LOCAL GLANCE: Pistone wins MVP in Williams Tournament
Matt Pistone scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds en route to winning MVP honors at the Williams tournament after Yuma Catholic beat Bagdad 45-37 in the championship Saturday.
Carter Rodriguez flirted with a triple double with 14 points, eight steals and nine assists for the Shamrocks (5-0), who play their first home game Tuesday against Gila Bend before starting play in Cibola's Southwest Rotary Classic.
Rodriguez made the all-tournament team along with teammates Pistone and Jaysn Reid.
PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL
Shamrocks defeat NPA
Madison Brazeel led Yuma Catholic with 17 points in their 44-21 win over Northland Prepatory Academy Saturday.
Behind Brazeel, Darci McCallister had seven points and 10 rebounds and Makena Zamora had seven points.
Brazeel averaged 24 points a game during the Williams tournament.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Kings offense explodes against Kingman
The Kofa boys soccer offense put on a show Saturday in their 8-1 win over Kingman.
Kevin Huiear led the charge scoring five goals, with Kevin Mallek, Salvador Ramirez and Edgar Reyba each scoring goals of their own.
Head coach Jamie Nicewander was impressed with his team but knows he has to keep his team focused on the future, not the past.
“It's really important to stay focused and get ready to play the next game,” Nicewander said. “Remind the guys to stay hungry after each game and don't look too far ahead. Our quote after every game is you're only as good as your next game.”
Kofa plays at Gila Ridge on Tuesday.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Kofa blows out Kingman
For the second straight game to start the season, the Kofa girls soccer team had a huge game on offense.
The Kings cruised past Kingman 9-0 on Saturday.
Leticia Casillas scored four goals and Abigail Rosales netted two of her own. The Kings (2-0) opened the season with a 8-0 win over San Luis.
“It's very positive that we're finishing.” Kofa coach Marisela Velasquez said. “It seems like in past years we'd create opportunities but haven't been able to put it away.”
Kofa hosts Gila Ridge on Tuesday.
Yuma High finishes 2nd in Flagstaff
Yuma High wrestling finished in second place at the Flagstaff tournament Saturday with eight wrestlers finishing in the top five.
Humberto Cortez finished fifth at 285, Jose Gonzalez finished fourth (120), Kody Jose finished fourth (182), Leo Salcedo finished third at 145 and Andreus Gomez finished third at 220.
The Criminals had two wrestlers finish in second place. Kodi Doerr finished second at 106 and Kade Cottenbrook (138).
“I was pretty excited,” said Yuma High wrestling coach Jeff Welsing. “It's kind of an unexpected finish for us but we wrestled really well. It was a total team effort.”
Cibola tops Sunnyside, takes second at Skylark
Pierre Gaud was one of two outstanding wrestlers named at hte Skylark Inivitational Saturday, winning at 160 and helping his Cibola Raiders to a second-place team finish.
The Raiders scored a rare win against Sunnyside in a dual, but Sunnyside went on to win the tournament. Coach Mike Jankowski said he thinks its been at least 20 years since Cibola beat Sunnyside in a dual.
Miguel Lugo won at 152, Vicente Guerrero at 170 and Mark Cruz at 145. Taking second for Cibola were Josh Olson (113), Isaac Camarillo (132) and Luis Nunez (138).