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After taking the weekend to review the data, the AIA announced new, revised Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentative as there is still an appeal process.
The AIA announced new Divisional placements for all team sports for the next three seasons, beginning next season. The placements are tentative as their is still an appeal process.
Two area wrestlers won their weight classes at Flowing Wells Invitational, annually one of the one of the toughest wrestling tournaments in the state.
Seven area athletes signed to play baseball or softball with Pima College on Thursday. They were part of a group of 25 athletes to at the Pima District Office on Thursday to formally sign their commitments for the 2016 season.
I was reminded why my job is so cool, and what an interesting year it has been, while covering Marana’s Egg Nog Jog on New Years morning. While I was not thrilled to be working at 8:30 on New Year’s Day, there are a lot of things worse than shooting photographs on a brisk winter morning.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
A number of Northwest area athletes have committed to play their sports at the college level. Wednesday was the first day they could sign Letters of Intent/
The Canyon Del Oro softball team has gone back to the past for their new coach. Two-time state champion Kelly Fowler returns to lead the Dorados for the third time.
Although it will not be official until the Amphi School District Governing Board meets on September 23, Kelly Fowler will return as head coach of the Canyon Del Oro softball team.
Canyon Del Oro is expected to announce the hiring of a new softball coach sometime next week.
Little League softball usually takes a back seat to Little League baseball, but it is hard to argue with the track record of success at Thornydale Little League. The league based out of Arthur Pack Park has been dominant.
Three days a week you will find Andy Morales at Rio Vista Elementary School. On the surface this would not seem like much of a big deal, after all he is the school’s physical education teacher, but Morales does not have any classes to teach. Technically, Morales is on summer vacation, but still comes out those three days a week to tend to various projects he has going on.
The District 5 Little League baseball tournaments have all but come to a close. Just two area teas are still alive and when the weekend is over four area teams will have won district titles.
The first week of the District 5 Little League All-Star tournaments are over and things are really starting to take shape. After a full week and a busy weekend one champion has been crowned, and the championship brackets are set.
The first night of District 5 All-Star baseball and softball tournaments began on Monday. Here are the results as well as Tuesday’s match-ups.
The District 5 Little League All-Star Tournaments begin on Monday and a handful of area teams will be in action.
It is safe to say that Canyon Del Oro’s Sammy Nettling maximized her high school experience. The recent graduate was a three-sport standout, graduated near the top of her class and if that was not enough she worked hard to raise money for charity.
The District 5 All-Star baseball and softball tournaments begin on Monday. Here are the rosters for CDO Little League:
Former CDO softball standout Kayla Bonstrom was named to the Pac-12’s second team All-Academic team. It is the second award this season for the Stanford sophomore.
Seven Wildcats were named Pac-12 all-academic, highlighted by Kelsey Rodriguez’s first-team selection. Chelsea Suitos was named to the second team while Nancy Bowling, former CDO standout Kenzie Fowler, Chelsea Goodacre, Courtney Rodriguez and Lauren Young received honorable mentions.
First the fans cheered "We believe that we will win." Then they cheered "This is our house." Finally they just cheered. Ironwood Ridge beat rival Canyon Del Oro 2-1 to claim the Division II state softball championship.
CDO used one big inning and a solid pitching effort to get past Cactus 9-0 and get into the Division II state softball championship game.
Ironwood Ridge is one win from a state title, while rival Canyon Del Oro is one win from the championship game as both teams won state playoff softball games to come a step closer to their goals.
CDO kept their season alive, eliminating Marana 11-0 Monday night at Cherry Field. The Dorados had their bats working and took advantage of some sloppy Marana fielding and will now meet No. 1 Verrado.
The Catalina Foothills boys and girls tennis teams both capped undefeated seasons with Division II state championships.