Tucson High clinched a playoff spot thanks to a 4-2 win over San Luis in the 6A Southern Region championship game played Monday at Cherry Field in Tucson. Ranked No. 20 coming in, Tucson (11-7 in power-ranking games, 5-0 in region play) needed the win to protect against falling out of contention for the play-in bracket…..
TUESDAY, APRIL 24
GIRLS D-I TEAM TENNIS
No. 4 Rincon/UHS hosts No. 13 Desert Ridge, 3 p.m.
GIRLS D-II TEAM TENNIS
No. 2 Catalina Foothills hosts No. 15 Paradise Valley. 3 p.m.
No. 5 Salpointe hosts No. 12 Ironwood Ridge, 3 p.m.
No. 6 Nogales hosts No. 11 Seton Catholic, 3 p.m.
GIRLS D-III TEAM TENNIS
No. 5 Pusch Ridge hosts No. 12 AZ College Prep, 3 p.m.
No. 7 Benson hosts No. 10 Gregory School, 3 p.m.
No. 11 Sahuarita at No. 11 Casteel, 3 p.m.
No. 15 Tombstone at No. 2 Phoenix Country Day, 3 p.m.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
No. 2 Salpointe hosts No. 15 Valley Vista, 4:30 p.m.
No. 8 Ironwood Ridge hosts No. 9 Deer Valley, 4:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
BOYS D-I TEAM TENNIS
No. 10 Buena at No. 7 Perry, 3 p.m.
BOYS D-II TEAM TENNIS
No. 1 Catalina Foothills hosts No. 16 Williams, 3 p.m.
No. 3 Salpointe hosts No. 14 Shadow Mountain, 3 p.m.
No. 4 Nogales hosts No. 13 Seton Catholic, 3 p.m.
No.12 Ironwood Ridge at No. 5 Bradshaw Mountain, 3 p.m.
BOYS D-III TEAM TENNIS
No.3 Pusch Ridge hosts No. 14 Miami, 3 p.m.
No. 4 Gregory School hosts No. 13 Morenci, 3 p.m.
No. 15 Benson at No. 2 Thatcher, 3 p.m.
BASEBALL: 4A – 6A PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
SOFTBALL: 3A – 6A PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
BASEBALL; 3A PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
TENNIS: SINGLES/DOUBLES QUARTERFINALS
D-I: Ethan Lee, Rincon/UHS vs. No. 3 Luke Urlaub, Desert Vista, 3:30 p.m.
D-II: No. 4 Jack Mandala, Salpointe vs. No. 5 Brendan Perry, Catalina Foothills, 5 p.m.
D-II: Anton Nazaroff, Catalina Foothills vs. No. 2 Oliver Boleratzky, Deer Valley, 5 p.m.
D-II: No. 1 George Jiang / Mason Lee, Catalina Foothills vs. No. 8 Trevor Swartz / Alex Vergara, Greenway, 5 p.m.
D-II: Carlos Beranbe / Ben Behrens, Ironwood Ridge vs. No.2 Jackson Hartenbach / Eric Cho, Salpointe, 5 p.m.
D-III: No. 1 Preston Grammond, Pusch Ridge vs. Will Ray, Valley Lutheran, 6:30 p.m.
D-III: No. 4 Jordan Merrill, Benson vs. No. 5 Federico Niccacci, St. David, 6:30 p.m.
D-III: No. 1 Wilder Cooke / Alex Sparks, Gregory School vs. No. 8 Tyler Bierman / Michael Greer, Thatcher, 6:30 p.m.
D-III: No. 2 Christian Fetsis / Diego Rodriguez, Pusch Ridge vs. No. 7 Bobby Wendt / Alex Tam, Phoenix Country Day, 6:30 p.m.
D-I: No. 4 Lindsey Pesqueira / Sophie Lopez, Rincon/UHS vs No. 5 Elizabeth Vijan / Ava Keste, Pinnacle, 3:30 p.m.
D-II: No. 1 Selma Fereres, Catalina Foothills vs. No. 8 Danielle Quenzler, Cactus Shadows, 5 p.m.
D-II: No. 2 Samantha Loving, Salpointe vs. No. 7 Aari Sivakumar, Saguaro, 5 p.m.
D-II: No. 5 Emily Lopez, Amphitheater vs. No. 4 Faith Daab, Coconino, 5 p.m.
D-II: No. 2 Chloe Gavino / Abby Watson, Catalina Foothills vs. No. 7 Melina Oropeza / Ana Lucia Bustamante, Nogales, 5 p.m.
D-II: No. 4 Halle Zadro / Annabelle Mulick, Catalina Foothills vs. No. 6 Grace Hogan / Natalie Hoffman, Notre Dame, 5 p.m.
D-II: No. 8 Natalie Valcke / Keeva Krueger, Salpointe vs. No. 1 Jillian Rasmussen / Katie Reed, Arcadia, 5 p.m.
D-III: No. 1 Sofia Fetsis, Pusch Ridge vs. Kelsey Smith, Page, 6:30 p.m.
D-III: Sammi Gutierrez, Sahuarita vs. Adrianna Zamora, Sabino, 6:30 p.m.
D-III: No. 1 Kay Lee Merrill / Piper Thoutt, Benson vs. Alyssa Shapiro / Katie Wick, Scottsdale Prep, 6:25 p.m.
D-III: Emma Reilly / Colleen Harris, Pusch Ridge vs. No. 4: Keiryn Lines / Ella Peterson Safford, 6:25 p.m.
D-III: Kate Maxfield / Hailey Brack, Pusch Ridge vs. No. 7 Maya Abou-Haidar / Katie Bartolino, Phoenix Country Day, 6:25 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
BASEBALL: 4A – 6A FIRST ROUND
SOFTBALL: 1A-6A FIRST ROUND
TUESDAY, MAY 1
GIRLS D-II TEAM TENNIS
No. 5 Salpointe/No. 12 Ironwood Ridge, TBD
GIRLS D-III TEAM TENNIS
No. 7 Benson/No. 10 Gregory School vs. TBD
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2
TRACK & FIELD; DAY 1
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