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The Fountain Hills High School track and field team ended its season in mid-May when sophomore Erin Hooley and junior Jentezen Behnke competed at the state meet. The Falcons had a productive first season under head coach Kevin Clancy, as they had seven other athletes provisionally qualify fo…

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Fountain Hills High School’s Savion Boone signed a scholarship to continue his football career at Arizona Christian University on Wednesday, May 11. Boone played wide receiver and defensive back for the Falcons, but he’ll only line up as a receiver for the Firestorm.

Jake Barnard signed his intent to play for the University of Wisconsin River Falls Falcons football team on Wednesday, May 11. Barnard signed a blank sheet of paper and does not have a scholarship opportunity, as it is Division III, but he could not be more excited to continue his football career.

The Fountain Hills High School golf season ended recently, with senior Alex Schafer finishing 16th at State on May 10, and the whole team taking first place in the Tee Up for Kids Big Brother Big Sister tournament at Top Golf on May 22.

Fountain Hills High School’s Anthony Kasson inked his signature to continue playing soccer with UDA soccer at New Mexico State University on Wednesday, May 11. Even though New Mexico State University is recognized by the NCAA as a Division I institution, it is one of the many colleges to not…

Zack Langer, a four-year starter for the Fountain Hills High School baseball team, signed an athletic scholarship to continue his baseball career with Glendale Community College on Wednesday, May 11.

Ever since she was little, Amaya Evans wanted to be a collegiate athlete. Her road to an athletic scholarship had many twists and turns but on Wednesday, May 11, Evans signed to play beach volleyball for South Mountain Community College next year.

Sophomore Erin Hooley and junior Jentezen Behnke of Fountain Hills High School competed in the AIA Division III state championship track and field meet last week. Behnke finished 11th in the high jump, and Hooley finished 19th and 22nd in two distance races.

Fountain Hills High School’s Alex Schafer finished 16th out of 166 golfers at the Division III state tournament last week. The senior placed 11th at the state tournament last year, yet Schafer said he played better this year.

The Fountain Hills Middle School girls basketball team went 12-0 and won the Cactus Christian School League championship this year. The young Falcons also went undefeated and were league champions last year.

The Fountain Hills High School baseball season concluded after the Falcons nearly came back and beat Tanque Verde after being down 6-0 in the playoffs. The Falcons lost 7-5 in the first round, but they laid the groundwork this season for a competitive team that will stay together for the nex…

The Fountain Hills High School track and field team is sending sophomore Erin Hooley and junior Jentezen Behnke to the Division III track and field state tournament held at Mesa Community College this week. Spectator admission fees will be $15 for adults and $7.50 for students with high school ID.

The Fountain Hills High School beach volleyball team finished with an 8-6 record after losing in the first round of state playoffs. The Falcons were much younger this season compared to last year, losing nine seniors, and only had three rostered upperclassmen this season. Still, they managed…

The Fountain Hills High School varsity baseball season came to a close last weekend. The No. 21 Falcons split their final two regular season games 1-1, and then the Falcons lost 7-4 to No. 12 Tanque Verde in the play-in tournament last Saturday, April 30.

The Fountain Hills High School softball season came to an end last week. The Falcons outscored their last two regular season opponents 29-6 and then lost in the state play-in tournament this past Saturday.

The Fountain Hills High School track and field team competed in the Northeast Valley Championships and the Desert Vista Last Chance track meets last week. State qualifiers are officially announced tomorrow, Thursday, May 5, and the first day of the AIA Division III state championships will b…

The Fountain Hills High School golf team played its last home match of the season at Desert Canyon Golf Club last Monday, April 25, and the team played again last Wednesday at Lone Tree Golf Club. Currently, senior Alex Schafer holds the No. 10 ranking in Division III and is in position to g…

The Fountain Hills High School track and field team held its second home meet of the season last Wednesday, April 20, and the Falcons celebrated their two seniors with a victory lap afterward.

The Fountain Hills High School golf team fell to Rancho Solano Prep and Glendale Prep last Thursday, April 21. The Falcons also hosted their final home match of the season at Desert Canyon Golf Club this past Monday, April 25, after press time.

The Fountain Hills High School varsity baseball team lost two games at home last week, but they won their final game of the week on senior night. The one constant across all three games was sophomore Ty Langer, who hit a home run in each of the three games.

The Fountain Hills High School softball team was eliminated from playoff contention, but that didn’t stop the Falcons from having fun and playing competitive ball with two top-ranked teams last week.

The Fountain Hills High School beach volleyball team traveled to Estrella Foothills for the first round of playoffs on Monday, April 18. The Falcons tried to shock the Wolves with four new pair combinations, but the Falcons ultimately lost 4-1.

The Fountain Hills High School softball team won a 16-12 thriller at home over region opponent Chino Valley last Tuesday, April 12. The Falcons were down even after hitting two early home runs, but their offense came alive late and scored six runs in the sixth inning to secure the win.

The Fountain Hills High School track and field team competed with 17 other schools in the Sedona Invitational this past Saturday, April 16. The Falcons host Veritas Prep in a home meet at 4p.m. today, Wednesday, April 20, and the team has the Northeast Valley Championships next Monday, April 25.

The Fountain Hills High School baseball team beat region opponents Chino Valley and Bourgade Catholic last week, and the path to the playoffs remains challenging, but is in clear view.

The Fountain Hills High School beach volleyball team finished the regular season on Monday, April 11. The Falcons ended the season 8-5, and they enter playoffs as the No. 13 seed. This past Monday, April 18, the Falcons traveled to No. 4 Estrella Foothills in the first round of the playoffs …

Two young sisters biked 53 miles collectively on Sunday, April 10, to honor a Ukrainian woman who died a month before turning 53. The weekend before, Carina and Ariana Dinu biked 45 miles to raise money for Ukrainian children who have been displaced by the war with Russia.

