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Friday's high school football matchups, locations — and predictions

The high school football season is about a month old, but one program will play its first varsity game on Friday night. The Mica Mountain Thunderbolts will open their season at home against Coolidge. If any school is built for football success, it's Mica Mountain. Vail Unified School District’s newest...
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Six key plays from the Wildcats' loss to NAU

Throughout the Arizona football team's loss to NAU, there were a few bad plays and some positive ones that contributed to the unexpected finish to the game. Stanley Berryhill III 51-yard punt return to the NAU 18. After forcing an NAU punt on their second offensive drive of the game,...
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Seeing double on the football field

Coming in hot from Arizona are twins Peyton Pelletier and Parker Pelletier who are eager to get on the field and show their rivals how much explosive energy they’ve got. Born and raised in Tucson, Ariz., the Pelletiers were inspired by their father, a former Pierce football player and alumnus.

Pima Spotlight: Yaxiri Ortiz

A leader in a city like Tucson not only motivates a team but also inspires a community. Pima freshman cross country runner Yaxiri Ortiz defines what being a leader like that is all about. Last weekend, Ortiz was the meet coordinator for the annual Los Mezquites Cross Country High School...

Reimagined Resorts In Arizona and Hawai'i, New Hotel Open On Olympic Peninsula

Stay up to date on the latest venue openings and property renovations, including these found in the West. In September, the Sedona Rouge, a Springboard Hospitality hotel, will rebrand and reopen as The Wilde Resort & Spa after undergoing a major transformation. Located at the base of Thunder Mountain in Sedona and surrounded by the iconic red rock formations of the area, The Wilde will offer 105 guest rooms and suites that complement the destination’s unique landscape.

Mexican Baseball Fiesta Returns to Kino Sports Complex

Mexican Baseball Fiesta will commence its 10th year on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 at Kino Sports Complex. The Fiesta features four professional teams of the Mexican Pacific League and the University of Arizona. Festivities include double-header games each night, delicious food, live entertainment, music, and much more. Buy tickets...

Sparkly Leotards and Sky-High Flips: Get a Sneak Peek of Simone Biles's Gold Over America Tour

Simone Biles's much-anticipated Gold Over America Tour kicked off last night in Tucson, AZ, but if you weren't one of the lucky ones in the audience, Good Morning America gave us a behind-the-scenes peek into this "gymnastics-meets-pop-concert" extravaganza. And from the looks of the sparkly leotards and high-flying moves, the 35-city tour promises to be even more spectacular than we expected.

2021 Southern Arizona High School Football Spotlight: Mica Mountain

2020 record: The Thunderbolts’ freshman-junior varsity program beat Mountain View 55-20 in their only game experience last year because of COVID-19 protocol. 2021 record: No varsity games played yet — first of that kind in program history happening Friday with Coolidge visiting. The record in the junior varsity schedule is 3-0 with wins of 40-0 over San Tan Foothills, 59-14 over Salpointe and 35-0 over Buena.

DHS golfer sinks hole-in-one

TUCSON — Douglas High School golfer Colton Boone hit the biggest shot of his high school career Sept. 16, sinking a hole-in-one on the eighth hole at Forty Niner Country Club in Tucson. The Bulldogs were playing Sahuaro for the second time that week on the same course they had...

Arizona adds New Mexico to 2024 football schedule

The Arizona Wildcats have filled a hole in their 2024 nonconference schedule by adding a home game against an old Western Athletic Conference rival. The UA will host New Mexico at Arizona Stadium on Aug. 31, 2024, marking the first time it has faced the Lobos in Tucson since 2007.

Junior golfer Jake Martinez cards two aces in tournament round

Many golfers wait their whole lives for their first hole-in-one, if they ever achieve the feat during their playing career. According to the National Hole-in-One Registry, the average golfer plays 24 years of golf before making their first ace. For Tucson, Arizona’s Jake Martinez, he didn’t have to wait that...

Volleyball: CDO remains undefeated with win over Rincon/UHS

Canyon del Oro beat Rincon/University 3-0 Tuesday night at home to move to 9-0 on the year. The Rangers are 10-5 overall and 6-3 in power-ranking games after the loss with the initial AIA Rankings coming out on Tuesday. The Dorados took the match 25-12, 25-14 and 25-15 with junior...

Extra Point: Wildcats fumble chance to win over fans at home opener

Igot an email from a dad of a girl I coached in basketball a few years back. I have to say that he came close to being the perfect sports parent. He would show up to the games, root for his daughter and her teammates, not say anything to or about the refs, and never forget that no matter how heated things got, it was still just a game. Of course, the fact that his daughter was a starter on a team that went 25-4 her senior year probably made it easier for him to remain even-keeled.

Emiliano Andraux makes his first-team debut

There was a new face on the bench for FC Tucson's game against Greenville Triumph on Sunday. Emiliano Andraux made his debut in the club's first 18 after signing a USL Pro Academy contract, which officially moved him to the FC Tucson first-team roster. The 19-year-old played high school soccer...

Greg Hansen: Whitney Dosty mastered a 'whole new discipline.' The results were golden.

Whitney Dosty has been a ballerina, a fashion model, a clothes designer and, now, at 33, a gold medalist in a sport she knew nothing about as recently as 2015. After dislocating her ankle seven years ago while playing for Turkey in the European Pro Volleyball league, Dosty feared her accomplished volleyball career was over. Medical treatment and physical therapy were only temporary fixes.

Two Arizona women racing through gender barrier with help from Tucson Speedway

PHOENIX – Following Danica Patrick’s retirement from competitive driving in 2018, women have mostly slipped into the shadows in the male-dominated auto racing world. However, a pair of Arizona drivers are hoping to be among the next women to break racing’s gender barrier, and Tucson Speedway is helping pave the way.