BOYS HOOPS: The Gregory School controls the 1A Conference

Addison Mort (11) & Victor Barajas are two of the top players in the state. (Andy Morales/

The 1A Conference playoff picture is coming into focus with less than two weeks left in the regular season and The Gregory School has a solid grip on the top spot thanks to an 80-57 victory over No 4 Patagonia at home on Friday night.

The Hawks improved to 11-1 in power-ranking games and 6-0 in the 1A South Region while Patagonia dropped slightly to 8-2 and 5-1. The 1A Conference does not have a play-in tournament so it will be a straight 16-team shot with the top two teams from each of the five regions earning an automatic berth…

Game story and playoff picture at

Tomari Harris (And Morales/


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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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