Suspect in 1987 killing of Vallejo boy named person of interest in Martinez cold case murder of 9-year-old Eric Coy – ABC7 San Francisco

MARTINEZ, Calif. (KGO) — Martinez police confirmed to ABC7 News that Fred Cain III, the suspect arrested last week in Oregon after prosecutors say they linked him by DNA to the 1987 murder and abduction of 6-year-old Jeremy Stoner in Vallejo, California, is now a person of interest in a Martinez murder.

The killing in Martinez happened less than a month before the Stoner killing in 1987. The victim was 9-year-old Eric Coy.

The boy was killed after leaving to go to his cousin and best friends house in Martinez, California.

“The boy was brutally murdered after leaving his house, stabbed with a blunt object,” said one ABC7 News report in 1987.

“For the last two days, that play site has been a grim searching zone for police,” said another ABC7 News report days later.

No one was ever convicted of the killing but now, less than a week after prosecutors say they used DNA to link Cain to the murder of Stoner, authorities in Martinez are taking notice. They’re working with the Solano County District Attorney’s office to learn more about Cain, and if he could also be linked to Coy’s murder.

“Is he an official suspect in the case?” asked ABC7 News reporter J.R. Stone.

“Right now, he is a person of interest,” replied Lt. Patrick Salamid.

Salamid has spent the last 11 years working Coy’s case.

“Left his house on Warren Street and took a short cut through Martinez Junior High, within about 15 minutes his body was found on the grounds of the Junior High. They found that Eric Coy had suffered multiple stab wounds,” said Lt. Salamid.

Cain’s family members, who ABC7 News spoke with Wednesday night, say they don’t believe Cain lived in Martinez at that time, but say he did live in the nearby East Bay town of Pacheco.

In Coy’s case, there was a suspect sketch but it never amounted to anything. The boy’s body was found near a pedestrian bridge that is no longer there today, as the area is now overgrown with ivy.

As for the case going forward-

“I’m always optimistic, and maybe some DNA or some biological evidence will exist in the future, whatever they reanalyze but I can tell you we’re not going to stop investigating this case,”

Law enforcement transferred Fred Cain III from Oregon, where he was arrested, to California on Wednesday.

He will face a judge for the first time in Solano County on Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

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Former Baldwin Park city attorney a ‘co-conspirator’ in $70K bribery scheme, indictment alleges – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Baldwin Park’s former city attorney “knowingly and intentionally” assisted in a bribery and wire fraud scheme that funneled $70,000 in illicit payoffs to former Councilman Ricardo Pacheco to secure his vote on a cannabis permit, according to federal authorities.

The new allegations against Robert Tafoya became public last week following the federal grand jury indictment of Tafoya’s longtime friend and alleged co-conspirator, former Compton Councilman Isaac Galvan.

Tafoya has not been charged and is only identified as “Person 1,” an individual described in the indictment as “the city attorney for Baldwin Park from in or around December 2013 until October 2022.” Court filings, however, refer to Person 1 as a “co-conspirator” and suggest he assisted in at least two instances in which Pacheco sold his vote.

Tafoya resigned as city attorney that same month after the Southern California News Group published details about other allegations against him contained in the unsealed plea agreements of Pacheco, a councilman from 1997 to 2020, and Gabriel Chavez, a former San Bernardino County planning commissioner who served as Pacheco’s middleman in the bribery scheme.

Pacheco and Chavez each pleaded guilty to a single count of bribery in 2020 and 2022. In total, authorities seized $302,900 in bribes collected by Pacheco.

Their plea agreements, signed under penalty of perjury, allege Galvan, Tafoya and others — including Commerce City Manager Edgar Cisneros — participated in the corruption at various points. The federal investigation reportedly crosses into multiple cities, including Baldwin Park, Montebello, El Monte and Commerce.

Galvan and Tafoya allegedly were working together to secure a marijuana license to operate in Cisneros’ city.

A list of related cases filed alongside Galvan’s indictment indicate at least one other case — filed within the past year and currently under seal — is pending.

Tafoya’s attorney, Mark Werksman, did not respond to requests for comment. He previously denied that Tafoya had any knowledge or involvement in Pacheco’s dealings.

“Robert Tafoya is and always has been an honest, ethical attorney that has acted legally and in the best interest of the City of Baldwin Park,” Werksman said in 2022. “A bunch of corrupt politicians, who are cooperating in order to get lenient sentences, shouldn’t be believed at all.”

Asked about the allegations against Tafoya specifically, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, declined to “comment as to the identity of Person 1 in the indictment.”

Pleaded not guilty

Special agents with the FBI and IRS Criminal Investigations arrested Galvan, 36, of Compton, and Yichang Bai, 50, of Arcadia, the owner and operator of a cannabis grower that obtained permit in Baldwin Park, in the early morning of Monday, Sept. 18. Both were charged with one count of conspiracy, one count of bribery and eight counts of wire fraud. The two men pleaded not guilty to all counts during an arraignment that same day, according to court records.

The earlier plea agreements signed by Pacheco and Chavez alleged Tafoya set the various bribery schemes in motion.

Prosecutors believe Tafoya approached Pacheco prior to the City Council’s approval of its first cannabis cultivation ordinance in August 2017 and recommended that he support bringing cannabis to the city because Pacheco could “personally profit,” according to an exhibit attached to Pacheco’s plea agreement.

“Person 1 explained that defendant should find an individual he trusted who would not talk (the ‘intermediary’), instruct the intermediary to represent himself as a ‘consultant’ to companies seeking Cultivation Development Agreements, and promise to deliver a development agreement to the company in exchange for a $150,000 fee,” federal prosecutors wrote in the exhibit.

Money for votes

A week before the vote, Galvan — who helped Tafoya’s wife land a job at Compton City Hall — gave a $10,000 check with a blank payee line to Pacheco “to secure Pacheco’s support for a future consulting client’s marijuana permit,” according to the indictment and a news release. Pacheco passed the check off to a real estate agent friend who deposited it, then gave $6,400 in cash back to him.

The check came from a consulting company that Tafoya helped Galvan form, prosecutors said.

The following month, Tafoya allegedly provided a list of “the names of applicants for marijuana permits” and “the names of individuals associated with those applications” to Galvan.

After Bai’s company, W&F International, paid $40,000 to Galvan’s consulting firm, he arranged a meeting with Bai, his translator and Tafoya at Tafoya’s office to demonstrate the sway he carried. Galvan texted Bai’s translator after the November 2017 meeting: “See I don’t (expletive) around.”

A month later, Tafoya, through a friend, reportedly sent Galvan two “consulting services agreements,” one for Galvan’s company and another for a consulting company run by the friend. The agreement stated that the second consulting company would receive $225,000 once Baldwin Park issued a development agreement to W&F.

Pacheco supported W&F’s application during council votes on June 20 and July 18, 2018.

Bai later collected a $50,000 check and five $10,000 checks from an individual who owed him money and passed them to Galvan, who in turn passed the checks along to Pacheco and Tafoya, prosecutors allege. Tafoya agreed to have friends of a relative cash the five checks in exchange for $6,000 from the total, they allege.

Pacheco similarly had a third party cash the larger check and pay back a portion over the following months. The scheme was designed to “disguise the true source of the payment,” prosecutors said.

The Baldwin Park City Council unanimously supported W&F International’s application to relocate its proposed cultivation site in December 2018.

Meanwhile, Pacheco and Chavez, the planning commissioner, collected more bribes. The two men amassed at least $170,000 through sham consulting agreements — allegedly provided by Tafoya — from other applicants from 2017 to 2019.

Cash buried in backyard

The FBI busted Pacheco through a separate 2018 sting during which he took $37,900 from a Baldwin Park police officer, acting as an FBI informant, in exchange for supporting the police union’s contract. Federal investigators raided his home in response in December 2018 and found $62,900 buried in his backyard.

The following month, Pacheco deposited $20,000 in bribes from Bai into a legal defense fund.

Two years later, the FBI raided Tafoya’s office and the homes of Chavez and Galvan. Chavez later pleaded guilty to one count of bribery in October 2022.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office believes Tafoya was present at five different meetings between Pacheco and Galvan in which Pacheco openly discussed taking bribes.

After raid, agreement rescinded

The day after the 2020 raid on Tafoya, Baldwin Park revoked W&F International’s development agreement.

The company had been operating an illegal grow in Baldwin Park for months without any action from the city until the neighboring El Monte Police Department intervened. Baldwin Park officials at the time said they only inspected “nonoperating” cannabis businesses once a year at most and were unaware of W&F’s activities.

W&F was years behind on the required payments outlined in its development agreement. The company had not completed required improvements to the building, or secured necessary approvals from county health, county fire and the city’s building division.

The El Monte Police Department, acting independently on information obtained in its own cases, had sent detectives to check the exterior of W&F’s Littlejohn Street warehouse roughly a month before the revocation and found obvious signs of a grow, including marijuana leaves discarded in the trash.

Pictures from the raid showed a warehouse filled with marijuana plants. Police seized 15 boxes of marijuana, one rooted plant and security cameras at the time.

They arrested Bai on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales and conspiracy, according to a news release.

Lawsuit targets fee collections

David Torres-Siegrist, an attorney representing several cannabis companies in Baldwin Park, is suing the city to try to stop its collection of mitigation fees tied to the cannabis development agreements. Those fees, which are meant to offset the negatives from the industry, weren’t established equally, according to the lawsuit.

Some of the development agreements allowed operators to avoid paying the fees until they received a certificate of occupancy, while others began accruing a balance immediately, putting them millions of dollars in the hole before a single cent could be earned.

Tafoya handled all of the original development agreement negotiations and continued to work on cannabis regulations even after the FBI raided his home. The City Council removed those responsibilities from Tafoya in April 2021 after the Southern California News Group found he had hired an attorney who successfully landed a cannabis permit during an earlier round of applicants.

Galvan served as a consultant for that applicant as well. The attorney in question, Anthony Willoughby II, was the son of Galvan’s personal attorney.

A federal case filed by Torres-Siegrist on behalf of David Ju, a businessman who purchased the development agreement awarded to Willoughby, alleges Tafoya, Galvan, Pacheco and Willoughby II “acted in concert to orchestrate a swindle on an elderly man dying of cancer who poured his life savings into a venture that was destined for failure from the get-go.” The lawsuit alleges the men violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO.

Ju paid $300,000 to buy the cannabis company, Tier One Consulting, and roughly $200,000 of the total went to Galvan, according to the lawsuit. The businessman later learned Willoughby had spent less than $4,000 securing the development agreement and had amassed tens of thousands of dollars in fees that Tafoya allegedly told Ju he needed to cover, the lawsuit states.

Ju estimates he lost at least $900,000 on the deal, according to the lawsuit.

‘Whole process is compromised’

“We’ve been telling the City Council this since 2021,” Torres-Siegrist said in an interview. “The whole process is compromised and at the heart of it is an out-of-control City Attorney’s Office.”

Baldwin Park Mayor Emmanuel Estrada inherited the cannabis mess after winning election in 2020. Since then, the City Council has hired a new city attorney, a new police chief, a new city manager and new code enforcement personnel, he said.

The city is using a reputable third party, HdL Companies, to assist with developing a more equitable system, he said. In the future, Estrada hopes that cannabis operators will only have to pay fees once they’re operational, he said.

The slow movement of the FBI’s case has made it difficult to take action against any of the companies that may have received a development agreement through corruption, he said. While the city knows at least two companies paid bribes based on prior court filings, officials didn’t know the names of any of the companies until W&F was named in last week’s indictment, Estrada said.

“It is very difficult for us to act on any of the contracts, but I would say that the city is working on making sure that moving forward we are holding everyone accountable and putting the right process in place to ensure that something like this doesn’t happen again,” he said. “For the most part, the city is moving kind of slow because we don’t want to end up blindsided.”

Jet Sports Training Week 6 Southern Arizona high school football top performers |

NOTE: WE USE STATS PROVIDED BY SCHOOLS DIRECTLY OR TO MAXPREPS FOR THIS LISTWe compile a list the top performers up to 6 p.m. Monday from Friday’s games


Phoenix Goldwater 58, Flowing Wells 24


RB Josyah Monarrez, 9-131, 2 TDs, 45-yard TD reception

RB Jayden Simmons, 13-51

LB Zaiden Williamson, 8 tackles

LB Isaiah Lomeli, 8 tackles

LB Tanner Kennedy, 7 tackles

Cienega 23, Tempe McClintock 19


QB Evan Weber, 10-19, 117 yards, 1 TD

RB Jimmy McCormack, 22-63

WR Ayden Billings, 3-60, 1 TD

LB Matt Feibush, 7 tackles

S Ari Dubin, 7 tackles, blocked FG, 90-yard kickoff return for TD

LB Manuel Griego, 6 tackles

Pusch Ridge 42, Queen Creek San Tan Foothills 0


QB Bubba Mustain, 10-10, 142 yards, 1 TD, 10 rushes, 70 yards, 2 TDs

RB Jacob Newborn, 9-70


Sunnyside 43, Nogales 6


RB/LB Victor Gonzalez, 5-77, 2 TDs, 8 tackles

LB Jacob Cota, 10 tackles, 6 TFL, 3 sacks

SS Adrian Lopez, 8 tackles


No stats available.

