Salpointe beach volleyball pairs Peyton Lewis/Abby Russell and Alanna Duarte/Madison Sundholm advanced to the quarterfinal round of the Division I playoffs held at Mesquite High School. This is the first year for state pairs competition.
Players switch sides every seven points in the first two sets and every five points in the third set, if needed. Teams are allowed one timeout per set and there will be a “Technical Timeout” after the 21st point is reached.
Coaches are not allowed to coach during play. Instruction may only take place during timeouts, court switches and between sets. Spectators should not call out instruction or question calls.
In baseball action, No. 6 Notre Dame beat No. 3 Flowing Wells 11-5 to eliminate the Caballeros from the 5A playoffs taking place at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Notre Dame advances to the semifinal round to be played on Thursday.
Flowing Wells finished 19-10 on the year and champions of the 5A Sonoran Region.
MONDAY, MAY 7
BASEBALL: 5A ELIMINATION at Diablo
No. 6 Notre Dame 11, No. 3 Flowing Wells 5
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: PAIRS at Mesquite
Alanna Duarte/Madison Sundholm, Salpointe over No. 5 Alexa Spartz/Grace Cook, O’Connor, 2-0
No. 2 Peyton Lewis/Abby Russell, Salpointe over Tylar Garrett/Taylor Pope, O’Connor, 2-0
TUESDAY, MAY 8
BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS: QUARTERFINALS at Mesquite
Alanna Duarte/Madison Sundholm, Salpointe vs. No. 4 Alana Rennie/Annika Payne, Millennium, 7 p.m.
No. 2 Peyton Lewis/Abby Russell, Salpointe vs. Sedona Sherman/Nicole Hoff, Millennium, 7 p.m.
SOFTBALL: 4A ELIMINATION at Rose Mofford
No. 1 Canyon Del Oro vs. No. 9 Coconino, 5:30 p.m.
SOFTBALL: 3A CHAMPIONSHIP at ASU
No. 11 Sahuarita winner vs. No. 5 Winslow, 7:45 p.m.
SOFTBALL: 2A CHAMPIONSHIP at ASU
No. 1 Benson vs. No. 2 Camp Verde, 5:30 p.m.
5A BOYS VOLLEYBALL: QUARTERFINALS
No. 4 Salpointe hosts No. 5 American Leadership Academy, 6:30 p.m.
No. 8 Ironwood Ridge at No. 1 Deer valley, 6:30 p.m.
DIVISION III GOLF: ROUND ONE
Omni Tucson National
No. 9 Johnny Gleason, 10:40 a.m.
No. 31 Jordan Cisek, 10:48 a.m.
No. 48 Palmer Hoffman, 10:56 a.m.
No. 53 Matthew Boge, 11:04 a.m.
No. 66 Stephen Trask, 11:12 a.m.
RJ Wright III, Bisbee, 1:28 p.m.
Logan Adams, Willcox, 1:36 p.m.
William Vickery, Empire, 1:44 p.m.
P.J. Haynes, Pusch Ridge, 2:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
BASEBALL: 4A SEMIFINALS at Diablo
No. 1 Nogales vs. No. 5 Sunrise Mountain, 6:30 p.m.
No.2 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 11 St. Mary’s, 4 p.m.
DIVISION III GOLF: ROUND TWO
Omni Tucson National, 9 a.m.
THURSDAY, MAY 10
SOFTBALL: 5A SEMIFINALS at Rose Mofford
No. 3 Cienega vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 Ironwood Ridge vs. TBD, 7:30 p.m.
SOFTBALL: 4A SEMIFINALS at Rose Mofford
No 5 Salpointe vs. TBD, 5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
BASEBALL: 3A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Sabino vs. No. 12 Empire, 6:30 p.m. at Amphi
No. 3 Sahuarita vs. No. 2 Casteel, 6:30 p.m. at Surprise
MONDAY, MAY 14
BASEBALL: 3A CHAMPIONSHIP at HoHoKam
No. 1 Sabino/No. 12 Empire winner vs. TBD, 4 p.m.
Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com