Wednesday, May 1, 2013 4:00 am
Earlier in the week, the Canyon Del Oro Dorados laid the foundation for a first-round home playoff game by virtue of beating Salpointe, 4-3, in a tense extra-inning game.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 4:00 am
When Donnie Perdue of Pusch Ridge hit the ball towards the left-field fence, it looked like his home run would change the momentum in a game where the Lions mostly trailed.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 4:00 am
Winning the Cowboy up Baseball Invitational earlier in the year, and defeating rival Canyon Del Oro, 18-6, seemed like good building blocks for the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks baseball team (8-2) in their quest to go deep into the 2013 playoffs.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 4:00 am
One of the axioms about baseball is that each day brings on a different game. That showed itself during Canyon Del Oro’s first week of the baseball season.
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 4:00 am
When Marana’s Mally McGarity missed her first 14 shots, it didn’t look like she’d turn into the shooting star of the second half.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:00 am
Marana has struggled all season to find a go-to-scorer to replace superstar Jamee Swan, who graduated in 2012, going on to Colorado University.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:10 am
At Ironwood Ridge, a buzzer beater in overtime by senior Kevionte Alexander gave visiting Rincon a 51-49 victory over the Nighthawks last Friday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 4:00 am
First, the opening kickoff is returned 95 yards for a touchdown. Then, the defense yields a 70-yard scoring drive for another touchdown.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:54 am
Sophomore Taylor Fitzgerald made sure that Pusch Ridge wouldn’t lose on Senior Night.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:00 am
Ironwood Ridge could be excused for looking past Catalina Foothills, and thinking about their season finale at Salpointe Catholic.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:00 am
Once again, the Mountain View Mountain Lions defense dictated the terms in a 42-0 win at Catalina Foothills.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 4:00 am
Everyone was excited at Marana’s Homecoming celebration on Oct. 5, as the Tigers won big. The fans were excited, the players were ecstatic, and even the coaches were more than elated afterwards.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 1:43 pm
The bad news for the Mountain View Mountain Lions was that Cienega kicker Robert Griffith set a school record with four field goals.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 4:00 am
At Rincon High last Friday, the Rangers’ Andrew Petty struck out 14 batters. He was throwing so hard that radar guns had him touching 90 miles an hour in the first inning.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:00 am
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados may have lost the championship game of the Dorado Softball Classic, 5-4, against Ironwood Ridge, but the prospects for the reigning state champions still look bright.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:00 am
The Pusch Ridge Christian Lions lost the Division-II regional
tournament final to Palo Verde 42-41 on Saturday.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:00 am
The Mountain View Mountain Lions have had a hard time finding a
third scoring option all year behind Zach Carter and Abdul
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 4:00 am
Pusch Ridge did it again. For the third time this year, the
Lions (11-4) defeated the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks (4-11), 38-29,
in girls’ basketball.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 4:00 am
While defeating the Marana Tigers, 56-43, the Ironwood Ridge
Nighthawks basketball team (12-0) displayed some of the reasons
they are one of two unbeaten teams in Division I play in
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 4:00 am
The Canyon Del Oro Dorados displayed good team balance in
defeating Flowing Wells, 63-53, on Jan. 13.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 4:00 am
For the Canyon Del Oro Dorados, scoring the first goal early was
Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:00 am
Playing four quarters is a mantra that will be very important to
Pusch Ridge and coach Lonnie Tvrdy this year.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:00 am
Jamee Swan scored 13 of her 20 points in the second half to lead
Marana to a late rally, but still came up short as the Tigers (3-4)
fell to the unbeaten Flowing Wells Caballeros, 48-37.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 9:27 am
Ironwood Ridge is a team consisting of almost all seniors, and
their experience and depth were more than enough in a 67-25 win at
Pusch Ridge on Dec. 2.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 4:00 am
On an opening night when offense was hard to come by, Kristen
Dohm of Ironwood Ridge found her shot down the stretch.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011 3:00 am
If the season began with a walk for the Canyon Del Oro Dorados,
it certainly ended with a sprint. The Dorados (7-3) ended the year
with a 49-0 thumping of Amphi (3-7) last Friday on Senior Night at
Canyon Del Oro High School.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 3:00 am
