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Football rankings: Championship contenders narrow

The halfway point is quickly approaching with some teams already five games into the season and the others reaching that point this week. It looks...

Ed Doherty Award gets new life from GCSGC

The Grand Canyon State Gridiron Club is bringing back the Ed Doherty Trophy. The award, which is given to the state’s top football player, was...

GameNight: Red Mountain searching for answer after blowout

Red Mountain removed the familiar RM emblem from its helmet this season, donning an all-black matted look in 2017. Apparently, it took the luster off...

Mesa’s Jackson off to electric start

After tracking the punt, Kris Jackson briefly had his back to the heavy pursuit. He had no choice but to turnaround. At that point, the advantage...

Football rankings: Getting by with a wugly ain’t so bad

There are not many coaches who are going to have problems with getting by with a wugly. But until it happens it can be infuriating. Much...

GameNight: Desert Ridge overcomes miscues in victory

The first football game of the season can’t define a season, but it can set the tone. Desert Ridge came away from Friday’s opener knowing...

Golf: Mesa-themed tournament kicks off season

The Arizona High School Fall Preview golf tournament at Grand Canyon is bringing in teams from around the state, but at its heart the...

Football: Week 2 schedule, predictions

Some football teams played last week; some did not. Nearly every team is on the docket this week. It means some teams are playing a...

Football rankings: Preseason picks tough to nail

Ah, initial rankings. Why do you burden me so? The first set of football rankings are always the most difficult. Coaching changes (Red Mountain, Dobson,...

Skyline’s equipment man Polamalu stays close to game after stroke

The image bothered Ken Polamalu to the point he knew he had to do something about it. He came across a photo of a football...