PHOENIX – Former Diamondbacks pitcher Randy Johnson accomplished a lot during a 22-year Hall of Fame career. The “Big Unit” was a 10-time All-Star, won the Cy Young Award five times and was named Most Valuable Player of the 2001 World Series when Arizona beat the Yankees for the championship.
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Arizona State Parks and Trails will be closing all historic parks and gift shops in response to updated guidelines from the Arizona Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Imagine Prep Superstition’s head wrestling coach was named the 2019-2020 Canyon Athletic Association (CAA) wrestling coach of the year for the second year in a row. The CAA wanted to recognize this momentous achievement, as well as his inspirational work as a coach.
Never been to a comic con? Well, this is your chance! The Apache Junction Public Library has an exciting day of free events for the whole family! Meet your favorites, such as Star Wars, superheroes, Ghostbusters and princesses. Experience the United Zombies of America’s Zombie Attack Game, i…
Join us for a new event, Fit Family Dino Days at Flatiron Community Park (100 N. Apache Trail) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, followed by a showing of the movie “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”
Though the temperatures have been cooler these past few weeks, we all know that the heat is right around the corner. If you have a pre-teen or teenager, junior lifeguard why not have them work at the pool this summer? The pool is a fun environment to work in, and we have opportunities for th…
AJHS Wrestling Coaches Adam Munoz and Dave Smith aren’t resting on the kudos of their successful season; they’re preparing the next generation of grapplers by coaching the AJ Wrestling Club for local youth.
On Friday, Feb. 28th, Apache Junction High School celebrated the hiring of a new head football coach, Louis Nightingale. Early Tuesday morning, March 3, while the ink on the headlines was still drying, we learned that would-be Coach Nightingale "changed his mind and will not be coming to AJUSD."
Apache Junction Unified School District announced that Louis Nightingale has been hired as the new head football coach for Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, Apache Junction.
Lead by Tristen Greer's 4 hitter with 6 strikeouts, the Prospectors earned their first ever Championship at the Dobson/Westwood tourney.
The Cactus Canyon Girls Basketball team just finished their season by going undefeated and winning the Desert Middle School Athletic League Championship for the second year in a row. They played great defense, led by Ciara Anderson, and held their opponents to 10 points a game, while being a…
Parents! Spring break is going to be here before you know it, and it is time to start planning activities for your children. Apache Junction Parks and Recreation is once again offering its Spring Break Open Gym program.
On Saturday, February 8, the Imagine Prep Superstition Panthers wrestling team competed against ten other schools in their division in the CAA State Wrestling Tournament held at ALA Queen Creek. After a hard fought battle, the Panthers ended up winning the championship. This is their second …
Cody Arbogast came back in a big way when he returned to wrestling after a four-year hiatus and captured a first-in-state trophy in the 195 lb. weight class for Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction. This is the first state championship to come out of AJHS si…
When Danny Marshall arrived on campus in the fall as a walk-on pitcher for the No. 3 ASU baseball team, the former Queen Creek High standout, who also played the outfield in high school, never imagined he would get his first crack at playing time as an outfielder. But with hand injuries to s…
Elmer Ugarte, 33, copes with feelings of isolation by competing on the rough fields of rugby.
In a joint effort with the Maricopa County Department of Transportation, work began today to install cattle guards at eight Tonto recreation sites along Bush Highway.
Cool winter weather means great hiking opportunities in your Arizona state parks. Here are the top four trails to visit before temperatures start to rise.
Zachary Langenbach, a senior at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive in Apache Junction, knows how to score. The student athlete and scholar received a $25,500 scholarship from Monmouth College in Illinois. The scholarship was for football and academics.
Parks and Recreation offers a variety of group fitness classes at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC). Classes are included in a membership or with daily drop-in fee. Each month, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of our instructors. This month, meet Mimi Judah and Gloria Brancaccio.
The AJHS Boys Soccer Team closed their season and celebrated Senior Night on Monday, February 10, with a win over Combs High School (San Tan Valley) in double overtime,3-2.
As someone who is not a runner, I have to hand it to the people who are. You all are a loyal bunch and you have even found a way to live your passion while simultaneously giving back. Anyone who has lived in the Apache Junction area for a long enough period, knows that February is a BUSY mon…
The city of Apache Junction will close all administrative offices on Monday, Feb. 17 in recognition of Presidents Day. Emergency services through the Police Department will not be impacted by the holiday.
Apache Junction’s own Brooklyn Neace will compete with 25 others in the Elks Annual Statewide Youth Basketball Free Throw Shooting Competition (Hoop Shoot), which will be held on February 15, 2020, at Cactus Canyon Junior High. The competition will begin at 10 a.m. sharp.
