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 […]

Apache Junction High School softball team beats Casa Grande, advances in state tourney

After nearly 13 innings, almost three hours and numerous jams, Apache Junction coach Ed Matlosz figured it was now or never. And with Mikayla Gilgert pitching out of trouble in four of the final five innings, and a little help from the rulebook, the Prospector softball team advances in the state tournament. Cori Haro singled […]

Republic Services Superstition Open Golf Tournament May 12

The Republic Services Superstition Open Golf Tournament presented by the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce is May 12 at the Superstition Springs Golf Club, 6542 E. Baseline Road in east Mesa. Robinson Golf Car Supply will be donating a new golf cart and Robert Horne Ford will be donating a new Mustang to the winner of […]

Apache Junction soccer players can learn British soccer skills

Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with Challenger Sports to bring the popular soccer camp to Prospector Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road, on June 4-8. With programs for ages 4-11, local players have an opportunity to share a fun, positive and educational camp experience centered around a daily regimen of foot skills, moves, […]

Golf tournament benefits Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce scholarship program

The Republic Services Superstition Open Golf Tournament presented by the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce will tee off Saturday, May 12, at the Superstition Springs Golf Club in east Mesa. “At the Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, we focus on creating a community that is vibrant and economically prosperous – not just by supporting local […]

Lifeguard training, karate, other classes in Apache Junction

Recreation classes offered by the Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department include the following: Junior Guard Training: The Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department’s junior lifeguard class for ages 11-15 is designed to teach basic rescue techniques, assist in enforcement of pool rules and regulations during open swim, aquatic facility operations, and help assist in […]

School board March 27 to vote on football team traveling to California

A trip in August with 40 Apache Junction High School football players and 15 coaches for a game northwest of Los Angeles is to be considered at the Tuesday, March 27, meeting of the Apache Junction Unified School District Governing Board. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the AJUSD board room at 1575 W. Southern […]

Spring training baseball games in Phoenix metro area

Cactus League baseball games can be seen at 10 stadiums in the Phoenix metro area, including two in Mesa (Sloan Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway, with the Chicago Cubs; and Hohokam Stadium, 1235 N Center St., with the Oakland A’s.) Ticket prices and times are at http://www.cactusleague.com. Sloan Park facility facts, according to the […]

Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo pays out more than $20,000

Winners of the Feb. 23-25 Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo in Apache Junction shared a combined payout of more than $20,400, according to official results from the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association. The following winners are listed by event, place, name, time/score and prize amount. Each payoff was based on the payoff schedule per event; if […]

Staying current in the evolving landscape of the golf industry

Change. In an industry as steeped in tradition as golf this can be a difficult and dreaded word, but one that is necessary and should be embraced for the continued success of the game. As we look forward to a new year and I contemplate what the future holds for private golf clubs, change is […]