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Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month.
26th Annual Mountain View High School Dual Tournament
In many ways Marana’s 31-28 loss to Flowing Wells was a microcosm of their season. The Tigers were close, but in the end the Tigers’ youth and a few costly plays meant the difference between a win and a loss.
Two local football teams clinched sectional titles and the automatic playoff bids that come with them.
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.
Adding a win to their already almost flawless record, the Nighthawks did not disappoint their home crowd as they rallied their way to a 3-0 win over the Dorados last week.
It was a big win on Thursday night for the Mountain View football team. Not only did they snap No. 1 Salpointe’s 19-game winning streak, but they gave their playoff hopes a jumpstart.
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.
Monday, September 29
After losing their first game of the season, the Ironwood Ridge football team has now rattled off four straight wins and are serving notice that they believe they are the best team in Southern Arizona. The Nighthawks rushed for 328 yards in their 53-16 win over Buena and now appear to be on a collision course towards a late November showdown with defending state champion Salpointe.
The latest media rankings for high school football are out and there is starting to be a lot of moving going on as the season gets into its fourth week.
Monday, September 15
Marana High School, in the Marana Unified School District, announces Camron Dozier to serve as interim head girls basketball coach.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
The story of the week in high school sports was the return of Bridgett Doucet. The CDO senior cross country runner finished second in the state two years ago, but missed all of last season dealing with an illness. She did come back for the track season, but she served notice at least week’s Northwest Showdown that she was all the way back and a real contender for a state championship.
High School sports schedule for the Northwest Teams, Marana, Mountain View, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO and Pusch Ridge. Weather will most likely wipe out Monday's golf matches.
No games on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday, but there is still a full slate of games, including the start of swimming, volleyball and cross country.
Northwest High School Athletics Schedule for the Week of August 25-30
Andy Litten knew when he took the Marana coaching job that it would not be a quick fix. Inheriting a zero-win team, was not easy, but changing the culture that begun to accept losing. After two successful seasons, which the Tigers have won nine games in the last two seasons after winning just eight the previous four seasons, the goal is simple; get to the postseason.
The high school football season is less than two weeks away, with the bulk of the teams getting started a week later. Here is a week by week schedule of the Northwest teams.
(BPT) - The lazy days of summer are nearly over. Back-to-school season means back to a busy life with a seemingly never-ending schedule of classes, sporting events and extracurricular activities. Making healthy choices can take a back seat to convenience when on the run. While pre-packaged foods are tempting for those hectic days of fall, nutritious homemade snacks and meals can be just as easy and quick. They are also much better for you and your children.
Jeff Laos was born with a killer jump shot and an affinity for music. Today he’s Soulular, a one-man electronic music project that is carving out a niche where he plays his own instruments in a genre known for using samples and loops.
By now the Great American Playhouse has gained notoriety across north Tucson as a rowdy melodramatic theater that fills its auditorium with laughter and energy. On weekend evenings, the theater is commonly filled to the back with audience members who join in on the fun by singing along with the familiar ballads, booing at the villains, and cheering for the heroes. The roof threatens to fly off the foundation on these crowded evenings of rowdiness. You can imagine my surprise, then, when I attended the theater’s Sunday afternoon showing of their newest production “Naomi and Michelle’s Excellent Adventure”, and found the auditorium half full. It seemed as though it would be a different crowd than I had grown accustomed to in prior GAP experiences, as the audience appeared tired from the mid-day heat, from large Sunday lunches, and from the thoughts of beginning a new a work week. I sat in my seat, and prepared myself for what I fully expected to be a toned down and lazy rendition of GAP’s newest play, lacking the perennial punching power that the company has become known for.
Oro Valley resident Abe Grijalva was named the new softball coach at Flowing Wells last week. Grijalva, the longtime softball coach for Douglas High School, semi-retired to Oro Valley after 30 years at Douglas, 17 coaching softball.