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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.
Mountain View High School has had five former students killed in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan, which is believed to be the most of any high school in America. This somber fact led to the construction of a veterans’ memorial in front of the school. Nov. 8, the school dedicated the monument to the five, as well as any United States military veteran.
The glory days
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state Cross Country 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.
CDO’s Chris Meyers won the Division II boys golf championship on Tuesday. He finished the two-day tournament by shooting a 136 (-8) on the course at the Aguila Golf Course in Laveen, AZ.
The teams and individuals below would make state if the season ended today. Many boys teams have reached or exceeded seven contests. Since the rankings use the best seven scores, those individuals that have played eight or more have begun to drop their higher scores. This should result in lowering team and individual scores. Teams are allowed to play 14 competitions. Those that choose to play fewer will have a disadvantage.
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.
CDO golfer Chris Meyers had a memorable weekend, winning a tournament on his final shot on one of golf’s most famous holes.
The current Boys Golf Rankings for 9/29/14 as calculated by CDO boys golf coach John Farbarik. Prior week email rankings are below. Many boys teams have reached or exceeded seven contests. Since the rankings use the best seven scores, those that have played eight or more have begun to drop their higher scores. This should result in lowering scores. Teams are allowed to play 14 competitions. Those that choose not to play the maximum number will have a disadvantage.
(Family Features) St. Andrews, Augusta, Mission Hills China: three iconic golf courses on three separate continents. With an international interest in the sport growing at mach speed, golfers are flying around the world to experience new courses while seeing the sights.
Raising money to put towards the research of neuroblastoma, Tee Up for Tots, hosted its 16th annual charity golf tournament at Omni Tucson National Resort.
(BPT) - The benefits for children playing sports are plentiful. Teamwork, setting and accomplishing goals, developing small motor skills and the physical activity are just a few, and they can take a child far toward becoming a well-developed person - even if they don’t pursue sports professionally as an adult.
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.
Monday, September 15
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 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.
Rising senior Alex McMahon won the 90th Arizona State Amateur Championship Saturday morning at Desert Highlands Golf Club.
Jim Lamb is the new president of the SaddleBrooke Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 Rotary year. He and his wife Mary have resided in this community for fifteen years. They have two children and three grandchildren. Mary is an operating room nurse at The University of Arizona Medical Center.
Sign up to play in the 2nd Annual Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center's (SACAC) Golf Tournament -- September 14, 2014, at the beautiful Gallery golf course.