Seniors Roland Jones and Dorian Paige combined for 49 points
Thursday night and powered Palo Verde to a convincing 80-55 victory
Salpointe Catholic used an all-around strong second half to beat
Nogales 3-0 Monday night and win its second straight boys title in
the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic.
Catalina Foothills capitalized from its speed and solid defense
to beat Sahuaro 62-34 Wednesday in the final night of pool play of
the Ironwood Ridge Hardwood Fall Classic.
Ironwood Ridge used a well-balanced offensive attack and a "bend
but don't break" defense to beat visiting Scottsdale Horizon 35-16
Friday night to advance to the second round of the 5A-II state
PHOENIX - Top-seeded Ironwood Ridge lost in the 5A-II state
semifinals to No. 5 Scottsdale Desert Mountain on Saturday in a
five-set thriller at North Canyon High School.
Senior James Wimberly ran for 202 yards and four touchdowns to
lead Cholla to a 48-38 win over visiting Douglas Friday night, but
it was most likely his last game as a Charger.
Catalina's Alejandro Montaño beat rival Alejandro Valencia from
Rio Rico to win Saturday's Division III, Section III cross country
meet at Marana but the Hawks outran the Trojans to take the boys
Fountain Hills picked apart Empire on both sides of the ball on
its way to a 28-7 win, handing the host Ravens their second
Amphitheater amassed 525 rushing yards and scored eight
touchdowns on the ground to blow past Cholla 63-21 and win its
seventh straight on Friday night.
Catalina Foothills shocked the Southern Arizona high school
football world with its 31-28 upset of previously undefeated Sabino
on Friday night. It was the Falcons' second victory over Sabino
ever. The other one came in 2004 at Foothills with a narrow 17-16
Sierra Vista Buena used a well-balanced offense and took
advantage of Rincon/University's mistakes to win its second
consecutive game, and the Rangers lost their second straight and
14th straight against Buena.
Canyon del Oro locked up its 18th consecutive win Thursday night
- and did so without running back Ka'Deem Carey.
Rincon/University proved how strong it is Friday night by
emerging on top in a battle that was decided in the final
Mountain View first-year head coach Justin Argraves earned his
first win Friday night in a 35-0 demolishing of rival Marana.
Greg Vinueza-Daly did everything he could to make sure
Rincon/University beat host Santa Rita to open the season.
SURPRISE - Tanque Verde's last-gasp comeback bid fell a run
short at Surprise Baseball Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
PHOENIX - Just after Sahuarita fell 7-3 to No. 1 Chandler Seton
Catholic, capping a run to the state softball championship, the
program promised to return to the title game next year.
MESA - There was more to the 3,200 relay than winning for anchor
Humberto Bravo and his Flowing Wells teammates on Friday night.
MESA - Steve Magnuson easily ran off with two individual state
titles on the first day of the 5A-II state meet at Mesa Community
College on Wednesday.
Tucson High School's Christine Clark won four events during a
three-way meet at Sabino on Wednesday, and did so in dominating
Ironwood Ridge's girls tennis team took down a familiar foe in
the first-round of the 5A-II tennis team state tourney.
Dylan Souza and Andy Lacy of Catalina Foothills trailed for most
of the boys 800-meter race at the Southern Arizona Distance Classic
Friday night at Sabino.
Catalina Foothills dismantled Canyon Del Oro in Thursday's
It is just natural that Canyon del Oro's Jaide Stepter would
stand out on the track. And that is exactly what she did Wednesday
Visiting Salpointe Catholic easily swept Tucson on Tuesday
night. But coach Amy Johnson said she feels the Lancers still need
After taking a 5-0 lead in the first inning, Empire looked like
it was going to blow past Desert Christian, especially because the
Eagles were without their two senior captains.
Douglas stayed perfect with a 9-0 win at Catalina on
Pueblo's MacQuan McGruder, a junior sprinter, loves his team's
new track, especially after the three-way meet the Warriors hosted
Canyon del Oro's girls tennis team overcame the loss of four of
last year's top six players and is currently riding a five-match
Sahuaro rolled over Catalina Foothills 11-0 Thursday,
registering 13 hits and striking out seven Falcons' batters.
Sahuaro's Christine Corrao won the pole vault at her team's
four-way meet on Wednesday, but that wasn't the special part for
Sahuaro's Joe Evans opted to run the 300 hurdles for the first
time at the Willie Williams Classic on Thursday at Arizona's Roy P.
Douglas turned back Rincon/University 6-2 in six innings Tuesday
on the second day of the Tucson Conquistadores Lancer Baseball
Brawny bats and near-perfect pitching pushed Catalina Foothills
to an 11-1 win over Mountain View in the first round of the Tucson
Conquistadores Lancer Baseball Classic on Monday.
Cholla overcame a blown lead to beat Sahuarita 8-7 in five
innings on Friday.
Cool temperatures and gusting winds didn't slow down Ironwood
Ridge in its first meet of the season on Wednesday.
The Canyon del Oro baseball team was solid in Friday's 7-2 win
over El Paso Bellaire in the Panther Invitational at Amphitheater
Host Sabino swept the boys and girls throwing events in
Wednesday night's season-opening fourway meet.
Flowing Wells never took a lead until it counted most.
Marana bounced back from a 5-3 loss in the semifinals to finish
in third place in the Dorado Classic at the Sports Park on
Despite surviving a difficult first inning, Rincon/University
eventually showed its inexperience against perennial 5A-I power
Phoenix Xavier on Friday afternoon.
Palo Verde can now officially call itself a Cinderella team.
Sahuaro virtually shut down the Canyon del Oro offense,
especially in the first half, on its way to a 3-1 win Wednesday and
earning a spot in the girls 4A-I state quarterfinals.
Canyon del Oro moved one win closer to defending its state title
and pushed its win streak to 19 games, but there was nothing easy
Canyon del Oro upset Flowing Wells, the No. 2 team in the 4A-I
power rankings, 1-0 on CDO's senior night to likely secure a spot
in the state tournament.
Salpointe Catholic overcame a slow start to beat Mountain View
3-0 in the 5A Southern Region tournament and boost coach Wolfgang
Weber to his 500th career win Wednesday night at Tucson High
On Rincon/University's Senior Night, a pair of seniors scored to
lead the Rangers past Buena 2-0.
Jamee Swan scored 14 points in the third quarter to lead host
Marana to a 58-46 comeback win over Catalina on Wednesday night.
Swan totaled 35 in the game and added 21 rebounds and nine blocks,
leaving her just short of a triple-double.
Darian Saunders fouled out but still played a major role in a
53-46 home victory for Palo Verde over Douglas on Thursday
A solid defense and two goals Tuesday night helped Sabino top