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 defending state champion Hamilton baseball team dropped its season opener to the Horizon Huskies 4-2 in a non-conference matchup.
In order to win a trophy in any sport teams usally have to go through the ringer.
The athletic directors of the newly formed 6A conference got together and hammered out the football schedules for next season.
The first day of the Steve Blackford Duals at Arizona State on Tuesday produced some interesting matchups on Wednesday despite watered down lineups and B teams in place of varsity squad.
Sixth-seeded Marcos de Niza trailed early in the first set on Tuesday against No. 11 Cactus Shadows before rallying for five straight and never looked back.
The men of the diamond return this week and, as always with baseball in Arizona, the level of play will be high and the presence of professional scouts just might outnumber fans in attendance when certain prospects take the mound.
When the Arizona Football Coaches Association (AzFCA) got together for the meeting on Friday, there is a good chance Pete Walheim got a lot of pats on the back.
Travis Schureman was a bit perplexed, much like everyone else, but he isn’t as concerned as others about where the Queen Creek football program will land once divisional placement is finalized.
It has been a great year for football in the East Valley. For starters, Chandler High brought a state title home for the school’s first championship in 65 years. Hamilton also has a successful season, going 12-2, reaching the state finals and coming up just short to the Wolves.