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Safford High School football players seen in video beating teammate  12news.com KPNX

SAFFORD, Ariz. — School officials and police are investigating after cell phone video surfaced of Safford High School football players beating one of their ...



Safford football investigated for 'inappropriate behavior' at camp  AZCentral

A video showed a Safford player being beaten by teammates sparked an investigation into the program.



Safford High School's Top 10 (12) students | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School announced its annual list of its Top 10 graduating seniors in the class of 2019 based on academic performance.



Safford high school fight after wrestling match under investigation  ABC15 Arizona

Safford pollice and the Arizona Interscholastic Association are investigating a fight that took place after a high school wrestling match in Safford Saturday.



Arizona HS football team investigated for apparent hazing  USA TODAY High School Sports

A video appears to show football players at Safford High School laughing and hitting a teammate who is on the ground.



Suspensions, 'other disciplinary consequences' in SHS football incident  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford Unified School District announced Tuesday that disciplinary steps have been taken regarding the incident involving the high school ...



Safford summer football travel canceled | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Those who remember an alleged Snapchat bullying incident last year that turned out to be false — and the Facebook bullying by adults against the ...



Safford football summer travel, competition shut down pending apparent hazing investigation outcome  AZCentral

Safford has suspended 7-on-7 football competition and a camp to California pending the outcome of alleged hazing incident investigation.



UPDATE: Safford PD looking into brawl after high school wrestler appears to attack coach  Live 5 News WCSC

SAFFORD, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Just seconds after a high school wrestling match ended, an apparent assault happened at a sectional meet on Saturday, Feb.



BB, Herman Andrews both finalists for coach of the year  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Coaches are the unsung heroes of sports. At the pro level, they get talked about, but generally when it comes to firings.



Safford Police seek charges in high school wrestling brawl  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — After investigating a brawl that took place during a February wrestling match at Safford High School, the Safford Police Department has submitted ...



Safford High School's Top 10 students | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School announced its annual list of its Top 10 graduating seniors in the class of 2018 based on academic performance.



Safford's Camarena becomes a three-sport coach | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School announced that Sheri Camarena will take over as the new head boys basketball coach in 2019-20.



Police, AIA investigate high school wrestling fight in Safford  KGUN

Safford police and the Arizona Interscholastic Association are investigating a fight that took place after a high school wrestling match in Safford Saturday.



Safford Rotary names Teachers of Distinction | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 1993, the Safford Rotary Club began honoring Graham County teachers. Phyllis Ann McEuen Bryce was the first recipient of this award, and she ...



Safford's Finch named male AIA Student Athlete of the Year  Eastern Arizona Courier

GLENDALE — Safford's McKade Finch was the first Gila Valley student-athlete to be nominated an AIA Student-Athlete of the Year candidate and, as of last ...



Safford High School registration is this week | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School's 2016-17 registration for all students will be held next week.



Bulldogs class of '78 to reunite in October  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The Safford High School class of 1978 will hold its 40th reunion Oct. 5-6.



Sectionals marred by brawl started by Canyon Del Oro wrestler  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The talk of the DIII Section I sectional meet at Safford High School ended up not being the competition between athletes, but an incident that ...



Andrews is the Pride of Safford | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School's track and field is named in his honor, and he was inducted into the Arizona High School Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame in ...



United Way invests $1.7M locally in 2018 | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Thanks to the generosity of Freeport-McMoRan and its employees, the City of Safford and its employees, and individuals in the Gila Valley, the ...



Ronald Clayton McEuen | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Ronald Clayton McEuen was born Sept. 3, 1932, in Thatcher. He was the oldest child born to Mildred Johnson McEuen and Clayton Wiley McEuen. Ronald was ...



CDO wrestler, father could face charges over fight in Safford  KGUN

A wrestler from Canyon Del Oro High School and his father could soon be facing charges over a fight that broke out during a tournament in Safford last month.



Gila Valley CrossFit helps local families in need  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Gila Valley Crossfit tagged a 12 Days of Christmas Workout of the Day benefit to help local families in need.



Danny Keith Haralson | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Danny Keith Haralson. Danny Keith Haralson, 70, of Safford, a local historian and columnist, passed peacefully at home March 18, 2019. He was born Dec.



Safford takes second in sectionals | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford hosted the DIII Section I sectionals for the first time ever Saturday and, with exception of a surprise spectacle that's now all over the internet, ...



Bulldog Pantry helps hungry students | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Childhood hunger is more prevalent in the Gila Valley than many realize, and several Safford teachers decided to do something about it.



