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Raiders' skill guys have big shoes to fill

The Cibola football team’s offense revolved primarily around running back Abe Thompson and receiver Michael DeCorse-Hall the past two seasons.

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Tuesday 08/04/2015
Rios returns as leader for Criminals' defense
Posted: August 04, 2015

At the tail end of Yuma High’s practice on Monday, Criminals coach Curt Weber yelled for Octavio Rios to come off the field to chat on the sideline.

Marisela Velasquez returns as Kofa's girls soccer coach after a year off
Posted: August 04, 2015

Marisela Velasquez, who was hired as the Arizona Western women’s soccer coach July 9, is returning to the Kings as the girls soccer coach after a one-year hiatus.

LOCAL GLANCE (Aug. 4)
Posted: August 04, 2015

AWC guard signs with D-II women's basketball program

Monday 08/03/2015
Down, out — then better than ever
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 1:24 am

Alexa Felix was optimistic. Certainly more so than this particular physician on this particular day.

Wolff’s emergence at center a positive for Kings
Updated: August 03, 2015 - 12:53 am

There is only one returning starter on Kofa’s offensive line for the upcoming football season, and coach Ben Franz said replacing Charles Santini, a two-year starter at center, was the biggest question coming into 2015.

Sunday 08/02/2015
Despite lights issue, Frontera United cruises in season finale
Posted: August 02, 2015

Frontera United’s final game was looking like a catastrophe, and not because of what was happening on the field.

Saturday 08/01/2015
Frontera hosts final game of season; team still weighing options for league play next year
Posted: August 01, 2015

After tonight, it will be a while until Frontera United is heard from again, which is why the final match of the team’s inaugural season is such a big deal for everyone involved.

Monday 07/27/2015
Back to the grind: Yuma high school football teams begin practice
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Players were exhausted after the 18 sprints they just ran, in varying increments of 40, 30, 20 and 10 yards. They had two 10-yard dashes remaining, when Kofa coach Ben Franz turned the script on his players.

Saturday 07/25/2015
Upstart Wahoos impress at swim meet
Posted: July 25, 2015

Based on Saturday’s results, no one would guess the Yuma Wahoos did not exist this time last year. The Wahoos took second place in Imperial Valley Swim League Championships at the Valley Aquatic Center.

Gila Ridge hires Clinton Senn as new cross-country coach
Posted: July 25, 2015

A week after cross-country and track coach Lucas Wolthuis decided to leave for a teaching and coaching job in his hometown in Michigan, Gila Ridge hired Clinton Senn as its new cross-country coach.

Thursday 07/23/2015
9U Vipers advance to next round of regionals
Posted: July 23, 2015

With a win Thursday, the Yuma Vipers have advanced to the championship round of the 9U Cal Ripken Pacific Southwest Regional.

Wednesday 07/22/2015
Vipers go 1-1 to start 9U regionals
Posted: July 22, 2015

The 9U Yuma Vipers began the Cal Ripken Pacific Southwest Regional with a win and a loss.

Sunday 07/19/2015
9U, 10U Vipers begin Cal Ripken Baseball regionals
Updated: July 19, 2015 - 9:30 pm

A week after the 12U Vipers lost to Manoa, Hawaii, in the Pacific Southwest Regional championship game, two more Vipers teams will begin their shot at a regional championship, and for the 10U team, a chance to reach the Cal Ripken World Series.

Friday 07/17/2015
Accomplished XC, track coach Wolthuis leaving Gila Ridge
Posted: July 17, 2015

Arguably the most accomplished coach in Gila Ridge school history is leaving Yuma.

Yuma Catholic hires new softball coach
Posted: July 17, 2015

Madison Tracy, a 2011 Kofa graduate and former Arizona Western softball player, was hired as Yuma Catholic’s new softball coach earlier this week.

Tuesday 07/14/2015
Golf coming to Yuma elementary schools
Updated: July 14, 2015 - 7:52 am

Yuma elementary schools have a new sport to offer students.

Sunday 07/12/2015
Desert Sun Clasico canceled due to low ticket sales
Posted: July 12, 2015

The Desert Sun Clasico exhibition match Tuesday between Tijuana and Morelia of Liga MX has been canceled, Arizona Strikers FC announced Saturday.

Saturday 07/11/2015
Slow start dooms Frontera United
Updated: July 11, 2015 - 11:18 pm

It became apparent early Saturday night that Frontera United’s two-game winning streak was going to come to an end.

Friday 07/10/2015
Dale: Frontera markedly better from 1st game to now
Updated: July 10, 2015 - 10:57 pm

Through the first seven games of Frontera United’s inaugural season, the on-field performance has been about as impressive as anyone involved could have hoped.

Robert, Michael Kochis sign to play soccer at Multnomah University in Oregon
Posted: July 10, 2015

The Multnomah University men’s soccer program announced the signings of brothers Robert and Michael Kochis on Thursday.

Thursday 07/09/2015
AWC names Velasquez new women's soccer coach
Posted: July 09, 2015

After the first two seasons in program history were a proven success, the Arizona Western women’s soccer team has a new head coach.

Wednesday 07/08/2015
Cibola jumper Monroe signs with JC power
Posted: July 08, 2015

Cibola track and field star Derrick Monroe has signed with South Plains College, a junior-college power located in Levelland, Texas.

Tuesday 07/07/2015
LOCAL GLANCE (July 7)
Posted: July 07, 2015

The Yuma Vipers beat Manoa in the Pacific Southwest 12U Regional in Surprise Tuesday to move to 1-1 in pool play.

Saturday 07/04/2015
Frontera United blows out San Luis Rio Colorado All Stars
Posted: July 04, 2015

Frontera United celebrated Independence Day in style with an 8-0 victory Saturday night over the San Luis Rio Colorado All Stars at Desert Sun Stadium.

