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Fire damage to your home is one of the most traumatizing, frightening tragedies a person can experience. This is especially true in apartment buildings and multifamily homes, where dozens if not hundreds of families are affected by fire and smoke damage. When a fire rips through an apartment building, the property damage can be catastrophic. But the damage caused by fires doesn't end once the flames have been extinguished. Victims are left wondering what happens next now that their belongings are destroyed. When will they have a roof over their again?

In these circumstances, prompt, purpose-driven fire damage restoration is key to reducing victims' financial and emotional strain.

The National Fire Protection Association states that a structure fire is reported every 65 seconds. When the fire alarm sounds, emergency responders answer the call for help with decisive action. But once the smoke clears, Atlas National Renovations' team of fire restoration experts step in to give hope to property managers, apartment tenants, and commercial property owners.

With decades of combined experience in disaster recovery, ANR understands the complexities associated with commercial and apartment building fires. We have helped the top multifamily groups in Texas recover their tenants' homes and belongings with care and compassion. If you're a property manager and you're still reeling from a fire disaster, know that we're here to help you too.

At Atlas National Renovations, our expert project managers and technicians play key roles in complicated fire restoration projects. We specialize in restoring Class A, B, and C properties like apartment complexes, high-rise buildings, multifamily buildings, mixed-use developments, large commercial properties, and more.

Service Areas

If you're looking for a top-tier fire damage restoration company in Denton, look no further than ANR. We're the top pick when it comes to large, detailed fire restoration projects because we:

  • Are a Trusted Partner in Restoration and Disaster Recovery
  • Adhere to OSHA Standards and State & Federal Regulations
  • Use the Latest Equipment & Remediation Techniques
  • Offer Innovative Solutions to Detailed Problems
  • Provide Seasoned Project Managers for Each Fire Restoration Project
  • Give Clients Clear and Consistent Communication
  • Work with Insurance Companies
  • Have a Knowledgeable & Courteous Leadership Team

Fire Damage Restoration for Apartment Buildings in Denton, TX

Owners and managers of apartment complexes know that the safety of their tenants is a major responsibility. Unfortunately, nobody can completely control when apartment fires occur. Fires in apartments and multifamily buildings may start small, but they spread quickly, often destroying several living spaces. These frightening fires destroy prized heirlooms, important documents, and can even be fatal. However, the work is only beginning once the fire is put out and lives are saved.

In the aftermath of a disaster, figuring out the next steps is hard. During this difficult time, it's important to be prepared. As a property manager or owner, having a fire damage restoration company on your checklist of resources is crucial.

Unlike residential fires, apartment and multifamily building fires add several more layers of complexity and stress. In these situations, you deserve a restoration partner that you can trust without question, and that company is Atlas National Renovations.

Disaster Recovery Denton, TX

With years of experience guiding our technicians and project managers, the ANS team responds quickly to your fire damage emergency. Using advanced protocols and state-of-the-art restoration equipment, we get to work quickly to repair and restore your commercial property to its pre-loss condition. While restoring your property, we always keep your tenant's care and comfort in mind.

Our fire restoration services in Denton are comprehensive and include the following:

  • Rapid Mobilization and Response
  • Overall Catastrophe Management
  • Emergency Board-Up Services
  • Debris Removal and Disposal
  • Apartment Content Inventory and Cleaning
  • Soot and Smoke Removal Services
  • Water Extraction
  • Deodorization
  • HVAC Cleaning and Decontamination
  • Shoring Installment to Secure Buildings
  • Interior & Exterior Renovations

Our Fire Damage Restoration Process

It's imperative to have someone with knowledge and experience on your side during a fire crisis.

When you call ANS, our fire restoration experts can help walk you through the steps you need to take once a fire occurs. This allows us to quickly gain control of the restoration project on your behalf. Once we have inspected your property, we'll provide a detailed report and scope of work for your fire damage restoration project.

ANS repairs all property damage caused by soot, smoke, and fire. Our IICRC-certified fire restoration teams construct the best plan to quickly get your building back to its pre-loss condition.

