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May 2022 UpdatePosted by SUSD Communications on 5/20/2022
6A: The Chaparral Firebirds bowed out of post-season play with back-to-back losses to #1 Hamilton on May 13 and 14. Hamilton went on to take the state title three days later, downing #6 Chandler. Chaparral finished its impressive run in the state tournament with a 14-9 record.
Division I: Following its shutout of #4 Chaparral the day before, #1 Desert Mountain successfully defended its state team title on May 7. Up 4-2 over #2 Xavier after singles matches, the dynamic duo of Chae Rin Young and Reese Schibel provided the final win to give the Wolves the state championship. Congratulations, girls, and Coach Kim Dever!
Division II: #3 Arcadia knocked off #2 Notre Dame in the semifinals, but fell short against #1 Catalina Foothills on May 7, losing 2-5 to defending state title holders, #1 Catalina Foothills. The day was not without its highlights, however, as newly minted state singles title holder Vessa Turley defeated the #1 player in the state for the second time last week. The Titans’ #2, Emily Kolyszko, provided the team’s other W.
Division 1: #2 Chaparral, owners of a semifinal win over #6 Mountain Ridge the day before, was outmanned in the May 7 state championship, falling 0-5 to #1 Brophy.
6A: Undefeated #8 Chaparral faces #1 Hamilton for a second time in post-season play in the Pool A final on May 13 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa.
With Desert Mountain’s 9-7 loss May 3 to Canyon View, the Wolves move into the losers bracket and travel to Cactus Shadows May 5 to take on the Falcons.
4A: Saguaro’s season ended May 4 with an 11-1 loss to Mesquite. The Sabercats were 14-8 overall, including post-season play.
5A: Desert Mountain is away to Canyon View May 5, having fallen to #1 Nogales, 5-1 on May 2.
6A: Chaparral pulled the upset May 3 shutting out #1 Hamilton 5-0. Next up: #5 Queen Creek, May 7, at Tempe Diablo Stadium.
Division I: Defending champs Desert Mountain are the home team May 6 at Scottsdale Ranch Park when they will host district-rival Chaparral in the semifinals of the state team championship.
Division II: #3 Arcadia faces a May 6 matchup at the Paseo Racquet Club in Glendale against #2 Notre Dame Prep, also in the semifinals of the state team tournament.
Division I: Chaparral hosts Mountain Ridge May 6 at Scottsdale Ranch Park in the semifinals of the state team tournament. Desert Mountain fell to Mountain Ridge 5-3 on May 4.
May 2022Posted by SUSD Communications on 5/1/2022
High school athletics are wrapping up over the next two weeks, and SUSD students are in the thick of state championship competition.
Although post-season play has ended over the past few days for the #15 Arcadia, #18 Chaparral and #11 Saguaro softball teams, we want to congratulate all SUSD softball players and their coaches for their tremendous efforts that began at the beginning of the year when pre-season preparations got underway.
In 5A softball, the season continues May 3 for #7 Desert Mountain, which travels to #2 Canyon View in the west Valley for second round play. Yesterday, the Lady Wolves pitched a 3-0 shutout in their first-round matchup against # 10 Campo Verde.
Keep up on all of the 5A results on the AIA website.
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In 4A action, Saguaro plays its third game of the post-season May 2 against #1 Poston Butte at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Wins so far have come in a play-in game against #24 Thunderbird (9-4) and in the first round of the state tournament at #8 Bradshaw Mountain April 30 (8-2).
Over in 5A, #9 Desert Mountain looks to keep rolling May 2 at #1 Nogales. The Wolves kicked off post-season play with a pair of 10-0 shutouts over #24 Cactus Shadows and #8 Higley.
And in 6A, #8 Chaparral takes on #1 Hamilton May 3 at Diablo Stadium. The Firebirds won their first game of the state tournament April 30 with a 6-4 victory over #9 Tucson.
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In Division I play, Desert Mountain senior and state #2 Savanna Kollock will play for the state singles title tomorrow (May 2) at the Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale. In the process, Savanna has straight-setted opponents from Ironwood, Millennium, Mesa and Chandler. She faces the #1 player in the state in the championship match, Tanvi Narendran, of Rincon/University High School in Tucson. Go, Savanna!
