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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:00 am

IR grad earns national honors

Nick Carlson, a 2009 Ironwood Ridge graduate, was recognized on a national level last week after the American Football Coaches Association announced the 2011 NAIA All-American Team.

Carlson, who plays at Midland University earned All-American honors.  

Carlson, who played in eight games at defensive back for the 2011 Midland squad, is the football program’s first All-American since 2000. He hauled in nine interceptions in the 2011 season, breaking a school record for interceptions in a season and finished with the most interceptions per game in the nation.

Colson is the son of Gene Carlson and Melissa Palomino.

Hoop shoot signups

Bring your friends and come compete in the Elks Basketball Hoop Shoot on Sat. January 7, 2012 at Coronado School 3401 E. Wilds Rd. in Catalina.

This day is for boys and girls ages 8-13 (age as of April 1). The winner of each category will be invited to compete at the District Competition.

Registration is free and occurs between 8:30-8:45. Kids will have the opportunity to warm up between 8:45-9, and the competition takes place between 9 a.m.-12p.m.

A parent or guardian must accompany participants.

For more information call Larry Whittenborn at 631-7414.

Janis leads MV wrestlers

The Mountain View Wrestling Team competed in the Camp Verde Dual Tournament on Dec. 9 and Dec.10.

The Mountain Lions faired well with a dual record of 4-3. The tournament featured teams mostly from Northern Arizona.

Bailey Janis led the team at the 113-pound weight class. Bailey wrestled to a perfect 9-0 record during the tournament.

He beat the top-ranked wrestler in Division IV from Camp Verde in the championship match by a score of 12-8.

Five Mountain Lion wrestlers finished in the top eight: Bailey Janis took first place, Gavin Butler placed seventh at 126 pounds, Jake Wareham took fifth at 160 pounds, Jesse Martinez took fifth at 170 pounds and Ricky Alvarez placed fifth at 195 pounds.

“We came together and competed as a team this weekend,” said Coach Paul Ponce. “The competition and journey to Camp Verde brought the team closer together and will pay big dividends down the road."

The Mountain Lions will be hosting a dual tournament during the holiday break on Dec. 20 and Dec. 21.

It is expected to feature some of the top teams in the state.

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HS Schedule

Tuesday, September 16

Boys Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Buena, Cienega at Marana

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina at Amphi (Silverbell GC)

Catalina Foothills, Pueblo, Sahuarita at Sahuaro

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Mountain View at Rio Rico

Ironwood Ridge at Glendale Ironwood

Swimming (@4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge, Sahuarita at Desert Christian

Wednesday, September 17

Girls Golf (@ 3 p.m.)

Rincon at CDO

Ironwood Ridge, Desert View at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Cross Country (@4:30)

Salpointe at Catalina Foothills

Palo Verde, Nogales at Marana

Rincon, St. Gregory at CDO

Sahuarita, Pueblo, Pusch Ridge at Desert View

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Empire at Marana (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

CDO at Queen Creek

Cienega at Mountain View

Sahuaro at Catalina Foothills

Walden Grove at Pusch Ridge

Thursday, September 18

Girls Golf

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Boys Golf

Sahuaro and Salpointe at Ironwood Ridge

CDO, Rincon, Sunnyside at Tucson High

Girls Volleyball (Fr 4 p.m., JV 5 p.m., Var 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Marana at Sahuarita

Ironwood Ridge at Sahuaro (4:30, 5:30, 6:30)

Catalina Foothills at Rincon

Pusch Ridge at San Manuel

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Marana vs. Tucson at Quincy Douglas Pool

Cienega at Marana

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Amphi

Catalina Foothills at Sahuaro

Freshman Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Flowing Wells at Marana (4 p.m.)

Desert View at Mountain View

Cienega at CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

JV Football (all games at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted)

Amphi at Marana

Santa Cruz Valley at Pusch Ridge

Mountain View at Desert View

CDO at Cienega

Buena at Ironwood Ridge

Sahuarita at Catalina Foothills

Friday, September 19

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Mountain View, Ironwood Ridge at Mt. Carmel Invitational (San Diego, CA)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

Football (@7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Santa Cruz Valley

Catalina at Marana

Desert Vista at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Buena

Cienega at CDO

Catalina Foothills at Sahuarita

Saturday, September 20

Boys Golf

Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO, at Phoenix Aguila Invitational (all day)

Cross Country

Marana at Old Pueblo Invite(Lincoln Park)

Mountain View at San Diego

Catalina Foothills, CDO at Ojo Rojo (Chandler, AZ)


Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions


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