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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
D-II BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Salpointe over No. 3 Estrella Foothills, 3-0
From @LittWithBritt Special on Salpointe’s Frankie Pieroni https://t.co/K1UK9Aj6Ul
— Andy Morales (@AndyMorales8) April 27, 2023
From @LittWithBritt: Time to celebrate – Top-ranked Salpointe defeats Estrella Foothills for third consecutive state beach volleyball championships – https://t.co/oQeopduqW5
— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) April 27, 2023
SOFTBALL PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
6A: No. 10 Tucson 6, No. 23 Marana 1
5A: No. 10 Cienega 14, No. 23 Desert Edge 4 (6)
5A: No. 11 Ironwood Ridge 11, No. 22 Millennium 0 (5)
4A: No. 9 Sahuarita 14, No. 24 Vista Grande 4 (5)
4A: No. 10 Mica Mountain 3, No. 23 Mesquite 0
4A: No. 11 Rio Rico 15, No. 22 Marcos de Niza 6
4A: No. 12 Pueblo 6, No. 21 Sahuaro 1
4A: No. 20 Seton Catholic 5, No. 13 Walden Grove 3
4A: No. 14 ALA-Gilbert North 6, No. 19 Douglas 4
3A: No. 9 Tanque Verde 13, No. 24 Window Rock 0 (5)
2A: No. 13 Bisbee 11, No. 20 Miami 4
Likely first time this has happened: 2 freshman pitchers with simultaneous complete-game victories, earning first postseason win in program history for each team. @bolts_athletics‘ Raydon Rocha & Ace Heston did that in 4A play-in games at home Wednesday – https://t.co/8qGbV47H71
— Javier Morales (@JavierJMorales) April 27, 2023
BASEBALL PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
6A: No. 9 Sunnyside 8, No. 24 Valley Vista 0
6A: No. 14 Chandler 8, No. 19 Marana 1
5A: No. 16 Cienega 7, No. 17 Desert View 2
5A: No. 15 Buena 10, No. 18 Ironwood Ridge 7
4A: No. 9 Rio Rico 8, No. 24 Arcadia 7
4A: No. 10 Walden Grove 8, No. 23 ALA-Gilbert North 1
4A: No. 11 Sahuaro 8, No. 22 Prescott 7
4A; No. 12 Mica Mountain 7, No. 21 Vista Grande 4
4A: No. 17 Douglas 6, No. 16 Estrella Foothills 2
4A: No. 18 ALA-Queen Creek 7, No. 15 Flowing Wells 6
3A: No. 10 Sabino 10, No. 23 Page 0 (6)
3A: No. 12 Tanque Verde 13, No. 21 Safford 2 (5)
2A: No. 9 Bisbee 11, No. 24 St. John’s 1
2A: No. 16 Willcox 11, No. 17 Mohave Accelerated 1
2A: No. 13 Round Valley 6, No. 20 St. Augustine 2
BOYS TEAM TENNIS FIRST ROUND
D-I: No. 6 Rincon/UHS over No. 11 Phoenix Desert Vista, 5-1
D-I: No. 15 Marana lost to No. 2 Chandler Hamilton, 5-0
D-II: No. 2 Catalina Foothills over No. 15 Phoenix Thunderbird, 5-0
D-II: No. 8 Salpointe over No. 9 Sahuarita, 5-2
D-II: No. 10 Nogales lost to No. 7 Waddell Canyon View, 5-0
D-III: No. 3 Pusch Ridge over No. 14 Avondale St. John Paul II, 5-0
D-III: No. 10 Tanque Verde over No. 7 Chandler Prep, 5-1
D-III: No. 4 Scottsdale Prep over No. 13 Gregory School, 6-1
D-III: No. 16 St. David lost to No. 1 Thatcher, 6-0
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
SOFTBALL 1A FIRST ROUND
No. 13 Desert Christian at No. 4 St. David, 4 p.m.
No. 11 Antelope at No. 6 San Manuel, 4 p.m.
No. 16 Valley Union at No. 1 Williams, 4 p.m.
