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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.