Author Archives: Kayla Mortellaro

Rattlers Use Defense and 7 TD’s to Beat Portland 68-21

By: Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer May 1, 2016 PHOENIX – Arizona quarterback Nick Davila went 14-for-18 for 246 yards and seven touchdowns, earning the Under Armor Offensive Player of the Game, and helping the Rattlers to a 68-21 win over the Portland Steel at Talking Stick Resort Arena in front of 11,510 fans. The Rattlers defense again played big, limiting the ... Read More »

AZ Cardinals Draft Day 3: Evan Boehm, Christian, Toner and Miller

By: Kayla Mortellaro April 30, 2016 TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Arizona Cardinals used their fourth round selection, 128th overall, on center Evan Boehm; the 167th pick in round five on S Marqui Christian; the 170th pick in round five on T Cole Toner; and the 205th overall selection in round six on CB Harlan Miller. C Evan Boehm - Round 4: 128 ... Read More »

AZ Cardinals Draft Day 2: CB Brandon Williams

By: Kayla Mortellaro April 29, 2016 TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Arizona Cardinals made only one selection on day two of the 2016 NFL Draft. The Redbirds provided their second round pick (61st overall) to the Patriots, along with guard Jonathan Cooper, in the trade for Chandler Jones; leaving the team with just a third round selection (92nd overall). But the team ... Read More »

Arizona Cardinals Introduce Robert Nkemdiche

By: Kayla Mortellaro  April 29, 2016 TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Arizona Cardinals introduced first round draft pick, 29th overall, Robert Nkemdiche Friday afternoon. Nkemdiche, 6-foot-four, 294 pounds is excited about the opportunity to prove himself as an elite defensive lineman, and to shake the off-the-field stigma that has surrounded him over the past year. "That's what my mindset's been for a very ... Read More »

AZ Cardinals Draft Day 1: DE Robert Nkemdiche

By: Kayla Mortellaro April 28, 2016 TEMPE, Ariz. --- The Arizona Cardinals selected Ole Miss defensive end Robert Nkemdiche with the 29th overall pick in round one of the 2016 NFL Draft on Thursday night. Nkemdiche's sophomore season at Ole Miss included a breakout year. He started every game at defensive tackle and contributed 27 tackles with three tackles for a ... Read More »

Seventh Inning Sparks Sun Devils to Victory over Stanford

By: Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer April 24, 2016 STANFORD, Calif. – The Arizona State Sun Devils used a five-run seventh inning to overcome a 5-3 deficit and earn a 9-6 win over the Stanford Cardinal in front of 1,876 fans in attendance at Sunken Diamond. The key inning started with a bang for Arizona State (22-14, 8-9 in the ... Read More »

ASU Uses Fast Start Over Arizona; Wins 7-5

  April 13, 2016 By; Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer TEMPE, Ariz. – This was more than just another mid-week game for the Arizona State Sun Devils. And, it was more than just another mid-week start for senior pitcher Jordan Aboites. It was a start against the arch-rival Arizona Wildcats. “It’s always good to beat those guys. It’s good to beat any team, ... Read More »

Rattlers Roll Over LA Kiss 69-28; Improve to 2-0

April 10, 2016 --- Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer ANAHEIM, Calif – Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila and wide receiver Rod Windsor again looked to be in mid-season form by connecting on four touchdowns en route to a 69-28 victory over the Los Angeles KISS in front of 6,427 fans at the Honda Center. “Great team effort tonight. I thought we ... Read More »

Can the Dbacks Contend Despite Pollock’s Injury?

  By: Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer PHOENIX--- It was supposed to be a season filled with promise, a year when the Arizona Diamondbacks made a move in the National League West. But, before this promising season even got started, the Diamondbacks got bad news. All-star center fielder A.J. Pollock will miss the first part of the season after fracturing his right ... Read More »

Arizona Rattlers Win Season Opener; 80-28 vs. Portland Steel

By: Brian Kreps - Contributing Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – The Arizona Rattlers began their quest for an Arena Bowl championship with an 80-28 win on the road against the Portland Steel on Friday night at the Moda Center in front of 6,782 fans. The Rattlers were led by quarterback Nick Davila who was 10-for-16 for 124 yards and five touchdowns with ... Read More »