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Because every property is different, each fire restoration project for apartment buildings is too. However, every fire disaster will have a similar process and will often include:

Contact ANS

Your fire restoration process begins when you call our headquarters. Our specialist will ask you a series of questions about the fire event that occurred. That way, we can arrive on-site with the proper resources and equipment.

Fire Damage Assessment
and Inspection

Our fire damage restoration team will carefully inspect the entirety of your apartment complex, from building to building and room to room. We do so to determine the extent of your apartment's fire, smoke, and soot damage. This step is crucial to developing a comprehensive restoration plan.

Board-Up Services

First responders like firefighters must break windows and cut holes in roofs to slow fire growth and save lives. Once the fire is out, our team can get to work, boarding up holes and constructing temporary fencing around the property.

Water Removal

If there is water damage associated with your apartment fire, we'll remove most of the water immediately. From there, we use air movers and dehumidifiers to help complete the drying process.

Smoke and Soot Removal

Within minutes of a fire, walls, electronics, and other surfaces are covered in soot. Smoke and ash continue to cause damage to every inch of your apartment building. That's why ANS uses specialized equipment to remediate smoke damage and remove odors. This process is often labor-intensive and can take time, especially for large fire damage restoration needs.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

Using a variety of restoration and cleaning techniques, our team will help clean restorable items and sanitize units for safety.

Restoration

Getting your apartment buildings to their pre-fire conditions is our ultimate goal. Depending on the size and scope of the fire restoration job, minor repairs like painting, drywall replacement, and new carpet installation might be needed. You might also need major structural renovations like re-siding, re-roofing, new window installation, floor replacement, and more.

Tips for Preventing Apartment Fires

If you're a property manager or own multifamily residential buildings, the thought of an apartment fire is terrifying. What starts as a small fire can quickly turn into a catastrophic event, with your entire complex up in flames. However, one of the best ways of preventing these fires is to know more about them.

Share these tips with tenants to help prevent deadly apartment fires:

Turn Off Heat Sources

Turn Off Heat Sources

Data shows that a large number of apartment fires begin with cooking. Often, these fires are caused by the ignition of common items like rags, curtains, wallpapers, and bags. Encourage tenants to keep their kitchens and cooking areas clear of combustibles. Never leave a stove unattended for long, and don't leave burners on by themselves. Unintentional mishaps like leaving heat sources on are common causes of fires that can be prevented with a little forethought.

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Like heat sources, electrical malfunctions are also common causes of fires in apartment complexes. It's hard to prevent all electrical malfunctions, but you can tell tenants to avoid bad habits. Tips include never using extension cords as permanent solutions and never using a cable if the third prong is missing.

Appliance Safety

Appliance Safety

Appliances are a part of everyone's lives. They're also standard equipment in most apartment units. But if tenants don't take proper precautions, these useful tools can spark deadly fires.

Tips for Preventing Apartment Fires

No matter how large or small, fires are nightmare scenarios for entrepreneurs with commercial properties. Fire damage can completely ruin storefronts and offices, leaving charred remains and burned-up files before firefighters arrive. To make matters worse, soot and smoke damage ruin your businesses' furniture, HVAC system, carpet, walls, and windows.

To eliminate health hazards and restore your business to its pre-fire condition, you need to bring in a team of professionals with years of experience in fire damage remediation. At ANR, we use commercial-grade equipment and cutting-edge tools to clean up the aftermath of your fire and rebuild your property. That way, you can get back to running your business and providing for your family.

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Share these tips with tenants to help prevent deadly apartment fires:

Remove Smoke and Fire Damage

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One of the most common causes of large commercial loss stems from smoke and fire damage. Of course, these disasters cause injuries and fatalities. But they also generate tremendous amounts of damage, rot, mold, and harm to structures. Not to mention the devastation that fire damage has to the appearance and livability of the facility. Fire damage restoration companies restore - and also prevent - the root cause of the fire. Electrical outlets, wires, and other fire-prone items will all be addressed to prevent a subsequent disaster.

Highly Skilled

 Home Restorations Denton, TX

The best fire damage restoration professionals are highly-trained, exceptionally skilled, and properly equipped to deal with every aspect of a commercial fire. From handling major renovations to taking care of the lingering effects of smoke damage, pro fire restoration companies take care of it for you. Hiring ANR means you'll be working with technicians who have the knowledge, tools, and materials to get the job done right the first time.

