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  • Thursday , Feb 1 , 2018

Football Roundup 10/14: Melendez fifth TD saves San Tan Foothills

Carlos Melendez's 25-yard touchdown run and subsequent two-point conversion propelled San Tan Foothills to a thrilling 52-50 comeback victory over host-Coolidge on Friday night. Melendez's final run saved the Sabercats, who blew a 44-14 halftime lead and found themselves trailing in the fourth quarter after Bears'running back Seth Ellis scored his fourth touchdown of the second half from 62 yards out. Coolidge quarterback Michael Felix scored on a two-point conversion to give the Bears a 50-44 lead.

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J.O. Combs Unified School District is pleased to announce that on May 13, 2015 the Governing Board approved to implement a competitive sports program at J.O. Combs Middle School beginning the 2015-2016 school year.

It’s our favorite time of year as March brings us great weather, spring training baseball and the most exciting tournament of all…March Madness! We all love filling out our brackets and picking the teams we know for sure are going all the way to the final four, unless your like me and pick the ones that end up losing in the first round. And we all know who ends up winning the bracket challenge, the person who knows nothing about college basketball! But we play anyway because of how much fun it is.

Mighty Pals Sports is a community based recreational sports program that is designed to meet the needs of children and youth that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities. The program is geared towards player development rather than competition. The Mighty Pals Sports program provides children with special needs and unique abilities the opportunity to be introduced to a variety of sports and recreational activities in a safe and fun environment.

San Tan Foothills High third-year volleyball coach Teresa Suan is fighting a numbers problem. It is not a numbers problem in the traditional sense. She has the numbers to field a competitive team. But it’s the lack of number of experienced players that most concern her. There wasn’t a single senior listed on her preseason roster.

With owners playing hardball and players growing furious, the NBA's future looks grim. With talks breaking off indefinitely Thursday, Zach Lowe says any hope of progress has collapsed....

Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in domestic violence when he holds a news conference Friday.

SCORE, the San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce, SanTanValley.com, and Congressman Paul Gosar are working together to help raise money and awareness for the small business community in and around the San Tan Valley Area. This upcoming event will provide SCORE with much needed funds to increase its ability to reach out to and assist the small business community and provide them with the training, insight and tools that will dramatically increase these companies chances of success.

One day, Chad Brown told a friend of his, Chuck Blume, that they should buy some knickers and golf on Sunday mornings. Blume, who had never golfed before moving to Arizona, gave Brown a hundred bucks and told him that if he found out where to buy the knickers that he would wear them out on the course.

Arizona is on the clock. The Super Bowl countdown is officially on to next year's big game in Glendale. But hosting the Super Bowl may not be the financial windfall many expect. When Arizona hosted the Super Bowl in 2008, it generated more than $550 million to the state economy.

The New York Giants take home a big win tonight as they beat the New England Patriots 21 - 17. Fans on both sides held on until the very end, when the Giants scored the winning touchdown with 57 seconds to go.

It's been a long road, but 10 year old, San Tan Valley resident Emily Saults is hoping that her determination will take her all the way to Chase Field where she will have the honor of representing the Diamondbacks at the All-Star Game. Emily started playing baseball when she was 4 years old and enjoyed playing with her brother, Nick, who is now 14.  At the age of 8, she transitioned over to softball and currently plays for the Queen Creek Heat.  Although Emily's favorite position is catcher, she also plays pitcher, shortstop and third baseman.

Men, women gymnasts advanced to regional championships in Nevada In the level eight, nine and 10 Women’s Optional State Gymnastics Championships held in Tempe March 24-25, Carter’s Gym­nastics Academy Level 10 gymnast Shelby Edwards claimed the 1st place all around title, naming her State Champion in her age division. Ms. Edwards took first place on vault, bars and beam and second place on floor. Ms. Edwards was recently awarded a full-ride athletic scholarship to the Univer­sity of Arizona. In the level nine competition, Carter’s gymnast Shayna Edson took the All Around State Championship title in her age division. She also took first on floor, second on vault and second on bars and third on beam.

Travis DeFrancisco, Steven Henry and Joel Lynde all played football for Poston Butte High School and now all three of these young man are members of the Central College football team. The Dutch are the second-winningest football team of any college or university in the U.S. since 1975 (.813 winning percentage) and have not had a losing season since 1960. Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the past 25 years.

Travis DeFrancisco, Joel Lynde and Trent Smothers are members of the Central College football team. The Dutch are the third-winningest football team of any college or university in the U.S. since 1975 (.805 winning percentage) and have not had a losing season since 1960. Central has captured a record 30 Iowa Conference championships with 20 NCAA Division III playoff berths, including 17 in the past 26 years.

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