Michael “Mikey” Bender grew up like most children, spending his days playing backyard football with his older brother Karl and neighborhood kids in Connecticut and, later, Mesa.
The Arizona Interscholastic Association’s new COVID-19 guidelines for the 2021-22 high school sports season are causing a stir among athletes and coaches.
Chris Chick was more than just an offensive line coach for the Chandler Wolves. He was a beloved friend and mentor to all that came into contact with him over the course of his career.
Siera Phillips and Breanna Macha Peterson don’t often talk about the bitter rivalry between their colleges. The players on Red Mountain’s softball team will do that for them at an appropriate time.
For many Desert Vista and Mountain Pointe athletes, it was a breath of fresh air. Others saw it as a shot at redemption.
East Valley schools had a dominant performance on Saturday in the boys’ volleyball state championships, where both top-ranked Casteel (5A) and Perry (6A) were able to cap off the season with rings. After more than two years of anticipating this opportunity since the end of the 2019 season, b…
Patrick Herrera and his older brother, AJ, grew up inside of a dugout. Whether playing baseball themselves or as bat boys for the team their father Pat coached, they were always nearby.
Leighton Accardo’s legacy, one built on positively impacting the lives of everyone she came into contact with, will forever live on in the hearts of Arizona sports fans and the Coyotes organization.
When Terry Dietz took over the Higley baseball program ahead of the 2019-20 season, he aimed to change the perception and culture of the team.
Cole and Kori Martin can’t help but smile and break out into laughter when asked who the better athlete is between the two. It’s a question that has been asked all throughout their childhood and perhaps even more so now that the two are at the same high school.
A group of 13 girls in 2019 represented Mesa and all of Arizona in the Junior Little League Softball World Series, an opportunity of a lifetime that brought success on a national stage.
Mesquite High School’s beach volleyball program, fresh off its first state title in program history in 2019, was eager to defend its trophy last spring in pursuit of back-to-back championships.
The United States Disabled Open, which aims to provide a PGA Tour-like atmosphere for disabled golfers, is descending upon Mesa for its third-ever tournament in May.
Mesa High School’s boys basketball team is on the verge of one of its best seasons in program history, as the Jackrabbits currently find themselves near the top of the 6A Conference standings.
Since David DiComenico took over the Mesa High School wrestling program as head coach seven years ago, it’s a position he has cherished.
Football legend Donovan McNabb wants to improve the lives of college and high school quarterbacks. Through the nonprofit QB Legacy, the Queen Creek resident prepares the athletes for life after football, the ups and downs of the game and how to handle adversity and success.