Insurance Claims

 Multifamily Home Renovations Denton, TX

When you start the claim process with your businesses' insurance company, they'll ask whether you've hired a fire damage restoration company. That's because companies like Atlas prevent further damage from occurring and calculate an estimate of your total loss. You can submit this estimate to your insurance company, which may then provide you with resources to complete your company's disaster recovery mt-md-1

Discover the
Atlas Difference

Fire damage restoration is a crucial, complex process that professionals must perform. With decades of expertise, unmatched restoration quality, and the scalability for any job, Atlas National Renovations is well-equipped to be your single source for commercial fire damage restoration in Denton, TX. We are specially equipped to make difficult restoration projects easy for owners.

When a fire disaster strikes, you need a timely response from a trustworthy team of experts. Don't settle for a mediocre fire restoration partner. Choose ANR to get the job done right the first time. Contact our office today to learn more about our fire restoration services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

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Michael Ray Eyes Just The Way I Am Tour 2021

Michael Ray is living up to the sentiment of his new song “Picture” with the announcement of his forthcoming summer tour. Just the Way I Am Tour will kick off June 13 with a show at Caroline Music Fest in support of Luke Combs and continue throughout the fall months with other support stops alongside Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Ashley McBryde, and others. “I can’t wait to be back out on the road and be with all of you again,” Ray says in a press statement. “There’s nothing better than being with on...

Michael Ray is living up to the sentiment of his new song “Picture” with the announcement of his forthcoming summer tour. Just the Way I Am Tour will kick off June 13 with a show at Caroline Music Fest in support of Luke Combs and continue throughout the fall months with other support stops alongside Sam Hunt, Chris Young, Ashley McBryde, and others.

“I can’t wait to be back out on the road and be with all of you again,” Ray says in a press statement. “There’s nothing better than being with one another and singing the songs that have brought us together over the years, and I’m so excited to share some new songs with you that have come to mean so much to me. Let’s make some memories.”

Earlier this summer, Ray shared the inspiration behind “Picture,” written as a tribute to his late Uncle Terry with co-writers Hardy and David Garcia. “You know, pictures are like songs. You hear a song or see a picture, and it puts you right back in that moment. You can hear the people laughing,” Ray said. “You can smell the perfume. You can see your grandma in the kitchen. With these types of songs, this isn’t the first time the subject has been talked about. We had to do it creatively, and we knew we had something special.”

With last year’s lockdown, the country singer-songwriter also had plenty of time for self-reflection. “In a lot of ways, I realized that I was lost and putting effort and importance on things that were probably not important. Being able to be back home and hang with family and friends and actually be there, and not just in and out like we’ve had to be the last five or six years, it was a soul cleanser,” he remarked. “It sounds weird, but I reintroduced myself to myself in a way. Especially in what we do, it’s so fast paced, and you can’t put someone else’s story and compare it to your own. God made one of you, and you have a story. Don’t compare yourself or be down on yourself when God gave you this journey, and it’s yours. Own it.”

“Picture” and “Whiskey and Rain” sample a forthcoming, yet-untitled, new studio record.

Check out the tour dates below.

June 13 – Caroline Music Fest – Myrtle Beach, S.C. (support to Luke Combs)
June 14 – Wind Jammer – Isle of Palms, S.C.
June 18 – Dr. Pepper Park – Roanoke, Va.
June 19 – Country Fest – North Lawrence, Ohio (support to Sam Hunt and Russell Dickerson
June 26 – Smokin’ Summer Jam – Birmingham, Ala.
July 10 – Red River Valley Fair – Fargo, N.D. (support to Chris Young)
July 17 – Timberwood Amphitheater – Hot Springs, Ark.
July 23 – Power Plant Live – Baltimore, Md.
July 24 – Pinehaven Country Club – Guilderland, N.Y.
July 25 – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom – Hampton Beach, N.H.
July 31 – Cam-Plex Heritage Center – Gillette, Wyo.
Aug. 6 – Antelope County Fair – Neligh, Neb.
Aug. 21 – Brown County Fair – Aberdeen, S.D. (support to Nelly)
Aug. 22 – Central State Fair – Rapid City, S.D. (support to Kip Moore)
Aug. 25 – The Pageant – St. Louis. Mo.
Sept. 3 – Ozark Amphitheater – Camdenton, Mo. (support to Brantley Gilbert)
Sept. 4 – Touchdowns & Tunes – Paducah, Ky. (support to Brantley Gilbert and Ashley McBryde)
Sept. 10 – Washington State Fair – Puyallup, Wash.
Sept. 18 – Swine N Dine – Paxton, Ill.
Sept. 23 – Island Hopper Songwriters Festival – Ft. Myers, Fla.
Nov. 14 – Tortuga Music Festival – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (support to Jon Pardi)