Ironwood Ridge 44, Sahuaro 7


QB Dominic Norris, 14-21, 240 yards, 1 TD, 10 rushes for 84 yards

WR Matthew Kroner, 7-126

LB Everett Giddens, 8 tackles, fumble recovery

LB Colin Wilson, 6 tackles

S Grant Dooling, 6 tackles

P Antonio Vassallo, 4 punts, 47.0-yard average

PK Isaac Rhonehouse, 46-yard FG


RB Brady Celentano, 20-100

RB Jermarell Webb, 88-yard kickoff return for TD

Walden Grove 33, Desert View 6


No stats available.


QB Gabriel Smith, 15-20, 290 yards, 4 TDs

RB Robert Cash III, 22-189

RB/LB Carlos Montoya Jr., 2-64, 2 receptions, 122 yards, 2 TDs, 10 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 caused fumble

WR Jayvon Coleman, 6-73, 1 TD

SS Enzo Morales, 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery

LB Jayden Bitton, 6 tackles, 2.5 TFL

Mica Mountain 42, Casa Grande 27


QB Jayden Thoreson, 9-17. 139 yards

RB Kason Colbert, 12-246, 3 TDs

WR Devin Hayward, 2-59

S Dominik Leon, 13 tackles, 1.5 TFL

LB Broden Schmidt, 12 tackles

DE JJ Mangrum, 6 tackles, 1 TFL


QB Eltorna Gant, 27-46, 314 yards, 3 TDs, 19 rushes, 74 yards

LB Gabriel Magana, 15 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 2 fumbles caused

Canyon del Oro 49, Marana 21

CDO (5-0)

RB Kayden Luke, 21-226, 3 TDs

WR Chance Cassel, 66-yard TD reception

FS Chase Laux, 9 tackles, INT (5th of season)

CB Izaiah Lucero, 9 tackles

CB Joe Alba, 8 tackles, 1 TFL

DE Austin Greer, 1 INT (50-yard return for TD)

MARANA (1-4)

QB Colton Meyer, 32-44, 308 yards, 2 TDs

WR/CB Dezmen Roebuck, 11-87, 6 tackles

WR Dominic Cillitto, 7-73

WR Andres Taylor, 3-58

S Dominic Olivas, 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack

CB Dermain Linen Jr., 8 tackles, 1 TFL

LB Moses Miller, 7 tackles, 1 INT

Buena 34, Pueblo 14

PUEBLO (3-2)

LB Ben Rash, 13 tackles

LB Jesus Cabrera, 10 tackles, 1 TFL

DE Jeremiah Parrish, 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery, 1 caused fumble

BUENA (5-0)

QB Nash Moore, 8-12, 144 yards, 2 TDs

RB Andres Bonilla, 13-90, 1 TD

WR Simon-Peter Johnson, 4-60, 1 TD

LB Cooper Kraus, 10 tackles

DE Landon Esquivel-Willis, 9 tackles, 1 TFL

DE Trenton Williams, 7 tackles

DB Jayden Thomas, 7 tackles

Catalina Foothills 28, Tucson 21


RB Magnus Johansson, 19-236, 1 TD

RB/LB Boden Crane, 7-90, 1 TD, 8 tackles, 1 TFL

LB Jack Cartwright, 11 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack

LB Tanner Montijo, 8 tackles

TUCSON (1-4)

No stats available.

Rio Rico 37, Rincon/University 0

RINCON/UNIVERSITY (2-2, 0-1 4A Gila)

No stats available.

RIO RICO (2-3, 1-0 4A Gila)

No stats available.

Amphi 34, Cholla 6

AMPHI (3-2, 1-0 4A Gila)

RB’LB Jacob Espinoza, 19-127, 4 TDs, 4 tackles

RB Malique Maro, 13-113, 1 TD

QB Imanol Silva, 6 rushes, 56 yards

SS Rudy Rios, 5 tackles, 1 INT

CHOLLA (2-3, 0-1 4A Gila)

RB Ron Guerrero, 4-55

LB Alejandro Manriquez, 10 tackles

LB Jeremiah Alvarez, 9 tackles

LB Angel Hernandez, 8 tackles

LB Charles Apalategui, 8 tackles

Douglas 34, Empire 21

DOUGLAS (2-3, 1-0 4A GILA)

QB Ivan Higuera, 14-24, 237 yards, 4 TDs, 19 rushes, 88 yards

RB Jason Hurtado, 12-51

WR/CB Emiliano Berthely, 5-125, 9 tackles, 2 INTs

TE Isaac Higuera, 7-67, 2 TDs

DT Rogelio Ramirez, 8 tackles

DB Luis Castillo, 7 tackles

LB Andres Hoyos, 7 tackles

EMPIRE (1-4, 0-1 4A Gila)

LB Jordan Naveunxay, 9 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, 1 caused fumble

LB Luke Lambert, 9 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 blocked FG

CB Carson Justice, 7 tackles

CB Manga Eselle, 1 INT (60-yard return for TD)

Blue Ridge 14, Safford 13


RB Monster Rios, 24-105, 2 TDs

SS Chris Shatto, 12 tackles

FS Anthony Garrobo, 8 tackles

SS Collin Gunnett, 8 tackles, 1 TFL

LB Xavier Owens, 7 tackles, 3 sacks

Tanque Verde 58, Catalina 0


RB/LB Gavin Gilbert, 6-94, 3 TDs, 10 tackles, 5 TFL

RB Sebastian Blakeman, 3-60

LB Brandon Phoebe, 6 tackles, 1 TFL

S Grayson Bradshaw, 5 tackles, 2 TFL

LB Anthony Torgeson, 47-yard INT for a TD


No stats available.

Willcox 23, Tombstone 20


RB/LB Remington Todd, 19-131, 6 tackles

RB Ismael Cuevas, 17-129, 1 TD

LB Oren Allsup, 11 tackles

DE Ed Tingle, 9 tackles

LB Arec Fuentes, 7 tackles, 1 TFL


QB/S DJ Elias, 13-21, 264 yards, 2 TDs, 9 rushes, 80 yards

WR Malachi Keller, 7-98, 1 TD

WR Logan Stevens, 5-93, 1 TD

WR Andrew Greisemer, 3-78

DE Jacob Weichelt, 14 tackles, 2 TFL

Palo Verde 48, Cortez 6

No stats available.

St. David 49, Valley Union 14


No stats available.

ST. DAVID (4-2)

RB/LB Chase Pacheco, 16-122, 4 TDs, 11 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT

WR/DB Luke Haymore, 4-57, 12 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery

WR Keston Richardson, 50-yard reception of a pass

DB Gannon Carfafa, 14 tackles, 65-yard kickoff return for TD

DE Quinton Williams, 11 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks

LB Cedar Haynie, 10 tackles, 1 TFL

San Manuel 62, Fort Thomas 12


RB/LB Dominic Rodriguez, 10-140, 2 TDs, 7 tackles, 1 TFL

RB Tanner Decker, 10-125, 3 TDs

DE Earl Andrede, 8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 caused fumble, 1 fumble recovery

LB Jakob Tafoya, 8 tackles, 2 TFL

Baboquivari 42, Duncan 32


Francisco Ismael Pacheco: Unraveling the Mysteries of Earth’s Climate

Francisco Ismael Pacheco: The Unsung Hero of Climate Research

Biography of Francisco Ismael Pacheco
1833 –

Francisco Ismael Pacheco was a pioneering climate researcher who made significant contributions to the understanding of weather patterns, climatic variations, and their impact on ecological systems. Born in 1833, his dedication and tireless efforts in documenting and analyzing weather data have left a lasting legacy in the field of climate research. Despite facing numerous challenges during his lifetime, Pacheco’s work has influenced subsequent generations of scientists and laid the foundation for modern climate science.

Early Life and Education:
Born in 1833 into a humble family in a small village near Valencia, Spain, Francisco Ismael Pacheco exhibited an early interest in meteorology and natural sciences. Growing up amidst agricultural communities heavily dependent on weather conditions for their livelihoods, he witnessed firsthand the consequences of unpredictable weather patterns on crops and local economies. This fueled his determination to unravel the mysteries surrounding Earth’s climate systems.

Pacheco’s passion for knowledge led him to pursue higher education at the prestigious University of Madrid. There he studied physics, mathematics, and geography while immersing himself in meteorological studies under some renowned professors. Inspired by the work of famous meteorologists like Luke Howard and John Dalton, he focused his research on systematic observation techniques that could shed light on long-term climate trends.

Career Breakthroughs:
After completing his studies with distinction, Pacheco sought opportunities to apply his scientific expertise practically. In 1860, at just 27 years old, he secured a position as an assistant researcher at Spain’s National Meteorological Institute. This marked the beginning of an illustrious career that would span several decades.

Pacheco dedicated himself to improving existing weather monitoring methods by designing specialized instruments capable of more accurate data collection across various locations simultaneously. He meticulously recorded daily weather observations, including temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, humidity, and atmospheric pressure. Recognizing the significance of long-term data sets for climate research, Pacheco tirelessly collected weather records from different regions across Spain to analyze interannual climate variations.

Throughout his career, Pacheco collaborated with esteemed scientists worldwide to exchange knowledge and insights about climate. His detailed observations facilitated the development of comprehensive maps illustrating regional climatic patterns — a pioneering effort in the field. He also established a network of weather monitoring stations throughout Spain to collect real-time data continuously.

Although Pacheco’s groundbreaking work in climate research gained international recognition among fellow scientists during his lifetime, his name remains relatively unknown in mainstream discussions of scientific history. While he never sought personal fame or recognition, Pacheco’s influence is widely acknowledged by contemporary scholars who study historical meteorological records.

Pacheco’s unparalleled efforts laid the groundwork for future advancements in our understanding of Earth’s climate system. Today’s climatologists still benefit from his meticulous documentation and methodology when examining long-term changes in atmospheric conditions around the world. Many credit him as one of the precursors to modern meteorology and its application within the broader scope of climate science.

Francisco Ismael Pacheco was an unsung hero whose insatiable thirst for knowledge pushed him beyond conventional boundaries as a pioneering climate researcher despite being born into modest circumstances. Throughout his life dedicated to science and meteorology, he not only made significant contributions but also inspired subsequent generations of researchers to continue exploring Earth’s complex climatic processes.

Pacheco demonstrated that passion coupled with tireless dedication can yield remarkable outcomes that can shape scientific disciplines for years to come. His legacy endures within academic circles focused on understanding our planet’s ever-changing climate dynamics while emphasizing the importance of long-term data collection and analysis as fundamental tools for progress.

Brad Biggs’ 10 thoughts on Chicago Bears’ Week 3 loss

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chicago Bears wanted nothing more than to get back to the field and change the conversation. After a week of distractions, some promoted the idea the team would have extra motivation.

Instead, the organization discovered more embarrassment in a 41-10 blowout loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. 10 thoughts after one of the Bears’ worst losses in nearly a decade.

1. As difficult as it is to imagine, the Bears look worse than they were a year ago.

They closed last season with a 10-game losing streak, seemingly made some decisions in the final weeks to maximize their draft standing and carried about $90 million in dead salary-cap space with the goal of rebooting the operation in 2023 and taking a step forward.

Three games is still a relatively small sample size, and the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs appeared primed to break out after a slow start to their season. But the Bears are doing nothing to show any improvement from a year ago, and this looked as terrible as anything since the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers hung 50 points on them in consecutive games during the 2014 season.

General manager Ryan Poles came downstairs at Halas Hall to speak to the media Thursday morning in a bid to reset the tone after the calamitous Wednesday.

“To make it really, really clear, I know the outside noise, but no one in our building is panicking,” Poles said. “No one is flinching at any situations, not our owner, not our president, our head coach, not myself, none of our players.”

If no one was panicking after defensive coordinator Alan Williams abruptly resigned and quarterback Justin Fields cited “coaching” when talking about factors that weren’t allowing him to play freely, someone might want to start now.

The gap between the Bears and the upper echelon of the NFL remains as great as ever. The offense was dysfunctional Sunday and the defense was noncompetitive.

The Arizona Cardinals opened the season as the favorite to “win” the No. 1 pick in the 2024 draft. Guess what? They blew leads in narrow losses to the Washington Commanders and New York Giants and then stunned the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

The Houston Texans were projected to be terrible. They blew out the Jaguars 37-17 on Sunday in Jacksonville. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud has passed for 906 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions through three games.