Huyck steps down as Yuma High softball's coach
Posted: July 04, 2015

Kofa, which recently let go of long-tenured coach Emma Morrison, isn’t the only Yuma County school looking for a new softball coach.

Friday 07/03/2015
Committing to Frontera United
Posted: July 03, 2015

Frontera United coach Kenny Dale often asks Victor Rodriguez not to come to practice.

Morrison out as Kofa's softball coach after 19 years
Posted: July 03, 2015

Emma Morrison’s 19-year tenure as Kofa’s softball coach is over.

LOCAL GLANCE (July 3)
Updated: July 03, 2015 - 11:21 pm

Joey Miranda signs with AWC

Thursday 07/02/2015
Vipers ready for Cal Ripken regionals
Posted: July 02, 2015

Yuma went 5-for-5 in Cal Ripken Baseball state tournaments over the past two weekends, locking up bids to Pacific Southwest Regionals for local 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U and 13U teams.

Hager leaving Cibola for Mountain Pointe
Posted: July 02, 2015

After coaching the Cibola girls basketball team to nine section titles and 10 state tournaments, Justin Hager is moving on.

Wednesday 07/01/2015
Conroy returns for 2nd stint as San Luis boys soccer coach
Posted: July 01, 2015

The San Luis boys soccer program has reached the state tournament all 12 seasons it’s been eligible.

Semler hopes to bring stability to GR boys soccer program
Updated: July 01, 2015 - 1:10 am

Corey Semler grew up a soccer player. The sport, he said, was his first love.

Monday 06/29/2015
Yuma High's Marquez, Gila Ridge's Malatt sign with Luna CC
Posted: June 29, 2015

Yuma High’s Saul Marquez and Gila Ridge’s Josh Marlatt have signed their letters of intent with Luna Community College.

Saturday 06/27/2015
AWC Benefit Volleyball Tournament (photos)
Posted: June 27, 2015

Arizona Western hosted its first-ever Spikes for Scholars Lady Matador Co-Ed Volleyball Benefit Tournament on Saturday. All proceeds from the all-day, four-on-four tournament went towards AWC volleyball scholarships. Included are photos from the championship match.

Strikers pick up first win of season
Posted: June 27, 2015

Arizona Strikers FC made the most of the final league home game of the 2015 season.

Thursday 06/25/2015
Cibola wins summer hoops tournament
Posted: June 25, 2015

With roughly 10 minutes remaining in Thursday night’s summer league boys basketball game between Gila Ridge and Cibola, the Hawks were assessed a technical foul for arguing a non-call.

Wednesday 06/24/2015
Local athletes to compete in USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships
Posted: June 24, 2015

Five youth athletes from Yuma will participate in the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships, which begin today in Bloomington, Minn.

Monday 06/22/2015
LOCAL GLANCE (June 22)
Posted: June 22, 2015

Three Cal Ripken baseball teams from Yuma have won Arizona state championships and will be competing in the Pacific Southwest Regional in July. Two teams have a chance to go to the Cal Ripken World Series.

Friday 06/19/2015
Former Matador plays for Mexico in Women's World Cup
Posted: June 19, 2015

In the Mexican National Team’s game Wednesday against France, former Arizona Western soccer player Greta Espinoza made her first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup appearance and start.

Former Criminal softball player signs with NAIA school
Posted: June 19, 2015

Former Yuma High softball player Linda Ontiveros recently signed her letter of intent to continue her playing career at the University of Jamestown.

Thursday 06/18/2015
Yuma High wrestlers fare well at Las Vegas Summer Duals
Updated: June 18, 2015 - 11:30 pm

The Chain Gang Wrestling Club went 10-1 in duals this past weekend at the Las Vegas Summer Duals. The club is made of wrestlers from Yuma High.

Wednesday 06/17/2015
City football teams get early glimpse at 2015 season with 7-on-7 scrimmages
Updated: June 17, 2015 - 11:30 pm

On the hottest day of the year in Yuma, with temperatures as high as 113 degrees, the area high schools participated in 7-on-7 scrimmages Wednesday.

Tuesday 06/16/2015
Junior golf on the rise in Yuma
Posted: June 16, 2015

Junior golf appears to be on the rise in Yuma.

Saturday 06/13/2015
Frontera United beats Banning USA (photos)
Updated: June 14, 2015 - 2:16 am

Frontera United beat Banning USA 7-2 on Saturday night at Desert Sun Stadium, improving to 3-2-1 overall with the victory.

Friday 06/12/2015
Unpacking Frontera United's future
Posted: June 12, 2015

After Frontera United’s 4-2 loss to FC Tucson Wednesday night, coach Kenny Dale was up until 2 a.m. washing the entire team’s uniforms. Four hours of sleep later — if he got any — he attended the Yuma County Chamber of Commerce breakfast, where Frontera co-owner John Godfrey gave a 60-second pitch to the business community.

San Luis boxers eliminated at nations
Posted: June 12, 2015

Two San Luis fighters have been eliminated in their first bouts during their bids for national youth boxing titles.

Somerton golf tournament benefits military veterans
Posted: June 12, 2015

SOMERTON – Area golfers are being sought to form teams for a fund-raising golf tournament on July 4 to benefit a program that that provides U.S. military veterans in the Yuma area with temporary housing assistance and help finding employment.

Thursday 06/11/2015
AWC players gaining valuable experience with Strikers this summer
Posted: June 11, 2015

Speed and intensity.

Frontera United falls to FC Tucson
Posted: June 11, 2015

Frontera United’s youth and inexperience was on display in Wednesday night’s 4-2 loss against FC Tucson.

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