Centennial escapes opening test from committed Casteel

Last year is last year. And in this case, the good vibes of a dominant 2018 season lasted about five minutes into the 2019 Centennial football campaign. After grabbing a 13-0 lead, the home team was in a fight for survival against a resilient Queen Creek Casteel team that did not care about the Coyotes’ […]

Motivational speaker Kevin Atlas to visit Casteel, Perry high schools

Kevin Atlas, a motivational speaker and the first player with only one hand to earn a Division 1 basketball scholarship, is visiting Casteel and Perry high schools in August. Mr. Atlas, with support from Varsity Brands, is on a nationwide crusade to challenge kids to show support for one another by attending school events they […]

Young Ella Christensen represents family, community at national rodeo

Ella Christensen, 12, of Queen Creek, who comes from a long line of horse enthusiasts, will showcase her skills in a national rodeo. Young Ella recently qualified for the Junior National Finals Rodeo happening in Las Vegas. She is prepared to compete Wednesday, Dec. 12 and is just as sure of barrel racing as her […]

Strength test: Casteel wrestling team works out with QCFD to kick off season

Wearing firefighter gear — a jacket, helmet and oxygen tank — the Casteel High School wrestling team partnered with the Queen Creek Fire Department and East Valley Institute of Technology for their first preseason work out this fall. “We put our heads together as coaches, looking at what can we do to look at their […]

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 […]

Casteel captures first state championship football title in school’s history

  By winning the 2017 Division 3A Arizona state football championship, the Casteel High School football team in Queen Creek not only brought home a championship trophy, but they delivered hope, inspiration and joy to their principal who is fighting cancer. The team finished undefeated and became the first sport in the school’s young history […]

Casteel football celebrates first-ever state championship

    Casteel High School varsity football won its first-ever state championship Nov. 25 after beating Tucson’s Pusch Ridge Christian Academy to take the 3A state title. The game took place at Campo Verde High School, 3870 S. Quartz St. in Gilbert. This is the second year that Casteel has offered varsity athletics. After a back […]

UPDATE: Casteel student shot at home, Gilbert police investigating

Investigators from Gilbert Police Department are still looking at whether the shooting of a Casteel High School student in his home was accidental or self-inflicted, Sgt. Darrell Krueger said during a phone interview Aug. 16. Police responded to a call made from the student’s home in Gilbert at 6:23 a.m. Aug. 15, Sgt. Krueger, the […]

Queen Creek schools preparing for 2017-18 year

Summer break is just about over for students living in the town of Queen Creek. Schools serving the community are preparing to open their doors for the upcoming year. Here is what students attending some of them can expect for 2017-18: Queen Creek Unified School District The first day of school for students in Queen […]