Alina NelsonSports Visual Journalist, Phoenix
Alina Nelson is a sports journalist and photographer who expects to graduate in August 2021. Nelson, who has seven years of photography experience, is working for Cronkite Sports this spring.
GLENDALE – Conor Garland’s return to the Coyotes lineup on Wednesday signaled why he is a critical component in Arizona’s offense.
PHOENIX - AIA Executive Board votes to remove mask mandates for athletes and officials in the field of play for winter sports playoffs and spring sports
GLENDALE – The Arizona Coyotes are one of a handful of teams in the National Hockey League to allow fans into their arena to attend games. The Coyotes claim that this can be executed safely for fans for experts say otherwise.
PHOENIX – The spring sports season could mean new COVID-19 protocol for high school athletes.
PHOENIX – A handful of SEC teams and all 15 Cactus League teams are allowing a limited number of fans. Will the Pac-12 Conference let Arizona State follow suit?
SURPRISE, AZ - The city of Surprise hosted eight college baseball games over the weekend, offering a glimpse of safety protocols that will be seen all around the Valley at stadiums this spring.
PHOENIX – Cactus League teams have limited quantities of tickets on sale for single games. Four teams have already sold out because of the restrictions put in place by the pandemic.
SCOTTSDALE – The Arizona Diamondbacks opened spring training on Wednesday with news that two players had tested positive for the coronavirus.
PHOENIX – After a player on Desert Vista tested positive for COVID-19, Mountain Pointe’s game with the Thunder was called off. Here’s how both teams handled the disruption, and how the players stayed engaged during their quarantine.
TEMPE – Ty Murchison is the second full-time U.S. NTDP player to commit to Arizona State. Murchison couldn’t resist smiling as he took in the “unreal experience” facing his future teammates last week at Oceanside Ice Arena.
PHOENIX - As Cactus League teams begin to roll out spring training plans, questions about ticket sales and fan attendance remain.
PHOENIX – Citing improved COVID-19 metrics, the AIA executive board ruled Thursday that up to two parents or legal guardians can attend their children’s away games.
PHOENIX – Cactus League teams announced that they are preparing for an on-time start to opening weekend of spring training games, currently scheduled for February 27.
PHOENIX – 6A state title favorite Mountain Pointe and central region rival Corona del Sol matched up under a bizarre set of circumstances thanks to COVID-19.