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Verrado boys golf off to successful start

CADE SEYMOUR of Verrado hits a tee shot from the ninth hole Sept. 26 during a practice round. Seymour and the Vipers won each of their first four team matches. View photo by Mike Rincon
CADE SEYMOUR of Verrado hits a tee shot from the ninth hole Sept. 26 during a practice round. Seymour and the Vipers won each of their first four team matches. View photo by Mike Rincon

New coach pleased with work ethic of team

Mike Battle is in his first year as Verrado boys golf coach, but his experience with the team has been anything but what his last name suggests.

Battle has jumped into a new situation with a team that is full of hard workers, determined to improve on the course.

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Odds and Ends - September 28, 2016

Millennium volleyball hosts Dig Pink fundraiser game

Millennium volleyball is hosting a fundraiser for cancer research at its game against Westview at 6 p.m. Oct. 4.

Millennium's Dig Pink game will raise money for Stage Four breast cancer research through the Side-Out Foundation. Attendees wearing a pink shirt can get into the game for $2, with all proceeds going to the charity.

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Estrella Foothills tops Lee Williams

HAYLEA MARS, right, of Estrella Foothills tips the ball over a pair of Lee Williams blockers Sept. 22. Mars served 11 straight points to end the third set, as Estrella went on to a four-set victory. View photo by Casey Pritchard
HAYLEA MARS, right, of Estrella Foothills tips the ball over a pair of Lee Williams blockers Sept. 22. Mars served 11 straight points to end the third set, as Estrella went on to a four-set victory. View photo by Casey Pritchard

Lady Wolves overcome sloppy 1st game for win

A switch flipped for Estrella Foothills after the first game in its Sept. 22 volleyball match against Kingman Lee Williams.

The Lady Wolves let a ball drop between a pair of players on game point, dropping the first set. After that, it was smooth sailing for Estrella Foothills, which went on to win 23-25, 25-12, 25-11 and 25-18.

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Westview volleyball tops La Joya

MELANNEE MAY, 7, of Westview hits the ball Sept. 21 against the block of Aryanna Brown, left, and Sabrina Burke. The Lady Knights beat the Lady Lobos in straight sets. View photo by Ray Thomas
MELANNEE MAY, 7, of Westview hits the ball Sept. 21 against the block of Aryanna Brown, left, and Sabrina Burke. The Lady Knights beat the Lady Lobos in straight sets. View photo by Ray Thomas

Both schools begin region play

Both La Joya and Westview’s volleyball teams had similar starts to the season.

Each squad lost a handful of freedom games to open the year, before picking up a few wins before the teams met for the region opener Sept. 21.

Westview got the better of its district rival that night, sweeping the Lady Lobos 3-0 (25-13, 25-8, 25-12).

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Centennial blasts past Westview

JOEL ZURITA, 16, of Westview gets tripped up Sept. 22 while returning an interception. The Knights struggled in the second half against Centennial, losing 38-7. View photo by Ray Thomas
JOEL ZURITA, 16, of Westview gets tripped up Sept. 22 while returning an interception. The Knights struggled in the second half against Centennial, losing 38-7. View photo by Ray Thomas

Knights falter in 2nd half against Coyotes, 38-7

Westview’s high-powered rushing attack was stuck in quicksand Sept. 22 in a 38-7 loss to Peoria Centennial.

Centennial (5-1) scored 38 unanswered points in a dominating performance, limiting Westview (3-2) to little success in all aspects of the football game.

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Trivium Prep embraces learning curve

MASON MOORE, left, of Trivium Prep runs the ball Sept. 23 while teammate Tristan Baker blocks a Valley Union defender. The Crimson Knights, playing their first season of varsity, lost 66-24. View photo by Mike Rincon
MASON MOORE, left, of Trivium Prep runs the ball Sept. 23 while teammate Tristan Baker blocks a Valley Union defender. The Crimson Knights, playing their first season of varsity, lost 66-24. View photo by Mike Rincon

Crimson Knights endure growing pains in loss to Valley Union

by Rafael Alvarez

special to the View

In its first year as a football program, Trivium Preparatory Academy has had its ups and downs. A Sept. 23 game against Elfrida Valley Union happened to be one of the down moments, as the Crimson Knights lost 66-24 to the Blue Devils.

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Tonopah tops Camp Verde

LARON MAJOR, 1, of Tonopah Valley dives forward for yardage Sept. 23 while being tackled by a trio of Camp Verde players. The Phoenix shut out Camp Verde in the second half, winning 20-10. View photo by Jordan Christopher
LARON MAJOR, 1, of Tonopah Valley dives forward for yardage Sept. 23 while being tackled by a trio of Camp Verde players. The Phoenix shut out Camp Verde in the second half, winning 20-10. View photo by Jordan Christopher

Tonopah Valley football had all the pieces in place for a successful showing Sept. 23 against visiting Camp Verde, but found itself trailing at halftime, 10-8.

The Phoenix (3-2) righted the ship in the second half, and came out the victors, 20-10 over the Cowboys.

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La Joya lights up Sierra Linda

DEVIN DOURISSEAU, 7, of La Joya runs the football Sept. 23 against Sierra Linda. Dourisseau completed 5 of his 6 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns in the Lobos’ 53-6 rout of Sierra Linda. View photo by Ray Thomas
DEVIN DOURISSEAU, 7, of La Joya runs the football Sept. 23 against Sierra Linda. Dourisseau completed 5 of his 6 passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns in the Lobos’ 53-6 rout of Sierra Linda. View photo by Ray Thomas

Defense, big plays set tone for Lobos in lopsided victory

It’s always nice when a plan works to perfection. That’s what happened for La Joya and coach Josh Mitchell to start their Sept. 23 football game against Phoenix Sierra Linda, and the Lobos went on to a 53-6 victory.

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Lady Owls flock to course

Agua Fria brings back girls golf program after year hiatus

At this time last year, Agua Fria’s girls golf program was non-existent.

Two Lady Owls golfers weren’t enough to field a team, so Andrea Vasquez and Khrystal Parra worked on their craft along with the boys team, unable to compete in girls team events.

This season, the Lady Owls are back — a win for the school. The girls’ first match win against Westview Aug. 31 was just the cherry on top.

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21
Sep
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Buckeye runners out in droves in 2016

ANTHONY GARCIA of Buckeye runs at La Joya during a 2014 cross country meet. The Hawks were third at sectionals last year, and have all of their top runners back this season, including Garcia. View photo
ANTHONY GARCIA of Buckeye runs at La Joya during a 2014 cross country meet. The Hawks were third at sectionals last year, and have all of their top runners back this season, including Garcia. View photo

Buckeye’s cross country team is bigger than it’s ever been before. Last year’s success may have something to do with that.

The boys team finished third in its sectional meet last year to qualify for state, and this season’s team has 28 athletes. Add to that the 13 runners on the girls team, and Buckeye has 41 total competitors.

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