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Divider and spacer East Valley Conference ChampionsVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007640Santan Junior High - (2019-2020) Congratulations to our 7th grade girls volleyball team led by Coach Kerry Lantgen, winners of the East Valley Conference Championship against Queen Creek Middle School. Santan won in three very close sets.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Santan Junior High SportsVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007385Santan 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.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Unified Basketball teamVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A007202Payne 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!"  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Barron SilsbyVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006685Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Payne Junior High student Barron Silsby who made 24 out of 25 shots at the Region 7 Elks Hoop Shoot Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 9 and is now a four-time state champion in his division! Barron will move on next to compete at the national competition in Chicago in April. Elks Hoop Shoot website 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Santan Junior High Cheer TeamsVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006660Santan Junior High - (2018-2019) Santan Junior High cheer teams won the U.S.A. Championship in Anaheim, California in the "Show Cheer Advanced" and the "All Girl Stunt" team categories. The girls set goals and made them happen through determination and hard work.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Santan Junior High Cheer TeamVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006375Santan Junior High - (2018-2019) Santan Junior High's Cheer team, coached by Chalene Baxter, Heather Kochanski and Dustin Santoni, had an exciting weekend, winning the State Championship again for the fifth time in a row. A 5-Man Stunt team was added this year, and they won State Championship, too! Santan Cheer is heading next to Nationals in California.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Santan Junior High Cheer TeamVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006344Santan Junior High - (2018-2019) Santan Junior High cheer earned first place both in Team Performance and Stunt Group at the USA Open recently.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Nathan AndersenVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006334Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Payne student Nathan Andersen who set a big goal to run in the Phoenix Half-Marathon on Saturday, February 9. He not only finished, but did so in an amazing time of 1 hour and 58 minutes!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Sebastian Vega ParedesVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006138Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Sebastian Vega Paredes who repeated as East Valley Conference Cross Country Champion!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Bogle Unified SportsVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006142Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) Bogle Unified Sports hosted a basketball game against the Unified team from Willis Junior High in December.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006105Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Morgan Fiedler and Faith Luckey who were selected for the Arizona Soccer Association 2019 05 Girls ODP (Olympic Development Training) roster to participate in the 2019 season. They will now move on to compete in the ODP West Championships. ASA Names 2019 ODP Rosters 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006290Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) For seven years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. Congratulations to these ACP Erie cross country athletes who were named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country First Team:
  • Elizabeth Nakai - 4.83 weighted GPA, 4.00 unweighted GPA
  • Devon Baggot - 4.75 weighted GPA, 3.92 unweighted GPA
  • Evelyn Jimenez - 4.62 weighted GPA, 3.97 unweighted GPA
  • Makenzie Hanson - 4.16 weighted GPA, 3.90 unweighted GPA
  • Jacob Kottraba - 4.00 weighted GPA, 3.33 unweighted GPA
Sports360 All-Academic Cross Country Teams 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006292Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) For seven years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. Congratulations to these ACP Erie cross country athletes who were Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Team Honorable Mentions:
  • Conner Dosmann - 3.50 weighted GPA, 3.03 unweighted GPA
  • Elias Hernandez - 3.89 weighted GPA, 3.22 unweighted GPA
  • Ethan Fawkes - 3.87 weighted GPA, 3.20 unweighted GPA
  • Joseph Maddox - 3.92 weighted GPA, 3.17 unweighted GPA
Sports360 All-Academic Cross Country Teams 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006296Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) For seven years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. Congratulations to these ACP Erie players who were named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic Girls Volleyball First Team:
  • Julia Golichowski - 4.72 weighted GPA
  • Daria Sukhareva - 4.70 weighted GPA
  • Krista Rowan - 4.68 weighted GPA
Sports360 All-Academic Girls Volleyball Team 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006294Casteel High - (2018-2019) For seven years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. Congratulations to these Casteel High cross country athletes who were Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country Team Honorable Mentions:
  • Cassidy Cann - 3.87 unweighted GPA
  • Daniel Kirkland - 3.84 unweighted GPA
  • Dayton Carlson - 3.75 unweighted GPA
  • Derek Baca - 3.5 unweighted GPA