Ulta Beauty Announces Record First Quarter Fiscal 2021 Results

BOLINGBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended May 1, 2021. “The Ulta Beauty team delivered an outstanding start to the year, with sales and earnings exceeding fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019 first quarter levels”...

BOLINGBROOK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ: ULTA) today announced financial results for the first quarter ended May 1, 2021.

“The Ulta Beauty team delivered an outstanding start to the year, with sales and earnings exceeding fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019 first quarter levels”

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Net sales

$

1,938.5

$

1,173.2

$

1,743.0

“The Ulta Beauty team delivered an outstanding start to the year, with sales and earnings exceeding fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2019 first quarter levels,” said Mary Dillon, chief executive officer. “I want to thank all our associates for their continued efforts to deliver great experiences and support our business in an environment that continues to be very dynamic.”

“We have emerged from 2020 with strong momentum in our sales trends, market share gains, and consumer sentiment,” said Dave Kimbell, president. “As increasing consumer confidence, the relaxation of restrictions, and a desire for newness drive increased engagement with the beauty category, our differentiated model, combined with our ongoing efforts to create meaningful guest connections, position us well to lead through the category recovery.”

For the First Quarter of Fiscal 2021

Balance Sheet

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2021 totaled $947.5 million.

Merchandise inventories, net at the end of first quarter of fiscal 2021 increased $13.0 million to $1.4 billion compared to $1.3 billion at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2020. The increase in inventory was primarily driven by 26 net new stores and the opening of the Jacksonville, FL fast fulfillment center, partially offset by lower inventory due to higher than expected sales.

Share Repurchase Program

During the first quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company repurchased 1,243,209 shares of its common stock at a cost of $392.3 million. As of May 1, 2021, $1.1 billion remained available under the $1.6 billion share repurchase program announced in March 2020.

Store Update

Real estate activity in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 included 28 new stores located in Acworth, GA; Albertville, AL; Ames, IA; Bakersfield, CA; Beaumont, CA; Bradenton, FL; Canoga Park, CA; Cincinnati, OH; Easley, SC; Hadley, MA; Houston, TX; Ledgewood, NJ; Miami, FL; Mount Pleasant, MI; New York, NY; Novato, CA; Orange, CA; Panama City, FL; Salem, NH; Shallotte, NC; St. Johns, FL; Sumter, SC; Tampa, FL; Washington, PA; Watertown, MA; West Chester, OH; West Hartford, CT; and Wilmington, NC. In addition, the Company relocated one store and closed two stores.

The first quarter of fiscal 2021 ended with 1,290 stores totaling 13.6 million square feet, representing a 2.3% increase in square footage compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2020.

Fiscal 2021 Outlook

The Company has updated its outlook for fiscal 2021.

The Company’s outlook for fiscal 2021 assumes no material increases in the federal minimum wage and does not include assumptions for any impact related to a resurgence of COVID-19.

Non-GAAP Financial Information

In this press release, the Company provides information regarding adjusted operating loss, adjusted net loss, and adjusted diluted loss per share, which are not recognized terms under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and do not purport to be alternatives to operating loss, net loss, and diluted loss per share as measures of operating performance. A reconciliation of adjusted operating loss, adjusted net loss, and adjusted diluted loss per share is provided in this release. The Company believes the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures provides additional information on comparisons between periods by excluding certain items that affect overall comparability and provides investors with enhanced visibility into its results with respect to the impact of certain costs. Non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company’s reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call Information

A conference call to discuss first quarter of fiscal 2021 results is scheduled for today, May 27, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:30 p.m. Central Time. Investors and analysts interested in participating in the call are invited to dial (877) 705‑6003. The conference call will also be webcast live at http://ir.ultabeauty.com. A replay of the webcast will remain available for 90 days. A replay of the conference call will be available until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 10, 2021 and can be accessed by dialing (844) 512‑2921 and entering conference ID number 13718914.

