Sarah Farrell

Sarah Farrell

Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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Masks during workouts, daily health checks highlight UA’s return to sports in COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – Director of Athletics David Heeke and Dr. Stephen Paul of C.A.T.S Medical Services addressed the re-entry plan for athletes, Football players will start returning June 15.


Pac-12 OKs in-person workouts, tries to solve puzzle of COVID-19 state rules

PHOENIX – Although the Pac-12 delivered news that suggested an on-time start to the college football season is possible, it must wait to see how the six states that house the conference teams will handle the pandemic.


What’s next? As women’s wrestling grows, the landscape of opportunities changes

TEMPE – The opportunities for young female wrestlers to keep training after high school continue to grow as the sport gains popularity in the United States.


Marlee Smith blazes her own path on ASU wrestling team

TEMPE – Marlee Smith becomes second female walk-on wrestler in ASU wrestling history


Racist taunts aimed at Native American high school athletes denounced

SCOTTSDALE – Salt River High School volleyball players were targets of racial taunts. Their governing body is organizing a committee to ensure it doesn’t happen again.


It’s a ‘new season’: Phoenix Rising FC shifts into postseason mode

SCOTTSDALE – After a recording-breaking regular season, Phoenix Rising FC will start its USL Championship Playoffs run Saturday night against Austin Bold FC.


Transfers Jaylen Fisher, Isiah Brown add to excitement surrounding GCU basketball

PHOENIX – The GCU men’s basketball team welcomes two new transfer players, Jaylen Fisher and Isiah Brown.


‘We’ve got to keep going’: Mountain Pointe determined to move forward after scandal

TEMPE – Mountain Pointe coach Rich Wellbrock is determined that his players move forward and not focus on the scandal surrounding a former assistant coach.


From running back to wrestler, Julia Chambers is stiff-arming skeptics, thriving at Skyline

MESA – Although she faced skeptics, Julia Chambers decided to pursue playing running back at Skyline High School. She is also a state champion wrestler and an accomplished track and field athlete.


International flair: GCU men’s soccer attracts international players from 10 countries

PHOENIX – The GCU Men’s soccer team prides itself in diversity as almost half of the team members are internationally born.


Wet and wild: More severe weather expected in Arizona this week

PHOENIX – An intense area of low pressure combined with rich moisture from remnant tropical storms will bring a mix of severe weather across Arizona today.


Arizona-based Texas Tech fans still support Cardinals coach Kingsbury

TUCSON – Even after his time at Texas Tech, Arizona-based alums still support Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury.


‘It brings flashbacks’: Hurricane Dorian devastation call to action for Suns’ Ayton

PHOENIX – Deandre Ayton donated $100,000 to the Bahamas in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts along with supplies and money collected from an item donation drive at a local Fry’s Food Stores.


‘It was tough’: Leilani Mitchell boxes out adversity, leads Mercury to playoffs

PHOENIX – Despite fighting a variety of odds, Leilani Mitchell has been a difference-maker for the Phoenix Mercury as they begin postseason play Wednesday.


Sports leagues taking steps to further protect fans from balls, bats and pucks

PHOENIX – Sports fans around the world are at risk of serious injury every time they enter a stadium, arena or golf course. Teams and leagues are taking further steps to keep fans safer.