Sports360 All-Academic Cross Country Teams 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006132Casteel High - (2018-2019) Casteel High School Boys Varsity Wrestling finished 1st place at the Desert Mountain Duels meet. The Colts got pins from Jimmy Maheras, Xylex Abele, Jayden Martin, Jackson Rudd, Timothy Mayhew, Aj Valle and Diego Webster, and a couple of hard fought wins by Will Effinger and Jaden Lemos. The Colts travel next to the prestigious Reno Tournament of Champions. Great work, Colts!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006287Casteel High - (2018-2019) For seven years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. Congratulations to these Casteel High cross country athletes who were named to the Sports360AZ All-Academic Cross Country First Team:
  • Colin Zurek - 4.75 weighted GPA
  • Graham Farnsworth - 4.72 weighted GPA
  • Jadyn Herron-Jonap - 4.25 weighted GPA
  • Kyle Shirley - 4.23 weighted GPA, 3.77 unweighted GPA
Sports360 All-Academic Cross Country Teams 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005873Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Arizona College Prep - Erie had a deep run into the state volleyball playoffs in its first year competing at the 3A level. The Knights upset No. 1 Snowflake in the semifinals to advance to the championship game where they were ultimately defeated by Northwest Christian.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005874Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) In girls volleyball, ACP Erie was named 3A Metro East Region Champions and were the AIA 3A state runner up.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005875Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to ACP Erie coach Melanie Underwood who was named the Coach of the Year for the Division II East Valley Section.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005898Casteel High - (2018-2019) On Saturday November 10, Casteel earned state runner-up in boys cross country at the Cave Creek Golf Course, placing only behind Flagstaff. Sophomore Dayton Carlson led the way for the Colts.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer 7th grade flag footballVisit Bogle Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005885Bogle Junior High - (2018-2019) Bogle Junior High 7th grade flag football won their first East Valley Conference championship for football in Bogle's history!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer 8th Grade Flag FootballVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005764Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Casteel High 8th Grade Flag Football, 2018-2019 East Valley Champions!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer 8th Grade Girls VolleyballVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005765Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Casteel High 8th Grade Girls Volleyball, the 2018-2019 East Valley Champions!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer 7th Grade BaseballVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005766Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Casteel High 7th Grade Baseball, the 2018-2019 East Valley Champions!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer 7th grade girls volleyball teamVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005833Payne Junior High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to the Payne Junior High 7th grade girls volleyball team who won the East Valley Conference (EVC) 2018 championship!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Neomi BeachVisit Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005702Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus - (2018-2019) Congratulations to ACP Oakland athlete Neomi Beach who was one of three CUSD students elected to represent Arizona at the USA Volleyball High Performance tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pictured left to right: Neomi Beach from ACP Oakland, Kylie Wong from Mountain Pointe, Jaylah Moreno from Perry High, and Andi Nothdurft from Casteel High. Their team placed ninth overall at the national level.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Andi NothdurftVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005704Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Casteel High athlete Andi Nothdurft who was one of three CUSD students elected to represent Arizona at the USA Volleyball High Performance tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Pictured left to right: Neomi Beach from ACP Oakland, Kylie Wong from Mountain Pointe, Jaylah Moreno from Perry High, and Andi Nothdurft from Casteel High. Their team placed ninth overall at the national level.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005642Casteel High - (2018-2019) Congratulations to Coach Brian Whitacre who was named Arizona Boys Track coach of the year by USA Track and Field. 2018 USTFCCCA Boys High School Track and Field Coaches of the Year - State-by-State Winners 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A006068Casteel High - (2018-2019) Casteel captured our first individual wrestling championships. Ramon Manos, at 120 pounds, wrapped up a 51-0 season by winning the Division IV title.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Kim Welsh and Peggy NewendykeVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005348Santan Junior High - (2017-2018) Peggy Newendyke recently wrote a grant to support our Unified Sports, allowing athletic equipment and uniforms to be a part of the ongoing athleticism in our year-round sports.