Charles Dale Littleton | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Charles Dale (Dorland) “Chuck” Littleton, passed away suddenly Dec. 13, 2018, in Tucson at the age of 55. He was born in Phoenix on Feb. 1, 1963.



Graham County Stars | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

Mikayla Cope — Dancing for the Boys and Girls Club.



Vangie Beals Padilla | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Vangie Beals Padilla, a resident of Central, entered into eternal life Sunday evening, Jan. 28, 2019, at her residence. She was 36.



Safford 100-year reunion will last 2 days  azcentral.com

When a school turns 100, it's not enough to have one homecoming. Safford High will have two -- one Friday with the traditional school homecoming -- and ...



Watch the Safford vs Snowflake High School Football Highlights here  Italk 1067

Snowflake lacked the execution and discipline they were hoping for on Friday night in their season opener against the Bulldogs of Safford High School. Despite ...



Safford autos shine in competition | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The Safford High School Auto Club continued its streak of impressive finishes in competitions around the state.



SHS auto students compete at Top Tech Challenge  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — On Saturday, Jan. 20, Safford High School advanced autos students competed in the annual Universal Technical Institute Top Tech Challenge.



"Victim" of alleged cyberbullying in Safford arrested by police  FOX 10 News Phoenix

Investigation into incidents of alleged cyberbullying at Safford High School has taken a strange twist. FOX 10's Matt Galka reports.



Justus Isaiah Villalba | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Justus Isaiah Villalba, formerly of Safford, passed away May 16, 2019, in Mesa at the age of 24. He was born June 3, 1994, in Safford to Johnny Villalba and.



Arizona Girls State marks 72nd session | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

TUCSON — It was a girl's week with nearly 300 high school girls from across Arizona converging on the University of Arizona campus for the 72nd session of ...



Second annual Gila Valley Comic-Con glows it up  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER—The second annual Gila Valley Comic-Con brought more booths, more entertainment and more sparkle for locals to get their geek on.



SUSD celebrates retirement of DeRidder, Dunkerson | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford schools are saying a sad goodbye to two longtime employees and asked the public to join in.



New teaching method has roots in Safford | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 2014, Safford High School teachers Brian Taylor and Tom Cornelius, and Pima Junior High School teacher Kena Taylor gave a presentation at ...



Dates of high school graduations in Southern Arizona  KVOA Tucson News

TUCSON – Grab your bullhorns, leis and plenty of tissues, graduation season is upon us. To help friends and relatives of high school seniors across the Arizona ...



Brianna Lynn Varnam | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Brianna Lynn Varnam received her angel wings Oct. 4, 2018. She was 18 years old. Brianna was born Dec. 18, 1999, in Stephenville, Texas.



Williams tabbed to helm Safford basketball program | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — During the July 14 Safford Unified School District Governing Board meeting, Terry Williams was voted in as the new head coach of the boys ...



Did You Know: Safford's worst murder-suicide that never happened  Eastern Arizona Courier

I recently visited the library at Safford High School to do some research in old yearbooks on some students from years past and was recognized by a school ...



Safford High School — Tom Cornelius | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 1993, the Safford Rotary Club began honoring Graham County teachers. Phyllis An… Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save ...



Safford Middle School hosts wrestling tourney | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The stands were packed at the Norma Bellamy Gymnasium at Safford High School, where the Safford Middle School Bulldogs wrestling team ...



Longtime teacher Ruth Powell passes | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD - With the early Friday morning passing of Ruth Powell, the Gila Valley has lost a longtime teacher, dedicated volunteer and namesake of a Safford ...



The 2012 Safford High School girls cross country  Eastern Arizona Courier

The 2012 Safford High School girls cross country team are, from left Joie Lopez, Mikala Burge, Isabel Aguilar, Audree Adams-Dupont, Stephanie Adams and ...



Arizona native headlines UFC at Gila River Arena  Glendale Star

As Gila River Arena prepares to host its first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event April 14, Arizona fan favorite Justin Gaethje is ready to headline ...



Eastern Arizona College announces Skills Day results | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Hundreds of high school students came to Eastern Arizona College earlier this month to demonstrate their talents and skills for the 42nd annual ...



SHS announces fall honor roll | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School announced its fall semester honor roll. The Gold Honor Roll recognizes those students who achieved a 3.75 GPA or better.



Dance It Off returns Jan. 27 | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The art of dance is coming back to the Gila Valley.



Floyd Chester Misak | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Floyd Chester Misak, a resident of Pima and a United States Army veteran, entered into eternal life Thursday afternoon, June 13, 2019, at his residence.



