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ASU’s bats wake up to secure must-win victory over Oregon State in Pac-12 tournament

SCOTTSDALE – ASU baseball earned a much-needed 14-10 win against Oregon State to stay alive in the hunt for the NCAA tournament. The Sun Devils’ win comes after a difficult loss Tuesday against in-state rival UArizona.

Arizona State's Owen Stevenson embraces catcher Bronson Balholm after closing out a must-win 14-10 victory over Oregon State in the Pac-12 Baseball Tournament at Scottsdale Stadium. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

‘We’re going to bounce back’: ASU baseball optimistic despite dropping Pac-12 tournament opener

SCOTTSDALE – More than a month after losing 20-0 to the University of Arizona, the Sun Devils walked a season-high 10 batters in a 12-3 loss in the first game of the Pac-12 tournament at Scottsdale Stadium.

ASU baseball took a thumping Tuesday in a 12-3 loss to UArizona in the Pac-12 tournament opener at Scottsdale Stadium. (Photo by Joey Plishka/Cronkite News)

Where did the snow go? Researchers probe gap between snowfall, runoff

Every winter, high-altitude snow melts and fills reservoirs in the Colorado River basin, but some years see a big gap between the snow that falls and the water runs off. There is little data on why it happens, but researchers hope to find answers high in the Rockies.


‘He knew how to outsmart guys’: Former coaches not surprised Cardinals hired Drew Terrell

PHOENIX – Drew Terrell is returning to the place where his football journey began. The Arizona Cardinals have hired the former Hamilton High School star as the team’s passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach.

Former Hamilton High School standout Drew Terrell spend three seasons coaching wide receivers with the Washington Commanders. Now he'll serve in a similar role as passing game coordinator/wide receivers coach for the Arizona Cardinals. (Photo by John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Dominican Republic border wall deepens tensions over Haitian immigration

DAJABÓN, Dominican Republic - Regulating immigration has become a hot-button political issue in the Dominican Republic and, as in the U.S., the Dominican government decided that a partial solution to this problem was to build a border wall.

A group of Haitians, including a young girl, are deported to Haiti at the border gates in Dajabón, Dominican Republic, on March 4, 2023. (Photo by Roxanne De La Rosa/Cronkite Borderlands Project)

Efforts to remove invasive giant reed in Arizona rivers and lakes continues with Department of Forestry grants

PHOENIX – The Arundo has been invading Arizona, and organizations, including the Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management, are offering grants to groups that will work to remove the stubborn plant. The Arundo is found near many bodies of water in Arizona, and it takes up too much water for the drought-ridden state.

Arundo was introduced in the U.S. from Southeast Asia. Some people now use it around their homes as an ornamental plant. (Photo by Willie Sommers/Arizona Department of Forestry and Fire Management)

Finding Grandma Joyce: What happens when someone dies alone?

TUCSON – A two-year search for Joyce Maryanna Williams led to Maricopa County’s final resting place for the unclaimed, unidentified and indigent. Between September 2021 and August 2022, 718 people in Maricopa County died alone, meaning next of kin were unable to be located or refused to handle arrangements.


After pitching struggles in Oregon, ASU baseball turns focus to Stanford series

EUGENE, Ore. – Although it came away with just one victory in its series at Oregon, the Arizona State baseball team is ready to shift its focus to the future. Especially since Stanford awaits.

Arizona State right fielder Nick McLain hit three home runs during the Sun Devils’ series against Oregon in Eugene. (Photo by Anthony Remedios/Cronkite News)

Phoenix nonprofit addresses need for children’s respite, hospice care

PHOENIX – One of three pediatric hospice homes in the United States, Ryan House provides respite, palliative and hospice care to children with chronic illnesses. The nonprofit addresses how to meet the needs of these children in a space with few solutions.

Jude Wentland plays with his mom, Madison Wentland, outside their home. (Photo by Lauren Kobley/Cronkite News)

Thrilling comeback leads ASU baseball to 13-10 win, series sweep over Grand Canyon

PHOENIX – Contributions from Nick McLain, Jacob Tobias, Luke Hill and Luke Keaschall flipped a seven-run deficit into a three-run victory for Arizona State baseball over Grand Canyon Tuesday night.


Blades of glory: Wrestling sisters have big dreams, including Olympics

TEMPE – The Blades sisters committed to ASU, a school that doesn’t recognize Division 1 women's wrestling, but that doesn’t mean they no longer are competing.

Kennedy Blades faced Olympic-level competition in high school before deciding to enroll at Arizona State and Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club. In 2021, she placed second at the Olympic trials. (Photo courtesy of Kennedy and Korina Blades)

A forgotten history: the Story of Dot Wilkinson, Billie Harris and the Phoenix Ramblers

PHOENIX – Many years ago, the Phoenix Ramblers brought Arizona its first state championship in 1940. Now that team is mostly forgotten to history. Superstars Billie Harris and Dot Wilkinson, through the words of Lynn Ames, explain why the Ramblers’ journey is so important to the Valley, to softball history and to women’s sporting history.

The Phoenix Ramblers pose after winning their first of three national championships in 1940. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Ames)