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Young Wolves eliminated in 1st round

SAM CUNNINGHAM of Estrella Foothills fires a warm-up pitch May 2 at Sunrise Mountain. The Wolves lost 12-2 to the Mustangs in the opening round of the 4A state playoffs, finishing the season 19-11. Cunningham was named the Southwest Region Player of the Year. View photo by Ray Thomas
SAM CUNNINGHAM of Estrella Foothills fires a warm-up pitch May 2 at Sunrise Mountain. The Wolves lost 12-2 to the Mustangs in the opening round of the 4A state playoffs, finishing the season 19-11. Cunningham was named the Southwest Region Player of the Year. View photo by Ray Thomas

Estrella Foothills to return 8 of 9 starters in 2018

Estrella Foothills baseball coach Pat McCubbins didn’t know what to expect coming into a year when the Wolves had moved into a more difficult conference and had a plethora of youth, but results showed things worked out pretty well.

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Tolleson duo take home state track titles

Trey Johnson, Dallas Dixon fuel 4th-place team finish

Two members of the Tolleson boys track team added state champion medals to their resume at the Division I state meet May 6 at Mesa Community College.

Trey Johnson placed first in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump, while Dallas Dixon placed first in the high jump.

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Millennium sand volleyball makes title game in 1st season

MILLENNIUM’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM poses with their Division I state runners-up trophy. The Lady Tigers lost to Xavier Prep 4-1 in the finals during their inaugural season in the sport. View photo by Shane McOwen
MILLENNIUM’S BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAM poses with their Division I state runners-up trophy. The Lady Tigers lost to Xavier Prep 4-1 in the finals during their inaugural season in the sport. View photo by Shane McOwen

Lady Tigers lose to Xavier in Division I state championship

For many new programs, it takes years to build into a powerhouse and compete for state titles. Millennium’s girls beach volleyball team didn’t quite get that memo.

The Lady Tigers made it all the way to the Division I state title game in their inaugural season when they lost to Phoenix Xavier, 4-1, in the final May 2 at Mesquite High School in Gilbert.

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Verrado stays alive in 5A state playoffs

MADDIE GAINES of Verrado connects with a pitch during a home playoff game April 29 against Poston Butte. Gaines and the Lady Vipers stayed alive in the 5A double-elimination state tournament by beating Marana Mountain View 11-1 in five innings May 4. View photo by Michael Rincon
MADDIE GAINES of Verrado connects with a pitch during a home playoff game April 29 against Poston Butte. Gaines and the Lady Vipers stayed alive in the 5A double-elimination state tournament by beating Marana Mountain View 11-1 in five innings May 4. View photo by Michael Rincon

After losing to Chaparral, Lady Vipers dominate Marana Mountain View

The double-elimination portion of the 5A state playoffs provided Verrado with an extra opportunity, and the Lady Vipers took full advantage of that last week.

Two days after losing a back-and-forth affair to Scottsdale Chaparral, Verrado answered the call against Marana Mountain View, winning 11-1 at Rose Mofford Softball Complex May 4. The game was halted in the bottom of the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.

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Millennium doubles team taste state glory

MAXIMO LAWLOR of Millennium rips into a forehand shot during the 2015 state tournament. Lawlor and Austin Todd went undefeated all season in doubles, and capped the year by winning the Division I state doubles championship April 29. View photo
MAXIMO LAWLOR of Millennium rips into a forehand shot during the 2015 state tournament. Lawlor and Austin Todd went undefeated all season in doubles, and capped the year by winning the Division I state doubles championship April 29. View photo
AUSTIN TODD of Millennium stares down a forehand shot during the 2015 state tournament. Todd and doubles partner Maximo Lawlor won the Division I state doubles championship April 29, beating a duo from Brophy 6-4, 6-4. View photo
AUSTIN TODD of Millennium stares down a forehand shot during the 2015 state tournament. Todd and doubles partner Maximo Lawlor won the Division I state doubles championship April 29, beating a duo from Brophy 6-4, 6-4. View photo

Maximo Lawlor, Austin Todd win D-I boys title

Millennium’s Maximo Lawlor and Austin Todd completed an undefeated season in doubles tennis by winning the Division I doubles state championship April 29.

Lawlor and Todd defeated Phoenix Brophy’s Trey Brown and Jack Woodrow in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, in the final to capture the pair’s first championship in three seasons as a partnership.