The Bears are 0-3 for the first time since 2016 — a 3-13 season — and there’s little to suggest they’re going to come out of this funk anytime soon. How are they viewed nationally? The Denver Broncos were demolished 70-20 by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, dropping Sean Payton’s new team to 0-3. The Broncos opened as 2 1/2-point favorites for the Week 4 game against the Bears at Soldier Field.

Coach Matt Eberflus was left to grasp for answers after the game, and it’s hard to believe he and his staff will find solutions in the near future of a season that can be grueling when a team hits the skids.

“There have been some good things,” he said. “There have been some good drives. We saw some last week. We saw some in the second half here. So there have been some good things with that.

“Also, defensively, there have been some good things and good moments, and we just have to build upon that. This is a new football team. We’ve got 30-some new guys who are coming together that are playing the game together for the first time for these three games. So there’s a process to that.

“It’s certainly not where we want it to be. But to get there, we’re going to have to have focus. We’re going to have to have fight. We’re going to have to be resilient. We’re going to have to block out outside noise. We’re going to have to do all those things and then keep a positive, optimistic attitude about this as we’re working.

“If we do that, guess what? We keep doing that, it will crack. It will crack. So that’s the biggest thing. That was my message to them in there. And like I said, the opportunity may come right around the corner.”

Eberflus should know that garbage-time production — the offense’s final possession was a 75-yard touchdown drive — is more or less meaningless. The Bears began the possession trailing 41-3 and the Chiefs’ top players had ballcaps on, not helmets. The Bears were blown out for the majority of the game, and Fields finished 11 of 22 for 99 yards with the late touchdown pass to DJ Moore and an interception.

The defense got its first takeaways of the season with interceptions by linebacker Jack Sanborn and backup rookie safety Quindell Johnson. Those came off Chiefs backup Blaine Gabbert as Patrick Mahomes was out of the game after he passed for 272 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensive end DeMarcus Walker called it a reality check for the Bears. That’s the optimistic way of summarizing this start to the season. The flip side is that the Bears’ dreams of trending toward being relevant and competitive this season have been smashed.

Super Bowl XX-winning quarterback Jim McMahon showed his disdain during the second half, calling it “Embarrassing” on social media. It’s unknown if McMahon is aware the Bears have four games scheduled for prime time this season.


— Jim McMahon (@JimMcMahon)

“We just got smacked in the face the first three games,” safety Jaquan Brisker said. “I’m going to keep saying the same thing. We’ve got to put it all together. We’ve got a lot of stars. We’ve just got to use them to our ability and execute the plan. Trust in each other, keep building our chemistry and have guys out there.”

Said Fields: “All we need is one to get this thing going. I don’t know if I told y’all that last week, but the Lions started 1-6 last year and almost made the playoffs. Just keep that faith. Keep going. In the big picture, it’s the third game of the season. We’ve got 14 left, at least. Just keep going, keep working.”

Wide receiver Chase Claypool had a 15-yard reception on the offense’s first play from scrimmage. It was his only catch of the game.

“We don’t really know what’s happening,” Claypool said. “I feel like we’re putting in the work during the week and it’s just not really translating to Sunday. So we just have to either tweak what we’re doing or do it a little better. But it’s tough to put a finger on.”

Who knows how the Bears will address Williams’ departure this week? Eberflus didn’t rule out the possibility of bringing in someone to join the staff, but it’s pretty clear the head coach will run the defense the rest of the season. He’s back to his roots as a coordinator, giving him even more to figure out after a 3-17 beginning to his tenure.

It sounds like an awful lot of grasping for explanations at this point. Grasping probably isn’t too far away from panicking.

2. A wild week at Halas Hall led up to Sunday’s game.

As players were stretching on a sunny Thursday afternoon on the fields behind the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall, “(We Gon’ Be) Alright” by Kendrick Lamar was blaring on the speakers surrounding the practice field.

Oh, would they love to sing that sentiment into existence.

What a truly bizarre week it was at Halas Hall. As the players completed stretching, Chairman George McCaskey was walking up to the fields. I’m sure the week was unsettling to him with the resignation of defensive coordinator Alan Williams and the headlines surrounding quarterback Justin Fields and offensive coordinator Luke Getsy making the Bears fodder for national talk shows. Wherever you turned to consume NFL news, the Bears were pilloried, the kind of piling on that usually happens for a rudderless franchise in December when it’s only a matter of weeks before a housecleaning.

That’s what is unsettling about where the team is right now. There have been previous seasons that had a sense of helplessness. I’ve certainly covered my share of them. I can’t recall one that felt like it was off the rails before the end of September.

A lot of football is left to be played — 14 games — and that could be a good thing or a whole lot of bad. The only way the narrative can change is if they begin to play better, and I don’t think anyone will be convinced by what they hear. You have to see it at this point.

The shock of the midweek ruckus was initially jarring to players, but there’s a level of resiliency in the locker room. It’s a young roster, and shifting the focus back to football isn’t as difficult as you would imagine. Still, no one can deny the Bears had distractions — plural — to navigate. Is it a reason they got blown out? Probably not.

“I’ve seen a lot of wacky (stuff) since I got here,” said tight end Cole Kmet, who in his fourth season has been with the franchise longer than only three players — offensive lineman Cody Whitehair, long snapper Patrick Scales and free safety Eddie Jackson.

Kmet was in his second season in 2021 when there was a report the team had decided to fire coach Matt Nagy before a Thanksgiving Day game in Detroit. The team did not react, maintaining its schedule and rolling out special teams coordinator Chris Tabor first in the media room that morning to answer an avalanche of questions.

“That Thanksgiving week, that’s a good week to compare it to,” Kmet said. “Little different. The type of chaos? Similar in terms of what you’re having to deal with. Fortunately, I’ve kind of become used to it. You learn to execute and do what you’ve got to do and you take care of your business and move on from there.”

Players were in the dark about Williams’ whereabouts when they went out to practice Wednesday, knowing only that he had been absent for a week for personal reasons. About an hour after practice ended, the team announced Williams resigned. That’s when the Fields-Getsy stuff was swirling too.

“We all came in after practice and kind of heard all the news, whichever story you want to talk about,” Kmet said. “So guys are like, ‘Holy crap!’ We’ve got a meeting an hour (after practice), so you’re kind of figuring out what’s going on.

“But you come in (Thursday) morning, and I’ve got to give a lot of credit to the coaches. They just confronted it face on and then we almost just cracked jokes about it because it just is what it is. You just roll with the punches, I guess.”

Safety Jaquan Brisker said shifting to coach Matt Eberflus as the defensive play caller hasn’t been difficult.

“We just believe in Coach Flus,” he said. “Just his plan. We just have to execute Coach Flus’ plan. We really didn’t flinch, all the distractions. We’re going to have distractions. We’re the Chicago Bears. Everybody has something to say.”

Maybe the Bears need to keep listening to Lamar.

“Do you hear me, do you feel me? We gon’ be alright.”

3. Was this a ‘more free’ Justin Fields?

If Sunday’s effort was a step toward Justin Fields playing more freely and playing his kind of game, the Bears don’t need to see a whole lot more. Fields was 11 of 22 for 99 yards and had a team-high 11 rushes for 47 yards against a Chiefs defense that was missing an impact player in middle linebacker Nick Bolton.

Maybe the most glaring play came early in the fourth quarter. On third-and-goal from the Kansas City 6-yard line, Fields had Cole Kmet open on a crosser. It looked like an easy touchdown pass. Fields didn’t attempt the pass, took off and tried to run. He appeared to get hit in the helmet by Chiefs linebacker Drue Tranquill at the end of a 3-yard run.

There have been countless plays this season on which a receiver has been open and Fields hasn’t seen it or hasn’t cut it loose.

Playing winning offensive football takes 11 players. The Bears have a lot of issues and not everything is Fields’ fault. But teams without elite quarterbacks can’t consistently compete in the NFL. That’s just the way it is, and the Bears seem so far behind right now when it comes to throwing the football, it’s difficult to explain. They have better targets for Fields to throw to now, yet they look worse.

Asked if Fields should be further along, coach Matt Eberflus more or less talked around it.

“There’s no one more determined,” he said. “Justin is working his tail off. And again, we’re finding the flow for him. And we just have to keep doing it. And we have to find how to let him do his thing and explode, and again, it’s not just about Justin. It’s about everybody on the offense.”

No one has questioned Fields’ drive, work ethic or anything of that nature. This isn’t meant to pile on him, but this is such a huge issue in a critical season for him and it actually looks like he has taken a step back. I don’t know if his playing more freely and more designed QB runs would provide a legitimate spark. More on the quarterback in a little bit.

4. Another game without a sack from the defense.

Ask three Bears fans at the corner tavern what the biggest problem on the roster is besides quarterback, and you might get three different answers. I’ll tell you what mine would be: The defensive line is going to struggle all season.

The Bears spent a lot of money on stack linebackers in the offseason, signing Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards, and they’re not changing the game. The front cannot get to the quarterback. The Bears have one sack, and that came on a play on which Jordan Love held the ball forever in Week 1. They cannot finish at the quarterback, something Matt Eberflus talked about last week after the loss at Tampa Bay in which Baker Mayfield carved up the defense.

The defense was credited with five quarterback hits in Sunday’s loss: two for Yannick Ngakoue and one each for DeMarcus Walker, Justin Jones and Gervon Dexter. Not enough. The front is not creating negative plays, and you have to be able to do that in this age of passing offenses. The players getting paid big money on the second level of the defense won’t make impact plays — nor will the defensive backs — when the line cannot play disruptive football.

Edmunds was credited with a game-high 16 tackles. Remember when Bears fans went bananas over big tackle totals for Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs? Edmunds is playing hard. He’s a good player. It’s hard to see it behind this defensive line.

Talking with one veteran personnel source a few nights ago who spent some time watching the Bears, he wondered if maybe Ngakoue still is working his way into shape. Pass defense is a combination of the rush and coverage, and it’s hard to do against Patrick Mahomes when it’s just coverage. That will be hard to try this week against Russell Wilson too. The Bears aren’t creating disruption or forcing the quarterback to reset the throwing window and move. Quarterbacks are going wherever they want with the ball against this secondary.


The crowd that cries for more blitzing saw Sunday what happens sometimes. Mahomes had receivers running open. When he was the Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator, Eberflus had a marquee player in the middle of the line in DeForest Buckner. The Bears lack a difference-maker. The elite defensive linemen didn’t get to free agency.

It sounds like GM Ryan Poles made a run at Javon Hargrave, who signed with the San Francisco 49ers. I wasn’t sure Hargrave would appeal to Poles because he’s 30, but the Bears knew the issue they had and went after some linemen. You can’t get them all, and this will be a hard defense to watch until the line is improved.

5. Ja’Tyre Carter looks good in place of Nate Davis.

The Bears used 10 starting combinations on the offensive line last season, and three games into this season they already have used three starting units. I will give you the upside here: They might have stumbled into something with Ja’Tyre Carter.

He got really pushed back by defensive end Mike Danna on the fourth snap of the game. It looked like Danna sort of overwhelmed him. But Carter acquitted himself pretty well last week at Tampa Bay, and as a young player — he was a seventh-round pick out of Southern a year ago — the only way he will get better is to get more playing time.

Carter was playing right guard in place of Nate Davis, who was in uniform but didn’t have a full week of practice. I won’t speculate on when Davis will be back in the lineup, but I do know the team has been supportive of him in the grieving process and believes he will help out on the field. If this has accelerated some growth for Carter, that’s a good thing amid a long list of things that haven’t gone right.

When I talked to Carter this summer, he said he was making a point of showing up each morning and picking one small aspect he wanted to improve that day. He wasn’t strapping on his gear and thinking he could get better at eight different coaching points. Maybe the biggest thing was learning to use his length better. He has 33 5/8-inch arms, long for an interior lineman, but putting them to use took work. A lot of it.

Veteran left guard Cody Whitehair said the development has happened quickly for Carter in Year 2.

“Just his confidence and everything,” Whitehair said. “That’s all you can ask for with a guy like that. Really happy with what he’s done the last couple weeks. He’s done a good job stepping in.”

One other point I’d like to make about the line: The evaluator who had questions about Yannick Ngakoue was pretty upbeat about left tackle Braxton Jones, who is out at least three more games with a neck injury. He called Jones the team’s best pass blocker and said Jones’ movement skills, hand usage and ability to play in space are all positive.

He wasn’t making Jones out to be incredible at this point in his career and he didn’t address a few penalties Jones had the first two weeks, but left tackle is a big deal and if the Bears can get some improvement from Jones, it could allow them to direct resources to other positions (think defensive line).

It will be interesting to see if Carter can find more playing time as the season unfolds.

