From new program to title contender: Estrella Foothills boys volleyball ready for 4A playoffs
GOODYEAR – Estrella Foothills High School started a boys volleyball team three years ago. Now the Wolves are looking to win a state championship.
Sound of success: Arizona pickleball league brings together deaf and hearing communities
PHOENIX – Francisco German and Shawn Benavente started the Arizona Deaf Pickleball League in 2021. Since then, the league has 400 members and is educating others about American Sign Language.
Latinos continue to fight to play crucial roles in Hollywood
LOS ANGELES – Even as Hollywood execs talk of a changing industry that embraces a diverse landscape of filmmakers and artists, data show Latino acting roles in film and entertainment at large have steadily declined.
Phoenix company ElectraTect creating marijuana Breathalyzer
PHOENIX – Phoenix company ElectraTect is creating a marijuana Breathalyzer to help medical marijuana users and law enforcement better gauge impairment levels from THC, the major psychoactive component in marijuana.
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.
After stop at Chase Field, Fernando Tatis Jr. prepares for first game at Petco Park since suspension
PHOENIX – Coming off a 564-day MLB hiatus because of PED suspension and injury, San Diego Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. made his return at Chase Field and now will play.
GCU set to play in NCAA men’s volleyball tournament for first time in program history
PHOENIX – Grand Canyon University received a bid to play in the 2023 NCAA men’s volleyball tournament for the first time in program history. For some players, it’s their last chance to go out with a title.
Sen. Juan Mendez, Arizona Muslim Alliance propose Arizona Office for New Americans
PHOENIX – Sen. Juan Mendez collaborates with Arizona Muslim Alliance to establish an Office for New Americans in an effort to improve immigrant rights and services in Arizona.
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.
With former player as coach, Basha High softball heads to 6A state playoffs
CHANDLER – The last time the Basha High School softball team won the Premier Region, Kailey Pomeroy was a player on the team. Now she is the coach and leading the team into the 6A state playoffs that start Saturday.
Arizona Sidewinders bring ultimate frisbee, community to the Valley
MESA – The Arizona Sidewinders are the first professional Ultimate team in the state of Arizona and one of eight professional women's and nonbinary Ultimate teams across the West Coast.
MLB Draft, UCLA can wait as Arizona’s top baseball prospect Roch Cholowsky eyes another state title
CHANDLER – Roch Cholowsky is Arizona’s No. 1 high school baseball player in the class of 2023 and No. 12 in the country. His mentality is to continue to win games, have fun and help lead Hamilton High to a second straight state championship.