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Arizona Centennial Plus 1912-2014: Boys Golf

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CDO's John Ruiz from 1979. Courtesy Photo.

CDO’s John Ruiz from 1979. Courtesy Photo.

Southern Arizona State Boys Golf Championships

Tucson High won the first boys title in 1939, and the Badgers have seven championships to their name, but they haven’t won one since 1960.

Thatcher surpassed Tucson in 1995 and is now sitting at 11 titles in a 14-year span. Dennis Martin led Thatcher to eight of those trophies from 1989-1998.

Canyon del Oro is in second place with nine. John Ruiz led CDO six titles in a seven-year span.

Steve Keller won five with Sahuarita from 1979-1984.

Boy’s championships began in 1939.

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

Thatcher (11)
1987: 3A (Mary Jones)
1988: 3A (Mary Jones)
1989: 3A (Dennis Martin)
1991: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
1992: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
1993: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
1994: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
1995: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
1996: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
1998: 1A/2A (Dennis Martin)
2000: 1A/2A (Dale Holladay)

Canyon del Oro (9)
1968: 4A (Bob Richter)
1974: 4A (John Ruiz)
1975: 4A (John Ruiz)
1976: 4A (John Ruiz)
1978: 4A (John Ruiz)
1979: 4A (John Ruiz)
1980: 4A (John Ruiz)
2010: D-II (John Farbarik)
2011: D-II (John Farbarik)

Tucson (7)
1939: 5A (Ples Harper)
1940: 5A (Ples Harper)
1948: 5A (James Black)
1950: 5A (James Black)
1958: 5A (Harry Smith)
1959: 5A (Harry Smith)
1960: 5A (Harry Smith)

Sahuarita (5)
1979: 3A (Steve Keller)
1980: 3A (Steve Keller)
1982: 3A (Steve Keller)
1983: 3A (Steve Keller)
1984: 3A (Steve Keller)

Salpointe (4)
1965: 5A (Charles Potts)
1980: 5A (Regis Tremblay)
1981: 5A (Jim Flannery)
2004: 5A (Jim Flannery)

Rincon (3)
1993: 4A (Steve Reff)
1994: 4A (Steve Reff)
2002: 4A (Steve Morrow)

Safford (3)
1981: 4A (Dick Pottle)
1992: 3A (Joe Burnside)
2000: 3A (Joe Burnside)

Ajo (1)
1981: 3A (Kenny Farmer)

Buena (1)
1970: 4A (Donald Harris)

Catalina Foothills (1)
2009: 4A-I (Julie Walters)

Douglas (1)
1983: 4A (Jim Halliday)

Ironwood Ridge (1)
2008: 5A-II (Ryan Bais)

Flowing Wells (1)
1982: 4A (Mark Latham)

Sabino (1)
1986: 5A (Art Learing)

Nogales (1)
1985: 4A (Mark Valenzuela)

OTHER SPORTS

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
GIRLS SOCCER
BOYS SOCCER
WRESTLING
GIRLS SWIM & DIVE
BOYS SWIM & DIVE

 

Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on the pages of the Vail Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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