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AIA Reporter Reveals Basha Football Hire to be Gerald Todd

By: Ralph Amsden On Tuesday night, an interesting series of events unfolded over Twitter around Basha’s still-technically-impending coaching search, resulting in AIA reporter Les Willsey revealing the hire (via an unnamed source) to be the internal promotion of Basha assistant Gerald Todd. Todd has been coaching and teaching at Basha for several years, and has … Continue reading

Here’s How C-Town Basketball Players did at the College Level This Year

Compiled by: Jordan Knight We’re always interested in keeping up to date with how the athletes we cover in high school fare at the next level. Here’s a brief list of the accomplishments of C-Town’s male and female college basketball players for the 2013-14 season. You can check up on other alumni by looking through … Continue reading

Hamilton Huskies and the Year of Almost- Should They be Proud?

By: Just Chilly I spend a little time on Twitter– feel free to hit me up @JustChilly to talk (or debate). Recently I’ve seen people on social media talking about “Tempe is where it’s at” for Arizona high school sports. Corona del Sol Basketball this… Mountain Pointe Football that… Even though en route to those … Continue reading

Matt Haggerty Gets Hit by Baseballs Often

By: Ralph Amsden Matt Haggerty had a fantastic baseball career at Seton Catholic High School that culminated in him electing to forgo his spot in last year’s MLB draft and accept a scholarship to play for Grand Canyon University. Haggerty is receiving abundant playing time right away for GCU, as evidenced by the plethora of … Continue reading


Brock Gardner: The Best Chandler Athlete You Haven’t Heard Of

By Kwaku Asare At C-Town Rivals we cover six schools, Basha, Chandler, Hamilton, Perry, Seton Catholic and Valley Christian- but it is worth noting that another Chandler school has produced a notable prep athletics program- Tri City Christian of the Canyon Athletic Association. With the Tri-City Christian basketball team having one successful season after another, … Continue reading

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The Chandler High Facelift

By: Jordan Knight Chandler earned it’s self-proclaimed nickname “School of Champions” on the backs of athletes like wrestler Dalton Brady and the 8 time defending state champion girls track team, but lately, other sports are turning in noteworthy performances. The Wolves have improved in many sports this year including basketball, baseball, volleyball, and even football. … Continue reading

Bryce Perkins scores on a 10 yard keeper to give Chandler a 13-9 4th quarter lead.

Stay True: Perkins Commits To ASU

By: Fabian Ardaya Chandler High School quarterback will be taking his talents from Arizona Ave. to Mill Ave., as he announced Wednesday night via his Twitter account that he has committed to Arizona State. The junior quarterback committed to play at Arizona State Wednesday after attending one of the Sun Devils’ spring practices last Saturday. … Continue reading

Ky Westbrook poses after taking first place in the 100 meter dash at the 74th Chandler Rotary track meet- her time of 11.64 tied for second best in meet history. Notable Chandler athletes returned to see her run, including Dion Jordan of the Miami Dolphins, Markus Wheaton of the Pittsburgh Steelers and NCAA long jump champion Bryce Lamb.

C-Town Rivals Podcast with Brett Quintyne, Episode 21: An Interview with BHS Softball Coach Scott Hoffmeyer

Brett Quintyne, Fabian Ardaya and Ralph Amsden discuss the recent resignation of Basha football’s Bernie Busken, as well as the hot streaks that nationally ranked Hamilton baseball and Basha softball are on. Brett interviews Basha softball coach Scott Hoffmeyer, and Ralph talks about the 74th annual Chandler Rotary track meet. You can listen to the … Continue reading


Was the Bernie Busken Hire Worth it?

By: Ralph Amsden After 4 years and 31 wins, including a couple of memorable playoff victories as an underdog against Brophy in 2011 and Horizon in 2013, Bernie Busken’s tenure with Basha has come to an end. It’s hard to accurately reflect on the legacy of a coach on the day he announces his resignation, … Continue reading

The Inaugural All-CTR Soccer Teams

By: Fabian Ardaya Introducing the inaugural boys and girls soccer All-CTR teams, naming the players we felt had the best 2013-14 seasons in the city of Chandler. This isn’t the definitive list of the best soccer players in Chandler, but simply our interpretations from watching several games live, via online streams, and from the accounts of … Continue reading


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