Carter Clemmensen of Brophy named All-USA Player of the Year

Former Brophy College Preparatory soccer player Carter Clemmensen, a Town of Paradise Valley resident, was named the All-USA Player of the Year for his accomplishments during the 2018 season. TopDrawerSoccer.com made the selection of the All-USA team based on “performance, level of competition and strength of schedule,” according to a USA Today article. This award […]

Arizona D-backs president, CEO Derrick Hall wins Visionary Award

The Association of Luxury Suite Directors has named Derrick Hall, Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO, its 2018 Visionary Award Winner, the sole individual recognized with an award at the ALSD Conference annually. Mr. Hall received the award Monday, June 25 at the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow in Atlanta. “I am honored to be named among […]

Paradise Valley, Scottsdale restaurants make ‘Best Al Fresco’ list

As summer approaches, OpenTable, a provider of online restaurant reservations and part of Booking Holdings, Inc. unveiled Wednesday, June 20 the 100 Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America for 2018 and several Arizona restaurants made the cut. El Chorro, 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, and Lon’s at The Hermosa, 5532 N. Palo Christi Road, both made […]

Press Coffee Roasters to open facility in north Phoenix

Press Coffee Roasters has announced it will build a roasting facility in the 32nd Street and Shea Boulevard neighborhood of north Phoenix. The 5,600-square-foot facility at 10443 N. 32nd St. will be a full production site for Press Coffee’s whole bean roasting operations, according to a press release. It will also be open to the […]

Xavier Athletic Director Lynn Winsor earns AIA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Arizona Interscholastic Association honored Sister Lynn Winsor, BVM, CMAA, Xavier College Preparatory’s longtime vice principal for activities and athletic director, with its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. The award came at the organization’s annual Champions Awards Luncheon Monday, May 21 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. “All of us at Xavier are so […]

Paradise Valley Town Council mulls Town Hall remodel

Paradise Valley Town Hall may undergo some changes in the near future as the town council discussed potential interim remodels of the building during the study session of its Thursday, May 10 meeting. Engineering Services Analyst Jeremy Knapp and Town Manager Kevin Burke presented two potential interim options to create more office space, consolidate information […]

Paradise Valley 2019 budget progresses into tentative budget after town council review

The Paradise Valley Town Council moved forward with its budget plan for fiscal year 2019, moving the plan to a tentative budget. Council poured over the budget plan at its Thursday, May 10 study session at town hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. Town Manager Kevin Burke presented an overview of previous adds and deletes to […]

Xavier alumna receives Fulbright award to United Kingdoms

Xavier College Preparatory alumna Sophie Wix has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award to the United Kingdom from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Ms. Wix, who will graduate from the University of Southern California this week, will pursue an Master of Philosophy in Medical Science at […]

Xavier uses extensive concussion protocol in assessing student-athletes

Concussions continue to be a hot topic especially at the high school level but in recent years, more emphasis has been put on awareness as well as implementing appropriate protocols to help schools prevent and treat these injuries. Athletic trainers are the first line of treatment for a concussed athlete. They play a vital role […]

Paradise Valley youth tennis player makes USTA National Junior Team

The U.S. Tennis Association announced Tuesday, April 24 eight top junior boys qualified for the 2018 Team USA National Junior Team including Niroop Vallabhaneni, 15, of Paradise Valley. The junior team is a training program designed to give a collection of America’s top young players, born in either 2002 or 2003, opportunities to train together […]