Tucson High School Sports

Grace Driskill wins 1600m championship; Complete playoff updates

Grace Driskill. (Courtesy Photo)

Rincon/University standout Grace Driskill won the Division II state championship in the 1600 (5:02.08) Wednesday at Mesa Community College. Driskill also took third in the 800 (2:17.23). Tucson High standout Johnnie Blockburger took second in the D-I High Jump (6-04).

In boys tennis, No. 1 Catalina Foothills will face No. 13 Salpointe in the D-II semifinal round on Friday. The winner will play for the state title on Saturday. Gregory School boys advance to the D-III semifinal round.

PRCA Boys narrowly lose to Phoenix Country Day 5-4. Number one Preston Grammond, Senior, took out this year’s AIA state boys singles and undefeated champ Ashton Kroeger in straight sets. But, today’s win wasn’t enough to help the team beat a deep and very tough PCDS team.— PRCATennis (@PRCA_TENNIS) May 2, 2019

In softball, No. 12 Willcox came out on top in the 2A Play-In Tournament.

In baseball, No. 2 Salpointe beat No. 6 Vista Grande 3-2 to advance to the 4A semifinals under the double-elimination format.

.@LancerHardball advances in the 4A state playoffs with the 3-2 win over Vista Grande. Opponent to be determined. Lancers don’t have to play until next Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/gy8PuV27eM— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) May 2, 2019

WEDNESDAY, MAY 1

TRACK & FIELD: D-I/D-II DAY ONE (Mesa CC)
Grace Driskill: D-II 1600 Champion 5:02.08
Grace Driskill: D-II 800 Third Place 2:17.23
Johnnie Blockburger: D-I High Jump Second Place 6-04

D-II BOYS TEAM TENNIS: QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Catalina Foothills over No. 8 Mesquite, 6-0
No. 2 Notre Dame Prep over No. 7 Nogales, 5-2
No. 13 Salpointe over No. 5 Paradise Valley, 5-4

D-III BOYS TEAM TENNIS: QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Gregory School over No. 10 Sahuarita, 5-0.
No. 6 Phoenix Country Day over No. 3 Pusch Ridge, 5-4

SOFTBALL: 2A PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
No. 12 Willcox over No. 21 Alchesay, 16-8
No. 9 Arizona Lutheran over No. 24 Santa Cruz, 8-6

BASEBALL: 4A THIRD ROUND
No. 2 Salpointe over No. 6 Vista Grande, 3-2
No. 9 Estrella Foothills over No. 4 Canyon del Oro, 3-1

4A baseball: Mesquite tops Seton to reach semifinals #azpreps365 #azhs https://t.co/VwE0reEC06— AZPreps365 (@AZPreps365) May 2, 2019

THURSDAY, MAY 2

BASEBALL: 5A THIRD ROUND
5A: No. 1 Nogales vs. No. 4 Desert Mountain, 6:30 p.m. at Diablo

SOFTBALL: 6A SECOND ROUND
No. 12 Tucson at No. 4 Xavier Prep, 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 5A SECOND ROUND
No. 6 Empire at No. 3 Ironwood Ridge, 4 p.m.
No. 5 Horizon at No. 4 Sunnyside, 4 p.m.
No. 7 Mountain View at No. 2 Centennial, 4 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 4A SECOND ROUND
No. 8 Douglas at No. 1 Salpointe, 4 p.m.
No. 6 Canyon del Oro at No. 3 Bradshaw Mountain, 4 p.m.

BOYS VOLLEYBALL: 5A/6A PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
6A: No. 17 Mountain Ridge at No. 16 Tucson, 6:30 p.m.
5A: No. 21 Pueblo at No. 12 Ironwood Ridge, 6:30 p.m.
5A: No. 18 Sunrise Mountain at No. 15 Catalina Foothills, 6:30 p.m.
5A: No. 19 Canyon del Oro at No. 14 Horizon Honors, 6:30 p.m.
5A: No. 20 Sahuaro at No. 13 Higley, 6:30 p.m.

TRACK & FIELD: D-III/D-IV DAY ONE (Mesa CC)

FRIDAY, MAY 3

BASEBALL: 1A FIRST ROUND (Goodyear)
No. 11 St. David vs. No. 6 Baboquivari, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL: 2A FIRST ROUND (Goodyear)
No. 3 Bisbee vs. No. 14 Scottsdale Prep, 6:30 p.m.
No. 7 Benson vs. No. 10 Morenci, 4 p.m.
No. 13 St. Augustine vs. No. 4 Thatcher, 6:30 p.m.
No. 16 Tombstone vs. No. 1 Scottsdale Christian, 6:30 p.m.

BASEBALL: 3A FIRST ROUND (Surprise)
No. 4 Sahuarita Vs. No. 13 Odyssey Institute, 6:30 p.m.
No. 6 Sabino vs. No. 11 Gilbert Christian, 4 p.m.
No. 16 Catalina vs. No. 1 Valley Christian, 6:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 1A/3A QUARTERFINALS (Rose Mofford)
3A: No. 7 Sabino vs. No. 2 River Valley, 8 p.m.
3A: No. 9 Sahuarita vs. No. 1 Winslow, 8 p.m.
3A: No. 14 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 11 Yuma Catholic, 8 p.m.
1A: No. 2 St. David vs. No. 7 Mogollon, 6 p.m.
1A: No. 6 Valley Union vs. No. 3 Superior, 6 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 2A FIRST ROUND (Rose Mofford)
No. 1 Benson vs. No. 16 Phoenix Christian, 4 p.m.
No. 5 San Manuel vs. No. 12 Willcox, 4 p.m.

D-II BOYS TEAM TENNIS: SEMIFINALS (Paseo)
No. 1 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 13 Salpointe, 9 a.m.

D-III BOYS TEAM TENNIS: SEMIFINALS (Paseo)
No. 2 Gregory School vs. No. 6 Phoenix Country Day, 2 p.m.

D-II GIRLS TEAM TENNIS: SEMIFINALS (Paseo)
No. 2 Catalina Foothills vs. No. 3 Prescott, Noon
No. 4 Salpointe vs. No. 1 Notre Dame, 1 p.m.

D-III GIRLS TEAM TENNIS: SEMIFINALS (Paseo)
No. 2 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 11 Phoenix Country Day, 4 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 4

BOYS VOLLEYBALL: FIRST ROUND
5A: No. 21 Pueblo/No. 12 Ironwood Ridge vs. TBD, 4 p.m.

D-II BOYS TEAM TENNIS: CHAMPIONSHIP (Paseo)
No. 1 Catalina Foothills/No. 13 Salpointe vs. TBD, 2 p.m.

SOFTBALL: 2A QUARTERFINALS (Rose Mofford)
No. 5 San Manuel/No. 12 Willcox vs. TBD, 9 a.m.

TRACK & FIELD: FINAL DAY (Mesa CC)

TUESDAY, MAY 7

BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS FIRST ROUND (Casteel)
D-II: No. 1 Alex Parkhurst/Abby Russell, Salpointe Catholic vs. Rosztoczy/Schleifer, Trivium Prep, 5 p.m.
D-II: Haley Bronson/Katie Call, Canyon Del Oro vs. No. 3 Rowan/Sukhareva, AZ College Prep, 5 p.m.

D-III GOLF: DAY ONE (Omni)

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

D-III GOLF: DAY TWO (Omni)

BASEBALL: 4A SEMIFINALS (Diablo)
No. 2 Salpointe vs. TBD, 4 p.m.

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