PHOENIX - After falling into the losers bracket of the Division II state softball tournament Wednesday, defending champion Canyon del Oro had to make a statement if it wanted to defend that title.
Canyon del Oro High School's Academic Decathlon team members were on a train to catch a flight home when they found out they were national champs.
The Pac-12 is so deep in draft-eligible prospects that the 2014 NFL draft could include 10 first-rounders from the league.
CDO Academic Decathlon team places second in state
Ironwood Ridge teammates welcome Devin Harrison (2) at home plate after the senior hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot in the fourth inning, to put the Nighthawks up 15-6.
For the second time in less than a week bitter rivals Ironwood Ridge and Canyon del Oro got together to battle it out.
Ironwood Ridge shortstop Jake Matthews and the Night-hawks will host Canyon del Oro on Tuesday.
Canyon del Oro's baseball team knocked off Ironwood Ridge 9-4 at home on Wednesday, handing the Nighthawks their first regular-season loss.
Late last month, after being swept by USC and UCLA, Arizona freshman Brandon Ashley and his mother, Lashiem Clark, had a long meeting with the UA coaching staff.
Struggles are normal for freshmen, such as Brandon Ashley, right, mainly because they are freshmen. Mark Lyons, left, has five years on Ashley, and Lyons thrived under the postseason stress that is March Madness.
It’s the last full week of March so that means the matchups are just going to keep getting better.
Two-out hitting can make or break a game.
Canyon del Oro's Alicia Vallejos looks for an open teammate in the Dorados' state tournament opener. Vallejos scored 17 points Wednesday as CDO advanced to the second round.
In a game with 13 lead changes and nine ties, Canyon del Oro defeated Laveen Fairfax 47-40 in the first round of the Division II girls state basketball tournament Wednesday night.
San Jose's Donny Toia, right, sees action during a Desert Friendly at Kino Sports Complex North Field No. 5 on Saturday. Toia, a former Canyon del Oro High School and Pima College star, played for FC Tucson last season.
The first half of Saturday's MLS Desert Friendly match had some Tucson soccer past. The second half had a little bit of Tucson soccer present. And the full 90 minutes was, perhaps, a glance into Tucson soccer future.
The first half of Saturday’s MLS Desert Friendly match had some Tucson soccer past. The second half had a little bit of Tucson soccer present. And the full 90 minutes was, perhaps, a glance into Tucson soccer future.
Although this is the final week of the regular season for soccer teams, basketball will take the spotlight today.
Manzanita Elementary Principal Colleen Nichols shows the National Blue Ribbon Award given to the school by the U.S. Department of Education. It recognizes constant exemplary performance. The school received the honor in November, but held a Blue Ribbon flag ceremony on Jan. 9