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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

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 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)

Swimming

Marana at Wolves Classic (Chandler High)

Girls Volleyball

CDO at Westwood Tournament of Champions

 

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