by Ray Thomas

Westview boys basketball wrapped up an impressive summer stretch by winning more than two-thirds of its games — without three of the team’s top players.

The Knights were without D’maurian Williams, Jakob Lofton and Christian Diaz for much of the summer because of injuries.

Westview coach Brendan McEvoy said it’s been a bummer for the trio to miss time, but it’s given the younger players an opportunity to step in and get valuable reps. So far, the “kids” have impressed.

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