- Your Voice
Last year, the Pusch Ridge Lions were so close to a state championship they could taste it. This year, they weren’t about to lose again in the state championship softball game. The Lady Lions took down the Division IV title after defeating sixth-seed St. Johns 3-2 at the Rose Mofford Complex on May 12.
Led by five determined seniors, the top-ranked Pusch Ridge Christian Academy softball team won the Division IV State Championship Saturday, beating sixth-seed St. Johns in a nail-biting 3-2 win.
With the 2011 football season coming to a close, Bob Vance, head coach of Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, resigned last week.
Knowing they had a good chance to win going in, the Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Lions football team played with total confidence Thursday night for the first time all year.
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy has had a rough start to the 2011-2012 football season, dropping a third consecutive game Friday night against Tanque Verde.
A lot of new faces will be wearing varsity numbers for the Pusch Ridge Lions, as the team works to prepare for its 2011-12 season.
High school football programs officially get under way this week, marking the start of the fall ball season.
It took the arms and legs of Glendale Deer Valley (30-6) pitcher Lauren Haegar to defeat the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks girls’ softball team in the 5A-II state title game on Friday in Phoenix.
The Pusch Ridge Christian Academy girls’ softball team finished the 2011 season as the 2A state runner-up, losing to top-seeded Benson. The 2011 team included head coach Bob Vance, back left, Anjelica Russell-Johnson, Paige Shepperd, Rachel Ward, Kaycee Thompson, Mariela Ramirez, Corrie Ward, Kristi Overman, Rachel Ellis and assistant coach Andrea Hendrickson. Also, Rachel Majors, front left, Dominique Vaught, Lindsey Roth, Nikki Hammond, Cori Messer-Meyers and Sarah Majors.
When a team scores four runs in the fifth inning to complete an 11-1 win and solidify its 9-0 record as one of the top two teams in the state, according to the 2A girls softball rankings, what’s not to like?
For the second year in a row, the Pusch Ridge Lions began their season with a loss, won their remaining regular season games to go unbeaten in their region, then lost at home in the playoffs.
Canyon Del Oro 62, Pueblo 0
Canyon del Oro 32, Flowing Wells 7
Marana 26, Flowing Wells 24
Ironwood Ridge 60, Rincon 13
In recent contests, Pusch Ridge has rolled past Baboquivari.
Without the services of Ka'Deem Carey, Canyon Del Oro turned to the feet of quarterback Jason McBrayer in beating Queen Creek 24-7 last Thursday night.
It's a whole new start for Mountain View football under first-year coach Justin Argraves.
Last year's magical run at Pusch Ridge included a nine-game winning streak before a season-ending, 28-7 second-round playoff loss to Yuma Catholic.
Aaron Vaughn's prospects look good.
When the youthful Pusch Ridge Christian Lions softball team made the semi-finals in 2A-play, they had reached a level that couldn't have been expected at season's start.
The Pusch Ridge girls softball team is off to a 6-3 start, after their 16-0 win at Empire last Friday.
At Pusch Ridge, the Lions football season ended as it began, with a loss.
When your offense averages nearly 50 points a game, your team's record is 8-1, and your quarterback amasses the most passing yards in Southern Arizona, it's easy to forget about the defense.