Madison Thacker
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Madison Thacker expects to graduate in December 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Thacker has interned as a reporter with The Arizona Republic.

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Arcadia coach Ray Brown teaches the game of life through football

SCOTTSDALE — Former NFL coach Ray Brown teaches his players at Arcadia high school about the importance of education and responsibility through football.

Arcadia coach Ray Brown looks to continue his undefeated season Friday against Camelback High School. (Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

A Sun Devil wedding: Josh and Annika Nummer tie the knot amid busy sports schedules

PHOENIX – ASU wrestler Josh Nummer and ASU volleyball player Annika Nummer tie the knot after two years of dating. Annika and Josh are balancing married life, school and being athletes.


All heart: Shae Veach’s miraculous journey from heart transplant patient to the gridiron

PHOENIX - Perry high school football player Shae Veach received a heart transplant two years ago. Now healthy, Veach is playing in his first football season at Perry and continues to defeat all odds.

Perry High School football player Shae Veach, who had a heart transplant two years ago, practices before Friday's first home game of the season. (Photo by Rudy Aguado/Cronkite News)

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.


A tweet, an accusation, a ruling: AIA rescinds probation, Hamilton football now eligible for playoffs

PHOENIX – Due to a recruiting violation, the Arizona Interscholastic Association placed Hamilton’s football program on probation, making the team ineligible for the 2022 playoffs. Hamilton won their appeal on Tuesday to reinstate the program for the playoffs.