When you go as cold as the Arizona Western women’s basketball team did from the field on Wednesday night at home, it’s going to be hard to win very many close games.

The South Mountain men’s basketball team may have entered Wednesday night’s game at Arizona Western in second-to-last-place in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference standings, but for 38-plus minutes, the Cougars played like a team capable of pulling off an upset.

The No. 1 Yuma Catholic girls soccer team lost 1-0 to No. 5 Anthem Prep in the 3A state semifinals Wednesday night at Williams Field High School in Gilbert.

PRESCOTT VALLEY — A repeat wouldn’t be in the works for the Yuma High wrestling team, but the Criminals will at least leave town with some hardware.

PRESCOTT VALLEY — With San Pasqual sophomore wrestler Nicholas Steele, it was a matter of how easily, not if, he would win his second Division IV state title on Friday night at Prescott Valley Event Center.

Three Yuma Catholic wrestlers placed top-six on the final day of the Division IV state tournament at Prescott Valley Event Center on Friday.

Martin Sanchez made three saves in a penalty kick shootout to lead the No. 21 San Luis boys soccer team past No. 12 Highland in a 6A state play-in game Thursday in Gilbert.

There would be no spoilers for the Yuma Catholic girls soccer team on Wednesday night at home.

For Yuma-area wrestling, the 2018 Arizona Interscholastic Association State Championships were historic.

The San Luis boys soccer players who were on the field — overcome by jubilation and almost certainly a sense of relief — sprinted toward their supporters seated in the stands to celebrate.

The Yuma High wrestling team produced six individual champs and 13 state qualifiers en route to winning the Division III Section III title Saturday at Youngker High School in Buckeye.

In the final seconds of Friday night’s girls basketball game at Yuma Catholic, Valley Christian’s Chloe Fraley stole an inbound pass underneath the basket and was presented with an uncontested layup.

The Cibola boys soccer team is turning the corner at the right time of year by extending its unbeaten streak to six games and finishing undefeated in YUHSD games this season.

Thursday night’s Yuma High at Gila Ridge girls basketball game served as a celebratory sendoff for five seniors likely playing their final home game for the Hawks, and the end of what’s been a trying season for the Criminals.

Thursday night’s victory ends as a sign for a bright future for a young Gila Ridge boys soccer team.

Arizona Western baseball saw its goal of going to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction slip out of its hands in extra innings last season, but now the returning players are hoping to pull the team back into that position by season’s end.

The last time Cibola girls soccer won a region title (2011), current sixth-year Raiders head coach Andres Preciado was still a student at NAU-Yuma.

Yuma High 4, Youngker 3

It wasn’t for a lack of chance that Yuma High girls soccer couldn’t pull out its second win in a row on Monday night at home.

The Arizona Western baseball team defeated host Southern Idaho 6-3 on Sunday to wrap up the CSN Border Battle with a 3-1 record.

The Yuma Catholic boys and girls basketball teams both picked up wins Saturday at Odyssey Institute.

With bigger goals looming for Yuma Catholic girls soccer, the team was able to keep to the task at hand Friday night with a win to cap off the regular season.

There would be no rivalry surprises on Thursday night as the Cibola girls basketball team didn’t miss a beat while it downed its crosstown rivals.

Cibola wrestling will own bragging rights for the year after the young team was able to grind out a Yuma Union School District title on Wednesday night at Yuma High.

YC 39, Paradise Honors 37

Kofa boys soccer put on a bit of a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde routine Tuesday night at home.

Brian Brenes helped the Kofa (5-8 AIA) boys basketball team earn crosstown bragging rights for the year with back-to-back three-pointers in the closing minutes to lead his team to a 47-42 win over Yuma High (2-11 AIA).

The pressure couldn’t quite burst the pipes Thursday night for the Gila Ridge girls basketball team.

The Cibola girls soccer team struck in the first minute of Wednesday night’s game against Kofa at Irv Pallack Field and that was all the Raiders needed to come away with a 1-0 victory in an important 6A Desert Southwest matchup.

The Kofa boys soccer team had plenty of chances in the closing minutes to tie up Cibola, but the Kings weren’t able to find that game-tying score late in the game.

The Yuma Catholic boys soccer team doesn’t exactly play the toughest of January schedules.

Kamariah Hawkins posted an unconventional triple-double that included steals to lead the Kofa girls basketball team to a 28-25 victory over San Luis on Tuesday.

About nothing could go right for the San Pasqual boys basketball team Friday night at home.

Cibola boys basketball was able to ride a solid shooting night into a big road win at Gila Ridge (4-7 AIA) Friday night.

It always stings a bit more when you see one slip out of your fingers late.

The Arizona Western men’s basketball team had to hold off multiple comeback attempts from Phoenix College Wednesday night at home to escape with an important Arizona Community College Athletic Conference win.

The Yuma High wrestling team won three duals at home on Wednesday to improve their overall record on the season to 32-4.

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