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 […]

Meet the Teacher: Stephanie Mejia teaches, coaches students to success

Name: Stephanie Mejia School: Queen Creek High School Why you chose to work in the district: Because I love how the district is involved with the Town of Queen Creek. What I like most about what I do: I enjoy interacting with the students, being a resource for the students and helping students reach their […]

Brasch, Cruz headline Doherty Award Performance Medallions recipients

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club has announced the recipients of the Ed Doherty Award Week 7 Performance Medallions, which include two Queen Creek area athletes. Six players are recognized for outstanding play during their respective games on Friday, Oct. 5: Higley High School senior Spencer Brash; Scottsdale Chaparral High School junior Tommy Christakos; Chandler […]

Chemistry, speed and strength: Queen Creek defense shines through recent success

There are heaps of cliches and adages one may use to describe the necessity of a football team’s defense, but regardless of how it’s put, Queen Creek High School is using its defense well. Through seven games, the Bulldogs have allowed an average of 24 points per game and in their six wins, they haven’t […]