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Arete Prep charging behind nation-leading freshman QB

By zach alvira,GSN Sports Editor When Arete Preparatory Academy football coach Cord Smith was asked to resurrect the program in 2017 after a one-year hiatus, he was admittedly caught off-guard. “I didn’t expect to fall into...

Campo Verde diving team truly has family atmosphere

By eric newman, GSN Staff Writer   The Campo Verde High diving team was on the verge of taking the wrong kind of dive. The 2015 roster had just three kids and coach Dave Eppert feared for...

Lurry and Thompson a dynamic duo in Black Hawks’ backfield

By Eric Newman, GSN Staff Writer A pair of quality running backs who consistently move the chains and score touchdowns has Williams Field High’s football team once again looking like a state-championship contender. Senior Jaden Thompson...

Highland’s McLeskey and Daschbach excel in the long run

By Alexandra Cook, GSN Contributing Writer Last spring, Highland High boasted two track state champions in the 1,600-meter run. Leo Daschbach and Caroline McLeskey won the 6A boys’ and girls’ title, respectively, as sophomores in the...

Highland’s trio of talented backs playing vital role

By Joel Viss, Tribune Contributing Writer The Highland High football team has a problem that most prep teams would be happy to have – a trio of talented running backs but not enough room for...

Small roster not stopping Gilbert’s quest for playoffs

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor One by one, the Gilbert High football players walk onto the practice field behind the stadium. In helmets only, they file into lines, all three dozen of them, to...

For Perry girls volleyball, life’s a beach – and then you’re indoors

For Perry girls volleyball, life’s a beach – and then you’re indoors Moments after hoisting the AIA beach volleyball state-championship trophy in May, graduating senior Halle Razo – now a freshman volleyball player at New...

Gilbert prep football teams prepare for closing half of season

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor It’s halftime in the 2018 high school football season and several Gilbert schools still have realistic hopes of making the playoffs. Here’s a look as they embark on the closing...

Hey, bubba, at Perry it’s hubba-hubba, Chubba

Quarterback battles take place in football every summer, often without a unanimous winner going into fall camp. Going into spring camp, Perry High’s competition was no different as Chubba Purdy and D’Shayne James competed. Chubba,...

Gilbert-based club hoops team inspires players to lift their game

By Eric Newman GSN Sports Writer The final buzzer sounds, the close group that has played together for nearly six years walks off the court high-fiving and posing for the traditional picture with a trophy. It’s...