About Ulta Beauty

At Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA), the possibilities are beautiful. Ulta Beauty is the largest U.S. beauty retailer and the premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products and salon services. In 1990, the Company reinvented the beauty retail experience by offering a new way to shop for beauty – bringing together all things beauty, all in one place. Today, Ulta Beauty operates 1,290 retail stores across 50 states and also distributes its products through its website, which includes a collection of tips, tutorials, and social content. For more information, visit www.ulta.com.

Ulta Beauty was recently added to the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, which tracks the financial performance of public companies committed to supporting gender equality through policy development, representation and transparency. More information about Ulta Beauty’s corporate responsibility efforts can be found at http://ir.ultabeauty.com/Corporate-Responsibility/.

Forward‑Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, which reflect the company’s current views with respect to, among other things, future events and financial performance. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as “outlook,” “believes,” “expects,” “plans,” “estimates,” “targets,” “strategies” or other comparable words. Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon the company’s historical performance and on current plans, estimates and expectations. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by the company or any other person that the future plans, estimates, targets, strategies or expectations contemplated by the company will be achieved. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation:

The company’s filings with the SEC are available at www.sec.gov. Except to the extent required by the federal securities laws, the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Selling, general and administrative expenses

443,875

22.9

%

380,912

32.5

%

Operating income (loss)

305,324

15.8

%

(101,484

)

(8.7

)%

Income (loss) before income taxes

304,966

15.8

%

(102,756

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(8.8

)%

Income tax expense (benefit)

74,677

3.9

%

(24,247

)

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Property and equipment, net

960,440

995,795

1,148,341

Accounts payable

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552,837

$

477,052

$

466,043

Non-current operating lease liabilities

1,613,309

1,643,386

1,748,245

Total stockholders’ equity

1,844,717

1,999,549

1,753,959

1 The income tax benefit for non-GAAP adjustments was calculated using the Company’s effective tax rate.

RSL-AZ Southern Arizona 13U & 15U teams heading to regionals with thorough approach

Paul DesRosier shouted, “Let’s go, let’s get some energy going!” as he walked between two of his RSL Southern Arizona teams practicing earlier this week at Booth-Fickett Middle School. Although the sun was close to setting with practice underway past 6:30 p.m., the temperature was still around 100 degrees and his players needed a little push to get them going. He was not overbearing, don’t get that wrong. No sprints. No “give me 20 pushups.” A conscientious coach, he wa...

Paul DesRosier shouted, “Let’s go, let’s get some energy going!” as he walked between two of his RSL Southern Arizona teams practicing earlier this week at Booth-Fickett Middle School.

Although the sun was close to setting with practice underway past 6:30 p.m., the temperature was still around 100 degrees and his players needed a little push to get them going. He was not overbearing, don’t get that wrong. No sprints. No “give me 20 pushups.”

A conscientious coach, he was getting their minds to focus on the objective at hand.

Come Monday at Boise, Idaho, where the high temperature these days is in the low 80s, no prodding will be necessary for his RSL-AZ Southern Arizona 2008 (13U) and 2006 (15U) girls soccer teams.

That is when his teams begin play in the U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships by virtue of each of them winning the Arizona State Cup for their respective age group on May 2.

The 15U team is ranked No. 1 in the nation by GotSoccer.com and 13U team is ranked No. 3.

The 15U team did not allow a goal in the state tournament and the 13U team conceded only two goals.

“There’s no relaxing when you go to regionals,” said DesRosier, whose wife Lisa is the manager for both teams.

DesRosier (pronounced Deh-rose-shur) and his daughters Anjeli and Jianae arrived at Booth-Fickett about a half-hour early to set up practice as is customary. The teams have practiced there and at Doolen Middle School regularly since winning the state titles.

