Alumni

The CTR Daily: 1/6/15

By: Ralph Amsden

Introducing “The CTR Daily;” a roundup of the previous days’ news and events surrounding the city of Chandler’s prep and alumni sports scene- all to help keep you in the know. Did I miss anything? Leave a link in the comments and I’ll make sure to include it.

In the News:

Basha

Basha won the McClintock Holiday Shootout over winter break, but lost F/C Devin Kirby for the season to two broken legs. Kirby had successful surgery and will begin rehabbing for a 2015-16 return. The comeback process will be costly, however. To support the Kirby family, click here.

2017 WR Hunter Rison, who played parts of two season on varsity for Basha football, has moved to Michigan, where he will complete his high school education and athletic competition.

Chandler

Chandler wrestling won the Mile High tournament in Prescott over the weekend behind Jason Holmes’ 1st place finish, earning his the award of “Outstanding Wrestler” of the tournament.

Chandler High selected its football booster club members for the upcoming year: President – Deb Hart, Vice President – Louie Franco, Treasurer – Patrice Bolger, Secretary – Kim Jackson

Chandler and Oregon alum Dion Jordan just finished his second season for the Miami Dolphins, and coaches have begun to experiment with him at linebacker. Jordan maintains that he’s a defensive end, but that he’ll play where he’s told. Either way, finding a spot for Jordan will be one of the Dolphins priorities for 2015.

The Brett Hundley Mock Draft Watch has begun. Rob Rang of CBSSports has Hundley going to the Philadelphia Eagles with the #20 overall pick.

Hamilton

Outgoing Hamilton principal Dr. Fred DePrez introduced incoming principal Ken James to the faculty on Monday. James is currently principal at Basha, and was at Highland before that. DePrez is the only principal Hamilton has had in its 17 year history.

Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs says he’s hoping to “Disrupt some people’s plans” this weekend by helping he is team knock off the Patriots on the road. Suggs had a sensational interception against the Steelers in the Wild Card round that has gone viral- check it out here.

Perry

Markus Howard is recovering from a concussion he suffered in the final game of the McClintock Holiday Shootout, and hopes to be ready for this Friday’s home game against rival Basha.

Perry alum Darby McDaniel is now a cheerleader at New Mexico State- we ran a profile of her yesterday. Check it out here.

Seton Catholic

Highland High student Bryan Waller wrote a profile of 2015 RB Antonio Campanella that we finally got around to publishing. It’s good, give it a read.

Valley Christian

This tweet shouldn’t surprise anyone. These girls are good.

Yesterday’s Results (1/5/15):

Basha

No Games Played

Chandler

Girls Basketball (11-4) vs St. Mary’s (0-15)- W 57-13

Hamilton

Boys Soccer (9-0-2) vs Pinnacle (5-6-2)- W 5-1

Girls Soccer (7-2-3) at Pinnacle (3-2-2)- W 4-1

Perry

Boys Basketball (12-2) vs Mesquite (3-8)- W 69-48 (Without Markus Howard- Concussion)

Seton Catholic

Boys Basketball (9-5) vs Maricopa (12-5)-  W 70-51 (Jake Rueter- 15 points, Konrad Eze- 11 rebounds)

Valley Christian

No Games Played

Today’s Action (1/6/15):

Basha

Boys Basketball (12-3) vs Skyline (7-6)- 7pm

Girls Basketball (11-3) at Skyline (6-7)- 7pm

Boys Soccer (3-2-1) vs Perry (4-4)- 6pm

Girls Soccer (10-1-2) at Perry (8-1-2)- 6pm

Wrestling (off)

Chandler

Boys Basketball (10-4) vs Centennial (4-8)- 7pm

Girls Basketball (11-4) at Perry (3-8)- 7pm

Boys Soccer (5-0-3) at Skyline (2-5-1)- 6pm

Girls Soccer (1-3) vs Skyline (4-2)- 6pm

Wrestling (off)

Hamilton

Boys Basketball (3-8) vs Corona (12-1)- 7pm

Girls Basketball (9-5) at Corona (7-8)- 7pm

Boys Soccer (off)

Girls Soccer (off)

Wrestling (off)

Perry

Boys Basketball (off)

Girls Basketball (3-8) vs Chandler (10-4)- 7pm

Boys Soccer (4-4) at Basha (3-2-1)- 6pm

Girls Soccer (8-1-2) vs Basha (10-1-2)- 6pm

Wrestling (off)

Seton Catholic

Boys Basketball (off)

Girls Basketball (10-4) vs Higley (2-10)- 7pm

Boys Soccer (off)

Girls Soccer (2-2) vs Coronado (0-4-2)- 6pm

Wrestling at Combs- 4pm

Valley Christian

Boys Basketball (12-5) vs Northwest Christian (6-8) 7:30pm

Girls Basketball (15-0) vs Northwest Christian (2-6)- 6pm

Boys Soccer (1-4) vs Coronado (5-1)- 6pm

Girls Soccer (5-4) at Tempe Prep (0-5-2)- 4pm

Wrestling (off)

8 replies »

  1. Count me as expressing interest in ACP. Too bad these kids get treated like red head step children when it comes to sports. Thanks for all the other coverage.

    • We don’t treat anyone like “red headed step children.” It’s simple math, ACP has 438 students, including grades 6-8, and if you take into account that we only cover high school sports, and that only a certain percentage of kids play sports, and an even lower percentage read about high school sports online, we’d be adding 4-5 hours of work per week for a handful of readers. We are an all volunteer operation, and so we’d need student reporters from the school. The onus is on the student to approach us if the demand doesn’t already exist for us to seek a student reporter out. As of right now, you’re the second person to inquire about ACP in 3 years of this website existing. We work really hard to provide a benefit to as many as we can, free of charge. There just isn’t a demand that justifies expanding those efforts at this time.

  2. Sorry I didn’t mean any offense. More of an observation that the school is seen as a “nerd school” by most other students in CUSD. I was hoping that getting some coverage for the school may dispel that.

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