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Hundreds of high-school students rallied for abortion rights at the UA campus on Wednesday morning.

Students from at least a dozen schools, including nearby Tucson High, as well as University, Rincon, Pueblo High, and City high schools, left their classes and headed to the University of Arizona to demonstrate for abortion rights. Read more»

Students sit in a classroom at the University of Arizona.

Are Arizona students prepared for college? Recent data indicates they're not. Students here lag the national average in all categories: English, reading, math and science. Only 23 percent of Arizona students meet the benchmarks in all four subjects. Read more»

Tucson High football coach Justin Argraves speaks with his team after the Badgers snapped a 22-game skid against neighborhood rival Salpointe Catholic on Sept. 9.

The 2016 season featured two programs snapping longstanding losing streaks against neighborhood rivals, another earning its first playoff victory in 33 years and a certain local power returning to dominance with a perfect regular season. That’s just to name a few of the high notes, despite the lack of a championship. Read more»

Ironwood Ridge football coach Matt Johnson talks with his team after Friday's come-from-behind win at Tucson High. The Nighthawks host undefeated Cienega next week.

Junior running back Nick Brahler rushed 30 times for 144 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns to help the Nighthawks rally for a hard-fought 20-17 road win, spoiling the Badgers’ senior night. Now I-Ridge (7-1) can turn its attention to a huge matchup against Cienega next week. Read more»

First-year Sunnyside football coach Roy Lopez talked to his team after a 10-6 win against Pueblo earlier this season. The Blue Devils play at Tucson High on Friday night, hoping to snap a three-game losing streak.

Tucson High held on for a 27-20 overtime victory at Sunnyside last year but, in 2014, it was the Blue Devils who prevailed in a wild triple-overtime game. You can expect another memorable game when they meet in Friday night's homecoming showdown. Read more»

Desert View senior running back breaks lose in a win against Sahuaro earlier this season. The unbeaten Jaguars play at Cholla on Friday, with a chance to improve to 6-0.

Take a look at five questions for the final five weeks of the regular season of high school football action in Tucson. Read more» 1

Second-year coach Pat Nugent addresses his Cienega football team following a 42-0 win against Flowing Wells last week.

The Bobcats of 5A host Tucson High of 6A on Friday night in their biggest test of the season so far, with the AIA’s first batch of power rankings scheduled to come out next Tuesday. Cienega has a chance to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2011, when it won its first 13 games and reached the state championship. Read more»

Desert View football coach Robert Bonillas looks on during a practice in 2015. The Jaguars are out to a 3-0 start for the second year in a row after going winless in 2014.

An unbeaten Desert View squad travels to play at winless Sahuaro on Friday night, with a chance to move to 4-0 for the first time since 2009. Read about the Jaguars' quest to remain perfect and this Friday night's other storylines around Tucson. Read more»

Tucson High football coach Justin Argraves speaks with his team after Friday night's historic victory, snapping a 22-game skid against Salpointe Catholic.

“It’s a big win,” Tucson HIgh coach Justin Argraves said. “It’s been the monkey on our back for a long time. It wasn’t the prettiest game and there was a lot of things we’ve got to clean up but these guys performed," he said of beating Salpointe for the first time in more than two decades. Read more»

Amphitheater travels to play at Empire on Friday night, in a homecoming for third-year coach Jorge Mendivil.

It's already the fourth week of the season and there is no shortage of storylines as the stakes continue to increase. Here’s a look at five things to watch, including a rare Thursday night underneath the lights, and a real old-school rivalry. Read more» 1

Sarah Griffin holds an American flag, first flown in 1912, during the opening of the centennial celebrations.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild kicked off Tucson's centennial celebrations Friday with an early and extended 2nd Saturday in honor of Arizona's 100th birthday. Read more»