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    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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    Visit Auxier Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011672 Auxier Elementary (2023-2024)
    Evan Corbin
    Evan Corbin, 5th Grader at Auxier Elementary School, competed at the USA National Championships and Team Trials in July. Evan brought home a Bronze medal representing Arizona and Chandler Martial Arts Center!
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A011671 Casteel High (2023-2024)
    Joshua Corbin
    Casteel Senior, Joshua Corbin, competed at the USA National Championships and Team Trials in Richmond, Virginia this summer. He made the USA Junior Karate Team by placing in the top three in the nation! Joshua will be training at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado and competing internationally through out the year.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A011674 Hamilton High (2023-2024)

    Nikolas You made a monumental achievement over the summer. He set a new all-time world record at a powerlifting competition in Las Vegas on July 11 and brought home four gold medals. BarBend.com | 16-Year-Old Nikolas You (75KG) Sets All-Time Drug Tested Raw Open Deadlift World Record Of 343 Kilograms
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A011668 Hamilton High (2023-2024)
    Olivia Lu
    HAMILTON SOPHOMORE BECOMES MULTI-NATIONAL CHAMPION IN 2023 ROLLER SKATING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Hamilton sophomore Olivia Lu recently won gold in the Domestic International event and two silver medals in the Freshman A and Junior Women Solo Dance events in the 2023 American Artistic Roller-Skating National Championships held in Pennsylvania, marking this year her fifth consecutive year as the national champion. Despite contending with older and more seasoned skaters, she emerged victorious among a large number of competitors, exhibiting the exceptional skills she has honed over her 11-year journey in the competitive arena. Congratulations to Olivia for her outstanding achievements!

