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Buckeye man to play in quad rugby championship

JEREMIAH WEISE of Buckeye poses in the wheelchair he uses for his quad rugby team, the Ability360 Phoenix Heat. Weise will compete for the national championship Thursday through Sunday at Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center in Phoenix. Submitted photo
JEREMIAH WEISE of Buckeye poses in the wheelchair he uses for his quad rugby team, the Ability360 Phoenix Heat. Weise will compete for the national championship Thursday through Sunday at Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center in Phoenix. Submitted photo

Jeremiah Weise is making the most out of an unfortunate situation, and this weekend, he has an opportunity to be a national champion.

Weise, a Buckeye resident, was in a car accident in August 2011 that left him quadriplegic. He picked up quad rugby and plays for the Ability360 Phoenix Heat of the United States Quad Rugby Association. It will host the national championships Thursday through Sunday at Ability360 Sports and Fitness Center in Phoenix.

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Millennium hires new boys hoops coach

TY AMUNDSEN poses with a basketball inside the Millennium gymnasium April 14. Amundsen, who coached the last five years at St. Mary’s, was hired by Millennium to be the next boys basketball coach. View photo by Jordan Christopher
TY AMUNDSEN poses with a basketball inside the Millennium gymnasium April 14. Amundsen, who coached the last five years at St. Mary’s, was hired by Millennium to be the next boys basketball coach. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Former Estrella Foothills coach Ty Amundsen returns to West Valley

A familiar coaching face is coming back to the West Valley. Ty Amundsen, who led Estrella Foothills to three consecutive 3A state boys basketball titles, was hired to be the Millennium boys basketball coach next season.

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Lady Owls fighting to secure playoff spot

IELEEN GUARDADO, right, of Agua Fria rounds third base while Desiree Cabrerra trails closely behind April 12 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls beat Independence 10-0 and are close to securing a spot in the 5A state playoffs.  View photo by Ray Thomas
IELEEN GUARDADO, right, of Agua Fria rounds third base while Desiree Cabrerra trails closely behind April 12 at Agua Fria. The Lady Owls beat Independence 10-0 and are close to securing a spot in the 5A state playoffs. View photo by Ray Thomas

No. 22 Agua Fria has 4 games to cement place in postseason

The Agua Fria softball team rebounded from its longest stretch of adversity this season in a big way, blasting past Glendale Independence 10-0 April 12.

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Winning streak has Buckeye in playoff hunt

CRIS PETERS of Buckeye fields a ball on the infield at Buckeye April 4 against Youngker. The Hawks had a recent six-game winning streak to give themselves a chance at making the state tournament. View photo by Ray Thomas
CRIS PETERS of Buckeye fields a ball on the infield at Buckeye April 4 against Youngker. The Hawks had a recent six-game winning streak to give themselves a chance at making the state tournament. View photo by Ray Thomas

Hawks hold own destiny heading into final week

Buckeye heads into the final full week of the regular season with a mission to accomplish: beat Estrella Foothills twice.

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Westview crushes Millennium, eyes region title

DEVAN DICKSON, right, of Westview circles the bases after a home run as Millennium’s DeNae Chatman walks off the field April 13 at Westview. The long ball was Dickson’s third of the game, which ended the contest in the fifth inning by virtue of the 10-run rule. The Lady Knights won 11-0. View photo by Mike Rincon
DEVAN DICKSON, right, of Westview circles the bases after a home run as Millennium’s DeNae Chatman walks off the field April 13 at Westview. The long ball was Dickson’s third of the game, which ended the contest in the fifth inning by virtue of the 10-run rule. The Lady Knights won 11-0. View photo by Mike Rincon

Lady Knights run-rule Lady Tigers on back of Devan Dickson's shutout and 3 HR's

Westview’s and Millennium’s softball teams have both distanced themselves as the top two teams in the 6A Southwest Region, with each team entering the April 13 matchup undefeated in league play.

The Lady Knights took a step toward claiming the title in a big way, run-ruling the Lady Tigers 11-0 in five innings on the back of an otherworldly performance by Devan Dickson.

