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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 30

Boys Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View at Haven Golf Course

Ironwood Ridge, Buena, Catalina at Rincon (Dell Urich)

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

Marana at CDO

Maricopa at Mountain View

Ironwood Ridge at Vista Grande

Poston Butte at Catalina Foothills

San Miguel at Pusch Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Wednesday, October 1

Girls Golf (3 p.m.)

Mountain View vs. Ironwood Ridge (Omnu Tucson National)

CDO, Sunnyside at Flowing Wells (Silverbell)

Sabino at Catalina Foothills

Cross Country (4:30 p.m.)

Ironwood Ridge, Sahuarita at Flowing Wells (Columbus Park)

Marana, St. Gregory at Catalina Foothills

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

CDO at Ironwood Ridge

Freshman Football (6 p.m.)

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills at CDO

JV Football (6.p.m.)

Marana at Maricopa

Salpointe at Mountain View

CDO at Catalina Foothills

Thursday, October 2

Swimming (4 p.m.)

Mountain View, St. Gregory’s, Pusch Ridge at Marana

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

Mountain View at Poston Butte

Catalina Foothills at Flowing Wells

Pusch Ridge at Willcox

Varsity Football (7p.m.)

Maricopa at Marana

Mountain View at Salpointe

Catalina Foothills @ CDO

Ironwood Ridge at Rincon

Friday, October 3

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Girls Vollyeball (all day)

CDO, Catalina Foothills at Falcon Invitational

Cross Country

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Desert Twilight Festival

Varsity Footbal (7 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at San Tan Valley

Saturday, October 4

Boys Golf (all day)

CDO at Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational

Swimming (all day)

Catalina Foothills, CDO, Ironwood Ridge at Brophy/Xavier Swim Invitational

Girls Volleyball (4 p.m.)

Pusch Ridge at Desert Christian

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