Ian Kinsler became the fourth member of the Canyon del Oro 1997 State Championship team to win a Major League World Series championship Sunday night when the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 to clinch the 2018 championship.
1997 State Champions
Ian Kinsler, Chris Duncan, Shelley Duncan and Brian Anderson.
2000 State Champions
Ian Kinsler and Brian Anderson.
Shelley Duncan, 1998: New York Yankees (2009)
Chris Duncan, 1999: St. Louis Cardinals (2006)
Brian Anderson, 2000: Chicago White Sox (2005)
Ian Kinsler, 2000: Boston Red Sox (2018)
NOTE: Scott Hairston only played one year with the Dorados – his senior year – and that 1999 team, with Kinsler, Chris Duncan and Anderson, made the 5A quarterfinals.
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