Brooklyn Hall
Brooklyn Hall BROOK-lyn hall (she/her)
Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Brooklyn Hall expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Hall has interned with the Amarillo Sod Poodles and is currently interning with the Arizona Diamondbacks on their DBTV crew.

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Trevor May embraces new opportunity with Oakland A’s, brings leadership to East Bay

MESA – Trevor May signed as a free agent with the Oakland A’s this offseason. He is expected to be a dependable bullpen arm and leader for an inexperienced staff.

Trevor May suffered a tricep injury and a bout with COVID-19 in 2022, limiting him to only 25 innings. The veteran right-hander, who signed with the Oakland A's in the offseason, says "the team is poised to have some guys take big steps forward." (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

Clutch time: GCU women’s basketball adds offense to defensive focus in pursuit of WAC championship

PHOENIX – Under coach Molly Miller, GCU women’s basketball has fallen short of making the NCAA tournament despite making the WAC tournament final the last two seasons with an improved defense. The team has improved its offense this season in search of an elusive WAC championship.

The GCU women's basketball team will look to finish the season on a strong note, beginning Thursday with the start of the team's final two-game homestand. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/ Cronkite News)

‘It was a tearjerker’: Charity events, fundraising also big part of WM Phoenix Open

SCOTTSDALE – The WM Phoenix Open is one of the most famous golf events of the year. Largely known for its unique atmosphere, the tournament provides more than just rowdy fans and a one-of a-kind golf spectacle. It also gives back to the community and raises millions of dollars for Arizona charities.

The WM Phoenix Open offers more than “The Greatest Show on Grass” – the golf spectacle raises millions of dollars for Arizona charities. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

WM Phoenix Open’s raucous 16th hole leaves other sports events ‘in the dirt’

SCOTTSDALE – The otherwise nondescript par-3 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open has grown from a good spot to watch golf and grab a beer to one of the most unique, iconic and raucous holes on the PGA Tour.

The 16th hole at the the WM Phoenix Open rivals some of the best-known staples in sports — and it's only growing each year in popularity. (Photo by Ben Jared/PGA TOUR via Getty Images)

Wheelchair basketball event brings top teams, Paralympians to Ability360

PHOENIX – Some of the best wheelchair basketball players in the country competed over the weekend at the 23rd Annual D1 Phoenix Invitational.

The Courage Kenny Rolling Timberwolves and the Ability360 Wheelchair Suns line up and shake hands after their game at the 23rd Annual D1 Phoenix Invitational at Ability360 in Phoenix Jan. 28, 2023. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

NFL Green brings Arizona community together for ‘Green Week’

PHOENIX – NFL “Green Week” continued on Thursday with an event that aimed to make a larger impact on the community than only the environment. Students led the way to donate over 25,000 items to underserved communities.

Dane Spratley, a Jack Barnes Elementary School student, helps organize donated picture books with his classmates. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

For Bobby Hurley, WSU’s Myles Rice, Suits and Sneakers Week hits home

PHOENIX – The American Cancer Society’s Suits and Sneakers Week hits home for Arizona State men’s basketball coach Bobby Hurley, Washington State guard Myles Rice.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley remembers how he felt when his grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

ASU puts dent in NCAA tournament hopes with homestand sweep

TEMPE – In one of the most anticipated week’s of Bobby Hurley’s tenure, with an opportunity to claim the top spot in the Pac-12 and assert their legitimacy as a NCAA tournament team, the Sun Devils were swept at the hands of their Southern California rivals.

ASU guard Frankie Collins struggled to get the Sun Devils offense going down the stretch against No. 5 UCLA in Thursday's 74-62 loss. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

Battle for No. 1: ASU men’s basketball hosts No. 5 UCLA for Pac-12 supremacy

TEMPE – The Sun Devils have an opportunity to take first place in the PAC-12 on Thursday against UCLA. However, the red-hot Bruins continue to run the PAC-12 and enter the contest riding a 13-game winning streak.

Players on the Arizona State men’s basketball team believe they are a more cohesive unit this season. They star in a high-profile meeting with No. 5 UCLA tonight at Desert Financial Arena. (Photo by Susan Wong/Cronkite News)

‘Smooth’ ASU receiver Andre Johnson strikes right notes on football field and in rap music studio

TEMPE – Arizona State wide receiver Andre Johnson is using the offseason to start a career as a rap producer. He’s not the first ASU football player to make music, but he wants to help define the Phoenix hip-hop scene.


Call it a comeback: Centennial football eyes state title in return to prominence

PEORIA — After stumbling to a 3-7 record last season, Centennial football is returning as a top contender in the 6A division. With two games left in the regular season, the Coyotes look to go from ‘good to great.’

Centennial football coach Richard Taylor watches over his team as it prepares for an anticipated matchup Friday against undefeated Liberty. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/ Cronkite News)

Equipped to handle doubters, quarterback Emory Jones remains determined to lead ASU

TEMPE – Emory Jones is accustomed to doubters. Despite a quarterback controversy, he remains determined to lead Arizona State, which takes on Colorado Saturday.


Rinse, repeat? Teraya Sigler, Kendal Murphy lead Horizon volleyball’s title defense

SCOTTSDALE – Horizon High School volleyball stars Teraya Sigler and Kendal Murphy hopes to bring the team back to the 5A state championship behind their talent, consistency and improvement.


Kickin’ it in style: Sneaker Con Phoenix draws large crowd, immerses basketball and sneaker culture

PHOENIX – Sneaker Con, “the greatest sneaker show on Earth,” came to Phoenix for the second time, and attracted thousands, including some basketball stars. This event was special as live basketball returned for the first time since 2020.

Lost Solez owners, Vida Martinez and Danny Fader, show off a variety of their collection to potential buyers at Sneaker Con. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/Cronkite News)

Home, sweet home: ASU volleyball is back after a grueling five weeks on the road

TEMPE – ASU volleyball’s five weeks on the road featured a mixed bag of wins, losses, and a sprint through the airport.


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.


In the rise and fall of Arizona junior college football, the long fight continues

PHOENIX – In 2018, the Maricopa County Community College District shut down its football programs, leaving Arizona with no junior college football teams. Athletes and coaches have spent years picking up pieces, and a new conference rose in the Valley.


Thursdays with stories: Horizon football players make weekly visits to elementary schools

CHANDLER – Horizon football assistant coach Tre Hickem takes his players to elementary schools each week so they can connect with youth and give back to the community.


Footprint in the sand: AVP Tour makes indoor stop in Phoenix return

PHOENIX – The AVP Tour visited Phoenix for the first time since 2009. The tour’s indoor Phoenix Championships got a near-universal positive reception


In the cards: Arizona show puts blossoming collecting industry on full display

PHOENIX – Cole McAuliff’s vision for the collectibles industry in Arizona has turned into putting on big shows like the Arizona State Card Show. The growth of his organization, Collectibles on College, mirrors the rise of the collectibles industry since the coronavirus pandemic.

Collectibles on College founder and owner Cole McAuliff organizes the gift bags for card dealers Sunday at the end of the Arizona State Card Show. Thee gift bags included an autographed card from Arizona State junior forward Marcus Bagley. (Photo by Brooklyn Hall/ Cronkite News)