Mary Grace Grabill
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Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Mary Grace Grabill expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in film production. Grabill, who has interned as a photographer with Phoenix Magazine, is working for the Phoenix sports bureau.

Latest from Mary Grace Grabill

A gift horse indeed: Equestrian vaulting opens doors for those with disabilities

SAN TAN VALLEY – Salt River Vaulters, a non-profit organization that teaches equestrian vaulting, specializes in equine therapy for children or young adults with disabilities


A heart-stopping day: Camden Gianni returns from cardiac arrest to lead GCU volleyball

PHOENIX – Three and a half years ago, Camden Gianni went into cardiac arrest at Grand Canyon during a volleyball practice. After open heart surgery and a lengthy recovery process, he is now back leading the Lopes, and making his name known throughout the conference.


How two sisters who never played baseball saved Tempe Prep from a forfeited season

TEMPE — When Tempe Prep was at risk of forfeiting games, two sisters stepped in to fill the roster and have become an integral part of the Knights team.


Trailblazing Jamie Boggs puts GCU athletics in national spotlight

PHOENIX – Phoenix native Jamie Boggs is using her unique experience to continue to build athletics, academics and her hometown community as vice president of athletics at Grand Canyon.


Arizona Tennis Classic returns, showcases some of sport’s top players

PHOENIX – Phoenix Country Club was host to the Arizona Tennis Classic, which showcased some of the sport’s top players and raised $115,000 for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.


Miller time: Even though GCU women lost WAC title game, coach’s past success suggests future is bright

LAS VEGAS – For the second straight year, the GCU women lost in the WAC Tournament final. Although they still haven’t reached their goal of advancing to the NCAA Tournament, coach Molly Miller's past success suggests the future is bright


GCU men fall to rival New Mexico State in WAC Tournament semifinal

LAS VEGAS - After defeating New Mexico State in the 2021 WAC Tournament finals, the Aggies got the better of GCU in this year's semifinals, winning 75-70.


‘Weathered that storm’: Despite adversity, GCU women one win away from NCAA Tournament berth

LAS VEGAS – Despite losing some key players from last season, the Grand Canyon women's basketball team has put together 22 victories and now find themselves one victory away from an NCAA Tournament berth.


Showdown: After resilient win over Sam Houston, GCU set for rival New Mexico State

LAS VEGAS – After a resilient back-and-forth win against Sam Houston, GCU will now play New Mexico State for the fourth straight time in the WAC Tournament.


Mikey’s League fills sports void for those with intellectual, physical disabilities

TEMPE – Mikey's League began in 2019 in memory of Mikey Bender, 21, who died after losing a battle with cerebral palsy and a heart defect. The league has teamed with KinectAbility to open doors for ability sports.


College Football Playoff expansion? Nimble Fiesta Bowl organizers say they’ll be ready

PHOENIX – The Fiesta Bowl is ready to host its third College Football Playoff game in December. As expansion looms, the Fiesta Bowl is awaiting what’s next for Arizona’s prestigious bowl game.


‘Those bulls don’t know it’s a gay rodeo’: Arizona event embraces LGBTQ+ community

LAVEEN – The Arizona Gay Rodeo supports the LGBTQ+ community and shows that Western culture is all inclusive. Veteran David Limon uses bullriding to break barriers.


International Wildcats adapting to life, tennis away from home during COVID-19 pandemic

TUCSON — Many of the international players on the UArizona men’s tennis team face challenges with travel, seeing family during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sunny, with a chance of (beer) showers: Restriction-free Phoenix Open returns in big way

SCOTTSDALE – The wildest tournament on the PGA Tour lived up to its billing as an abundance of fans enjoyed sunny skies, a celebratory atmosphere and high quality golf.


Skatin’ for Leighton charity event also a nod to Coyotes executive Matt Shott

PHOENIX – The Arizona Coyotes hosted the second annual Skatin’ for Leighton at Phoenix Raceway. Plenty of Arizona hockey community members made it out to the 12-hour charity event that was also a nod to Matt Schott.


Reach for the sky: Embry-Riddle fields one of nation’s top collegiate flight teams

PRESCOTT – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s flight program continues to see growth, and its flight team continues to dominate regional and national competitions.


Not just for seniors: Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Phelps help spread pickleball fever

PHOENIX – Michael Phelps and Larry Fitzgerald competed with professional pickleball athletes in a special pro-am event on Friday as the sport continues to grow and receive more exposure.


Familiar faces: Emotions run high as ASU’s Jacob Bullard takes on his former Texas tennis teammates

TEMPE – Jacob Bullard transferred to Arizona State after two years on the Texas men’s tennis team and promptly had to compete against his former teammates.


From bingo to bocce: Unified Sports, Special Olympics step up for people with intellectual disabilities

PHOENIX – Opportunities and resources were once minimal for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Arizona and Unified Sports are determined to change that.


Spencer Sanders leads Oklahoma State to Fiesta Bowl win with guidance from Valley’s Tim Rattay

GLENDALE – Spencer Sanders passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns to lead Oklahoma State to a 37-35 victory over Notre Dame in the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl.


Coyotes host ‘Greek Life Night,’ help ASU fraternities, sororities raise awareness of sexual assault

GLENDALE – Fraternities and sororities at Arizona State are focused on helping to prevent sexual assault on campus. Teaming up with the Arizona Coyotes for Greek Life Night was a step toward that goal.


MMA with a twist of cannabis: Combat sport meets marijuana at RUF, Puff & Rumble event

PHOENIX – Promoter RUF Nation hosted a unique event Saturday, and it marked the first time an MMA organization held a cannabis expo alongside a fight card in the Valley.


Digital media company PHNX Sports brings fans-first approach to Arizona

PHOENIX – Digital media outlet PHNX Sports brings a fans-first approach to Arizona and features podcasts, postgame shows and digital content about the state’s professional and college teams as well as gambling.


After more than 600 days, ASU swim team grateful for return to competition

The Arizona State University swimming program held its annual Maroon & Gold Intrasquad scrimmage on Friday to kick off its 2021-22 season. It is the Sun Devils’ first meet in over 600 days after the entire team redshirted the 2020-21 season.


Centennial remembers football standout Zach Hoffpauir, a life taken too soon

PEORIA - The Centennial High School football team retired the No. 31 to honor the late Zach Hoffpauir, who passed away in May 2020 after unknowingly taking a pill laced with fentanyl.


Like mother, like daughter: Freshman Rosholt turning heads for ASU women’s golf team

TEMPE - Calynne Rosholt is the only freshman on the ASU women’s golf team but she’s already turning heads. It must be in the bloodlines. Her mother was part of the 1990 NCAA championship team alongside current coach Missy Farr-Kaye.


From Tokyo to Tempe: Sun Devils return to campus after competing in 2020 Summer Olympics

TEMPE - Three current ASU Sun Devils return to Tempe after competing in the 2020 Summer Olympics. After taking the road to Tokyo, they are reminded again what it’s like balancing schoolwork with athletics.


Mikey’s League changing the status quo for disabled community through sports

PHOENIX - Mikey’s League bridges the gap between accessibility and inclusivity through creating the opportunity to experience sports’ triumph and success in ways its participants will remember forever.


‘Bumper cars on steroids’: USA Wheelchair Football League debuts in Scottsdale

SCOTTSDALE - Ability 360 Expo hosted the first-ever USA Wheelchair Football League national tournament in Scottsdale. Nine teams from across the country came together to compete.