Tucson High School has been the site of some amazing state semifinal games recently.
RIO RICO - In the last 14 seasons, the Rio Rico football team has never managed to win more than three games in one year.
It started out as a simple question: Who are the 10 best football players to come out of each major high school in Southern Arizona?
Gia Lewis-Smallwood already had plenty of reasons to love the Tucson Elite Classic before Saturday.
For a few hours Saturday night, San Manuel may have been the happiest place in Arizona.
Canyon del Oro's Kayla Bonstrom, at last year's state championship, is Pac-12 freshman of the year at Stanford and all-conference first-team.
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Ironwood Ridge shortstop Alex Rapp gets Sunrise Mountain's Whitney Chamberlain out at second before trying for a double play in the second inning. Rapp is among eight starters returning for the Nighthawks next year.
Ironwood Ridge center fielder Merilee Miller makes a diving attempt to reach a fly ball in Monday's 7-0 state title loss to Sunrise Mountain.
Randy Anway has been the only coach for the Ironwood Ridge softball team and he's trying to lead the team to its first state title in his final game today.
Rincon/University's Ryan Silva will run for Stanford next year, but has unfinished business in high school first. He runs his final races Saturday in the 800 and 1,600, still looking for his first individual state championship.
Tucson's Alex Robles went the distance Thursday, striking out four, but picked up his first loss when three Desert Mountain runs scored in the sixth.
TEMPE - The message after Tucson High lost to top-seeded Scottsdale Desert Mountain 5-4 at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Thursday night was loud and clear.
Ironwood Ridge's Spencer Wilson delivers a pitch against Nogales in the state Division II playoffs on Saturday. The teams continue play in the state tournament this week.
With tennis over, baseball, softball, boys volleyball and track are the only spring sports left in this final full week of high school sports.
Devin Harrison had two of Ironwood Ridge's eight hits in their 13-3 win over Nogales in five innings. The Apaches helped the Nighthawks' cause by giving up five walks and three hit-by-pitches and committing two errors.
GLENDALE - With one swing of that bat, senior Devin Harrison put Ironwood Ridge one win away from a trip to the Division II state championship game.
Sabino's Matt Bushman finished the season with a team-leading .438 batting average. He also led the Sabercats in RBIs (31) and homers (8).
One way or another, Matt Bushman knew he was going to be playing a sport this week.