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    Visit Rice Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011663 Rice Elementary (2022-2023)
    Cheer Competition
    Great news! Rice Rhinos took home the second-place trophy for cheer at the district competition hosted by Hamilton High School on Saturday. Congratulations to our talented team for their incredible energy, spirit, and for representing Rice with pride. We want to give a huge round of applause to Coach Cook for her dedication and hard work in preparing our students.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A011447 Hamilton High (2022-2023)
    Hamilton Tennis Courts Named in Honor of Coach Phil Gonzales
    On November 23, the Hamilton High School tennis courts were dedicated in honor of long-time tennis coach Phil Gonzales. Phil Gonzales dedicated thirty-eight years of teaching and coaching in the Chandler Unified School District. He worked at Willis Junior High School, Bogle Junior High School, Chandler High School, and the past twenty-four years were at Hamilton High School. Phil's love of coaching tennis has produced many individual and team champions setting the stage for a tradition of success which continues in the Hamilton program today. Read more of the resolution here.
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    Visit Weinberg Gifted Academy Website Report a Problem with Item A011419 Weinberg Gifted Academy (2022-2023)
    Olivia Bracke
    Our students excel outside the classroom, as well! 6th grader Olivia Bracke recently competed in the state "Drive, Cip, and Putt" competition. She placed 2nd in putting and 5th overall! Way to go, Olvia! Keep up the hard work.
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    Visit Arizona College Prep High School Website Report a Problem with Item A011429 Arizona College Prep High School (2022-2023)
    Nicolas Acedo
    Nicolas Acedo, ACP High School freshmen, won a silver in Kumite and a bronze in Kata in the 2022 National Karate Championships in Spokane, WA in July. Nicholas represented Chandler Martial Arts Center, Chandler, AZ.
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    Emilio Acedo
    Emilio Acedo, ACP Middle School eighth grader, won a bronze in Kumite and a bronze in Kata in the 2022 National Karate Championships in Spokane, WA in July. Emilio represented Chandler Martial Arts Center, Chandler, AZ.
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    Andrew Yang
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Sophomore Andrew Yang won the AIA Div. 3 state singles championship at the Paseo Racquet Center. Andrew, seeded No 2, beat No. 4 Jacob Kauffman in the championship match 6-2, 7-6. The ACP High School tennis program is coached by John Deogracias.
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    Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A011254 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2021-2022)
    Kelly DiPanfilo
    Second grader Kelly DiPanfilo was chosen by Ocotillo Living Magazine Athlete of the Month. Kelly is a part of Vortex Lacrosse Club and will be traveling to San Diego so she can guest play on an elite Lacrosse team. Way to go, Kelly!
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A011224 Chandler High (2021-2022)
    Chandler E-Sports
    Every single Chandler High E-Sports team made it to the 2022 Playoffs. The Smash team ended their season with a loss against the second seed team from Willow Canyon High School. Hayden Wendt, Madden 22 player, ended his amazing winning streak due to a scheduling conflict with a national Robotics competition. Daniel Torrez is still in the running for the PlayVS championship for Madden, currently competing in the regional semifinals. The Rocket League team entered playoffs at seed 13 and faced the Seton Sentinels from Seton Catholic Prep in the first round. In a best-of-7 game series, the Wolves swept 4-0, but then lost to Brophy last Friday. Congratulations to CHS E-Sports and Coach Samantha Seery on a terrific first season!
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    Visit Arizona College Prep Middle School Website Report a Problem with Item A011207 Arizona College Prep Middle School (2021-2022)
    Nicolas and Emilio Acedo
    ACP Middle School students Nicolas Acedo (8th grade, pictured left) and Emilio Acedo (7th grade, pictured right), participated in the Junior International Karate Cup in Las Vegas. Nicolas won a silver medal in Kumite and a bronze medal in Kata. Emilio won a silver medal in Kumite. Both were representing Chandler Martial Arts Center.
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    Visit Payne Junior High Website Report a Problem with Item A011210 Payne Junior High (2021-2022)
    Trevor Rogers
    Payne Junior High eighth grader and golf club member, Trevor Rogers, had a perfect shot on No. 6 at Fountain of the Sun Country Club that found the bottom of the cup in one shot, A HOLE IN ONE, at their match versus Eastmark. Way to go, Trevor!
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A011190 Hamilton High (2021-2022)
    Dawson Hubbard
    Hamilton High recently had a student-athlete selected to the Valley of the Sun Chapter of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Team. This recipient, Dawson Hubbard, was recognized on April 23 at Wild Horse Pass.
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A011197 Hamilton High (2021-2022)
    Channing Chasten and Niall Dunn
    Two former Hamilton High students Channing Chasten, and Niall Dunn (current Phoenix Rising pro soccer team members) recently visited Hamiton and surprised teachers David Belfort and Heather Hackett with tickets to an upcoming game for having a positive and meaningful influence on them while they were at Hamilton.
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    Visit Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus Website Report a Problem with Item A011176 Chandler Traditional Academy - Liberty Campus (2021-2022)
    Dylan Arango
    CTA Liberty sixth grader Dylan Arango is a gymnastics superstar! Dylan qualified for the Regional Championships, and he was one of five gymnasts selected to represent Team Arizona as an All-Star.
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    Elementary Cheer
    The elementary school cheerleaders competed in our CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2. Congratulations to the five schools that placed!
    Cheer
    • Littles (K-2): Hancock - 1st place; Ryan - 2nd place
    • Bigs (3-6): Riggs - 1st place; Haley - 2nd place; Ryan - 3rd place
    Dance
    • Littles (K-2): Haley - 1st place; Hancock - 2nd place
    • Bigs (3-6): Riggs - 1st place; Auxier - 2nd place; Haley - 3rd place

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    Visit Chandler Unified School District Website Report a Problem with Item A011169 Chandler Unified School District (2021-2022)
    Elementary Track Meet Winners
    Congratulations to the top-scoring teams from the 2022 CUSD Elementary Track Meet. Riggs Elementary School won for the girls, and Santan Elementary School won for the boys! Thank you to all students and staff who showcased teamwork, spirit, confidence, and camaraderie at the event. Individual Championship Results
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    Visit Riggs Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011170 Riggs Elementary (2021-2022)
    Girls Elementary Track Meet Winners
    Congratulations to the winning girls team in the 2022 CUSD Elementary Track Meet -- Riggs Elementary! Thank you also to all students and staff who showcased teamwork, spirit, confidence, and camaraderie at the event. Individual Championship Results
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    Visit Santan Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011171 Santan Elementary (2021-2022)
    Boys Elementary Track Meet Winners
    Congratulations to the winning boys team in the 2022 CUSD Elementary Track Meet -- Santan Elementary! Thank you also to all students and staff who showcased teamwork, spirit, confidence, and camaraderie at the event. Individual Championship Results
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A011099 Chandler High (2021-2022)
    Esports at Chandler High
    Check out Chandler High's E-Sports in a recent edition of the Community Impact Newspaper: North Chandler Edition | March 2022 Community Impact article: Chandler High students begin first in-person esports season
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    Visit Auxier Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011189 Auxier Elementary (2021-2022)
    Auxier Dance Team
    Congratulations to the Auxier Dance team for placing in the CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2:
    Dance
    • Bigs (3-6) - 2nd place

