Tucson High School Sports

VIDEO: Sabino, So Good — Sabercats Athletics One of Most Successful in Tucson

The football team finished 8-4 and reached the quarterfinals of the Class 3A state tournament in coach Ryan McBrayer‘s third season.

A.J. Skaggs will be one of the top quarterbacks in the state next season as a senior after completing 193 of 297 passes for 2,495 yards with 25 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this year. He has 4,119 career passing yards with the potential to eclipse 7,000 next season.

A.J. Skaggs (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Michael Masunas, 6-4 and 225 pounds, is only a sophomore but is already a Division I prospect as a tight end and defensive end.

Masunas has taken unofficial recruiting visits of Arizona, UCLA, San Diego State and NAU.

The girls volleyball team, coached by Amy Johnson, went 17-10 and advanced to the state tournament.

Amanda Farnum, a junior,was the Division III Swimmer of the Year after winning the 50-yard freestyle in 24.5 seconds in the state meet.

Amanda Farnum (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The girls basketball team, which boasts Division I prospects Kiya Dorroh, Kamryn Doty and Kam’Ren Rhodes, is off to a dominating 7-0 start after Tuesday’s 86-19 win over visiting Queen Creek Benjamin Franklin.

Jaamal Rhodes‘ team went 6-0 en route to the Miner Webster Thanksgiving Classic at Gilbert Highland High School last week.

Dorroh, a 6-foot-1 junior, has narrowed her list to five schools — Missouri, Nebraska, Texas, Vanderbilt and North Carolina.

Doty, a 5-6 combo guard, has been offered a scholarship by at least 10 Division I schools, most recently Weber State.

Rhodes, the coach’s daughter who is only a sophomore, was the MVP of the Miner Webster Thanksgiving Classic. The 5-6 point guard is being heavily recruited by Washington, Kentucky, UNLV and Purdue among others.

Diego Armijo (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The boys basketball team, coached by Marty Roth, is 4-1 after routing Benjamin Franklin 73-48 on the road Tuesday night. The Sabercats won three of four games in the Valley Christian Thanksgiving Tournament last week at Chandler.

The Sabercats have one of the most experienced teams in the state with 12 seniors, including football standouts Diego Armijo and Jayson Petty.

Sabino was the featured school of our High School Sports Preview Show on Monday night. Here is the Facebook Live video of the interviews with the football team and McBrayer and assistant Sly Lewis and the girls basketball team at Wings Over Broadway at Camino Seco:


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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