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 […]

Cactus beats Apache Junction, 14-3; Prospectors next play Mohave in state tourney

The Apache Junction softball team will have another chance to extend its dream season after running into a buzzsaw Thursday afternoon. No. 2 seed Apache Junction (25-7) plays No. 6 Mohave (21-12) in a 4A softball elimination game Tuesday at Rose Mofford Sports Complex. Apache Junction played No. 7 Casa Grande (25-10) May 1 in […]

Challenger Sports to host British Soccer Camps in Apache Junction

With a camp curriculum developed from the country that invented the sport, and with a team of coaches who grew up passionate about soccer, Challenger Sports is bringing young players throughout the U.S. and Canada, an up close and personal opportunity to experience soccer. Challenger is hosting a week-long “British Soccer Camps” in Apache Junction, […]

Kids to Parks Day proclaimed for May 19

Apache Junction Mayor Jeff Serdy has proclaimed May 19 as Kids to Parks Day. The proclamation asks residents to take children to a neighborhood, state or national park on May 19, the eighth Kids to Parks Day organized and launched by the National Park Trust. “Kids to Parks Day empowers kids and encourages families to […]