Champions have been crowned, seniors have graduated and fall prep sports teams have begun preparations for the upcoming season in August.
Now that the school year has officially come to a close, it presents an opportunity to look back at some of the top programs from each school this spring.
Here’s a look at how all of the Mesa-area high schools fared this spring.
The Mountain View boys volleyball program, one of the state’s best all season, pushed Chandler High to five sets in the title game but ultimately walked away with the second-place trophy. Both the boys and girls track and field program endured success at the state meet. Gabriel Binion placed first in the boys triple jump, while Austin Cox took second in pole vault. On the girls’ side, Sarah Marske took first in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the 100m hurdles.
Red Mountain’s baseball and softball programs both reached the semifinals this season. The baseball program fell to Corona del Sol, while softball lost to eventual champion Sandra Day O’Connor. The girls 4x800-meter relay team placed second overall at the state meet in May. Red Mountain’s girls team finished 11th overall in team rankings.
Skyline senior Noah Barta, a Northern Arizona University commit in football, impressed at the state track and field meet by placing third in javelin. The Coyotes did not have many competitors at the state meet, and finished 18th in boys.
Mesa’s boys volleyball team, coached by Ray Lewis, who led the Benedictine University Mesa men’s volleyball program to the NAIA national title this season, tried to copy the same success as the Redhawks. The Jackrabbits made it to the quarterfinals before losing to eventual champion Chandler in five sets.
Westwood sophomore Rahni Turner impressed during the state track and field meet, as she placed second in both the 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles. She helped lead the Westwood girls track and field team to finish thirteenth overall in the team rankings.
Dobson High junior Victoria Malaki represented the Mustangs on the podium after placing fifth in the girls division I pole vault at the state meet. The other Dobson spring programs struggled to find a foothold in their respective sports.