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FALL PLAYOFFS: Salpointe golfer Carlos Astiazaran is in 4th place plus Cross Country Sectional results

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

2A Soccer: Quarterfinals
No. 1 Chino Valley 5, No. 8 Bisbee 0

D-II Boys Golf: OMNI Tucson National Sonoran Day 1

Carlos Astiazaran (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

We have a tie for the top spot at the AIA Division II state championships taking place at the OMNI Tucson national Sonoran Course. Cade Anderson of Notre Dame Prep, Ethan Klose of Arcadia and Jacob Tarkany of Cactus Shadows ended the first day with identical 3-under par rounds of 67.

The pack is also tight after that with Salpointe’s Carlos Astiazaran, Arcadia’s Gavin Aurilia and Seton Catholic’s Nik Kittilson all shooting 2-under (68). Rylan Johnson of Williams Field is next with a 1-under 69. In all, there are ten golfers with even or better scores after day one including Canyon del Oro standout Beckett Carlson (70).

Aurilia picked up the state championship last year after he shot a 6-under 140 on the Catalina Course.

In team competition, Cactus Shadows leads Arcadia 282 to 287 and Williams Field is third with 291. Salpointe is in sixth place.

4: Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe, 68 -2
8: Beckett Carlson, Canyon del Oro, 70 E
11: Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove, 71 +1
21: Albert Quihuis, Salpointe, 74
21: Max Krueger, Salpointe, 74
26: Andrew Bowers, Ironwood Ridge, 75
33: Jake Myre, Sabino, 77
35: Jacob Medina, Ironwood Ridge, 78
42: Zander Los, Ironwood Ridge, 80
49: Luis Lopez, Sahuarita, 82
49: RayJ Ramirez, Sabino, 82
52: Spencer Chan, Catalina Foothills, 83
60: Tristan Palma, Ironwood Ridge, 86
62: Jackson Rustand, Sabino, 87
67: Ben Hogan, Ironwood Ridge, 90
72: Ryan Spitzer, Sabino, 93
73: Carter Callahan, Salpointe, 94
74: David Busse, Sabino, 96
77: Nathan Monroe, Salpointe, 105

Cross Country Southern Sectionals at Rio Rico

D-II GIRLS
Taylor McCue, Catalina Foothills 19:40.5
Delaney Kaminski, Canyon Del Oro 20:18.5
Shania Santos, Marana 20:38.6

Taylor McCue (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Catalina Foothills 27
Cienega 83
Marana 85

D-II BOYS
Ayden Schilb, Cienega 17:22.7
Brandon Martz, Catalina Foothills 17:27.4
Sean Jacobsen, Canyon Del Oro 17:33.8

Ayden Schilb (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Ironwood Ridge 40
Catalina Foothills 76
Marana 81

D-III GIRLS
Kylie Wild, Salpointe 19:25.2
Maria Fernanda Ruiz De Chavez, Salpointe 21:56.0
Avrille Giron, Rio Rico 21:57.9

Kylie Wild (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Salpointe 22
Rio Rico 52
Thatcher 75

D-III BOYS
Roshan Tinoco-Miranda, Rio Rico 15:54.5
Abraham Valenzuela, Palo Verde 17:01.5
Johnathon Lane, Walden Grove 17:24.5

Roshan Miranda (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Salpointe 22
Walden Grove 71
Thatcher 80

D-IV GIRLS
Kayla O’Connell, Morenci 21:27.7
Kyra Floyd, Pusch Ridge 22:07.7
Emma Garnand, Pusch Ridge 22:26.6

Kyra Floyd (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Pusch Ridge 32
Benson 41
Morenci 55

D-IV BOYS
Myles Floyd, Pusch Ridge 18:18.7
Ramon Loya, Bisbee 19:24.0
Zach Laura, Benson 19:29.2

Myles Floyd (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Pusch Ridge 25
St Augustine 66
Benson 88

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

D-II Boys Golf: OMNI Tucson National Sonoran Day 2
Nathan Monroe, Salpointe, 9 a.m. (1)
Carter Callahan, Salpointe, 9:10 a.m. (1)
Albert Quihuis, Salpointe, 9:20 a.m. (1)
Max Krueger, Salpointe, 9:30 a.m. (1)
Carlos Astiazaran, Salpointe, 9:40 a.m. (1)
Beckett Carlson, Canyon del Oro, 10:10 a.m. (1)
Gabriel Escalera, Walden Grove, 10:10 a.m. (1)
David Busse, Sabino, 9 a.m. (11)
Ryan Spitzer, Sabino, 9:10 a.m. (11)
Jackson Rustand, Sabino, 9:20 a.m. (11)
RayJ Ramirez, Sabino, 9:30 a.m. (11)
Jake Myre, Sabino, 9:40 a.m. (11)
Luis Lopez, Sahuarita 10 a.m. (11)
Spencer Chan, Catalina Foothills, 10 a.m. (11)
Ben Hogan, Ironwood Ridge, 10:30 a.m. (11)
Zander Los, Ironwood Ridge, 10:40 a.m. (11)
Jacob Medina, Ironwood Ridge, 10:50 a.m. (11)
Andrew Bowers, Ironwood Ridge, 11 a.m. (11)

D-I/D-III: Diving Prelims and Finals

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

D-I: Swim Finals
D-II: Diving Prelims and Finals

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

D-II/D-III: Swim Finals

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

2A-6A Volleyball Play-In Tournament

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Cross Country D-I/D-III State Championship: Gilbert

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

Cross Country D-II/D-IV State Championship: Gilbert

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

2A-4A Football Play-In Tournament

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