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Posted: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:02 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

A few key matchups are on tap for the week. Don’t miss these — in person or on your television.

1 Come out and see baseball played for the love of sport, as Little League All-Star tourneys showcase young sluggers throughout the week. For league schedules and locations of CDO, Coronado, Coronado Ranch, Marana and Thornydale games, log onto http://www.eteamz.com/cdoll/, http://www.coronadoll.org/, www.crll.org, http://www.eteamz.com/maranaLL/, www.thornydalell.org.

2 As of deadline, the .500 Arizona Diamondbacks lounge atop the NL West. Far below and sliding, the San Diego Padres cross the desert to provide padding for the Snakes’ rudderless lead. The pillow fight of first- and last-place teams goes live Friday, July 4, on FoxSports AZ at 6:30 p.m.

3 Last year, Accenture ops guru Stephen Nutt accepted the setup nod for the inaugural Tiger-hosted AT&T National. Neither will attend the $6 million event this year, but seventh-ranked Steve Stricker leads the list of golfers committed. First-round coverage begins Thursday, July 3, at 5:30 p.m. on the Golf Channel.

4 The favorite 104-octane gasoline blend of stock car racing costs $6.75 per gallon — but fuel sponsors give the stuff away to racers. At least NASCAR found pushers with sympathy. Tune in for Daytona’s Coke Zero 400, Saturday, July 5, at 5 p.m. on TNT, and be glad you don’t have to drive there.

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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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