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 […]

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 […]

Queen Creek OKs purchase agreement for construction on utilities building

Queen Creek Town Council has approved a purchase agreement for the construction of tenant improvements to the town’s utilities field operations facility, 19715 S. 220th St. The agreement, which was part of the council’s consent agenda, is not to exceed $881,000 plus an additional $88,100 for owner’s contingency. The approval came at the council’s Wednesday, […]

Queen Creek Transportation Advisory Committee outlines work plan for 2019

The Transportation Advisory Committee’s 2019 work plan has gained the approval of the Queen Creek Town Council, outlining six priority areas and projects for the upcoming fiscal year. The council approved the work plan as part of its consent agenda at its Wednesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting in the Community Chambers, 20727 E. Civic Parkway. […]

Queen Creek annexes quarter-mile stretch of Riggs Road, adding right-of-way

The Queen Creek Town Council recently approved an ordinance that allows the town to annex certain real property, which would ultimately add right-of-way to the town’s existing limits near the intersection of Riggs and Ellsworth roads. The council rendered its approval as part of the consent agenda at its Wednesday, Sept. 5 regular meeting in […]

Queen Creek volleyball looks to build on 5A success heading into 6A slate

After coming close to summiting the 5A state playoffs a year ago, the Queen Creek High School volleyball team is back with confidence, key returners and a new playing landscape. The Bulldogs fell 3-1 in the 5A state finals a year ago. Since that time, they have lost five seniors, including setter Kennadee Coplen, to […]

Benjamin Franklin relies on heavy rushing attack to control game, achieve success

At Benjamin Franklin High School, it’s not about what looks pretty on the football field, it’s about what gets the job done. The Chargers found success last season by simply running the football. They ran the ball 594 time for 3,722 yards compared to 117 passing attempts, resulting in an 11-2 overall record and a […]

Queen Creek Town Council makes agreement to bring fish to Mansel Carter Oasis Park

Fish are coming to Mansel Carter Oasis Park, 19535 E. Appleby Road, as the Queen Creek Town Council approved an intergovernmental agreement with Arizona Game and Fish Department to join the Community Fishing Program. The decision was part of the consent agenda at the Wednesday, Aug. 15 regular meeting. Mansel Carter Oasis Park is slated […]

Queen Creek OKs minor changes to three-city agreement for water reclamation plant

Queen Creek Town Council approved an amendment to an intergovernmental agreement between Queen Creek, Mesa and Gilbert regarding to construction and operation of the Greenfield Water Reclamation Plant. The approval came as part of the consent agenda at the council’s Aug. 15 regular meeting at Town Hall, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The plant is at […]

Queen Creek Town Council approves reappointments to boards, commissions

The Queen Creek Town Council approved the reappointment of several residents to the town’s boards and commissions at its Wednesday, Aug. 15 regular meeting. The reappointment decisions were part of the meeting’s consent agenda, The council voted on the consent items in one vote at Town Hall, 22358 S. Ellsworth Road. The council approved the […]