Tempe, AZ – The Arizona Cardinals Football Club today announced the hiring of the following four assistant coaches:
Apache Junction, February 3, 2020: Lost Dutchman Marathon is Arizona’s longest running destination marathon. Not only do people travel from all over the US to run in this race, but from all over the world! If you have not participated in one of the 5 races they put on, you are truly missing out!
Grand Canyon, AZ- The National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. The permits are for specific launch dates within calendar year 2021. A total of 462 perm…
Earl Mitchell’s long, winding road to the NFL’s ultimate event has featured several starts and stops and what appeared to be an early dead end.
The well oiled machine, that is to say, the faithful denizens of the Waste Management Phoenix Open’s 16th hole, were already in full swing by 5:30 a.m. on Saturday. Golf fans from Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Canada and even New Zealand were among the early ones limbering up for the most imp…
The Queen Valley Fire Auxiliary is hosting its 31st annual golf tournament on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Queen Valley Golf Course.
The Apache Junction Parks & Recreation department will be hosting their monthly FREE Movie in the Park event on Saturday, February 8th! Bring a blanket and your friends & family for an enjoyable evening outside watching a great family movie. This free event will be held at Flatiron C…
Parks and Recreation offers a variety of group fitness classes at the Multi-Generational Center (MGC). Classes are included in a membership or with daily drop-in fee. Each month, we’d like to introduce you to a couple of our instructors. This month, meet Deb McClarnon and Erin Harral.
Megan Morris spent less than 10 minutes with Kobe Bryant, just enough time for him to make a dramatic impression.
This spring, Arizona State Parks and Trails is helping more families experience the outdoors with its Family Campout Program. This fun learning experience teaches people of all ages about a variety of camping activities.
The Apache Junction High School NJROTC unit traveled to Glendale on January 15 and competed in a 10K relay. Teams consisted of six members, with four males and two females, alternating with a mile plus run.
The Lady Prospectors basketball team of Apache Junction High School had a good holiday break; they participated in the Chandler Prep Holiday Tournament. Their first game (Jan. 2) was a forfeit win over Carl Hayden. On Friday (Jan. 3) they defeated Tempe Prep and Arete. Winning the three game…
Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based, positive youth development program that inspires girls in 3rd through 8th grades to be joyful, healthy and confident. The volunteer-led program brings together groups of 8-15 girls for a ten-week program that encourages personal development, tea…
Though the temperatures have been cooler these past few weeks, we all know that the heat is right around the corner. If you have a pre-teen or teenager, why not have them work at the pool this summer? The pool is a fun environment to work in and we have opportunities for those age 11 old and older.
The Apache Junction Elks Lodge #2349 is excited to announce the winners of the annual Hoop Shoot Contest, which was held on Saturday, December 14th, at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center. The free throw contest was open to boys and girls ages 8 to 13 years old and was free to all …
PHOENIX – The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chase Field will implement the clear bag policy for all Chase Field events, including D-backs games, starting at D-backs Fan Fest on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
On December 6, 2019, the AJ Mounted Rangers donated $1,250.00 to the AJ High School for a new non-skid floor for the concession stand. L-R: Cassandra Knox, Kelly Caplette and Peter Heck
AJHS’s NJROTC unit competed in a 5K on Saturday, December 14, sweeping first place in the team event and raking in a couple of individual awards, as well. Brayden Vigil placed third overall and Hayden Pride placed second in the female division.
Please join us for our annual Gold Cup Soccer Tournament, January 2-4, on Davis Field.
YOUTH SOCCER LEAGUES
Zachariah O’Malley has found his path to success through Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The Apache Junction Boys Varsity Basketball team fought hard, but came up short in 2 games last week.
The story unfolded like a Disney movie when the Cactus Canyon Junior High’s boys soccer team defeated arch rival JO Combs Middle School in a nail-biting 2 to 1 victory for the league championship.
In the classroom and on the field, the 2019-2020 AJHS Boys Varsity Soccer team is always working hard. After starting the regular season 2-0-0, the boys took time out to show their compassion and appreciation for their community.
It started decades ago with names being scribbled on small pieces of paper, inserted into empty capsules and then deposited into a container from which the lucky few would be drawn, often by a youngster chosen from the crowd in the State Capitol Annex Building.
The Apache Junction Wrestling team took ten wrestlers to the Jerry Benson Tournament in Buckeye on Friday and Saturday, December 6 & 7. Of those ten, seven placed:
On December 5th and 6th, the Apache Junction High School Boys Soccer team participated in the 2019 Cactus Cup at Desert Ridge High School. The main purpose for participating in the tournament was to continue improving as a soccer team and identify more of our strengths and weaknesses.