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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Benjamin Franklin football falls short in 3A quarterfinals

Benjamin Franklin High School football battled long odds to make the playoffs, after an injury-plagued September left the Chargers with a 3-4 record. They battled back with four straight wins to reach the 3A quarterfinals. Once there, though, a two-touchdown second-half deficit against a top seed that could slow down the Chargers’ signature double wing […]

Casteel, Higley athletes earn Doherty Medallions

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 10 Performance Medallions, which features athletes from Casteel and Higley High Schools. Of 14 players recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 26, Zach Nelson of Casteel and Coleman Owen made the list, according to […]

Higley’s Maxwell earns Week 9 Doherty Award medallion

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 9 Performance Medallions and a Higley football player made the cut. Logan Maxwell was one of six players who were recognized for outstanding play during their respective games Friday, Oct. 19, according to a press release. The others were […]

Unique to Arizona: High school badminton a growing niche in Queen Creek

On a cool, crisp Arizona autumn day, Scottsdale Chaparral High School is vacant for fall break except for three individuals in the school’s auxiliary gym. Two young women face each other on a court 20 feet by 44 feet with an elevated net slicing the area in half. They volley a shuttlecock back and forth […]