Athletics

New Way Academy’s Soccer Team

In its second year, New Way Academy has already seen improvements from the first.  They have moved to a new campus that has a soccer field and practices are drastically different.  Practices can now include full blown scrimmages, more meaningful drills as well as spatial awareness.  The team consists of 17-19 players and they are improving every day…positivity is the …

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Arcadia H.S. Lacrosse Team Brings Sense of Community to Arcadia

Arcadia HS is home to both the Arcadia Titans Lacrosse Team and the youth Phoenix Lacrosse Club. In their inaugural year, the Phoenix Lacrosse Club team won the A.Y.L.L. (Arizona Youth Lacrosse League) Division 1 Junior High State Championship in April! The majority of the players attend one of the Arcadia neighborhood schools including Hopi, ANLC, Ingleside, Christ Lutheran, St. Theresa, and Veritas. The high school and youth teams shared …

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Zona Crossfit Student of The Month, Cooper Parson

CrossFit Full Strength is the premier CrossFit in Central Phoenix.  By being one of the oldest CrossFit gyms in Phoenix, we have created a one of a kind facility that offers CrossFit, USA Weightlifting and Barbell Club, Yoga, and a lot more.  We are a one stop shop for any level looking to get involved in the CrossFit Community. Here is what …

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Baseball Lover, Stephen Gouer

What is the best thing about Discover U? The best thing about discover U is that I get to learn a lot of new things. Who is your favorite baseball team to watch? Who is your favorite pro player? My favorite baseball team is the Arizona Diamondbacks and my favorite player is Paul Goldschmidt. When you are playing baseball, what …

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Joshua Laughlin Accepted to USD on Academic Scholarship

Tell us about yourself and your involvement at Youngker High School. I transferred to Youngker in November 2012 from Ohio and immediately became friends with my teammates on the soccer team. I enjoy learning in my honors and AP classes. What do you aspire to be when you grow up? I will become an engineer, although I have not decided on a specialization yet. Tell …

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Tom Kuyper Basketball Camp

For over 30 years now, Tom Kuyper has been running basketball camps and all sports camps in Arizona. His camps have been so successful because of his unique style of teaching the skills of the game but combining “fun” as the main ingredient. He knows that teaching the kids all the fundamental skills of the sport is important, but the …

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St. Francis Xavier Varsity Softball Team Wins 1st Place

The St. Francis Xavier Elementary School Varsity Softball team captured 1st place in the large school Catholic Youth Athletic Association (CYAA) Tournament the end of January.  The girls were coached by Walter Funes and Troy Kochis, and the Girls Athletic Director, Erin Chapman. The championship game was SFX vs. OLPH Scottsdale, and they were tied at the top of the …

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10th grader, Tim, Succeeds at Brightmont Academy

Tim is a 10th grader who felt like he was not challenged enough with the traditional school instruction model.  He often zoned out, and his grades were suffering. Tim and his parents wanted to find an option that challenged him, but also allowed him to play hockey without interfering with his academics.  His younger sister was attending Brightmont Academy, so …

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First Grader Blue Belt, William Kalcevich,

How long have you been in Taekwondo? For two years, since I was in pre-school. What belt level are you in? I am a blue belt. What is your favorite thing about Taekwondo? I like learning new things and I want to get to be a black belt. I like the senseis because I like when they help me when …

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Bailey Wolcott Wins NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick

Tell us about your win at the NFL Punt, Pass & Kick Championship? I was nervous, excited, and relieved. At first I was nervous and excited because I wanted to win, but after I was relieved because I WON!   What did you get to do because you won this competition? I got a ribbon that said “First Place” and …

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