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Jason P. Skoda

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State boys basketball: Second-half surge by DV downs Lions

Considering the outcome in the first encounter with Desert Vista, the Red Mountain boys basketball team knew the task at hand was going to...

End of season honors for hoops, soccer

With only one winter sports team from Mesa Public Schools still alive in the postseason, it is time for the postseason recognition to start...

State girls basketball: Short-handed Lions struggle against Tucson

A shortened bench, a terrible shooting night, and frenzied-style of play by Tucson equaled a short-lived playoff stay for the Red Mountain girls basketball...

State basketball: Skyline falls hard, gains experience

The game reached a point where the final score mattered little compared to what was being accomplished on the floor. For the record, No. 5...

State basketball: Skyline makes history, joins 4 others in 6A playoffs

The Skyline boys basketball team has rid itself of past struggles and has made history this season. The Coyotes used to be overmatched and run...

State wrestling: Lewis’ title run grew from the darkness

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Cody Lewis remembered the pain, the tears and isolation that he felt sitting in an arena filled with people. It was possibly...

State wrestling: Garcia transforms himself into champion

PRESCOTT VALLEY – It started with disappointment for Mountain View's Johnathan Garcia. That’s nothing new to athletes. Plenty can point to a low point as a...

State wrestling: Hollen goes back to work after winning 1st title

PRESCOTT VALLEY – Jeremiah Hollen wasted little time in securing his first state title. The Mountain View junior used a cradle off a head-and-arm to...

State wrestling: 3 finish one win away from title

PRESCOTT VALLEY – A game plan is all well and good, but executing it is something completely different once the whistle blows. Steve Jarman found...

State wrestling notebook: Jags’ special year began 5 years ago

This record-breaking season by the Desert Ridge wrestling program was set in motion in 2013-14 when this junior high team won state. It built a...