The beach volleyball regular season ends on Thursday and the first round of the state playoffs is slated to begin on Tuesday, April 23. There are ten automatic qualifiers between the two divisions and nine of those have been spoken for.
The state tournament for teams in all three divisions will start on Tuesday, April 23 for girls and Wednesday, April 24 for boys. Singles and doubles competition is scheduled to start on Friday, April 26 for both.
Sabino improved to 9-1 overall thanks to a 7-2 win at Pusch Ridge Tuesday night. The win also gave the Sabercats the upper hand in the 3A South Region and a tighter grip on the early power-point rankings.
Chris Moon was an All-State pitcher from Tucson High who ignored the Atlanta Braves, stepped away from the University of Arizona as a freshman and then died in battle in 2010, serving our country as a sniper in Afghanistan.
The Blanchard faithful made the journey from the suburbs of Oklahoma City to Tucson for 12 straight years and the Lions will not go home empty-handed this year thanks to an incredible run of six straight victories at the Salpointe Lancer Classic.