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    Visit Haley Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011188 Haley Elementary (2021-2022)
    Haley Dance Team
    Congratulations to the Haley Dance teams for placing in the CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2:
    Dance
    • Littles (K-2)- 1st place
    • Bigs (3-6) - 3rd place

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    Visit Hancock Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011186 Hancock Elementary (2021-2022)
    Hancock Dance and Cheer Teams
    Congratulations to the Hancock Cheer and Dance teams for placing in the CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2:
    Cheer
    • Littles (K-2) - 1st place
    Dance
    • Bigs (3-6) - 3rd place

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    Visit Riggs Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011187 Riggs Elementary (2021-2022)
    Riggs Cheer and Dance Teams
    Congratulations to the Riggs Cheer and Dance teams for placing in the CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2:
    Cheer
    • Bigs (3-6) - 1st place
    Dance
    • Bigs (3-6) - 1st place

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    Visit Ryan Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A011185 Ryan Elementary (2021-2022)
    Ryan Cheer Team
    Congratulations to the Ryan Cheer teams for placing in the CUSD Community Education district competition on April 2:
    Cheer
    • Littles (K-2) - 2nd place
    • Bigs (3-6) - 3rd place

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    Visit Basha High Website Report a Problem with Item A011081 Basha High (2021-2022)
    Gabriella Garcia
    Congratulations to Gabriella Garcia who threw 163-1 at the Arizona Open, making it the longest high school javelin throw in the nation currently. Mile Split Article: Gabriella Garcia throws 163-1, U.S. No. 1, at Arizona Open
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A011077 Hamilton High (2021-2022)
    State Cheer Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Hamilton High took the state title in Open Div. Small Jazz at the AIA Arizona State Cheer and Dance Competition on March 12. Hamilton also won 3rd in the Div. I Pom competition. Congratulations!
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A011076 Perry High (2021-2022)
    State Cheer Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Perry High took home state championships in Div. I Varsity Show Cheer and Open Div. Medium Jazz at the AIA Arizona State Cheer and Dance Competition on March 12. Perry also took 2nd in Div. I All Girls Stunt. Congratulations!
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A010874 Perry High (2021-2022)
    State Basketball Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  The Perry Pumas won their first-ever basketball championship by beating district rival Hamilton High, 48-38, in the 6A final game at Veterans Memorial Coliseum Wednesday night. It was the first time two schools from CUSD met in a basketball championship game.
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A010842 Chandler High (2021-2022)
    Boys Soccer State Runners Up
    The Chandler High School Boys Soccer Wolves are the 6A State Runners-Up! The Wolves finished the season 14-7-1 and made history again at Chandler High. They battled for 5 strong games in the past few weeks during playoffs, knocking off Kofa 19th seed, Tolleson 4th seed in the first round, Highland 12th seed in the quarterfinals, and Tucson 1st seed in the semi-finals. The team fell to Desert Vista 2nd seed in the state finals.
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    Chandler High School Pom had their best performance yet at USA Nationals on the weekend of February 26 in Anaheim, California. Twitter Video
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A011079 Perry High (2021-2022)
    Perry Cheer at USA Nationals
    Congratulations to Perry Pom and Cheer for taking second in the nation for JV cheer on February 26 at the USA Nationals competition in Anaheim, CA.
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    Visit Chandler High Website Report a Problem with Item A010861 Chandler High (2021-2022)

