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McNeill Progresses to One of Poston Butte’s Best

8 hours ago Andrew Luberda 0
    Poston Butte head coach Chris Holcombe took over the Broncos’ baseball program in 2014, the same year as then incoming-freshman Nolan McNeill, who was a singles-hitting third baseman. Now nearing the end of a four-year varsity career, McNeill has progressed into one of the Broncos’ best players in recent years. “We’ve seen the Read More

QC Football’s Ayala, Wooten Will Play at Next Level

5 days ago Andrew Luberda 0
Queen Creek High School seniors Jake Ayala and Jacori Wooten, two members of the Bulldogs’ football team, signed to continue their academic and athletic careers after next month’s graduation. Ayala, a 6-foot-3½-inch, 240-pound tight end, accepted a preferred walk-on offer from Northern Arizona University, choosing to play for the Lumberjacks after considering several other scholarship Read More

Hard Work, Humility Behind Olsen’s Success

6 days ago Andrew Luberda 0
Florence baseball two-way star Mat Olsen has combined hard work and humility to develop into the ace of the Gophers’ pitching staff in addition to being one of the team’s most dangerous hitters. In the final year of his Gophers’ four-year varsity career, the right-handed throwing Olsen owns a team-leading 0.78 ERA with 16 hits Read More

Benjamin Franklin softball building foundation with young core

6 days ago Jason P. Skoda 0
Benjamin Franklin softball coach Jon Malgradi doesn’t spend a whole lot of time mulling over the lineup card. It isn’t so much that he has a set lineup for the Chargers; it’s more like he has a lineup. As in Ben Franklin, in its third year of playing at the AIA level, only has 10 Read More

QC Volleyball Pair Sign NLI

1 week ago Andrew Luberda 0
Queen Creek High School senior volleyball players Serena Caspersen and Claudia Wilson, two significant members of the Bulldogs’ 2017 5A State Runner-Up team, signed their National Letters of Intent during a signing event at the school last fall. Caspersen, a 5A San Tan All-Region First Team middle blocker, signed to continue her athletic and academic Read More

Florence’s Johnson cuts through Ben Franklin lineup

1 week ago Jason P. Skoda 0
Two hours before Florence arrived at Benjamin Franklin for a 3A Central Region softball game Thursday, the dust storm rolling through Queen Creek made visibility beyond a few feet difficult. Once it settled down, the Chargers had another issue and she stood 43 feet away. Florence junior right-hander Dani Johnson brought some of her best Read More