Salpointe outlasts Sunrise Mountain 3-2 for second championship in a row

Alanna Duarte accepts the 4A State Championship trophy for the Lancers. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Mountain Pointe High School: Thursday, Nov. 9
No. 3 Salpointe over No. 4 Sunrise Mountain 3-2 (24-26, 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 15-13)

It took five sets and over two hours for Salpointe to outlast Sunrise Mountain 3-2 in the 4A title match held at Mountain Point High School Thursday night but that’s just how the Lancers wanted it.

“I was hoping they would bring it and they did,” said Salpointe senior setter Peyton Lewis. “I wanted a tough match to prove ourselves.”

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Peyton Lewis had 51 assists to finish her career with 3,512. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


St. David (7)
1972: 1A (Donald Roylance)
1976: 1A (Orland Merrill)
1982: 1A (Orland Merrill)
1983: 1A (Orland Merrill)
1989: 1A (Orland Merrill)
2013: D-V (Tylene Miller)
2016: 1A (Tylene Miller)

Willcox (6)
1976: 3A (Lois Seibel)
1979: 3A (Bobby Nelson)
1990: 2A (Bobby Nelson)
1988: 2A (Bobby Nelson)
1989: 2A (Bobby Nelson)
1990: 2A (Bobby Nelson)

Sahuaro (5)
1974: 5A (Pauline Jordan)
1975: 5A (Pauline Jordan)
1976: 5A (Pauline Jordan)
1981: 5A (Cherrie Brinlee)
1982: 5A (Cherrie Brinlee)

Rincon/UHS (3)
1973: 5A (Toni Edwards)
1979: 5A (Toni Edwards)
1993: 4A (Juanita Kingston)

Catalina (2)
1972: 5A (Mary Hines)
1983: 5A (Mary Hines)

Salpointe (2)
2016: 4A (Heather Moore-Martin)
2017: 4A (Heather Moore-Martin)

Valley Union (2)
1974: 1A (Joe Burnside)
1985: 1A (Mike Thompson)

Benson (1)
2005: 2A (Kimberly East)

Bisbee (1)
1977: 3A (Mary Riley)

Bowie/San Simon (1)
2007: 1A (Casey Lewis)

Flowing Wells (1)
1991: 4A (Ed Nymeyer)

Nogales (1)
1975: 3A (Shelley Copeland)

Sabino (1)
1989: 4A (Tim Demarchi)

San Manuel (1)
1974: 3A (Diane NaDeau)

Sunnyside (1)
1990: 4A (Rosa Lara)


Catalina Foothills (3)
2006: 4A/5A-II (Andrea Fyock)
2007: 4A/5A-II (Andrea Fyock)
2008: 4A/5A-II (David Thistle)

Catalina (2)
2010: 4A/5A-II (Heather Moore-Martin)
2011: 4A/5A-II (Heather Moore-Martin)

Canyon del Oro (1)
1996: 4A/5A (Melva Lundy)

Cienega (1)
2016: 5A (Heather Mott)

Sahuaro (1)
2009: 4A/5A-II (Sandy Novak)



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. 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 was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com


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