From MLB to youth sports, baseball sees increased arm injuries in pitchers

Back when he played for Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Danny Coulombe dominated on the diamond. A talented left-hander with a devastating curveball, Coulombe averaged more than two strikeouts per inning during his junior and senior seasons. But as his baseball career continued to unfold, setbacks abounded. The southpaw — who is now a pitcher […]

Queen Creek coach Travis Schureman, football team gear up for 6A run

Through the past eight years, the Queen Creek High School football team has made a name for itself among various levels in Arizona, but this season the Bulldogs will take their talents to the highest level. As a result of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s recent realignment through 2020, Queen Creek made the jump from 5A […]

First senior class takes field for Casteel, jumps to 5A

While there wasn’t much change concerning the team’s roster, the Casteel High School football team still went through a summer of change. Casteel is a 7-12 grade school that opened in 2015 and until this year, had not had a senior class. As a result, the school didn’t play varsity until 2016 where a group […]

Craig Hocknull wins Southwest PGA Match Play Championship

The Southwest PGA Match Play Championship wrapped up Wednesday, July 18 and Craig Hocknull of Gilbert came away on top after trailing by as many as two points during the final round. No. 3 seed Mr. Hocknull defeated top seed Michael Hopper of Phoenix by one point. In match play, also known as stroke play, […]

Registration opens July 21 for Queen Creek fall recreation classes

Registration for the town of Queen Creek’s fall session of recreation classes opens Saturday, July 21, for town residents, and Monday, July 30, for non-residents. “Offering an exciting variety of preschool, youth, teen and adult classes ranging from one-day workshops to monthly programs, there is something for everyone,” according to a release. A 16-page brochure of […]

At Arizona Speedway, 15-year-old racer gives dad ultimate Father’s Day gift

Pyrotechnic flames shoot into the air as cars cross the finish line in the first heat of the Father’s Day weekend races at Arizona Speedway. Up next is Abby Meulebroeck. She climbs into her silver, steel-coated No. 67 car, tucks her long brown hair under her white helmet and hits the gas. As the wheels […]

Arizona D-backs to have Father’s Day festivities at Sunday game against the Mets

The Arizona Diamondbacks will celebrate Father’s Day this Sunday, June 17 with an afternoon game against New York Mets at 1:10 p.m. at Chase Field. The first 15,000 dads will receive a D-backs Father’s Day Hawaiian shirt. Dads are also invited to run the bases after the game, along with kids 15 and younger, according […]

USAC Southwest Sprint Car series May 19 at Arizona Speedway

The USAC Southwest Sprint Car series returns Saturday, May 19, for the Eighth Annual Robert Horne Ford night at Arizona Speedway. It is at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive in San Tan Valley, within ET Motopark, 5 miles south of U.S. Highway 60. Last time to the speedway, Tye Mihocko was the first to cross the […]

Queen Creek student-athletes earn all-region recognitions

Azpreps365.com released its all-region recognitions and several Queen Creek High School student-athletes made the cut. Queen Creek plays in 5A’s San Tan Region and had student-athletes from baseball, softball and boys volleyball earn a spot on the list. Senior Kevon Jackson and sophomore Jacob Berry earned first-team all-region honors while senior Colton Cassinelli earned second-team […]

Stadium District approves memorandum of understandings, ending D-backs lawsuit

The Maricopa County Stadium District Board of Directors voted to approve a binding memorandum of understanding that will end the lawsuit over Chase Field, protect county taxpayers and turn over responsibility for all repairs and maintenance at the stadium to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The board voted on the memorandum Wednesday, May 9 in a public […]