The state championship track meet is still several weeks away, but for three days this week we’ll get a good preview of what might happen this May at Mesa Community College.
Catalina Foothills guard Austin Nehls, trying to elude Sabino's Darian Martin after gaining control of a loose ball in the third quarter, finished with 18 points. He is the son of Joe Nehls, a former standout guard for UA.
Sabino's Colin Gause, left, battles Catalina Foothills' Dakota Kordsiemon for a loose ball in the second quarter. Kordsiemon had 13 points in Foothills' win.
As the No. 1 boys basketball team in Division II and riding a big winning streak, Catalina Foothills has been ready for the big stage.
Cholla guard Julio Duarte splits Canyon del Oro defenders on his way to the basket. Duarte led the Chargers with 21 points and hit a three-pointer with five seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 55 and send it into overtime.
Teammates mob Cholla's Andres Gomez after he scored the winning basket at the buzzer with the putback of a missed shot.
Julio Duarte gave Cholla a second life on Monday and Andres Gomez made sure the Chargers didn't waste it.
Although this is the final week of the regular season for soccer teams, basketball will take the spotlight today.
Winter break is over, the tamales and sweets are all gone and that only means one thing.
Ironwood Ridge brought Southern Arizona its first team state championships of the spring sports season last weekend when the Nighthawks won the Division II boys and girls state tennis crowns.
The state championships started pouring in Saturday when Southern Arizona tennis players claimed four titles at the state individual tournament in Phoenix.
Catalina Foothills sophomore Jason Alentado swims the 200 individual medley on Saturday. He won the event in 1:57.58 to help the Falcons to their 11th consecutive team title.
Sahuaro senior Melanie Paulsen dives in for her 500-yard freestyle race at the Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa. See results in Monday's Star.
Reed Patterson of Rincon/University overcame a bout of sickness Saturday to finish second in the 100-yard butterfly.
Salpointe Catholic's Francisco Lanz (front) and Tempe Corona del Sol's Austin Haas battle for a ball in the Lancers' 3-1 loss on Wednesday.