Boys Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL: Cienega, Salpointe, Catalina Foothills & Sahuaro advance to quarterfinals

Catalina Foothills is still alive. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Four teams from Southern Arizona advanced to the quarterfinal round of the 5A state playoffs today. Cienega, Salpointe and Catalina Foothills held court Saturday night while Sahuaro upset Northwest Christian in Phoenix earlier in the day.

Top-seeded Cienega will host No. 8 Deer Valley in quarterfinal round on Tuesday, May 9 while No. 7 Catalina Foothills will travel to No. 2 Horizon Honors. No. 11 Sahuaro will visit No. 3 Salpointe.

The win by Sahuaro increased head coach Sandy Novak’s career win total to 673. Novak is set to retire after this year but we will add a new name to the leaderboard with former Salpointe coach Amy Johnson jumping near the top after some research found her to have 670 career wins with 347 coming on the boy’s side. It is doubtful anyone will be able to break Johnson’s 347 win total any time soon.

SOUTHERN ARIZONA COACHING LEADERS

Sandy Novak, Sahuaro
673-202 (875)
402: Girls (2 runner-up)
269: Boys (1 championship & 1 runner-up)

Juanita Kingston, Rincon/UHS
671-301 (972)
455: Girls (1 championship & 1 runner-up)
216: Boys (1 runner-up)

Amy Johnson, Salpointe
670-187-36 (893)
323: Girls
347: Boys (2 runner-up)

Bill Lang, Ironwood Ridge
635-334 (969)
417: Girls (2 runner-up)
218: Boys

SATURDAY, MAY 6

6A BOYS VOLLEYBALL

First Round
No. 7 Mesa Mountain View beat No. 10 Rincon/UHS, 3-1

5A BOYS VOLLEYBALL

First Round
No. 1 Cienega beat No. 16 Mesquite, 3-1
No. 3 Salpointe beat No. 14 Queen Creek, 3-1
No. 7 Catalina Foothills beat No. 10 Sunrise Mountain, 3-2
No. 8 Deer Valley beat No. 9 Ironwood Ridge, 3-2
No. 11 Sahuaro beat No. 6 NW Christian, 3-1

TUESDAY, MAY 9

5A BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Quarterfinals, 6:30 p.m.
No. 8 Deer Valley at No. 1 Cienega
No. 11 Sahuaro at No. 3 Salpointe
No. 7 Catalina Foothills at No. 2 Horizon Honors

WEDNESDAY, MAY 10

5A BOYS VOLLEYBALL

Semifinal at Highland
No. 11 Sahuaro/No. 3 Salpointe 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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