Athletics

Merritt Brothers Work Hard to Obtain Black Belt

  Matthew and Harrison Merritt are brothers who have worked alongside their dad in order to obtain their first Black Belts in Mixed Martial Arts/ Tae Kwon Do. Matthew is a fifth grader at Bethany Christian School. Harrison is a graduate of Bethany Christian School and is now a freshman at Valley Christian High School in Chandler. The two of …

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Christian appointed JGS Assistant Basketball Coach!

Q. Tell us about your new position. A. Coach Kris asked me to act as assistant coach for our varsity and junior varsity middle school basketball teams. I decided right away that I wanted the position because my grandfather and my father are coaches for a recreation league team (at Paradise Valley Community Center), so I knew what it entailed. …

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STA Seventh Grader, HANNAH, Succeeds in Gymnastics

Hannah is an excellent student and is always kind to everyone. She is the first student to greet you on campus and a wonderful role model for our younger students. Hannah is very involved outside of school in gymnastics and does a variety of services in the community. Q. How long have you been involved in gymnastics? A. I was …

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Tagret “TJ” Races Motorcross

Tagret “TJ” has been racing since he was three years old. His dad is a professional factory rider for BETA Off-Road USA. So as you can imagine, TJ is following in his footsteps. He has won more than a dozen first place trophies and never less than third through the finish line. He races Motocross, in Open 50cc class, competes …

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BCS Fifth Grader, KAITLYN, Talks Highly of Her School

Q. What is your favorite thing about Bethany Christian School? A. I like the athletics. It’s really fun to play volleyball. It’s my first year playing and I love the team. Q. You’re involved in theater. Can you talk about that? A. I really like to act! I acted at a local studio and I audition for the school plays. …

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Saint Thomas Aquinas’ Sixth Grader Brock Earns A Spot on the the 2017 USSSA All- American Baseball Team

Brock De Battista tried out for and earned a short-stop position on the 2017 USSSA All- American Baseball Team for his age division; 11U. There were 20 tryouts held across the country, 5,000 players tried out, and 500 kids chosen. Brock was the top scorer in his age division for the Far West Region (AZ, NM, CA, UT, CO) and …

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Saint Francis Xavier Eighth Grader Talks Competitive Horseback Riding

Ella is a competitive horseback rider. She rides as part of the Scottsdale Equestrian Team for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) and is looking forward to many more years of riding! Last year, Ella competed for the first time as a middle school student and made it all the way to Nationals with her teammates, which was quite a thrilling …

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George Talks Drive, Chip, and Putt Contest and His Community Outreach

Q. Tell us about your recent Drive, Chip & Putt contest you were a part of? A. I entered the local Drive, Chip, and Putt contest back in early June that was held at the Phoenician Golf Club. I finished third in my age bracket, which was 12 to 13 years old, which qualified me for the sub regional contest. …

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HCLC Celebrates Past and Present Student Athletes

On August 19, Horizon Honors High School in Ahwatukee held a long overdue celebration for past and present student athletes, coaches, and their families. The occasion was simple: honor anyone involved that participated in a Horizon Honors High School team that had won a state or region championship, as well as state runner ups. Even though the school is 21 …

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The Competitive Athletic Advantage – School at Brightmont Academy

When Luke was four years old, he started playing hockey, and a passion was born. Luke was a skilled athlete at an early age and was quickly scouted by numerous teams. Moving from city to city, playing hockey for different clubs, Luke started missing days of school each week to attend games. Luke became concerned he would have to repeat …

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