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.
Skyline starter Boyd Vanderkooi struck out all but two Mesa Jackrabbits on Tuesday afternoon finished with 10 in a complete game 9-0 shutout of Mesa at HoHoKam Stadium.
After narrowly losing the first game, the Mountain View boys volleyball team battled back to win the next three, defeating Mesa 3-1.
A near-perfect performance from Logan Cromeens led Corona del Sol boys tennis to a 7-2 victory over Mountain View on Thursday afternoon in Mesa.
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.
The Mountain View Toros defeated the Dobson Mustangs 62-35 Friday night in a wire-to-wire victory to snap a two-game skid and improve to 13-7 overall.
Terrell Brown, Brennen Davis, and Gabe McGlothlan got more assertive in the second-half and top-ranked Basha pulled out a road victory at Mountain View 50-45.
Two elite powerhouse programs left some to the imagination in their Tuesday Night matchup, as Corona del Sol topped Mountain View, 53-50 at Corona.
Twelve Desert Vista girls had their high school swimming careers bookended with state championship titles Saturday at Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa.
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.