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  • Players, parents say Phoenix HS basketball powerhouse let them down

    Players, parents say Phoenix HS basketball powerhouse let them down

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-05-24 04:21:54 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:48 AM EDT2017-05-24 06:48:56 GMT
    Student-athletes were promised dorms with mattresses but ended up sleeping on the floor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Student-athletes were promised dorms with mattresses but ended up sleeping on the floor. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    It was the first week of school last September and the players and coaches at Phoenix's Hillcrest Prep should have been focusing on a potential championship season. But instead of practicing, focusing and studying, the Hillcrest program was dealing with a catastrophe.

    It was the first week of school last September and the players and coaches at Phoenix's Hillcrest Prep should have been focusing on a potential championship season. But instead of practicing, focusing and studying, the Hillcrest program was dealing with a catastrophe.

  • Tomey leads PCSHF Class of '17

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:45 AM EDT2017-05-24 05:45:41 GMT

    Three sets of siblings also on the list.

    Three sets of siblings also on the list.

  • Lamb, Herrmann hit HRs, D-backs hold off White Sox 5-4

    Lamb, Herrmann hit HRs, D-backs hold off White Sox 5-4

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-05-24 05:14:45 GMT
    Wednesday, May 24 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-05-24 05:14:45 GMT

     Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann homered and Arizona held off the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night for the Diamondbacks' seventh win in eight games. 

     Jake Lamb and Chris Herrmann homered and Arizona held off the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night for the Diamondbacks' seventh win in eight games. 

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Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - Starting with the Washington game, Wildcat senior QB B.J. Denker's struggles were exposed at times and the inconsistency carried over in the following weeks. The critics were out on in full effect after getting fat and happy off what Nick Foles and Matt Scott were able to do in recent history.

Denker not only managed to weather the storm with his coach in his corner, maybe by default, but he weathered the storm. He went wire to wire as the Zona starter with doubters seemingly questioning every move he made.

Denker's numbers aren't eye popping, but he thrived in the running game. It may have been the sole factor that allowed him to keep his job as he ad libbed through many tough spots in critical situations. Going into the Advocare bowl Denker has gained 898 yards on the ground.

His one and only season as Arizona's shotcaller is about to come to an end. Denker took time recently to refelect on going through the love hate relationship with the media and fans.

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