Shad Powers, The Desert Sun

Shad Powers

The Desert Sun

Bermuda Dunes, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Shad:

Did the makers of a new Coachella Valley version of Monopoly get the desert right?

Forget Marvin Gardens and Park Place, this Monopoly-style game has McCallum Theatre and the Palm Springs Aerial Tram → Read More

Palm Desert volleyball falls to South Pasadena in state regional championship game

The remarkable run by the Palm Desert volleyball team ended with a state regional final loss Tuesday; meanwhile desert winter sports action began → Read More

Palm Desert takes care of opening-round business, ready to break second-round curse

Simon Gaete set the single-season rushing record as the Aztecs took down Temescal Canyon in a playoff opener Friday → Read More

Athlete of the Week: Raen Reyes ahead of the pack for La Quinta cross country

He's only a junior, but La Quinta cross country star Raen Reyes has been dominating desert trails this season, winning the DEL race by 24 seconds. → Read More

Palm Desert golf takes down La Quinta, stays perfect in Desert Empire League play

Caroline Wales led the way with a 36 as the Aztecs toppled La Quinta in a girls' golf tilt on Tuesday → Read More

Dear Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church, please do something big at Stagecoach

Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church have a chance to change the pattern of pedestrian headlining performances at Stagecoach. → Read More

For Rancho Mirage, breakthrough Desert Empire League win shows they belong with 'big dogs'

With thoughts and hearts on hospitalized teammate Izzy Ramirez, Rancho Mirage quietly picked up a historic victory → Read More

Indio, Coachella Valley set up volleyball clash with crucial wins

First-place Indio will host second-place Coachella Valley in a huge DVL volleyball match Thursday → Read More

Athlete of the Week: Sophomore Briana Delval has helped put Indio volleyball atop DVL

You voted on Instagram and chose Indio sophomore volleyball player Briana Delval as the Athlete of the Week → Read More

A need-to-know guide for sports fans wondering about desert's new hockey team, arena

A new hockey team is coming to Palm Springs, here are some of the details you need to know about the new squad, arena → Read More

Statement made: Palm Desert volleyball ends Xavier Prep's 20-match league winning streak

The Saints hadn't lost a league game since 2017 before Monday, but Palm Desert swept past Xavier Prep 3-0 to claim Queens of Cook Street status → Read More

Is it possible Palm Desert could actually go to Texas and come home with a win?

The Palm Desert football team is traveling to Texas to play Permian High School and catching them at a good time as the Panthers are rebuilding → Read More

Athlete of the Week: Shadow Hills freshman Sophia Biesinger a runaway winner

Shadow Hills cross country newcomer Sophia Biesinger won your vote as this week's Athlete of the Week → Read More

Coachella Valley takes out Indio in clash of DVL volleyball unbeatens

Rival schools and co-leaders in the DVL with spotless 4-0 records, Coachella Valley and Indio met Tuesday with the Arabs coming out on top 3-1 → Read More

Palm Desert football's Texas trip is Friday: Here's what you need to know

Palm Desert is heading to Texas to play Permian High School -- the team made famous in the movie 'Friday Night Lights' -- this Friday → Read More

Local football players shine in Roadrunners' season-opening loss

College of the Desert squandered an early lead in a tight game that featured multiple former Coachella Valley area high school standouts → Read More

Indio, Coachella Valley open league play with volleyball victories

Indio and Coachella Valley both won their opening Desert Valley League volleyball games as the season kicks into high gear → Read More

Ode to the old Indio High football scoreboard: I couldn't read you, but I'll miss you

For decades the old scoreboard at Indio High School was unreadable. On Friday, the school debuted a shiny new model → Read More

DVL vs. DEL volleyball contests highlight early high school sports action

A breakthrough win for Indio part of roundup of early volleyball, tennis, water polo, golf action → Read More

Football preview: New coach, new attitude as Desert Chapel eyes return to winning ways

New coach David DeWoody has won five eight-man football titles in his long, illustrious career. He'll try to restore the glory to the Eagles → Read More