Chris Moon was the consensus 2007 Southern Arizona baseball player of the year. The Tucson High pitcher/outfielder got the attention of the Atlanta Braves and was drafted in the 35th round.
Moon chose to play for the University of Arizona instead and signed up with Andy Lopez that fall. It was that class of commitments that eventually won the NCAA championship for the Wildcats in 2012 but Moon would not be one of them.
The Rangers visited Section III favorite Tucson (4-1, 0-1) on Tuesday night in an important divisional match with early ranking implications with Tucson coming out on top 3-1 ( 19-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-20).
Session two of the Willie Williams Track & Field Classic is in the books and 13 high school events were decided along with the prelims of several running and relay events. A few college events were also decided at the University of Arizona Drachman Stadium because the meet is composed of both high school and collegiate competition.
The 8th Annual Salpointe Lancer Baseball Classic is taking place this week at the Reid Park Complex in midtown Tucson. Besides teams from all over Arizona, squads from Oklahoma, Texas and California are also taking part.
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.