No. 1 Sabino over No. 3 Valley Christian 10-0

Sabino sophomore Alyssa Aguirre. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


CHANDLER – Sabino improved to 22-3 overall and 11-1 in power-ranking games after the No. 1 ranked Sabercats went on the road to defeat No. 3 Chandler Valley Christian 10-0 to help set the tone with the 3A Conference playoffs approaching quickly. The three losses on the Sabino ledger all came to 4A powers No. 1 Salpointe, No. 5 Surprise Paradise Honors and No. 8 Canyon del Oro. The victory at Valley Christian came one week after the Sabercats beat No. 2 Empire 2-1 to take control of the 3A South Region as well as the 3A Conference…



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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