The DesRosier family is to soccer in Tucson what the Bourguets are to football and the Evans family is to basketball.

Trent Bourguet made Marana a state playoff team as a quarterback before heading to ASU and his brother Treyson, also a quarterback, is being heavily recruited after leading Salpointe to the Open Division semifinals in consecutive years.

Evan Nelson led the Lancers to their first state boys title in 2019-20 and sister Jaya was a senior captain for Salpointe’s team that reached the state title game this season.

Anjeli, a freshman varsity player last season, scored one of the goals in Salpointe’s 2-0 win in the state championship over top seed Prescott in March. Jhianae is a budding soccer player entering the eighth grade this fall.

Their oldest sister Milana, who attended BASIS Oro Valley High School, recently completed her freshman season with Idaho’s soccer team. She attends school at Moscow, Idaho, almost 300 miles from Boise, where her sisters will play next week for the opportunity to compete in the US Youth Soccer National Championships in Bradenton-Sarasota, Fla., from July 20-25.

Another daughter, Alina, is entering her senior year at Salpointe, and “she decided that soccer is for the crazies of the family,” Paul said.

“She’s a photography bug,” he said. “She does amazing photos that have been actually featured in multiple different publications in terms of sports photography. She has an interest to go and study nursing and we’re really, really proud of her academics and her other achievements.”

The drive to succeed that DesRosier’s family embodies transcends to the RSL-AZ Southern Arizona organization.

His practices are well-planned and executed. His call for energy from his players was meant to keep them on track so he could provide as many teaching moments as possible. He scaled back practice from two hours to nearly 90 minutes recently to not overwork the players, especially in the heat.

“We’ve shortened the practices so let’s take advantage of the time we do have!” he shouted to them. “Let’s go!”

Anjeli, a midfielder with the 15U team, welcomes the experience of playing for her father, who has coached local youths for 15 years.

She tried to branch out and play for other organizations but realized the best way to develop was under his tutelage.

“It’s just a different kind of level of soccer, a different type of soccer,” Anjeli said of her dad as coach. “It’s really fun but really intense at the same time.”

Soccer runs in the family, but they also enjoy dance and have dabbled with softball because of their athleticism.

“It’s not like soccer 24/7,” Jianae said, “but it’s still very intense.”

The teams are also guided by Cochise College women’s soccer coach Bobby Peters, whose daughter Chloe is on the 13U team.

Jose Jimenez, owner of Petroglyphs, a home goods store located just south of Mercado San Augustin, has a daughter on each team — Cyvia with the 15U team and Ani with the 13U team.

Jimenez, one of many parents who bring folding chairs to sit and watch their daughters practice, marvels at the path Peters takes to be part of the organization with his daughter on a volunteer basis.

Peters and his daughter make the round trip from Douglas, transporting members of the team who live in Sierra Vista, to the practices that occur two days a week.

“It’s amazing,” Jimenez said. “We’re fortunate having him help Coach Paul.”

The transformation of youth soccer in Southern Arizona has created that type of scenario of parents going to extremes to make sure their children are adequately trained, developed and coached.

The RSL-AZ Southern Arizona and FC Tucson youth programs are among the elite in a state that has numerous competitive outlets.

The high level of soccer in this area has translated into powerhouse high school programs such as Salpointe’s boys and girls teams winning multiple state titles, Tucson High’s boys and girls teams perennial contenders and Sunnyside’s boys team becoming nationally ranked in recent years.

The elder DesRosier has developed his own coaching philosophy that provides his players a key component of their development that was missing when he was young and trying to establish himself as a successful soccer player.

“I didn’t have the mentor that was willing to be honest with me about things that I could have done as a young player to enhance my game,” he said. “I didn’t have the work ethic that I think many of these girls are being taught to have at a younger age.

“That’s what motivates me as a coach, if I’m being perfectly honest, is to find players who want it, to have that desire, and then give them the honest feedback and the tools to actually get to that next level.”

DesRosier, who has worked in medical sales, has earned recognition in recent years for his charity work. He has purchased bikes for children in the Tohono O’Odham reservation during Christmastime, which landed him a Ben’s Bells award locally for his act of kindness.

