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PLAYOFFS: Sabino makes incredible comeback plus full baseball, softball & tennis results

Sarah Edwards came up big for Sabino again. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Roller coasters take you up, roller coasters take you down. You go for a loop, but you always come back around. There may be no other way to describe the outcome of the 3A semifinal game between No. 11 Sabino and No. 14 Sahuarita played Friday night at Hillenbrand Stadium on the University of Arizona campus.

Sabino (18-8) and Sahuarita (23-11) met for the third time this year with the Mustangs winning in March and the Sabercats drawing even two weeks later en route to a championship in the 3A South Region but none of that matters come playoff time and Sabino won the rubber match Friday night to advance to the semifinal round to be played Saturday morning in Phoenix…..

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In baseball action, Nogales, Salpointe, Canyon del Oro, Sahuarita, Empire, Bisbee, Willcox, Valley Union and St. David all won on Friday. CDO will play Nogales in the 4A semifinal round next Wednesday which means at least one team from Southern Arizona will play for a 4A championship.

In softball action, Sabino, Empire, Benson and San Manuel advanced. Benson and San Manuel will play each other in a 2A semifinal on Saturday, guaranteeing another championship appearance from Southern Arizona.

In boy’s tennis, Catalina Foothills will play for a Division II championship on Saturday and Tanque Verde and Pusch Ridge will play each other in the D-III final. Tanque Verde beat Pusch Ridge 5-4 in April.

The Pusch Ridge girls will play for the D-III championship also.

The brackets for the 6A and 5A Volleyball tournaments have been released and the first round will take place on Saturday.

The state track and field meets will come to an end on Saturday and we will have full results once all races and events are finished for each division.

Sahuarita is expected to contend again next year (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

FRIDAY, MAY 5

BASEBALL

4A Quarterfinals
No. 1 Nogales beat No. 8 Thunderbird, 10-0 (5)
No. 2 Salpointe beat No. 7 Cactus Shadows, 3-0
No. 4 Canyon del Oro beat No. 12 Coconino, 21-2 (5)

3A Round 1 at Surprise Complex
No. 4 Sahuarita beat No. 13 American Leadership, 12-1
No. 3 Florence beat No. 14 Sabino, 5-1
No. 16 Empire beat No. 6 Holbrook, 2-0 (11)

2A Round 1 at Goodyear Complex
No. 9 Bisbee beat No. 8 Benson, 8-4
No. 5 Willcox beat No. 12 Alchesay, 8-7

1A Round 1 at Goodyear Complex
No. 3 Valley Union beat No. 14 Anthem Prep, 21-0
No. 5 St. David beat No. 12 Mogollon, 11-1

SOFTBALL

3A Quarterfinal at Rose Mofford
No. 12 Empire beat No. 4 Safford, 4-1

3A Quarterfinal at Hillenbrand.
No. 11 Sabino beat No. 14 Sahuarita, 7-6

2A Quarterfinal at Rose Mofford
No. 2 Benson beat No. 7 Paradise Honors, 6-3
No. 4 Camp Verde beat No. 5 Santa Cruz, 6-2
No. 6 San Manuel beat No. 3 Morenci, 2-1 (11)

1A Quarterfinal at Rose Mofford
No. 3 Mogollon beat No. 6 St. David, 8-4

GIRLS D-II TEAM TENNIS

Semifinal at Paseo Racquet Center
No. 4 Arcadia beat No. 1 Catalina Foothills, 5-4

BOYS D-II TEAM TENNIS

Semifinals at Paseo Racquet Center
No. 1 Catalina Foothills beat No. 4 Salpointe, 5-0
No. 2 Cactus Shadows beat No. 11 Nogales, 5-0

GIRLS D-III TEAM TENNIS

Semifinal at Paseo Racquet Center.
No. 2 Pusch Ridge beat No. 3 Page, 5-1

BOYS D-III TEAM TENNIS

Semifinals at Paseo Racquet Center
No. 4 Pusch Ridge beat No. 8 AZ College Prep, 5-1
No. 2 Tanque Verde beat No. 6 Miami, 5-2.

SATURDAY, MAY 6

BASEBALL

3A Quarterfinals at Surprise Complex, 1 p.m.
No. 4 Sahuarita vs. No. 5 Yuma Catholic
No. 16 Empire vs. No. 8 NW Christian

2A Quarterfinal at Goodyear Complex, 11 a.m.
No. 5 Willcox vs. No. 13 Miami
No. 9 Bisbee vs. No. 1 Joy Christian

1A Quarterfinal at Goodyear Complex
No. 3 Valley Union vs. No. 11 Hayden, 11 a.m.
No.5 St. David vs. No. 4 Ray, 11 a.m.

SOFTBALL

3A Semifinal at Rose Mofford, 10:15 a.m.
No. 11 Sabino vs. No. 2 Yuma Catholic
No. 12 Empire vs. No. 1 River Valley

2A Semifinal at Rose Mofford, 10:15
No. 2 Benson vs. No. 6 San Manuel

GIRLS D-III TEAM TENNIS

Championship at Paseo Racquet Center.
No. 2 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 1 Thatcher, 5 p.m.

BOYS D-II TEAM TENNIS

Championship at Paseo Racquet Center
No. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 2 Cactus Shadows, 2 p.m.

BOYS D-III TEAM TENNIS

Championship at Paseo Racquet Center
No. 2 Tanque Verde vs. No. 4 Pusch Ridge, 5 p.m.

D-I TO D-IV STATE TRACK MEET

Mesa Community College, 1 p.m.

6A BOYS VOLLEYBALL

First Round, 4 p.m.
No. 10 Rincon/UHS at No. 7 Mesa Mountain View

5A BOYS VOLLEYBALL

First Round, 4 p.m.
No. 16 Mesquite at No. 1 Cienega
No. 14 Queen Creek at No. 3 Salpointe
No. 10 Sunrise Mountain at No. 7 Catalina Foothills
No. 9 Ironwood Ridge at No. 8 Deer Valley
No. 11 Sahuaro at No. 6 NW Christian

MONDAY, MAY 8

SOFTBALL

2A Championship at ASU, 7:30 p.m.
Benson/San Manuel winner vs. TBD

TUESDAY, MAY 9

SOFTBALL

6A Elimination at Rose Mofford, 6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Tucson vs. No. 15 Horizon

4A State Championship at ASU, 7:30 p.m.
No. 1 Canyon del Oro vs. No. 3 Sunrise Mountain

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

BASEBALL

4A Semifinals at Tempe Diablo Stadium
No. 2 Salpointe vs. No. 6 Marcos de Niza, 4 p.m.
No. 1 Nogales vs. No. 4 Canyon del Oro, 6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAY 11

SOFTBALL

5A Semifinals at Rose Mofford, 6:30 p.m.
No. 1 Cienega vs. No. 4 Verrado/No. 5 Chaparral winner
No. 3 Sahuaro vs. No. 10 Queen Creek/No. 2 Shadow Ridge winner

D-III GOLF DAY 1

Randolph Golf Course, 8 a.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 12

D-III GOLF DAY 2

Randolph Golf Course, 8 a.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 13

BASEBALL

4A Championship at Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.
Nogales/Canyon del Oro winner vs. TBD

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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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

 

 

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