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Isaac DavisVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005299Casteel High - (2017-2018) Isaac Davis was recognized by the Phoenix Chapter of the National Alliance of African American Athletes as the Class of 2020 Sophomore Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Phoenix Chapter website 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Heather OsbornVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005082Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2017-2018) Heather Osborn was recognized by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as a Certified Athletic Administrator. To earn this distinction, she demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise including a thorough evaluation of her educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous written examination. Heather is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level. Congratulations! NIAAA Certification Program website 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Varsity Boys SoccerVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004606Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2017-2018) Congratulations to our Boys Soccer team, the AIA 3A State Runner-Up! The first team in school history to make it to the finals in the AIA State Championship tournament.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Varsity Wrestling State ChampVisit Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004607Arizona College Prep - Erie Campus - (2017-2018) Congratulations to our first wrestling state champion! Yousuf Halik made Knights history when he won the D4 AIA State Heavyweight title!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Kyli SwannVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004524Casteel High - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Kyli Swann who was named AZ Central Girl Athlete of the Week for Feb. 2 - Feb. 8. AZcentral sports Girls Athletes of the Week for 2017-18 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005180Casteel High - (2017-2018) Casteel Pom, Coached by Rylee Sammons, won the AIA State Championship in Division III Pom category on January 20. They also won first place in the Division III Pom Category at the 2018 State Cheerleading and Pom Tournament in March. This is a huge accomplishment for a first year competitive Pom team. The team of 6 girls is composed of 2 juniors, 3 sophomores, and 1 freshman. Despite having no seniors, the team still managed to compete at the Varsity level.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Santan Junior High cheer teamVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A005181Santan Junior High - (2017-2018) Santan Junior High cheer team won the U.S.A. Championship in Anaheim, California in the "Show Cheer Advanced" category. They also came home to win the Junior High Division 2018 Arizona State Championship. The girls set goals and made them happen through determination and hard work. Congratulations to coaches Chalene Baxter, Heather Kochanski and Dustin Santoni and the Storm!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004446Casteel High - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Samantha Anger of the Casteel women's varsity soccer team who was recognized as a MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches High School Player of the Week for January 1-7, 2018. The United Soccer Coaches uses results and statistics provided by MaxPreps to select one boy and one girl honoree from each participating state competing during the spring high school season. MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches High School Players of the Week Announced for January 1-7, 2018, CBS Sports Digital 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004408Casteel High - (2017-2018) Casteel Spiritline Cheer won 2nd place in the Spring It On Cheer and Dance Competition. Casteel High School Spiritline webpage 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Cross Country East Valley ChampionsVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004404Casteel High - (2017-2018) Congratulations to the Casteel boy's junior high cross country team on winning the 2017-2018 East Valley Championship! Casteel High School Junior High Cross Country webpage 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Casteel High School  Junior High Cross CountryVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004405Casteel High - (2017-2018) Congratulations to the Casteel girl's cross country team on finishing 2nd in the East Valley Championships. Casteel High School Junior High Cross Country webpage 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Casteel High School  Women's SoccerVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004406Casteel High - (2017-2018) Girl's Varsity Soccer won the Chandler Prep Platium Division Soccer Tournament. Casteel High School Women's Soccer webpage 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer NoVisit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004407Casteel High - (2017-2018) Casteel Spiritline Pom won 1st place in the Spring It On Cheer and Dance Competition. Casteel High School Spiritline webpage 
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Girls Cross Country TeamVisit Payne Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004364Payne Junior High - (2017-2018) Congratulations to Payne Junior High's girls cross country team who placed first in the East Valley Conference (EVC) Cross Country Championships.  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Santan Junior High Cheer TeamVisit Santan Junior High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004280Santan Junior High - (2017-2018) STORM WARNING! The Santan Storm Cheer Team took first place at the USA Spirit Competition on Nov. 18. This win earned them a spot to compete at the USA Jr. Nationals Competition in Anaheim, California in February. This team is full of student athletes who work hard every week by keeping their grades up, cheering on the Santan basketball teams and practicing for their competitions. GO STORM!  
Email this item to a friend Open just this item  Divider and spacer Visit Casteel High WebsiteReport a Problem with Item A004229Casteel High - (2017-2018) Casteel High Varsity Football - 3A Metro Region Champions (10-0), Fall Season 2017-18.  
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