Cornelius Turner new Apache Junction High School head varsity boys basketball coach

Cornelius Turner is the new head varsity boys basketball coach at Apache Junction High School. Coach Turner is a graduate of Dobson High School in Mesa and of Tuskegee University where he played collegiate basketball from 1998 to 2000. Prior to receiving his bachelor’s degree in psychology at Tuskegee, Coach Turner played basketball at Scottsdale […]

Sam Valencia new Apache Junction High School head varsity girls basketball coach

Sam Valenica is the new head varsity girls basketball coach at Apache Junction High School. Coach Valencia has been involved with coaching basketball at the high school level for the last 10 years. He is also the head JV girls volleyball coach. “Coach Valencia’s coaching philosophy centers around a well-rounded athlete,” Sally Marks, public information […]

East Valley hospitals develop program for hip replacement recovery

Dennis Dairman enrolled in a mandatory “joint boot camp” before having his right hip replaced at Dignity Health Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. By the time the Mesa resident returned home from the operation in March, he said he was feeling better than he had after undergoing a left hip replacement in 2001. Mr. Dairman credits […]