Sport

Navigating college recruiting process proved challenging for sand volleyball standout during pandemic

PHOENIX – A lack of spots due to funding, limited campus tours, and being evaluated solely on film are just some of the obstacles that Arcadia High School senior Lauren Sayre encountered while deciding where she would play sand volleyball at the collegiate level.


Tuesday Morning Sun Devil: Lucas pushes teammates, tells them, ‘I came back here to be legendary’

TEMPE – ASU wrapped up its spring season Sunday at Sun Devil Stadium. Coaches and players are confident they have the leadership and talent to succeed in the fall.


Need rescue? Hikers lost or lacking supplies can find help from satellite communication device

PHOENIX – SPOT is a company that makes a tracking device hikers can use to call for help when in desolate areas. But the Coconino County Sheriff’s office says it has its positives and negatives.


‘We’ve peaked at the right time’: UArizona women roll to first Final Four in program history

The Arizona women’s basketball team advanced to the first Final Four in program history to face perennial power UConn in national semifinals.


Contactless, cashless and chicken bacon: Diamondbacks introduce new protocols, food items at Chase Field

PHOENIX – New additions aim to make Diamondbacks’ fan experience as safe and enjoyable as possible at Chase Field.


From cerebral palsy diagnosis to soccer scholarship: Gavin Kohner headed to Clemson

PHOENIX – Gavin Kohner, a senior at Northwest Christian School who plays paralympic soccer, landed a scholarship to play at Clemson University.


Professional bull riders Whitehorse, Jesus find strong support from Native American community

GLENDALE – PBR riders Keyshawn Whitehorse and Cody Jesus are from the Navajo Nation. When the PBR comes to Arizona, many Native American fans show up to support them.


Special Olympics athletes build connections, form community through esports

WADDELL - Special Olympics athletes immerse themselves in esports teams to help alleviate the loss of social connections due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


A player remembered, a community crushed: Friends mourn loss of GCU’s Oscar Frayer

PHOENIX – Just three days after playing in Grand Canyon's first NCAA Tournament, Oscar Frayer died in a car accident in California. Friends mourn the loss of the standout.


Baseball in a border town: Nogales finds its favorite pastime a ‘release’ from pandemic

NOGALES – A city that has had enormous success in baseball has finally come back to life after the pandemic.


ASU basketball watches Jaelen House enter transfer portal, secures key 6-11 recruit

TEMPE - The Sun Devils face a slew of departures this offseason but the unexpected loss of Jaelen House, who entered the transfer portal last week, could turn out to be one of the biggest losses of the offseason.


Sweet 16 and never been missed: UArizona women break out of anonymity, advance in NCAA Tournament

The Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team survives upset scare from BYU, advance to Sweet 16 for first time since 1998.