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 […]

8th Annual New Years Bomber Enduro at Arizona Speedway Jan. 19

The Eighth Annual New Years Bomber Enduro is set to ring in the new year at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Arizona Speedway, located within ET Motopark at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive in San Tan Valley. It is five miles south of U.S. Highway 60 on Ironwood Drive. Past and reigning Enduro champs and Enduro […]

Foster families receive free Arizona State Park passes for holidays

Every child enjoys exploring the outdoors. But for some children in foster care, accessing Arizona’s state parks is a distant thought. Arizona State Parks and Trails would like to change that this holiday season by partnering with the Arizona Department of Child Safety to offer 300 free day-use park passes to foster families, according to […]

Queen Creek 2018-19 high school boys basketball preview

The boys basketball season is underway across Queen Creek with many teams playing several games already ahead of the holiday break. The Queen Creek Independent reached out to boys basketball coaches in the area to get their thoughts on the ongoing season and what they need to do to have a successful season. All statistics […]

Queen Creek 2018-19 girls basketball preview

The girls basketball season is underway across Queen Creek with many teams playing several games already ahead of the holiday break. The Queen Creek Independent reached out to girls basketball coaches in the area to get their thoughts on the ongoing season and what they need to do to be successful. All statistics from the […]

ALA Queen Creek swimmer earns top honors, preps for BYU

American Leadership Academy Queen Creek’s Katie McBratney was named the 2018 AIA Division III Swimmer of the Year for the second year in a row. This honor tops an all-star high school career for McBratney, a senior, who also finished first in the 200-yard individual medley and second in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Wednesday, […]