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Saturday, February 23, 2019

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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,...

After emotional Senior Night, CV girls hit soccer playoffs

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor Mia Duranczyk almost dreaded hearing the public-address announcer call her name during Campo Verde’s Senior Night for girls and boys soccer. As she began walking toward the home bleachers, her...

Highland cheer team defending national title

By Julia Sorgie, GSN Contributing Writer In sports, the ultimate goal is winning championships. Winning them back-to-back reinforces that the achievement was no fluke. That is exactly what the Highland High competitive cheerleading team intends to do....

Cactus Football League hopes to boost adult tackle football in EV

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor Some guys just can’t give it up. Even into adulthood, when some are beyond college age, playing tackle football still gives them a thrill. That there are leagues for this is...

Aches, pains? Gilbert fitness pros help clients work through it

By Eric Newman, GSN Staff Writer You’re a weekend warrior, or at least you think you are. You’ve been busy. It takes time and energy to duck all those invitations to holiday gatherings to watch football...

Gilbert football players spread joy to senior-living facility residents

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor Football season may be over in the East Valley, but members of the Gilbert High football team have not suddenly dropped their spirit and drive for accomplishment. Players recently set...

East Valley athletes pedaling into interscholastic cycling

By zach alvira, GSN Sports Editor It is a scenic mountain-bike ride along desert trails but it is not necessarily leisurely. A unique sport, interscholastic bicycling, including high school athletes from schools in or near Gilbert,...

Perry fell short but established itself among 6A’s elite

By JOEL VISS, GSN Contributing Writer It started with a quarterback battle in the scorching heat of July and quickly took an unexpected turn when an injury put one of its most explosive playmakers, D’Shayne...

Retooled Campo Verde chases 5A boys soccer state title

By Eric Newman, GSN Staff Writer The Campo Verde Coyotes celebrated their 1-0 victory over Chaparral, elated as they hoisted their first 5A state-championship trophy last season. “We talked about it on the first day of...

EV youth football team in Florida for national playoffs

By Zach Alvira, GSN Sports Editor An East Valley youth football team opens play today in the American Youth Football Organization national championships in Kissimmee, Fla. The Southeast Valley Titans are representing Arizona as a result...