6. If injuries hit this roster even harder, look out.

Here’s one thing to keep in mind: I don’t know that we’ve really seen injuries wear this team down yet. We could soon. Cornerback Jaylon Johnson (hamstring) left the game and didn’t return. Cornerback Tyrique Stevenson was flagged for a rough helmet-to-helmet hit on Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco. Stevenson came out for one play and inexplicably returned right away. Later, he was removed from the game to be checked out for a concussion. He didn’t finish the game, and the Bears later announced it was due to illness.

Middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds had an injury — I never heard what it was — and didn’t make it to the end.

If attrition starts to hit this roster, look out. Free safety Eddie Jackson (foot) didn’t practice last week, and nickel cornerback Kyler Gordon is on injured reserve. So issues are starting to add up.

One thing I don’t subscribe to is that injuries in training camp forced the Bears to limit some players’ preseason playing time, and that’s a reason the team has played so poorly. That’s the line the Bears have been using, and perhaps you buy into it more than I do. There was a handful of players who missed time during the summer: Edmunds, wide receiver Chase Claypool, defensive end DeMarcus Walker, safety Jaquan Brisker, right guard Nate Davis and a few others.

“I think maybe because of the preseason with all the injuries we had, we didn’t have a lot of play together,” Matt Eberflus said. “That’s obviously real. We didn’t get a lot of chances to play in the preseason the way we wanted to and practice like we wanted to — together.

“In terms of the offensive line, the defensive line, the linebackers, there were a bunch of guys who were out. That’s just where it was. That’s the adversity that we had. And that could be a reason. But I’m not saying or making excuses because we should be farther ahead.”

Maybe the missed practice time is a legitimate factor, but with a healthy roster, how many more preseason snaps would Eberflus have given front-line players? Twenty? Thirty? That doesn’t make a difference at the start of Week 4.

7. First-round QBs who found their footing after the head coach was fired.

Justin Fields shares something in common with Mitch Trubisky and Rex Grossman, the previous two quarterbacks the Bears drafted in the first round. The head coach in each case — Matt Nagy (Fields), John Fox (Trubisky) and Dick Jauron (Grossman) — was fired at the end of the quarterback’s rookie season.

Since the regime change after the 2021 season, the Bears have tried to make a go of it with Fields and they’re really attempting to thread the needle. The list of quarterbacks drafted in Round 1 who turned into something after seeing their head coach fired at the end of their rookie season is skimpy.

There have been 21 instances of this since 2000, and while it’s not always an admission the draft pick is an instant failure, that was pretty evident in some cases.

The Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert (Anthony Lynn was fired after the 2020 season) and the Jacksonville Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence (Urban Meyer was fired near the end of the 2021 season) are the best quarterbacks on the list. I would attach an asterisk to Lawrence as the entirety of Meyer’s brief tenure was a train wreck. Lawrence has developed quickly under the tutelage of Doug Pederson.

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff is on the list. Jeff Fisher was fired as the St. Louis Rams coach after Goff’s rookie season in 2016. Goff reached Super Bowl LIII with Sean McVay and has enjoyed a career resurgence in Detroit. Chad Pennington was 44-37 as a starter after the New York Jets fired Al Groh following the 2000 season. New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (Pat Shurmur was fired after the 2020 season) is on the list. He got paid like a big-time quarterback this past offseason. The Giants (1-2) are struggling and it’s not too soon to wonder if they have buyer’s remorse.

The remaining list of 13 includes some names you may have already forgotten.

Year Team Quarterback Coach
2019 Washington Dwayne Haskins Jay Gruden
2018 Cleveland Baker Mayfield Hue Jackson
2018 N.Y. Jets Sam Darnold Todd Bowles
2018 Arizona Josh Rosen Steve Wilks
2016 Denver Paxton Lynch Gary Kubiak (retired)
2015 Tampa Bay Jameis Winston Lovie Smith
2015 Tennessee Marcus Mariota Ken Whisenhunt
2012 Cleveland Brandon Weeden Pat Shurmur
2011 Jacksonville Blaine Gabbert Jack Del Rio
2010 Denver Tim Tebow Josh McDaniels
2006 Arizona Matt Leinart Dennis Green
2004 Buffalo J.P. Losman Perry Fewell
2002 Detroit Joey Harrington Marty Mornhinweg

Why don’t more quarterbacks with draft grades strong enough to have them selected in Round 1 click in these situations? There’s an almost limitless end of explanations. If the coach is fired, the team around the player probably isn’t very good. It takes time to turn around a roster even if you have a quarterback. Changing offensive systems from the rookie season to Year 2 isn’t ideal. In a lot of cases, the quarterback probably wouldn’t have turned out to be very good in any coaching scenario.

“They don’t have to play great right away and you better not expect them to,” one personnel source said. “It’s exceedingly rare when you see one selected that does. You mention Chad Pennington. He didn’t start until his third season. That doesn’t happen anymore unless you’re the Packers and you have Aaron Rodgers. But the quarterback has to flash and he has to do that pretty quickly.

“If that doesn’t happen — if you don’t see it and say, ‘Yes, that’s why we drafted him’ — it’s not going to happen. I don’t care if you bring back Bill Walsh to coach the quarterback. If the coach is being fired, chances are the quarterback hasn’t delivered those ‘a-ha’ moments where everyone in the organization knows you’ve got a chance.”

Fields started 10 games as a rookie under Nagy and struggled. There were issues around him and you can make a valid case the system hindered him. But had there been glimpses of promise, maybe Nagy would have retained his job.

“Didn’t see it from Justin in 2021,” the executive said. “Didn’t see it last season. I haven’t watched the Bears this year, but if they’ve got noise between him and (offensive coordinator Luke) Getsy, I’m going to guess I don’t have to put on the tape to know this show hasn’t changed.”

All of the quarterbacks on the list played in different circumstances, but the overwhelming majority failed to get a foothold as a starter. As the project continues to play out with Fields, the Bears are working against the odds that he will break through. This isn’t a suggestion they should have kept GM Ryan Pace and Nagy into Fields’ second season but a portrait of the outcome for other first-round quarterbacks caught in a coaching change after Year 1.

8. Longtime NFL executive Michael Lombardi isn’t holding back when it comes to Justin Fields.

Lombardi was one of the first analysts to turn on former Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky. This may be a major turnoff to some Bears fans and readers, but Lombardi isn’t saying anything different about Fields from what talent evaluators with other teams have said for quite some time. They just haven’t seen Fields perform as a passer.

Lombardi spent the first third of his podcast, “The GM Shuffle,” last week describing in great length the issues Fields and the offense have in the aftermath of the quarterback’s comments Wednesday, which included a reference to “coaching” when explaining why he thought he has been thinking too much. Lombardi went back and forth with co-host Femi Abefefe, who has been a supporter of Fields. This is as raw as it gets to criticism of the quarterback.

“I don’t understand how Justin Fields became this guy everyone wants to run and defend,” Lombardi said. “Does anybody watch the tape? Here is the question I want to ask you. You get your headset on. You get your play sheet. You call plays for this guy. Because if you and I sat down and watched tape, and if we watched that Bears game against Tampa and we watched it closely and I showed you exactly what Luke Getsy called in the game and what (Fields) didn’t throw and what he didn’t do, you would say, ‘Well, it’s hard to call plays for this guy.’

“That’s why (Getsy) calls so many screens. Because Getsy knows at least he can complete a screen. Can we stop the nonsense, please? He’s throwing the coaches under the bus because he knows he’s got a sympathetic audience in Twitter. Now, he peeled it back. But who cares? He’s 5-22. He misses open receivers. He doesn’t throw to receivers. He leads the league in negative plays. At some point, when does somebody say, ‘It’s the player’? What scheme are you going to run? What plays are you going to call for this guy? What plays are you calling? If you’re Ryan Poles and you’re sitting up there in the press box and you want to blame Luke Getsy, and you can blame him, but the next guy coming in will get fired too.

“Here’s what I want to know: When did he play loose? When did he play his game over the last 27 starts? Tell me what tape I should go watch of him playing himself that doesn’t involve running around. I will be happy to watch it. When you’re complaining about the play calling, you’re complaining about the pass plays. Got a guy running wide open down the seam, he just holds the ball and takes a sack. Got a guy wide open in the flat, he throws it 5 yards in the dirt. They call all sticks and he throws it into the middle. They’re calling stuff to get completions. He’s looking at his play sheet saying, ‘What am I gonna call?’ You can’t defend this guy.”


Lombardi went on to explain Fields isn’t mastering basic passing concepts with any consistency and it is hamstringing the entire operation.

“Even when he’s given high-low reads, he doesn’t throw it,” Lombardi said. “He doesn’t trust his accuracy. His accuracy is a disaster. He can’t control the football, and if you watch his motion at Ohio State, I said this when he came out. If Tom Brady were to evaluate all of the quarterbacks in that draft, Fields would have been the least he liked because his motion is all over the place. It isn’t tight enough. He might hit one. He’s gonna miss two.

“Quarterbacks have to be accurate, and accuracy is not defined by completions. Accuracy is defined by location of the football based on the route, and he doesn’t trust his accuracy. So he’s scared to throw the ball sometimes. He just doesn’t make any plays. He gets sacked all the time. This is not a fender bender that he’s getting sacked so much. It’s been happening forever. It’s been a pattern of reckless sacks forever. It’s not like he’s completed 80% of his passes and now he’s down to 55. This is pretty much what we saw last year.

“So now all of a sudden it’s Getsy’s fault? I urge everybody, all of these guys that get on Twitter and describe the plays and go over it, you call plays for him. You get a headset on. You game plan against Todd Bowles and his defense and you start calling plays and you tell me what you’re going to get. Once you take away clear dig, indigo — that’s the first play of the game, he completed it and he completed it later to DJ Moore. Moore is frustrated. He’s wide open on a couple of plays and he can’t even get him the ball. Why do we defend Fields? Why is everyone in a rush to defend Fields? He’s had (28) games as a starter. He’s yet to produce quality quarterback play as a thrower.”

There was more from Lombardi. You probably get the gist of it.

9. ‘Talent’ and ‘zero give-up’: What Chiefs players thought about the Bears.

I went to the Chiefs locker room after the game to get a sense of what they thought about the Bears in the week leading up to the game.

“We know the type of talent that they have on that team and we know teams in this situation, if you let them breathe life, it’s the NFL,” safety Justin Reid said. “Any given Sunday something can happen. We prepared for them, the type of team we know they could be and possibly still can be later in the season. Which is to have Justin Fields be your starting quarterback, run all over the schoolyard, make all the throws and then their wide receivers and their skill groups balling out, running routes and making catches. So we were preparing to take them as seriously as we could because we want to play up to our standards at all times.”

Wait a minute. When has Reid seen Fields making throws all over the field before?

“I’ve seen his tape from college and I don’t ever judge a man off what the last game is,” he said. “I try to judge a man by what his ceiling is. We’re the defending Super Bowl champs. We’re going to get everybody’s best shot regardless.”

For backup offensive lineman Nick Allegretti, there’s a personal nature to it. He graduated from Lincoln-Way East and played at Illinois before the Chiefs drafted him in the seventh round in 2019. Everyone he grew up with — family and friends — are Bears fans. He was too.

“It’s hard for them,” Allegretti said. “I’ll be honest with you. They love watching me have success. It’s been nice for them to have me on the Chiefs so they can watch me because it’s been tough for Bears fans.

“I’ll tell you what, that team today played their ass off, though. They’ve got a lot of stuff to figure out, obviously. You watch them and they are physical and they play hard for 60 minutes. That’s hard to do when you have a lopsided score like that. A lot of teams give up in a game like that. There was zero give-up.

“It’s tough, though. I’m trying to be careful here. I was a Bears fan before I got to the league. I was an Olin Kreutz and Roberto Garza guy. Those are my guys. They’re the reason I play offensive line. Obviously, genetics play a part too.”

10. How important is Sunday’s game against the Broncos?

I’m not going to try to build this matchup of 0-3 teams into something it is not. But the Bears have not started a season 0-4 since 2000 and have done so only four times in the Super Bowl era.

“The challenges that come with losing a game like that … we just have another opportunity to bounce back next week,” wide receiver Chase Claypool said. “Us and Denver are in a similar position coming off a pretty bad loss (the Broncos lost 70-20 at Miami), so the next game will be a big determinant of what kind of team we are.”

10a. What do the next two months or so look like? Check out the next seven opponents:

10b. Ten tackles for rookie cornerback Terell Smith with one tackle for a loss and a pass deflection. The fifth-round pick got substantial playing time with Jaylon Johnson and Tyrique Stevenson going out. It will be interesting to see what the coaches think of his tape. Smith was having a solid start to training camp when some soft-tissue injuries knocked him off a little bit.

