Phoenix Xavier’s Marissa Johnson won the girls 5A-I Desert Valley Region diving title Thursday at Phoenix Country Day with a score of 449, beating teammate Megan Harper (second) and Desert Mountain’s Andrea Mee.
Scottsdale Desert Mountain’s Caleb Percevecz won the boys title, edging a trio of Phoenix Brophy divers — Alex Bishop, Luke Shores and Paul Morales.
Megan Toth had 18 kills to lead Arcadia over visiting Apache Junction, 25-20, 25-22, 24-26, 25-1, in the 4A East Sky Region tournament championship.
Rachel Barber tallied eight kills and five blocks and Sadie Shuch added eight aces for the Titans (26-5, 11-0).
Lauren Allan had 15 kills for the Prospectors (10-9, 6-6).
Both Arcadia and Apache Junction advanced to the 4A State Tournament. . . .
Despite Amanda Carnes’ 25 assists and 14 digs, Queen Creek lost to Higley in three games, 25-22, 25-17, 25-9, in the consolation game of the East Sky tournament. Higley clinched an automatic playoff bid for the 4A state tournament. Jami Garbin and Hayley McClure of the Knights added 15 kills and 11 digs, respectively. . . .
In the 4A Desert Sky Region championship, Chaparral came out victorious over Saguaro, 25-10, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23, to earn its fourth straight region title, Thursday night, and an automatic bid to the state playoffs. The Firebirds’ Cat Highmark had 15 kills and three aces to go along with Britt Danneman’s eight kills and two aces in the victory. . . .
Hannah Sadler recorded 10 kills, seven blocks, and 12 digs to help Fountain Hills beat Goodyear Estrella Foothills, 25-19, 18-25, 25-22, 25-10, and move into a tie with the Wolves for second place in the 3A West Region. After the game, a coin toss won by the Falcons earned them the second seed in the region tournament. They will match up with seventh-seeded Mohave Valley River Valley at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Fountain Hills.
Brophy’s Trent Sanders shot a second-day, 9-under 63 to win a 5A Division-I Super Regional at Arizona National Golf Course in Tucson.
Sanders shot a 13-under 131 over two days, edging Hamilton’s Richard Lee (133) and Andrew Yun (134).
Cameron Edens shot 136 to finish fifth for Mountain Pointe.
Brophy’s Austin Uhl and Red Mountain’s Dean Espy each shot 4-under 140 to tie for ninth.
Hamilton and Salpointe each shot 561 as a team to tie for first place.
The top eight teams all qualified for the state tournament.
Red Mountain, Brophy, Buena, Mountain Pointe, Mountain Ridge and Mesquite rounded out the top eight.
The top six individuals not on the top eight squads also qualified for state.
Paradise Valley’s Nathan Nissle shot a second-round 76 to finish fourth in a 5A Division-II, Super Regional at Randolph Golf Course in Tucson.
Nissle shot 154 over two days, securing a state berth.