No. 2 Canyon del Oro beat No. 10 Bradshaw Mountain 3-0 Tuesday night at home to advance to the 4A semifinal round for the first time since 2016 and No. 4 Salpointe took care of No. 12 Cactus 3-0 to advance to the semifinals for the fifth time in the last six years – an era that includes three state championships.
The Dorados will host No. 3 Estrella Foothills on Thursday night and the Lancers will visit No. 1 Notre Dame. CDO and Estrella Foothills did not meet in the regular season but Notre Dame defeated Salpointe 3-0 two weeks ago.
Salpointe won the 4A state title last year and Canyon del Oro last made a championship appearance in 1980.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
4A VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Canyon del Oro over No. 10 Bradshaw Mountain, 3-0 (25-18, 25-19, 25-5)
No. 4 Salpointe over No. 12 Cactus, 3-0 (25-17, 25-18, 25-12)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11
4A VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS
No. 2 Canyon del Oro (20-0) hosts No. 3 Goodyear Estrella Foothills (17-1), 6:30 p.m.
No. 4 Salpointe (17-3) at No. 1 Scottsdale Notre Dame (19-0), 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
3A FOOTBALL CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
No. 9 Sabino (8-2) at No. 1 ALA-Gilbert North (9-1), 7 p.m.
2A FOOTBALL CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
No. 11 St. Johns (7-4) at No. 3 Benson (8-2), 7 p.m.
No. 8 Willcox (8-2) at No. 1 Parker (10-0), 7 p.m.
3A VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS
No. 6 Empire (20-0) vs. No. 2 Chandler Valley Christian (19-1) at Mesa Skyline, 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
1A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Mogollon (11-0) vs. No. 2 St. David (10-1), at Scottsdale Coronado, 6 p.m.
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS
Phoenix Cave Creek Golf Course, 8:30 a.m. – 1:55 p.m.
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