LOCAL GLANCE: Hawks sweep day one of tournament
Gila Ridge went 4-0 during the first day of competition at the Cholla Duals Tourney in Tucson Friday.
The Hawks defeated Benson 59-9, Walden Grove 78-6, Rincon 64-12 and shut out Catalina Foothills 74-0.
Gila Ridge had four wrestlers go 4-0 on the day including Colt Collier (113), Levi Riley (145) and Kainoa Renaud (220), who all won with four pins.
Gila Ridge is looking to defend their title after winning the tournament last year.
PREP GIRLS SOCCER
Cibola defeats Gila Ridge
Mackenzi Michels scored her sixth goal of the season in the Raiders 2-0 victory over Gila Ridge Friday.
In their first match-up on Nov. 29, Cibola beat Gila Ridge 6-1, so it was a much-improved game from Hawks coach Jon Gronbach's perspective.
“I was really happy with the character of the team after losing 6-1 then 9-0. It's very easy to give up, so I'm really impressed with them never giving up, coming to the training, believing in the system and believing in eachother.”
Cibola's first goal came off the foot of Xiomara Casillas, who knocked in a rebound off a cross from Andi Bedoya.
PREP BOYS SOCCER
Antelope beats Mesa Prep
Antelope opened up the offense defeated first-year program Mesa Prep Academy 9-0 Friday.
The Rams saw Cesar Mesa and Carlos Maldonado each score hat tricks, Randy Reyes score two goals and Salvador Diaz round out the scoring with one.
“Our guys are improving every week and in this game our skillful players ended up getting the last touches on the ball,” said head coach Alfonso Perez.
The Rams were able to wear out Mesa Prep, scoring six goals in the second half.