Special thanks
to our supporters

  • Lauren Winter
  • Anna Herndon
  • Gregory McNamee
  • Vanessa & Paul Czopek
  • Alan Fischer
  • Dr. Van Nostrand — The Human Fund
  • Dylan Smith
  • Facebook
  • Regional Transportation Authority/Pima Association of Governments
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation
  • & many more!

We rely on readers like you. Join them & contribute to the Sentinel today!

Hosting provider

Proud member of

Local Independent Online News Publishers Authentically Local Local First Arizona Institute for Nonprofit News
Cienega and second-year coach Pat Nugent are a win away from the program's second state championship appearance. The undefeated Bobcats play Peoria Centennial in the 5A state semifinals at Tucson High on Friday night.

Southern Arizona teams have historically taken a back seat to their Phoenix-area counterparts and others in the northern part of the state. Here's a chance to prove that theory wrong. Cienega, Salpointe and Foothills play Friday; Sabino and Benson on Saturday. Each is just one win away from playing in a championship game. Read more»

Salpointe Catholic's football team rolled to a 48-6 win on Thursday night to move onto the state semifinals for the third time in the last five seasons. Now the No. 4 Lancers take on top-seeded Scottsdale Saguaro next week for a spot in the 4A state championship game.

Running back Mario Padilla rushed for 212 yards and two TDs as Lancers rolled past Tempe for 48-6 win in the 4A state quarterfinal. Salpointe, the winner of six straight, moves on to play top-seeded and nationally ranked Scottsdale Saguaro next week for a spot in the state championship game. Read more»

Cienega beat Mountain View 43-28 last week to cap off an unbeaten regular season and earn the No. 1 seed in the 5A state playoffs. The two could meet in the state quarterfinals next week.

Play opens Friday night, with 11 Tucson-area teams on the gridiron, with another five taking the field on Saturday. Here's our game-by-game breakdown with predictions for all of the local first-round action. Read more»

Salpointe players huddle up around coach Dennis Bene after Friday's 34-7 win against Catalina Foothills, locking up the 4A Kino regional championship.

Sophomore Mario Padilla rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns as freshman Bijan Robinson added 140 yards on the ground and a score of his own to help Salpointe top the Falcons on homecoming night. The Lancers locked up the 4A Kino regional title with a 34-7 win. Read more»

Salpointe Catholic running back Mario Padilla finds some space between two St. Mary's defenders in last week's 20-12 win.

Someday down the road, when Dennis Bene decides to hang up his whistle for good, the longtime Salpointe Catholic football coach will have plenty to look back at and smile. But not 2015. The Lancers are coming off a disappointing 5-5 campaign, which concluded with an overtime loss at home. Read more»