Ironwood Ridge over Campo Verde 3-2

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


Ironwood Ridge beat Campo Verde in epic fashion Tuesday night at home after the Coyotes battled back from an 0-2 deficit to force a deciding fifth set where the Nighthawks prevailed 15-13. Ironwood Ridge improved to 6-3 in power-ranking matches while Campo Verde fell to 3-8.

Ironwood Ridge started the day ranked No. 10 in the 5A Conference after the initial AIA rankings for the season were released and Campo Verde was No. 20 after the Coyotes ripped off three wins in a row prior to the trip to Tucson. The Nighthawks have won six in a row with No. 22 Cienega (3-5) visiting on Thursday. Things won’t get mush easier for the Coyotes with No. 15 Higley (5-3) on tap Wednesday night at home…..



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 the Sunnyside School District and by Tucson City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.co

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