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Wed
07
Jun

Odds & Ends: June 7, 2017

Millennium boys hoops to host boys, girls skills camp

Millennium is hosting a basketball camp for boys and girls from kindergarten to eighth grade at the Millennium High School gymnasium, from 9 a.m. to noon June 12-15 at the school's gymnasium, 14802 W. Wigwam Blvd.

The Tigers' boys basketball coaching staff will lead various skill drills to help improve fundamentals, such as ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding and defense.

Wed
07
Jun

E.F. nabs Wahlstrom as next football coach

Former Verrado coach to lead Wolves into 2017 season

Two months removed from his resignation from Verrado, Derek Wahlstrom has landed another head coaching gig in the West Valley.

Wahlstrom was hired as the Estrella Foothills head football coach on May 26.

Wed
07
Jun

Lobos spring ball filled with new faces

DAVON JONES of La Joya speeds away from a Sierra Linda defender during a 2016 game. Jones, the Lobos’ leading rusher, is one of only five returning starters in total for La Joya. View photo by Ray Thomas
DAVON JONES of La Joya speeds away from a Sierra Linda defender during a 2016 game. Jones, the Lobos’ leading rusher, is one of only five returning starters in total for La Joya. View photo by Ray Thomas

La Joya football returns only 5 starters in fall

La Joya’s football team will have a new personnel look to it during the upcoming 2017 season.

The Lobos used their spring practice session to indoctrinate a handful of players who will look to replace 32 graduating seniors from last year’s squad. La Joya will also have a new defensive coordinator patrolling the sidelines this year. In fact, the Lobos return only five players with any varsity starting experience, coach Josh Mitchell said.

Wed
07
Jun

Buckeye big men go back-to-back

TROY DELGADO, of Buckeye flips a tire during the obstacle course portion of the Universal Athletic West Side Big Man Competition June 3 at Pioneer Community Park in Peoria. Delgado and the Hawks won the competition for the second time in two years, beating out more than 30 other teams in the process. View photo by Jordan Christopher
TROY DELGADO, of Buckeye flips a tire during the obstacle course portion of the Universal Athletic West Side Big Man Competition June 3 at Pioneer Community Park in Peoria. Delgado and the Hawks won the competition for the second time in two years, beating out more than 30 other teams in the process. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Hawks’ hogs repeat as Big Man Challenge champions

The Buckeye linemen defended their Universal Athletic West Side Big Man Challenge title by beating Peoria Liberty in the final June 3 at Pioneer Community Park in Peoria.

The Hawks won the competition hosted by Tolleson for the second consecutive year, beating out more than 30 teams.

Wed
31
May

Estrella swimmer heading to Coe College

DANA CLEMENTS, center, of Estrella Foothills holds up her letter of intent to swim at Coe College with her parents at her side. Clements will begin her collegiate career at the school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the fall. Submitted photo
DANA CLEMENTS, center, of Estrella Foothills holds up her letter of intent to swim at Coe College with her parents at her side. Clements will begin her collegiate career at the school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in the fall. Submitted photo

Dana Clements to swim Division III collegiately

Dana Clements will wade through the Midwest this summer, heading toward Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she’ll join the swim team.

Wed
31
May

T.V. volleyball players to play at next level

NAOMI DALLEY, center, of Tonopah Valley goes up for a block with Caitlynn Williams in the 2016 3A playoffs against Red Rock on Nov. 4, 2016. Dalley is one of two Lady Phoenix players who have signed on to play college volleyball in the fall. View photo by Mike Rincon
NAOMI DALLEY, center, of Tonopah Valley goes up for a block with Caitlynn Williams in the 2016 3A playoffs against Red Rock on Nov. 4, 2016. Dalley is one of two Lady Phoenix players who have signed on to play college volleyball in the fall. View photo by Mike Rincon

Naomi Dalley, Christina Renteria sign on for Western N.M., South Mtn.

Two Tonopah Valley volleyball players have signed on to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level starting in the fall.

Naomi Dalley and Christina Renteria, who helped Tonopah Valley to an 18-8 record and a playoff berth in 2016, have signed on to Western New Mexico University and South Mountain Community College, respectively.

Wed
31
May

Agua Fria seeks to steady ship in 2017

DORIEN HANEY, 10, of Agua Fria looks on at a teammate carrying the ball against Washington in 2016. Haney, a senior, will be one of the many Owls hoping to improve on 2016’s 2-8 season. View photo by Jordan Christopher
DORIEN HANEY, 10, of Agua Fria looks on at a teammate carrying the ball against Washington in 2016. Haney, a senior, will be one of the many Owls hoping to improve on 2016’s 2-8 season. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Owls ready to bounce back from 2-8 season

It wasn’t pretty for Agua Fria football’s 2016 season, as the team struggled to a 2-8 season in coach Ross Crow’s first year at the helm.

It’s still early in the Year Two process, but the team is rearing to go and has its mind in the right place, Crow said.

Wed
24
May

Odds & Ends: May 24, 2017

Desert Edge basketball to host skills camp

The Desert Edge High School boys basketball team is hosting a skills camp from for boys in fourth to eighth grade from 10 a.m. to noon June 8-10 in the school's gymnasium, 15778 W. Yuma Road, Goodyear.

The camp includes a lecture, basketball skills stations, player evaluations, basketball contests and educational sessions. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, awards and a player development booklet with evaluation and certification.

Wed
24
May

Tolleson football eager for summer trials

PATRICK ORTEGA of Tolleson gets ready to deliver a pass against La Joya on  Oct. 29, 2016. Ortega started at quarterback as a sophomore last season, and is only one of four returning starters to the offense for the 2017 season. View photo by Mike Rincon
PATRICK ORTEGA of Tolleson gets ready to deliver a pass against La Joya on Oct. 29, 2016. Ortega started at quarterback as a sophomore last season, and is only one of four returning starters to the offense for the 2017 season. View photo by Mike Rincon

Wolverines set to replace 8 starters on each side of the ball

Tolleson football entered the spring practice session with plenty of question marks on both sides of the ball, something that tends to happen when you lose eight starters on both offense and defense.

After a productive spring practice session, coach Jason Wilke feels like his team is on the right track to fill the spots and work toward its goal of winning the region title, he said.

Wed
24
May

Millennium football hires Lamar Early

Former Estrella Foothills coach leaves after 14 years

Lamar Early spent a lot of time at Estrella Foothills, but that will no longer be his coaching home.

Early has been recommended for hire at Millennium — pending the Agua Fria Union High School District board meeting approval June 14. The move is bittersweet for Early, he said.

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