Rincon/UHS wins TUSD Volleyball Tournament; Amy Johnson & Heather Moore-Martin reach coaching milestones

Rincon/UHS standouts Jordan Atencio (16) & Isabel Hansen go up or a block against Cholla. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Rincon/University went 7-0 to capture the championship of the TUSD Girls Volleyball Tournament held at Sabino this past Friday and Saturday. The Rangers beat Sabino 2-0 in the championship match.

Sabino’s Amy Johnson moved into first place for Southern Arizona coaches with 678 career wins. Ironwood Ridge head coach Bill Lang has 677 career wins and it’s expected both of the power programs will battle back and forth the rest of the season. Lang still holds the career match mark at 1,048. Legendary Rincon coach Juanita Kingston coached in 972 matches and Johnson is sitting at 902.

In addition, Salpointe went 4-3 at the House of Payne Tournament in Chandler to give head coach Heather Moore-Martin 501 career wins.

Rincon/UHS (0-2 in power-point matches) will host Cactus Shadows (2-0) on Tuesday, Sabino (2-0) will be hosting Buena (1-0), Salpointe (2-0) is hosting Cienega (1-1) and Ironwood Ridge (1-1) will be traveling to Mountain View (0-2).


TUSD Girls Volleyball Tournament: Sept. 6-7: Sabino High School

Canyon del Oro 2, Sabino 0
Buena 2, Catalina 0
Sabino 2, Tucson 0
Catalina Foothills 2, Sahuaro 0
Tanque Verde 2, Amphitheater 0
Nogales 2, Pueblo 0
Rincon/UHS 2, Empire 1
Rio Rico 2, Cholla 1
Palo Verde 2, San Manuel 0
Tucson 2, Nogales 0
Rincon/UHS 2, Amphitheater 0
Canyon del Oro 2, Sahuaro 0
Buena 2, San Manuel 0
Palo Verde 2, Catalina 0
Catalina Foothills 2, Rio Rico 0
Sabino 2, Pueblo 0
Tanque Verde 2, Empire 1
Sabino 2, Nogales 0
Rincon/UHS 2, Tanque Verde 0
Sahuaro 2, Cholla 0
Catalina 2, San Manuel 1
Empire 2, Amphitheater 0
Buena 2, Palo Verde 0
Tucson 2, Pueblo 0
Rio Rico 2, Sahuaro 1
Catalina Foothills 2, Cholla 0.

Buena over San Manuel, 2-0
Canyon del Oro over Nogales, 2-0
Catalina Foothills over Pueblo, 2-0
Empire over Rio Rico, 2-0
Palo Verde over Catalina, 2-0
Rincon/UHS over Cholla, 2-0
Sabino over Amphitheater, 2-0
Tucson over Sahuaro, 2-0
Nogales over Pueblo, 2-0
Rio Rico over San Manuel, 2-0
Sahuaro over Amphitheater, 2-1
Cholla over Catalina, 2-0
Nogales over Cholla, 2-0
Sahuaro over Rio Rico, 2-1
Nogales over Sahuaro, 2-1

Empire over Buena, 2-1
Sabino over Tucson, 2-0
Catalina Foothills over Canyon del Oro, 2-1
Rincon/UHS over Palo Verde, 2-0

Sabino over Empire, 2-0
Rincon/UHS over Catalina Foothills, 2-0

Rincon/UHS over Sabino, 2-0


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 is the 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. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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