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Pusch Ridge takes Central Region title at the Ritz-Carlton

Pusch Ridge takes Central Region title at the Ritz-Carlton

Golfers in the 1A/2A Central Region tournament saw Monday just how unforgiving The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club at Dove Mountain can be.

May 04, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Ten region titles claimed before rain takes center court

Ten region titles claimed before rain takes center court

Five individual tennis players and five doubles squads claimed region titles Thursday at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club, but two championship matches were suspended in the middle of tiebreaking third sets by the afternoon rain.

April 23, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Salpointe dominates Maryvale

Salpointe dominates Maryvale

Salpointe Catholic's boys tennis squad did not allow Phoenix Maryvale any upset illusions in the first round of the 5A-I state tournament.

April 20, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

Benson girls, Safford boys win Jerry Lee Invitational team titles

BENSON - Twelve schools from Class 1A-3A divisions converged at the Jerry Lee Invitational on Saturday at Benson High School.

April 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Benson girls, Safford boys win Jerry Lee Invitational team titles

BENSON - Twelve schools from Class 1A-3A divisions converged at the Jerry Lee Invitational on Saturday at Benson High School.

April 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Brawley's play at short gives Cienega boost

Brawley's play at short gives Cienega boost

Shortstop Ashlee Brawley sprinted into the hole between second and third base, had the instincts to scoop up a groundball deflected off third baseman Valerie Luera's glove and made the play of the night by firing an off-balance throw to beat the runner at first base.

April 13, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

Gilmore helps Palo Verde top Sabino in 5-set match

Cody Gilmore and Ryan Gray put on a hitting clinic from their posts at outside hitter, and the result was one of the best matches in Southern Arizona so far this year.

April 08, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Lions, Tigers split wins in district rivalry

Lions, Tigers split wins in district rivalry

In the battle for bragging rights in the Marana school district, the Mountain View boys track and field team won for the first time and the Marana girls stayed undefeated with a seven-point victory.

April 01, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Lancer girls overcome 1st-set losses

Lancer girls overcome 1st-set losses

Salpointe Catholic's girls tennis program continued its assault on Southern Arizona teams with a commanding 8-1 victory over Ironwood Ridge on Tuesday at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club.

March 31, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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One hit by Cienega defeats Sunnyside

One hit by Cienega defeats Sunnyside

Sunnyside's Estela Piñon allowed only one hit, but it was a big one.

March 30, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Sahuaro boys, Ranger girls win Rincon Relays team titles

Sahuaro boys, Ranger girls win Rincon Relays team titles

Demitri Hayes was the sprinting proof of why so many people call the Rincon Relays one of the most fun track events of the year.

March 28, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Flowing Wells falls in semifinals of Amphi invitational

Flowing Wells came up just short of advancing to the final of the Panther Invitational baseball tournament at Amphitheater High School on Saturday.

March 07, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Lancers doubles team wins last match to clinch victory

Lancers doubles team wins last match to clinch victory

Catalina Foothills and Salpointe Catholic, two of the most decorated girls tennis programs in Southern Arizona, met on the court Thursday in what turned out to be a thrilling regular-season match.

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Jaguars excited to have fewer players

Jaguars excited to have fewer players

Try running a successful tennis program where you have only four courts to support a team with more than 40 players. Desert View coach Stacy Haines will tell you that it's next to impossible.

March 04, 2010 12:00 am Related Loading…

Sanchez's clutch doubles power Pueblo over Catalina at Cowboy Up Tournament

With less than a week until the regular season opens, Pueblo's Ben Sanchez picked a perfect day to end a slump.

February 28, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Canyon del Oro begins season with a wild victory

The big question for Canyon del Oro entering the 2010 softball season was finding out how it would respond to the departure of ace Kenzie Fowler to graduation?

February 25, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
By McGeorge! Lancers are tough to beat again

By McGeorge! Lancers are tough to beat again

The family ties associated with the Salpointe Catholic tennis program run deep. And it is in those connections where the Lancers have found success for years.

February 19, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Sunnyside, Ironwood Ridge win 11 of 14 championships

Sunnyside, Ironwood Ridge win 11 of 14 championships

In one of the last tuneups before the wrestling state championships, the 5A-II sectionals were a showcase for two of the best teams in Southern Arizona.

February 14, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Glad goal gives Foothills 5th state championship

Glad goal gives Foothills 5th state championship

It only took one Prescott error and Jenna Glad was gone. And with the streaking Catalina Foothills midfielder, so went No. 3 Prescott's last hopes of upsetting the No. 1 Falcons in the girls 4A-I state soccer championship at Tucson High School on Friday.

February 13, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
15th-seed Sahuaro looks strong

15th-seed Sahuaro looks strong

It's almost unheard of for a 15 seed and a 6 seed to meet in the semifinals of a state tournament - in any sport.

February 11, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Warriors continue surge late in season

Although a playoff berth is not in the picture for Pueblo or Mountain View, the two squads still put on a show Tuesday night.

February 10, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Lancers win game, lose battles

Lancers win game, lose battles

The 5A Southern Region tournament championship took a serious toll on the health of the Salpointe Catholic boys soccer team and, despite a 3-2 win in penalty kicks over Tucson, it left coach Wolfgang Weber questioning the price of victory.

January 30, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Devils squeeze by 3A power Safford in final few bouts

Devils squeeze by 3A power Safford in final few bouts

It seems the only thing the Sunnyside and Safford wrestling programs know how to do is win.

