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Hopes are high around the Ironwood Ridge girls soccer program. The Nighthawk girls are coming off a playoff appearance and are off to a great start this season after winning the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic.
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.
It has been a slow start to year two of the Mark Felix era at Ironwood Ridge. The Nighthawks’ first six losses all came by 10 points or less.
The Ironwood Ridge girls and boys soccer teams had easy wins against Casa Grande on Monday. The two teams won by a combined 19-1.
The Ironwood Ridge girls and Catalina Foothills boys soccer teams won the championship games of the Brandon Bean Kickoff Classic on Saturday,
This is the last year for Julie Walters as head coach of the Catalina Foothills boys soccer team and the Falcons want to make another run at a state title.
The 2014 fall sports season has come to a close for teams on the Northwest side. Multiple state titles were won, winning streaks were had and records were broken. Here are the best of the best, your All-Northwest selections.
If you step into Krisha Leyva’s class be prepared for a lot of energy, a lot of hands-on activities and not a lot of handholding. Leyva believes in being upbeat and animated, but she also believes in letting kids make their own discoveries. This philosophy has led her to being a finalist for STEM Superhero Awards for Most Dedicated STEM teacher, which is sponsored by the Arizona Super Bowl committee.
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/
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state Cross Country championship on Saturday.
The Catalina Foothills boys won the Division II state swimming title and the girls took third place on Saturday. All told the Falcons collected five individual state titles and two relay title.
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state championship on Saturday.
Four area teams qualified for their respective state football playoffs. Only one of the four still had work to do in the final week of the season, but with their 37-10 win over Maricopa, Catalina Foothills wrapped up the No. 12 seed and will now visit Queen Creek. It was the fourth straight win for the Falcons, after starting 3-3 and dealing with youth and injuries.
Catalina Foothills and Ironwood Ridge were both in action on Tuesday night, opening up the Division II state playoffs. Both the Falcons and the Nighthawks won, advancing to the second round.
Marana High School hosted sectional championships for Division II, III and IV on Saturday.
With their 37-10 win over Maricopa, Catalina Foothills wrapped up the No. 12 seed and will now visit Queen Creek. It was the fourth straight win for the Falcons, after starting 3-3 and dealing with youth and injuries.
On Tuesday night the pairing for the Arizona state high school golf championships came out and a number of local teams and golfers qualified.
Two local football teams clinched sectional titles and the automatic playoff bids that come with them.
Catalina Foothills kept their playoff hopes alive with a 31-7 win over Marana on Friday night.
Catalina Foothills dealt CDO’s playoff hopes a major blow with a 3-0 volleyball win on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Dorados to No. 17 in the state with just a single game remaining.
Thanks to a strong front four, the Catalina Foothills Boys golf team beat Rincon 146-158 on Tuesday. Santa Rita shot a team combined 164.
Catalina Foothills kept their playoff hopes alive with their 45-0 win over Casa Grande. The Falcons sit at 5-3 and will need to win out to feel comfortable about being in playoff contention. They finish with Marana and Maricopa, two three-win teams.
Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View meet this week in a game that will put the winner in great shape to win Division II, Section V. Both are coming off of lopsided wins which put them each at 2-0 in the section.