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Rinse, repeat? Teraya Sigler, Kendal Murphy lead Horizon volleyball’s title defense

SCOTTSDALE – Horizon High School volleyball stars Teraya Sigler and Kendal Murphy hopes to bring the team back to the 5A state championship behind their talent, consistency and improvement.


Since 1980, Horizon volleyball coach McKenzie has thrived in evolving sports landscape

PHOENIX – Since Ronald Reagan was president, Valorie McKenzie has been the coach of Horizon High School’s volleyball team. She has seen the high school landscape change with Title IX, college recruitment and the spread of club volleyball.


Going to the mat for ASU wrestling: Support defines relationship of Norfleet brothers

PHOENIX — In 2021, Kendall Norfleet joined his older brother Kordell on ASU’s wrestling team. The two have thrived in the presence of each other.


Stars align: Celebrities are among biggest Suns fans

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns have risen from the lowest rungs on the NBA ladder to the league’s elite over the last three seasons, and some celebrity fans, including Phoenix-raised Hollywood screenwriter Rhett Reese, are going along for the ride.


Point-in-Time head count to address homelessness resumes in Maricopa County

PHOENIX – The Maricopa County Point-in-Time Homeless Count is back after last year’s was canceled because of COVID-19. The count, conducted nationwide, aims to gauge the extent of homelessness across the country.


Self made: Legendary basketball coach has Seton Catholic girls aiming at another three-peat

CHANDLER – Seton Catholic women’s basketball has won 12 state championships under coach Karen Self. Now in her 30th season, she has her team in the hunt for another three-peat.


With fans back, ASU wrestling hopes All-American talent leads to first NCAA title since 1988

TEMPE – The ASU wrestling program kicked off its final year at Desert Financial Arena with its annual Maroon & Gold scrimmage. With fans back in the stands, the Sun Devils hope to lean on their seven All-Americans to claim their first NCAA title since 1988.


Rattlers players offer guidance to college athletes amid new era under NIL legislation

PHOENIX - Arizona Rattlers players offer insight for college football players and athletes on how to navigate name, image and likeness legislation and share what they would have done if they could have pursued deals in college.


Sonoran scientists start group for Latin American women in conservation fields

Women are increasingly finding a space in the male-dominated field of environmental conservation. But there are still significant barriers – from harassment to language hurdles – keeping their work in the shadows.


Celebrity fans, high ticket prices, national attention: Yup, the Phoenix Suns have arrived

From high-profile fans to high-priced tickets, the Phoenix Suns are enjoying the fruits of playing under a national spotlight.


New study makes case for jaguar reintroduction in Arizona, New Mexico

A new study suggests jaguars could be successfully reintroduced to parts of their historic range in Arizona and New Mexico, where the large cats were wiped out by humans decades ago.


Comcaac Nation in Sonora demands water with historic gathering

Members of the Indigenous Comcaac Nation have long struggled for access to clean water in their two towns on the Sea of Cortez.