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Sahuarita girls to 3A soccer quarterfinal round; Basketball & Wrestling playoffs start Thursday

Wrestling starts this week in Prescott Valley (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

 

No. 9 Sahuarita beat No. 8 Sabino 3-1 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 3A soccer playoffs where the Mustangs will take on the top-seeded Yuma Catholic Shamrocks on Saturday at 2 p.m.

No. 12 Pusch Ridge fell to No. 5 Anthem Prep 2-1 in the other 3A playoff game featuring teams from Southern Arizona.

The first day of the 1A South Basketball Section Tournament taking place at ASDB is in the books with the finals taking place on Thursday. The winner of the section tournament will earn the second automatic playoff berth from the 1A South Region.

The 4A-6A soccer and basketball play-in tournaments are also taking place on Thursday.

The first day of the Division III and IV state wrestling tournament is also scheduled for Thursday in Prescott Valley.

 

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6

SOCCER FIRST ROUND: GIRLS 3A
No. 9 Sahuarita 3, No. 8 Sabino 1
No. 5 Anthem Prep 2, No. 12 Pusch Ridge 1

BASKETBALL 1A SECTION TOURNAMENT
Valley Union 52, Patagonia 32 (G)
Bowie/San Simon 32, Immaculate Heart 31 (G)
St. David 49, ASDB 40 (B)
Baboquivari 66, Valley Union 58 (B)

THURSDAY, FEB. 7

BASKETBALL PLAY-IN: GIRLS 6A
No. 21 Skyline at No. 12 Tucson, 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL PLAY-IN: GIRLS 5A
No. 20 Cactus Shadows at No. 13 Rincon/UHS, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Cholla at No. 16 Empire, 7 p.m.
No. 18 Mountain View at No. 15 Ironwood Ridge, 7 p.m.
No. 19 Nogales vs. No. 14 Willow Canyon, 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL PLAY-IN: GIRLS 4A
No. 23 Deer Valley vs. No. 10 Rio Rice, 7 p.m.
No. 21 Peoria at No. 12 Pueblo, 7 p.m.
No. 22 Palo Verde vs. No. 11 Cactus, 7p.m.

SOCCER PLAY-IN: BOYS 5A
No. 24 Nogales at No. 9 Cienega, 6 p.m.
No. 19 Central at No. 14 Cholla, 6 p.m.
No. 17 Buena at No. 16 Paradise Valley, 6 p.m.
No. 23 Goldwater at No. 11 Flowing Wells, 6 p.m.

SOCCER PLAY-IN: BOYS 4A
No. 23 Mohave at No.11 Walden Grove, 7 p.m.
No. 20 Dysart at No. 13 Palo Verde, 6 p.m.
No. 19 Canyon del Oro at No. 14 Lake Havasu, 6 p.m.

SOCCER PLAY-IN: GIRLS 4A
No. 24 Apache Junction at No. 9 Canyon del Oro, 6 p.m.
No. 23 Rio Rico at No. 11 Walden Grove, 5 p.m.
No. 18 Palo Verde at No. 15 Douglas, 6 p.m.

SOCCER PLAY-IN: GIRLS 5A
No. 23 North Canyon at No. 10 Rincon/UHS
No. 21 Apollo at No. 12 Mountain View, 6 p.m.
No. 19 Verrado at No. 14 Marana, 6 p.m.
No. 22 Buena at No. 11 Notre Dame, 6 p.m.
No, 24 Nogales at No. 9 Cactus Shadows, 6 p.m.

SOCCER PLAY-IN: GIRLS 6A
No. 17 Chandler at No. 16 Tucson, 6 p.m.

BOYS WRESTLING STATE: D-III/D-IV

BASKETBALL 1A SECTION TOURNAMENT
St. David vs. TBD, 2:30 p.m. (G)
Baboquivari vs. TBD, 4 p.m. (G)
Patagonia vs. TBD, 5:30 p.m. (B)
Gregory School vs. TBD, 7 p.m. (B)

FRIDAY, FEB. 8

BASKETBALL PLAY-IN: BOYS 6A
No. 19 Tucson at No. 14 Shadow Ridge, 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL PLAY-IN: BOYS 5A
No. 23 Marana at No. 10 Cholla, 7 p.m.
No. 21 Mountain View at No. 12 Cienega 7 p.m.
No. 20 Sunrise Mountain at No. 13 Nogales, 7 p.m.
No. 19 South Mountain at No. 14 Buena, 7 p.m.

BASKETBALL PLAY-IN: BOYS 4A
No. 22 Bradshaw Mountain at No. 11 Catalina Foothills, 7 p.m.
No. 20 Desert Edge at No. 13 Palo Verde, 7 p.m.
No. 19 Sahuaro at No. 14 Dysart, 7 p.m.

BOYS WRESTLING STATE: D-III/D-IV
BOYS WRESTLING STATE: D-I/D-II
GIRLS WRESTLING STATE

SATURDAY, FEB. 9

SOCCER FIRST ROUND: BOYS/GIRLS 4A-6A
BOYS WRESTLING STATE: D-I/D-II

SOCCER QUARTERFINALS: GIRLS 3A
No. 9 Sahuarita at No. 1 Yuma Catholic, 2 p.m.

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