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Hi Corbett Field at Reid Park

Reid Park's ballfields have been an "equalizer" between poor kids from the wrong side of the tracks and those from rich families for at least 65 years. They shouldn't be ripped out for a "Hammock Grove." — Tucson teacher Andy Morales Read more»

Concern over traumatic brain injuries has contributed to a dip in participation of youth football, while flag football participation at all levels rose by just more than 16% between 2014 to 2018.

Arizona parents have expressed apprehension about allowing their children to play contact football - and while football remains king among popular high school sports, concern over traumatic brain injuries has seemingly resulted in a dip in overall participation. Read more»

A 35-second shot clock will be part of the 2022-23 basketball season for 6A to 3A Arizona high schools. Although most coaches embrace the addition, they caution that shot clocks will require a learning curve.

After years of support, the Arizona Interscholastic Association will add a 35-second shot clock to high school basketball in the 6A through 3A conferences. Read more»

Eloy was once dubbed as cotton city, and Frontier Street used to be the busiest street in town. Since the introduction of Interstate-10 that runs parallel, the traffic slowed and the town’s main hub of attraction wilted.

Home to just under 16,000 residents and mostly known for world-class skydiving and copious amounts of dust, Eloy sits along Interstate 10 midway between Phoenix and Tucson - but a rich history can be found deeper in the city off Exit 208. Read more»

Dalen Terry is joined by family and friends as he waits to hear his name called by NBA commissioner Adam Silver during the NBA Draft.

Hoops aficionados everywhere would agree that the University of Arizona Wildcats has the best basketball factory in the state of Arizona - the proof is in this year’s NBA draft - but the local basketball boom is happening well before the college level. Read more»

Milo Rushford

When Walden Grove Class of 2022 valedictorian and baseball standout Milo Rushford graduated with a 4.66 GPA, his plan was to continue his education and play baseball at New Mexico State University. Then the phone rang. Read more»

A proposed open division tournament for high school basketball in Arizona has many coaches excited because it could help players stay at their home schools.

Following recent meetings between the Arizona Interscholastic Association and select high school basketball coaches, a new format for the AIA postseason open tournament has been proposed that coaches believe will create a more competitive atmosphere. Read more»

Lindsey Spivey the boys volleyball coach at Tucson’s Mountain View High School, transformed the program thanks to a family-like atmosphere.

Since 2015, Lindsey Spivey has transformed Tucson’s Mountain View boys volleyball from a program that had suffered three straight losing seasons into one of the best boys volleyball teams in the state. Read more»

Transgender students lost big in Arizona when Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill into law attacking their right to exist and compete as themselves.

Gov. Doug Ducey, apparently needing to keep his fortunes alive in what is increasingly a rage-a-holic Republican Party, signed two bills that basically tell transgender kids "you are freaks and we don't like you." Read more»

State Superintendent Kathy Hoffman, human rights activists and parents sharply criticized Arizona lawmakers after Gov. Doug Ducey signed bills that would restrict the treatment trans youth could receive and limit what sports teams they could join. Read more»

Carter Jackson would sign a professional contract as a minor. Playing the game he loves in a big stadium in front of cheering fans would be a 'win-win,' he says.

Although boys of any age can sign to play professionally under Major League Soccer rules in the U.S., the National Women’s Soccer League requires players to be at least 17 before signing a contract - so for many youth players, the path to sign as a minor doesn’t exist yet. Read more»

Having coaches teach social and emotional learning skills early is important. Lessons like teamwork and good sportsmanship will be valuable later in life, experts say.

From teamwork and leadership acumen, to work ethic and discipline, coaches teach as much about becoming a well-rounded adult as kicking a ball or swinging a golf club - and this is where the importance of training coaches in social and emotional learning skills comes into play. Read more»

Victoria Ruelas prepares to field a ball during a Little League game in 1989.

Playing baseball is a beloved tradition across the Southwes, but at a young age, girls are steered toward softball, which has been deemed acceptable for women - and despite more than 30 years of barrier breakers, gender barriers still exist at the highest level of youth baseball. Read more»

Principal Tim Colgate said Nogales High School does not have an official relationship with the Apache people but that he has not encountered any pushback about the team’s nickname.

Indigenous iconography plays a role in Arizona scholastic sports, and there isn't a willingness to have difficult conversations about such topics as Native American mascots in the Legislature - and not all Native Americans agree the names and logos are racist. Read more»

Jean Londono is looking forward to traveling and competing in tournaments this summer now that he has been vaccinated.

With the CDC authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for 12-to-15-year-olds coinciding with the start of many youth sporting events, parents and tournament organizers are faced with decisions, and complicating the issue are state and local jurisdictions’ varying restrictions. Read more»

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