Travis Whittaker

Travis Whittaker

Sports Reporter, Phoenix
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Collegiate wrestling struggling to keep its foothold in the West

TEMPE - Collegiate wrestling is struggling to have a presence in the West as more programs are being cut.


Eight years ago, Coyotes clinched first playoff series win since relocation

GLENDALE – It’s been eight years since the then-Phoenix Coyotes won a playoff series. On that day, they defeated the pesky Chicago Blackhawks


Duncan Shin hopes journey through Minnesota, WHL leads to NHL

TEMPE – Chander native Duncan Shin was drafted in the second round of the inaugural WHL U.S. prospects draft by the Vancouver Giants. Playing in Minnesota for one of the most prominent hockey schools in North America, Shin has a bright future ahead of him.


‘It’s just really sad’: High school athletes hit hard by news of extended school closure

PHOENIX – The news of schools staying closed until the end of the spring semester has hit high school athletes hard, especially seniors who won't be able to return next year.


AIA votes against postponing or canceling spring championship season

PHOENIX – Amid concerns over COVID-19, the state of Arizona put all school activities on a two-week hiatus, but the AIA is optimistic that spring sports will resume soon.


Here comes the boom: Arizona girls high school wrestling participation nearly doubles

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Arizona High School girls wrestling just finished a second season as a sanctioned sport, and it is already experiencing rapid growth.


Proposed bill would ban transgender females in Arizona from competing in women’s sports

PHOENIX – An Arizona lawmake wants to ban transgender students from playing female sports and calls her "Save Women's Sports Act" an issue of fairness. But others call the bill discriminatory and dangerous.