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Jason P. Skoda

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Boys basketball preview: Coaching continuity prevalent among programs

Continuity and longevity are clear themes among the Mesa boys basketball programs. It starts with two Arizona coaching icons in Mountain View’s Gary Ernst, who...

Girls basketball preview: 9 all-region players return

The squeak of sneakers, and the thunder of dribbling has been echoing in gyms since Halloween as tryouts led to roster cuts, then scrimmages,...

Arizona State wrestling embraces big stage, crushes Pitt

The stage was set. Way back in the 1950s when then-Arizona State president Grady Gammage and famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright came together to design...

GameNight: Red Mountain’s season ends in semifinals

After beating Basha in early September for the team’s first win, Red Mountain coach Mike Peterson talked to the players about it starting a...

Red Mountain sits 48 minutes away from title game

It comes down to this: Red Mountain goes back to where it all started so poorly. The opponent is the same. The venue is not;...

Lethal Lawson leaves lasting impression on defense, record book

Lance Lawson is always the wild card. Over the last four years, especially the last two, that has usually meant he has come up aces. It’s...

Next man up mentality has served Red Mountain well

The “next man up” mantra has become a calling card for successful teams. It creates a confidence within the program that no matter who steps...

Despite rough coaching search, Red Mountain found right guy

Mike Peterson has applied to a few head coaching jobs over the years without getting the nod. It never stopping the running conversation between he...

Corea tabbed as new Westwood boys soccer coach

A last-second search for a boys soccer coach at Westwood led to Ryan Corea becoming the Warriors head coach. Corea is a Red Mountain graduate...

Special teams getting job done for Red Mountain

The Red Mountain coaches and Westview coaches got into a bit of a tussle after Friday’s game. It stemmed mostly from the fact that Red...