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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.
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.
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.
Marana High School hosted sectional championships for Division II, III and IV on Saturday.
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 program was placed on probation, but three football players were granted eligibility during a meeting of the Arizona Interscholastic Association's Executive Board on Monday.
CDO’s Bridgett Doucet won the girls seeded three-mile race at the 13th annual Valerie McGregor Rattler Invitational on Saturday. The race put on by Mountain View High School, but held at Marana High, gives the racers a bit of a preview of the sectional races which will be held in two weeks at the school, though the course will be altered a bit.
Ironwood Ridge and Mountain View meet this week in a game that will put the winner in great shape to win Division II, Section V. Both are coming off of lopsided wins which put them each at 2-0 in the section.
It was a big win on Thursday night for the Mountain View football team. Not only did they snap No. 1 Salpointe’s 19-game winning streak, but they gave their playoff hopes a jumpstart.
Monday, September 29
After losing their first game of the season, the Ironwood Ridge football team has now rattled off four straight wins and are serving notice that they believe they are the best team in Southern Arizona. The Nighthawks rushed for 328 yards in their 53-16 win over Buena and now appear to be on a collision course towards a late November showdown with defending state champion Salpointe.
The latest media rankings for high school football are out and there is starting to be a lot of moving going on as the season gets into its fourth week.
Monday, September 15
Friday night means a full slate of football games involving Northwest Teams. The highlight of the schedule is the rivalry match-up between Canyon Del Oro and Ironwood Ridge.
This week just three area teams are ranked in their respective top-10 polls, while two more were still receiving votes despite suffering loses last week.
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.
High School sports schedule for the Northwest Teams, Marana, Mountain View, Catalina Foothills, Ironwood Ridge, CDO and Pusch Ridge. Weather will most likely wipe out Monday's golf matches.
Five of the six Northwest area football teams were ranked in their respecitve top-10 of the ACS Football rankings.
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.
No games on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday, but there is still a full slate of games, including the start of swimming, volleyball and cross country.