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.
Mesquite sophomore TJ Clarkson cleared the bases in the bottom of the fifth inning with a towering two-run triple that gave the Wildcats the lead for good as they defeated Desert Ridge, 6-3, at Mesquite High School in Gilbert on Friday night.
While both the Mesquite and Desert Ridge baseball teams could smile after posting shutouts in their 2017 season openers earlier this week, it was only the Wildcats with happy faces following a 5-0 victory over the Jaguars on the first day of the 18th annual Desert Vista High School Baseball …
Second-seeded Basha dominated No. 10 Desert Ridge on Saturday night to win its quarterfinal playoff game 68-40 at home.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Trevor Nipper has 7 percent body fat, a menacing, although religious, tattoo, and raw strength and quickness that draws oohs and ahhs from the crowd.
The typical successful wrestler has been on the mat for years, has wrestled a ton of matches outside of the regular season and has a refined set of skills honed over countless hours of drilling.
Top-ranked Corona del Sol used an explosive third quarter Friday to pull away from feisty Desert Ridge 61-56 in a Central Region clash.
As the high school football season has now come to an end, the recruiting trail is starting to heat up, as players haul in offers from colleges all over the country.
Up the road at Sun Devil Stadium, the college team that normally wears maroon and gold chose to dress in black Thursday, a reminder of a season killed, in large part, by injuries at key positions.
The last time No. 8 Desert Ridge played No. 9 Westview it resulted in a low scoring affair in favor of Desert Ridge.
The final rankings had some movement, including a new top-ranked team for the first time all year, after the regular season came to an end.
Twenty area teams had their school name placed on a line in the AIA state football playoff brackets Saturday morning.
At the beginning of the year, it was easy to pinpoint Chandler-Hamilton the game of the week for the final Friday of the regular season.
Desert Vista has lost in some improbable ways this season; games the Thunder probably should have won.