Tucson High School Sports

Cactus Classic Volleyball Invitational: championship Monday schedule

Marlee Ferber with a point for Club Cactus 16-Silver. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)



Jan. 13-15: Tucson Convention Center, Sporting Chance & UA Rec Center

The divisional playoffs and championships of the 2018 Club Cactus Classic Invitational are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 15 at the Tucson Convention Center (TCC), Sporting Chance and the University of Arizona Rec Center starting at 8 a.m.

12U Championship Final (Court 5 TCC; 10 a.m.)
13U Championship Final (Court 9 TCC; Noon)
14U Championship Final (Court 1 TCC; 2:15 p.m.)
15U Championship Final (Court 1 TCC; 1 p.m.)
16U Championship Final (Court 7 TCC; 1 p.m.)
18U Championship Final (Court 7 TCC; 2:15 p.m.)

The Cactus Classic began in 1996 and has grown from a few dozen teams to 165. The 1,800 players and coaches come from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Nevada and Mexico.

Local 18U action on Monday includes Club Cactus 18-Mizuno vs, El Paso DIGGERS 17LUTICH at 9:15 a.m. at the TCC and SAVA 18 Black vs. El Paso Synergy 18-1 at 9:15 a.m. at the TCC.

Club Cactus 18-Mizuno Roster
Baumgardner, Sydney
Birtcil, Katie
D’Agostino, Annabelle
Dunn, Claire
Ely, Courtney
Gerovac, Gretchen
Housman, Sydney
Romine, Jade
Semon, Sarah
Walden, Caylee

SAVA 18 Black Roster
Cox, Rayne
Holbert, Audrey
Hyman, Anaya
Loop, Zeleya
Navarrete, Arianna
Parish, Hannah
Ponce, Lynnae
Soto, Melissa
Stutz, Holly
Tovar, Briana


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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