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 grind of a season eventually will take its toll. Balancing athletics and academics is a struggle and, for Desert Vista, it all caught up with them Friday night.
On Tuesday, No. 1 Desert Vista couldn’t get its offense going, and it cost them. After losing to Hamilton 5-1, the Thunder’s backs were against the wall as one more loss would end their season.
Mountain Pointe upset top-seeded Basha 2-1 on Thursday night at Tempe Diablo Stadium on a RBI double by Johnny Weaver.
PHOENIX - After getting a bit of a scare in the second round, the Desert Vista softball team was much more decisive this time out.
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A crucial game between of Division I’s top ranked softball games came down to the final inning as Xavier rallied late to top Red Mountain, 3-2 on Friday.
Red Mountain freshmen, Hailey Berry, pitched her first varsity game and lead the team to a victory over Gilbert Tigers 17-4 on Tuesday.
When the top of the first inning finally ended and Valley Christian was up at bat, things didn’t look good for them.
Desert Vista continued its dominance on the softball Wednesday afternoon, shutting out Corona del Sol 11-0.
When Felipe Becerra took over the Desert Vista softball program prior to last season he had only coached baseball.