10c. Alshon Jeffery, a second-round pick in 2012, had his No. 1 jersey retired by South Carolina on Saturday night. Jeffery is third on the Bears all-time receiving list with 4,549 yards, amassed in five seasons.

Dish: pineapple bottom-side-up sundaes

Pineapple Upside-Down Sundaes
1/2 (10 3/4 ounce) all-butter extra pound cake, see note
1 (15 1/4 ounce) can pineapple details crammed in juice
1 tbsp butter
1/2 mug light brownish sugar, loaded
1/4 mug brandy, see note
2 tbsps orange juice
6 scoops costs vanilla gelato

Utilizing a sharp blade, reduced the icy cake in fifty percent. Cut the still-frozen cake fifty percent right into 6 pieces. Area a piece of cake on each of 6 treat plates.

Drain pipes the pineapple, booking the juice for one more usage (see note). Allot.

Include the brownish sugar, brandy and also orange juice. Include the scheduled pineapple bits. Boil 2 mins, mixing sometimes, to somewhat enlarge the sauce.

To offer, put an inside story of gelato over each piece of cake and also spoon the sauce equally on the top. As soon as, offer at.

Offers 6.

Chef’s note: In screening, we utilized the tiniest dimension Sara Lee icy extra pound cake, which is 10 3/4 ounces. It must maintain icy for an additional month if you cover the extra fifty percent in plastic cover as well as after that in aluminum foil.

For an alcohol-free sauce, alternative 1/4 mug of the pineapple juice drained pipes from the fruit as opposed to the brandy.

Nourishment worths per offering: 329 calories (32 percent from fat), 12 g fat (7 g filled), 48 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 3 g healthy protein, 53 mg cholesterol, 160 mg salt

Get rid of the still-frozen extra pound cake from the aluminum foil frying pan. Utilizing a sharp blade, reduced the icy cake in fifty percent. Cut the still-frozen cake fifty percent right into 6 pieces. Area a piece of cake on each of 6 treat plates. Include the scheduled pineapple bits.

Revolutionizing Agricultural Consultancy Through E-commerce

In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, e-commerce has revolutionized numerous industries, including agriculture. With the rise of online platforms and marketplaces, farmers and agricultural businesses now have unprecedented access to a range of tools and resources that can enhance productivity, streamline operations, and drive market growth. This article explores the transformative impact of e-commerce on agricultural consultancy, highlighting the potential it holds for improving productivity, market power, and supply chain management. Join us as we delve into the world of agricultural e-commerce and unveil the endless possibilities it offers to farmers and agri-businesses alike.
E-commerce has emerged as a game-changer in agriculture, transforming the way farmers and agricultural businesses operate in the 21st century. Through the power of technology, online platforms have become a one-stop destination for farmers seeking expert advice, innovative solutions, and market access. No longer are they limited to local resources and expertise; instead, they can tap into a global network of agricultural consultants, suppliers, and buyers at the click of a button.
But what exactly is driving this revolution in agricultural consultancy through e-commerce? And how does it translate into real-world benefits for farmers and agri-businesses? In the following sections, we will explore the impact of e-commerce on productivity, market power, and supply chain management in the agricultural sector. We will also examine the potential of e-commerce to enhance farm performance, improve consumer welfare, and shape the future of agriculture as we know it. So, fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an exciting journey into the world of agricultural e-commerce. The possibilities are endless, and the benefits are just waiting to be discovered.

Impact of E-commerce on Productivity in the Agricultural Sector

E-commerce has revolutionized the way we buy and sell products, and its impact is not limited to the retail industry. In recent years, the agricultural sector has seen a significant transformation due to the integration of e-commerce platforms into its operations.

With the advent of e-commerce, farmers and agricultural producers now have access to a wider market reach and can directly connect with consumers. This shift in the distribution model has had a profound impact on productivity in the agricultural sector. Here are some key ways in which e-commerce has influenced productivity in this industry:

Streamlined Distribution Process

Traditionally, farmers would rely on intermediaries such as wholesalers and retailers to sell their produce to the end consumer. This process often led to inefficiencies, increased costs, and delayed delivery times. However, with the rise of e-commerce platforms specifically designed for the agricultural sector, farmers can bypass these middlemen and sell their products directly to customers.

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Access to a Larger Customer Base

One of the most significant advantages of e-commerce in the agricultural sector is the ability for farmers to tap into a larger customer base. Through online platforms, farmers are no longer limited to selling their products locally. They can now reach customers in different cities, states, or even countries.

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Improved Market Efficiency

E-commerce platforms also contribute to improved market efficiency in the agricultural sector. These platforms provide real-time information on supply and demand, allowing farmers to make informed decisions about production and pricing.

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Direct Consumer Feedback

Another way in which e-commerce enhances productivity in the agricultural sector is through direct consumer feedback. With traditional distribution channels, farmers had limited interaction and feedback from end consumers. However, e-commerce platforms offer a direct line of communication between farmers and customers.

Farmers can receive feedback, reviews, and suggestions from consumers, allowing them to improve their products based on customer preferences. This direct feedback loop enables farmers to produce crops and goods that meet market demand more effectively, leading to higher productivity.

In conclusion, the integration of e-commerce into the agricultural sector has had a profound impact on productivity. By streamlining distribution, accessing a larger customer base, improving market efficiency, and receiving direct consumer feedback, e-commerce has transformed the way farmers operate and has bolstered productivity in the agricultural sector.

Potential of E-commerce in Agriculture

The potential of e-commerce in the agricultural sector is immense, offering numerous benefits and opportunities for farmers, businesses, and consumers alike. With the increasing digitization of the global economy, e-commerce has emerged as a game-changer for the agriculture industry. Let’s take a closer look at some key aspects that highlight the potential of e-commerce in agriculture.

Fragmented Nature of Agriculture

Agriculture is a highly fragmented sector, characterized by numerous small-scale farmers and dispersed markets. This fragmentation often poses challenges in terms of market access, distribution, and logistics. However, e-commerce provides a solution by connecting farmers directly with buyers, breaking down geographical barriers, and enabling efficient supply chain management. This direct-to-consumer approach ensures that farmers can reach a wider customer base and obtain fair prices for their produce.

Reduction of Intermediate Links

Traditional agricultural supply chains involve multiple intermediaries such as wholesalers, distributors, and retailers. These intermediate links often lead to increased costs, delays in delivery, and reduced profit margins for farmers. E-commerce platforms eliminate the need for these intermediaries, allowing farmers to sell their products directly to consumers or businesses. By doing so, agricultural producers can streamline their operations, reduce costs, and maximize their profits.

According to (source), “The combination of agricultural product marketing and e-commerce reduces intermediate links in the sales process, facilitating the flow of goods from producers to consumers.”

Historical Role of E-commerce in Agriculture

Contrary to popular belief, e-commerce has been an integral part of the agricultural sector for several decades. In fact, it has played pivotal roles in areas such as grain trading, where online platforms have revolutionized the way farmers buy and sell their grain. These platforms provide farmers with transparent pricing, access to a global market, and enhanced liquidity. Moreover, e-commerce has facilitated the introduction of new agricultural technologies and improved information-sharing among farmers.

(Source) mentions that “E-commerce has existed in agriculture for at least two to three decades, contributing significantly to the growth and development of the sector.”

In conclusion, e-commerce holds tremendous potential in revolutionizing the agricultural sector. By leveraging digital platforms, farmers can overcome the challenges of fragmentation, reduce the dependency on intermediaries, and enhance their profitability. As the agricultural industry continues to embrace e-commerce, it is crucial for stakeholders to adapt to this evolving landscape and leverage the opportunities it presents for growth and sustainability.

Market Power and Income Improvement

As the world continues to embrace the digital revolution, the impact of e-commerce on various industries is becoming increasingly evident. In the agricultural sector, the rise of online marketplaces and direct-to-consumer channels has brought about significant changes, particularly in terms of market power and income improvement. This article will explore how the erosion of agri-business firms’ market power and the increasing income opportunities for farmers are shaping the industry.

Erosion of Agri-business Firms’ Market Power

Traditionally, agri-business firms held significant market power due to their control over distribution channels and intermediary networks. They were able to dictate prices and exert dominance over both farmers and consumers. However, the advent of e-commerce has disrupted this status quo.

With the introduction of online platforms, consumers now have the ability to easily compare prices, access a wide range of options, and make informed purchasing decisions. This shift in power has compelled agri-business firms to be more competitive in terms of pricing, quality, and customer service. Companies that fail to adapt to this new landscape risk losing market share to more agile and digitally savvy competitors.

Increasing Income for Farmers

While the erosion of agri-business firms’ market power brings benefits for consumers, it also presents significant income improvement opportunities for farmers. By selling their produce through online channels, farmers can bypass intermediaries and establish direct connections with consumers. This cuts out the middlemen and allows farmers to capture a larger portion of the value chain, resulting in higher profits.

Moreover, e-commerce platforms provide farmers with increased visibility and access to a wider customer base. Instead of being limited to the local market, farmers can now reach consumers across different regions and even international markets. This expanded reach not only helps farmers diversify their revenue streams but also reduces their vulnerability to price fluctuations and market uncertainties.

Unlocking the Potential to Eradicate Rural Poverty

The impact of e-commerce in agri-business enterprises extends beyond individual income improvements. It has the potential to uplift entire rural communities and eradicate poverty in China. By empowering farmers to sell their products directly to consumers at fair prices, e-commerce platforms are bridging the gap between rural and urban areas. This, in turn, promotes inclusive economic growth and contributes to the overall development of the country.

Furthermore, the digital infrastructure supporting e-commerce in rural areas helps connect farmers with valuable resources such as information, training, and financial services. This enables them to enhance productivity, adopt modern farming techniques, and overcome longstanding challenges related to lack of access and awareness.

In conclusion, the introduction of e-commerce in the agricultural sector has had a transformative impact on market power dynamics and income opportunities. As agri-business firms face increasing competition and consumers gain more choices, farmers are benefiting from the ability to sell directly to customers and improve their income. With the potential to eradicate rural poverty, e-commerce in agri-business enterprises has truly become a catalyst for change in China.

Impact of COVID-19 and Growing Trend

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused significant disruptions across various industries worldwide. The agricultural e-commerce sector has also witnessed its fair share of impacts. However, despite the challenges, there have been notable trends that indicate a growing shift towards online purchasing in the agricultural sector.

Moderate Impact of COVID-19 on Agricultural E-commerce

The global agricultural e-commerce market has experienced a moderate impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The restrictions on movement and social distancing measures have affected traditional agricultural markets and supply chains. Farmers faced difficulties in accessing physical stores and markets, leading to a decline in offline purchases.

However, this setback has opened up new opportunities for e-commerce platforms. With limited access to physical stores and markets, many farmers turned towards online platforms to meet their agricultural needs. As a result, agricultural e-commerce platforms experienced a surge in demand and usage, creating a new avenue for farmers to purchase their necessary supplies.

Increasing Online Purchases by Farmers

One significant trend that has emerged during the pandemic is the increasing trend of farmers purchasing crop inputs online. This shift towards online purchasing reflects the growing acceptance and reliance on digital platforms in the agricultural sector.

Farmers are recognizing the convenience and benefits that online purchasing offers. Here are some reasons why farmers are embracing agricultural e-commerce:

  • Convenience: Farmers can now browse and purchase their required crop inputs from the comfort of their homes or fields, saving time and effort.
  • Access to a Wide Range of Products: Online platforms offer a diverse range of agricultural products, allowing farmers to choose from different brands, varieties, and prices.
  • Price Comparisons: Farmers can compare prices across multiple platforms, ensuring they get the best deal for their inputs.
  • Doorstep Delivery: Online platforms provide the convenience of doorstep delivery, saving farmers from the hassle of physically transporting their purchases.
  • Availability of Information: E-commerce platforms often provide detailed information about the products, including usage instructions, reviews, and ratings, enabling farmers to make informed decisions.

The increased online purchasing behavior by farmers highlights the potential of agricultural e-commerce platforms. This trend is not just a temporary consequence of the pandemic but could shape the future of the agricultural sector, even beyond the current crisis.

In summary, while the COVID-19 pandemic has moderately impacted the global agricultural e-commerce market, it has also accelerated a growing trend of farmers purchasing their crop inputs online. The convenience, accessibility, and wide range of products available through e-commerce platforms have contributed to this shift. As the agricultural sector continues to navigate the challenges brought about by the pandemic, it is crucial to recognize and adapt to the evolving landscape of agricultural e-commerce.

Enhancing Farm Performance and Market Potential

The adoption of e-commerce in the agricultural sector has the potential to revolutionize farm performance and open up new avenues for market growth. With the global B2B e-commerce market in agriculture projected to reach a staggering $11.86 billion by 2030, there has never been a better time for farmers to leverage digital platforms to their advantage[1].

