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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." 

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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.

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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." 

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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.

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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The Apache Junction Boys Varsity Basketball team fought hard, but came up short in 2 games last week.

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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.

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For eight years, Sport360AZ has been committed to acknowledging the best and brightest student athletes in Arizona. On December 16, 2019 they introduced the Sports360AZ All-Academic Fall Sports Teams brought to you by Venezia’s Pizzeria, IBEW 640 and Arrow Awards to recognize the excellence …

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The Apache Junction High School Boys Varsity Soccer team traveled to Seton Catholic on Tuesday, December 3, to open the 2019-2020 season with a 3-0 win. The Prospectors came out strong early. Senior Sam Vega started the offensive scoring just 48 seconds into the match. Sophomore Alan Soria t…

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Apache Junction High School Wrestling started the season 1-2 on Tuesday, November 26. We picked up a win vs ALA Ironwood by a score of 45-18. We had two hard fought losses to Tempe (21-59) and Poston Butte (30-39).

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On Tuesday, November 19, the boys varsity soccer team welcomed Tim McAfee, CEO of Failure, LLC. McAfee is a former professional basketball player, and he created the Failure brand as a method to tear down the negative perception that often accompanies the word, “fail.” McAfee talked to the t…

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Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Dr., has a top-ranked athlete in Hunter Mayes. The high school junior is currently number one in the state and 41st in the U.S. in his sport. At 6’3” one might assume he shoots over the heads of opponents in basketball or knocks down passes with …

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Apache Junction, eliminated from 4A playoff consideration a week ago, won its final game of the 2019 football season on Nov. 1, defeating rival Combs 42-28.

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Going into the Oct. 29 regular season finale against San Tan Valley Combs, Apache Junction was under the impression that it needed to sweep the visiting Coyotes to earn the 4A Black Canyon Region volleyball tiebreaker.

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SAN TAN VALLEY – Apache Junction, eliminated from 4A playoff consideration a week ago, won its final game of the 2019 football season on Nov. 1, defeating rival Combs 42-28.

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SAN TAN VALLEY – Apache Junction, eliminated from 4A playoff consideration a week ago, won its final game of the 2019 football season on Nov. 1, defeating rival Combs 42-28.

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Senior Night was a resounding success for Imagine Prep-Superstition on Oct. 17, as the Panthers used a big first quarter to coast to a 42-0 CAA 8-man football victory over Yuma Harvest Prep at Prospector Park.

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One week ago, Apache Junction linebacker Zach Langenbach had not one, but two potential “pick-six” passes go through his hands. The senior had a rare opportunity to atone the following week in the Prospectors’ 48-0 4A Black Canyon Region victory over El Mirage Dysart at Davis Field.

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Fullback Ethan Labrue scored three touchdowns Friday (Oct. 4), the Prospectors defense pitched a shutout, and Apache Junction rolled to a 38-0 Black Canyon Region defeat of Phoenix Washington at the Rams’ field.