Also tomorrow (May 2), the Lady Wolves’ doubles team of sisters Annalise and Tessa Wachtel will play for the Division 1 doubles title against the state’s #1 duo from Xavier Prep, Danielle Dyer and Ryan Kershner.
The Division 1 Team tournament continues May 3 with #1 Desert Mountain hosting #9 Corona del Sol and #4 Chaparral hosting #5 Basha. If both SUSD schools win, they will face each other May 6 in the state semifinals at Scottsdale Ranch Park. We’re rooting for … SUSD!
In Division 2, state #2 Arcadia freshman Vessa Turley plays for the AIA singles championship May 2 at the Paseo Racquet Center. Along the way to the finals, Vessa has downed players from Paradise Valley, Lake Havasu, Canyon del Oro and Notre Dame Prep. She faces the #1 singles player in the state, Catalina’s Emily Flowers, in the title match. Flowers had to defeat Arcadia’s #4 singles player, Emily Kolyszko, to reach the final.
Arcadia’s #3-ranked girls team hosts #6 American Leadership Academy-Gilbert North May 3 in state team championship quarterfinal action. Let’s go, Lady Titans!
In Division 1, both #2 Chaparral and #3 Desert Mountain are still alive in state team competition. The May 4 quarterfinals see Chaparral hosting #7 Casteel and Desert Mountain hosting #6 Mountain Ridge. If both SUSD teams win, they will face each other in the May 6 state semifinals at Scottsdale Ranch Park. Go, SUSD!
Track and Field
The middle school and high school track and field seasons have come to an end over the past two weeks. Since January, students have been running, hurdling, throwing and leaping, enjoying the camaraderie of a large team sport and supporting their teammates. We’ll be keeping an eye on our high school student athletes who will take part in state championship competition at Mesa Community College starting May 7.
In the meantime, enjoy some photos from the concluding middle school meet April 28 at Coronado High School and the final high school meet April 20 at Desert Mountain.
We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of our baseball, softball, tennis, and track and field student athletes at the final SUSD Athletics All-District Banquet of the school year on May 16!
Charros Youth Baseball Event
It was a great time at the old ballpark for SUSD students of all ages and sizes last month when they took part in the Scottsdale Charros’ Youth Luncheon and Baseball Clinic at Scottsdale Stadium. Thank you, Charros, for bringing this event back to life this year!
April 2022Posted by SUSD Communications on 4/1/2022
Fourth Quarter Athletics
The fourth quarter athletics season is in its homestretch at SUSD middle schools (track and field) and high schools (baseball, beach volleyball, softball, track & field, and tennis). Plan to catch a game, meet or match sometime! Check your school’s website calendar for dates, times and locations.
Track and field ends with all-district meets at both levels:
- April 20: SUSD High School Track & Field Meet, 3 p.m., Desert Mountain HS Stadium
- April 28: SUSD Middle School Track & Field Meet, 4:30 p.m., Coronado HS Stadium
Youth Baseball Clinic and Luncheon
It’s been three years since the Scottsdale Charros have been able to host SUSD students at Scottsdale Stadium for what had been – until the pandemic – its annual Youth Baseball Clinic and luncheon. But former Major League Baseball players and coaches will be there April 8 to greet 10 principal-selected students from each of our schools. Play ball!
Cheer and Dance State Championship
Lastly, to catch up on some activities that took place during spring break, the AIA held its annual Cheer and Dance State Championship at Veterans Coliseum in Phoenix, and we are pleased to share with you that SUSD teams performed admirably!
- Desert Mountain won the Division 2 Pom competition, placed 2nd in the Open Large Jazz section and finished 3rd in Division 2 Show Cheer.
- Chaparral snagged 3rd place and 6th place awards in Open Medium Jazz and Division 1 Show Cheer.
- Saguaro rounded out our teams, finishing 5th in the Division 3 Show Cheer category.
Congratulations to all of our student athletes, their dedicated coaches and support systems – including parents! – who paved the way for these successful seasons.