Enhancing Farm Performance

Farmers can benefit in numerous ways by embracing e-commerce as part of their business model. Let’s take a closer look at some of the advantages:

  • Increased Efficiency: By transitioning to an e-commerce platform, farmers can streamline their operations and automate various processes. This saves time and resources, allowing for better allocation of manpower and improved overall efficiency.
  • Expanded Market Reach: Traditional agricultural markets are often limited by geographical constraints. However, with e-commerce, farmers can transcend these boundaries and tap into a vast global market. This allows them to access a larger customer base and increase sales opportunities.
  • Real-Time Market Insights: E-commerce platforms provide farmers with valuable data and analytics, allowing them to make informed decisions about pricing, inventory management, and market trends. By monitoring consumer behavior and demand patterns, farmers can optimize their supply chain and stay competitive in the market.
  • Lower Transaction Costs: Traditional agricultural markets often come with high transaction costs due to intermediaries and transportation expenses. With e-commerce, farmers can directly connect with buyers, eliminating the need for middlemen and reducing overall transaction costs.

By adopting e-commerce practices, farmers can unlock these benefits and enhance their farm performance in a rapidly evolving market.

Potential of $11.86 Billion B2B E-commerce Market

The global B2B e-commerce market in agriculture is poised for tremendous growth. According to industry reports, this market is projected to reach $11.86 billion by 2030[1]. This substantial figure highlights the immense opportunities available for farmers who choose to embrace e-commerce.

With the agricultural sector adapting to the digital landscape, farmers can leverage online platforms to connect with buyers and suppliers, both domestically and internationally. The B2B e-commerce market offers a range of opportunities, including:

  • Access to a Diverse Customer Base: E-commerce platforms provide farmers with access to a wide range of potential buyers, including wholesalers, retailers, and even end consumers. This opens up new markets and expands business horizons.
  • Facilitating Direct Trade: E-commerce eliminates middlemen and fosters direct trade between farmers and buyers. This not only enhances transparency but also ensures fair pricing and higher profits for farmers.
  • Value-Added Services: E-commerce platforms often offer value-added services such as logistics, financing, and market insights. These additional services can further enhance farm performance and improve the overall business ecosystem for farmers.

In conclusion, the incorporation of e-commerce in the agricultural sector has the potential to uplift farm performance and unlock new market opportunities. As the B2B e-commerce market in agriculture continues to grow, farmers should consider embracing digital platforms to thrive in an increasingly competitive global market.

[1]: source

Improving Supply Chain Management and Consumer Welfare

When it comes to improving the efficiency of supply chain management and enhancing consumer welfare, e-commerce has proven to be a game-changer. By leveraging technology and innovative solutions, e-commerce platforms are streamlining traditional processes and bringing about positive change in the way goods are produced, distributed, and consumed.

Reducing Waste and Integrated Supply Chain Management

One of the significant advantages of e-commerce in supply chain management is its potential to reduce waste. With integrated supply chain management systems, e-commerce platforms are able to optimize various aspects of the supply chain, resulting in reduced inefficiencies and wastage. Here’s how this works:

  • Inventory Management: E-commerce platforms enable sellers to have real-time visibility of inventory levels, ensuring that products are only produced or ordered as per demand. By minimizing over-production, businesses can significantly reduce waste and excess stock.
  • Logistics Optimization: E-commerce streamlines the logistics process by leveraging data and analytics to optimize routes, reduce transportation costs, and improve delivery speed. This not only lowers the environmental impact but also reduces the chances of product damage or spoilage during transit.
  • Reverse Logistics: E-commerce platforms also facilitate the management of product returns, allowing for efficient reverse logistics. This helps reduce waste by ensuring that returned items are processed correctly, minimizing landfill waste or unnecessary disposal.

By implementing integrated supply chain management systems, e-commerce platforms are contributing to a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to commerce.

Disrupting Agriculture Supply Value Chain

Another area where e-commerce has the potential to make a significant impact is in the agriculture sector. In certain regions, e-commerce platforms have the ability to disrupt the traditional agriculture supply value chain by bypassing intermediaries and connecting farmers directly with consumers. Here are a few ways in which this disruption occurs:

  • Direct Farm-to-Consumer Selling: E-commerce platforms provide farmers with the opportunity to sell their produce directly to consumers, eliminating the need for intermediaries such as wholesalers or retailers. This allows farmers to receive fair prices for their goods and consumers to enjoy fresh, locally sourced produce.
  • Increased Market Access: E-commerce platforms provide farmers, especially small-scale and remote farmers, with a broader market reach, thereby increasing their potential customer base. This helps them diversify their income sources and reduces their dependence on local markets.
  • Simplified Trading Approaches: E-commerce in agriculture simplifies the trading process by enabling transparent transactions, reducing barriers to entry, and providing a level playing field for both small and large farmers. This brings about fair competition and ensures that consumers have access to a wider variety of products.
  • Streamlined Agricultural Processes: E-commerce platforms also offer tools and technologies that help farmers streamline their operations, such as supply chain tracking, smart agriculture tools, and access to market intelligence. These resources empower farmers to make data-driven decisions and optimize their agricultural practices.

With the growing potential for e-commerce to boost growth and improve consumer welfare in the agricultural sector, it is clear that this digital transformation is reshaping the way goods are produced, distributed, and consumed, ultimately leading to a more efficient and sustainable supply chain.


In conclusion, the impact of e-commerce on the agricultural sector cannot be underestimated. The potential of e-commerce in agriculture is vast, with the ability to revolutionize agricultural consultancy and improve productivity. E-commerce not only reduces intermediate links but also erodes the market power of agri-business firms, leading to increased income for farmers. COVID-19 has further accelerated the growth of agricultural e-commerce, with farmers increasingly relying on online purchases.

By utilizing e-commerce, farmers can enhance their farm performance and tap into the potential of the $11.86 billion B2B e-commerce market in agriculture. Additionally, e-commerce improves supply chain management, reduces waste, and disrupts the agriculture supply value chain, ultimately benefiting both farmers and consumers.

With the goal of sustainability and efficiency in mind, companies like CropWater play a crucial role in the agricultural sector. Our expertise in agricultural water management enables us to provide tools and services that help farmers make informed decisions about water use, leading to increased crop productivity and water conservation. To learn more about our services, visit CropWater.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can e-commerce revolutionize agricultural consultancy?

    E-commerce can revolutionize agricultural consultancy by providing a platform for agricultural consultants to offer their services online. This allows farmers and individuals in the agricultural industry to easily access and avail consultancy services from anywhere, saving time and resources.

  2. What are the benefits of using e-commerce for agricultural consultancy?

    Using e-commerce for agricultural consultancy brings benefits such as increased accessibility, convenience, and efficiency. It allows consultants to reach a wider audience, offer their services 24/7, and provide personalized recommendations and solutions.

  3. How can agricultural consultants utilize e-commerce platforms?

    Agricultural consultants can utilize e-commerce platforms by creating an online presence through websites or online marketplaces. They can list their services, provide information about their expertise, offer online consultations or packages, and engage with clients through messaging or video calls.

  4. Is e-commerce suitable for all types of agricultural consultancy?

    E-commerce is suitable for various types of agricultural consultancy, including but not limited to crop consulting, soil testing, livestock management, pest control, and sustainable farming practices. It provides a versatile platform for consultants to offer their expertise.

  5. What challenges can arise when implementing e-commerce in agricultural consultancy?

    Challenges can include building an online presence, marketing and reaching the target audience, integrating payment gateways, ensuring data security and privacy, and managing logistics associated with physical products such as fertilizers or equipment.

Ka’Deem Carey, Tristan Bushey, Jessica Alvarez, Adriana Pacheco and Melanie Merrill earned collegiate recognitions |

Former Cienega standout Tristan Bushey was named Offensive Player of the Week for Simpson after the tight end had eight receptions for 56 yards against Wartburg.

Former Canyon del Oro and Arizona running back Ka’Deem Carey was named No. 7 on the All-time Top 10 running backs in the Pac-10/12 era by SuperWestSports.

Former Tucson standout Jessica Alvarez was named ACCAC D-II Player of the Week for Pima after she scored three goals and had one assist for the week. She netted two goals in Pima’s win over GateWay Community College and scored one goal in their win at Paradise Valley Community College. Alvarez has played in five games and has eight points.

Former Cienega standout Adriana Pacheco was named ACCAC D-II Goalie of the Week for Pima after she played 104 minutes at the net giving up no goals and had four saves. Pacheco has played and started in four games so far this season and recorded 16 saves in 284 minutes of play.

Former Ironwood Ridge standout Melanie Merrill was named ACCAC D-I Volleyball Player of the Week for Eastern Arizona after she tallied eight kills in four sets last week to lead the Gila Monsters to a pair of wins. Merrill had eight kills in the 3-0 win over Central Arizona in the Gila Monsters’ second win of the week.

This list will be updated all year in an effort to recognize all former local prep stars who have gone on to win either academic and/or athletic awards at the next level. These are not high school awards but collegiate and professional recognitions. NOT CHAMPIONSHIPS. If you are aware of anything I have missed along the way, please let me know. [email protected]

Portions from news release.

218 athletes have been recognized for 2023 – we had 201 athletes recognized in 2022.

Tristan Bushey/Football
Offensive Player of the Week (9/25)

Ka’Deem Carey/Football
Canyon del Oro/Arizona
Superwestsports Pac-12 Top 10 RB (9/26)

Melanie Merrill/Volleyball
Ironwood Ridge/Eastern Arizona
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (9/26)

Jessica Alvarez/Soccer
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (9/27)

Adriana Pacheco/Soccer
ACCAC D-II Golie of the Week (9/27)

Abraham Valenzuela/Track and Field
Palo Verde/Pima
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
ACCAC Runner of the Week (9/8)

Lathan Ransom/Football
Salpointe/Ohio State
Defensive Player of the Game (8/24)

Gabe Escalera/Golf
GPAC All-Conference (5/11)
GPAC Golfer of the Week (8/13)

Anthony Carpenter/Football
Pueblo/Nebraska Wesleyan
ARC Special Team Player of the Week (9/18)

Tommy Silva/Soccer
Pac-12 Preseason Team (8/22)
TopDrawerSoccer Preseason No. 6 (8/23)

Trey Naughton/Football
Salpointe/Western Kentucky
Special Teams Player of the Week (9/13)

Hope Hisey/Soccer
Canyon del Oro/Arizona
Pac-12 Keeper of the Week Nominee (8/22)
Pac-12 Keeper of the Week Nominee (8/28)
Pac-12 Keeper of the Week (9/11)

Annie Johnston Sullivan/Softball
Santa Rita/Northwestern State
Northwestern State Hall of Fame (8/17)

Cody Raetzman/Football
Salpointe/Minot State
Scout Team Player of the Week (9/11)

Matteo Mele/Football
Pac-12 Lineman of the Week Nominee (9/11)

Jordan Thomas/Football
Canyon del Oro/Fort Lewis
Defensive Player of the Game (9/4)

Rumur Rouille/Volleyball
Ironwood Ridge/Long Island
LIU Most Improved Player (4/26)
NEC Prime Performers (8/29)

Solaris Graves/Soccer
Ironwood Ridge/Pima
NJCAA Player of the Week (8/30)

Ashley Robinson/Volleyball
Cienega/Cal State San Bernardino
CCAA Preseason Watchlist (8/22)

Sasha Ross/Volleyball
Canyon del Oro/ Pima
NMMI All-Tournament Team (8/22)

Delaney Schnell/Diving
Pac 12 Diver of the Week (1/17)
Pac 12 Diver of the Week (1/24)
Pac 12 Diver of the Week (2/7)
Pac-12 Diver of the Meet (2/25)
Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year (2/24)
NCAA 1-Meter All-American (3/16)
NCAA 3-Meter All-American (3/17)
NCAA Platform All-American (3/18)
First Team Academic All-America (3/20)
Pac 12 Diver of the Year (3/23)
Arizona Ruby Award (4/24)
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)
Pac-12 Tom Hansen Award (6/29)
Pac-12 Woman of the Year (8/16)

Spencer Packard/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Arkansas Travelers
Texas League Player of the Week (8/14)

Jaymon Cervantes/Baseball
Empire/Tucson Saguaros
Pecos League All-Star (7/9)
Pecos League Mountain Division Pitcher of the Year (8/6)

Travis Cole/Baseball
Sahuaro/Christian Brothers/Tucson Saguaros
Gulf South Pitcher of the Week (3/28)
Pecos League All-Stars (7/9)

