Water features at Queen Creek splash pad

The Queen Creek splash pad in Founders’ Park, 22407 S. Ellsworth Road, is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. May-August. It is also open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. September-October and March-April, and closed November-February. The 4,000-square-foot water attraction features various above-ground water features.  Splash pad rules Splash pad rules, according to queencreek.org, include: Keep all animals outside the […]

Salt River Tubing open for summer

Salt River Tubing is open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. seven days a week this summer, weather and water flow conditions permitting. The cost is $17 plus tax and fees per person or tube, which includes tube rental, shuttle bus ride and free customer parking at Salt River Tubing in Tonto National Forest, seven minutes from Loop […]

ALA Queen Creek boys track team wins state, girls finish second

The American Leadership Academy Queen Creek junior high track and field made an impact at the Canyon Athletic Association Division II state championships with the boys team finishing first. Along with the boys team’s state championship, the girls team finished second, finishing nine points behind winner Champion School out of Chandler. The event took place […]

Casteel boys volleyball sweeps past Ironwood to reach semifinals

The Ironwood High School Cinderella boys volleyball season may have ended in the quarterfinals at the hands of Casteel High School but it has plenty to look forward to. “My team has very little experience,” Ironwood coach Lisa Lopez. “Even my most experienced players only played club for one year.” After pulling off the upset […]

Former Queen Creek softball player has solid weekend at Utah State

Junior utility player Ryann Holmes of Queen Creek helped the Utah State University softball team to a 2-0 record this past weekend as it swept a home-and-home series with Utah Valley University. USU defeated UVU 1-0 in the first game and 9-1 in the second, according to a press release. The second game was five […]

Queen Creek Barrel Racing Association hosts All In QC

Queen Creek Barrel Racing Association hosted the 2nd Annual “All In QC” 5D Barrel Race from March 1-3, where participants received about $66,000 in cash and prizes. The event — which took place at the Horseshoe Park, 20464 E. Riggs Road — had two qualifying rounds plus a final showdown round on Sunday, March 3, […]

Queen Creek native makes Central College softball team

Junior pitcher Lauren Shirley of Queen Creek returns to the Central College (Iowa) softball team. Ms. Shirley played her high school softball at Seton Catholic Preparatory in Chandler. The Dutch return 15 letterwinners from last year’s team that finished 29-12 and earned a record 29th NCAA Division III tournament appearance, finishing second in the St. […]

Joe Germaine returns as football coach at Queen Creek

Queen Creek High School Athletic Director Paul Reynolds announced Joe Germaine will return as head coach of the QCHS football team. Coach Germaine will resume his head coaching responsibilities starting with the 2019-20 school year. Current head coach, Travis Schureman will return to coaching the team’s offensive line. Coaches Schureman and Germaine joined the Bulldog […]

Shawn Lynch named boys basketball coach at Eastmark High School

Pending approval from the Queen Creek Unified School District Governing Board, Superintendent Perry Berry announced the hiring of Shawn Lynch as the head boys basketball coach of Eastmark High School. Eastmark High School is set to open this July in the Eastmark Community near Ellsworth and Ray roads. Mr. Lynch will also be teaching biology […]

Phoenix Rising announces partnership with local CW as new TV home

Phoenix Rising FC officially announced KASW-TV (Your Phoenix CW) as its new television home for the 2019. “This is exciting news for Phoenix Rising fans” Bobby Dulle, general manager of Phoenix Rising FC, said in a prepared statement. “The partnership with Your Phoenix CW improves our distribution and reach across Arizona, making Rising more accessible […]