Former Flowing Wells state throwing champion Sierra Rodriguez graduates from the United States Air Force Academy

(United State Air Force Academy)

Sierra Rodriguez was a fixture at the very top of the victory stand in her Junior Olympic days and she followed that up with a state championship in the discuss throw at Flowing Wells. Rodriguez also played football for the Caballeros, helping the team go 9-2 in her senior season.

Rodriguez went on to earn a “Field Athlete of the Week” honor throwing the javelin for Air Force in her junior season and she earned a spot on the Academic All-Conference team.

Most importantly, Rodriguez earned the ranked of 2nd Lieutenant and will be stationed at Creech Air Force base in Las Vegas.

The Graduation Ceremony was held on Saturday, April18 and can be viewed HERE.

(United States Air Force Academy)
(United States Air Force Academy)



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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