Baja Arizona Notes: Angelina Amparano to play soccer for UTEP; Drew Klingman to play lacrosse for Concordia University-Irvine; Initial Baseball, Softball and Boys Volleyball Rankings released on Tuesday

(FC Tucson Youth)

Former Salpointe and Pima standout keeper Angelina Amparano committed to play at the next level for UTEP. The Miners compete in Conference USA. An All-American goalie for the Aztecs, Amparano was part of three state championships for the Lancers.

Pusch Ridge standout athlete Drew Klingman committed to play lacrosse for Concordia University-Irvine. Klingman is an All-State selection at his Face Off position. The Eagles compete in the PacWest Conference.

The initial AIA power-rankings for baseball, softball and boys volleyball will be released Tuesday (March 28) at noon. Remember, only regular season games and matches count, not results from invitationals. beach volleyball and tennis were released last week.


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 City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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