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Highland High twins a successful ‘couple of characters’

By eric newman, GSN Staff Writer It does not appear a few late arrivals to track and field practice are too much of a hinderance for Highland juniors Sam and Ernest Green. The boys began...

Gilbert’s MyKala Skinner springboards Utah to the top

By Brittany Bowyer, GSN Contributing Writer The University of Utah is known for its history of success in gymnastics. The school often draws in some of the top gymnasts in the country. For Gilbert native...

Mesquite baseball hungry for shot at state title

By zach alvira, GSN Sports Editor Jeff Holland doesn’t have to say much to motivate his Mesquite High baseball team. As the school’s only baseball coach since it opened in 1998, Holland has established a culture...

Here’s the pitch: AIA, athletes address arm-injury prevention

By Stephen Perez, Cronkite News Arm injuries among high school baseball players are on the rise due to overuse. This has caused not only pitchers to take care of their bodies better, but also a...

Children’s hospital physical-therapy clinic in Gilbert aids young athletes

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor Kids are growing bigger, faster and stronger younger. Along wth that, the competition level in youth sports has increased. That heightens chances of injury, experts say. Accordingly, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, long...

It’s all Gilbert: Tigers’ girls, boys play for hoops titles

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor The Gilbert High girls and boys basketball teams have taken over the 5A basketball tournament brackets. Each reached their respective state-championship games, where, coincidentally, both face Millennium on Monday, Feb....

Campo girls win soccer state title, boys 2nd

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor High school coaches don’t often get an immediate shot at redemption following a tough state-tournament loss. Most have to wait until the following year. For Campo Verde’s Drew Guarneri, his...

A Home Run: Baseball Project plays ball with Innings Fest

By christina fuoco-karasinski, Get Out Editor Scott McCaughey admits he was a little miffed when his band, The Baseball Project, was left out of last year’s Innings Festival. With a lineup that includes Peter Buck and...

Cactus League civic groups hit the real homers

By Jim Walsh, GSN Staff Writer When hundreds of thousands of fans jam East Valley Cactus League stadiums starting Saturday, they’ll watch famous players getting ready for a marathon season and young players desperately trying...

Mesquite wants to be champion; Champion wants to mesquite-smoke foes

By zach alvira GSN Sports Editor Six years ago, the Mesquite High girls basketball program turned a corner. After years of ups and down, the Wildcats made the state tournament. They’ve been an East Valley power since,...