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High school volleyball: Catalina gearing up for postseason with 12-team tournament at Pueblo

High school volleyball: Catalina gearing up for postseason with 12-team tournament at Pueblo

Catalina’s boys volleyball team has beaten the teams it expected to this season.

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High school softball: NM State-bound Romo can look to her father as model of success

High school softball: NM State-bound Romo can look to her father as model of success

In 1987, Rene Romo helped the Tucson High School baseball team win a state championship before going on to a successful college career.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school softball: Academy of Tucson inching closer to first-ever winning season

High school softball: Academy of Tucson inching closer to first-ever winning season

The Academy of Tucson softball team has never posted a winning season, and things were so bad for the Lynx that in 2010, it didn’t even field a team.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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High school baseball: Nogales battles back to top Oklahoma school

High school baseball: Nogales battles back to top Oklahoma school

Nogales batted around in back-to-back innings, scoring a combined seven runs in the fifth and sixth innings to beat Blanchard (Okla.) 12-8 and pull within one win of reaching the finals of the 22-team Spray Master Lancer Baseball Classic on Thursday.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mott, Murphy help rescue Cienega volleyball program

Mott, Murphy help rescue Cienega volleyball program

With Cienega in danger of having its boys volleyball program cut, Bobcats girls coach Heather Mott stepped up to save the day.

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High school boys volleyball: Gibson, Sahuaro hoping for playoff return

High school boys volleyball: Gibson, Sahuaro hoping for playoff return

Just 10 days after losing in the second round of the Division II basketball state tournament, Sahuaro senior Arthur Gibson was back on the court, with a fresh start and a different ball.

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Desert Christian riding winning streak, strong chemistry into playoffs

Last spring, Zach Malis played a big role in Desert Christian winning its first baseball state championship.

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Mountain View wins wrestling regional

For the first time in nearly a decade, Mountain View is heading into the state championship meet as regional champions.

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High school basketball: Lancers prepping for MLK event at McKale Center

High school basketball: Lancers prepping for MLK event at McKale Center

There is nothing regular about Saturday night’s matchup between the Salpointe Catholic and Sahuaro boys basketball teams, aside from the fact it’s a regular-season game.

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Cienega's Big Three has Bobcats perfect

Cienega's Big Three has Bobcats perfect

With a new-formed trio and an ex-UA star player as an assistant coach, the Cienega girls basketball team appears to be primed to get past the state quarterfinals for the first time.

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High school girls basketball: Ironwood Ridge loses Northwest Desert Classic title game in OT

High school girls basketball: Ironwood Ridge loses Northwest Desert Classic title game in OT

The Ironwood Ridge girls basketball team pushed perennial power Chandler Seton Catholic to overtime in the title game of the seventh annual Northwest Desert Classic.

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Girls basketball: Cortez emerging as elite scorer

Girls basketball: Cortez emerging as elite scorer

If there is such a thing as the sophomore slump, Tucson High’s Alexis Cortez sure isn’t feeling it.

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Amphi's Barrera chasing another state title

Amphi's Barrera chasing another state title

Fresh off the football field, Amphitheater wrestler Jesus Barrera is already in midseason form on the mat less than a month in.

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High school football: Salpointe latest Southern Arizona team to advance to semis

Salpointe Catholic is the 14th large-school Southern Arizona program since 2009 to make the state semifinals.

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El Tour indoor event brings out best in Desert View

Every school dreams of hallways and classrooms full of students excited to show up early and begging to stay late.

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Pusch Ridge, Arizona Lutheran face off in wake of tragedy

Top-seeded Phoenix Arizona Lutheran received plenty of attention after its 60-6 win over Kearns Canyon Hopi in the first round of the Division V state playoffs.

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High school sports: CDO quartet signs letters of intent on 'incredible' day

High school sports: CDO quartet signs letters of intent on 'incredible' day

Roughly 100 faculty members, relatives and friends took over the gym at Canyon del Oro High School on Wednesday morning to watch four softball players sign letters of intent.

