Cronkite News looks back at stories from our sports bureau: From a young skate boarder breaking barriers to a top award for the ASU grounds crew.
LOS ANGELES – Lukas Sillinger plays with top draft picks, NHL experienced players and borrowed gear at LA Kings development camp ahead of joining Arizona State this fall.
SCOTTSDALE – Bill Armstrong, general manager of the Arizona Coyotes, introduced their three first-round picks to the media recently. These selections include the third pick, Logan Cooley, the 11th, Conor Geeky, and the 29th, Maveric Lamoureux.
WASHINGTON – Advocates waiting for the Biden administration to end the "remain in Mexico" immigration policy could be waiting weeks, or more, despite the Supreme Court ruling last week that the administration has the authority to do so.
WASHINGTON - Juneteenth was a holiday for federal workers Monday, but not workers in many states, including Arizona. Some cities recognize the day but not all, and just 30% of businesses gave workers the day off. But advocates say it's still a step in the right direction.
PHOENIX – The historic Eastlake Park neighborhood in Phoenix held its annual Juneteenth celebration. Countless civil rights activists have graced Eastlake Park, from W.E.B. Du Bois to Martin Luther King Jr. The neighborhood is “so important to the civil rights history of Arizona," said Mayor Kate Gallego.
FLAGSTAFF – Spring water is a huge part of the Arizona ecosystem, feeding all the state’s perennial streams. NAU professor Abe Springer, who has been studying springs and groundwater for over two decades, talks about how they affect all the inhabitants of Arizona.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. – In a male-dominated sport, Meredith Lowenstein, 16, is making her mark in the skateboarding world.
TAPACHULA, MEXICO – Thousands of migrants are trapped in Tapachula, just north of Mexico’s border with Guatemala, where they face strict limitations on their movements, few job prospects, poor living conditions and long waits for immigration hearings. Some have labeled Tapachula an “open-air prison,” others call it the southern extension of the U.S. border.
TEMPE – The Arizona State softball team’s historic season comes to an end after Northwestern eliminated the Sun Devils in a super regional round of the Women’s College World Series.
WASHINGTON - Arizona had five of the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S. last year while Phoenix continued to add residents, bucking the trend of major cities that lost population during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau.
PHOENIX – With the newest additions of NCAA standouts Jack McBain and Nathan Smith, the Arizona Coyotes have set a single-season franchise record with 10 players making their NHL debuts in 2022. The mark confirms the team is in full rebuild mode.