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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.
26th Annual Mountain View High School Dual Tournament
The bighorn sheep reintroduction project in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson is ill-advised. The habitat on the mountain isn’t suitable, and the sheep have a right to live their lives without heavy handed management.
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 Mountain Lions won their 1st tournament team title of the season with a great team effort this weekend at the Liberty High School Classic in Peoria , AZ.
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.
It’s the time of year when we all feel more thankful for everything we have. We count our blessings a little more and appreciate the people and organizations that make our lives complete.
Last Thursday morning the Arizona Game and Fish Department, in collaboration with the Catalina Bighorn Sheep Society, released the second wave of bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The Winter Sports season traditionally begins with preseason Thanksgiving tournaments. Local teams saw action on Monday in both the Amphi Panther Soccer Invitational, the Boyd Baker Small School Tournament and the Mountain Lion shoot-out. The Marana soccer teams have fared very well in the Panther invitational and day one was no exception. The Tiger girls and boys each shut out Cholla on Monday. The Tiger boys surged in the second half to beat the Chargers 5-0.
The winter sports season begins next week with a number of pre-season holiday tournaments. Here is a list of the tournaments that will feature NW area teams.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is moving forward with relocating an estimated 30 bighorn sheep into the Santa Catalina Mountains, despite the controversy surrounding the project.
Former Mountain View girls soccer standout Justene Kesterson was named the PacWest Conference’s Newcomer of the Year, as well as being named a first team All-Conference Selection.
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state Cross Country championship on Saturday.
CDO’s Bridgette Doucet won the individual and Catalina Foothills won the girls team Division II state 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.
Mountain View will miss the playoffs due to their one-year probation for violating recruiting rules. Although the AIA would not calculate the Mountain Lions’ rankings, the school believed they would have earned the No. 15 seed after their 71-7 dismantling of Rincon.
Mountain View’s appeal of their one-year probation was denied by the Arizona Interscholastic Association on Wednesday, meaning the Mountain Lions will not participate in the 2015 postseason.
Two local football teams clinched sectional titles and the automatic playoff bids that come with them.
Austin Perkins’ pass dropped into the arms of Jorge Flores and the celebration was on. Tucson High took a 21-17 lead with 26 seconds left and the Badger players, coaches and fans were in full celebration mode. However, 23 seconds later, it was the Mountain View faithful who were celebrating a 24-21 win.
The Mountain View football team has decided to appeal the one-year probation and postseason ban for recruitment that was placed on the program last week. A decision on the appeal is expected by Wednesday afternoon.
Mountain View Justice Summerset saved his best for last. After a very slow start, the junior made the big plays needed to help the Mountain Lions down Tucson High 24-21.
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.
Catalina Foothills dealt CDO’s playoff hopes a major blow with a 3-0 volleyball win on Tuesday night. The loss dropped the Dorados to No. 17 in the state with just a single game remaining.