Opening Day at Chase Field with the Diamondbacks

Opening Day 2017 at Chase Field was April 2. The Diamondbacks won 6-5 in an exciting game against the San Francisco Giants. As of press time the Diamondbacks are 3-1. See Opening Day in photos below.  

Photos: Mesa LDS Temple Lights

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple lights were open from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31, 2017. The Temple is located at 525 East Main Street, in Mesa.

Photos: Arizona Fall League baseball is back

The Arizona Fall League games have started. Between Oct. 11 and Nov. 19, a baseball fan can see a game almost every day. Games are played at 12:35 p.m. and 6:35 p.m. The photos are from the Desert Dogs at Solar Sox game on Oct. 12. The Desert Dogs took the win 7-1. The Solar […]

Photos: Diamondbacks vs Blue Jays, including Mesa pitcher Jake Barrett

The Diamondbacks hosted the Blue Jays for a two game series on July 19 and 20. The Blue Jays won both games 5-1 on July 19 and 10-4 on July 20. Mesa’s own Jake Barrett (No. 33) pitched with the Diamondbacks. The photos below are from July 20. All photos copyright Independent Newspapers  

Happy 4th! East Valley communities celebrate with family-friendly events

The local communities are gearing up for the annual Fourth of July celebrations. Apache Junction Apache Junction is once again hosting the Hometown Fireworks Celebration at Apache Junction High School, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive. The event starts at 8 a.m. with the water volleyball tournament at Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W. Southern Ave. Sign-ups […]

Photos: Rugby Bowl, Mesa’s Red Mountain club team beats Desert Vista

The Fiesta Bowl Rugby and Balloon Classic was hosted on Saturday, April 23, at the Scottsdale Stadium featuring the Arizona State University’s club rugby team and the Mexican National Team. The Mexican National Team ultimately won the bowl, beating ASU 30-23. But before the main event, Mesa’s Red Mountain rugby club team beat Desert Vista […]

PHOTOS: Arena Pro Series comes to Mesa

  See photos from the Arena Pro Series held at Skyline Aquatics Center, 845 S. Crismon Road in Mesa. The Arena Pro Series, hosted by USA Swimming and a qualifier for the Olympics, was held April 14-16.

Diamondbacks beat Athletics at A’s last home game of Spring Training

The Oakland Athletics took the field one last time in the 2016 Spring Training season at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa on March 30. The team fell to the Diamondbacks 12-9. See photos of the game below. The A’s open the 2016 season open their season at home against the Chicago White Sox on April 4. […]

Over The Line, A San Diego game, comes to Arizona

Over the line or OTL as it is more commonly known is gaining popularity in Mesa. “The game is called Over the Line, so you have to hit it over that line and between two parallel lines,” Dale Jarrett, who helped bring the sport to Extra Innings-East Valley, 3530 E Southern Ave.  in Mesa. OTL […]

PHOTOS: Was ‘Back to the Future’ off by a year? Cubs win big at home

The Cubs hosted the Diamondbacks on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, at Sloan Park, 2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Mesa. The Cubs beat the Diamondbacks 15-4. For more information on any Cactus League game visit, There is two more weeks of spring training games left in the season. The Diamondbacks play exhibition games […]