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Results & Schedules: April 22, 2014

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Baseball

April 17

Agua Fria 6, Westview 3

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22
Apr
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Chavers warms to Hot ‘Lanta

ANDREW CHAVERS (45) looks to throw a block for tailback Adam Tamayo last season against North Canyon. Chavers has commited to  play college football at Clark Atlanta University in the fall.
ANDREW CHAVERS (45) looks to throw a block for tailback Adam Tamayo last season against North Canyon. Chavers has commited to play college football at Clark Atlanta University in the fall.
ANDREW CHAVERS (45) joins a host of Millennium defenders in bringing down a North ball carrier last season. Chavers has signed a scholarship to play collegiate football at Clark Atlanta University in the fall.
ANDREW CHAVERS (45) joins a host of Millennium defenders in bringing down a North ball carrier last season. Chavers has signed a scholarship to play collegiate football at Clark Atlanta University in the fall.

When weighing his college options, Andrew Chavers leaned heavily on the academic aspects of the schools under consideration, while balancing that with his desire to continue playing football.

Education is important to me,” Chavers said. “I had a lot of academic scholarship offers to Division III schools. For awhile I was being recruited by Yale and Cornell.”

Chavers said he prefers a smaller school where students can receive more individualized attention from instructors.

Tue
22
Apr
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Lady Vipers on verge of winning section

VERRADO’S SARAH TIMOTHY hits a forehand return Thursday against Agua Fria. The Lady Vipers won the match, 5-4, drawing closer to the section championship. View photo by Ray Thomas
VERRADO’S SARAH TIMOTHY hits a forehand return Thursday against Agua Fria. The Lady Vipers won the match, 5-4, drawing closer to the section championship. View photo by Ray Thomas

As the tennis season wraps up, Verrado’s girls are in a familiar situation: playoff bound.

The Lady Vipers (12-1) are first in Division II, Section 2 and ranked 13th overall in power points, which has them on the verge of a sixth consecutive trip to the state tournament. The key to their success is having a team where all the girls have a really good relationship with each other, coach Rachel Hunter said.

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22
Apr
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Verrado blanks D.E. for 13th straight win

VERRADO’S KATELYN ACTON slides home with the Lady Vipers’ second run during the first inning of Thursday’s game against Desert Edge.  The Lady Vipers won the game, 3-0, running their winning streak to 13 games. View photo by Ray Thomas
VERRADO’S KATELYN ACTON slides home with the Lady Vipers’ second run during the first inning of Thursday’s game against Desert Edge. The Lady Vipers won the game, 3-0, running their winning streak to 13 games. View photo by Ray Thomas

Verrado has a good formula working right now: score early and let Morgan Brown and the defense do the rest.

That’s exactly the recipe Verrado used on Thursday night against Desert Edge, tallying twice in the first inning and going on to a 3-0 victory.

Tue
22
Apr
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Miscues costly to Lady Lobos in road loss

LA JOYA SHORTSTOP Alyssa Villareal reaches for the ball as Kellis baserunner Taylor Uden bears down on her. The Lady Lobos lost 11-1 to Kellis Wednesday but bounced back the next day to defeat Maryvale, 7-6. View photo by Ray Thomas
LA JOYA SHORTSTOP Alyssa Villareal reaches for the ball as Kellis baserunner Taylor Uden bears down on her. The Lady Lobos lost 11-1 to Kellis Wednesday but bounced back the next day to defeat Maryvale, 7-6. View photo by Ray Thomas

Giving a quality team extra outs in an inning via errors often proves costly.

That was the case for La Joya April 16.

The Lady Lobos committed four errors in the bottom of the first inning that day, translating into seven outs, in allowing eighth-ranked Glendale Raymond S. Kellis to score nine unearned runs en route to an 11-1 victory in a game halted in the bottom of the fifth inning by the mercy rule.

Fri
18
Apr
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Verrado boys tennis on cusp of playoffs

After a one-year hiatus from the Division II state team-tennis tournament, Verrado’s boys look like they’ll be back in the fold in 2014.

The Vipers are 10-2 and sitting second in Section 2 as of Thursday morning. Despite being ranked 21st in power points, the top two teams from their section will get automatic bids to state. If Verrado won its match against Agua Fria on Thursday afternoon, results were unavailable at press time, and win again April 22 against Glendale Copper Canyon, it will finish second in the section.

Fri
18
Apr
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Results & Schedules: April 18, 2014

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Baseball

April 14

Camelback 3, La Joya 2
Sandra Day O’Connor 7, Tolleson 0

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18
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Lady Knights rally late for road win

MIRANDA OLMSTEAD slides home safely with a Westview run Monday at Copper Canyon. Olmstead’s three hits led the way for the Lady Knights in their come-from-behind 11-7 victory.
MIRANDA OLMSTEAD slides home safely with a Westview run Monday at Copper Canyon. Olmstead’s three hits led the way for the Lady Knights in their come-from-behind 11-7 victory.
DANIELLE DAVIS catches for Westview Monday at Copper Canyon. Davis’ three RBI sparked the Lady Knights to an 11-7 win.
DANIELLE DAVIS catches for Westview Monday at Copper Canyon. Davis’ three RBI sparked the Lady Knights to an 11-7 win.

For the first four innings of Monday’s game, Westview’s bats were silenced by Glendale Copper Canyon pitcher Brianna Cano.

Things looked bleak for the visiting Lady Knights as Copper Canyon (5-18) built a 6-0 lead.

That all changed over the final three frames as Westview’s bats awoke from their slumber and pounded out an 11-7 victory.

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18
Apr
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Verrado no-hits Roughriders

VERRADO’S JESUS AZUAJE bats against Westview March 4. Azuaje was a home run shy of the cycle as his three hits and five RBI backed the no-hit pitching of Zach Mullenax in beating Youngker, 11-0, Monday.
VERRADO’S JESUS AZUAJE bats against Westview March 4. Azuaje was a home run shy of the cycle as his three hits and five RBI backed the no-hit pitching of Zach Mullenax in beating Youngker, 11-0, Monday.

Zach Mullenax didn’t have to pitch a complete seven innings, but the senior right-hander still hurled Verrado’s first no-hitter in a few years on Monday.

Mullenax pitched five innings of no-hit ball, allowing just two baserunners in the Vipers’ 11-0 victory over Youngker. The game was halted after the top of the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.

Fri
18
Apr
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Lady Tigers excel at Sun Angel Classic

RYAN WOLFF of Millennium runs the 1,600-meter race during the 2013 Division I state track meet. Wolff finished ninth in the 1,600 at the Sun Angel Track Classic Apirl 10, recording a time of 4 minutes, 30.34 seconds.
RYAN WOLFF of Millennium runs the 1,600-meter race during the 2013 Division I state track meet. Wolff finished ninth in the 1,600 at the Sun Angel Track Classic Apirl 10, recording a time of 4 minutes, 30.34 seconds.
AGUA FRIA’S ARCHIE RICE competes in the pole vault during the March 28 Tiger Relays. Rice cleared 12 feet to tie for 10th in the event at the Sun Angel Track Classic April 10 at Arizona State University.
AGUA FRIA’S ARCHIE RICE competes in the pole vault during the March 28 Tiger Relays. Rice cleared 12 feet to tie for 10th in the event at the Sun Angel Track Classic April 10 at Arizona State University.

Problems beset Agua Fria at meet

Millennium’s girls turned in an outstanding performance in one of the premier track meets in the state, placing seventh in the 35th Sun Angel Track Classic April 10 and 12 at Arizona State University.

The Lady Tigers scored 30 points, only .25 of a point behind sixth-place Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor.

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