The Chandler Unified School District is a premier district of choice with a rich athletic tradition at the highest level of interscholastic athletics. It is our goal that students experience not only all of the tremendous academic opportunities available to them, but also achieve all of their athletic objectives. Our coaches, administrators and support staff are all ready to assist.
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Chandler High - (2019-2020) Chandler came away with a 56-0 win over Capital Christian on the first game of the 2019 Cali Football Classic played at Moorpark High School. Mikey Keene was 10-10 completing all passes for 261 yards, Jalen Richmond had two touchdowns and Gunner Maldonado had two punt returns for 126 yards. On the ground, Dae Dae Hunter had two touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, and ran for 69 yards. Nick Nesbitt ran for 77 yards and had a touchdown catch, and Rodney Clemente had a 43 yards rushing on five carries. The defense was led by Zion Magalei, Jeremiah Tyler, Anthony Hanger and Bryant Jackson. Strong defensive performances were also turned in by the linebackers Malik Reed, Tate Romney, and Kyler Orr.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Mattie Shumaker and Isabel Honzay went undefeated in doubles 2 at the 2019 Forner Badminton Tournament and earned 1st place medals.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Lady Wolves Cross Country Team ran to a second place finish at the Ojo Rojo Invitational. Ava Potts, Brooke Eversden, Lauren Kazaroff, Daniela Montufar, Lauren Copeland, Alyssa Lewis and Cydney Maxson were the top seven scoring for the varsity team. In the freshman race, Destiny Hernandez ran strong for an 8th place finish.
Perry High - (2019-2020) Tatum Stall was named the MVP of the Westwood Tournament of Champions Volleyball Tournament this weekend. Perry High won the tournament which featured 36 of the top teams in the state.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) The Lady Wolves stepped up on a humid Saturday morning and defended their title against 32 other teams at the Chandler Invitational. Ava Potts won the sophomore race while posting the 3rd best overall time of the day. Lauren Kazaroff, in her first race as a Wolf, took home the honors, winning the freshman contest. Brooke Eversden placed 2nd in the senior run followed by Daniela Montufar, who was 10th. Sarah Plant kept things close in the junior competition with a ninth place finish.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Hamilton Girls Golf on their 4th place finish at the Chappy Wheeler Tournament in Palm Desert, CA on September 6 and 7.
Hancock Elementary - (2019-2020) Hancock 6th graders play a game in gym class that requires teamwork and cooperation called "Learning how to survive."
Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus - (2019-2020) In celebration of the kick-off the college football season, staff and students of CTA Liberty proudly wore their favorite college colors to school on Friday, August 30. It was fun to see the wide variety schools represented -- from ASU (go, Devils!) and UofA, to Penn State, Michigan, Oregon, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin!
Perry High - (2019-2020) Perry Badminton competed in the 16-team Highland Flying Feathers Tournament over the 3-day Labor Day weekend. Perry Badminton won the tournament for the 4th time in a row, and Nikhita Jayaraj was voted to the All-Tournament Team.
Hamilton High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Hamilton girls varsity golf won first place at the Nighthawk Tournament on August 23 and 24, defeating Xavier and Cactus Shadows. Maddie Adam shot par for 36 holes!
Galveston Elementary - (2019-2020) Thank you to Si Se Puede for visiting Galveston for the last few Saturdays to hold soccer registration for our students.
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2019-2020) Positive Coaching Alliance is honored to annually award nearly 150 scholarships totaling nearly $150,000 across the US to student-athletes who strive to be a Triple-Impact Competitor, impacting sport on three levels by working to improve themselves, their teammates, and their sport as a whole. These finalists were selected from more than 3,500 applicants who received nearly 7,500 references in support of their application. It was a very competitive group and these finalists rose to the top! Of the 15 Arizona finalists, ACP Erie has 5! Congratulations to: Emma Byrd, Ahlias Jones, Krista Rowan, Owen Sullins, and Tendall Weigand. Triple-Impact Competitor® Scholarship Finalists
Hull Elementary - (2019-2020) Congratulations to Logan Boyer, past Hull Elementary student, who has made it to pro-baseball with the Los Angeles Dodgers! San Diego Union-Tribune - MLB Draft: SDSU's Boyer ready to begin pro career with Dodgers organization
Santan Junior High - (2019-2020) Sports at Santan Junior High are full of passion, talent and championships. We are a school that participates in the National Program, Positive Coaching Alliance - promoting better people, better athletes.
