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D-backs spring training tickets go on sale today

Local Sports in Brief

Individual tickets for all Arizona Diamondbacks 2018 spring training games at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale are scheduled to go on sale today at 10 a.m. online at and at the box office at home plate gate. Tickets for all games at Salt River Fields are priced from $13 to $40. General admission to lawn seating starts at $13 and tickets for the 7,000 reserve seats within the bowl of the stadium start at $24. More than 300,000 fans are estimated to attend spring training games at Salt River Fields, which is also home to the Colorado Rockies. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report for their first workout Wednesday, Feb. 14, and the first full-squad workout is set for Monday, Feb. 19. The D-backs open their 21st spring training Wednesday, Feb. 21, with an exhibition game against Arizona State at 1:10 p.m. Arizona official starts Cactus League play Friday, Feb. 23, with a road game against the Rockies and will host the Cleveland Indians on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Game and Fish looking for information into illegal deer killing in Kingman

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking information about the recent illegal killing of a fawn mule deer doe the night of Dec. 30, or early morning Dec. 31 near Kingman. The fawn was found near Twin Hills Road in the Blake Ranch area of the Peacock Mountains. Only the head of the fawn was found at the scene with evidence that it had been removed by someone. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the department’s Operation Game Thief hotline at 800-352-0700, or visit

AIA to host spiritline state tournament at Chase Field on Jan. 20

The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced Saturday that the 2018 spiritline state tournament is scheduled to take place at Chase Field on Saturday, Jan. 20, in downtown Phoenix. The is set to begin at 8 a.m. “The folks at Chase Field are really going out of their way to make this a first-class event for our student-athletes,” AIA executive director David Hines said in a statement released by the AIA.

American Ninja Warrior Experience set for Feb. 10-11 in Phoenix

Do you have what it takes to complete one of the most difficult obstacle courses known to man? From NBC’s Emmy-Award-nominated series, the new American Ninja Warrior Experience is a touring obstacle course that will make a stop in Phoenix on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 10 and 11. The experience opens up the course to all that want to give it their best shot, or just want to watch the action in person. The even offers adult, amateur and youth courses where participants can both get on the obstacles and be coached by some of the best American Ninja Warriors. There’s also a top ninja competition, allowing fans to watch some of the best at work. For more information, or to purchase tickets, log online to