BOYS TENNIS SINGLES/DOUBLES FIRST/SECOND ROUNDS
D-I: Erick Lugo, Sunnyside vs. Mountain Ridge, 9 a.m.
D-I: William Parry, Marana vs. No. 4 Devin Neumann, Tucson, 9 a.m.
D-I: William Barrett, Rincon/UHS vs. Mountain Ridge, 9 a.m.
D-I: No. 6 William Brunner/Narendran, Rincon/UHS vs. Desert Vista, 10:30 a.m.
D-I: Lucious Casertano/Diego Hernandez, Rincon/UHS vs. Perry, 10:30 a.m.
D-II: No. 1 Jared Perry vs. Paradise Valley, 9 a.m.
D-II: No. 3 Grant Cohen, Catalina Foothills vs. Combs, 9 a.m.
D-II: No. 5 Jacob Walton, Sahuarita vs. Alexis Garcia, Salpointe, 9 a.m.
D-II: Lleyten Angulo, Douglas vs. Flagstaff, 9 a.m.
D-II: Gerardo Barreras, Cholla vs. ALA-Gilbert North, 9 a.m.
D-II: Omid Ameri, Canyon del Oro vs. Thunderbird, 9 a.m.
D-II: No. 1 Jason Jia/Santiago Lietzau Catalina Foothills vs. Kofa, 10:30 a.m.
D-II: No. 5 Andre Favela/Ivan Rubio, Nogales vs. Nico Soto/Emilio Lizarraga, Salpointe, 10:30 a.m.
D-II: No. 7 Nicholas Johnson/Jarom Hammerquist, Sahuarita vs. McClintock, 10:30 a.m.
D-II: Robert Bennen/Ashton Yarwood Salpointe vs. Estrella Foothills, 10:30 a.m.
D-II: Noah Clauer/Pelayo Novoa- Alvarez, Ironwood Ridge vs. AZ College Prep, 10:30 a.m.
D-II: Suraj Shah/Luke Sadalla, Catalina Foothills vs. Arcadia, 10:30 a.m.
D-III: No. 4 Joel Hetland Tanque Verde vs. ALA-West Foothills, 10 a.m.
D-III: No. 7 Dylan Pace, Gregory School vs. Thatcher, 10 am.
D-III: Caleb Russian, Tombstone vs. Solano Prep, 10 a.m.
D-III: Scott Lutz, St. David vs. St. John Paul II, 10 a.m.
D-III: Logan Leister, Pusch Ridge vs. Scottsdale Prep, 10 a.m.
D-III: Karl Gajda, Tanque Verde vs. Glendale Prep, 10 a.m.
D-III: Sammy Judd, St. David vs. Gilbert Christian, 10 a.m.
D-III: No. 3 Jakob Herndon/Lucas Herndon, Pusch vs. Safford, 11:30 a.m.
D-III: No. 4 Marek Haynie/Brayten Trejo, St. David vs. Gilbert Classical, 11:30 a.m.
D-III: Nick Cusson/Brett Lewis, Tanque Verde vs. Scottsdale Prep, 11:30 a.m.
D-III: Charlie Cain/Daniel Jung, Pusch Ridge vs. Veritas Prep, 11:30 a.m.
D-III: Connor Moore/Jiang Lin, Tanque Verde vs. Miami, 11:30 a.m.
D-III: Nathaniel Aguilar/Keanu Ramil, Willcox vs. Scottsdale Prep, 11:30 a.m.
GIRLS TENNIS SINGLES/DOUBLES FIRST/SECOND ROUNDS
D-I: Kellyn Coney, Tucson vs. Desert Mountain, noon
D-I: Yedda Gonzalez/Romina Perez, Sunnyside vs. Xavier Prep, 1:30 p.m.
D-I: Kendall Olsen/Kayla Henson, Marana vs. Horizon, 1:30 p.m.
