Ironwood Ridge returns nine seniors off of a 19-win team a year ago. With so much experience returning, the Nighthawks have a deep squad with good chemistry.
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/
Two local football teams clinched sectional titles and the automatic playoff bids that come with them.
Marana senior basketball player Kortnee Day has verbally committed to play basketball at Dixie State. Day made the call to the school’s coaching staff on Monday morning.
For the fifth consecutive week, the Pacific West Conference has a trio of teams in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball West Region Poll. Grand Canyon (21-2/16-2) climbed three spots to third while Dixie State (17-2/16-2 In-Region) jumped from sixth to fifth. Hawaii Pacific (15-6/12-6) dropped a pair of games to Dixie State and GCU, but remained in the Top 10 at No. 10.
For the fourth consecutive week, the Pacific West Conference has landed three teams in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball West Region Poll.