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Let me start by saying that superb athletic ability was not one of the job requirements when I applied for this internship.
Multiple youth agencies across the East Valley recently received a significant amount of money to support their charitable efforts from a longtime Mesa volunteer organization.
Homecoming night wasn’t touted Pinnacle junior quarterback Brian Lewerke’s highlight-reel game.
The ingredients for a long-term, competitive rivalry in the Southeast Valley between Queen Creek and Williams Field are all on the table.
Almost exactly a year after a routine pre-training camp physical uncovered a heart condition that threatened his career, and maybe worse, Channing Frye is back with the Phoenix Suns.
Vee Hiapo, one of the most successful boys volleyball coaches in Arizona history, has resigned as the coach of Highland, athletic director Rod Huston said in an email.
NEW YORK — Participation in mud runs and obstacle courses such as the Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder is growing by leaps and bounds. With that come some carefully plotted training schedules, with extra sprints up neighborhood hills and well-balanced diets that revolve around trail mix and vitamin-infused water.
It's a problem of epidemic proportions. Kids suffering hundreds and thousands of concussions every year.
Two futures await hockey player Lyndsey Fry. There’s the immediate future, the one defined by the months the Chandler native and Harvard forward will spend in Massachusetts training with her Team USA teammates as they aim for gold at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, this February. There’s still one last tryout session left in December — only 21 players will join USA and Harvard coach Katey Stone for the Eurasian trip — but she’s taken a year sabbatical from Harvard to give this rare chance, one that would make her the first Arizonan to play Olympic hockey, her best shot.
Last week there was some good news and some not so good news for East Valley cities.
After years of planning by both the college and the location’s developer, Grand Canyon University President Brian Mueller announced the Christian university will build its new campus in one of Mesa’s newest, fastest growing areas.
Michael Westbrook knows a little something about speed after an eight-year NFL career as a wide receiver, but he still wasn’t prepared for the mad dash of his two-year-old daughter.
Revamps of its physical and digital appearances are among the efforts Visit Mesa is undergoing to attract a whole new audience to the city through a new promotional campaign.
Eric Marsh built the Granite Mountain Hotshots from nothing — and died trying to protect the crew that friends say constituted his life's work.
YARNELL — With no way out, the 19 elite firefighters did what they were trained to do when trapped by a wildfire: They unfurled their foil-lined, heat-resistant tarps and rushed to cover themselves on the ground.
PRESCOTT — Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, based in Prescott, Ariz., were killed Sunday when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. It was the deadliest single day for U.S. firefighters since Sept. 11. Fourteen of the victims were in their 20s. Here are the stories of some of those who died:
The expectations thrust upon Ky Westbrook are sometimes entirely unfair.
Once faced with what could have been crippling challenges, a former NFL veteran is now giving back in a big way—including sponsoring a benefit event in June designed to help young people achieve their goals.
About a dozen people are moving their arms and legs to the sound of silence. Only the soft voice of their instructor, Debbie Nemeth, occasionally breaks in.
In reality it’s a compliment but it probably wasn’t easy to hear.
A punch to the gut. A smack to the head.