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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.
Wednesday morning was the last day of the early signing period for high school athletes to sign National Letters of Intent with four-year NCAA colleges. Five Ironwood Ridge athletes made it official with a signing day ceremony at the high school.
Ironwood Ridge fell 3-1 to Sunnyslope in the Division II state championship game on Wednesday night. For the Vikings it is their seventh state title.
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 Ironwood Ridge girls volleyball team will play for the Division II state championship against No. 2 Sunnyslope.
Sunnyside stunned No. 2 Ironwood Ridge, beating the Nighthawks 35-14 in the first round of the Division II state playoffs.
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.
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.
Ironwood Ridge won their ninth straight game as they beat Vista Grande 42-27. The win gave them the No. 2 seed in the Division II state tournament. Their lone loss came in the season opener against Liberty, the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
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.
Ironwood Ridge can safely boast that they are Tucson’s best team after beating Salpointe 48-17 on Friday night in a battle of the last two southern Arizona state champions.
Three area teams remained ranked, with Ironwood Ridge holding the highest as the No. 3 team in Division 2. Pusch Ridge is eighth in Division 5, although they have their playoff berth wrapped up. Both the Nighthawks and CDO can clinched Sectional titles, and the automatic bids that accompany them this week with wins.
Former Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View football player Cris Thorson was honored for his academics. The Colorado Mesa football player was one of 14 Mavericks named to the RMAC All-Academic honor roll.
Ironwood Ridge made a serious claim to being Tucson’s best team after beating Mountain View 42-7 on Friday night. The win is the Nighthawks’ seventh in a row and puts Ironwood Ridge in the driver’s seat for the sectional championship and an automatic berth in the Division II state playoffs.
Despite having the top golfer of the day, Ironwood Ridge fell to Sahuaro 161-663 on Monday. The sixth proved to be the key hole. The Nighthawks led by two strokes after five, but the Cougar golfers combined to shoot -1 on the hole, while Ironwood Ridge posted a combined +4.