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.
Top-seed Gilbert is heading to the semifinals of the girls 6A Conference playoffs after a tough victory over eighth-seeded Highland.
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.
It was shaping up as one of those playoff soccer matches that make it one of the best and unpredictable postseasons in high school sports.
The big-school state boys golf tournament has been filled with drama in recent years at Aguila Golf Course in Laveen.
The 44th annual Doug Conley Cross Country Invitational at the Shalimar Country Club in Tempe showcased some of the Valley’s top, high school, team and individual runners on Saturday.
In a high-scoring game Friday night, the Perry Pumas were able to hold onto a 59-49 win over the Highland Hawks and move to 6-0 on the season behind Perry quarterback Brock Purdy.
Following an uneven start to its season, the Highland football team traveled to Phoenix undermanned with the hopes of finding a path. Instead, the game left more questions than answers.