Youth football to begin in Apache Junction

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering youth flag football leagues this fall for boys and girls. There are two leagues available (ages 6-8 and 8-11). The latter two play on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. The city is also offering the Parent/Tot Football program […]

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation to host co-ed softball leagues

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering adult co-ed softball leagues this fall at Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road. League games will play Tuesday nights starting Nov. 6. Leagues are double header format (minimum 12 game guarantee) with a single elimination tournament for all teams. League runs approximately eight weeks, according to […]

Apache Junction football gears up for season with scrimmage

The Apache Junction High School football team was in Scottsdale Thursday, Aug. 9 for a scrimmage against Desert Mountain High School in preparation for both team’s season opener. While many high schools made switches because of the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s recent realignment through 2020, the Prospectors stayed in the 4A Black Canyon region. The region […]

Apache Junction to offer youth baseball leagues, program

The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering several youth baseball options for young children under 8 years old, offering two leagues — tee ball and coach pitch — as well as a Parent/Tot program. The tee ball league is for boys and girls ages 4-5 and the coach pitch league is available for […]

Pool hours changing at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center

With the new Apache Junction Unified School District schedule and classes starting July 24, there will be changes to the open-swim hours at the Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center. While students are in school, the pool at the aquatic center, 1091 W. Southern Ave., has modified hours and will be open 3-6 p.m. July 24-27 and July […]

Arizona wildlife managers rely on public to help stop poaching

Officer Laura Orscheln sets up her binoculars and tripod and stands on a ridge overlooking the quiet desert near Florence. Scanning the desert for any movement, the Arizona Game and Fish Department wildlife manager spots something dark moving about a mile away. It’s just trash, so she sweeps her binoculars elsewhere. She’s “glassing” – a […]

U.S. Open Cup provides opportunities for Sporting AZ FC amateurs

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story was published using an incorrect identification of Sporting AZ FC’s name as well as misidentifying the day of the team’s match against Fresno FC. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Sporting AZ FC made a run through the 2018 U.S. Open Cup and even though it ended […]

Floating picnics on lower Salt River Memorial Day weekend

Join Salt River Tubing for a floating beach blast during Memorial Day weekend and participate in the 23rd Annual “Salt River Heroes = Litter Zero” event. Salt River Tubing kicks off the holiday weekend 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday-Monday, May 26-28, with its Take Pride in America litter prevention initiative. The cost is $17 plus tax […]

Sixth annual John Morris Classic May 26-27 at Arizona Speedway

The sixth annual John Morris Classic featuring Late Models, IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sport Mods, Pure Stocks and Robert Horne Ford Bombers is May 26-27 at Arizona Speedway. It is at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive south of Apache Junction, within ET Motopark, 5 miles south of U.S. Highway 60. “SWDRA Late Models headline along with IMCA […]

Patrick Peterson Celebrity Golf Tournament held at Superstition Mountain Golf Club

On Saturday, May 12, golfers enjoyed the beautiful weather combined with the incredible views as they raised money for “Patrick Peterson’s Foundation for Success” at the Superstition Mountain Golf Club in Gold Canyon.  No. 21 Patrick Peterson, one of the NFL’s highest-profile stars, has used his status to give back to the community through his foundation and various charitable contributions.  In 2012, he […]