Queen Creek softball team opens home season March 9

The Queen Creek High School softball team will open its home season Friday, March 9, against Poston Butte. The home opener follows four regular season away games for the Bulldogs, which last year made its best run in the state tournament since winning the state championship in 1990. Head coach Stephanie Mejia took her team to a semifinal appearance […]

Roots N’ Boots to wrangle up fun March 15-18

Roots N’ Boots, a Queen Creek signature event, is happening Thursday through Sunday, March 15-18, at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre, 20464 E. Riggs Road. The Roots N’ Boots Rodeo provides family oriented activities throughout the weekend, and admission to the park is free, with the exception of the pro rodeo performances. PRCA Rodeo and […]

Ranger-led tour enables visitors to explore San Tan park on horseback

Visitors to San Tan Mountain Regional Park in Queen Creek can experience the San Tan Mountains while navigating the trail by horseback 9-10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23. A park ranger and the professionals from MD Ranch will guide participants through the Sonoran Desert while they learn about the plants and animals that call San Tan […]

Queen Creek wrestlers win first state championship in school history

The Queen Creek High School wrestling team won its first team state championship Friday, Feb. 9, at the Prescott Valley Event Center. As a team, Queen Creek finished with a total of 181 points to Liberty’s 149.5 to take the DII team state championship. All together, the Bulldogs had three individual state champions, two second-place […]

Queen Creek HS soccer teams earn combined 21 all-region selections

  Queen Creek High School soccer teams ended the 2017-18 season by earning 21 combined all-region selections, including region player of the year for girls forward Sophia Serna. Boys soccer earned 13 all-region selections in the 2018 AIA 5A San Tan Region state tournament bracket, including four first-team selections and a coach of the year […]

Perry HS star QB Purdy commits to Iowa State

A slow start to his recruiting process never hindered the resolve of Perry High School senior quarterback Brock Purdy, who signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Iowa State University during a ceremony at Perry High School on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Purdy had no Division I offers prior to this season’s playoffs. After […]

Casteel boys soccer advances to the semi-finals

It took less than nine minutes to get the momentum and about 13 to solidify their standing. “We’re a team that if we get that first goal within 10 minutes, we play completely different,” said Casteel coach Greg Lanman. “Once you see that ball go into the back of the net, everyone starts to loosen […]

Free Queen Creek parks and recreation guide available online

  Looking for a class or new activity? The town of Queen Creek catalog for the spring 2018 season is available at http://queencreekindependent.az.newsmemory.com/?special=Experience+the+QC. “Experience the QC” lists the parks and recreation class offerings along with upcoming special events and specialty programs. Experience the QC is a resource to find activities for all ages to do in […]

Back-to-back cowboy mounted shooting events come to QC in February

Saddle up as the Southwest Regional Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition, followed by the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Winter U.S. Championships, gallops through the town of Queen Creek. Scheduled back-to-back, the Southwest Regional Cowboy Mounted Shooting competition will be held Feb. 9-11; the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association Bishop Trailer Sales Winter U.S. Championship will be Feb. […]

Photograph the full moon rising during class at San Tan park

Editor’s note: The date of this event was listed incorrectly as Jan. 30 on the park’s website. The correct date is Jan. 31. It has been corrected on the website.   San Tan Mountain Regional Park will offer hikers who like to photograph its scenic wonders the chance to do capture two great sky events […]