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Ironwood Ridge High School won the Division-II state wrestling title Friday, Feb. 11.
SV Buena 15, Mountain View 10
There was cause for celebration at Marana … but not for the Tiger football team, which lost to Cienega last Friday night, 45-13.
The Mountain View Mountain Lions have a new attitude. First-year head coach Justin Argraves has brought a new energy and discipline to a Mountain Lions team that struggled to a 3-7 record last year.
Louis Payne is 5-10 and 220 pounds, a block of a young man who can bench press 335 pounds and loves to fly about the football field, hitting anyone in sight.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Kord Catt gets the yards when the Marana Tigers need them.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Marcos McMillion is the new quarterback at Mountain View High School. The Mountain Lions look to diversify their attack under first-year coach Justin Argraves.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Louis Payne is a tone-setter for the Marana Tigers football team. The Picture Rocks resident is a key lineman and leader for Coach Anthony Coronado's squad.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Aries Hyman is a defensive force for the Mountain View Mountain Lions.
Ironwood Ridge continued its solid wrestling season this weekend, winning the 25-team Salpointe Invitational.
Something unusual heard on the Marana football team's sideline as the squad headed to the locker room for halftime: "Hey coach, did we defer before kickoff?"
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer,Mountain View defenders gang-tackle Marana running back Louis Payne late in the third quarter of the Mountain Lions' 20-7 victory over the Tigers on Monday. Marana will travel to Cienega on Friday for its third game in eight days, and Mountain View has a week off before facing Salpointe Catholic on Oct. 23.
Mountain View Hig School's football Lions endured "the week from hell," according to coach Paul Schmidt.
After getting shut out for the second time in three games, the Marana Tigers football might have been totally flustered and pessimistic.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to The Explorer, Marana quarterback Robert Contreras hands of to Louis Payne early in the Marana-Mountain View football game on Friday night. There was no "later" to the Marana contest, with the threat of lightning forcing cancellation during the second period. Mountain View had a 6-0 lead at the time. No make-up or resumption had been scheduled as of Tuesday morning.
When the Marana Tigers lost Reese Howard to injury on the opening series Friday night against Amphitheater, it underscored how injuries have hurt the Tigers, and made it difficult to develop cohesion.
The high school football gods weren't smiling on Marana last Friday.
Calling Marana head football coach Anthony Coronado "new" is a bit misleading.
Animosities have reached the boiling point in the Marana Domestic Water Improvement District, where a recall election has pitted governing board members against one another and employees.
A compilation of upcoming arts, entertainment and cultural activities in the area.
Seats for a majority of the board members of a small Avra Valley water utility are in jeopardy.
A rancorous recall election in Avra Valley's Marana Domestic Water Improvement District left all five incumbent board members in place after organizers of the recall failed to place any candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot.