Paul Goldschmidt wins Luis Gonzalez Award for second time in three years

The Arizona Diamondbacks announced that Paul Goldschmidt is the winner of the 2017 Luis Gonzalez Award, which the team gives annually to the D-backs player who best exemplifies the talents, spirit and heart of the D-backs legend both on and off the field. The team presented the award to Goldschmidt prior to Monday, Sept. 25’s […]

Xavier varsity swim coach Maureen Rankin passes away after battle with cancer

Xavier College Preparatory announced Monday, Sept. 25 the passing of Maureen Rankin, the school’s two-year varsity swim coach, losing her battle with cancer. Coach Rankin, also known as “Coach Mo,” began her Xavier coaching career in August of 2016, posting solid results and a top record right away, according to a press release. A year […]

Second-round fade lead to second-place finish for JGAA’s Team Arizona

The Junior Golf Association of Arizona’s Team Arizona came up 11 strokes short of Team Southern California to finish in second place at the 49th Eddie Hogan Cup Team Matches Aug. 12-13 at Riverside Golf and Country Club in Portland, Ore. Arizona maintained a two-stroke lead after the first round at even-par 216 in the […]

Paradise Valley School of Karate to be recognized at World Championships

Mike Wall, owner and sensei at Paradise Valley School of Karate at 3851 E. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix, encourages his students to compete. “You have to be able to defend yourself even when you’re nervous,” Mr. Wall says as he talks to his students about competing. “You can’t test your karate by picking fights with […]

Xavier alumna Amanda Benson joins Team USA in volleyball

Xavier College Preparatory alumna Amanda Benson was named to the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team earlier this month and is currently competing for Team USA at the Pan American Cup tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. After graduating from Xavier in 2013, Ms. Benson played college volleyball for the University of Oregon. In May, she was […]

Xavier names former Phoenix Mercury, Team USA standout Jennifer Gillom as head coach

Former Phoenix Mercury, Team USA and University of Mississippi basketball standout Jennifer Gillom was named head coach of Xavier College Preparatory’s varsity basketball team last week. She will replace Stephen Moss, Xavier’s varsity head coach of three years, who is joining the collegiate ranks as an assistant women’s basketball coach at Arizona Christian University. Ms. […]

Brophy seeks redemption versus Pinnacle in first round

The Brophy College Preparatory football team has a chance to avenge a close loss on Friday, Nov. 6 as it takes on Pinnacle High School in a round one playoff matchup. The Broncos (6-4) fell to the Pioneers (5-5) on a late field goal 32-31 back on Sept. 18. Brophy senior running back Ryan Velez says ‘revenge’ is not the word the Broncos are using to describe their approach to Friday’s game.

Largay sisters dive right in, lead the way for Xavier

It seems as if every high school has at least a couple of sibling groups who play on the same team in a certain sport. Having siblings who play separate sports at the same time is more of a rarity. And so it is for Alyssa Largay and sister Kristen Largay at Xavier College Preparatory.

Xavier alumnae return to coach current athletes

Pictured, left to right, are Bianca Arellano (Arizona State University), Megan O’Sullivan (Fairfield University), Amanda Benson (University of Oregon), and Danielle Westfall (University of Wyoming).