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Friends first: Perry-Hamilton title game bigger than basketball for rival coaches

PHOENIX – Perry High coach Sam Duane and Hamilton’s Doug Harris faced off to decide Arizona’s 6A boys basketball championship. It was a surreal moment for the close friends.


Sister act: Thomas siblings square off in Arizona women’s NCAA Tournament victory over UNLV

TUCSON – Despite an early scare from UNLV, Arizona pushed past the Lady Rebels with a dominant fourth quarter filled with efficient offense and solid defense. Sam Thomas was a major contributor for the Wildcats defensively, grabbing steals and blocking shots in a game that featured sister Jade on the UNLV bench.


GCU men fall to rival New Mexico State in WAC Tournament semifinal

LAS VEGAS - After defeating New Mexico State in the 2021 WAC Tournament finals, the Aggies got the better of GCU in this year's semifinals, winning 75-70.


Showdown: After resilient win over Sam Houston, GCU set for rival New Mexico State

LAS VEGAS – After a resilient back-and-forth win against Sam Houston, GCU will now play New Mexico State for the fourth straight time in the WAC Tournament.


‘Life masks’ created to keep stories of the Holocaust alive

SCOTTSDALE – Artist Robert Sutz casts the faces of Holocaust survivors, liberators and righteous gentiles into “life masks” to preserve their stories.


Reversing the desert: How an Arizona engineer is trying to heal the land and protect water

RED ROCK – A civil engineer in southern Arizona is looking at nature’s systems to reverse deserts, heal watersheds and revitalize arid land with holistic land management practices.


Arizona’s run in Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament ends abruptly after loss to Colorado

LAS VEGAS – The Arizona women's basketball team had high hopes heading into the Pac-12 Women's Basketball Tournament but Colorado quickly ended the Wildcats' run in Sin City.


6A showdown: Arizona’s top high school basketball teams square off for the title

PHOENIX – The 6A boys and girls basketball championships are are set to tip off tonight at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Perry and Hamilton will play for the boys title, and Perry and Valley Vista will go at each other for the girls title. Storylines run deep in both games.


Arizonans march in support of Ukraine after Russian invasion

PHOENIX – Hundreds of demonstrators marched from the Ukrainian American Cultural Center to Colter Park in Phoenix in support of Ukraine.


‘Go grab a basketball’: Perry High grateful 7-footer Dylan Anderson took Frank Caliendo’s advice

GILBERT – Seven-foot center Dylan Anderson played football before he picked up basketball five years ago. In that time, he thrived on the court and has committed to the University of Arizona after back-to-back standout seasons at Perry High School.


Brnovich urges skeptical Supreme Court to let states step in if feds fail

WASHINGTON – Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich told the Supreme Court Wednesday that it would set a “dangerous precedent” if it let the Biden administration drop an immigration policy and refused to let the states step in to defend it.


Graves in 19th century Pioneer Military & Memorial Park preserved by volunteer efforts

PHOENIX – The Arizona Pioneers’ Cemetery Association is working to preserve Pioneer Military & Memorial Park, where more than 3,700 people are believed to have been buried with only 600 grave markers.