On homecoming night at Canyon Del Oro High School, the Dorados’
senior football players gave the crowd something to cheer about,
beating the Marana Tigers, 41-21.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:00 am
The Marana High School Tigers (0-8), appeared to be well on the
way to their first win of the season Friday night, with a 21-15
halftime lead over Amphi. But during halftime, the Panthers (3-5)
dug down deep and came alive.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:00 am
Knowing they had a good chance to win going in, the Pusch Ridge
Christian Academy Lions football team played with total confidence
Thursday night for the first time all year.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:00 am
When asked if the Canyon del Oro Dorados were suffering from a
lack of identity in this first year of their school’s post-Ka’Deem
Carey era, coach Dustin Peace replied he didn’t think it was much
of an issue.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 3:00 am
The Mountain View Mountain Lions (3-2) are learning that the
road through Salpointe, Cienega, and Ironwood Ridge is not to be
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 3:00 am
Pusch Ridge Christian Academy has had a rough start to the
2011-2012 football season, dropping a third consecutive game Friday
night against Tanque Verde.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 3:00 am
On Friday, Mother Nature provided the greatest obstacle the
Mountain View Mountain Lions have faced during the season’s first
Wednesday, September 7, 2011 3:00 am
A week after handing Canyon Del Oro its first regular season
loss since 2008, the biggest concern for Ironwood Ridge High
School’s football team was suffering a letdown against
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:00 am
They call it the “Battle of the Boot,” but this year’s annual
Mountain View-Marana rivalry game took on added significance
because the game at Marana High School was played on opening night
of the football season.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
It took the arms and legs of Glendale Deer Valley (30-6) pitcher
Lauren Haegar to defeat the Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks girls’
softball team in the 5A-II state title game on Friday in
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 3:00 am
This year, the Canyon Del Oro High School Dorados girls softball
team (35-1) took all of the drama out of their 4A-I state title
quest in winning for the fourth time in the last five years.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 am
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks girls’ softball team has won its
first two games of the 5A-II state softball playoffs.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 3:00 am
The Ironwood Ridge Nighthawks girls’ softball squad has won
three straight playoff games in the 5A-II double-loss elimination
tournament. The wins have put the No. 3 seed in the state
Wednesday, May 4, 2011 3:00 am
For the second year in a row, coach George Corona has the Marana
girls’ softball team in the playoffs.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 3:00 am
Ironwood Ridge began last week ranked as the No. 1 seed in girls
5A-II softball in Arizona. After annihilating visiting Sabino 12-2
last Tuesday, the Nighthawks were on a roll.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:00 am
After only two innings into the game, Canyon del Oro High School
pitcher Sam Hamlett was desperate to shake things up.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 3:00 am
When a team scores four runs in the fifth inning to complete an
11-1 win and solidify its 9-0 record as one of the top two teams in
the state, according to the 2A girls softball rankings, what’s not
Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:00 am
After defeating Salpointe 8-7 at the Salpointe tournament
recently in an early-round game, there was hope that the Marana
High School Tigers baseball team might be ready to take a step
toward beating some of Tucson’s powerhouses.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 4:00 am
The wild and crazy atmosphere of the boys’ volleyball game at
Ironwood Ridge High School last Tuesday was surpassed only by the
frenzied finish of the game itself, as the Mountain View Mountain
Lions (4-0) defeated the Ironwood Ridge (5-6) Nighthawks in three
of five sets — 21-25, 25-19, 29-27, 26-28 and 16-14 — that
Wednesday, March 9, 2011 6:00 am
It’s early in the season, but baseball coach Dennis Toia is
proving he has the chops to fill the big shoes left by his
Wednesday, March 2, 2011 6:00 am
As the South Mountain Jaguars gained momentum and Ironwood
Ridge’s leading scorer Brooke Seavitt was on the bench having
fouled out, where were the Nighthawks going to get offense down the
stretch in their first-round playoff game?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:00 am
Diane Swan, the coach of the Marana High Tigers, felt relief
after escaping with a 40-37 win over Sabino.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:00 am
With the possibility of a home playoff game for Canyon Del Oro
(16-12, 9-1) at stake at Catalina Foothills (18-10, 8-2), it all
came down to the final shot of the game.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:00 am
Brooke Seavitt started the night with a bang for Ironwood Ridge
and teammate Kristen Dohm sealed the win as the Nighthawks won
their 10th straight game and defeated Tucson 41-37.