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Chandler trusts it offense in 6A title game but it will need its defense,...

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor The trust that the Chandler High coaching staff has in its offense never was more evident than in the 6A football semifinal. Coach Shaun Aguayo went for two points...

It’s Highland! Oh, no, wait: It’s Chandler again and Perry wants revenge

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor This just in: It’s Chandler, not Highland, in the 6A high school football state-championship game Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. This is of particular interest to Perry, because...

Highland aces take 2nd and 3rd in state cross-country meets

GSN Staff Report Highland High’s cross country teams were expected to come away from the Division I state championships with at least both individual champions and perhaps even a team title or two. But in the...

Is juco football dead, or isn’t it? Players, coaches stay hopeful

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor The ruling on the field is that junior college football in the Southeast Valley is dead. Interested parties say there is indisputable evidence, though, that juco football is worthwhile and...

CV boys and girls in top 4, Highland girls 5th in state swimming

By eric newman GSN Staff Writer   In just her first Division I high school state swimming championships, Mountain View freshman Emma Becker showed Saturday that she will be a force for years to come. Becker won gold...

Snap, crackle, pop: Black Hawks’ defenders are serial tacklers

By eric newman GSN Staff Writer   Playoff opponents of Williams Field High understand that there’s a reasonable chance they’ll be snapped, crackled and popped by the Black Hawks’ defense. Although it is nearly all new from its...

Herbert and Burdick: Highland football’s dynamic duo fueling team’s success

By zach alvira GSN Sports Editor   Highland High quarterback Kaleb Herbert and wide receiver Noah Burdick have been friends for years. They began their football careers together at a young age. Now seniors, the two are making...

Perry golfer Christopherson’s legacy comes to the fore

By zach alvira GSN Sports Editor   For as long as he can remember, golf has been a part of Perry High senior Caden Christopherson’s life. He began learning the game after his father, Eric, retired from professional...

It’s been a banner year for Gilbert-area high school football

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor and Eric Newman, GSN Sports Writer Take Williams Field, Casteel, Higley, Campo Verde and Gilbert. Add their 6A big brothers, Perry and Highland, and Mesquite of 4A to that...

Williams Field QB Zack Shepherd taking humble road to success

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor As a freshman, Zack Shepherd and his Williams Field High football teammates visited Chaparral Elementary in Gilbert. A woman approached and asked if he would push her grandson around...