The start of the quarterfinals for prep football across the state also presents the beginning of the historic Open Division playoffs, as the state’s top eight teams from 6A, 5A and 4A begin their quest for a true state championship.
The third-ranked Basha Bears girls volleyball program found themselves facing an uphill battle on Tuesday night at Desert Financial Arena in Tempe, as they trailed top-seeded and district-rival Perry by two sets in the 6A Girls Volleyball State Championship.
Makayla Donahoo was not supposed to be on the badminton court, especially with her heading to college on a Division I softball scholarship at Weber State.
The teams from Mesa and Chandler were in the fifth set of a spirited girls’ volleyball match. As the score went back and forth, the crowd went wild with each passing point.
The clock showed 33 seconds and Casteel the possession. The dramatic conclusion of a 3A State Basketball Playoff game looked promising for the 3 seed. They'd get the final look.
Perfect seasons are hard to obtain in any sport. Even title squads slip-up now and then. Not Casteel. Not even without a senior class. They've outplayed everyone in their path for the better part of two seasons. With a fighting good defense and a balanced offense, the Colts captured the peak…
The Higley boys basketball team (13-9) honored its departing seniors before Tuesday’s 4A Desert Sky conference matchup against Tempe (12-10), but it was the Knights’ sophomore stars that shined brightest in their 76-67 win over the Buffaloes.
Sunnyslope High School boys basketball team’s five game winning streak was halted by McClintock with a last second buzzer-beater Friday night as the Chargers came out on top, 56-55.
The No. 2-ranked Gilbert High School girls varsity basketball team earned its 18th-straight win against No. 8-ranked Pinnacle High School 64-45 to improve its overall record to 21-2.
Some schools wait awhile. Some have never experienced the thrill of hoisting the Gold Ball. For the Casteel Colts that won't be an issue. This was a quick rise to the top of the 3A mountain.
It was a wild, high-scoring, emotional bout between No. 3 Chandler and No. 6 Pinnacle on Friday night in the 6A quarterfinals, with Chandler emerging victorious 77-52 in front of its home fans.
Markus Howard, a freshman at Perry who has yet to play a varsity game, was offered a scholarship by Arizona State on Friday during an unofficial visit to the campus.