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A suggestion at halftime from Brophy soccer coach Marc Kelly got through to Esteban Obregon. The senior midfielder put the words of wisdom in practice quickly in the second half and the result was the deciding goal for top-seed Brophy in the 5A-I championship match against No. 2 seed Hamilton. Obregon assisted Kyle Seeger for the only goal of the night Saturday giving Brophy a 1-0 victory over Hamilton at Campo Verde High School.

Sunnyside senior Kory DeBerry faced his final high school wrestling match Friday night with a chance to become a rare four-time individual state champ. DeBerry won his first three titles competing in 5A-II at 135, 140 and 145. His opponent from Mesa High in the finale, Edgar Verdi, was a state champ last year at 152 in 5A-I. With the change in conference designation both rested in Division I this year. Something had to give. It wasn\'t DeBerry.
Wrestling Les Willsey February 11, 2011

Kofa High does not get to travel to the Valley much these days due to Yuma budget limitations, but the Kings first trip to the metro Phoenix area this season came close to being a remarkable one. The fifth-seeded Kings fought off a first-half onslaught of chances and a two-goal deficit late to No.1 seed Brophy before falling in the final three minutes to the Broncos, 4-3, in a 5A-I boys soccer semifinal at Campo Verde High School.

It has been rare this season when anyone scores on the Hamilton girls soccer team. Shutouts in 21 of 24 games and four goals allowed overall is mighty impressive. The Huskies gave up their first goal since December on Wednesday night to 5A-I semifinal foe Mesquite midway through the second half and were faced with the question: Could they respond?

Flagstaff and Valley Christian are getting ready for championship runs in different conferences in girls basketball so what better way to prepare than facing each other before the postseason begins. Flagstaff used an individual run from Kia Sandoval in the second period and a team burst early in the fourth to defeat Valley Christian, 61-44, at Valley Christian.