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High school sports: CDO quartet signs letters of intent on 'incredible' day

High school sports: CDO quartet signs letters of intent on 'incredible' day

Roughly 100 faculty members, relatives and friends took over the gym at Canyon del Oro High School on Wednesday morning to watch four softball players sign letters of intent.

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High school volleyball: Ironwood Ridge, Tucson High both fall in state semis

GILBERT — A Southern Arizona girls volleyball team hasn’t won a state title in 20 years and, despite two local teams advancing to the Division II state semifinals, the drought will go on for at least one more year.

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‘Flawless’ Badgers advance to semis with sweep

The No. 5-seeded Tucson girls volleyball team is one win from making the state championship match for the first time after defeating visiting No. 13 Queen Creek 3-0

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High school swimming: Nighthawks ready for state meet

After going undefeated in duals this fall, the Ironwood Ridge boys swimming team proved its local dominance once again by winning the Southern Arizona Regional Qualifier last weekend.

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Desert Christian teams advance in state playoffs

The top-seeded Desert Christian girls soccer team edged No. 8 Snowflake in penalty kicks 3-1 in the Division IV state quarterfinals Thursday night at Udall Park to advance to the state semifinals for the sixth straight year.

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High school volleyball: After strong finish, Lancers await playoff fate

Needing a win to remain in the Division II playoff hunt, the visiting Salpointe Catholic girls volleyball team did their part on Tuesday night, defeating Sahuaro 3-1 (25-23, 25-12, 22-25, 25-15).

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Quihuis, Lancers aim for third straight title

Quihuis, Lancers aim for third straight title

One more piece of hardware and Salpointe Catholic senior golfer Krystal Quihuis’ trophy case might collapse.

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Catalina Foothills girls volleyball team hits stride

Catalina Foothills girls volleyball team hits stride

With its playoff hopes on the line in the final week of the regular season, the No. 25 Catalina Foothills girls volleyball team came up big when it mattered most against No. 26 Canyon del Oro.

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Rangers find their stride, beat Cienega

Rangers find their stride, beat Cienega

Even if first-year coach Nic Thiltges refuses to admit it, the postseason-bound Rincon/University girls volleyball team is playing its best this season with two weeks remaining in the regular season.

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Playoff hopes extinguished in Aztec loss to Eastern Arizona

Pima College has been waiting nine years to make a return to the postseason.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
HS volleyball: I-Ridge prepares for playoffs with another big challenge

HS volleyball: I-Ridge prepares for playoffs with another big challenge

With the state tournament less than a month away, the Ironwood Ridge girls volleyball team is running out of regular-season goals to cross off its checklist.

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High school boys golf: Catalina Foothills finishes second at invitational

Tied atop the leaderboard heading into the final round of the Santa Rita/Flowing Wells Invitational, the Catalina Foothills boys golf team was unable to duplicate its first-day success.

October 05, 2013 5:16 pm
High school volleyball: Streaking Tucson to face challenge in Ironwood Ridge

High school volleyball: Streaking Tucson to face challenge in Ironwood Ridge

Tucson High School’s girls volleyball team is off to its best start ever. The Badgers have won 14 straight matches, which stands as the state’s longest active winning streak, regardless of division.

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HS volleyball: Team effort helps Cienega overcome loss of star player

HS volleyball: Team effort helps Cienega overcome loss of star player

Cienega’s Kassidy Johnson, left, gets in front of teammate Sidney Amado to receive a serve.

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High school boys golf: CDO's Wu ready to conquer senior season

High school boys golf: CDO's Wu ready to conquer senior season

When Canyon del Oro golfer Frankie Wu finished tied for 10th place at last year’s Division II state championship, his future looked bright.

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High school volleyball: Local coaches face off against former schools

Less than three months after leaving Catalina to take over the Salpointe Catholic volleyball teams, Heather Moore-Martin will return to her former school and face the team she coached for more than a decade.

