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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

New AD working to create safe fall season amid COVID

Evelyn Wynn had a wild introduction to Maricopa High School sports. The new athletic director arrived as COVID-19 was changing sports schedules into question marks...

Fall sports comeback: The 3-sport student-athlete

  High school athletes have been on pins and needles in preparation for what they hope is a fall season of competition. Football will be...

Fall high school sports get go-ahead from AIA

  Arizona Interscholastic Association is letting its fall sports season move forward as planned. The executive board met Wednesday to endorse the latest guidelines from the...

MUSD task force planning new school year as sports return to practice amid COVID-19

The scheduled beginning of the new school year is looming large in July, and schools are trying to plan their return approach. Maricopa Unified School...

Ready for some football? High schools get guidance for practice

As Gov. Doug Ducey was announcing Arizona’s return to school in the fall, the state’s leading youth athletic-regulating body was already distributing its plans...

For the love of gloves: Getting Primal with Mark Minicozzi

About PrimalGloves.com Batting gloves, fielding gloves, football gloves, accessories Manufactured in Pakistan Contents: leather, pitted leather, Lycra spandex, nylon, quad-flex creasing Though all games from Little League to...

What MHS senior athletes left on the field

  Under normal circumstances, Arizona high school athletes would be prepping for state competition right now, trying to earn a spot in tournament play or...

No, Maricopa never really considered filling skatepark with sand

When coronavirus became a public health concern weeks ago, municipalities across America took action to close down recreational programs and facilities that could not...

‘He never quits’: Track coach still teaches by example

He may have come late to track and field, but Corey Nelson has kept going and going … and going. In his second year as...

4th Annual Izzy Softball Tournament Postponed

Kevin McDill one of the organizers of the Izzy Softball Tournament posted this notice to social media: “It is with a heavy heart that...

Maricopa swimmers qualify for regionals, hit personal bests

Over two weekends, Arizona Seals Swim Club participated in State Champs in senior and age-group divisions. Several swimmers hit their best marks yet. In the...

MHS grad on the rise with Arizona track

Maricopa High School graduate Pjai Austin recently finished the indoor track season at University of Arizona, where he led the Wildcats in his three...

Silver Gloves champion focused on boxing future

  When 14-year-old Alezet Valerio won her division in the national Silver Gloves boxing tournament, it was just another step in her plan to become...

Baseball season brings new head coach for MHS (VIDEO)

With baseball season under way, no one is more excited to play some ball than Maricopa High School’s new varsity coach, Brad Vericker. Having...

Powerful Women: Maricopans help pioneer roller derby league

When we think of the competitive sport of roller derby, fast-paced, rough bouts and powerful women often come to mind. While true, many of...

MHS graduate named conference Player of the Week

A graduate of Maricopa High School has been named Baseball Position Player of the Week in the Northern Athletic Collegiate Conference. Christian Garcia, a junior...

Elementary students take mile challenge, Butterfield rises

Butterfield Elementary churned out the runners for Maricopa Unified School District's annual Mile Meet on Wednesday at Ram Stadium. Butterfield students won all but...

Swimmers make splash at JO championships

A local swim club had a good weekend at the Arizona Junior Olympic Championships in Scottsdale. The Arizona Seals, which include Maricopa swimmers, took 16...

Heritage boys’ basketball takes 2nd in CAA state

The Heritage Academy boys' basketball team ended its debut season with a 16-4 record and a second-place trophy in the state tournament. The Heroes' season...

Undefeated Pathway girls take state title

With clutch play from senior Che’Leez Smith-Ralph, Sequoia Pathway fended off East Valley Athletes for Christ to win the Canyon Athletic Association’s Division 3...

MHS senior signs to play college soccer

Maricopa High School senior Payson Hacker has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Fort Lewis College. An injury knocked her out...

Ruiz leads ERAU basketball, hits career high

Maricopa’s Danae Ruiz is again leading her college basketball team to the Cal Pac playoffs. Ruiz, 22, a 2016 graduate of Maricopa High School, is...

Heritage boys’ basketball advances to state final

The Heritage Academy boys' basketball team defeated BASIS-Scottsdale, 79-68, on Saturday to advance to the Central Arizona Association's Division 3 championship game. The Heroes, who were...

Pathway girls’ basketball returns to CAA championship game (GALLERY)

The Sequoia Pathway girls' varsity basketball team took down Imagine Prep-Surprise Saturday, 58-45, in the Canyon Athletic Association's Division 3 semi-final at Valley Lutheran...

MHS girls’ soccer ends season in playoffs (GALLERY)

The Maricopa High School girls soccer team kept a lid on second-ranked Campo Verde much of the game Saturday but ultimately fell 3-1 in...

Heritage downs Pathway in CAA quarterfinal (GALLERY)

Heritage Academy and Sequoia Pathway went all the way to Phoenix to play each other for the third and final time this year, and...

MHS girls’ soccer earns spot in state bracket

After a tough closing week of the regular season, the Maricopa High School girls’ soccer team downed Marana in the 5A play-in tournament to...

9 Rams qualify for state wrestling

Maricopa finished third in the Division II Section III state qualifying tournament at Betty Fairfax High School on Saturday. Nine Rams qualified for state...

Copper Sky hosts lacrosse (GALLERY)

Lacrosse clubs from around the Valley, Arizona Lacrosse Academy and Arizona Youth Lacrosse occupied several playing fields at Copper Sky during the weekend, from...

2 Rams sign to play college ball at UTEP, Culver-Stockton

Michael Flood, a Maricopa High School senior, became the second football Ram in as many years to sign a letter of intent to play...

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