Angel Addleman/Basketball
Palo Verde/Pima
All-ACCAC 2ND TEAM (3/4)
NJCAA All-Region D-II 2nd Team (3/2)
NJCAA Region II Tourney MVP (3/11)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Jace Boren/Track and Field
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Mia Casadei/Softball
Tanque Verde/Pima
Lawrence R. Toledo Leadership Award (5/22)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Sophia Duran/Soccer
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Analisa Gomez/Softball
Rincon/UHS/ Pima
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Christina Shaffer/Volleyball
Pusch Ridge/Pima
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Tristan Spalding/Track
Palo Verde/PIma
1st Team All-ACCAC (3/31)
2nd Team All-ACCAC (3/31)
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Iyannah Tolliver/Track & Field/XC
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
NJCAA All-Academic Cross Country (7/17)
NJCAA All-Academic Track (7/17)

Alessandro Castro/Baseball
Pusch Ridge/Pima
Lawrence R. Toledo Leadership Award (5/22)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Jazlyn Felix/Softball
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Maria Galloway/Softball
Pima Community College
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Melissa Galloway/Softball
Pima Community College
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Fernado Garate/Soccer
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Savannah Gutierrez/Soccer
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Angelica Martinez/Golf
2nd Team All-ACCAC (4/10)
All-Region (4/10)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Myranda Moreno/Golf
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Andrew Stucky/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Pima
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (4/4)
ACCAC Player of the Year (5/1)
First Team All-ACCAC (5/1)
First Team All-Region (5/1)
NJCAA All-American (6/12)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Makylee Wilson/Volleyball
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Angelina Amparano/Soccer
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Annika Arvayo/Track and Field
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Dillon Arvayo/Decathlon
Mountain View/Pima
NJCAA All-American (5/19)
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Michael Glaser/Track
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Will Grobe/Track & Field
Catalina Foothills/Pima
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Pablo Gutierrez/Basketball
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Andres Gutierrez-Rembao/Soccer
San Miguel/Pima
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Caitlin Maher/Soccer
Catalina Foothill/Pima
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Madison Fillman-Moreno/Softball
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Analee Oropeza/Soccer
Ironwood Ridge/Pima
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Joey Reynolds/Soccer
Mountain View/Pima
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Kayley Yanez/Golf
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Angelina De Leon/Soccer
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Mackenzie Barney/Softball
Mountain View/Arizona Western
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Mario Bejarano/Baseball
Tucson/Central Arizona
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

GiGi Garcia/Softball
Marana/Arizona Western
ACCAC Player of the Week (3/9)
ACCAC Player of the Week (4/26)
ACCAC Second Team (5/9)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)
NJCAA All-Academic (7/17)

Laura Pimienta/Soccer
Mountain View/Arizona/FC Tucson Women
West Region All-Conference (8/9)

Paloma Teran/Soccer
Salpointe/Metro State/FC Tucson Women
West Region All-Conference (8/9)

Allie Skaggs/Softball
Ironwood Ridge/Arizona
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)
All-Pac-12 Preseason Team (2/1)
Softball America Preseason 1st Team (1/31)
Pac-12 Player of the Week Nominee (3/13)
Arizona Junior of the Year (4/24)
Pac 12 Defender of the Year (5/10)
Pac 12 All-Defensive Team (5/10)
Pac 12 First Team (5/10)
Academic All-District (5/16)
NFCA West Region Second Team (5/18)
NFCA Rawlings Gold Glove (5/31)
Academic First Team All-American (6/6)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Izzy Pacho/Softball
Ironwood Ridge/Arizona
Academic All-District (5/16)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Yannira Acuña/Softball
Salpointe ASU
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)
All-Pac-12 Preseason Team (2/1)
Softball America Preseason 1st Team (1/31)
Pac 12 First Team (5/10)
Academic All-District (5/16)
NFCA West Region First Team (5/18)
NFCA Second Team All-American (5/31)
Academic First Team All-American (6/6)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Kate Mason/Softball
Catalina Foothills/Creighton
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Kristiana Watson/Softball
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Julia Holt/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Howard
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Ana Rodriguez/Softball
Tucson/New Mexico State
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Zaylie Calderon/Softball
Mountain View/UTEP
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Taylor Montgomery/Softball
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Jessie Niegocki/Softball
Mountain View/Rider
Extra Inning Softball Top 15 (1/17)
All-MAAC Team (5/9)
MAAC All-Academic (5/9)
Academic All-District (5/16)
NFCA Northeast Region First Team (5/18)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Laneya Wright/Softball
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Cassie Castaneda/Softball
Sabino/North Dakota
Summit League Players to Watch (2/8)
All-Summit League First Team (5/9)
Defensive Player of the Year (5/9)
All-Summit League Academic (6/7)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Ellessa Bonstrom/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Utah
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)
All-Pac-12 Preseason Team (2/1)
Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/13)
Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/20)
Pac 12 First Team (5/10)
NFCA Pacific Region Second Team (5/18)
Pac 12 Tom Hansen Award (6/29)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Ashley Bradford/Softball
Sahuaro/Colorado Mesa
NFCA Scholar-Athlete (6/28)
All-South Central Region (5/13)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

JoKaira Paredes/Softball
Sunnyside/Eastern New Mexico
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Kianna Galindo/Softball
Sahuarita/Eastern New Mexico
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Vanessa Candito/Softball
Empire/Regis University
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Megan Clark/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Regis University
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Isabella Porter/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Regis University
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Miia Campos/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Regis
RMAC Player of the Week (3/28)
RMAC Academic Honor Roll (4/27)
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Reya Adkins/Softball
Benson/Western New Mexico
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Laryssa Morales/Softball
Cienega/Western New Mexico
NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete (8/1)

Ryan Garcia/Baseball
RMAC Player of the Week (4/11)
Five Tool Collegiate Pitcher of the Game (5/31)

Jordan Morgan/Football
Preseason All-Pac 12 Second Team (7/18)

George Arias/Baseball
Tucson Arizona
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Summer McDonough/Beach Volleyball
Pusch Ridge/Arizona
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Miranda Erro/Beach Volleyball
Ironwood Ridge/Arizona
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Alex Parkhurst/Beach Volleyball
Pac-12 Pair of the Week Nominee (2/28)
Academic All-District (5/23)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Olivia Rubio/Beach Volleyball
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Abby Russell/Beach Volleyball
Pack 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Maya Benita/Golf
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Dominic Gehr/Track Multis
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Ayden Schilb/Track
Pac 12 Honor Roll

Diego Marquez/Track
Arizona Community Service Award (4/24)
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Katie Daily/Jumps
Flowing Wells/Arizona
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)
USTFCCCA D-I All-Academic (7/13)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Grace Hala’ufia/Throws
Mountain View/Arizona
Arizona Valedictorian (4/24)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Tenley Hughes/Track
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Sabina Romero/Jumps
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Devyn Netz/Softball
Ironwood Ridge/Arizona
Pac-12 Player of the Week (2/27)
Pac-12 Player of the Week Nominee (3/20)
Pac 12 Second Team (5/10)
Academic All-District (5/16)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Turner Washington/Throws
Canyon del Oro/ASU
Pac-12 Field Athlete of the Week (4/4)
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)
Pac 12 Scholar-Athletes of the Year (5/13)
Academic All-District (5/31)
NCAA Outdoor Shot Put All-American (6/7)
NCAA Outdoor Discus All-American (6/9)
USTFCCCA Shot Put All-American (6/12)
USTFCCCA Discus All-American (6/12)
USTFCCCA West Region Athlete of the Year (6/12)
Pac 12 Tom Hansen Award (6/29)
USTFCCCA D-I All-Academic (7/13)
Pac 12 Honor Roll (7/10)

Kenzie Fowler Quinn/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Broadcaster
Golden Mic Best Analyst Nominee (7/13)

Sammy Nettling/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Broadcaster
Golden Mic Breakout Star of the Year Nominee (7/13)
Golden Mic Best Studio Analyst Nominee (7/13)

Mattie Fowler Burkhardt/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Broadcaster
Golden Mic Best Radio Personality Nominee (7/13)

Jack Langan/Baseball
Sabino/ Topeka Warhawks
Mid-Plains League All-Star (7/15)

Johnathon Lane/Steeplechase
Walden Grove/Pima
NJCAA All-American (5/19)
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)

Rene Felix/Track and Field
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)

David Lopez/Track and Field
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)

Candice Pocase/Pole Vault
Santa Rita/Pima
2nd Team All-ACCAC (3/31)
USTFCCCA All-Academic (7/13)

Christiana Williams/Swim
Catalina Foothills/San Diego State
MW All-Conference (2/23)
Malik Award (5/4)

Summer Westmoreland/Diving
Catalina Foothills/San Diego State
MW All-Conference (2/23)
Malik Award (5/4)

Hope Banales/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Lubbock Christian
LSC Player of the Week (3/15)
All-Lone Star Conference (5/3)
All-South Central Region (5/13)

Tristan Peterson/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Wild Things
FloBaseball’s Player of the Week (6/30)
Frontier League Player of the Week (7/3)

Alyssa Rankin/Soccer
Rincon UHS/FC Tucson Women
Player of the Match (6/30)

Angel Ortiz/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Ben Staiger/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Julian Encinas/Baseball
Amphitheater/North Central
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Dylan Bradford/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

RJ Molina/Baseball
Salpointe/Park University
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Jacob Wiltshire/Baseball
Sabino/Cochise College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Antonio Rigney/Baseball
Benson/ Hastings College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Ruben Villaescusa/Baseball
Tucson/Cochise College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Cobi Cooper/Baseball
Mountain View/Rockford University
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Shea Prahl/Baseball
Marana/Concordia College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Ramos Julio/Baseball
Nogales/New Mexico Military Institute
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Gabe Ridenour/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Dante Schindler/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Pima
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Reanan Padilla/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Justin Nichols/Baseball
Sabino/Northwest Oklahoma State
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Liam Padden/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Mercy College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Gerardo Grijalva/Baseball
Sunnyside/New Mexico JC
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Lalo Torres/Baseball
Desert View/Eastern Arizona
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Tate Williams/Baseball
Cienega/Dickinson State
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Joel Esparza/Baseball
Tombstone/Ottawa University
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Zeke Esparza/Baseball
Tombstone/Ottawa University
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Jon Enright/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Robert Lopez/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Devin Alvarez/Baseball
Sahuarita/Eastern Arizona
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (3/30)
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Marcel Lopez/Baseball
Walden Grove/Phoenix College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Logan Martin/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Carlos Molina/Baseball
Pueblo/Dickinson State
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Ruben Castro/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

John Michael Gonzalez/Baseball
Empire/Dickinson State
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Kenneth Kroese/Baseball
Tucson/Occidental College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Nomar Basurto/Baseball
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Josue Franco/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Rainy River
MCAC North All-Division 1st Team (5/18)
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Taehyung Kim/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/DeAnza College
Sun Belt College All-Star (7/2)

Justen Glad/Soccer
Catalina Foothills/Real Salt Lake
MLS Team of the Matchday (6/24)

Kiko Romero/Baseball
Canyon del Oro/Arizona
D1baseball Top 50 JUCO Transfer (1/4)
Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/13)
Pac-12 All-Conference (5/25)
Collegiate Baseball All-America (6/6)
ABCA NCAA D-I All-West Region (6-13)
ABCA NCAA D-I All-American (6/16)

Travion White-Austin/Track
Pac-12 Track Athlete of the Week Nominee (5/2)
USTFCCCA Outdoor All-American (6/12)

Paul Vasquez/Wrestling
Pueblo/Sahuarita Coach
NWCA Arizona Coach of the Year (6/15)

Ivan Villa/Baseball
Walden Grove/Central Lakes
MCAC All-Academic Team (5/12)

Leonel Villa/Baseball
Walden Grove/Central Lakes
MCAC All-Academic Team (5/12)

Breydan Carson/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Minnesota North
MCAC All-Academic Team (5/12)

Shane Erickson/Baseball
Ironwood Ridge/Rainy River
MCAC North Player of the Week (3/20)
MCAC North Player of the Week (5/8)
MCAC North All-Division 1st Team (5/18)
ABCA NJCAA All-American (6/12)
MCAC All-Academic Team (5/12)

Daniel Montana/Baseball
Cienega/North Central
UMAC All-Conference First-Team (5/16)

Christian Rodriguez/Baseball
Catalina Foothills/North Central
UMAC All-Conference Honorable Mention (5/16)

Mason White/Baseball
Collegiate Baseball Freshman All-American (6/7)

Bela Goerke/Softball
Sahuaro/South Dakota
Summit League Honorable Mention (5/9)
Academic All-District (5/16)

Kevin Jimenez/Baseball
Nogales/New Mexico State
Second Team All-WAC (5/22)

Emiliano Mata/Baseball
Douglas/Arkansas Tech
NCBWA Region Pitcher of the Week (4/5)

Elise Muñoz/Softball
ACCAC Player of the Week (3/27)
All-ACCAC First Team (5/9)
All-Region I, D-I Team (5/9)
NJCAA All-American (5/6)

