Foothills dominant in bids for ninth straight state titles
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana junior Jordan Jeffries powers through and wins his preliminary race in the 100-yard butterfly last week. Jeffries took second overall in the event and won the regional championship in the 100-yard backstroke.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Catalina Foothills junior Rhett Wallace kicks off the wall to start the 100-yard backstroke preliminary heat on Friday.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marana senior Brindy Bringhurst competes against CDO freshman Jessica McNamee in the girls 100-yard breaststroke. Brunghurst won the close race and went on the win the regional championship during Saturday's final round.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Catalina Foothills senior Olivia Luko competes in the 100-yard backstroke during the regional preliminaries last Friday. Luko finished first overall during the competition held at James Kriegh Pool. The 4A state meet begins Oct. 31 at Arizona State University.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, CDO's Anthony Panzero cheers on teammate Tim Gort while relaying his lap count during the preliminaries of the boys 500-yard freestyle.
High School Basketball
(G) = Girl's game
Monday, Dec. 1
Mountain View vs. Boulder Creek 7 p.m.
@Marana vs. Palo Verde 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 2
(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 6 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Amphi 7 p.m.
@Pusch Ridge vs. Marana 8 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 4
(G) Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 6:30 p.m.
(G) Marana vs. Nogales 7 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Nogales 7 p.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. Pueblo 8 p.m.
@Marana vs. Nogales 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 5
(G) @Marana vs. Cienega 7:30 p.m.
Canyon del Oro vs. Empire 7 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Basha 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Dec. 8
@Ironwood Ridge vs. Saguaro 7 p.m.
Marana vs. Catalina 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 9
(G) @Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.
(G) @Marana vs. Empire 7:30 p.m.
Canyon del Oro vs. Sabino 7 p.m.
@Pusch Ridge vs. Douglas 7 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Buena 7:30 p.m.
Mountain View vs. St. Mary's
Marana vs. Empire 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12
(G) @Marana vs. Catalina 7:30 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Rincon 7 p.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. Sahuarita 8 p.m.
@Ironwood Ridge vs. Cienega 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 13
@Ironwood Ridge vs. Mountain Pointe 5 p.m.
Mountain View vs. Moreau Catholic 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 16
Mountain View vs. Valley Vista 7 p.m.
@Marana vs. Santa Rita 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Canyon del Oro vs. Walden Grove 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 18
(G) Canyon Del Oro vs. Marana 7:30 p.m.
(G) @Mountain View vs. Flowing Wells 7 p.m.
@Canyon del Oro vs. Marana 7 p.m.
@Pusch Ridge vs. Miami 7 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge vs. Vista Grande 7 p.m.