His uniqueness carries on to his coaching style in today’s ultracompetitive world of soccer.

Some coaches are proud to say they are system-oriented. They are rigid. They make their players sprint and grind. They are repetitive and drill-oriented.

Paul DesRosier coaches differently. He works more on his players’ thinking process. He develops players through scenarios and situations at certain points of a match “to integrate the mental capacity of analyzing and making decisions real time, and then being able to apply it with confidence at realistic speeds.”

Both of his teams are significant challengers for a regional title at Boise with their lofty national rankings. What he wants most out of his players is responding well to situations and playing with the concepts of team soccer he has helped them develop.

“In terms of creating players that don’t need to be driven from the sidelines and can make their own decisions, analyze and then adjust, those are the players that any college coach would beg for,” he said. “And so why not? The power is in our hands. The long-term vision has to be articulated to the parents, so that they’re not making rash decisions based on not winning the state cup or not being the best team in the region.

“As long as we’re progressing towards that end point. I think we’re serving the community incredibly well.”

U.S. Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships

15U Bracket D Schedule

To be determined.

RSL-AZ Southern Arizona is in Bracket D with Eugene (Ore.) Timbers FC and League 30 L30 Masia.

13U Bracket C Schedule

RSL-AZ Southern Arizona 2006 Girls 15U DesRosier

Katherine Presnall
Margot Blodgett
Hannah Ramos
Brianna Corcoran
Elise Ala
Sara Haouala
Shelby Conway
Valeria Campos
Nadia Gutierrez
Cayla Jones
Austyn Cameron
Cyvia Jimenez
Anjeli DesRosier
Vivien Villarreal
Sarah Teruel
Hazel Ramos
Kaitylnn Poncavage
Emma Beach

RSL-AZ Southern Arizona 2008 Girls 13U DesRosier

Tashoney Kniffin
Luz Mendoza
Vanessa Wright
Mia Miranda
Brindisi Pickett
Zophia Martinez
Ximena Peralta Ceja
Chloe Peters
Jhianae DesRosier
Alexa Romero
Rylee Ward
Ani Jimenez
Keely Moran
Natalia Hoerig
Anabelle Accetta
Sydney Smith
Mandy Tran
Alicia Jauregui
Kassidy Sherfield

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon. He became an educator five years ago and is presently a special education teacher at Gallego Fine Arts Intermediate in the Sunnyside Unified School District

Syracuse basketball 4-star target to join top-60 J.J. Starling prep power

A Syracuse basketball 2023 four-star prospect is transferring to the same prep-school program where Orange 2022 high-priority target J.J. Starling also plays, according to several media reports. For one, Rivals.com national analyst Jamie Shaw recently tweeted that 2023 point guard Aden Holloway has elected to transfer to the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., which is also the home of Central New York native and 2022 four-star point guard Starling. That will make for some kind of stellar backcourt. The 6-foot-1 Holloway is cu...

A Syracuse basketball 2023 four-star prospect is transferring to the same prep-school program where Orange 2022 high-priority target J.J. Starling also plays, according to several media reports.

For one, Rivals.com national analyst Jamie Shaw recently tweeted that 2023 point guard Aden Holloway has elected to transfer to the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., which is also the home of Central New York native and 2022 four-star point guard Starling. That will make for some kind of stellar backcourt.

The 6-foot-1 Holloway is currently a sophomore at the Covenant Day School in Matthews, N.C. Syracuse basketball was the first to offer him a scholarship, back in the summer of 2019.

His other offers to date, and Holloway’s recruiting process has a way to go, are from teams such as Virginia Tech, Texas A&M, Wake Forest and Winthrop.

The 247Sports recruiting service rates Holloway as a four-star player, No. 50 overall and No. 10 at point guard in the 2023 cycle. I’ve read a handful of comments from analysts of late that suggest Holloway is poised for a rankings jump down the road.

What’s more, Holloway suiting up for the La Lumiere School will provide him with greater exposure, and that should lead to many more offers coming his way.

Syracuse basketball will have two elite prospects playing for a big-time prep squad in Indiana.

