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For the second straight week the CDO football team lost a game in the final moments, while also having to deal with a strange delay. Cienega beat CDO 23-18 in a game that saw the Bobcats take a late lead, then both teams have to deal with a 15 minute delay when the lights went out.
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.
Storms affected every football game in Southern Arizona last Friday. There was not a single game in the area that was not delayed or postponed. Two games, CDO/Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge/ Scottsdale Christian did not resume that night.
Three area teams were in action Monday night, with just one earning a win. In addition Catalina Foothills and Marana competed in a weekend tournament, with one of them taking it all.
Monday, September 15
Friday night means a full slate of football games involving Northwest Teams. The highlight of the schedule is the rivalry match-up between Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge.
The Catalina Foothills boys and girls cross country teams swept a three-team race with Empire and Flowing Wells on Wednesday.
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.
Despite a rough final hole, Catalina Foothills edged Ironwood Ridge 151-152 in their boys golf match on Tuesday. Douglas was third with a 217.
Although the Catalina Foothills girls volleyball team beat Tucson High 3-0 on Tuesday night, they had to battle to do so.
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.
The local culinary community is preparing to celebrate Arizona Restaurant Week, Sept. 19 through Sept. 28, and a common thread seems to be weaving its way through the otherwise divergent menus of participating eateries.
The AIA will not publish official boys golf rankings until 9/15. However, their formula is public and can be computed for Southern AZ teams before that date. Below are the unofficial rankings of Southern AZ teams for results played and posted by Sunday 9/7. The team with the lowest ranking in each section gets an automatic berth in their State Tournament. Eight at-large berths from non-section winners around the state will be given in each Division.
Girls cross country teams from CDO, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, Marana, Salpointe and Mountain View
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.
Catalina Foothills proved why it is important to have a reliable place kicker and the Falcons have one of the best in the city. Grant Hubble converted an extra point in overtime to give Foothills a 24-23 win over Walden Grove on Friday night.
The 2014 high school cross country season got started on Wednesday with the Northwest Showdown at Riverfront Park in Oro Valley. Eight boys squads and seven girls squads competed in the event.
Buena and Catalina Foothills tied in their match on Tuesday, each posting scores of 158.
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has cleared four members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors of allegations that they violated the state’s open-meeting law.
Since 1980, a Tucson school has been providing an educational experience to students and changing their lives. Recently the school underwent some changes of its own.
It’s no surprise that Blanco Tacos + Tequila in the Foothills’ La Encantada Shopping Center is packed in the hours between 4 and 6 p.m. given reasonable Happy Hour prices for drinks, and a wide variety of appetizers.
Like many Tucsonans, Victoria Steele was moved by the events on January 8, 2011. Unlike most, Steele saw it as a call to action and ran for the State House of Representative, winning a seat in District 9.
Last year Catalina Foothills had a dramatic turnaround and they look to continue that this season. The Falcons were winless in 2012 and were a playoff team last year.