Ironwood Ridge, Salpointe and Catalina Foothills survived first-round action Wednesday night to advance to the respective quarterfinal rounds of the 5A and 4 A state championships…..
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m.
6A GIRLS FIRST ROUND
No. 7 Pinnacle over No. 10 Tucson, 3-1
No. 5 Desert Vista over No. 12 Rincon/University 6-0
5A GIRLS FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge over No. 13 Independence, 5-1
No. 8 Queen Creek over No. 9 Sahuaro, 2-0
No. 5 Campo Verde over No. 12 Cienega, 1-0
No.1 Chaparral over No. 16 Flowing Wells, 4-0
4A GIRLS FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Salpointe over No. 13 Nogales, 3-0
No. 13 Sunrise Mountain over No. 6 Walden Grove, 2-1
No. 7 Catalina Foothills over No. 10 Palo Verde, 3-0
Friday, Feb. 3
3A BOYS/GIRLS at Red Mountain Park
No. 15 Sahuarita vs. No. 2 Safford, 5 p.m. (Boys)
No. 6 Tanque Verde v. No. 11 Veritas Prep, 7 p.m. (Girls)
Saturday, Feb. 4
4A GIRLS QUARTERFINALS
No. 4 Salpointe hosts No. 5 Cactus Shadows, Noon (at Tucson)
No, 7 Catalina Foothills at No. 2 Thunderbird, 2 p.m.
4A BOYS QUARTERFINALS
No. 3 Salpointe hosts No. 6 Washington, 2 p.m. (at Tucson)
No. 8 Catalina Foothills at No. 1 Coronado, 2 p.m.
5A GIRLS QUARTERFINALS
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge hosts No. 5 Campo Verde, 11 a.m.
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 AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com