Fall pickleball leagues offered in Apache Junction

The city of Apache Junction Parks and Recreation Department is offering its annual fall adult pickleball leagues. Deadline to register a doubles team is Monday, Oct. 15, or until full, according to a release. Leagues are doubles play and separated by self-rated skill levels. Since leagues are based on players’ skill levels it doesn’t matter […]

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 […]

Soccer legend visits Mesa as health ambassador for Steward

Kristine Lilly will appear 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Women’s Health and Wellness Expo at Mountain Vista Medical Center, 1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa. Ms. Lilly, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner and two-time World Cup champion, has partnered with Steward Health Care and will serve as its community wellness ambassador. “She will share […]

Bull-rider Reichwald qualifies for national junior high rodeo team

Logan Reichwald, 13, a seventh-grade student at Cactus Canyon Junior High School in Apache Junction, has earned a position on the Arizona state/provincial National Junior Rodeo team. He will be traveling with fellow teammates June 24-30 to Huron, South Dakota, to compete at the 14th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo in the bull-riding competition, […]

Kids programs winding down for summer

Summer may be winding down but there is still a week left in the Open Gym/Jumpstart programs. Jumpstart and Open Gym are essentially the same thing according to J.J. Underwood, Apache Junction Parks and Recreation coordinator. The difference is location.  Jumpstart is held at the Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center, 1035 N. Idaho Road and the […]

Kids learn soccer skills during summer camp

Apache Junction High School soccer hosted a summer skills camp in conjunction with the parks and recreation department for kids ages 6-12. “What we did on Monday was work on our dribbling, yesterday we worked a lot on passing and today were going to review both of those,” AJHS soccer coach Norm Hoefer said July […]

AJHS softball hosts camp through parks and rec

Apache Junction High School softball hosted it’s annual summer camp the week of June 6 through Apache Junction Parks and Recreation. Local children were able to learn from Coach Ed Matlosz and his varsity players. “We have covered basically every mechanic and fundamental that we can think of,” Coach Matlosz said. “We have the girls […]

Belly Dance classes offered by AJ parks and recreation

The Apache Junction Multi-Generational Center offers classes in belly dance on Thursday nights. Instructor Melissa Scimio said she wants people to know it’s not taboo, because oftentimes it is equated to burlesque or stripping. “Me, personally, I work very very hard to let my students know that, no that’s a different show, that’s a different […]

Running is a tradition for the Harshman family

  Running is a family activity for the Harshman family. Tina, the mom, is coach of girls cross country and track, her husband, Marty, is the coach of the boys cross country and three of their six children have participated in cross country and track at Apache Junction High School. Mrs. Harshman, an alum of […]

Apache Junction softball team sets its sights on playoffs

The Apache Junction High School boys baseball team wasn’t the only group to bring a winning mentality up from Cactus Canyon Junior High School. The girls softball team also won in 2012. “These girls are awesome to coach,” Head coach Ed Matlosz said. “Winning is contagious as you get confidence in your skills and you […]