A team of students from Canyon del Oro High School was named state champions at the Arizona Academic Decathlon Finals held earlier this month in Glendale.
Sahuaro's Brooklyn Beardshear flies into third ahead of a lunging tag by CDO's Heather Knight after testing the right fielder following a single in the fourth.
Canyon del Oro jumped out to an early six-run lead over host Sahuaro on Monday afternoon, but the Dorados had to battle until the end to hold on for a 6-3 win in a clash of two of the top softball teams in Division II.
Two-out hitting can make or break a game.
At Amphitheater, the Dorados (4-6) finished their season on a two-game win streak after defeating the Panthers (1-9).
At CDO, the Champions (3-0) scored two touchdowns in a row to put away the Dorados (0-3) in the fourth quarter.
• Rangers 5, Royals 4, 10 innings: In Kansas City, Mo., Ian Kinsler hit a leadoff triple in the 10th inning and scored on Michael Young's single to lift Texas.
Shots like this one, a 12-foot putt to stay alive in a playoff for the state individual title, show why his coach calls Jaime Waltmire clutch.
It doesn't take many words to describe Canyon del Oro senior golfer Jaime Waltmire. In fact, his coach only needs one: clutch.
TEMPE - Kayla Bonstrom learned about the five-second rule years ago from her father, Bruce.
Canyon del Oro pitcher Kayla Bonstrom missed the tag in an early playoff game on Ironwood Ridge's Alexis Clinton, but she has been doing everything else to lead CDO to the title game.
There's a good chance Kayla Bonstrom has outworked you the last few weeks. Don't be insulted. It's tough to keep up with the Canyon del Oro senior. The Stanford commit has done it all for the Dorados - especially lately.
Samantha Nettling slides into home with a first-inning run that gives the Dorados a 3-1 lead. CDO built the lead to 5-1 before Sabino rallied to tie it.
Sabino first baseman M.J. Riesgo (3) collides with pitcher Alyssa Fletcher while the two try to catch a popup in the sixth.
Canyon del Oro's 7-5 victory over Sabino in a losers bracket game at Cherry Field on Wednesday night was a far cry from the Dorados' offensive outburst in their third-round victory over the Sabercats.
Ironwood Ridge coach Randy Anway wasn’t going to let Kayla Bonstrom beat his Nighthawks.
Standing on an empty mat in the basement-level wrestling room at
the old Amphitheater High School gymnasium last week, was the
leader of America's freestyle wrestling world.