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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.
Months of fundraising and planning are about to pay off for the Marana High School junior varsity and varsity cheer teams. The teams were invited to perform at the Holiday Bowl in San Diego later this month.
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.
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 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.
20 years ago a handful of former Marana football players decided to get together and play a game on Thanksgiving. The original game was between players from two different graduating class with some serious bragging rights at stake. 20-years later it is a tradition open to any former Tiger letterman and coach.
A large number of local northwest area athletes will continue their athletic careers at the college level. In total 21 area high school athletes signed National Letters of Intent to accept athletic scholarships, with at least five more signing this week.
(StatePoint) This holiday season consider trying an unexpected wine pairing and surprise your guests with a bottle of port.
In many ways Marana’s 31-28 loss to Flowing Wells was a microcosm of their season. The Tigers were close, but in the end the Tigers’ youth and a few costly plays meant the difference between a win and a loss.
Marana senior basketball player Kortnee Day has verbally committed to play basketball at Dixie State. Day made the call to the school’s coaching staff on Monday morning.
CDO bolstered their playoff resume, while Marana saw their faint playoff hopes end in the Dorados 42-24 win over the Tigers.
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.
The Canyon Del Oro softball team has gone back to the past for their new coach. Two-time state champion Kelly Fowler returns to lead the Dorados for the third time.
The Marana girls volleyball team fell 3-0 to Empire on Monday night.
Marana struggled to find their offense, but used a big defensive stand to escape with a 14-13 road win over winless Cholla on Friday night.
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.
Marana quarterback Connor Leavens was involved in four touchdowns, two passing and two running as they beat Catalina 52-2 and evened their record to 2-2 on the season.
Storms affected every football game in Southern Arizona last Friday. There was not a single game in the area that was not delayed or postponed. Two games, CDO/Ironwood Ridge and Pusch Ridge/ Scottsdale Christian did not resume that night.
Marana High School, in the Marana Unified School District, announces Camron Dozier to serve as interim head girls basketball coach.