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Ahead of the Game: The year that was high school sports

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Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 11:00 pm

June 1, 2005 - The 2004-05 high school season is finally under wraps but not before the Northwest and Foothills area could lay claim to 14 state titles and four state runners up.

Leading the charge this year once again was the boys and girls of Catalina Foothills High School. The Falcons won six team titles, including ones in girls soccer and track and field and boys and girls swimming and tennis.

Foothills biggest rival on the year was Chaparral High School, which the Falcons edged out for tops in the state in boys and girls swimming and boys tennis. The Firebirds topped their fellow flying mascots in baseball, however, dropping Foothills by mercy rule in the championship game.

Other state champs included the Canyon Del Oro softball team and the Pusch Ridge girls basketball squad.

Individual state titles in track and field went to Jordan Powell and Jaime Minor of CDO; Daniel Borg and Audrey Barbera Ironwood Ridge High School.

Foothills may have dominated tennis, but Torrie Browning topped them all in the Class 4A girls individuals, joining Mya Towne of Pusch Ridge as a state champ.

Those that fell short of state glory were the CDO boys and Ironwood Ridge girls volleyball teams and the Pusch Ridge softball team.

A champ crowned

The University of Arizona Men's "B" club volleyball team claimed the gold medal at the recent National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association championship held in Kansas City. Tony Ingraham, a former Canyon Del Oro standout volleyball player, was a member of the "B" squad, which won its third gold medal in the last four years. Ingraham, who is a Club Cactus Alumni, played the right side for the Wildcats. A Wildcat team, "A" or "B" has won a gold medal in the annual club tournament in each of the last four years and is considered among the best club programs in the nation.

How about them Cowboys?

Southwest Youth Sports will host its First Annual Dallas Cowboys Coaches Fundamental Football Camp this summer. The camp, designed for youth football players, will run July 15 and 16. Instruction will be lead by Mike MacIntyre and Kacy Rodgers of the Cowboy's coaching staff. MacIntyre works with the Dallas secondary while Rodgers is the team's defensive tackles coach.

Those looking to register for the two-day camp can do so at www.southwestsports.org or by calling 990-2622. Registration is $75.

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