Joe McHugh
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Joe McHugh expects to graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. McHugh has interned with Times Media Group and Phoenix Magazine, and freelanced for Pasadena Weekly. He is working for the Phoenix sports bureau.

Latest from Joe Mchugh

Best in the West? Sandra Day O’Connor makes case for one of top boys volleyball teams in country

PHOENIX – In a sport dominated by California and Hawaii programs, the boys volleyball team from Sandra Day O’Connor is making a case as one of top teams in country.

Friends first: Perry-Hamilton title game bigger than basketball for rival coaches

PHOENIX – Perry High coach Sam Duane and Hamilton’s Doug Harris faced off to decide Arizona’s 6A boys basketball championship. It was a surreal moment for the close friends.

Despite cancer diagnosis, heart attack, Rachel Matakas leads Valley Vista to third straight title

PHOENIX – The 2022 6A basketball state championship game showcased a talented Valley Vista team, but the biggest storyline of the season was coach Rachel Matakas, who suffered a heart attack at the start of the year.

‘Go grab a basketball’: Perry High grateful 7-footer Dylan Anderson took Frank Caliendo’s advice

GILBERT – Seven-foot center Dylan Anderson played football before he picked up basketball five years ago. In that time, he thrived on the court and has committed to the University of Arizona after back-to-back standout seasons at Perry High School.

Mountain View coach Gary Ernst says farewell amid controversy over his departure

MESA – Gary Ernst, Mountain View boys basketball coach, was let go after 38 years of coaching. In his final game, Mountain View put on a ceremony celebrating the many years of service Ernst has given to the school and to the community.

From Phoenix Open volunteer to player, ASU freshman Preston Summerhays living golf dream

TEMPE – Preston Summerhays comes from a strong lineage of golfers and has been sponsored to play in the WM Phoenix Open. A dream that he has carried through childhood, high school and college, Summerhays will now play among the best golfers in the world.

Brian Flores’ lawsuit against NFL casts negative light on Cardinals’ hiring practices

PHOENIX — Brian Flores, the recently fired coach of the Miami Dolphins, implicated the Arizona Cardinals in the league-wide pattern of racism and discrimination alleged in his class action lawsuit against the NFL.