Forces of equal value typically find a way to balance each other out and nothing proved Newton’s theory more than what was witnessed Monday night at McClintock High School when No. 1 Greenway swept No. 3 Salpointe 3-0 to win the 2018 4A state volleyball championship.
Greenway (32-5-1) brought home the second state title in program history while simultaneously preventing Salpointe (34-6) from winning a third state championship in a row. Ironically, the Lancers prevented the Demons from winning its third title by turning Greenway back in 2016. Both programs ended the night with two state championships and one runner-up finish since 2015. It was almost meant to be.
MONDAY, NOV. 5
4A VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP at McClintock
No. 3 Salpointe lost to No. 1 Greenway, 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-16)
FRIDAY, NOV. 9
No. 8 Cienega (9-2) at No. 1 Centennial (11-0), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Mingus (8-3) at No. 1 Salpointe (11-0), 7 p.m.
No. 13 Seton Catholic (8-3) at No. 5 Sahuaro (9-2), 7 p.m.
No. 6 Sabino (9-2) at No. 3 Snowflake (9-1), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Benson (7-4) at No. 1 Thatcher (11-0), 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Cave Creek Golf Course
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