Efren Tellez Jr. | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Efren Tellez Jr. passed away Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, in Phoenix at the age of 50 due to issues related to his 15-year battle with lupus.



Watch Fountain Hills vs Snowflake 3A State Football Here  Italk 1067

Our media rights agreement with the AIA does not allow us to archive this game for on-demand play back for longer then 72 hours, therefore we have removed ...



Safford's Lombillo awarded 1st Justin Gaethje Scholarship | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford wrestler Lazaro Lombillo was awarded the first Rotary Justin Gaethje Scholarship, receiving the award from the scholarship's namesake.



Safford High School Football rebuilding for the future  Eastern Arizona Courier

After a challenging season last year, the Safford High School varsity football team is training with an eye to rebuilding for the future, according to coach Mike ...



Safford High School's Top 10 graduates | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

Student: Stephen Griffith, Valedictorian, age 18. Stephen Griffith. Parents: Gary and Jennifer Griffith. What are your plans for next year? I will be on a mission for ...



The mixed martial arts girls of Graham County  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — With the growth of women in mixed martial arts, and inspired by the rise to fame of Ultimate Fighting Championship's Ronda Rousey, and a walk ...



Feeling Devilish: Frias Ready For ASU  Sports360AZ

Ralph Frias grew up a big kid with an even bigger dream in eastern Arizona. Wednesday the Safford High School senior will sign his football letter of intent with ...



Three State Wrestling Titles for Safford's Finch  Sports360AZ

Story by Perry Cohen. After winning his championship match at the Arizona State High School Wrestling Championships, Mckade Finch held three fingers in the ...



RPS 5th-graders talk to local leaders | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Fifth-graders at Ruth Powell School interviewed local community members, to learn about *service* to the community.



'We've come a long way' — Thatcher High School honors 2016 graduates  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Thatcher High School's class of 2016 may not have tossed their caps at Friday night's graduation ceremony, but they did have an alternative ...



Bulldogs lock down playoff spot with win over Window Rock  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The Bulldogs are heading to the state championship tournament, following a convincing win over the Fighting Scouts.



Graduation: Brianne Fisher | Lifestyle  Eastern Arizona Courier

Safford High School class of 2011 alum Brianne Fisher graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in public *service* and ...



Finch wins 105-lb. title at High School Nationals in Virginia  Eastern Arizona Courier

Put a barrier in front of Ryak Finch, and he will knock it down. The sophomore wrestler from Safford High School already has as impressive a resume as one ...



3rd Dance It Off brings happiness to Graham County  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Hoofers came from Sierra Vista, Scottsdale, Round Valley, Tucson and Safford to strut their stuff Saturday.



Graduation: Sears | Lifestyle  Eastern Arizona Courier

Brittany Nicole Sears was awarded a Bachelor of Applied Science, Justice Administration from Northern Arizona University on Dec. 17, 2014.



Michael Benjamin Ray Cluff | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Michael Benjamin Ray Cluff passed away Feb. 14, 2017, in Tucson. He was 39 years old. Michael was the youngest son of David B. Cluff and Marie Freestone ...



Substance Abuse Coalition visits Ruth Powell School | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Last Friday morning, sixth-grade students at Ruth Powell Elementary School traded their regular classes for lessons to stay free of substance ...



Local athlete archives her dream — playing U of A volleyball  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Jordan Abalos has been an athlete all her life. She used her athletic ability, smarts and great work ethic to achieve her dream of playing volleyball ...



Mandi Lynn Rios | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Mandi Lynn Rios entered into eternal rest early Saturday morning, April 11, 2015, in Phoenix. Mandi entered this world early as a “preemie” on April 21, 1987, ...



Safford USD budget OK'd with no discussion  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — The public offered no comment on the 2013-14 budget for Safford schools, and the board followed suit.



BB Andrews receives the Pride of Safford award  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School's track and field is named in his honor, and he was inducted i… Facebook · Twitter · SMS · Email; Print; Save. Load comments.



Edward Charles Soto | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Edward Charles Soto, 48, of Safford, entered into rest on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, in Clifton. He was born Jan. 1, 1967, in Safford to Charles and Cresencia Soto.



EAC holds 13th annual Engineering Day | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — Eastern Arizona College's Engineering Department hosted its 13th annual Engineering Day earlier this month. The event was co-sponsored by ...



Safford Rotary announces Phyllis Bryce Teacher Recognition winners  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — In 1993, the Safford Rotary Club began honoring Graham County teachers.



