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Adelberg's singing single lifts Ironwood Ridge to win

PHOENIX — With a tune on her mind, Lexi Adelberg settled down enough in a big situation to put the Ironwood Ridge softball team one win from a return to the Division II state championship game.

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High school state boys tennis: Salpointe's Parikh claims singles crown; wants team title

GLENDALE — After completing a dominating run through the Division II state tournament, sophomore Yash Parikh still has some unfinished business.

May 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

High school girls tennis: Dream comes true for Desert Christian duo

GLENDALE — Harika Echuri had a dream before the Division III individual tennis state tournaments.

May 04, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Desert Christian pair settles down in third set, advances to state quarterfinals

GLENDALE — In addition to having to fight the blustery conditions and hard-hitting opponents, Desert Christian’s Jenna Cray and Harika Echuri were also dealing with what was going on between their ears.

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St. Gregory's Strong advances to boys state tennis quarterfinals

GLENDALE — David Strong of St. Gregory didn’t have to fight the elements for very long in the third round of the Division III state tennis tournament on Saturday.

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Boys soccer: NW Christian ousts Amphi in double OT

PHOENIX — Amphitheater’s boys soccer team rallied from a two-goal deficit and had other chances, but its Cinderella run through the Division III state tournament came up just short.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
High school swimming: Falcons soar, sweep state titles

High school swimming: Falcons soar, sweep state titles

MESA — Krista Duffield almost pulled off a nearly impossible double-win Saturday as she helped Catalina Foothills sweep the Division II state swim meet.

November 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Boys golf: Cienega's Rauer ties for 7th

LAVEEN – It actually played to David Rauer’s advantage on Day 2 of the boys Division I golf state championship Saturday.

November 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Southern Arizonans finish fall just short at state golf tournament

LAVEEN — For Chris Meyers and Joel Berkson, it was tale of two situations — one ending up a little short and, for the other, elation, even if he finished further behind.

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State softball: CDO needs statement, makes one

PHOENIX - After falling into the losers bracket of the Division II state softball tournament Wednesday, defending champion Canyon del Oro had to make a statement if it wanted to defend that title.

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HIgh school state tennis: Falcons' Lee survives epic match

HIgh school state tennis: Falcons' Lee survives epic match

GLENDALE - Mike Lee fought through frustration and then cramps to give Catalina Foothills its second title of the day at the state tournament.

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High school state tennis: Pusch Ridge's Courtney, Scott win doubles title

GLENDALE - It seemed as if Allie Scott and Gabrielle Courtney of Pusch Ridge Christian were in control of their Division III girls doubles match Saturday after winning the first set, but a state title doesn't come easy.

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High school tennis: Strong advances in Division III

GLENDALE - Up a set and just two games from advancing to the state semifinals, it looked like No. 5 seed Richard Foitik was going to get some revenge on fourth-seeded David Strong of St. Gregory.

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Women's Basketball: Arizona State 59, ARizona 58: Devils edge Cats for 2nd time in 6 days

TEMPE - Less than a week. Another game with Arizona State. Another nail-biter. But the result wasn't any different.

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High school girls soccer state championship: Foothills 3, Glendale Apollo 0: 4 straight for Foothills

High school girls soccer state championship: Foothills 3, Glendale Apollo 0: 4 straight for Foothills

GILBERT - The nerves were present, and the expectations were high.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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High school boys soccer state championship: Salpointe 2, Glendale Apollo 0: Gritty Lancers claim 2nd straight crown

High school boys soccer state championship: Salpointe 2, Glendale Apollo 0: Gritty Lancers claim 2nd straight crown

GILBERT - Back-to-back state titles are never easy, but with a lead against a frustrated team playing a man down it would seem like the script for an easy Salpointe win.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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HS soccer: 4 straight for Foothills

GILBERT — The nerves were present, and the expectations were high.

February 09, 2013 10:00 pmLoading…

Baseball: Sabino's margin for error gone after 1st loss

TEMPE - No. 3 Sabino ran into some hard hitters and a tough pitcher in the third round of the state tournament and finds itself in an unfamiliar position - having to come back from a big loss.

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Baseball state tournament: Salpointe Catholic 5, Scottsdale Notre Dame 4

TEMPE - Salpointe Catholic starting pitcher Ben Scherer had Scottsdale Notre Dame under control for a little more than six innings Thursday afternoon. In the seventh, he needed a little help.

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High school girls state basketball: Seton defeats FW with clutch shots

PHOENIX - While Lyndsay Leikem made her presence felt throughout the game, it came down to free throws on the other end.

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High school girls state basketball: Palo Verde advances after fending off rally

PHOENIX - Palo Verde came out on fire, but the Titans had to sink free throws to hold on in the state Division II girls quarterfinals Tuesday night at Grand Canyon University arena.

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State Girls soccer Final: Titans' title bid falls short in OT

State Girls soccer Final: Titans' title bid falls short in OT

GILBERT - It was a night of missed chances and bad bounces, and No. 1 Palo Verde found itself in an unfamiliar position.

February 11, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

State Girls soccer: Schmidt helps Falcons reach title game

PHOENIX - Savanna Schmidt was just trying to create something. Little did she know she was booting Catalina Foothills back into a state championship match.

February 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

State girls soccer: Stokes' 50th goal puts Titans in final

PHOENIX - It seemed as if it was just a matter of time, and, when the chance came, it would be easy for Palo Verde.

February 09, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Women's basketball: Brandon leads crucial 11-0 run to help snap Wildcats' win streak

Women's basketball: Brandon leads crucial 11-0 run to help snap Wildcats' win streak

TEMPE - One key stretch and one key player may have been the difference Saturday for Arizona.

