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Playoffs: Salpointe & Sabino boys hoops advance; Sunnyside, Ironwood Ridge & Catalina Foothills soccer take second

Catalina Foothills (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The 4-2 loss in PKs to Flagstaff ended the season for first-year head coach Sou Moussa-Torres but she saw more positives from the dominating performance that didn’t relate to a victory, as is common in the game of soccer.

“Flagstaff has a quality keeper,” Torres said. “She’s one of the strongest I have seen and their strategy worked despite our girls dominating of possession. The soccer gods weren’t with us and it heartbreaking to lose on PK’s but we grinded all season to get here and that’s soccer. I’m saddened for them, but not disappointed.”

Catalina Foothills (16-5-1) lost to Salpointe in overtime in the title match last year and the program has eight titles between 2003 and 2013 to go along with four runner-up finishes….

GAME STORY AT AZPREPS365.com

TUESDAY, FEB. 25

B Soccer Championships (5A)
No. 3 Carl Hayden 3, No. 1 Sunnyside 0

G Soccer Championships (5A)
No. 1 Casteel 3, No. 10 Ironwood Ridge 0

G Soccer Championships (4A)
No. 3 Flagstaff over No. 4 Catalina Foothills, 0-0 (PK 4-2)

B Basketball Semifinals (4A)
No. 2 Salpointe 56, No. 3 Catalina Foothills 50

B Basketball Quarterfinals (3A)
No. 5 Sabino 56, No. 4 Paradise Honors 53

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26

G Basketball Semifinals (4A)
No. 3 Sahuaro at No. 2 Shadow Mountain, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 28

G Basketball Semifinals (3A)
No. 1 Sabino vs. No. 5 Ganado at Veterans, 6 p.m.

B Basketball Semifinals (3A)
No. 5 Sabino vs. No. 1 Page at Veterans, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEB. 29

B Basketball Championship (3A/4A)
No. 2 Salpointe vs. No. 1 Peoria at Veterans, noon

G Basketball Championship (3A/4A)

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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. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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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