Shad Powers, The Desert Sun

Shad Powers

The Desert Sun

Bermuda Dunes, CA, United States

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Recent:
  • The Desert Sun
Past:
  • USA TODAY
  • North Jersey News
  • Enquirer

Recent articles by Shad:

Mary Lake helps U.S. National Team earn volleyball gold. Is Olympic team a possibility?

Palm Springs grad Mary Lake was invited to be on the U.S. National Team this summer. She helped her team win gold; could Olympics be next? → Read More

Desert Sun male athlete of the year: Palm Springs dual threat Damion Loman

He was good on the gridiron and great on the track, Palm Springs' Damion Loman is our male athlete of the year → Read More

Eight desert diamond stars and one coach earn All-CIF accolades

Xavier Prep's star pitcher and coach earned the highest honor from the CIF after their Division 5 title → Read More

The Great Eight! The Desert Sun names its top athletes from the spring sports season

From CIF champions to league champions, freshmen to seniors, this talented group has it all → Read More

Coco Crisp steps down as head coach for Shadow Hills High School baseball team

Former major leaguer Coco Crisp officially resigned Thursday, stepping down as the baseball coach at Shadow Hills after two-year stint → Read More

Palm Desert grad drafted by team he loved as a kid: 'When the Angels took me, I just smiled'

Andrew Bash had season tickets to the Angels as a kid and was there for their World Series Game 7 in 2002, now he's one of them → Read More

My career day experience: Firetruck envy, Mary Poppins and zombie brains

Thanks to the folks at Martin Van Buren Elementary in Indio, I spent a day teaching kids about journalism and learning a few new jokes → Read More

Alexis Legan pulls off desert rarity, Palm Desert hoops star nabs Division I scholarship

Palm Desert basketball player goes to Division I Long Beach State; 12 others pick their colleges → Read More

Leaping into college: Eight desert athletes make their future destinations clear

Eight athletes representing four desert schools have chosen a college to continue their sports careers → Read More

Novel idea: The 'Catcher' in Xavier Prep's dugout isn't a player. It's a good-luck charm

The Saints are using 'Catcher in the Rye' as a good-luck charm during their postseason run. Just don't touch it! → Read More

What makes Seth Mattox special? His teammates, coach weigh in on Xavier Prep's ace pitcher

Seth Mattox and the Xavier Prep baseball team will play for the CIF-SS title on Saturday → Read More

Saints keep marching! Xavier Prep baseball off to championship game after 2-0 win

Seth Mattox pitched another gem and the Saints advanced to the CIF-SS championship game on Saturday with a 2-0 win. → Read More

All-Desert Empire League softball: Palm Desert rules the roost with trio of honorees

Palm Desert grabs top honors as All-Desert Empire League softball team is revealed → Read More

LPGA star IK Kim falls short in quest to qualify for men's U.S. Open

LPGA major champion IK Kim said she wanted to try something she hadn't done before, so she participated in a qualifier for the men's U.S. Open → Read More

La Mirada baseball ousts Palm Desert, avenging loss to the Aztecs in 2017 playoffs

Third-ranked La Mirada played clean baseball, pitched well, hit well and eliminated Palm Desert → Read More

Playoff loss doesn't sour what was a sweet season for DVL champion Indio tennis team

The Indio tennis team picked up its first league title since the 1980s this season → Read More

Catching up with Jah Strange: Triple jump star leaped all the way to Purdue, and he's still soaring

Jah Strange, the elite collegiate triple jumper, bounced from Sacramento State to Purdue and he's loving it → Read More

Tom Jones channels Elvis, Prince during Stagecoach set. Which is to say, he's still got it

Sounding younger than his years, Tom Jones played a rousing, decades-spanning Stagecoach set to the delight of an appreciative crowd. → Read More

Bret Michaels review: The five major moments from former Poison front man's set

Bret Michaels had a moving moment as he brought military men and women on stage during song "Something to Believe In" → Read More

These 20 moments show why Coachella, Weekend 2 was (mostly) superior to Weekend 1

Tighter performances, new guest stars, and Will Smith -- why Weekend 2 was better than Weekend 1 at Coachella this year → Read More