Jason Barr, KGUN9 On Your Side

Jason Barr

KGUN9 On Your Side

Arizona, United States

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Past articles by Jason:

Jay Campos has now coached two players who have reached the Super Bowl

Former Sabino Sabercat coach Jay Campos has now coached two players who have reached the Super Bowl. → Read More

CDO football coaches and parents speak out about 24/7 rule

Six Canyon Del Oro High School Football players are still unable to play due to an enforcement of a 24/7 rule. → Read More

Marana beats Sunnyside and QB Wyatt Diggs makes his debut for Tucson High

Marana beats Sunnyside and quarterback Wyatt Diggs makes his debut for Tucson High on Football Friday Night → Read More

Mountain View, Cienega, Rico Rico, Walden Grove, Catalina Foothills, and Mica Mountain all win

Mountain View, Cienega, Rico Rico, Walden Grove, Catalina Foothills, and Mica Mountain high school football all win → Read More

Football Friday Night: Sabino, Walden Grove, Cholla, and Pusch Ridge all win

Football Friday Night: Sabino, Walden Grove, Cholla, and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy all come up victorious. → Read More

Aari McDonald rejoins Arizona Women's Basketball as Director of Recruiting

Aari McDonald, who led the Wildcats to the 2021 National Championship game, rejoins Arizona Women's Basketball as Director of Recruiting. → Read More

Sabino defeats Coolidge to begin season, 42-20

Cameron Hackworth accounted for four touchdowns to help Sabino defeat Coolidge, 42-20, to begin the season. → Read More

Malcolm Nelson takes over at Tucson High Football

Malcolm Nelson takes over at Tucson High for Richard Sanchez, who resigned shortly before the start of practice → Read More

Local gymnast Kelsey Slade wins national vault competition

Local gymnast Kelsey Slade recently won a USAG competition as the best in her age group in the vault. → Read More

Donny Toia returns to FC Tucson

TUCSON, Arizona — Before playing a decade in Major League Soccer, Donny Toia scored the first goal in FC Tucson's history, and he's now coming full circle by returning to his hometown team. FC Tucson announced Toia's return, with head coach Jon Pearlman, at Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in downtown Tucson. When Toia, who has a long standing relationship with Pearlman, first played for FC Tucson,… → Read More

Tennis player Tanvi Narendran helping others to enjoy the sport

TUCSON, Arizona — Tanvi Narendran is taking her tennis talents from University High School to the University of Arizona. The state high school champion is the 2021 Southwest Junior Player of the Year. She also volunteers for "Second Serve," an organization that collects donated tennis equipment and ships it to underprivileged communities. "I love being able to give the opportunity to play to… → Read More

Arizona Softball to begin Women's College World Series

OKLAHOMA CITY, Ok — Arizona is playing its best softball and the timing couldn't be better. After starting out 0-8 in Pac-12 competition, the Wildcats rallied to make the NCAA Tournament, and are now in the Women's College World Series after five wins in five post-season games. "The losing brought it out of us because we have such a fire in us," said second baseman Allie Skaggs." At the 0-8… → Read More

Salpointe Softball, CDO Baseball win state titles

TUCSON, Arizona — It was a two-school, two-sport doubleheader as Salpointe softball defeated CDO for the Class 4A Title, while CDO returned the favor in the baseball state championship game. In the softball game which was played earlier at Hi Corbett Field, the Dorados nearly erased an eight run deficit before the Lancers came away with a 10-7 victory. It is the fourth straight state title for… → Read More

George Arias Jr. and the Wildcats set for home series finale

TUCSON, Arizona — After starring at Tucson High School, there was a good chance that George Arias Jr. would go on to play for the University of Arizona, just as his father, George Arias Sr. did. "I wasn't looking at it as I was following my Dad," said Arias Jr. "I made the decision to come here. He would have been supportive o fmy decision no matter what the outcome would have been." After a… → Read More

Former Wildcat Sam Thomas to make WNBA Debut

TUCSON, Arizona — Former Arizona Wildcat Sam Thomas is set to make her WNBA debut when the Phoenix Mercury host the Las Vegas Aces in the season opener at the Footprint Center. Thomas made the team as an undrafted free agent. She was a five-starter and captain for the Wildcats, and helped lead Arizona to the 2021 NCAA Title Game. Thomas is known for her defense and leadership ability. The Las… → Read More

Bennedict Mathurin declares for the NBA draft

TUCSON, Arizona — Pac-12 Men's Basketball Player of the Year Bennedict Mathurin is declaring for the NBA draft. > Thank you Arizona for everything ❤️ pic.twitter.com/EJD44IWshy — Bennedict Mathurin (@BennMathurin) April 13, 2022 Mathurin made the announcement on Twitter. He led the Wildcats in scoring at 17.7 points per game. He was the Pac-12 tournament's Most Outstanding Player, and he… → Read More

Desert Oasis Rescue provides a home for retired racehorses

TUCSON, Arizona — Former thoroughbred racehorse Sing a Prayer lets out a morning yawn at Desert Oasis Rescue, a non-profit sanctuary for him, and other race horses, in northwest Tucson managed by Cass Dewey. "I've always had a passion for horses," said Dewey. Sing a Prayer used to race at venues such as Rillito Race Track until he took a bad step and severely damaged his ankle. The injury was… → Read More

New players, surprises, and special guests at the Arizona Football Spring Game

TUCSON, Arizona — New players, special guests, and surprises were all part of the Arizona Football spring game on Saturday. Former players Tedy Bruschi and Lance Briggs returned to Arizona Stadium as coaches, while Adia Barnes and Mike Candrea were coordinators. One of Barnes' players, Sam Thomas, made a great catch in the back on the endzone late in the game. Earlier, expected starting… → Read More

Bennedict Mathurin must make NBA Draft decision

Mathurin, who is from Montreal, averaged 17.7 points per game on 45% field shooting. He is a projected NBA draft lottery pick. → Read More

Arizona men to play TCU for a trip to the Sweet 16

SAN DIEGO, California — "The first game is tough," said Arizona head coach Tommy Lloyd. The second game is tougher." Lloyd's 32-3 Arizona Wildcats meet a physical 21-12 TCU team that is coming off a 69-42 win in the first round against Seton Hall. "We're a physical team too," said Lloyd. "I don't want anybody to mistake us scoring a lot of points for not being physical. We take great pride in… → Read More