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Pima College soccer: Aztecs fall in opener at nationals

PHOENIX - Pima College was already the surprise of the national tournament and, for nearly an hour, the Aztecs were again by staying with the No. 1 team in the nation.

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DIVISION II state SWIMMING: Salpointe shows its depth to win boys title; girls 2nd

DIVISION II state SWIMMING: Salpointe shows its depth to win boys title; girls 2nd

MESA - With stars in the distances and the sprints, Salpointe had plenty of depth going into the finals of the Division II state swim meet on Saturday.

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Division I state swimming: Patterson earns 100 butterfly win

Division I state swimming: Patterson earns 100 butterfly win

MESA - Arms around each other, Reed Patterson of Rincon/University and Jason Alentado of Catalina Foothills looked like buddies after a dip in the pool - a duel in the 100 butterfly.

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Division I state swimming: Patterson earns 100 butterfly win

MESA — Arms around each other, Reed Patterson of Rincon/University and Jason Alentado of Catalina Foothills looked like buddies after a dip in the pool — a duel in the 100 butterfly.

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Lancers 'rattled' by big crowd, lose in straight sets to Mesa Mtn. View

GILBERT - It took 10 years for the Salpointe boys volleyball team to get back to the state championship. It took a little more than an hour for seventh-seeded Mesa Mountain View to unceremoniously end the Lancers season short of their goal.

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GIRLS 5A-I State Quarterfinals: CHANDLER 68, SIERRA VISTA BUENA 30: Chandler overwhelms Buena from opening tip-off

CHANDLER - Seventh-seeded Sierra Vista Buena had to feel pretty good after advancing in the state tournament for the first time in eight years earlier this week.

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4A-II girls basketball state quarterfinals: For 3rd straight year, Palo Verde falls in quarters

GLENDALE - Palo Verde had a tough assignment in its 4A-II state girls quarterfinal: face a top post player, a veteran team and history.

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Boys Soccer 1A/2A/3A Semifinals: Pusch Ridge's season ends

PHOENIX - Pusch Ridge was facing a big challenge in top-seeded Phoenix Northwest Christian in the semifinals of the Class 1A/2A/3A boys state tournament.

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Foothills girls, boys dominate

Foothills girls, boys dominate

MESA - Catalina Foothills sophomore Daniella Emami did all she could to help the Falcons restart their state championship streak.

November 07, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Berg sheds nerves, wins backstroke title

Berg sheds nerves, wins backstroke title

MESA - Maybe Matthew Berg should be nervous every time he swims.

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Clark leads way for local winners

Clark leads way for local winners

MESA - Christine Clark has plenty to talk about to her Harvard classmates next fall. "I think it's probably one of the toughest races I've ever done in my high school career," Clark said after capping her impressive career at Tucson High with a win in the 300-meter hurdles Saturday night at …

May 16, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Loss in semis ends Salpointe's run

GILBERT - The second-seeded Salpointe Lancers had not lost a match that counted since the beginning of the season. In the state tournament, the Lancers swept both of their opponents.

May 15, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Foothills girls win easily to earn 2nd straight state title

On StarNet: Additional coverage of the quarterfinal rounds in the 1A, 2A, and 3A baseball and softball state tournaments and the championship matches in the 2A/3A tennis individual state tournaments for singles and doubles play: azstarnet.com/sports/high-school

May 09, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Bad inning bounces I-Ridge from winners' bracket

SURPRISE - Ironwood Ridge ran into a tough pitcher while Brandon Matthews had just one bad inning, leaving the Nighthawks with having to get to the championship of 5A-II state baseball tournament the hard way.

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Fowler sharp in circle, hits slam in Cats' win

Fowler sharp in circle, hits slam in Cats' win

TEMPE - It was Arizona's turn to ride high in the amusement park world of college softball. A pair of freshmen were the ticket Saturday - another run-rule-shortened game, this time with the Wildcats routing Arizona State 14-2.

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Lancers run ends short of finals

Lancers run ends short of finals

GILBERT - Salpointe Catholic ran into a buzz saw one match short of the state championship.

February 11, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Santa Rita prevails with solid defense

Santa Rita prevails with solid defense

PHOENIX - The Santa Rita Eagles have another shot at the school's first state football championship. At least this time, however, they won't have to get up as early.

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Disqualification fails to break Rangers' spirit

5A STATE SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

November 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
St. Augustine loses in 1A state semifinal

St. Augustine loses in 1A state semifinal

PHOENIX — A couple of late mistakes kept St. Augustine from reaching their ultimate goal.

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Badgers let late lead slip away

Badgers let late lead slip away

MESA — With just one senior on the floor much of the night, experience may have been the difference in Tucson's outcome in the 5A-I girls basketball state quarterfinals.

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Tolleson edges Rincon in heartbreaker

Tolleson edges Rincon in heartbreaker

PHOENIX — After controlling most of the 110 minutes of play, Rincon/University High School still had its destiny in its hands. In this case, Mihn Vu's hands.

February 13, 2009 12:00 am Photos

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Catalina's surprising run ends with semifinal loss

PHOENIX — Catalina ran into a one-man wrecking crew in the 4A-II state baseball semifinals Friday night.

May 10, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

Cats rally hard in final seconds, finish just short

TEMPE — Arizona did just about everything it could on the court to beat its archrival, even having a late bounce go its way before seeing the familiar shortfall on the scoreboard.

February 09, 2008 12:00 amLoading…

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