ELIJAH JOPLIN ENDS CAREER WITH 6,074 PASSING YARDS
Marana QB Elijah Joplin ended his career with 6,074 career passing yards to become only the sixth player in Southern Arizona history to break 6,000 career passing yards. Sabino junior Cameron Hackworth should break into the 5,000-yard club in his first game as a senior.
SOUTHERN ARIZONA CAREER PASSING LEADERS
1 Rhett Rodriguez, Catalina Foothills 8,694 (2013-16)
2 Trenton Bourguet, Marana: 7,612 (2015-18)
3 Andrew Cota, Sunnyside/Salpointe, 7,554 (2010-13)
4 Reggie Robertson, Sahuaro 7,106 (1996-99)
5 Brian Chason, Tucson Christian: 6,408 (1982-85)
6 Elijah Joplin, Marana: 6,074 (2020-2023)
7 Tyler D’Amore, Ironwood Ridge: 5,915 (2008-10)
8 Adriell Alvarado, Cienega: 5,910 (2012-15)
9 Adam Rodriguez, Desert View: 5,774 (1985-89)
10 Jovoni Borbon, Buena: 5,666 (2016-19)
11 Justice Summerset, Mountain View: 5,264 (2013-15)
12 Alex Lopez, Walden Grove: 5,062 (2017-19)
13 Cameron Hackworth, Sabino: 4,926 (2020-current)
KELSEY HARSHMAN EARNS SILVER AT THE PAN AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Former Sabino standout and current Cienega head softball coach Kelsey Harshman helped lead Softball Canada to a Silver Medal at the 2022 Women’s Pan American Championship in Guatemala from Nov. 12-19. Harshman went 1-3 against Team USA in the playoff round with a run scored and two walks. Harshman helped Softball Canada win a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is slated to be the head softball coach at Cienega this spring.
ALYSSA BROWN IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF UNLV 7-0 START
Former Sahuaro standout Alyssa Brown is averaging nine points a game for UNLV. Brown is fourth in scoring for the 7-0 program and number three rebounds with 5.7 per outing. She leads the team is blocks at five.
REID PARK REIMAGINED TO INCLUDE ANNEX BASEBALL FIELDS
The community came together to save the four Annex baseball Fields at Reid Parka and the final survey will close on Dec. 19, at 11:59 p.m.. CLICK HERE to take the survey.
BIJAN ROBINSON BREAKS 3,000 CAREER RUSHING YARDS
Former Salpointe standout Bijan Robinson became the seventh rusher for Texas to break 3,000 career rushing yards joining Ricky Williams, Cedric Benson, Earl Campbell, Jamaal Charles, Chris Gilbert and Vince Young. Robinson donated $3,000 with of backpacks to a local school.
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