Brandon JonesSports Reporter, Phoenix
Brandon Jones, a Detroit native who grew up in Seattle, expects to graduate in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a certificate in sales and marketing essentials.
PHOENIX – According to SABR, there has been a decline of African American players in MLB nearly every year since 1981, and by 2016 that number plummeted to 6.7%, the lowest percentage since 1957.
PHOENIX - Tolleson assistant baseball coach Ash Friederich and Chandler swim and dive coach Kerry Croswhite lost their lives after contracting COVID-19.
Gabriel Trujillo, superintendent of the Tucson Unified School District, made the difficult decision to suspend the remainder of the football season for the Tucson schools, which were set to compete with Tolleson and Phoenix schools in their own postseason tournament, separate from AIA competition.
SCOTTSDALE – After shuffling their schedule four times, the 4-1 Saguaro Sabercats can say they have a grind to be eligible for the 2020 AIA playoffs.
Monday afternoon, the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) recommended to its executive board that the board postpone the start of the high school winter sports season.
GILBERT - As the AIA football season progresses and many teams continue to experience COVID outbreaks that force teams to shuffle schedules, some people are turning to Twitter to expose schools that aren’t enforcing safety protocols.
PHOENIX – COVID-19 challenges add intrigue to first AIA high school football rankings released by AZ Preps 365. As usual, surprises are part of the mix
TUSCON - The Brophy Prep Broncos look like the team to beat at the state tournament after gutting out a five-stroke victory at the Duke Open over reigning state champion Hamilton Huskies.
TUCSON – The Xavier Prep Gators held off the Pinnacle Pioneers by three strokes to take home the Division I girls golf state title.
Fresh off of a victory at Tuesday’s State Preview at Aguila Golf Course in Phoenix, the Pinnacle Pioneers girls golf team appears poised to bring home a second straight Division I state title.
SCOTTSDALE - Chaparral Firebirds football is set to take on the Brophy Broncos on Friday in their season opener.
Xavier and Pinnacle will be among the top girls golf programs competing in the State Preview invitational tournament, a week ahead of the state championships.
PHOENIX - The AIA’s 6A conference has seen 25 of 34 matchups won by 17 or more points. Blowouts prevail during pandemic.
PHOENIX – A quality field at the Duke Open could provide a sneak preview of the upcoming high school boys golf state championship.
SCOTTSDALE – A global pandemic has caused chaos with Arizona high school football competition. Teams like Saguaro are just trying to go with the flow.
PHOENIX - The AIA girls volleyball season will be played without districts that decided to postpone or cancel fall sports, including the Tolleson Union and Phoenix Union school districts.
MESA - Varsity sports are finally underway at Eastmark High School in the AIA 3A Queen Creek School District.
PHOENIX - Amidst COVID-19, high school football gets underway this week. Here is a look at some of the top teams in Arizona.
PHOENIX – Arizona high school players and coaches start competition this week. Is this giving state schools a recruiting advantage?
PHOENIX- The COVID-19 era has prompted some Arizona high school athletes to want to transfer. Here is what the AIA allows.
PHOENIX – After a meeting by the executive committee, the Arizona Interscholastic Association gave the OK Wednesday for fall sports to compete.