Mountain View drops close game to No. 2 Paradise Valley


Troy Shaw (Andy

Troy Shaw (Andy


Paradise Valley held on to defeat Marana Mountain View 46-43 Tuesday night to remain undefeated (11-0) in power-ranking games. Ranked No. 2 in the current Division II AIA/MaxPreps rankings, the Trojans are 16-2 overall with their two losses coming during invitationals.

The Mountain Lions are ranked 34th and missed a great chance to make a drastic move up heading into sectional play. Mountain View is 9-6 overall and 4-6 in ranking games. The loss to Paradise Valley was the third loss in a row for the Mountain Lions and things will not get easier with games against Tucson, Ironwood Ridge, Nogales, Salpointe and Sunnyside on the horizon.


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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, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at


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