Safford Council approves new police chief selection | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — It took less than 10 minutes in executive session Tuesday for the Safford City Council debate on the best candidate for the position of police chief.



Safford home to junior national qualifiers in wrestling  Eastern Arizona Courier

PHOENIX — On May 16, young wrestlers competed in an intense, five-round bracket at Highland High School and Basha High School to earn spots at the ...



The story of Justin Gaethje’s journey to the UFC  SB Nation

Growing up in Safford, Ariz., sports always played a huge role in professional fighter Justin Gaethje's upbringing. Along with twin brother Marcus, the ...



Pioneer Title Agency marks 10 years in Thatcher | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

THATCHER — On Friday, March 14, Pioneer Title Agency will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Thatcher.



Arizona Department of Education releases school letter grade records  Eastern Arizona Courier

PHOENIX — After refusing to release school letter grade records distributed to Arizona public schools, and claiming that no list of all scores existed, the Arizona ...



'The perfect place to have a rodeo,' HS Rodeo rocks Graham County  Eastern Arizona Courier

GRAHAM COUNTY — The Arizona High School Rodeo Association made its Graham County debut this weekend and delivered both entertainment and ...



Leanna Franchesca Trujillo Dean | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Leanna Franchesca Trujillo Dean, 34, of Safford, was born Feb. 1, 1980, in Morenci, to Michael P. Trujillo and Yoli F. Soto McGrane.



Safford to host Mini Cheer Camp | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Safford High School Spiritline will host a Mini Cheer Camp, May 24, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the SHS gymnasium.



Safford Spirit Line top 3 at state | Local Sports News  Eastern Arizona Courier

PHOENIX — On Saturday, March 7, the Safford High School varsity Spirit Line attended the 29th annual state Pom and Cheer Tournament at the Arizona ...



azcentral.com Sports Awards Big Schools and Small Schools Softball Athlete, Coach of the Year, All-Arizona, all-conference teams  AZCentral.com

The 2017 All-Arizona softball team and All-Conference softball teams were selected by the azcentral sports high school staff. The All-Arizona team represents ...



Danny Estrada | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Danny Estrada, 59, of Safford, entered into eternal life early Sunday morning, Jan. 17, 2016, at the Mount Graham Regional Medical Center. Danny was born ...



Daniel Rene Nabor | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Daniel Rene Nabor, 32, of Green Valley, entered into rest Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Tucson. He was born on Dec. 27, 1982, in Morenci, to Jerry and Rachel ...



Quaron Adams Is One Of The Top Underclassman Boys Sprinters  MileSplit

Chandler (AZ) High School's Quaron Adams has some of the top underclassman sprint times in the nation. He's clocked a 21.61 (+1.6) in the 200m and a 10.49 ...



Looking back | Local News Stories  Eastern Arizona Courier

Old-man 2006 is leaving the Gila Valley stage with more spring in his step than in years past.



Joey Duane Dale Blan | Obituaries  Eastern Arizona Courier

Joey Duane Dale Blan, 20, of Safford, passed away Dec. 1, 2013. He was born July 31, 1993, to David Blan and Kelleye Joe Collins Blan in Safford.



Did You Know: The rise and fall of 'Old Main'  Eastern Arizona Courier

The original Safford High school building, known as “Old Main,” was designated on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 9, 1988, and can be seen ...



Originality tough to come by in Arizona high school mascot names  azcentral.com

A revival of efforts to come up with a unique nickname for new high schools doesn't always hit the mark but can score big.



Justin Gaethje returns to the site of heartbreak and triumph for UFC on FOX 29  MMA Fighting

Deep within the halls of Gila River Arena, a teenage Justin Gaethje learned what it meant to fail, and what it took to be a champion. Now, over a decade later, ...



Only a few games remain in youth football league  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAFFORD — Saturday's have been a lot of fun for young players and families with Gila Valley American Youth Football League games all day long on the ...



Safford woman seriously injured in New Year's hit-and-run  Eastern Arizona Courier

TUCSON — A former Safford resident is battling for her life after being one of the victims of an intentional hit-and-run on New Year's Day.



Colvin-Jaramillo graduates from basic training | Lifestyle  Eastern Arizona Courier

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Natalie Y. Colvin-Jaramillo graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, ...



Jacobs' Morenci mine worker killed attempting to rescue woman  Eastern Arizona Courier

He is described by co-workers as everything from “a really nice guy” to “an amazing young man.”



Braswell, Poteet compete in high school rodeo state finals  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — Two members of the Show Low High School Rodeo Team, under the guidance of Nikki Muzrall, a Show Low High School lab-earth science ...



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