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Valdez's goal lifts Badgers over Hawks

Daniel Valdez scored the only goal host No. 3 Tucson would need Monday in a 1-0 win over sixth-seeded Ironwood Ridge in the first round of the 5A Southern Region soccer tournament.

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Sabercats rally behind 3-pointers to beat CDO

Sabercats rally behind 3-pointers to beat CDO

With a barrage of three pointers in the third quarter, Sabino was able to overcome a four-point halftime deficit and eventually hold on for a huge 4A-I Sonoran Region win over Canyon del Oro on Friday night at Sabino High School.

January 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Salpointe prevails over Tucson in OT

Salpointe prevails over Tucson in OT

It goes without saying that the Salpointe Catholic boys soccer program came into this season with something to prove.

January 22, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Ironwood Ridge earns mettle

Ironwood Ridge earns mettle

Even though Sunnyside is the perennial wrestling power in the 5A Southern Region, Ironwood Ridge made a strong statement Wednesday with impressive wins over counterparts Salpointe Catholic and Tucson.

January 21, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Cienega finally gains upper hand over rival Pueblo

Pueblo used to walk all over Cienega on the wrestling mat.

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Douglas 'superman' sets the tone

Douglas 'superman' sets the tone

Right before the final wrestling pairings were announced at the Catalina Invitational, Kenny Cardenas warmed up for his match wearing a blue "Superman" shirt.

January 10, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Badgers outlast Rangers

Badgers outlast Rangers

For Chris Marrone, Tucson's 2-1 victory over Rincon/University was more than just another mark in the win column.

January 08, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Third-quarter run lifts Desert Ridge to victory

Third-quarter run lifts Desert Ridge to victory

Coach Lonnie Tvrdy described the Pusch Ridge Christian Academy championship game against Mesa Desert Ridge as a "classic David versus Goliath."

January 01, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Thompson's 3 lifts Cougars

Thompson's 3 lifts Cougars

If there is one ability that separates a good basketball coach from a great one, it's drawing up a winning play when the game is on the line.

December 30, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Transfers help Sahuaro bypass rebuilding mode

Transfers help Sahuaro bypass rebuilding mode

This year was supposed to be about rebuilding for the Sahuaro girls soccer team, but with the help of some transfer students, the Cougars are proving to be a tougher draw for their opponents than expected.

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Perfect in penalty kicks, I-Ridge earns repeat title

Perfect in penalty kicks, I-Ridge earns repeat title

Ironwood Ridge is a young team, but it did a lot of growing up this week in the Tucson Champions Cup at Tucson High School.

December 23, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Busse-Lopez teamwork guides I-Ridge into final

Ironwood Ridge High School advanced to its third straight final of the Tucson Champions Cup with a 1-0 win Monday over Mountain View.

December 22, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Toia leaves foe seeing double

Toia leaves foe seeing double

Donny Toia reaffirmed his reputation as Southern Arizona's next big soccer star, scoring two goals in the championship of the Eiger Sabercat Chris Maier Boys Soccer Invitational.

December 20, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Hat trick powers Rangers past Lancers

Hat trick powers Rangers past Lancers

When Salpointe Catholic ran out of gas on the back end of a doubleheader, Rincon/University's Rebaz Ahmad decided to slam on the accelerator.

December 18, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson works quickly in victory

Tucson works quickly in victory

Tucson started with a frantic pace and closed with a shut-down defensive performance in a 2-1 win over Palo Verde in pool play of the Eiger Sabercat Chris Maier Soccer Invitational at Sabino High School on Wednesday.

December 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Game plans gone with the wind

Game plans gone with the wind

Wind swept the offense right off the field Tuesday in the opening game of the Eiger Sabercat Chris Maier Boys Soccer Invitational between Ironwood Ridge and host Sabino.

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Desert Christian off to fantastic start

When Desert Christian's Emily Holz was a sophomore, she said the Eagles took the basketball court expecting to get blown out.

December 13, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Blue Devils show fight, can't come back from 'grave'

TEMPE - If there's one constant to Richard Sanchez's Sunnyside football teams, it's the mentality to never give up.

November 21, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
With loaded crop of returning stars, '10 could be a 10

With loaded crop of returning stars, '10 could be a 10

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

November 19, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

I-Ridge lets big lead slip away, loses in 5 sets

5A-II, 4A-II state VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENTs

November 15, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Sabercats gain 350 yards rushing in lopsided victory

Sabercats gain 350 yards rushing in lopsided victory

Sabino did what any good football team would do in the opening round of the playoffs: It buried the underdog early.

November 14, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Ironwood Ridge takes title in 5A Southern Regional

HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

November 06, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Comeback gives Benson 2A East title

Comeback gives Benson 2A East title

BENSON — It was easy to see that Benson tailback Kyle Graf was not going to be stopped. Not against archrival Willcox. Not for the region championship.

October 31, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Foothills, Miesfeld ready to make waves again at state meet

Foothills, Miesfeld ready to make waves again at state meet

When the Catalina Foothills boys swimming and diving team suits up for the final meet of the season at the Kino Aquatics Center in Mesa today and Saturday, it will be going for its 10th straight 4A state title.

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Empire strikes back after fumble with defense

Empire strikes back after fumble with defense

The message was clear Friday night at Empire: The Ravens can handle adversity.

October 24, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Fourth-quarter touchdown pass lifts Sahuaro

Fourth-quarter touchdown pass lifts Sahuaro

When the Sahuaro Cougars absolutely needed to make a play, Kevin Ackerley delivered in the biggest way possible.

October 17, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

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