Ironwood Ridge's Kelsey Buechler slides safely back to first base just ahead of the tag by Canyon Del Oro first baseman Arianna Acedo during the Girl's Division II state championship softball game at Farrington Stadium in Tempe on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Ralph Freso / Special to the Daily Star)
Ironwood Ridge third baseman Lexi Adelberg, center, welcomes teammate Skyler Bracety (9) back to the dugout after Bracety scores against Canyon Del Oro in the second inning of the Girl's Division II state championship softball game at Farrington Stadium in Tempe on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Ral…
Canyon del Oro freshman Arianna Acedo swings at a pitch Monday from Ironwood Ridge’s Emily Robinson during the girls Division II state championship game at Farrington Stadium. CDO lost 2-1 to the Nighthawks.
Robinson pitched every playoff game for the Nighthawks. She retired the final seven CDO hitters she faced Monday.
Ironwood Ridge’s Raquel Martinez shows off the Division II state softball trophy after a 2-1 victory over CDO in Tempe.
Ironwood Ridge catcher Robyn Porter, center, celebrates with Emily Robinson, left, and Erin Rocker after the final out of their win over Canyon del Oro. It was the three seniors’ third state title game. “I knew we were going to get it done,” Porter said.
Ironwood Ridge pitcher Emily Robinson struck out four in the Nighthawks’ state title game win over Canyon Del Oro.
Ironwood Ridge players hold up the Girl’s Division II State Championship Softball trophy as they celebrate on the field after their 2-1 victory over Canyon Del Oro in the championship game at Farrington Stadium in Tempe on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Ralph Freso / Special to the Arizona Daily Star)
The players and coaches may be different, but the Ironwood Ridge girls tennis team just keeps on winning.
When Sunnyside pummeled Ironwood Ridge 49-18 in their final dual meet of the season, the Nighthawks learned what Division I wrestling is all about.
Sunnyside wrestlers finished second at the Flowing Wells Invitational on Saturday night, 15 points behind Mesa Mountain View. More importantly, they fell short of their goal — domination.
A night after falling at Sahuaro, the Ironwood Ridge boys basketball team rebounded behind the inside presence of center Mitch Lightfoot and a balanced mix of veteran scoring to beat Sierra Buena Vista 61-53 on Tuesday.
With three weeks left in the football season, Nogales and Cienega both need to win out to have any chance at getting back to the state playoffs.
Less than a year after Ironwood Ridge football coach Matt Johnson beat Peoria Centennial's Richard Taylor in the Division II state championship game, he came out on top of Taylor in another state-wide contest.
With October right around the corner, the thought of the state playoffs is sure to be in the air this Friday night, the halfway point of the high school football season.
Last season couldn’t have gone differently for Canyon del Oro and Ironwood Ridge, two fierce rivals separated by only a few miles.
After blowing out Encino (Calif.) Crespi 47-7 on Saturday night, the Salpointe Catholic football team appears to be unstoppable.
With a chance to make a statement in front of a national audience, Salpointe did exactly that and more.
While we officially kicked off the countdown to high school football Monday, today we're adding another element to the fun.
Quarterback Tyler Williams, here leading Ironwood Ridge to a 27-3 win over Peoria Centennial for the Division II state title, accounted for 2,497 yards and 32 TDs in 2012.