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Wed
28
Jun

Aaron Altherr returns to Valley

AARON ALTHERR of the Philadelphia Phillies focuses from the dugout before his first at bat Monday at Chase Field. Altherr, a 2009 Agua Fria graduate, made his first trip back home to play the Diamondbacks since making the Majors. He went 7 for 18 in the four-game series.  View photo by Ray Thomas
AARON ALTHERR of the Philadelphia Phillies focuses from the dugout before his first at bat Monday at Chase Field. Altherr, a 2009 Agua Fria graduate, made his first trip back home to play the Diamondbacks since making the Majors. He went 7 for 18 in the four-game series. View photo by Ray Thomas

Agua Fria graduate has strong weekend for Phillies

It was a memorable homecoming for Aaron Altherr.

The 2009 graduate of Agua Fria High School played his first games at Chase Field as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies June 23 through Monday, and did so in style. Altherr had at least one hit in all four games.

Wed
21
Jun

Marks hired as Agua Fria boys basketball coach

New coach brings track record of success to Owls

Agua Fria boys basketball will have a new coach for the 2017-18 season.

Ramon Marks will take the reigns of the boys hoops program after the Agua Fria Union High School District board officially approved the hire at its June 14 meeting. Marks will take over for Randy Lavender, who left the program to take the Peoria Centennial job earlier this summer.

Wed
21
Jun

Odds & Ends: June 21, 2017

Estrella Foothills to host youth basketball school

The Estrella Foothills youth basketball school will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 26-29 at the high school's gymnasium, 13033 S. Estrella Parkway, Goodyear.

Wed
21
Jun

Dickson signs with Chaminade University

DEVAN DICKSON throws a pitch for Westview at home April 13. Dickson signed a scholarship with Chaminade University in Honolulu to play collegiate softball. View photo by Mike Rincon
DEVAN DICKSON throws a pitch for Westview at home April 13. Dickson signed a scholarship with Chaminade University in Honolulu to play collegiate softball. View photo by Mike Rincon

Westview softball star heading to Honolulu

A Westview softball star will be saying aloha to a collegiate athletic career in the fall.

Devan Dickson has signed on to play softball at Chaminade University of Honolulu in Hawaii, a four-year college that competes in the Pacific West Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II.

Wed
21
Jun

Summer sports series: Round 1, Cricket

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: Cricket.

 

Wed
21
Jun

Hating to lose

Everybody hates losing.

You can say that it’s OK, it was fun, you had a good time, but all that means is you’re really not a true competitor.

Losing sucks. It’s the worst.

Wed
21
Jun

Estrella Foothills grad to play college ball in Washington

RICKY ROBINSON, left, of Estrella Foothills drives on Buckeye’s Tay Boothman at Estrella Foothills Jan. 5. Robinson signed to play collegiate basketball with Skagit Valley College in Mt. Vernon, Wash.  View photo by Ray Thomas
RICKY ROBINSON, left, of Estrella Foothills drives on Buckeye’s Tay Boothman at Estrella Foothills Jan. 5. Robinson signed to play collegiate basketball with Skagit Valley College in Mt. Vernon, Wash. View photo by Ray Thomas

Robinson signs with Skagit Valley

Ricky Robinson spent the last four years dropping dimes for Estrella Foothills’ basketball team. Now, he’s dropping into Washington state to play collegiate hoops.

Robinson recently signed with Skagit Valley College, a community college in Mt. Vernon, Wash., to play basketball.

Wed
14
Jun

Agua Fria names new baseball coach

Assistant coach Drew Olsson promoted to head position for Owls

Agua Fria’s baseball program underwent a change at the top this offseason, as Drew Olsson took over as varsity head coach in May.

Olsson, who’s coached at every level at the school, takes the reins from Marcos Garcia, who resigned to take another job out of state. The Owls’ familiar hire has helped the team not miss a beat with their offseason program.

Wed
14
Jun

3 majors down, 1 to go

COURT 2 at Roland Garros in Paris May 31 features United State doubles team Mike and Bob Bryan. View photo by Casey Pritchard
COURT 2 at Roland Garros in Paris May 31 features United State doubles team Mike and Bob Bryan. View photo by Casey Pritchard

French Open experience is on level of its own

You'd be hard pressed to argue that clay isn't the most unique surface in tennis.

The reddish color, the way it makes players artfully slide to get to balls on the other side of the court, how it slows down the ball, which changes the way players have to approach their game, and opponent.

Wed
14
Jun

Lady Tigers hoops begin trek back to state

DOMINIQUE PHILLIPS of Millennium drives to the hoop against Gilbert in the 6A semifinals at Gila River Arena in Glendale Feb. 23. Phillips was the Lady Tigers’ leading scorer last season as a sophomore and will be back in 2017-18. View photo by Ray Thomas
DOMINIQUE PHILLIPS of Millennium drives to the hoop against Gilbert in the 6A semifinals at Gila River Arena in Glendale Feb. 23. Phillips was the Lady Tigers’ leading scorer last season as a sophomore and will be back in 2017-18. View photo by Ray Thomas

Millennium hopes to channel experience, summer program into positive results

Millennium’s girls basketball team is in the full swing of its summer program, ready to build off its 6A Conference runners-up finish.

Before the Lady Tigers could move forward, they had to address the elephant in the room, Millennium coach Cory Rojeck said.

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