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Verrado thumps Barry Goldwater, earns sweep

SAMI MILLER of Verrado throws across the diamond against Barry Goldwater April 7 at Verrado. Miller hit a solo home run in the second inning, helping the Lady Vipers to a 9-2 victory. View photo by Ray Thomas
SAMI MILLER of Verrado throws across the diamond against Barry Goldwater April 7 at Verrado. Miller hit a solo home run in the second inning, helping the Lady Vipers to a 9-2 victory. View photo by Ray Thomas

Verrado had a two-day slip up in power-points games, but aside from that, the Lady Vipers have been unstoppable.

Verrado's latest triumph was a 9-2 victory April 7 over Phoenix Barry Goldwater, a 5A Desert West Region foe. The victory earned the Lady Vipers a sweep and kept them undefeated in the region, tied with Desert Edge for the top spot.

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Estrella goes 3-2 in home tournament

TYLER GODFREY of Estrella Foothills sets to throw to first base during a double play turned March 9 against Cactus Shadows at Estrella. The Wolves hosted a tournament at Goodyear Ballpark April 6-8, going 3-2 in their five games. View photo by Ray Thomas
TYLER GODFREY of Estrella Foothills sets to throw to first base during a double play turned March 9 against Cactus Shadows at Estrella. The Wolves hosted a tournament at Goodyear Ballpark April 6-8, going 3-2 in their five games. View photo by Ray Thomas

Wolves’ 2 losses come in extra innings

Estrella Foothills could have easily been unbeaten in the Wolves Classic, its home tournament played at the Goodyear Ballpark training fields, last week, but a pair of extra-inning losses were its demise.

The Wolves scored 51 combined runs in five games, but lost 9-7 in eight innings to Phoenix Northwest Christian April 7, and 11-10 to Cottonwood Mingus April 8.

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Knights ready for late season push

RAMON VEGA of Westview fires a pitch against La Joya April 6 at Westview. Vega and the Knights earned a 4-2 victory, keeping their hopes alive for a region title. View photo by Jordan Christopher
RAMON VEGA of Westview fires a pitch against La Joya April 6 at Westview. Vega and the Knights earned a 4-2 victory, keeping their hopes alive for a region title. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Westview baseball threw its hat back into the ring for the region title chase with three straight victories over 6A Southwest foes April 4-7.

The Knights swept district rival La Joya, winning 10-7 April 4 and 4-2 April 6, and scored four runs in the seventh inning to walk-off Surprise Valley Vista, 5-4. Westview moved to 3-2 in region play, one game behind Valley Vista and two behind Millennium.

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Millennium scores 7 straight to sink Tolleson

MELISSA GUTIERREZ, left, of Millennium sets to throw to first April 7 against Tolleson as DeNae Chatman backs up. The Lady Tigers overcame a 6-0 deficit at home to beat the Lady Wolverines 7-6. View photo by Mike Rincon
MELISSA GUTIERREZ, left, of Millennium sets to throw to first April 7 against Tolleson as DeNae Chatman backs up. The Lady Tigers overcame a 6-0 deficit at home to beat the Lady Wolverines 7-6. View photo by Mike Rincon

Millennium softball overcame a six-run deficit to beat Tolleson, 7-6, April 7 and remain undefeated in 6A Southwest Region play.

The Lady Tigers (11-12, 5-0) kept pace with Westview for the top spot in the region with the victory, and improved to 10-2 in power-points games. Millennium is currently No. 12 in the 6A rankings, comfortably inside the top-24 playoff spots.

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Tigers take region lead with 1-0 win at Tolleson

LOGAN MCDONALD, left, of Millennium throws to first to complete a double play April 7 as Tolleson’s Josh Hill slides in. The Tigers won the game, played at Tolleson, 1-0, putting them in first place in Desert West Region play at 5-0. View photo by Mike Rincon
LOGAN MCDONALD, left, of Millennium throws to first to complete a double play April 7 as Tolleson’s Josh Hill slides in. The Tigers won the game, played at Tolleson, 1-0, putting them in first place in Desert West Region play at 5-0. View photo by Mike Rincon

Millennium baseball sits in playoff pole position with few games remaining

Millennium scored one run in the top of the first inning in its baseball contest at Tolleson April 7, an RBI single by sophomore David Enriquez.

That one run proved enough for a 1-0 Tigers win over the Wolverines, and moved them alone atop the 6A Southwest Region standings with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

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