APRIL 25, 2011

Change to Cactus Aquatic Center reopening date

SCOTTSDALE – The reopening of the Cactus Aquatic Center has been postponed. 


Phoenix Children’s Chorus to hold auditions

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Children’s Chorus, a program hosted and supported by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, will be holding auditions for boys and girls currently in 1st through 11th grades for their 2011 season.  

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Gregory W. (Greg) Davis, 34, becomes 4th head football coach in CSHS gridiron history

coach davis“Being the head coach of Cactus Shadows football is a dream job for me.”

CSHS – Head football coaches: Gerry Label1e (1985-2002); Dale Nicol (2003); Chad DeGrenier (2004-2010); and now Greg Davis, who will celebrate his 35th birthday, Oct. 28 of this year. For 16 of his 35 years, Greg Davis has been in, or closely involved with, coaching high school athletics, primarily football.  During Sonoran News April 18 interview with Coach Davis, he proudly – but quietly – volunteered,  “I’ve paid my dues.”  Keep reading ...


youth cheerCave Creek Football signs up 168
on April 2, a new record for
first-day registration!

CSHS Head Spirit Line Coach Rika Cuff returns to direct CCF’s cheerleading program

ccf logoCAVE CREEK – If April 2’s “record” first registration of 168 aspiring young footballers is any indication, Cave Creek Football’s (CCF) upcoming 10th Anniversary season is going to be its most successful ever. That’s the expectation of CCF’s president, Craig Eckhardt.  Ken Smerz, President, Junior Football of Arizona (JFA) concurs.  Keep reading ...


Eight Falcons who’re  “movin’ on up!”

cshs signing dayWednesday morning, April 13, eight Cactus Shadows athletes who, like “The Jeffersons,” are “movin’ on up,” were recognized for their signings to play “at the next level.”
(L-r) Thor Kellin (Butler University, soccer), Shan England (Utah State University, volleyball), Jordan Smith (Concordia University at Irvine, volleyball), Michelle Evers (Sacramento State, rowing), Gracie Goulder (University of Georgia, softball), Bethany Park (University of Louisiana, Monroe, soccer), Camille McIver (Bethany College, softball), Lauren Lazo (Princeton University, soccer). Not available for photo: Taryn McClendon (University of Tampa, soccer), Keegan Collins (New Mexico State, golf) and Alex Yazdi, who’s been invited to “walk on” by Stanford University football.  Congratulations, Falcons, and good luck in your collegiate careers! Sonoran News thanks parents Lori Smith and Kimberly England, respectively, for the event “heads up” and courtesy photo.