Nicholas Hodell
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Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Nicholas Hodell expects to graduate in May 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in community sports management. Hodell, who interned with 98.7 Arizona Sports and contributes to Inferno Intel, is working for the Phoenix sports bureau.

Latest from Nicholas Hodell

Glendale’s Team Solitaire shows smaller, independent groups can thrive in Supercross

GLENDALE – Some teams are literally better equipped to succeed in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship than others. But that doesn’t mean that independent racing teams, like Glendale-based Team Solitaire, can’t be competitive and have an impact on the sport.


Young Scottsdale sisters honor Ukrainian mother gunned down in Bucha with 53-mile bike ride

FOUNTAIN HILLS - Carina and Ariana Dinu wanted to make an impact on Ukrainian refugees after hearing the story of a Ukrainian mother who died while riding home on her bike. The two each rode 26.5 miles on Sunday to honor her memory.


Helping women start journey of personal growth inspires Fountain Hills bike event

PHOENIX — Her experience in sports and leadership roles in business has inspired Liz Caracciolo to start Inspire Events, a company that is using a bike event to build a community of women looking to start their personal journeys.


Highway construction to close Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park after nearly four decade NHRA run

PHOENIX — The Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler is set to run its final NHRA event in 2023. The Wild Horse Park Development Authority says this is due to planned work on Interstate 10 near the area.


GCU swimming and diving program’s international culture fosters athletic, personal growth

PHOENIX - The Grand Canyon University swimming and diving program has built an international culture where athletes experience other cultures in addition to their own thanks to teammates.


Chase Briscoe fulfills dream with first NASCAR Cup Series win at Phoenix Raceway

AVONDALE - Chase Briscoe fended off multiple challengers in the final restarts to win Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. Briscoe became the 200th Cup Series winner in history with his first career win in NASCAR’s top series.


NASCAR teams to gain real-race data in Next Gen car at Phoenix before November’s championship

AVONDALE – NASCAR makes its first stop at Phoenix Raceway this year. Teams and drivers have become increasingly comfortable with the new Next Gen car, but this weekend is significant with the challenge of Phoenix’s dogleg looming.


NHRA’s return to Wild Horse Pass concludes with end of Torrence family Arizona winning streak

CHANDLER – The NHRA missed coming to Arizona, as last year’s Arizona Nationals was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Steve Torrence missed the desert more than most with a winning pedigree.


Glendale’s Michael McDowell hopes to defend Daytona 500 championship with new team

PHOENIX – Glendale native Michael McDowell kicks off the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season with a chance to defend his Daytona 500 championship. He will have an entirely new team around him.


Dishing the dirt: Unique layouts, surfaces challenge Supercross drivers’ event preparations

GLENDALE - The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship presents unique tracks and dirt every single race. Drivers must prepare quickly and smartly on-site while also taking advantage of track maps.


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.