Desert View & Catalina open up with wins at the Panther Invitational

Miguel Vega is greated at home after his 2-run home run but Desert View came away with the win. (Andy Morales/


Desert View opened up play at the Amphitheater Panther Invitational with a 7-5 win over the host team on Wednesday night. The win came one day after the Jaguars held on to defeat Mountain View Marana 1-0 in a regular-season game….



Wednesday, March 1
Catalina 8, Rio Rico 7
Desert View 7, Amphitheater 5

Thursday, March 2
Rio Rico vs, Hanks, Noon (AHS)
Cibola vs. Socorro, 1 p.m. (Catalina)
Socorro at Catalina, 4 p.m.
El Dorado vs. Snowflake, 3 p.m. (AHS)
Douglas vs. Yuma, 3 p.m. (Desert View)
Douglas vs. Desert View, 6 p.m.
El Dorado at Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 3
Hanks vs. Cibola, 9 a.m. (AHS)
Yuma vs. Socorro, 8 a.m. (Catalina)
Cibola vs. Socorro, 11 a.m. (Catalina)
El Dorado vs. Cibola, Noon (AHS)
Yuma at Catalina, 2 p.m.
Hanks at Desert View, 2 p.m.
Snowflake vs. Douglas, 3 p.m. (AHS)
Snowflake at Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 5
Bracket Play

Kevin Lazcona picked up the win for Desert View. (Andy Morales/


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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