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At Ironwood Ridge High School Thursday night, the Nighthawks (15-5, 4-1 in league) had the challenge of stopping the Tucson High School Badgers, one of the top 50 basketball teams in Arizona.
For the first time in four years, the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks won't be playing in the 5A-II boys basketball championship game.
Jan Maehlen is proof positive good things do come in tall packages.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, A basketball looks small in the hands of Ironwood Ridge big man Jan Maehlen.
Mountain View entertained thoughts of upsetting highly-ranked Ironwood Ridge after scoring the first six points of their game last Tuesday.
Hosting their conference opener, the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks (8-1) unveiled their "new" starting lineup in a 59-50 win over the Buena (Sierra Vista) Colts.