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The rematch is set - Ironwood Ridge will face CDO again

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Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 2:15 pm | Updated: 8:52 am, Sat May 12, 2012.

The Canyon Del Oro Dorados and Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks will have a chance to settle things when they meet for the second time in the loser’s bracket of the Division II double elimination state tournament.

In their first meeting on May 5, the Nighthawks edged the Dorados by a score of 9-8. The teams will meet again on Friday at Cherry Field at 6:30 p.m.

The winner will advance to play Sunrise Mountain High School in the state championship game, held at Arizona State University’s Farrington Stadium at 5:30 p.m. on May 14.

Ironwood Ridge

The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks faced their first loss in the state tournament on Wednesday, falling to #1 seed Sunrise Mountain 1-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Sunrise Mountain captured the win after senior Taylor Nowlin hit a double to bring in Danae King, who narrowly beat the throw to score the only run of the game. Makayla McAdams made a valiant effort from the mound for the Nighthawks, striking out eight batters and only giving up four hits with no walks.

Ironwood’s Robin Landrith and Erin Satterfield hit back-to-back doubles to advance to second and third base, but the spot-on pitching of Nowlin prevented either runner from advancing further. Nowlin struck out ten batters and like McAdams, allowed only four hits in the game.

Despite the loss, the Nighthawks’ defense was solid, allowing only one runner to reach second base prior to the seventh inning.


CDO managed to avoid double elimination with a win over Gila Ridge in Tuesday night’s elimination game, followed by a win over the Sabino Sabercats on Wednesday to set up the rematch with Ironwood.

The Dorados came out hot against Gila Ridge, led by Kayla Bonstrom and Sammi Noland, who each hit doubles early on. The momentum carried the Dorados to an early 5-0 lead at the end of one.

Bonstrom landed another double, and Noland hit a homerun to lead the Dorados to a six-run inning in the second. CDO closed the game out 12-0.

CDO managed to hang on against Sabino, even after the Sabercats tied the game at 5-5 in the top of the fifth inning. Makenzie Sullivan gave CDO the advantage in the sixth inning to boost her team to a 7-5 lead, which the Dorados maintained to capture the win.

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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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