Mia Jones
Mia Jones(she/her/hers)
Sports Visual Journalist, Phoenix

Mia Jones expects to graduate in May 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. Jones has interned for the Arizona Coyotes, CBS Photo and Sun Devil Athletics.

Latest from Mia Jones

‘USA, USA, USA!’: Rivalry Series spotlights growth of women’s hockey in the Valley

TEMPE – Team USA won 3-1 against Team Canada in the teams’ first appearance at Mullett Arena in Tempe. However, a key element in the event was the players voicing their support for girl’s hockey in Arizona and the growth of the sport in the state.

Team USA's Taylor Heise, right, the No. 1 pick in the inaugural PWHL draft, celebrates with teammate Hilary Knight after her goal in the Rivalry Series at Tempe's Mullett Arena on Nov. 8. (Photo by Mia Jones/Cronkite News)

Never give up: Laila Edwards set to break color barrier for U.S. women’s hockey

TEMPE – Laila Edwards, the first Black women’s hockey player to play on Team USA, is breaking down barriers and writing her own history.

Laila Edwards seeks to become the first Black player to suit up for a Team USA women’s hockey game, inspiring the next generation while overcoming obstacles in a sport that still lacks diversity. (Photo by Mia Jones/Cronkite News)

His home runs will go on: Céline Dion’s song highlights Diamondbacks prospect Ivan Melendez’s journey

PHOENIX — Arizona Diamondbacks’ No. 8 prospect Ivan Melendez has suffered numerous setbacks while being the minor league’s most powerful slugger. Melendez gained notoriety when the Texas Longhorns played Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” after big hits.

Ivan Melendez and other players leaning against the dugout.

One of sport’s fiercest rivalries comes to Mullett Arena as Team USA meets Canada in women’s hockey

TEMPE – Wednesday’s women’s hockey rivalry game at Mullett Arena brings a lot of highly talented names to the desert for the first time. Take a dive into four key players to watch in the game.

Zac Gallen’s postseason homecoming spoiled as Phillies claim NLCS Game 1

PHOENIX – Diamondbacks pitcher Zac Gallen grew up just 10 miles away from Citizens Bank Park, and took the mound against the Philadelphia Phillies. The postseason homecoming did not go to plan for Gallen, as Philadelphia racked up three HRs and took Game 1 of the NLCS, 5-3

Gallen walking off after the inning

Brophy Prep Overwatch seeks third consecutive national championship under new leadership and roster

PHOENIX – With a new director and young roster, Brophy Prep’s Overwatch team begins its run for another PlayVs national championship.

Brophy esports student playing a video game on the computer

Hold your horses: Turf Paradise to resume racing, extend off-track betting

PHOENIX – Turf Paradise is alive after all and will resume racing. Additionally, the Arizona Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has extended the contract for the track to simulcast races for wagering until Nov. 12. The extension avoids the shutdown of 37 off-track betting sites.

Live racing at Turf Paradise is expected to resume in January, according to a release Wednesday from the track, keeping horse racing alive in Phoenix. (Photo by Jacob Luthi/Cronkite News)