Holiday Basketball, Soccer & Wrestling Tournaments open up Winter Season

Majok Deng (22) & Jimmy Stewart got things started at the 2016 Salpointe Classic. (Andy Morales/


Boyd Baker Small-School Tip Off Tournament (Boys & Girls)
Nov. 19-21

(Benson, Ray, Bisbee, Academy of Tucson, Desert Christian, Bowie/San Simon, Catalina, St. Augustine, Patagonia, Santa Rita, Baboquivari, Willcox, San Manuel, Miami, Santa Rita and Immaculate Heart)

Salpointe Tip Off Classic (Boys)
Nov. 19-24

(Canyon Del Oro, Ironwood Ridge, Salpointe, Nogales, Tucson, Sahuarita, Desert View and Pueblo)

Dick McConnell Thanksgiving Classic Tournament at Pima (Boys)
Nov. 21-24

(Walden Grove, Catalina Foothills, Palo Verde, Flowing Wells, Sahuaro, Amphitheater, Cholla and Rio Rico)

Boyd Baker Tip Off Classic at Sahuaro (Girls)

(Canyon Del Oro, Catalina Foothills, Palo Verde, Pusch Ridge, Bradshaw Mountain, Salpointe, Sahuaro, Sunnyside, Nogales, Marana, Cienega, Sahuarita, Cholla, Rio Rico, Empire and Rincon/University)

2018 SSVEC Classic at Buena (Boys)
Nov. 23-24

(Mountain View Marana, Buena, Douglas, Sunnyside, La Joya Community, Marana, Cienega, NFL Yet and Rincon/University)


Amphi Panther Soccer Tournament (Boys & Girls)
Nov. 19-24

(Canyon Del Oro, Nogales, Sabino, Sahuarita, Amphitheater, Cholla, Desert View, Rio Rico, Tanque Verde, Palo Verde and Pueblo)

Brandon Bean Soccer Tournament (Boys & Girls)
Nov. 26- Dec. 1

(Walden Grove, Canyon del Oro, Mountain View Marana, Ironwood Ridge, Catalina Foothills, Pusch Ridge, Salpointe, Flowing Wells, Vista Grande, Buena, Douglas, Sahuaro, Sunnyside, Tucson, Cienega, Empire and Rincon/University)


William Bell Varsity Tournament at Pueblo
Nov. 30-Dec. 1

(Canyon Del Oro, Palo Verde, Salpointe, Vista Grande, Sahuaro, Nogales, Tucson, Casa Grande, Catalina, Sabino, Cholla, Santa Rita, Desert View, Empire, Rincon/University and Pueblo)


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 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


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