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.
Zahid Valencia is still on course to join an elite group while his team, Arizona State wrestling, is still a little bit away from doing so.
PRESCOTT VALLEY – Cameron Upshur stepped on the airplane heading back from The Clash in Minnesota believing he was done with wrestling.
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 state finalists are set in the Division III and IV wrestling tournament after the first day of action in Prescott Valley.
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.
When it became known that a good many of the Seton Catholic students leaving the wrestling program were going to land at Corona del Sol, there were many who wondered how it was going to work.
TUCSON – The East Valley contingent usually makes the drive back up the I-10 after leaving in the Flowing Wells gym having exerted its superiority over the Tucson schools.
The annual Moon Valley Invitational hosted 32 teams from around the state this past Friday and Saturday.
Jason Holmes did something he regrets, something that robbed him of an opportunity and left him searching for answers.
During Bobby Williams extensive time running the Mesa wrestling program there were a few absolutes.
Bob Callison announced on Wednesday that he was resigning as the Mountain View wrestling coach after a successful 11-year run to accept the job of starting the Casteel High program.
Robbie Mathers and Dalton Brady took circuitous routes to becoming NCAA qualifiers for Arizona State, but they began at the same spot.