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Marana flag football program wins five national titles

Marana flag football program wins five national titles

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When former Marana High School teammates Toby Bourguet and Sean Roebuck agreed to play on a competitive flag football team, little did they know it was going to drastically changed their lives. More importantly, it changed their children’s lives. 

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What is she wearing?

What is she wearing?

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I have always been frustrated with the fact that female politicians are not always judged by their priorities, voting record and loyalty to co…

Prime Time Review: ‘Goosebumps’ film  coming next summer

Prime Time Review: ‘Goosebumps’ film coming next summer

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The highly regarded San Diego Comic Con event never disappoints when it hits the west coast every July. The buzz around the event is not witho…

Understanding transportation spending in Pima County

Understanding transportation spending in Pima County

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At a recent Board of Supervisors public hearing on the county budget a gentleman addressed the board and wanted to know why the county was spe…

Third Age: Community lost? We are losing trust

Third Age: Community lost? We are losing trust

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We are losing our sense of community and trust in one another. The latest Pew Research confirms it. Political polarization is even greater now…

You were told not to

You were told not to

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For several years now the state’s Republican-led legislature has bragged about how they made tough choices during the recession to get Arizona…

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  • Marana student designs new school logo

    Marana student designs new school logo

    Levi Morse did not like the Marana High School logo and decided to do something about it. Morse teamed up with his older brother, Shawn, and designed a new tiger-head logo. Now, it is being used around the school

  • ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ - Pandemic outbreak takes out film’s storyline too

    ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ - Pandemic outbreak takes out film’s storyline too

    Following on the heels of the entertaining and successful 2011 “Rise of the Planet of the Apes’”, this motion picture was supposed to take the humanity vs. ape conflict to a whole new level of fervor.  The bitterness and meanness of the apes was expected to escalate, while the few humans who survived the Simian Flu outbreak gathered and plotted a strategy to dominate once again.  Instead, the “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” storyline gets stretched out to the point of appearing artificial and lackadaisical.

  • Prime Time Review: Tabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over videogame character

    Prime Time Review: Tabloid favorite Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over videogame character

    Lindsay Lohan is heading back to the courtroom soon. However, this time it is she who is filing the lawsuit. The tabloid star is launching a lawsuit against Rockstar Games because she believes her likeness was utilized for one of Grand Theft Auto V’s characters without her permission.

  • Northwest bank robbed

    Northwest bank robbed

    On July 19, 2014, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Foothills District deputies responded to the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 3733 W. Cortaro Farms Road, reference an armed robbery. When deputies arrived, they learned a male entered the bank, implied he had a weapon, and gave a handwritten note to the teller. The suspect was given an undisclosed amount of money and was last seen running across the parking lot towards a nearby neighborhood. Deputies searched the area but were unable to locate the suspect.

  • Local teacher gives back to his school

    Local teacher gives back to his school

    Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.

  • IRS provides new savings program for retirees

    IRS provides new savings program for retirees

    Last week, U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service issued final rules regarding longevity annuities, which can help retirees manage their savings and ensure they have a stream of regular income throughout their advanced years. These regulations make longevity annuities accessible to the 401(k) and IRA markets, expanding the availability of retirement income options as an increasing number of Americans reach retirement age.

  • Tips to make math your kids’ favorite subject

    Math may not sound like fun to everyone, but there is fun to be had when learning mathematics. If you can convince kids of that basic principle, getting them to focus in school and do well on their tests will be the easy part. After all some of today’s most downloaded apps involve math - maybe you’ve heard of the popular app, 2048. 

  • CDO advances to state title game

    CDO advances to state title game

    CDO Little League used a late inning rally to stun Arrowhead 16-15 and advance to the championship game of the Arizona 10-11 Little League State Baseball Tournament.

  • Upset with Oro Valley Police

    Please afford an Oro Valley citizen time to vent.  I was just stopped by an Oro Valley motorcycle officer for the third time in less than a year.  My egregious crime? 41 mph in a 30 mph zone.  Another 200 dollar or so ticket.  I should establish a Bill Pay account to the city of Oro Valley for $200 a month.  

