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Arizona high school football rises to the top (10)

PHOENIX – Arizona high school football ranks in the top 10 in states with five top 100 high school football recruits.


Red Mountain receiver Ja’Kobi Lane leaps from benchwarmer to ‘unguardable’

MESA – As a sophomore, Ja’kobi Lane mostly sat the bench for Mesa’s Red Mountain’s football team. Now, the lanky senior describes himself as “unguardable,” and as the top-rated receiver in Arizona who has committed to play at USC, it’s hard to argue with him.

USC commit Ja’Kobi Lane is making a name for himself as a wide receiver at Red Mountain High School, where he has emerged as the Arizona's top-ranked player at his position in the class of 2023. (Marlee Zanna Thompson/Cronkite News)

Voice of change: ASU athletes promote social justice through Black Student Athlete Association

PHOENIX – Led by former sprinter Cortney Jones, Arizona State athletes formed the Black Student Athlete Association last January hoping to promote social justice. Now an official campus organization, the BSAA aims to provide support to athletes of color and bring social-justice changes.


Serena Williams’ retirement ripples through the Arizona tennis community

PHOENIX – Serena Williams’ retirement: Arizona tennis community discusses the impact of legend’s legacy


Too fast, too furious: Dangerous street takeovers stymie police, anger neighbors

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Civilian Oversight Commission held a hearing to discuss the issue of street takeovers. Officers said they were so overwhelmed by the hundreds of carloads of people that can show up and the potential for violence that an entire station of officers wouldn’t be enough to deal with a major street takeover.


NAU football refuses to be defined by season-opening loss

FLAGSTAFF – Northern Arizona University’s football team lost big in its season opener to Arizona State, but coach Chris Ball and his team now have their sights set on bigger goals. Ball called the game a low pressure matchup for the Lumberjacks and vowed that his team is moving forward.


Journey to reach Mexico fraught with danger and uncertainty for migrants

Migrants detail their journeys to Tapachula, Mexico, and the challenges encountered on the way. Tapachula has been an immigration bottleneck for years as tens of thousands of migrants arrive and must wait for documents allowing them to continue north.


Worlds of hurt: Devon Allen’s controversial false start ends title hopes in 110m hurdles

EUGENE, Ore. – Devon Allen’s disqualification for a false start in the 110-meter hurdles has inspired much debate because of a rule that also defines a false start as leaving the blocks too fast, which in Allen’s case was 0.099 seconds.


First images from Webb Telescope leave Arizona contributors ‘speechless’

WASHINGTON - NASA released "stunning" full-color images showing thousands of far-away galaxies, a dying star, a star being born and a grouping of five galaxies. The images came from the James Webb Space Telescope, which several Arizona researchers have had a hand in.


Casa Grande’s Barça Residency Academy producing top level soccer talent

CASA GRANDE – FC Barcelona is known for producing some of soccer’s top talents through their academy in Spain. Since 2016, they have used the same approach in Casa Grande, where every graduate so far has played in college or signed a professional contract.


Sex work equals survival for some migrant women in Tapachula, Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico – To survive while their journeys are stalled in Tapachula, Mexico, many migrant women turn to sex work. They face abuse, poor pay and lack of access to sexual and reproductive health care.


Biden to honor McCain, Giffords next week with Presidential Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON – Arizona icons Gabrielle Giffords and the late John McCain were among the 17 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom announced Friday by the Biden administration.