Griffin Fabits
Griffin Fabits
Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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Making do: After canceled season, ASU’s Torkelson awaits MLB Draft

PHOENIX – Spencer Torkelson is controlling what he can, not dwelling on the cancellation of his junior season at Arizona State and awaiting the Major League Baseball Draft.

Almost a Raider, forever a Cardinal: Arizona drafted Larry Fitzgerald 16 years ago

PHOENIX – The Arizona Cardinals were thrilled that Larry Fitzgerald, a wide receiver out of Pittsburgh, fell into their laps with the third overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft.

Mercury mulling ways to complement their ‘big-three’ in WNBA Draft

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury have the 10th overall selection in the WNBA’s April 17 player draft. Mercury coach Sandy Brondello said she’s confident the right player will be available when the Mercury pick.

Punt, pass and click: High school coaches get creative for spring football

PHOENIX – With their spring programs canceled by the coronavirus pandemic, high school football coaches have found creative ways to communicate with and coach their teams.

Despite school shutdown, remaining physically active critical to children’s health

PHOENIX – Even as children are stuck at home because of COVID-19, away from their classrooms, doctors are stressing the importance of parents keeping their children physically active.

On the verge of something special, GCU beach volleyball’s season upended

PHOENIX – Grand Canyon Beach Volleyball was ranked No. 7 in the nation, having notched three wins over ranked opponents already this year, before the coronavirus pandemic upended its season.

‘How can I pay the bills’? Freelancers, other journalists impacted by COVID-19’s suspension of sports

PHOENIX – Nine freelancers and sports journalists share how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19 and the suspension of sports.

Diamondbacks minor-leaguer tests negative for coronavirus as team adjusts to new normal

PHOENIX – An Arizona Diamondbacks player has tested negative for the coronavirus as the team adjusts to a new normal.

A Tucson tandem: Wildcats’ Dooney, Boissiere rated among top first basemen in country

TUCSON – Dayton Dooney and Branden Boissiere were at the forefront of a standout Arizona offense as freshmen last spring and are now receiving national recognition.

Third time’s a charm: GCU baseball feeling like this could be year to crack national tournament

PHOENIX – The Grand Canyon University baseball team is entering its third season of Division I postseason eligibility, and head coach Andy Stankiewicz feels he has the pieces to reach the tournament.

What are those purple circles? High school athletes embrace cupping to aid recovery

PHOENIX – Those in the industry have found no downsides in cupping therapy, which is being used more in high school athletics.

‘Here, we’re really one program’: Prudhomme leads both men’s, women’s GCU tennis teams to success

Phoenix – Grand Canyon University’s Greg Prudhomme is the head coach for both the men’s and women’s team, and he’s finding success with both.

From UArizona to the Super Bowl: Earl Mitchell’s long, winding journey

PHOENIX – The former University of Arizona tight end Earl Mitchell is making his Super Bowl debut Sunday, as a defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers.