After a wild first week of state tournament basketball, five Southern Arizona teams remain in the hunt for titles.
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CAVE CREEK - On paper, Rio Rico had the best boys cross country team in the state this season.
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TEMPE - Kayla Bonstrom learned about the five-second rule years ago from her father, Bruce.
Canyon del Oro pitcher Kayla Bonstrom missed the tag in an early playoff game on Ironwood Ridge's Alexis Clinton, but she has been doing everything else to lead CDO to the title game.
There's a good chance Kayla Bonstrom has outworked you the last few weeks. Don't be insulted. It's tough to keep up with the Canyon del Oro senior. The Stanford commit has done it all for the Dorados - especially lately.
PHOENIX - A season ago, Pusch Ridge Christian's season ended with a blowout loss to Benson in the Division IV state championship.
Canyon del Oro's Jaide Stepter and Salpointe Catholic's Michaela Crunkleton Wilson sprint for the finish in the girls Division II 200 meters final. Crunkleton Wilson edged Stepter at the wire.
Salpointe Catholic's Diana Gajda, left, edges teammate Michaela Crunkleton Wilson for a 1-2 finish in the girls Division II 400 meters final.
Salpointe Catholic pole vaulter William Wallace, trying to clear 14 feet 6 inches on this attempt, finished second in the Division II meet after clearing 15 feet.
MESA - Salpointe Catholic junior Andy Trouard pulled away in the final lap of the 3,200-meter run to give him his third Division II state title of the meet and a sweep of Saturday's distance events at Mesa Community College.
MESA - Canyon del Oro's Jaide Stepter closed out her storied high school career with an exclamation point Saturday.
This is what high school track and field athletes work for all year: the state championship meet.
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.