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Playoffs: Not a good night for Southern Arizona volleyball

Cienega standout Daniel Henely finished in the top ten. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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It was a bad night for volleyball in Southern Arizona with nine teams falling out of the playoffs including all 4A and 5A teams. Only two teams from Southern Arizona survived Tuesday night after No. 16 Sabino swept No. 17 Yuma Catholic in the 3A Play-In bracket and No. 16 Benson held off No. 17 Pinon 3-1 in the 2A Play-In bracket.

In all, only No. 4 Tanque Verde and Sabino remain in the 3A playoffs, Benson is alive in the 2A playoffs and No. 5 St. David, No. 12 San Simon and No. 15 Valley Union remain in the 1A ranks.

The remaining six teams from Southern Arizona will play on Friday.

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In Division I golf action held at the Omni Tucson National, Tucson High standout Angelica Martinez finished in 23rd place with an 11-over-par 153 (74-79) on the Sonoran Course and Cienega standout Daniel Henely took 9th on the boys side with a 1-under 145 (73-72) on the Catalina Course. Buena standout Isaac Ruiz came in 41st (83-75 158) and Cienega standout Diego Guerrero came in 48th (77-83 160).

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The Cross Country Sectionals are scheduled for Wednesday at Rio Rico High School.

FALL PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, NOV. 5

4A-5A VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
5A: No. 10 Notre Dame over No. 7 Ironwood Ridge, 3-1 (26-24, 25-22, 20-25, 25-16)
5A: No. 5 Sunrise Mountain over No. 12 Cienega, 3-0 (25-11, 25-21, 25-11)
5A: No. 4 Centennial over No. 13 Marana, 3-2 (25-18, 25-23, 23-25, 26-28, 15-12)
4A: No. 12 Youngker over No. 5 Salpointe, 3-1 (25-17, 25-19, 21-25, 25-10)
4A: No. 4 Greenway over No. 13 Canyon del Oro, 3-0 (25-16, 25-5, 25-11)
4A: No. 2 Estrella Foothills over No. 15 Catalina Foothills, 3-2 (25-22, 25-23, 20-25, 23-25, 15-9)

2A-3A VOLLEYBALL PLAY-IN
3A: No. 16 Sabino over No. 17 Yuma Catholic, 3-0 (25-17, 25-14, 25-19)
3A; No. 11 Monument Valley over No. 22 Pusch Ridge, 3-0 (25-21, 25-12, 25-14)
2A: No. 21 Phoenix Christian over No. 12 St. Augustine, 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-17)
2A: No. 16 Benson over No. 17 Pinon, 3-1 (25-14, 25-21, 21-25, 25-8)
2A: No. 9 Parker over No. 24 Desert Christian, 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-15)

D-I GOLF SECOND ROUND

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6

CROSS COUNTRY SECTIONALS
(Rio Rico High School)

THURSDAY, NOV. 7

SWIMMING PRELIMS

FRIDAY, NOV. 8

2A-5A FOOTBALL FIRST ROUND
5A: No. 10 Sunnyslope (6-4) at No. 7 Cienega (8-2), 7 p.m.
5A: No. 9 Buena (8-2) at No. 8 Sunrise Mountain (7-3), 7 p.m.
5A: No. 13 Ironwood Ridge (5-5) at No. 4 Casteel (7-3), 7 p.m.
5A: No. 16 Mountain View (6-4) at No. 1 Williams Field (8-2), 7 p.m.
4A: No. 16 Glendale (8-2) at No. 1 Sahuaro (8-2)
4A: No. 14 Marcos de Niza (5-5) at No. 3 Canyon del Oro (8-2)
4A: No. 12 Casa Grande (6-4) at No. 5 Walden Grove (9-1)
4A: No. 11 Pueblo (8-2) at No. 6 Mesquite (7-3)
3A: No. 10 Sabino (8-2) at No. 7 Safford (7-3), 7 p.m.
2A: No. 13 Chandler Prep (7-3) at No. 4 Santa Cruz (8-2), 7 p.m.
2A: No. 9 Benson (7-3) at No. 8 Veritas (8-2), 7 p.m.
2A: No. 10 Bisbee (8-2) at No. 7 Thatcher (6-4), 7 p.m.

1A-2A VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
3A: No. 13 Holbrook vs. No. 4 Tanque Verde, 9 a.m. at Camelback
3A: No. 15 Sabino vs. No. 2 Snowflake, 1 p.m. at Camelback
2A: Benson vs. TBD
1A: No. 15 Valley Union vs. No. 5 St. David, 1 p.m. at Coronado
1A: No. 12 San Simon vs. No. 5 North Phoenix Prep, 9 a.m. at Coronado

SWIMMING FINALS

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

OPEN DIVISION FOOTBALL QUARTERS
No. 5 Pinnacle (8-2) at No. 4 Salpointe (9-0), 7 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 16

CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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