D-I: Revae Ortega/Kym Ambrocio Sunnyside vs. Chandler, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: No. 2 Abbigail Mulick, Catalina Foothills vs. Eastmark, noon
D-II: DanaPaola Camacho, Nogales vs. Lee Williams, noon
D-II: Ines Seldner, Salpointe vs. Paradise Valley, noon
D-II: Gandara, Isabella Salpointe vs. Independence, noon
D-II: Caitlin Will, Sahuarita vs. Prescott, noon
D-II: No. 2 Morgan Filer/Maria Aranguren, Catalina Foothills vs. Arcadia, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: No. 4 Charlotte Henderson/Gracie Petrow, Catalina Foothills vs. Arcadia, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: No. 6 Scarlett Bakken/Jordan Crawford, Canyon del Oro vs. Ava Gilbert/Kendra Metzger, Sahuarita, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: Sarah Goldman/Charlotte Pierce, Ironwood Ridge vs. Lee Williams, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: Sierra Ryan/Mia Carlsen, Sahuarita vs. St. Mary’s, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: Camryn Hansen/Jenya Zurita, Canyon Del Oro vs. Canyon View, 1:30 p.m.
D-II: Akyra Kay/Kalliyen Kay, Salpointe vs. Prescott, 1:30 p.m.
D-III: No. 6 Estelle Fetsis Pusch Ridge vs. Anthem Prep, 1 p.m.
D-III: Emma Bartruff, Pusch Ridge vs. Thatcher, 1 p.m.
D-III: Valerie Durazo, Willcox vs. Glendale Prep, 1 p.m.
D-III: Skyler Mazzanti, Tombstone vs. Safford, 1 p.m.
D-III: Mia Mungarro, Willcox vs. Franklin, 1 p.m.
D-III: No. 4 Safina Blachly/Sydney Haynie, St. David vs. Jamora Haynes/Makinzee Meinhard, Tombstone, 2:30 p.m.
D-III: No. 8 Ali Grammond/Madi Van Holsbeke vs. Page, 2:30 p.m.
D-III: Toni DeFalco/Kailey Reichard, Tanque Ver vs. BASIS Flagstaff, 2:30 p.m.
D-III: Anacelia Moore/Ellie Sundt, Gregory School vs. Mia Davison/Ava Hofman, Sabino, 2:30 p.m.
D-III: Kennedy Peterson/Marissa Paz, Willcox vs. St. John Paul II, 2:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
BASEBALL 1A/4A/5A/6A FIRST ROUND
1A: No. 13 Valley Union at No. 4 St. David, 2 p.m.
1A: No. 11 Superior at No. 6 Desert Christian, 2 p.m.
SOFTBALL 2A/3A/4A/5A/6A FIRST ROUND
MONDAY, MAY 1
BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS ROUND 1 AT CASTEEL
Alina Nunez/Madison Navarrete, Canyon del Oro vs. Purdy/Pitts, Mesquite, 5 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 2
BEACH VOLLEYBALL PAIRS ROUND 2 AT CASTEEL
No. 2 Jordan Faircloth/Rylen Bourguet, Salpointe vs. TBD, 5 p.m.
No. 7 Kylie Strang/Abbey Garner, Canyon del Oro vs. TBD, 5 p.m.
GIRLS TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALS
D-II: No. 8 ALA-Gilbert North at No. 1 Catalina Foothills, 3 p.m.
D-II: No. 6 Sahuarita at No. 3 Salpointe, 3 p.m.
D-III: No. 6 Thatcher at No. 3 Pusch Ridge, 3 p.m.
BASEBALL 3A FIRST ROUND
BOYS VOLLEYBALL 4A-6A PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3
BOYS TEAM TENNIS QUARTERFINALS
D-I: No. 6 Rincon/UHS at No. 3 Desert Mountain, 3 p.m.
D-II: No. 7 Canyon View at No. 2 Catalina Foothills, 3 p.m.
D-II: No. 8 Salpointe at No. 1 Estrella Foothills, 3 p.m.
D-III: No. 6 ALA Foothills at No. 3 Pusch Ridge, 3 p.m.
D-III: No. 10 Tanque Verde at No. 2 Phoenix Country Day, 3 p.m.
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Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was 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 and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at firstname.lastname@example.org