As we noted in a recent column, the La Lumiere School is among a couple of prep-school basketball giants that have formed a super league known as the National Interscholastic Basketball Conference that will commence its operations in the 2021-22 season.

Other groups slated to participate in this new league include the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., a team that has seen multiple of its players earn ‘Cuse offers in recent months.

The 6-foot-3 Starling, a long-time Orange target in the 2022 class, is a junior at the La Lumiere School, and he previously starred at Charles W. Baker High School in Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Starling, a top-60 prospect in his cycle who has crushed things of late for the Albany City Rocks on the AAU circuit, is potentially headed toward five-star status in the 2022 class.

At the beginning of June, Starling took an official visit to Maryland out of the Big Ten Conference. The Terrapins and Syracuse basketball are among the teams prioritizing him. Orange coaches offered Starling nearly two years ago.

It will prove exciting to watch Starling and Holloway suit up together in the upcoming campaign. In late April, MaxPreps had the La Lumiere School at No. 9 nationally in its pre-season rankings for 2021-22, and the addition of Holloway could bump that rating up even higher.

Delayed census data prompting effort to move elections in Raleigh, other NC cities from 2021 to 2022

Raleigh, N.C. — Delays with 2020 census data has prompted state lawmakers to allow dozens of cities and towns across North Carolina to push local elections set for this fall back to next spring. But Raleigh officials want to go further, delaying the elections for City Council and mayor ...

Raleigh, N.C. — Delays with 2020 census data has prompted state lawmakers to allow dozens of cities and towns across North Carolina to push local elections set for this fall back to next spring.

But Raleigh officials want to go further, delaying the elections for City Council and mayor until November 2022. Critics call the move a power grab by Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin and council members, who effectively would get a third year in office.

"It’s all so they can stay in power," said Stef Mendell, a former council member.

Mendell said the public should have a say in when the next elections are set.

"I think it’s pretty terrible. I think it’s awful for democracy," she said of delaying Raleigh's elections for a year. "It’s very self-serving for this council, but I don’t think it’s good for Raleigh residents."

The U.S. Census Bureau has said detailed population breakdowns from the 2020 census won't be available until September. Some cities need that data to redraw council districts to reflect changes in their population since 2010, and the delayed data wouldn't give them time to do that and allow candidates to file and campaign before fall elections.

"Since you have to live in that district to run and you have to live in that district to vote for those individuals, that does require a review after the census data comes in to see if they need to go back and redraw their lines," said Gary Sims, Wake County's elections director.

So, the state House on Wednesday approved legislation allowing 35 municipalities to push their elections back to next March, when the statewide primary would be held. Wake County lawmakers got an amendment passed that would allow Raleigh to hold its elections in November 2022 and then keep them in even-numbered years after that.

The state Senate still needs to sign off on the proposal before it goes to Gov. Roy Cooper.

In addition to Raleigh, the bill affects the following cities and towns: Ahoskie, Cary, Charlotte, Clinton, Edenton, Elizabeth City, Enfield, Erwin, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Greenville, Henderson, Hickory, Jacksonville, Kings Mountain, Laurinburg, Lexington, Long View, Lumberton, Mooresville, Mount Olive, New Bern, Plymouth, Princeville, Roanoke Rapids, Rocky Mount, Sanford, Siler City, Smithfield, St. Pauls, Statesville, Tarboro, Whiteville and Wilson.

"Circumstances have put us in this position. This was not an easy decision, trust me on that," Baldwin said.

Raleigh needs more time to prepare new council districts because it's grown so much since the last census, she said.

"While this might work for smaller towns, it doesn’t give us enough time to redraw the districts, look at all the data, get public input to meet that March deadline," she said.

Meanwhile, cities and towns where council members don't run in single-member districts, such as Durham and most Wake County towns, can still hold their elections this fall as scheduled.

"We need to make sure everybody is aware of what’s going on because we don’t want anybody expecting to be voting this October but come to find out it’s next year," Sims said. "In Wake County, we do have 12 other municipalities [where] it’s business as usual – you’re going to have an election in November."

Cary officials said they don't want to delay their elections, either, saying they believe they can redraw districts without the census data. They're looking possibly seeking an exemption from state lawmakers.

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