Antonio Fernandez/Baseball
Sabino/McPherson College
KCAC Player of the Week (2/28)
KCAC Player of the Week (3/27)
NAIA First Team All-American (5/6)

Mariah Lopez/Softball
Pac 12 Pitcher of the Week (4/17)
Pac 12 First Team (5/10)
NFCA Pacific Region First Team (5/18)
NFCA Third Team All-American (5/31)

Isaiah Jackson/Baseball
Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (5/25)

Joel Gardner/Track
Ironwood Ridge/Pima
NJCAA All-American (3/4)
2nd Team All-ACCAC (3/31)
USTFCCCA NJCAA D-I Athlete of the Week (4/12)
NJCAA All-American (5/20)

Carlie Scupin/Softball
D1Softaball Top 100 (1/10)
USA Softball Top 50 Watch List (1/25)
All-Pac-12 Preseason Team (2/1)
Softball America Preseason 2nd Team (1/31)
Academic All-District (5/16)
NFCA West Region Second Team (5/18)

Blaise Biringer/Softball
NFCA West Region Second Team (5/18)

Logan Cole/Softball
Freshman of the Week Nominee (5/8)

Aimee Shanks/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Fort Lewis
RMAC Player of the Week Nominee (2/8)
RMAC Player of the Week Nominee (2/28)
RMAC First Team Academic All-Conference (4/27)
Academic All-District (5/16)

Isabel Tanabe/Softball
Douglas/Hastings College
Academic All-District (5/16)

Daniel Durazo/Baseball
Salpointe Arizona Christian
Academic All-District (5/16)

Cole Altherr/Baseball
Catalina Foothills/Embry-Riddle
Cal Pac Player of the Week Nomination (3/17)
Cal Pac Player of the Week Nomination (4/17)
Cal Pac All-Conference (5/2)

Vanessa Brink/Softball
Cal Pac Player of the Week Nomination (3/27)
Cal Pac Player of the Week Nomination (4/17)
Cal Pac All-Academic Team (5/3)

Leah Salas/Softball
Cal Pac Newcomer of the Year (5/2)
Cal Pac All-Conference (5/2)
Cal Pac All-Defensive Team (5/2)

Diana Miranda Montano/Softball
Cal Pac All-Conference (5/2)

Abril Nerey/Softball
Rio Rico/Park University
Cal Pac Pitcher of the Week Nominee (2/20)
Cal Pac Pitcher of the Week (2/27)
Cal Pac Pitcher of the Week (3/20)
Cal Pac Player of the Week Nomination (4/17)
Cal Pac All-Conference (5/2)

Libby Axen/Golf
Catalina Foothills/Embry-Riddle
Cal Pac All-Academic Team (4/1)

Diego Bejarano/Baseball
Cal Pac Player of the Week Nomination (3/27)

Mallory Zylinski-Wrobel/Softball
All-ACCAC Second Team (5/9)
All-Region I, D-I Team (5/9)

Asiah Bell/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Central Arizona
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (2/24)
ACCAC Third Team (5/9)

Kyana Vieux/Softball
Marana/Central Arizona
ACCAC First Team (5/9)
Division I All-Region (5/9)

Cassidy Morrow/Softball
Sahuaro/Eastern Arizona
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (3/1)
ACCAC D-I Player of the Week (4/4)
ACCAC Second Team (5/9)
Division I All-Region (5/9)

Ashley Fields/Softball
Marana/Central Arizona
ACCAC Player of the Week (2/4)
ACCAC Player of the Week (3/17)
ACCAC Third Team (5/9)

Anjolee Aguilar-Beaucage/Softball
Salpointe/North Dakota State
Summit League Player of the Week (3/6)
Summit League Second Team (5/9)

Nicole Conway/Softball
Catalina Foothills/Yale
Ivy League Honor Roll (4/10)
Ivy League Pitcher of the Week (5/1)
Academic All-Ivy Team (5/10)

Alyssa Brown/Basketball
Academic All-District (2/21)
UNLV Academic Champion (5/4)

Christian Olea/Baseball
First Team All-ACCAC (5/5)
Second Team All-Region I (5/5)

Alexis Garayzar/Softball
Lindsey Wilson/Rio Rico
Mid-South Conference First Team (5/3)

Will Menaugh/Basketball
Catalina Foothills/Arizona
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)

Madison Courney/Gymnastics
Mountain View/Arizona
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)

Taylor Alicea-Jorgensen/Swim
Catalina Foothills/Utah
Pac-12 Winter Academic Honor Roll (5/3)

Sabrina Garcia/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Central Arizona
ACCAC Player of the Week (2/4)
ACCAC Player of the Week (4/16)

Lima Magana/Softball
Canyon del Oro/Regis
RMAC Academic Honor Roll (4/27)

Levi Padilla/Baseball
RMAC Academic Honor Roll (4/27)

Roman Bravo-Young/Wrestling
Sunnyside/Penn State
NCAA All-American (3/17)
NWCA Scholar All-America (4/21)

Mackenzie McRee/Golf
Ohio MVP Award (4/23)

Luisa Chavez/Basketball
Rio Rico/Pima
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (1/25)
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (2/24)
All-ACCAC 2ND TEAM (3/4)
NJCAA All-Region D-II 1ST Team (3/2)
NJCAA 2nd Team All-American (4/4)

Jacob Rosales/Track
Walden Grove/Pima
1st Team All-ACCAC (3/31)

Orion Barger/Track
Canyon del Oro/Pima
NJCAA All-American (3/4)
2nd Team All-ACCAC (3/31)
2nd Team All-ACCAC (3/31)

Rowen Coulombe/Javelin
Mountain View/Pima
2nd Team All-ACCAC (3/31)

Landyn Lewis/Golf
Tucson/Tucson City Golf
Player Development Award (2/21)

Jade Kwinn/Track and Field
Sabino/Northern Arizona
Big Sky Athlete of the Week (3/27)

Mitchell Effing/Track and Field
Flowing Wells/Northern Arizona
Big Sky Athlete of the Week (3/27)

Jaden Bramhall/Volleyball
Cienega/ Tusculum
IVA Defensive Player of the Week (3/21)

Iliana Mendoza/Softball
Tucson/Colorado Mesa
NFCA D-II Player of the Week (3/21)

Ruby Bottai/Swim
Tucson/Colorado Mesa
CSCAA All-American (3/20)

Ashley Bradford/Softball
Sahuaro/Colorado Mesa
RMAC Player of the Week (3/14)

Sal Silva/Wrestling
Walden Grove/Southeastern
NAIA All-American (3/4)

Liam O’Brien/Baseball
Salpointe/Paradise Valley
ACCAC Pitcher of the Week (3/9)

Chris Lopez/Wrestling
Mountain View/Western Wyoming
NJCAA All-American (3/4)

Chase Verdugo/Basketball
Walden Grove/Embry-Riddle
Academic All-District (2/21)
Cal Pac Winter All-Academic (2/26)

Conner Verdugo/Basketball
Walden Grove/Embry-Riddle
Academic All-District (2/21)
Cal Pac Winter All-Academic (2/26)
Cal Pac Honorable Mention (2/26)

Jerry Carrillo/Basketball
Salpointe/Cochise Coach
ACCAC Coach of the Year (3/2)

Cesar Saenz/Basketball
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (3/1)
All-ACCAC 2ND TEAM (3/2)
NJCAA All-Region D-II 1ST Team (3/2)

Brody Boisvert/Baseball
Empire/Seward County
KJCCC West Player of the Week (2/28)

Kylee Callahan/Basketball
Salpointe/Knox College
MWC Newcomer of the Year (2/28)

Alexis Cortez/Basketball
Tucson/Bucharest Agronomy
Player of the Game (2/24)

Bryanne Olson/Basketball
Pusch Ridge/Hawaii at Hilo
Academic All-District (2/21)

Emma Morris/Basketball
Tanque Verde/Chaminade
Academic All-District (2/21)

Sam Beskind/Basketball
Catalina Foothills/Colorado School of Mines
Academic All-District (2/21)

Dominique Acosta/Basketball
ACCAC D-II Player of the Week (2/2)

Nick Gonzales/Baseball
Cienega/AA Altoona Curve
No. 8 Pittsburgh Pirate Prospect (1/17)

Dillan Baker/Basketball
ACCAC Player of the Week (1/14)

Chicago Bears vs. Kansas City Chiefs Live Score and Stats – September 24, 2023 Gametracker –

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Travis Kelce was chatting with Patrick Mahomes in practice this week when he mentioned, almost as an afterthought, that he thought Taylor Swift would take him up on his invitation to watch the Kansas City Chiefs play the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

“Some things with Travis,” Mahomes explained later, “he says it and you don’ t know if it’s true or not, he says it so calmly.”

Turns out it was true.

Mahomes and Kelce put on quite their own show for the pop star, too.

The reigning league MVP threw for 272 yards and three touchdowns, his All-Pro tight end caught seven passes and one of the scoring throws, and the Chiefs romped to a 41-10 victory over the Bears – much to the delight of their newest fan, who joyfully pounded on the glass of her Arrowhead Stadium suite throughout the afternoon.

“I haven’t gotten to meet her,” said Mahomes, who was left answering questions about Kelce and Swift’s budding relationship after his good buddy ducked out on reporters. “I guess if she ends up being with Travis, I’ll meet her at some point.”

Jerick McKinnon had a pair of touchdown catches and Isiah Pacheco and Clyde Edwards-Helaire added touchdown runs, helping the Super Bowl champion Chiefs (2-1) deal the Bears (0-3) their 13th consecutive loss dating to last season.

The game was so lopsided by the third quarter that Mahomes and most of the Chiefs’ starters got the rest of the day off.

“We got things rolling and that’s a plus against a defense that, you know, is banged up a little bit,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said.

Embattled Bears quarterback Justin Fields was 11 of 22 for 99 yards with an interception and a meaningless touchdown in the final minutes. He also led the Bears with 47 yards rushing, a good chunk of that coming on a 17-yard scramble, as the league’s 27th-ranked offense finished with just 203 yards against one of the NFL’s fast-improving defenses.

“We’ve got to keep this thing tight in our locker room. That’s the most important thing,” Bears coach Matt Eberflus said. “There’s going to be a lot of outside noise, as there always is in the NFL. And we’ve played three games so far in the season. We’ve got a great opportunity ahead of us. We’ve got two games in 11 days, and so we’re going to focus on that.”

Still, their poor performance Sunday was a brutal end to a dismal week of distractions.

In the span of a few hours Wednesday, Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams abruptly resigned, citing the need “to take care of my health and family,” and Fields had to walk back some comments he made blaming his “robotic” play through the first two weeks on the way he had been coached.

Eberflus was left to call defensive plays, just as he did in last weekend’s loss to Tampa Bay, and Reid proceeded to make the former Indianapolis Colts coordinator look utterly lost.

The Chiefs began their assault with the first of Mahomes’ two TD passes to McKinnon, then Edwards-Helaire scored from a yard out to make it 14-0 early in the second quarter. When the Bears punted a third consecutive time, Mahomes hit McKinnon again to extend the lead, and Kansas City proceeded to score on its next four possessions.

As for Fields, well, the QB was not just robotic but inaccurate. When one of the league’s most porous offensive lines wasn’t allowing the Chiefs to pressure him, Fields was consistently missing open targets down field.

“I need to be better,” Fields said simply.

He was picked off by Mike Edwards late in the first half, leading to Pacheco’s touchdown run. And when Harrison Butker added the second of his two field goals, the Chiefs were able to take a 34-0 lead into the break.

Kelce added his short touchdown catch early in the second half, celebrating in the back of the end zone by revving the engine on an imaginary motorcycle. High above the stadium, Swift clapped her hands alongside his mother, Donna Kelce.

“On Friday he was like, ‘Yeah, I think she’s coming to the game this weekend,’ and went about his business,” Mahomes recalled after the game, “and you’re like, I guess that just happens. That’s Travis.”


The Bears have not won in Kansas City since Week 5 of the 2015 season. … Reid won his 271st game, moving him past Hall of Fame coach Tom Landry into fourth place on the career list. … Mahomes went over 25,000 yards passing for his career. He did it in 83 games, the fastest in NFL history. … Mahomes had his 22nd game with three TD passes and no interceptions, tying Aaron Rodgers for the most by a QB before turning 30. Mahomes turned 28 last Sunday. … Kelce needs three more TD catches to pass Tony Gonzalez (76) for second in Chiefs history.


Bears: Starting safety Eddie Jackson was inactive with a foot injury and cornerback Josh Blackwell was dealing with a hamstring injury, all before cornerback Tyrique Stevenson had to be evaluated for a concussion; he later was deemed to have an illness and did not return. Defensive backs Jaquan Brisker and Jaylon Johnson also were hobbled during the game.


Bears: Host the Denver Broncos next Sunday.

Chiefs: Visit the New York Jets next Sunday night.


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