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Lady Tigers’ season comes down to last play

DENAE CHATMAN of Millennium reaches back to throw the ball April 19 at Westview. Chatman was called out at home plate for the final out of the Lady Tigers’ playoff game against Desert Mountain April 26. View photo by Mike Rincon
DENAE CHATMAN of Millennium reaches back to throw the ball April 19 at Westview. Chatman was called out at home plate for the final out of the Lady Tigers’ playoff game against Desert Mountain April 26. View photo by Mike Rincon

Millennium’s season ends on play at plate

Millennium's softball season came down to the last inning, the final play of the game.

Unfortunately for the Lady Tigers, the result came up in the opposition's favor, giving Scottsdale Desert Mountain the 6-5 victory in the 6A conference play-in round April 26.

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Millennium baseball bows out in play-in game

ALEX FIGUEROA, right, of Millennium is greeted by teammate Michael Garverick after scoring a run at Tolleson April 7. The Tigers fell behind early in their 6A state playoff play-in game, losing 9-1 to Chandler April 26. View photo by Mike Rincon
ALEX FIGUEROA, right, of Millennium is greeted by teammate Michael Garverick after scoring a run at Tolleson April 7. The Tigers fell behind early in their 6A state playoff play-in game, losing 9-1 to Chandler April 26. View photo by Mike Rincon

Early hole too much for Tigers to overcome in 9-1 loss

Millennium baseball’s season came to an end in the 6A Conference play-in round at the hands of Chandler, 9-1, April 26.

No. 15 Chandler jumped on No. 18 Millennium early, taking a sizable lead, and shut down the Tigers’ bats the rest of the way.

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Scorpions eliminated in state play-in game

WILLIE LOERA, left, of Desert Edge reaches to tag Buena’s George Hargon as the ball gets away April 26 at Desert Edge. The Scorpions struggled offensively in the 5A state tournament play-in game, collecting just three hits in a 3-1 loss. View photo by Ray Thomas
WILLIE LOERA, left, of Desert Edge reaches to tag Buena’s George Hargon as the ball gets away April 26 at Desert Edge. The Scorpions struggled offensively in the 5A state tournament play-in game, collecting just three hits in a 3-1 loss. View photo by Ray Thomas

Desert Edge’s offense goes silent in 3-1 loss

Desert Edge’s return to the state baseball playoffs was short lived, as the Scorpions couldn’t find any offensive footing in a 3-1 loss to Sierra Vista Buena during the 5A Conference play-in round April 26.

The Scorpions scratched out a first-inning run, but couldn’t produce again after that.

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Desert Edge can’t make it past 1st round

SANIAH DORSEY of Desert Edge slides home safely to score a run against Liberty April 26 at Desert Edge. The Lady Scorpions won 9-6 in the 5A state tournament play-in game, but lost 12-3 at Ironwood Ridge April 29 in the first round. View photo by Ray Thomas
SANIAH DORSEY of Desert Edge slides home safely to score a run against Liberty April 26 at Desert Edge. The Lady Scorpions won 9-6 in the 5A state tournament play-in game, but lost 12-3 at Ironwood Ridge April 29 in the first round. View photo by Ray Thomas

Lady Scorpions win play-in game, fall to Ironwood Ridge

Desert Edge softball won its home state playoff play-in game April 26, but the Lady Scorpions couldn’t keep that momentum rolling in the first round of the 5A tournament, losing 12-3 at Tucson Ironwood Ridge April 29.

Ironwood Ridge scored three runs in the first and four in the third, taking a 7-0 lead. Desert Edge rallied back with two runs in the top of the fourth, but couldn’t get any closer. The big hit eluded Desert Edge all day.

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6-run 6th inning ends Westview’s season

CEAIRRA PEREZ of Westview charges a ground ball to shortstop against Gilbert April 26 at Westview. The Lady Knights won the 6A state tournament play-in game 9-4, but lost to Desert Ridge 7-1 April 29 and were eliminated from the postseason. View photo by Mike Rincon
CEAIRRA PEREZ of Westview charges a ground ball to shortstop against Gilbert April 26 at Westview. The Lady Knights won the 6A state tournament play-in game 9-4, but lost to Desert Ridge 7-1 April 29 and were eliminated from the postseason. View photo by Mike Rincon

Lady Knights fall 7-1 to Desert Ridge in 6A playoffs

Westview softball's playoff run came crashing to a halt thanks to one unfortunate inning.

Tied in the sixth, Mesa Desert Ridge was able to plate six runs to put the game out of reach, beating the Lady Knights 7-1 in the first round of the 6A Conference state playoffs April 29.

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