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Take a Wif of this: Popular childhood game takes big leagues by storm at Goodyear Ballpark

GOODYEAR – Logan Rose, 17, led Big League Wiffle Ball’s fourth annual Western Wiffle Championship at Goodyear Ballpark in October. Inspired by his father during the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose has transformed the league into a popular tournament that recently featured teams from New York, New Jersey, California and Nevada.

Wiffle ball player at bat.

Photo essay: Future lottery picks hit Las Vegas for Border League high school basketball showcase

LAS VEGAS – The Border League featured three No. 1 recruits at different age levels and multiple projected lottery picks. Here’s the story of these players told in pictures.

Florida Eagles forward Cooper Flagg guards a fellow five-star recruit, Bishop O’Connell’s Bryson Tucker, in their first round matchup at the Top Flight Invite at Border League at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas on Oct. 13. (Photo by Griffin Greenberg/Cronkite News)

Never give up: Laila Edwards set to break color barrier for U.S. women’s hockey

TEMPE – Laila Edwards, the first Black women’s hockey player to play on Team USA, is breaking down barriers and writing her own history.

Laila Edwards seeks to become the first Black player to suit up for a Team USA women’s hockey game, inspiring the next generation while overcoming obstacles in a sport that still lacks diversity. (Photo by Mia Jones/Cronkite News)

Grab bag: Arizona Coyotes offer fresh mix of good and bad in season’s strong start

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes have opened their season 4-4-1, their best start since 2020. What’s been helping them succeed and what’s holding them back? A look at some of the good and bad factors of this young team to start the season.

The Arizona Coyotes are off to a promising start to the 2023-24 season, but the first nine games have revealed a mix of strengths and challenges. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Coyotes)

High home prices and interest rates contribute to tough market for first-time homebuyers

PHOENIX – Mortgage loan interest rates are hovering around 8% for the first time in decades, and home prices are high, making a home purchase tough for buyers entering the market for the first time.

A home for sale in the Ashby Acres community in Phoenix on Sept. 6, 2023. (Photo by Kevinjonah Paguio/Cronkite News)

Why fans attending NLCS Game 3 will pay more for beer than tickets

PHOENIX – Following the Diamondbacks’ shutout loss in Philadelphia, ticket prices for Game 3 of the NLCS have nosedived to $5 for the cheapest ticket at Chase Field. This drastic change has raised questions about the price drop.

Walkway to ticket will call outside of Chase Field.

Arizona lawmakers fall in line, but House fails to elect new speaker

WASHINGTON - Arizona lawmakers voted on party lines for a new House speaker Tuesday, but it was not enough to overcome a new group of rebellious Republicans in the House who blocked the election of Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan.

Desert Vista’s ‘Point Goddess’ Ijiwoye headed to women’s hoops power Stanford

PHOENIX – Desert Vista senior Shay Ijiwoye has committed to Stanford after receiving over 45 offers from D1 schools. Her decision lends itself to the Cardinal basketball program, the prestigiousness of the school, the academics and being close to home.

The Ijiwoye family's unwavering support and Shay's determination drive her to excel in basketball as a recent Stanford signee. (Photo courtesy of Shay Ijiwoye)

Arizona Coyotes bring fresh faces and playoff ambitions entering promising 2023-24 season

TEMPE - The Arizona Coyotes have bolstered their roster with new additions like Jason Zucker and promising prospects. Despite arena-related challenges, they aim for a playoff spot and are determined to prove doubters wrong.

Arizona Coyotes players gathered together on the ice.

Likely Lake entry into Arizona Senate race sets up ‘Super Bowl’ of elections

WASHINGTON - Kari Lake's expected entrance Tuesday into the already-crowded field seeking to unseat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, I-Ariz., sets the stage for what one analyst said has the potential to be "the greatest race in United States Senate history."

Biggs, Crane join Democrats in historic vote to oust McCarthy as speaker

WASHINGTON - Arizona Reps. Andy Biggs and Eli Crane were among the eight conservative Republicans who voted with all House Democrats Tuesday to oust Speaker Kevin McCarthy, the first time in history a sitting speaker has been removed.

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., visited the U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. McCarthy had made securing the border a key issue during the midterm elections. (Photo by James Powel/Cronkite News)

Tommy Lloyd, Arizona Wildcats set stage for electric 2023-24 season at Red-Blue Showcase

TUCSON – The annual Red-Blue Showcase offered the Tucson community a first chance to see the 2023-24 Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team. Tommy Lloyd and Co. have a deep and talented squad looking to make a deep run come March.

KJ Lewis leaping over teammate in dunk contest.