  • QuikTrip looks to serve more than typical gas station food

    QuikTrip looks to serve more than typical gas station food

    Recently, QuikTrip gas station officially launched its national made-to-order kitchen menu during an invite-only event, held at the company’s newest location in Tucson.

Little League competitions

Little League competitions

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CDO Little League used a late inning rally to stun Arrowhead 16-15 and advance to the championship game of the Arizona 10-11 Little League Sta…

CDO wins state

CDO wins state

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The CDO Little League 10-11 Baseball All-Stars won the state championship on Tuesday night with a 16-11 win over Ahwatukee.

2013 Rewind: Catalina Foothills football

2013 Rewind: Catalina Foothills football

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Hopes were high at Catalina Foothills when Jeff Scurran became the head coach prior to last season. Although the Falcons were coming off an 0-…

FC Tucson to host playoff games

FC Tucson to host playoff games

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 FC Tucson is proud to announce that we're hosting the Premier Development League Western Conference semifinals and finals on Friday, July 25 …

Thornydale falls at state

Thornydale falls at state

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Thornydale’s run at the Arizona State Little League 9/10 Softball Tournament came to an end on Sunday night. Thornydale fell 7-0 to Ponytail G…

CDO advances to state title game

CDO advances to state title game

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CDO Little League used a late inning rally to stun Arrowhead 16-15 and advance to the championship game of the Arizona 10-11 Little League Sta…

Thornydale stays alive

Thornydale stays alive

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The Thornydale 9-10 Softball All-Stars stayed alive in the state tournament with a 1-0 win on Saturday night.

Vaughn promoted to A-Ball

Vaughn promoted to A-Ball

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In last week’s edition of the Explorer News we ran a story on former Pusch Ridge baseball player Aaron Vaughn who had signed a free agent deal…

PDL playoff guide

PDL playoff guide

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The Premier Development League (PDL) playoffs are upon us as FC Tucson travels to Las Vegas for a first round play in match against the Los An…

CDO advances to championshiip bracket

CDO advances to championshiip bracket

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Canyon Del Oro held off a late Gilbert American rally to win 6-5 and remain undefeated at the 10-11 Baseball Little League All-Star State Cham…

Hill on another watch list

Hill on another watch list

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University of Arizona senior receiver Austin Hill is a member of the watch list for the 2014 Walter Camp Award, it was announced on Friday by …

Former MV great elected to Pima HoF

Former MV great elected to Pima HoF

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Former Mountain View and University of Arizona standout swimmer Lacey Nymeyer John was inducted into the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame earli…

Tevis named to Good Works team

Tevis named to Good Works team

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Former Canyon Del Oro and current University of Arizona senior safety Jared Tevis is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The…

Cardinals open training camp a week from Sat.

Cardinals open training camp a week from Sat.

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The Arizona Cardinals will open their second training camp at University of Phoenix Stadium with the team’s first practice on Saturday, July 2…

Fischer adjusting to life after football

Fischer adjusting to life after football

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Jake Fischer did not know it then, but Arizona’s 42-19 win over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl would be his final football game. Fis…

PRCA grad living the minor league dream

PRCA grad living the minor league dream

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Aaron Vaughn may be a professional baseball player, but his life is a little less than glamorous. The former Pusch Ridge hurler is currently p…

CDO LL wins again

CDO LL wins again

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Canyon Del Oro won their second game of the Arizona 10-11 Baseball All-Star State Championships. CDO beat Rio Rico 8-4 on Tuesday night. The g…

Former Dorado in All-Star Game

Former Dorado in All-Star Game

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Former CDO standout Ian Kinsler appeared in Tuesday Night’s Major League All-Star game, which his American League squad won 5-3.

Football season not that far

Football season not that far

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It may be tough to think about football when it is 105 degrees outside, but in case you have not checked the calendar, we are less than 40 day…

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