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It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.
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.
When the Diamondbacks fired pitching coach Charles Nagy this week, there were a lot of nodding heads that met the move. If you’ve watched Arizona pitchers for the last two years it was pretty hard to argue.
I don’t usually write about sports, and you can all relax, because I’m not going to today.
The minute the words left general manager Kevin Towers lips — the Arizona Diamondbacks need to add a power-hitting outfielder next year — the second-guessers of the Justin Upton deal shifted into high gear.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
Yasiel Puig’s first 60 games as a major leaguer have been very exciting. He’s hitting .370, driven in 27 runs in his first 250 at-bats and the Los Angeles Dodgers have gone from under .500 to a team on pace for 100-plus wins since he arrived in early June.
Parents, you can already picture those first mornings of the school year: the challenge of dragging cranky kids out of their beds at dawn after two months of mellow summer mornings.
The All-Stars from Chandler National Little League are headed west this week, looking for a chance to eventually go east — possibly all the way to Williamsport, Pa.
It’s been quite a ride for several East Valley baseball players over the past few months. They went from starring in high school to being selected in the Major League Draft to entering the minor leagues.
A recent decision to remove the Spring Training Museum from November’s Mesa bond election has organizers considering the project’s next step, which could include relocating it to a different city.
I can’t tell you how many emails I’ve received this season from Diamondback fans lamenting the great season Max Scherzer is having with the Detroit Tigers, and how his 13-0 record would have Arizona comfortably in first place instead of fighting tooth-and-nail with its shaky starters and flammable bullpen this summer.
Freelance writer Shane Dale lived in Chandler and Mesa growing up, went to college at the University of Arizona, married an Arizona State graduate and now lives in Queen Creek. An avid sports fan, he found it odd that a book had never been written about the football rivalry between the two universities.
Mesa voters could have an opportunity to fund a multitude of city-related street, public safety and historical projects if the city council moves forward on what could be a $147.9 million bond election in November.
Coming off a long road trip backloaded with long games, the Arizona Diamondbacks needed a few quality starts from their pitchers to give the bullpen a break.
We are a month into summer vacation, have you heard the dreaded “I’m bored” phrase yet? Quite honestly, I don’t hear that phrase very often around this house; I try to keep our boys quite busy with adventures, etc. But this year I hadn’t put much thought into our summer fun days, there will be hiking and camping in the mountains, fishing, swimming — pretty standard things we do every summer. But this year will be a little different.
Culminating the ongoing discussion between local youth sports organizations and the Kyrene School District over use of facilities rates, the district presented a lowered rate structure Monday that now heads to the governing board.
Let’s say a huge Arizona Diamondbacks fan spent three months completely out of touch – a stint on a space station, sealed in the Biosphere, working for the IRS in Cleveland, take your pick – and had no idea how his favorite baseball team had fared over the first two-plus months of the season.
A couple East Valley standout shortstops in Dustin Peterson and Riley Unroe were both second-round selections in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday.
As the draft party around him sat in dead silence, D.J. Peterson let out a primal yell and wrapped a bear hug around little brother, Dustin.
Family-owned and operated Little Mesa Café will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 to support and help raise funds for 2-year-old local cancer survivor Cadence Schutter.
D.J. Peterson will be home from college soon, and little brother Dustin will be there waiting with a smile on his face and a paddle in his hand.
Tyler Viza’s inclusion at No. 427 in Baseball America’s top 500 draft prospects shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who saw Desert Vista’s comeback against Brophy in the first round of the Division I state baseball tournament.
If he so chose, Riley Unroe could rest on his laurels and still be one of the best baseball players in the East Valley.
Kyrene School District officials Monday said new, lower rates for use of facilities, namely for youth sports organizations will be presented in early next month.