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Jason P. Skoda

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Red Mountain’s Pagel set to retire from the dugout, classroom

Thirty years in and Ross Pagel is ready to take a lesser role in both the classroom and the dugout. Pagel is retiring as a...

Baseball: Murphy, 2-out hits lead Red Mountain past Westwood

Two-out rallies can completely change the complexion of a game. The offense gets all fired up in the dugout while extending the inning batter by...

Softball: Bark leads Westwood past Mesa with 2 HRs

There are days when the batter’s box is as comfortable as a broken in pair of jeans. Everything feels good no matter the situation. Taking a...

East Valley Region schedule will head to spring training venues

One of the few good things about the spring training schedule ending for this baseball junkie is it means the ballparks become available. And the...

ASU wrestling: Valencia wins 1st national title

CLEVELAND – Zahid Valencia and Mark Hall crossed paths at Quicken Loans Arena on Friday after each won their semifinals. They both extended a...

ASU wrestling: Tsirtsis returns to All-American form, Shields gets 1st honor

CLEVELAND – Wrestling at the NCAA level is all about breaking the opponent. Anytime two competitors toe the line there isn’t much discrepancy in talent....

Wrestling: Arizona State getting closer to the summit

CLEVELAND – Pick any mountain in the Valley and think about the path it takes to reach the summit. There isn’t a single hike that...

Valencia brothers were first believers in ASU rebuild

Zeke Jones knew he had the support of the administration at Arizona State, the proximity of the Art Martori's Sunkist Kids was a huge...

Arizona State wrestling rebounds 10 years after program was cut

The first time I met Zeke Jones was in 2008 soon after Arizona State announced it was cutting the wrestling program. The university he represented...

Arizona State wrestling has long history with Ohio

On the 30th anniversary of the Arizona State wrestling program’s only national title, it is somewhat fitting that the Sun Devils are in Cleveland...