From oiled sand to ‘Augusta’ greens, Phoenix Country Club continues to evolve ahead of Schwab Cup
PHOENIX – The Phoenix Country Club hosted multiple tournaments, including the Phoenix Open and the PGA Tour Champions finale, Charles Schwab Cup Championship. The club has undergone many changes since its inception to enhance members and golfers’ experience.
N-ice! High school hockey thrives in Arizona despite rink shortage
PHOENIX – Despite a lack of available ice rinks and without AIA sanctioning, the Arizona High School Hockey Association has not only survived for 23 years, it has thrived.
Arizona treasurer: Kimberly Yee stresses transparency, rejects ‘social consciousness’ investing
Incumbent State Treasurer Kimberly Yee has made Arizona history twice. She was the first Asian American elected to the Legislature and the first Asian American to hold statewide office. Yee is running for re-election as state treasurer, an office she has held since 2018. In that job, she invests taxpayer money, manages the state’s cash flow and advances financial literacy.
Young Arizona Diamondbacks build hope for the future
PHOENIX – Last year the D-backs had little to no hope going into the 2022 season after recording their second worst franchise record. This year has shown that there is hope for the D-backs, who had 10 debutants in this season alone. A few of these rookies are potential franchise cornerstones.
Arizona College Prep standout Ashlyn Tierney learns the ultimate swimming lesson through anxiety disorder
CHANDLER –After losing feeling in her legs, Ashlyn Tierney was diagnosed with conversion disorder. Two years later, she’s back in the pool and breaking school records in her first year at Arizona College Prep High School.
Murals paint memories of those lost to police violence across the U.S.
SALT LAKE CITY – Across the U.S., artists paint murals to memorialize victims of police violence. For some, they serve as public gravesites, spaces of remembrance and community. For others, they are difficult reminders of loss.
From roomies to Diamondbacks starters, Drey Jameson and Ryne Nelson begin big league careers in lockstep
PHOENIX — Diamondbacks pitchers Ryne Nelson and Drey Jameson were roommates throughout their minor league careers. Now they both received a call to the show, just weeks apart from each other.
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.
MLB approves three rule changes for 2023 season, but not everyone’s thrilled
PHOENIX — With MLB approving new rule changes for the 2023 season, what are the Diamondbacks thoughts and how will these changes affect the league next season?
Federal funds for water projects a fraction of what Arizona says it needs
WASHINGTON - Arizona will get $109.5 million in federal funding this year to improve water systems in the state - a fraction of the $1.4 billion list of needs state officials say they have. And one official said "the needs are growing" for water projects around the state.
An Olympian, a burrito, a failed drug test: Former ASU runner Shelby Houlihan looks to rebound after doping ban
PORTLAND, Ore. – Inside the journey of U.S. Olympic distance runner Shelby Houlihan, who received a four-year doping ban but believes the positive drug test was triggered by a meal from a food truck.
Mesa high schools hit coaching reset in quest to end title drought
MESA – In a push to return to its glory days, Mesa Public Schools hired six new head coaches – three each in volleyball and football – and upgraded facilities at several schools. The Mesa district hasn’t accounted for a state football title since 2002 or a state volleyball championship since 1999.