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Monday, September 29
With a skilled, mature and coachable volleyball team, the Nighthawks are coming into this season with all the necessary tools, but the question remains as to whether this is the team that will bring home Ironwood Ridge’s first state title.
Monday, September 15
The Pusch Ridge girls volleyball team earned a very tough 3-1 win over Sahuarita on Wednesday night.
Marana got a good win Wednesday night in girls volleyball, while CDO and Mountain View each fell in straight sets.
Although the Catalina Foothills girls volleyball team beat Tucson High 3-0 on Tuesday night, they had to battle to do so.
The CDO, Marana and Mountain View girls volleyball teams were in action on Tuesday night and all three teams struggled.
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.
The Pusch Ridge girls volleyball team lost a grueling five-set match with Empire on Tuesday.
The Canyon Del Oro girls volleyball team opened up the 2014 season with a 3-1 home win over Sabino.
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.
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.
(StatePoint) For many kids, playing sports is an important part of growing up, and that’s a good thing. Sports are a great way for children and adolescents to develop lifelong exercise habits, build relationships, and learn teamwork.
In 1891, Dr. James Naismith was in search of a physical indoor game that could be played by athletes during the cold winter months in Springfield, Mo. At the YMCA’s Springfield College, Naismith hung two peach baskets on either side of a room and the game of basketball was invented. This may be a fact that a lot of basketball fans already know, but do they also know that the sports of volleyball and racquetball were also invented at the YMCA?
The Catalina Foothills boys and girls tennis teams both capped undefeated seasons with Division II state championships.
Marana Unified School District Superintendent Doug Wilson will now serve as president of the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Executive Board. He had previously served as vice president and is serving his third year on the board.
The week is headlined by one of the games of the year in prep softball as No. 3 Ironwood Ridge and No. 6 Canyon Del Oro (CDO) meet on the diamond. While both are likely to qualify for state, the winner will climb in the rankings with an eye on the top-four seed and two home games to start the playoffs.
Despite the school’s small size, Immaculate Heart High School has some of the top track and field athletes in Tucson.
Hidden rocks can spell disaster for even the most skilled snowboarder. For University of Arizona alumna Alana Nichols, an icon of courage and excellence in Paralympic sports, that disaster came not just once, but twice.
For the first time this summer, Championship Sports, is going to be offering a variety of fun outdoor sports for boys and girls age 3-10.
Tuesday, September 16
The volleyball team (14-14) lost in four sets (16-25, 25-17, 23-25, 17-25) to Scottsdale Community College on Friday in the Region I, Division II double elimination tournament at Glendale Community College. The No. 3 seeded Aztecs lost to Phoenix College on Thursday.