Grace Edwards
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Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Grace Edwards expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, a minor in business and a certificate in sales and marketing. Edwards, who has interned as a social media correspondent for the Women’s Premier Soccer League, in her third semester with Cronkite News.

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Ice breakers: Arizona High School Hockey Association brings new community, awareness to hockey in Valley

TEMPE – The AHSHA was started to allow high school athletes to participate in high level hockey competition across the state. However, the AIA has not sanctioned it due to equipment costs and limitations with how many schools have participated. With the league gaining traction, hockey in the desert is thriving more than ever.

Notre Dame Preparatory School's hockey team defeated Basha High School in the semifinal of the ASHA playoffs to secure a place in Saturday's championship against Desert Vista High School at Mullett Arena. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Super deals: Affordable events to attend leading up to the big game

PHOENIX – As the average ticket cost for the 2023 Super Bowl reaches $5,000, here are events fans on a budget can attend during the week leading up to the big game.

The Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's will invite attendees to participate in the "ultimate NFL experience." For $20, fans can kick a field goal and run the 40-yard dash, among other interactive activities, ahead of the big game. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Former Phoenix Suns players stir memories of 1992-93 season at fundraiser

PHOENIX – Phoenix Suns Charities event hosted current and former Suns players Monday at Steak 44, where the conversation centered around the 1993 NBA Finals team and the hopes for a championship in the near future.

Former Phoenix Suns forward Richard Dumas, who averaged 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds as a rookie during the 1992-93 season, attended Monday's Phoenix Suns Charities event at Steak 44. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

From rivals to teammates to co-workers: D.J. Foster, Scooby Wright join forces as sideline reporters

CHANDLER – D.J. Foster and Scooby Wright, former rivals on the gridiron at ASU and UArizona and later teammates on the Arizona Cardinals, have seen their career paths cross once again, as they now do sideline reporting together for Arizona high school football games. They will be covering a big rivalry matchup between Chandler and Hamilton Thursday.


Arizona governor: Katie Hobbs holds narrow lead over Trump ally Kari Lake

PHOENIX – Democrat Katie Hobbs maintained a narrow lead Wednesday over Republican Kari Lake in Arizona’s race for governor. The race is one of the most competitive – and most consequential – in the country.

Left: Katie Hobbs, Democratic candidate for Arizona governor, speaks during the election party for Arizona Democrats at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel Nov. 8, 2022, in Phoenix. Right: Kari Lake, Republican candidate for governor, casts her vote in downtown Phoenix on Election Day and then addresses the media. (Photos by Mary Grace Grabill and Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

See updates from Arizona voters and polling locations on Election Day

PHOENIX – Voters across Arizona headed to the polls to make their voices heard this midterm election. Their votes on candidate races and propositions will determine the future of Arizona. This year, tensions are high as Arizonans decide on a new governor as well as a U.S. senator, among other races.


Who’s got next? Jake Paul piques interest about next opponent after victory vs. Anderson Silva

GLENDALE – Jake Paul defeated Anderson Silva Saturday night in Paul’s biggest fight to date. Who will the internet sensation take on next as his boxing career continues to ramp up?


How Solar Sox manager Bobby Crosby rediscovered passion for baseball after playing career derailed

PHOENIX – Bobby Crosby won the American League Rookie of the Year award with the Oakland Athletics in 2004, but he never had a better season in the major leagues. While his playing career didn’t go according to plan, Crosby has rediscovered his passion for the game as a coach and manager in the A’s organization.

Mesa Solar Sox manager Bobby Crosby never played a full season after winning the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2004 with the Oakland Athletics. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Cubs prospect BJ Murray Jr. builds relationships, represents Bahamas in Arizona Fall League

BJ Murray Jr. was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and moved to the U.S. when he was 14 years old to pursue his baseball career. Murray Jr. was then drafted by the Cubs in the 15th round of the 2021 draft out of Florida Atlantic, building a friendship along the way.


‘I grew to love it on my own’: Pirates prospect Jacob Gonzalez shapes career outside of father’s shadow

SCOTTSDALE – Third baseman Jacob Gonzalez, son of Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez, was drafted out of high school by the San Francisco Giants in 2017. Now he's participating in the Arizona Fall League and paving his own career path.

The son of former Diamondbacks player Luis Gonzalez, Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jacob Gonzalez is paving his own path in his baseball career while carrying on the family name. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

’Best decision I ever made’: Fall League’s Shane Loux turns to coaching after injury plagued career

SCOTTSDALE – Shane Loux had an unconventional playing career because of two Tommy John surgeries and two major gaps during his time in Major League Baseball. Now as a High-A pitching coach and Salt River Rafters pitching coach in the Arizona Fall League, Loux inspires other pitchers to make their dreams a reality.

Salt River Rafters pitching coach Shane Loux was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 1997 and made his major league pitching debut in 2002 at just 22. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

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.


Born without limbs, Carter Crosland defies the odds to inspire Wickenburg High School football

WICKENBURG – Coach Carter Crosland, born without limbs, has lived his life to the fullest despite all the obstacles that he has had to overcome.

Wickenburg assistant coach Carter Crosland, who was diagnosed with Tetra-Amelia syndrome at birth, takes a 40-minute ride on his motorized wheelchair to football practice. (Photo by Grace Edwards/Cronkite News)

Wheels to blades: Ty Murchison’s path from roller hockey to ASU defenseman

PHOENIX – Ty Murchison’s journey has taken him from roller hockey in California to a top defenseman at ASU. Murchison’s father discusses how Ty got into hockey and the player he is today.


Horizon football in pursuit of back-to-back 5A titles after ending 27-year drought

PHOENIX – Horizon high school football coach Andy Litten prepares for his team for the season by embracing the change.


As nation sees wave of ‘harmful’ legislation targeting LGBTQ community, many find solace in sports

PHOENIX – Arizona’s LGBTQ community finds sporting events like the Saguaro Cup a safe space following a wave of legislation many believe is harmful.