The Fountain Hills High School golf team defeated Tempe Prep and Veritas Prep on Monday, April 4. After raising over $1,000 with help from the Elks Lodge the weekend before, the Falcons took first place by 10 shots.

The Fountain Hills High School Track and Field team competed in two meets last week. The Falcons managed to set new personal records both on Wednesday at Notre Dame and Saturday at the Alhambra Valley Classic.

The Fountain Hills High School softball team won 10-0 over region opponent Camp Verde last Friday, April 8. It had been an entire month since the last non-tournament win for the Falcons, besting Payson 14-4 on March 8, but the Falcons were in high spirts against the Cowboys.

The Fountain Hills High School varsity baseball team improved to 7-10 on the season with a 10-1 home win over region opponent Camp Verde last Friday, April 8. The Falcons are now 2-0 at home, and junior Devyn Hernandez said it was one of the most well-rounded wins of the season.

The Fountain Hills High School varsity beach volleyball team went 2-1 last week, improving to 7-5 on the season. The Falcons beat AZ College Prep and Payson 4-1, but lost to Northwest Christian 3-2. The Falcons’ “backs are against the wall,” according to head coach Peter McGloin, and they ha…

The Fountain Hills High School golf team competed in its fifth match of the season last Wednesday, March 30. The Falcons came in third against Rancho Solano Prep and Scottsdale Christian, and sophomore Ethan Schafer had the third best individual score.

The region schedule has not been kind to the Fountain Hills High School varsity softball team. The Falcons lost two more region games last week, bringing their record to 3-12 on the season and their 7-1 loss at Northwest Christian marked 10 losses in a row.

The Fountain Hills High School track and field team hosted a home meet for the first time in years last Wednesday, March 30. The Falcons hosted rival Payson in a dual competition meet.

Beach Volleyball matches only get cancelled for lightning, so the Fountain Hills High School players have played in pouring rain before. Last Monday, March 28, wasn’t the worst weather the Falcons had experienced, but they still lost 4-1 under dark and cloudy skies.

Fourteen games into their 24-game season, the Fountain Hills High School baseball team finally had its first home game last week. The Falcons ended a three-game losing streak with a 14-1 win over Bourgade Catholic on Tuesday, March 29.

The Fountain Hills High School golf team played its fourth match of the season last Friday, March 25. The Falcons traveled to Payson to play the Longhorns, Scottsdale Christian and Show Low, and the Falcons walked away with third place.

                The Fountain Hills High School track and field team competed in the NIKE Chandler Rotary Invitational last Friday, March 25. The Falcons had two top-10 finishers, but the Falcons had a good showing overall and many athletes showed improvement.

The Fountain Hills High School varsity softball team lost two games last week following spring break and the Gracie Haught Classic Tournament. The Falcons lost 12-6 at home to Eastmark on Tuesday, March 22, and they lost 8-6 to region opponent Chino Valley last Friday, March 25.

Beach Volleyball is a fluid sport. Things change often, and players and coaches have to adjust at the drop of a hat. The Fountain Hills High School beach volleyball team was supposed to have three matches last week, but after scheduling changes, the Falcons only played one game on Wednesday,…

The Fountain Hills High School baseball team lost two games last week, and their record slipped to 5-8. The Falcons lost a close game (7-5) to San Tan Foothills on Tuesday, March 22, and then they lost 7-3 to region opponent Chino Valley last Friday, March 25.

The Fountain Hills Athletic Booster Club’s third annual reverse raffle is planned for Saturday, April 2. The fundraiser will take place at Parkview Taphouse Bar and Grill, and tickets can be bought in advance.

The Fountain Hills High School football team will host a car wash fundraiser on Saturday, March 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanks to community support in last year’s car wash, the football team was able to cover all expenses for a team trip to ASU’s Football Camp Tontozona, and the Falcons ar…

The Fountain Hills High School softball team competed in a two-day tournament in Payson last weekend and went 3-4 en route to the Gracie Haught Classic semifinals. Junior Mia Duda hit two home runs over the weekend, and senior Nicolette Barker pitched six of the seven games.

Members of the Fountain Hills High School track and field team have been in good spirits after their first three meets, but some athletes weren’t optimistic at the beginning of the season. Kevin Clancy took over as head coach two weeks before the season began, and the transition was not seamless.

After losing 40-35 to Snowflake in the 3A state semifinal basketball game last year, the Fountain Hills High School Falcons waited a week before practicing again. They worked in the offseason and preseason with the goal to get further this year. Technically due to COVID-19, the Falcons did m…

The Fountain Hills High School track and field team competed in the Phoenix Cougar Invitational last Thursday, March 10. The Falcons had strong performances all around, and junior Nick Ireton is now ranked 16th in the state for the triple jump.

The Fountain Hills High School varsity baseball team swept Payson in a doubleheader last week, but their five-game win streak came to an end at Arizona College Prep last Friday, March 11. The Falcons are 5-6 and head coach Bob Langer said he is happy with the progress his team has made up to…

The Fountain Hills High School softball team traveled to Payson for a doubleheader last Tuesday, March 8, and the Falcons split wins with the Longhorns. The Falcons won the first game 14-4, and they lost the second game 9-5.

The Fountain Hills High School beach volleyball squad beat Payson 5-0 last Wednesday, March 9. This is Payson’s inaugural beach volleyball season, and the Falcons now own their first program win over their big rival.