Playoffs: Volleyball Brackets are set; Cross Country starts Thursday

Ironwood Ridge earned the top seed in 5A (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


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


1A Volleyball First Round at Coronado
San Simon vs. Tempe Prep, 9 a.m.
Valley Union vs. Lead Edge, 11 a.m.
Desert Christian vs. Cicero Prep, 1 p.m.
St. David vs. Lincoln Prep, 3 p.m.

1A Football Quarterfinals
Williams at St. David, 7 p.m.
San Manuel at Mogollon, 7 p.m.

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


2A-5A Volleyball First Round
5A: No. 1 Ironwood Ridge (BYE)
5A: No. 14 Paradise Valley at No. 3 Buena, 6:30 p.m.
5A: No. 12 Ironwood at No. 5 Cienega, 6:30 p.m.
4A: No. 15 Thunderbird at No. 2 Salpointe, 6:30 p.m.
4A: No. 10 ALA-QC at No. 7 Canyon del Oro, 6:30 p.m.
3A: No. 16 Sabino vs. No. 1 NW Christian, MDN-A 3 p.m.
3A: No. 9 Empire vs. No. 8 Fountain Hills, MDN-B 3 p.m.
3A: No. 13 Tanque Verde vs. No. 4 Thatcher, MDN-A 9 a.m.
3A: No. 14 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 3 Valley Christian, MDN-A 11 a.m.
2A: No. 14 St. Augustine vs. No. 3 Pima, MC-A 11 a.m.
2A: No. 11 Benson vs. No. 6 Scottsdale Prep, MC-B 11 a.m.


5A Volleyball Quarterfinals
TBD at No. 1 Ironwood Ridge, 6:30 p.m.


2A-4A Football Play-In Tournament
1A Football Semifinals


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 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee and was given the Amphi Distinguished Service Award. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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