    Chandler High boys earned runners-up for the 6A State soccer title on Thursday, February 24.
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A010862 Perry High (2021-2022)
    State Soccer Runners Up
    Perry High girls earned runners-up for the 6A State title on Thursday night, February 24.
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010852 Casteel High (2021-2022)
    State Wrestling Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Casteel High School, behind four individual state champions, won its second consecutive Div. II wrestling title at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 19. Jackson Rustad (120 pounds), Sergio Ramos (132 pounds), Brennan Callison (165 pounds) and Raychon Cardona (285 pounds) brought home medals for the Colts.
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    Visit Casteel High Website Report a Problem with Item A010855 Casteel High (2021-2022)
    State Wrestling Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  In Div. 1 girls, Casteel wrestlers Isabelle Munoz (132 pounds) and Camry Carter both earned state titles at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 19.
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    State Soccer Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Congratulations to the Casteel Boys Soccer team for their back-to-back championship seasons, defeating Sunrise Mountain of Peoria 2-1 in overtime at Central High on Tuesday, February 22 to become the 2022 5A State Champions. PHOTO ALBUM: Boys 5A State Soccer Champions
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    State Soccer Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Casteel High School girls beat Sunrise Mountain of Peoria to win the 5A State soccer championships at Central High on Tuesday, February 22. PHOTO ALBUM: Girls 5A State Soccer Champions
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    Visit Hamilton High Website Report a Problem with Item A010853 Hamilton High (2021-2022)
    State Wrestling Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  In Div. I boys, Hamilton wrestler Jonathan Lozano won the 285-pound division state championship at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 19.
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    State Wrestling Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  In Div. 1 girls, Hamilton wrestler Trinity Howard (120 pounds) earned the state championship at Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 19.
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    Phil Gonzales
    Hamilton High tennis coach Phil Gonzales was inducted into the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame on February 19.
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    Cheer and Pom State Champs
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Hamilton High took the state title in Div. I-IV Varsity Jazz Large at the Arizona State Cheer and Pom Tournament in February 2022. Hamilton also won 2nd in Div. I-IV Varsity Hip Hop Large competition. Congratulations!
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A011078 Perry High (2021-2022)
    State Cheer Champions
    STATE CHAMPIONSHIP:  Perry High took home state championships in Div. I Varsity Pom and Div. I-IV Varsity Jazz Small at the Arizona State Cheer and Pom Tournament in February 2022. Perry also placed in three additional competitions: 2nd in Div. I-IV Frosh/JV Pom and 3rd in Div. I JV Show Cheer and Div. I Varsity All Girl stunt. Congratulations!
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    Visit Jacobson Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010832 Jacobson Elementary (2021-2022)
    Running Club
    Kudos to our wonderful students, staff and our community. Jacobson wrapped up another season of Running Club. It was a wonderful end to an amazing season, where students learned about competition, rooting for each other, and persistence! Thank you to Mrs. Dannenfeldt and her amazing teacher-team for supporting our kids this season.
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    Chandler Sports Hall of Fame
    Chandler Sports Hall of Fame will induct six from Chandler Unified. CUSD athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators will be celebrated at the Chandler Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Luncheon on Feb 19, 2022, including:
    • Dr. Camille Casteel, Chandler Unified School District Retired Superintendent
    • Phil Gonzales, Tennis Coach, Hamilton High School
    • N'Keal Harry, Football, Chandler High School
    • Markus Howard, Basketball, Perry High School
    • Cole Luke, Football, Hamilton High School
    • Sierra Rodriguez, Softball, Basha High School
    • Chandler Sports Hall of Fame is a nonprofit 501c3 organization with the purpose of honoring the athletes who have brought recognition to the City of Chandler and who have made a significant contribution to Chandler's athletics community.

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    Visit Rice Elementary Website Report a Problem with Item A010807 Rice Elementary (2021-2022)
    Running Club Race
    Our Rice Rhinos had a lot of fun and did a remarkable job at the running club race. Way to go, Rhinos!
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    Visit Perry High Website Report a Problem with Item A010810 Perry High (2021-2022)
    Perry at 2022 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship
    Congratulations to Perry High's cheer team who represented Arizona in Orlando, Florida at the 2022 UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship. Click the link for Varsity TV video to see and hear more about their routine. VarsityTV website: Perry High School Makes Arizona Proud At NHSCC
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    Jumping for Hearts
    We are jumping for joy and heart health at Basha Elementary.
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