AIA selects 13 Miners for All-Section Teams

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Seven players from the back-to-back State Champion Miners’ softball team were named to the AIA All-Section teams. The Miners baseball team, which reached the semi-finals of the state tournament for third straight year, had six players selected to the All-Section teams.

Felicia Medina, Angelica Zuniga, Alyssa Cuellar, Lyana Waddell, Ashley Vargas, Mireya Tamayo, and Angela Navarro are the Miners who were selected to the All-Section teams.

Anthony Garcia, Shane Kelly, Richard Romo, Effren Haro, Armando Sierra, and Francisco Medina are the Miners’ baseball players who earned All-Section honors.

Andy Luberda (848 Posts)

Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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