Chandler Traditional Academy - Goodman Campus - (2019-2020) Congratulations to CTA Goodman student Kianna Noyd for her performance at the 2019 USA Track & Field (USATF) Junior Olympics in July. She placed 18th in the Junior Olympics Girls Javelin Throw (11-12 Division), competing against girls from all across the country. USATF Hershey National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championship Results, July 22-28, 2019
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Zach Espalin, Chandler High junior, has been named a USA Wrestling 2019 Freestyle National Championships All-American! Zach is just the 10th multi All-American in Chandler Wrestling history.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) DeCarlos Brooks, 2019 Chandler High graduate, was named AZCentral's Football Player of the Year.
Chandler High - (2019-2020) Braxton Bradbeer, 2019 Chandler High graduate, was named AZCentral's Boys Volleyball Player of the Year.
Weinberg Elementary - (2019-2020) Weinberg students and brothers, Palmer and Hudson Sparks, both play baseball in Gilbert American Little League. Each of their teams won first place for their respective divisions in Spring ball! Way to go, guys!
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Cienna Samiley, Chandler High junior, competed at the Junior Olympic Nationals in Indianapolis against the top Level 10 gymnasts in the country and medaled on the Uneven Bars with a score of 9.675. She placed 14th All-Around in the nation. YouTube video: Cienna Samiley - Level 10 - Junior Olympics National Championships - May 2019
Jacobson Elementary - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Audra Gorder! Audra, a Jacobson 6th grader, is heading to Santa Monica in July after qualifying for the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Beach Volleyball West Coast Junior Olympic Games! Go, Audra!
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Solomon Liddell and Alan Valadez signed letters of intent to play soccer at Mesa Community College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Tatum Slate and Kayla Myers signed letters of intent to play softball at Ave Maria and Park Universities.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Sydney Wiedeman signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Adams State University.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Nate Rohlicek and Brendy Bryan signed letters of intent to play baseball at Cochise College and Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Alexys Matcuk signed a letter of intent to swim at Southwest University (Texas).
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Gracie Bonenberger signed a letter of intent to compete in Field and Track at Hastings College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Tanaeya Johnson signed a letter of intent to compete in Track and Field at Mesa Community College.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Da'Jon Walker, Andrew Kirk, Demetrius Warren, Tim Boyd, Javan Ah Quin Jr., Kaipo Magsayo, Jacob Zevallos, and Jon Williams signed letters of intent to play football at the collegiate level.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Emily Kendall signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Pacific University Oregon.
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Twenty Chandler High student-athletes participated in Chandler High's Spring NCAA College Signing Recognition Day and committed to play at the next level. That makes 41 signees this year.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) In an overnight game on May 15, Hamilton High, under the direction of Coach Mike Woods, won the 6A State Baseball Championship against Corona Del Sol 8-1 at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The first pitch was not thrown until 10:39 p.m. by freshman pitcher Logan Saloman. The last was thrown at 12:30 a.m. It was the third state title in four years and the seventh overall for the Huskies.
Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Open letter from self-contained Special Education teacher to Payne staff, teachers and students: "Panther Pride, Words can't express the overwhelming pride that Amber and I have in the Payne Staff and students! What an memorable experience you gave the Unified BASKETBALL team today! Payne has truly shown what it means to embrace inclusion and celebrate everyone's successes. Please take a moment and tell your students how proud we are of them! The energy in the gym was UNBELIEVEABLE!!! Payne ROCKS! Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who come out and watched the Unified Basketball game today vs. Santan. Can't wait for our next year's basketball game!"
Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Kaitlyn Starks is the first female Arizona College Preparatory athlete to commit to playing at the collegiate level in soccer. Kaitlyn excels in everything she does. She is the current Student Government President and also a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and She's the First. Kaitlyn was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year 2018-19 for her commitment to ACP and her classmates. She will graduate this year as a Distinguished Scholar and has earned an Academic Letter all four years for a GPA far above a 4.0. Kaitlyn is the Varsity Soccer Captain and has also earned an Athletic Letter all four years. She plans to attend St. Joseph's College Brooklyn in the fall to further both her soccer and academic careers. ACP Erie Seniors Highlights
Basha High - (2018-2019) Basha High boys and girls tennis teams took home four first place finishes and two second place finishes at the 2019 Chandler Prep Kiwanis Invitational! For context, 16 teams from across Arizona competed in five competition divisions: three singles and two doubles, in boys and girls tennis. They medaled in six of those ten divisions, and the girls medaled in four of the five divisions.
