SAN TAN VALLEY — Poston Butte assistant football coach Rod Holmes recalled an early memory of Connor Lopez and Cade Alisa during a signing ceremony for the two athletes on Wednesday morning.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The Poston Butte girl’s basketball team is one of the best in the county. The Broncos entered Friday’s night game against American Leadership Academy-Gilbert North with an undefeated region play record, and they used their top-tier defensive skills to secure a 57-27 win — th…
SAN TAN VALLEY — The Combs Coyotes boys soccer team are young and looking to prove themselves in the 4A East Sky Region. Sitting right at the cutline for the playoffs, the Coyotes treat every game like a must-win, however, going up against the raining 4A state runner-up is no easy task.
MARICOPA — Last week the Arizona Interscholastic Association Executive Board heard appeals from schools wanting to switch conferences. Two Pinal County schools were on that list looking to move down a conference in Maricopa and Desert Sunrise.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The old saying “defense wins championships” is one that the Poston Butte girls basketball team lives by. Making the Broncos’ opponents uncomfortable is exactly what led them in their 53-17 win Friday over cross-town rival, Combs.
QUEEN CREEK — In a top five matchup between Pinal County’s two best soccer teams, American Leadership Academy-Ironwood showed early why it currently sits at No. 2 in the 3A Conference power rankings and has an undefeated regular season record.
GILBERT — In his first year as the head coach for the Combs Coyotes, Hosea Graham said that he wants his team to “stop participating, and start competing.”
SAN TAN VALLEY — The idea had been floating around for a few years, but last week it finally came to fruition as Poston Butte inducted it’s first-ever class into its Athletic Hall of Fame.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Coming into their Friday night matchup, the Coolidge Bears had everything to lose, while the San Tan Foothills Sabercats had everything to gain. The Bears’ undefeated season was put on the line against a tough and gritty Sabercats squad.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Both the Coolidge Bears and the San Tan Foothills Sabercats have had up-and-down starts to their seasons, sitting at or below the .500 mark entering their Friday night matchup and hungry for a win.
CHANDLER — The 3A Conference leaders and defending champions, Chandler Valley Christian Trojans continued their triumphant streak over the American Leadership Academy-Ironwood Warriors at home on Friday night, winning 73-57.
CHANDLER — It became apparent early on in the game that the American Leadership Academy-Ironwood Warriors girls basketball team would struggle against a well drilled Chandler Valley Christian Trojans outfit.
GILBERT — The score of Tuesday’s game between Poston Butte and Gilbert Mesquite will certainly be forgotten as it was a nightmare for the Broncos, but one single moment will forever overshadow the final score.
CASA GRANDE — Another exciting football season came to an end with many Pinal County athletes closing out their high school careers in spectacular fashion.
FLORENCE — As his team stepped onto the floor, Florence Gophers head coach David Silvas said his players had one thought in mind, “It would be nice to be undefeated going into Christmas.”
FLORENCE — After losing a close game to Thatcher in their previous outing, the Poston Butte Broncos were looking to bounce back and cement a top seed in the 2nd Annual Eddie Martinez Invitational on Tuesday.
FLORENCE — Coming into the 2nd Annual Eddie Martinez Invitational, the San Tan Foothills Sabercats were regarded as one of the top teams participating in the Florence tournament. In their third pool play game against American Leadership Academy-Anthem South, they showed why — dominating the …
FLORENCE — The San Tan Foothills Sabercats won a thrilling encounter against the Thatcher Eagles in their second game of the Eddie Martinez Invitational at Florence High School on Monday evening.
FLORENCE — After easily cruising past their first opponent to kick off the 2nd Annual Eddie Martinez Invitational at Florence on Monday, the Poston Butte boys’ basketball team struggled to knock down shots against Scottsdale Coronado.
SAN TAN VALLEY — As both the Poston Butte Broncos and American Leadership Academy-Ironwood Warriors stepped onto the floor for the opening tip-off, everyone in the gym knew it was going to be a physical game on Friday night.
ELOY — As the San Tan Foothills Sabercats and Santa Cruz Valley Dust Devils stepped onto the floor Tuesday night, it was a classic matchup of experience versus youth. As the game unfolded, it proved that experience would prevail, as the Sabercats lit up the scoreboard to win 62-25.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Last year, the American Leadership Academy-Ironwood girl’s soccer team narrowly missed the 3A state tournament after falling to Yuma Catholic in penalty kicks during the play-in round.
