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.
In what turned out to be a defensive struggle, the Basha Bears defeated the Mountain Pointe Pride 3-2 on Wednesday in 6A baseball.
A carryover of confidence from an unlikely comeback win wasn’t surprising when Mountain Pointe grabbed an early lead Friday night at Hamilton.
Tevian Jones scored 24 points and Jalen Gibson-Starks added 14 as the Chandler Wolves earned a spot in the 6A State Tournament with a 70-49 victory over Mountain Pointe, at Chandler High School.
Mountain Pointe boys head coach Hosea Graham has turned in his resignation, effective at the end of the season, Principal Bruce Kipper confirmed on Thursday.
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.
GLENDALE – As always, Chandler fans came out in force Saturday, turning one side of University of Phoenix Stadium into a sea of blue.
By the time a 10-week regular season and a handful of playoffs games are played there is a pretty good log book of the tendencies of each team.
If the Mountain Pointe and Chandler boy basketball opener is any indication of what is ahead this weekend then grab some popcorn.
Jaydon Brooks has been Mountain Pointe’s emergency quarterback the last couple of the years.
Red Mountain’s run to the 6A Conference semifinals as the 13th seed isn’t surprising.
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.