After a generation of frustration, it appears the Nogales softball program is on the verge of breaking through. The Apaches recorded 20 wins in 2013 and finished with 25 last year after making it to the second round of the Division III state playoffs for the first time in school history.
Four teams from last year's state quarterfinals of the Division I boy's volleyball playoffs are playing in the Catalina Foothills Invitational this weekend and state runner-up Mesa is one of them. Chandler Hamilton, Gilbert Perry and Gilbert are the other three
The Tucson Lady Badgers are hosting the last softball invitational of the season comprised of "big schools" from Southern Arizona and it looks like the top teams will not be decided until pool play is over
With seven wins, Tucson Amphitheater has already matched last season's win total and it has the Panther faithful believing they can make a playoff run this year in Division III. It's been five years since they have played in the postseason and second-year head coach David Humphreys likes what he sees so far especially after his squad run-ruled El Paso Parkland 13-3 on Friday afternoon.
In a game filled with a roller coaster of emotions, No. 9 Ironwood Ridge upset No. 1 Cienega 47-43 in overtime Wednesday night to advance to the semifinal round of the Division II girl's basketball playoffs. At 30-1, it was the first setback for the Bobcats under first-year coach Matt Ruiz but it was also the biggest career win for Nighthawk coach Nikki Simpson.
No. 9 Oro Valley Ironwood Ridge defeated No. 24 Yuma Gila Ridge 64-45 Wednesday night in the first round of the Division II state playoffs, sending the Nighthawks to the second round for the first time since 2011. Coincidentally, that year was also the last time the Gila Ridge Hawks qualified for the playoffs.