Tucson High School Sports

Local baseball standouts Jacob Roepke, Raul Moreno and Juan Alcoverde sign with Rainy River

(Jacob Roepke Family Photo)

Located in International Falls, Minnesota, Rainy River Community College continues to pull baseball talent from Southern Arizona and this time the Voyageurs collected three pitchers:

Jacob Roepke, Mountain View (LHP/1B)
Raul Moreno, Desert View (LHP)
Juan Alcoverde, Sahuarita (RHP)

The trio will join John Michael Gonzalez Jr. of Empire, Esteban Ruelas of Cienega, Julian de Alva of Ironwood Ridge, Orlando Rodriguez of Cholla, Mateo Sierras of Tucson, Emilio Gonzalez of Sahuaro and Antonio Garcia of Pueblo.


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 is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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