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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.
The Pusch Ridge and Mountain View football teams were both in action on Friday night, but each had different results.
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.
The Mountain View boys golf team finished third in a four-team match on Tuesday. Salpointe won the match with a 156, 11 strokes better than Buena. Sunnyside was fourth with 224.
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.
Glendale’s Joy Christian won the field position battle and made a smart tactical move and that led to their 28-6 road win over Pusch Ridge Christian last Friday night.
Head Coaches have to make a number of tough decisions at the end of games, but none tougher than big decisions in the final seconds. Mountain View Head Football Coach Bam McRae had to make one of those decisions Friday night against Cienega, choosing to go for the win, rather than a game tying field goal in the game’s final seconds of the Mountain Lions’ 27-24 loss to the Bobcats.
Pusch Ridge Player of the Game
Pusch Ridge’s home opener was spoiled by Glendale’s Joy Christian 28-6. The Lions dropped to 1-1 on the season, while Joy Christian improved to 2-0.
The Pusch Ridge girls volleyball team lost a grueling five-set match with Empire on Tuesday.
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.
Both the Mountain View girls and boys golf team were in action on Tuesday with mixed results.
The Boot will remain on the east side of I-10. Mountain View beat Marana 53-2 on Thursday night, earning the right to keep the Boot Trophy that the winner of the game gets to keep on their campus.
The Mountain View football program continues to sort though an Arizona Interscholastic Association investigation into allegations of improper recruiting, causing them to play shorthanded Thursday night against Marana.
Marana’s quarterback Connor Leavens braces for the impact of the Mountain View’s defensive impact during Thursday’s season-opener game. The Mountain Lions beat the Tigers 55-2.
Pusch Ridge had little trouble with their season opening road game against Miami (AZ). Earning a 42-0 win.
Both Mountain View and Marana opened the 2014 football season on Thursday night. Mountain View got the 53-2 win over their district rival, keeping the Boot Trophy for another year. Here are some news and notes from the game.
Justice Summerset made the most of his first start at quarterback, amassing over 350 yards and leading Mountain View to a 53-2 win over rival Marana.
This was a busy summer for Mountain View High School’s Justice Summerset. The junior attended five football camps, competed in three Junior Olympic track meets and met with some college coaching staffs. He won a national title, got a jump on some academic work, but most importantly, got to spend some time with his father.
On Friday night Ironwood Ridge opened up their 2014 schedule with a tough 24-20 loss to Peoria Liberty. We take a quick look at the impact of the game on the Nighthawks.
A strong second half propelled Peoria Liberty to a 24-20 win over Ironwood Ridge on Friday night.
Ironwood Ridge opens up the 2014 season with a road game against Peoria Liberty High School. The Lions are one of the better teams in the state and will pose a big challenge for the Nighthawks.