The East Valley girls basketball scene just might be in a golden era.
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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.
The void in the Mesquite gymnasium has been vanquished thanks to one of the most dominant girls basketball season, possibly in Arizona history.
When forward Lauren Gustin transferred to Mesquite at the end of her sophomore year, she was unsure of joining a new basketball program.
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 …
Top-seeded Mesquite used a third-quarter surge to defeat No. 4 Chaparral 72-49 in the 5A Conference state semifinal game at Grand Canyon University on Wednesday night.
Regional title hopes were on the line during Senior Night at Mesquite High School as Williams Field defeated Mesquite in an overtime slugfest, 54-49.
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.
It’s a given that any game between Chandler and Hamilton will attract a crowd – other football rivalries in the state may feature as much passion and more history, but no two schools can pack a stadium and rock the house quite like the Wolves and Huskies.
In the regular season finale where major playoff implications were on the line, it was the Mesquite Wildcats who came out on top, defeating the Campo Verde Coyotes 27-14 on Friday night.
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.
The 2016 state badminton tournament is ready to tip off on Monday as qualifying teams now focus their sights on the state championship after the individual tournament ended on Saturday.