Basha High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Camden Mateen, the Division I State Champion in Mens Varsity Long Jump.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to our Individual and Relay Track and Field Division I State Champions for 2019:
- Mens 4 X 100 Relay: Brandon Thomas, Matthew Abrahmson, Isaiah Newcombe and Collin Gapen
- Womens Pole Vault: Taylor Starkey
- Womens Javelin Throw: Tyla Biggs
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to our Individual and Relay Track and Field Division I State Champions for 2019:
- Mens 100 Meters: Quaron Adams
- Mens 4 X 100 Relay: Eli Sanders, Tyson Tippett, Kiondre Taylor and Quaron Adams
- Mens 4 X 400 Relay: Terry Byrd, Kamijah Carter, Trent Gaiser and Latrell Tellis
- Mens Varsity Shot Put: Andrew Menlove
- Womens 100 Meters: Trinity Henderson
- Womens 200 Meters: Trinity Henderson
- Womens 400 Meters: Kelise Davis
- Womens 800 Meters: Morgan Foster
- Womens 1600 Meters: Morgan Foster
- Womens 4X400 Relay: Kelise Davis, Jocelyn Johnson, Morgan Foster and Trinity Henderson
- Womens 4X800 Relay: Ava Potts, Sarah Plant, Mihajla Milovanovic and Morgan Foster
- Womens Shot Put: Ciera Jackson
- Womens Javelin Throw: Makayla Hunter
Chandler High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Mikaila Williams is a multi-sport athlete, playing both beach and indoor volleyball. As a Distinguished Scholar and member of National Honor Society, she has maintained a 4.44 GPA throughout her high school career. Mikaila received a scholarship to continue her volleyball career at South Mountain Community College. Chandler High Seniors Highlights
Chandler High - (2018-2019) Chandler High boys volleyball and Coach Bobby Robson won the state championship in a five-set thriller over Mountain View on Saturday, May 11, 2019. The victory is Chandler Volleyball's first state title in school history.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Malik Whitaker, the Division I State Champion in Mens Varsity High Jump.
Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Eli Ludwig is a respectful student who leads by example. The way he goes about his business, day in and day out, exemplifies not only the three Cs (Courage, Character, and Commitment) but also what being a baseball player and a short stop is all about. As a three year varsity starter, Eli has proven to be reliable on and off the field. He has been an anchor in the lineup throughout three region championship seasons and earned a spot on the All-State 2nd team during his senior season. Eli maintains a strong 3.8 GPA, all while taking AP classes and being a member of Casteel's Baseball team. He will attend NAU to study Criminal Justice. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
Casteel High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Maddie Zook shows leadership both in the classroom and on the soccer field. Maddie is kind to all and has worked hard to graduate with honors. She spends countless hours on the soccer field and has been recognized as a scholar athlete. Maddie has a 4.0 GPA and will attend U of A on the Wildcat Excellence Scholarship to study Business. Casteel High Seniors Highlights
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Please congratulate our state champion Boys Double team of Neil Bhardwaja and Rahul Bhat! This is the 2nd year in a row that our Boys Tennis Double team has claimed the state championship. We are so proud of these seniors and Coach Gonzalez for all of their hard work.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) Our 2019 girl's tennis season came to an end, but not before making an improbable run into the state championship match where Hamilton finished as the state runner up behind Xavier.
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) After four and a half hours of battling with Brophy, the boys tennis team ended with a score of 3-5, state runner-up champions! The boys had an incredible regular season at 13-1 and finishing 2nd in state! We are very proud of these tough young men!
Chandler High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Cole Neff played on the Chandler High state champion football team for three years. His senior year, he chose to join the EVIT (East Valley Institute of Technology) program to study firefighting. On May 4, 2019 Cole graduated from the East Valley Regional Cadet Academy as a Fire and Rescue Cadet. He will attend EVIT next year to continue his firefighting career goal and then plans to join the service for firefighting. Chandler High Seniors Highlights
Chandler Online Academy - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Kenadie Cooper has attended all four years of high school at Chandler Online Academy. She is an outstanding young lady who excels in both ice hockey and her academics. Going to online school allowed for her to capitalize on the opportunity to attend the North American Hockey Academy in Vermont during each year, while completing her Honors and AP high school courses with outstanding success. In the fall, she will attend St. Anselm College in New Hampshire, as an NCAA Division I ice hockey player. It has been a privilege to watch Kenadie flourish, competing in a sport she has such a passion for. Her ability to focus, train, learn, live away from home and still keep everything organized will be a tremendous asset to her in this next part of her journey. We know she will find even further success as a St. Anselm Hawk! Chandler Online Academy Seniors Highlights
Hamilton High - (2018-2019) SENIOR HIGHLIGHT: Madeline York has enjoyed her four years pole vaulting for the Hamilton Varsity Track and Field team. At the Arizona State Division I Championships, she pole vaulted to a 4th place finish her freshman year and 3rd place finish her junior year. It is with a strong sense of pride and honor that Madeline has accepted an appointment to the US Military Academy West Point. Hamilton High Seniors Highlights