Busy Summer for AJ Football

Coach Vance Miller has kept his AJHS football players busy this summer, with scrimmages, the 7-on-7 league, and their obligations in the weight room. Miller said that he has around “30 to 32” varsity players participating in summer drills, “and about the same for JV.” Continue reading...

New Coach, Players and Attitude for Panthers Football

Junior lineman Dakota Pinkerton is one of 12 students who transferred to Imagine Prep-Superstition for the upcoming school year, hoping to help rebuild a decimated football program. “I did it because I felt I needed a better education,” Pinkerton said. “I felt Imagine Prep was better than Sequoia, so I felt I needed that. Pinkerton said he wants to be a pro football player when he grows up. On his way to pursuing that goal, the 285-pounder will compete for the starting center position when the Panthers join the CAA 11-man football ranks this fall. Continue reading...

AJ in State Junior Softball Tourney

Apache Junction won four games in the State Junior Softball Tournament at Queen Creek last week, advancing to the championship round, played on Sunday. AJ capped off a successful week with a 5-2 win over Flagstaff. Tristan Greer scattered eight hits, struck out seven and worked out of jams in the fifth and sixth innings before retiring the side in order in the seventh inning. Continue reading...

AJHS Booster Club Invite New Members

The Apache Junction High School Booster Club, a nonprofit organization of parents, teachers, grandparents, administrators and community members, is extending an invitation to join their organization. Applications are available at the AJHS office, or on the school’s website under “parent organizations,” at the monthly Booster meetings, and any of the group’s concession stands. The AJHS Booster Club meets monthly in the 11/12 Building on the high school campus at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Everyone is invited; membership is not necessary to attend. At the meetings, upcoming events are reviewed, along with requests for funds from student groups that are present. Students of the Month are also honored at the meetings. Continue reading...

Registration for Youth Sports Camps

There’s still time to register for youth sports camps this summer from Apache Junction Parks and Recreation. Don’t miss your child’s chance to get coached by our Apache Junction High School varsity coaches.

AJHS Soccer Camp: Coach Norm Hoefer
*Sign-up for both weeks & save $10. Includes soccer ball & camp shirt
3376 / Ages 6-12 / July 10-14 (M-F) / AJHS Soccer Field / 8:00-9:30am / $45*
3377 / Ages 6-12 / July 17-21 (M-F) / AJHS Soccer Field / 8:00-9:30am / $45*

Youth Pickleball Club @ MGC
**Sign-up for Jump-Start at MGC to get a $5.00 discount
3395 / Ages 8-14 / July 24-Aug 2 / MGC / M&W / 1:30pm-2:30pm / $20**

Online registration is available at www.ajcity.net/onlinereg via computer or mobile device. In-person registration is also accepted at the Apache Junction Parks & Recreation Office inside the AJ Multi-Gen Center, 1035 N. Idaho Rd.

For more information on these program or other programs and services, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (480) 983-2181, visit www.ajcity.net/parks or follow Parks & Rec on Facebook and Twitter.