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Six Athletes Among Top 100 Sports Figures

An annual Southern Arizona sports tradition is the Top 100 Sports Figures of the Year, as put together by veteran Arizona Daily Star sportswriter Greg Hansen. As usual, Desert Speed School athletes featured prominently in his compilation, with six athletes from the high school, collegiate, and professional level named to his … Read More

Gonzales In All-Star Game

Desert Speed School alum and Pittsburgh Pirate Nick Gonzales played in the AFL East-West All-Star Game recently. As reported by, the second-baseman went 1-3 including an RBI and run scored. Quintessential Nick Gonzales; staying short to the ball, and using the entire field. Here's his single in the first inning of … Read More

MLB Pipeline: Gonzales 2nd Overall

Desert Speed School alum and Pittsburgh Pirates second-baseman Nick Gonzales was recently listed by MLB Pipeline as the #2 MLB prospect at his position, as reported by AllSportsTucson’s Andy Morales. The 2020 draft pick out of New Mexico State, he is considered the top prospect in the Pirates organization. Full story…

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