Mason Byers
Mason Byers(he/him)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Mason Byers expects to graduate in December 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Byers has contributed to the East Valley Tribune.

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‘We want to win a ring’: Phoenix Suns close out regular season strong, begin championship quest

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns earned the sixth seed in the Western Conference postseason due to a lack of consistent wins. As the team gets ready to compete in the playoffs, they need to find consistency.

The Phoenix Suns' big three of Kevin Durant, right, Devin Booker, middle, and Bradley Beal will need to lead the way if the inconsistent but talented team hopes to make a deep playoff run. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Final Four updates: Purdue coach Matt Painter seeks fair treatment by officials for Zach Edey

GLENDALE – Updates: From travel delays to high ticket prices, the Men’s Final Four in the Valley is already making for an interesting weekend.

The Alabama team bus awaits the arrival of players from the team hotel to take them to State Farm Stadium. (Photo by Brevan Branscrum/Cronkite News)

On the hunt: Revamped Arizona Rattlers return hungry for IFL title in 2024

MESA – After falling short of expectations last season, the Arizona Rattlers are poised for a championship redemption in the 2024 arena football campaign, backed by a determined roster and experienced coaching staff.

The Arizona Rattlers enter the 2024 season fueled by determination to make a return to championship contention with a blend of seasoned veterans and fresh talent. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Rattlers)

Isaiah Jackson’s explosive start to ASU baseball season a tribute to self-belief

PHOENIX – As a sophomore, Isaiah Jackson is improving his game to help his MLB draft projections while at the same time helping ASU baseball make a push to the tournament.

Former Cienega High School standout Isaiah Jackson continues to make waves at the plate for Arizona State to start his sophomore season.

Arizona’s Big 12 blitz: Conference unveils 2024 football schedule for Sun Devils, Wildcats

PHOENIX – In their debut season in the Big 12 Conference, Arizona State and UArizona brace for grueling travel and revived rivalries as they navigate the challenges of the 2024 football schedule.

(From left, photos by Bruce Yeung/Getty Images and Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

New comeback kids: Phoenix Suns show life and fight to remain the hottest team in West

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns are never out of any NBA game as they continue to come from behind after trailing big, making them the hottest team in the Western Conference.

Kevin Durant's game-winning shot Monday against the Chicago Bulls keeps the Phoenix Suns rolling in the Western Conference. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images)