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Editor's Note: This story was published  online by West Valley Preps in the Feb. 19, 2016 edition of the Glendale/Peoria Today paper about Liberty High School's first state team wrestling … more
For about two months after their 5A boys basketball final loss to Tucson Catalina Foothills, Centennial boys basketball players stewed or played with their club teams. The nature of the loss, more … more
The following West Valley area high school seniors have signed a letter of intent or made a verbal commitment to the following college programs. more
Of all the local athletes that suddenly leapt to track gold in the spring, none got a later start in the sport than Isaac Moreno. The Peoria High junior was still a novice as a long jumper and was just learning how to triple jump — weeks after his rivals’ seasons began. more
Editor's Note: This is an original story published in the Sept. 13, 2017 editions of the Glendale and Peoria Independent papers about Jade Carey, who just qualified for the United States Olympic … more
For the eighth year, West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best baseball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. Here is the complete all-West Valley Preps baseball team: more
Solomon Moss barely had a high school varsity boys soccer career at Liberty. That’s okay. Most of the varsity Lions players can watch him start his college career this fall and hear about his exploits in England. more
This is the eighth year West Valley Preps has announced honors for the best softball players it covers in the Northwest Valley. Here is the 2021 All West Valley Preps softball team: more
The erasure of the 2020 track and field season by the initial wave of COVID-19 left Zoe Rich so inexperienced for her sophomore year that she did not realize her form was off until the Chandler … more
For the third time, West Valley Preps has seen enough boys volleyball in the 2021 season to put together a team of the top players in the West Valley. more
One of them had made a cameo in the state track and field finals as a freshman. But for Sunrise Mountain juniors Kaitlyn Kaye and Malachi Marshall, May 13 and 15 was their first true chance at the … more
Cactus softball coach Bartt Underwood was ready to call it a career in January. Underwood, inducted  into the Arizona HS Athletic Coaches Hall of fame in 2017, took a week to think about it. He decided to coach his 10th season at Cactus. Underwood resigned from the job this week and said he plans to retire from being a high school head coach. more
The 2021 state 6A baseball champion Liberty Lions beat down the sport's cliches like they hit the best teams Arizona - steadily knocking over whatever stood in their way. more
The Desert Mountain-Sunrise Mountain rematch for the 5A state baseball title was testy and tense until the Wolves "other" big bopper broke it open. junior Luke Moeller stepped in and delivered his second and third RBI of the afternoon on a two-run single. Wes Kath added a home-run blast to right in the sixth to cap the 6-1 championship win more
We now know when the Liberty baseball team will stop hitting. May 19. Sure, the Lions' 6A state final opponent will undoubtedly bring excellent pitching to Tempe Diablo Stadium May 18. But at … more
Sunrise Mountain baseball is always in the hunt, but a lot of factors have to fall into place for even the best teams to reach a baseball title game. In the last two weeks Michael Deardoff's … more
For eight years, the Liberty baseball pitching staff has been led by the Schiefelbein family. This year, after two seasons of false starts, that is true on the mound as well as during practice and … more
To quote the old Meat Loaf song, "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad." All spring, the Sunrise Mountain baseball, boys volleyball and softball teams were among the best in 5A. All three teams earned a top five seed more
For the past 2 1/2 seasons Centennial softball has been a full-fledged 5A title contender. This spring the Coyotes would return pretty far into the pack without their power player. Centennial … more
Dominick Brister is locked in. And the rest of the sprinters in the state can only catch the back of his jersey. The Centennial senior entered this track season wanting to run the 100 meters in … more
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