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Northwest squads fare well at state

Three individuals and three area teams are still alive in their respective state tennis tournaments after advancing to the quarterfinals. 

Softball and baseball playoffs taking shape

Marana fell 12-10 to Desert View on Friday and it cost them the 5A Sonoran Regional championship and an automatic berth in the postseason. 

Busy Signing Day for students at three area schools

The spring signing period for high school athletes to sign letters of intent to play sports in college began last week and on Wednesday, April 12, a number of Northwest athletes inked those documents to continue their athletic careers. 

Rest in Peace Samaniego

I was on Facebook when I saw the announcement of the passing of Golder Ranch Fire Fighter Jose Samaniego. I instantly recognized his face but it took me a second to realize where I knew him. Maybe it was the shock of learning that a 33-year old father was gone, but after a moment I realized, he was one of “my guys.”

Marana Softball making moves

Despite a slow start to the season the Marana softball team is in the thick of things in their section, and could find themselves in the postseason. The Tigers lost their first five regular season games and were 2-6 at one point but have won four of their next five games and are now 6-7 and ranked 13th in the state.