No. 2 Canyon del Oro and No. 4 Salpointe won their respective 4A matches to advance to the quarterfinal round slated for Tuesday, Nov. 9. The Dorados and Lancers are the only two programs from Southern Arizona to survive the 4A-6A opening round of matches.
Canyon del Oro beat No. 15 St. Mary’s 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-14) and Salpointe defeated No. 13 Younger, 3-2 (25-14, 25-14, 25-19). The Dorados are scheduled to host No. 10 Bradshaw Mountain in the quarterfinals and the Lancers are set to host No. 12 Cactus.
Bradshaw Mountain upset No. 7 Greenway in three sets and Cactus upset No. 5 Seton Catholic 3-1.
The 1A Volleyball playoffs start on Friday at Coronado High School and the 3A playoffs will be served up on Saturday at Marcos de Niza. No teams from Southern Arizona made the 2A state playoffs.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4
BOYS D-I GOLF
Nathan Romero, Marana (36: +10 156)
Dominic Swick, Marana (52: +19 165)
4A-6A VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
6A: No. 4 Corona del Sol over No. 13 Rincon/UHS, 3-0 (25-6, 25-10, 25-12)
5A: No. 8 Campo Verde over No. 9 Catalina Foothills, 3-1 (28-26, 29-27, 22-25, 25-19)
5A: No. 5 Arcadia over No. 12 Cienega, 3-1 (18-25, 25-19, 25-12, 25-18)
5A: No. 3 Gilbert over No. 14 Ironwood Ridge, 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-16)
4A: No. 2 Canyon del Oro over No. 15 St. Mary’s, 3-0 (25-13, 25-11, 25-14)
4A: No. 4 Salpointe over No. 13 Younger, 3-2 (25-14, 25-14, 25-19)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
1A VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND AT CORONADO
No. 9 St. David vs. No. 8 Cicero Prep, 9 a.m.
No. 12 Desert Christian vs. No. 5 Fort Thomas, 11 a.m.
No. 15 Valley Union vs. No. 2 Tempe Prep, 3 p.m.
No. 16 Immaculate Heart vs. No. 1 Rock Point, 9 a.m.
3A FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND
No. 10 Thatcher at No. 7 Pusch Ridge, 7 p.m.
No. 9 Sabino at No. 8 Show Low, 7 p.m.
2A FOOTBALL CONFERENCE FIRST ROUND
No. 14 Sequoia Pathway at No. 3 Benson, 7 p.m.
No. 9 Holbrook at No. 8 Willcox, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
1A FOOTBALL CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS
No. 3 Williams vs. No. St. David at Coronado: 6 p.m.
3A VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND AT MARCOS DE NIZA
3A: No. 6 Empire vs. No. 11 AZ College Prep, 1 p.m.
3A: No. 13 Tanque Verde vs. No. 4 Monument Valley, 11 a.m.
3A: No. 15 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 2 Valley Christian, 3 p.m.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
4A VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 10 Bradshaw Mountain at No. 2 Canyon del Oro, 6:30 p.m.
No. 12 Cactus at No. 4 Salpointe, 6:30 p.m.
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