Edwin Perez
Edwin Perez(he/him)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Edwin Perez expects to graduate in spring 2022 with a master’s degree in media communication. He earned a degree in sports journalism and minored in Spanish in 2021. Perez, who has interned with the Arizona Interscholastic Association and The Arizona Republic, is working in the Phoenix Sports Bureau.

Latest from Edwin Perez

Did you see that?? Hamilton football prompts national buzz after historic upset

Hamilton High School’s dramatic comeback on national TV has prompted widespread buzz after scoring 18 points in 70 seconds.


Chandler vs. Cherry Creek: High school football teams leaving state to find opponents

PHOENIX - In keeping with tradition, Chandler High played an out-of-state football power and the five-time defending state champions prevailed, beating Colorado’s Cherry Creek High 17-7 in a game both high school titans used as a measuring stick.


Few masks, much excitement: High school football returns with look of pre-COVID era

PHOENIX – Unlike the start of the 2020 season, when masks, hand sanitizers and social distancing was the norm, the COVID-19 pandemic seemed to be an afterthought for many at Friday’s high school football games.


Preach: Fans excited as rivalry between Catholic schools Brophy, St. Mary’s returns

PHOENIX – A long-running rivalry makes its return as Brophy College Preparatory and St. Mary’s face off in Week 1 one of the high school football season.


Phoenix Rising at midseason: Experts weigh in on expectations, challenges

PHOENIX – Phoenix Rising has reached midseason with 41 points in their 20 games. They sit comfortably atop their division but still face road tests and a battle for top seed and home-pitch advantage in the USL playoffs.


He’s ready to rumbbbbbble: Former ASU wrestler Levi ‘Tucker’ Cooper embracing WWE

PHOENIX – Former ASU wrestler and All-American Levi Cooper is now a WWE superstar with Monday Night Raw.


Phoenix Rising believes new stadium will bring improved fan, player experience

PHOENIX – The year 2021 means a new stadium for Phoenix Rising FC, which believes an improved fan experience will occur, too.


Watching brother win Fiesta Bowl a special moment for Florida State’s Chubba Purdy

GLENDALE – Watching his brother win the Fiesta Bowl was a special experience for Florida State’s Chubba Purdy.


Longtime friends, Valley quarterbacks Purdy, Shough square off in Fiesta Bowl

PHOENIX – The Playstation Fiesta Bowl features two major college programs with a common theme: They both sport former Arizona high school quarterbacks. Brock Purdy and Tyler Shough meet again.


Greatness of Mesquite quarterback Ty Thompson to be featured in 4A semifinal

PHOENIX- Ty Thompson has made a name for himself while becoming the No.2 QB in his class. The Oregon commit is two wins away from another championship.


‘Devastating’: Brophy Prep swimming reflects on season halted by COVID-19

PHOENIX - Brophy Prep reflects on a streak of 32 straight titles in boys swimming ending because the Broncos were unable to compete due to COVID-19.


Nico Mannion, former NBA father Pace, reflect on former Pinnacle standout landing with Warriors

Three Arizona Wildcats and a former Arizona high school standout were among the players who heard their name called during the 2020 NBA Draft.


Contracts, obligations to international teams contributed to USL Championship title game cancellation

PHOENIX – Expiring contracts and commitments to international teams made rescheduling the USL Championship title game impractical, which also played a role in cutting short Phoenix Rising FC's season.


From pandemic to national scrutiny, Rising head to USL Championship after challenging season

PHOENIX - The Rising faced many adversities this season, yet they are one game away from winning the USL title.


‘I need to learn’: Phoenix Rising FC reinstates coach Rick Schantz

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising reinstates coach Rich Schantz, who apologizes and receives vote of support from Collin Martin.


Findings into alleged homophobic slur inclusive but Rising ready to ‘move forward’

PHOENIX - Phoenix Rising FC said it will accept the results of an investigation into an alleged homophobic slur said by Junior Flemmings.


Going the (social) distance: High school football survives week one during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – It looked different, but Arizona high school football made it through week one, with masks, social distancing and fewer fans


After forfeiting point to protest racial slur, San Diego Loyal take on Rising

Phoenix Rising take on San Diego Loyal, the club that protested an opposing player’s use of a racial slur and forfeited a point.


Puerto Rican heritage important to Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr.

PHOENIX – Desert Edge standout Steven Ortiz Jr. wants to share his love of football with the Puerto Rican community.


Rising together: Phoenix FC welcomes fans back amid COVID-19 pandemic

SCOTTSDALE – In the first pro sports event played before a live crowd since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Phoenix Rising FC gave a small but devoted crowd reason to celebrate. There were a few boos, too.