SAN TAN VALLEY — There's a youth movement going through the Combs girls soccer team this season after having graduated 12 seniors from last year’s roster.
SAN TAN VALLEY — It’s been a steady process of turning around the Poston Butte girls basketball program. After three consecutive postseason season appearances, each one gradually better than the previous, the Broncos are looking to go a step further this year.
CASA GRANDE — It’s been a culmination of things that turned the Maricopa volleyball team back into a playoff contender over the past two seasons.
COOLIDGE — The last time Combs made the postseason was in the 2014-15 season when the Coyotes fell to Snowflake in the Division III state title game.
COOLIDGE — The second year of the Joe Partain Memorial Classic was a success for the host team as the Coolidge boys basketball team finished 6-0.
COOLIDGE — It will be a busy Thanksgiving weekend for the Coolidge boys basketball team and other teams in the Pinal County area that will be competing in the Joe Partain Memorial Classic.
SAN TAN VALLEY — In a season plagued by injuries, Poston Butte managed to find a way to secure the No. 4 seed in the 4A Conference playoffs.
APACHE JUNCTION — After going up 14-0 in the first quarter, the Prospectors had all of the momentum on their side of the field, hoping it would lead them to their first first-round playoff win in over 15 years. However, that momentum would quickly evaporate, as Apache Junction would falter a…
APACHE JUNCTION — Over the course of the last five seasons, the Apache Junction Prospectors have made it to the 4A state playoffs three times, not including a play-in appearance that was forfeited due to COVID-19.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The Poston Butte football team entered this season with the mindset that they had unfinished business after falling to Casa Grande Union in last year’s 4A Conference state title game.
PHOENIX — Pinal County was well represented at the Division III state cross country meet on Saturday at Cave Creek Golf Course in Phoenix.
GILBERT — Prior to Friday’s regular season finale against the top ranked team in the 4A Conference, Poston Butte head coach Dain Thompson knew his team would rise to the occasion after last week’s loss to Snowflake.
APACHE JUNCTION — With their postseason appearance all but certain going into their final game of the season, the Apache Junction Prospectors came into their matchup against the Benjamin Franklin Chargers hoping to leave no doubt that they are a team to be afraid of in the playoffs.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Besides one game in the past five weeks, Poston Butte has been in playoff mode competing against four top 10 teams.
PHOENIX — It was a tale of two very different halves for the Apache Junction Prospectors against Phoenix Arcadia Friday night as both teams went in with identical season records.
TUCSON — The Sabino Sabercats posted a commanding 49-23 victory over a gallant San Tan Foothills team in their opening round play-off game in Tucson on Friday night.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Going into their final home game of the season against Chandler Arizona College Prep, the Combs Coyotes knew that if they wanted to keep their postseason hopes alive, a win over their region rival was a must.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The Snowflake Lobos shut down the Poston Butte Broncos' running game, while using a mix of passing and rushing of their own to defeat Poston Butte 28-7 on Friday night.
SAN TAN VALLEY — With the regular season soon coming to a close, the Combs Coyotes have found themselves on the cusp of their first playoff appearance in 2015. Sitting just outside the top 16 in the 4A Conference, the Coyotes know that in order to accomplish their goals, they’ll have to get …
FLORENCE — San Tan Foothills took the field on Friday without the benefit of head coach Mike Carlin, who was absent to be with a family member who was seriously injured in an accident two days prior.
SAN TAN VALLEY — The fifth-ranked Poston Butte Broncos, in which was likely their toughest game of the year based on record against the undefeated the Tempe Marcos de Niza Padres relied on the running of Gavin Thrower and a stout defense to crush the Padres 39-11 Friday night.
SAN TAN VALLEY — With the 2022 season coming to a close and a postseason berth unlikely for either squad, the Poston Butte Broncos and Combs Coyotes ended their seasons by closing the book on their crosstown rivalry.
QUEEN CREEK — What was a tight game in the first half turned into a convincing win for the Poston Butte Broncos, who took down the Benjamin Franklin Chargers 40-13 Friday night.
APACHE JUNCTION — If the 4A Conference were its own country, then the East Sky Region would definitely be considered the Wild West.
SAN TAN VALLEY — Last week, Poston Butte’s run defense was exploited in a disappointing loss. This week, they turned it around to pick up a gutsy 28-14 win over Apache Junction.