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Badgers cap perfect weekend by winning TUSD Invitational

Tucson High’s girls volleyball team went perfect over the weekend to win the two-day, 16-team TUSD Invitational. Along the way, the Badgers helped erase the memory of their season-opening, five-set loss to Ironwood Ridge.

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HS girls volleyball: Nighthawks return with heavy talent, high hopes

HS girls volleyball: Nighthawks return with heavy talent, high hopes

Ironwood Ridge was the only team in Southern Arizona to make it past the first round of the state tournament a year ago.

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Experienced Williams ready to help on offense, too

Experienced Williams ready to help on offense, too

Salpointe’s Jay Williams deflects a pass over Mountain View’s Brandon Cruz and teammate Kevin Hamlett in a game last season.

August 23, 2013 12:00 am
High school Football: Players to Watch: Mt. View's Gouby strives to be better

High school Football: Players to Watch: Mt. View's Gouby strives to be better

Over the next three days we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.

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Big Man on Campus: Rio Rico High School's Top 10: QB Meza got Hawks in the win column

Big Man on Campus: Rio Rico High School's Top 10: QB Meza got Hawks in the win column

Through Aug. 23, the Star will count down the top 10 football players from each major Southern Arizona high school program:

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High school Football Preview: Hard-working Luna takes on leadership role for Nogales

Over the next 11 days, we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.

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High School football: players to watch: At 6-5, 335, Santa Cruz is big force on Sahuarita line

High School football: players to watch: At 6-5, 335, Santa Cruz is big force on Sahuarita line

Over the next 12 days, we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.

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High School: Players to watch: Estrada a strength for Mountain Lions

High School: Players to watch: Estrada a strength for Mountain Lions

Over the next 13 days, we will feature our picks of Southern Arizona's top preseason high school football players.

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Big man on campus: Mountain View High School's top 10: Schmidtke carried Lions to state title

Big man on campus: Mountain View High School's top 10: Schmidtke carried Lions to state title

The Star's countdown of top Southern Arizona high school football players continues with Mountain View's top 10. Read about the Kevin Schmidtke above and find the link below to view the gallery. Also, find the latest player to watch below.

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Big Man on Campus: Catalina's Top 10: Griffith caught on with Cats, NFL

Big Man on Campus: Catalina's Top 10: Griffith caught on with Cats, NFL

During the next four weeks, the Star will count down the top 10 football players from each major Southern Arizona high school program:

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State baseball: Nighthawks still have life despite loss

GLENDALE - Ironwood Ridge had won 10 consecutive games coming into Thursday night's showdown with the defending state champions.

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High school softball: Ironwood Ridge 4, Canyon del Oro 0: I-Ridge's Robinson blanks CDO

High school softball: Ironwood Ridge 4, Canyon del Oro 0: I-Ridge's Robinson blanks CDO

Returning the favor from last year's postseason, the bitter rivalry between Ironwood Ridge and Canyon del Oro added another chapter on Wednesday as the Nighthawks eliminated the two-time defending state champion Dorados 4-0, to advance to the Division II semifinals.

May 09, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State boys volleyball: Salpointe only local school left

Of the eight Southern Arizona boys volleyball teams to make the state tournament, only Salpointe Catholic remains after first- and second-round action on Saturday.

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STATE SOFTBALL: Rominger drives in four to lead top seed Empire into state quarterfinals

PHOENIX - With the help of four RBIs from Bailey Rominger, top-seeded Empire had little trouble handling No. 17 Lakeside Blue Ridge in the second round of the Division III softball state tournament. The Ravens won 7-1 at Rose Mofford Sports Complex.

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state Tennis: Salpointe boys roll into today's final; Lancer girls ousted

SCOTTSDALE - The Salpointe Catholic boys tennis team will play in today's Division I state championship after sweeping Chandler Hamilton on Friday to remain perfect in the postseason.

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High school tennis: Salpointe breeze to title game, remain undefeated in postseason

SCOTTSDALE – The Salpointe Catholic boys tennis team will play in today’s Division I state championship after sweeping Chandler Hamilton on Friday to remain perfect in the postseason.

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